Congratulations on your big day! Below is information specific to the Graduate School Commencement ceremony. You will also be directed to the University’s Commencement website for information that applies to all commencement ceremonies.
Order your cap, gown and tassel in advance online via the commencement homepage and click Get Your Cap & Gown. The deadline to order was March 30. You may purchase your regalia items during Grad Fest May 11-15.
Student regalia will not be shipped. Students must pick up cap, gown, and tassel.
Cap and Gown Distribution (for students and faculty)
All regalia distribution will take place at Grad Fest in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center on the following days:
- Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 – 12, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, May 13, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- CSU is actively monitoring the status of COVID-19 and will follow university policy during Grad Fest and regalia pick up inside the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center.
- Photo ID is required for pick up.
You will receive your name card at regalia distribution and are responsible for bringing the name card to the ceremony. If your pre-printed name card is misplace, please notify a staff member in Moby Arena Intramural Gym as soon as you arrive to lineup.
Name cards are used by the announcer to introduce you as you cross the platform at the ceremony. Please hand your name card to the announcer’s assistant when you walk up the ramp.
Line up for Ceremony
Time: Line up at 10:45 a.m.
Place: Moby Arena Intramural Gym, enter at the Southeast entrance of Moby Arena Intramural Gym as indicated on the Commencement Moby Map for Students.
Event Conduct Guidelines and Clear Bag Policy
Colorado State University announced the implementation of a clear bag policy in 2017 to enhance event security procedures for all events at Moby Arena. The purpose of the clear bag policy is to provide a safer environment for the public and expedite patron entry into Moby Arena. This policy aligns itself with the safety trends of professional and collegiate arenas and stadiums nationwide. This new policy limits and restricts the sizes and types of bags that are permitted into Moby Arena during events.
All points of entry will be included under the new policy.
Beginning Thursday, March 3, CSU will no longer require masks to be worn in indoor areas on our Larimer County campuses. Wearing a mask will be a personal choice rather than a university requirement and we will respect everyone’s personal choice. For additional COVID-19 protocols please visit: https://covid.colostate.edu/
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!
Visit the Parking for Commencement webpage for more information.
GradImages will be the onsite photographer. You can review photos for purchase online the week after commencement. Or, if you would like to receive an email when your graduate’s photos are available, please preregister. You may also visit the website in advance and enter your email for a discount coupon.
Share your memories
You’re graduating! This is a REALLY big deal.
Share away on social media using hashtag #RamGrad.
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
Generic announcements (non-personalized announcements) may be purchased at the University Bookstore at any time. Visit the Commencement website for additional announcement and information.