Candidate Commencement Details

Preparing for your big day

Preparing for your big day


Students who did not order regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) before the April 5 deadline still have the opportunity to purchase a Grad Pack through the Alumni Association. If you are not interested in ordering a Grad Pack, students may purchase Bachelor’s regalia for $25.75 and Master’s/Doctorate regalia for $48.25 (CASH ONLY) at Cap and Gown Distribution.

Distribution (for students and faculty) – Wednesday & Thursday, May 10 & 11, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All distribution will take place in Moby C-Wing (east end of the Moby Complex, near the Intramural Gym). Regalia will be pre-packaged in alphabetical order.  You will also pick up your name card (used to introduce you as you cross the platform) in or immediately outside of the Intramural gym.  You must bring a photo ID.

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Parking for Ceremony

Friday before 4 p.m. – Free Parking is available in the Moby Arena, Lot 195 or (grid location A–7 on the CSU Campus Parking Map). A free shuttle, “Around the Horn,” travels to the Lory Student Center every 10 minutes from the Moby Arena lot.

Paid Parking is available in Lot 310, located north of the Lory Student Center (see grid location J-6 on the campus parking map). This system requires a credit card or cash payment made at a kiosk in the lot. There are also pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 425, which is located due west of the Morgan Library (grid location H – 9 on the campus map). Meter rates are $1.75 an hour.

Additional information regarding parking can be obtained from CSU Parking Services at or by calling 970-491-7041.

Name Cards

Name cards are used by the announcer to introduce you as you cross the platform at the ceremony.  You will hand the card to the announcer’s assistant when you walk up the ramp.

Name cards will be available to pick up Wednesday and Thursday, May 10 & 11, 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m  in Moby C-Wing (east end of the Moby Complex, near the Intramural Gym). Students are responsible for bringing their name cards on the day of Commencement for use during the ceremony.

Line-up for Ceremony

Time: 2:10 pm MT

Place: Moby Arena Intramural Gym (East of Moby Arena down the long hallway by the swimming pools).

Ph.D. students and their advisors will assemble on the west side of the Intramural Gym, and master’s students will assemble on the east side of the Intramural Gym to receive final instructions for the processional and ceremony.

Graduation Photographs

Grad Images, a professional photography service, will be taking photographs at the ceremony. Order information will be emailed or mailed to graduates soon after the ceremony. Grad Images can be reached at or 1-800-424-3686.

Diploma Covers

Graduates receive a diploma cover at Commencement. The actual diplomas will be mailed to graduates six to eight weeks after commencement. For those unable to attend the ceremonies, diploma covers are available in the Registrar’s Office (at no charge). Diploma covers can be ordered by calling 970-491-7159.

Announcement Sales

Announcements from CB Grad Announcements and class rings from Josten’s are available. Announcement orders may be placed at or by calling 800-433-0296. Customized orders are returned within seven days of being ordered. Generic announcements (non-personalized announcements) may be purchased at the University Bookstore any time. For custom class rings sales, please visit Josten’s website.