Undergraduate Commencement Information and Sign-up

Fall 2017 Graduates

Fall 2017 Commencement will be held on Friday, December 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Tickets are free and available for pick up from the Lory Student Center Box Office September 18-28. Students must pick up their own tickets and present a valid CSU student ID. Additional tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Lory Student Center Box Office November 1-10 or until all tickets are sold out.

Students participating in the Fall commencement ceremony MUST complete the on-line commencement attendance form 1 day prior to picking up tickets at the LSC box office.

Questions? Contact Ethan Billingsley at Ethan.Billingsley@ColosState.edu

Spring 2018 commencement will be held on Saturday, May 12th at 3:00 p.m. in Moby Arena. Do not complete the above attendance form if you are planning to participate in the Spring commencement ceremony.

-> Archived webcast of the Spring 2017 ceremony  

Line-up for graduates:
One hour prior (5:00pm)
Location: Lory Student Center North Ballroom

The Ceremony:
Date: Friday, December 15th, 2017
Time: 6pm (will last roughly 1.5 hours)
Location: Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom

**Graduate School Ceremony is separate:
More information

Regalia Orders and Distribution


Caps and gowns can be picked up in the Moby C-Wing (Intramural Gym) on Thursday & Friday, December 14 & 15; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, December 16th, regalia will be available for pick up 1-hour prior to each graduation until 5:00 p.m. All regalia pickups must be completed by 5:00 p.m.

Please order online, as this will guarantee you the correct size. However, there will be regalia available for walk-ups. Cash payments will be encouraged for walk-ups.

The deadline to order student regalia is Wednesday, November 8th.

The Alumni Association has launched a new CSU Alumni mobile app, which students may log into using their last name and email address to receive graduation specific information. Students, except for doctoral candidates, keep their caps and tassels.

If you are only interested in renting a cap, gown and tassel at this time, please visit Herf Jones to place your order.

You can also order your cap, gown and tassel as a grad pack, which includes alumni association membership and benefits. Please visit the commencement homepage and click Get Your Cap & Gown if you are interested in this option.

Types of Regelia


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 mailed by emailing a request to Diplomaoffice@colostate.edu; the postage cost is $5.00 per cover for U.S. mailings.

Announcements, Class Ring Sales, and Grad Fair

Representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings) will be present on Wednesday, October 17, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Flea Market area (outside the University Bookstore) to take advanced, customized orders.  After October 17, announcement orders may be placed at www.cbgrad.com 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.

Veteran Information

Veteran stoles will be available when you pick up your regalia in Moby Gym. Stoles are free to the students and do not have to be returned although we do ask you to sign for them. If the student is not on the list at the Veteran Stole table in Moby, then it means they need to see Jenny Pickett in the Adult Learner and Veteran Services Office with documents to confirm they are a veteran or military member. There will be a similar email going out to our veterans who intend to graduate to make sure we cover all of our bases. Student veterans who are physically walking will have priority over those who are not walking. If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact the ALVS Staff at alvs_staff@mail.colostate.edu.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or come into the ALVS office


Professional photographers will take your picture as you receive your diploma. Colorado Candids will contact you about your proofs three to four weeks after the ceremony. GradImages is the official photographer at the ceremony. Your photos will be available to view and order by visiting www.gradimages.com. Simply enter your Last Name, School Name, and select 2017 from the drop down menu. Once you see your name, click on the link to view your photos. If you need additional help to locate your photos, call 1-800-261-2576 or email at giservice@gradimages.net.

Commencement Parking

Friday before 4 p.m.

FREE PARKING is available in Moby Arena Lot 195 (grid location A – 7 on the CSU Campus Parking Map),

There is also free parking in the pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 310, which is located north of the Lory Student Center. See grid location J-6 on the CSU Campus Parking Map, and in Lot 425, which is located due west of the Morgan Library (grid location H – 9 on the campus map).

Additional information regarding parking can be obtained from the CSU Parking Services at http://parking.colostate.edu/ or by calling (970) 491-7041.


This ceremony is a very public event, reflecting upon you, your Department, your College, and the University. For this reason, we request that your behavior during the ceremony reflect the dignity and importance of this occasion for all of us. University administrators and members of the Board of Governors will participate in our ceremony. Alcoholic beverages or inappropriate substances or objects are not in keeping with the dignified nature of our commencement ceremony and are not permitted. Such items will be confiscated as you enter the line-up area. This ceremony is the capstone of the academic experience for you, other students, and families and friends. Your recognition of the rights of others to enjoy the ceremony free from disruptive or inappropriate behavior is appreciated.

Guest conduct restrictions
Prohibited items not allowed in Commencement and Commissioning venues include the following:
1.  Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs carried in by patrons.
2.  Glass bottles or metal cans.
3.  Ice chests or large coolers.
4.  Bota bags or wine skins.
5.  Sticks, bats or clubs, including any attachments.
6.  Fireworks, firearms or other weapons, or simulated weapons.
7.  Bullhorns or other artificial noisemakers.
8.  Framed backpacks.
9.  Animals other than certified guide dogs for the disabled.


If you have questions, please contact :

Ethan Billingsley
Room 107C Natural Resources Building


Again, please complete the on-line commencement attendance form.