Candidate Commencement Details

Preparing for your big day

Preparing for your big day


Order your cap, gown and tassel in advance online via the commencement website and click Get Your Cap & Gown. The deadline for ordering student regalia is Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Cap and Gown Distribution (for students and faculty)

Please visit  Graduation Day F.A.Q.  for distribution details.

Clear Bag Policy

In order to be consistent with Moby Operations CSU PD has asked that we adhere to the clear bag policy for the commencement ceremonies. This does not prevent individuals from bringing in cameras, they just are not able to bring in the large cases that accompany them. Detailed information is at: Moby Clear Bag Policy.

Clear Bag policy

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.

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.

CSU Alumni Association Mobile App

The new CSU Alumni Association app brings your lifelong connection to Colorado State right to your phone! Use the app to keep up with the latest news and alumni events in your area. Plus, grad pack members can access exclusive discounts and benefits using your digital membership card. It offers everything you need to stay a Stalwart Ram after graduation! Click here to download.

Commencement Parking

Visit the Parking for Commencement  webpage for more information.

Onsite Photography

GradImages will be the onsite photographer at most ceremonies (excluding ROTC Commissionings). You can review photos for purchase online the week after commencement at Or, if you would like to receive an e-mail when your graduate’s photos are available, please visit

Share your memories

You’re graduating! This is a REALLY big deal. 

Share away on social media using hashtag #RamGrad

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.

Graduation Announcements and Class Ring Sales

Representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings) will be present February 20 – 22, 2018  at the Lory Student Center Flea Market area (outside the University Bookstore) to take advanced, customized orders. After the fair, announcement orders may be placed at or by calling 800-433-0296. Customized orders are returned within seven days of being ordered.

The Grad Fair itself, sponsored by the Bookstore, will be one day only – February 21, 2018 – from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Lory Student Center Flea Market).

Generic announcements (non-personalized announcements) may be purchased at the University Bookstore at any time.