Commencement honors the achievement of one's academic goals and the beginning of the next vocational commitment. CU Denver ceremonies occur twice a year in December and May. Summer graduates are invited to participate in the fall ceremony. Tickets are not required for either commencement ceremony.
Information on this website is intended to answer questions about the commencement ceremony for graduates, attendees and faculty. If you are unable to find the information you are seeking on this site, please contact the Commencement Office at 303-315-2113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective graduates should click on the "Apply for Graduation" link at left to ensure that all requirements have been met prior to registering for commencement.
FALL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
9:00AM, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018
COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER, HALL A (MAP)
Registration for the Fall 2018 CU Denver Commencement Ceremony is now closed. If you would still like to participate in the ceremony, you may register at cap and gown pick-up on Friday, December 14th from 1-7pm in the Colorado Convention Center Lower Lobby A. Please note that all payments must be made in cash and will be charged the on-site fees listed below.
Please Note: Applying to graduate is a separate process from registering for the ceremony*. Registration is required for participation in the commencement ceremony and includes your regalia rental for the ceremony.
Early Bird Registration Fees (October - November 16 at 9:59pm MST):
Bachelor's Degree - $45
Master's/Ed Specialist Degree - $55
Doctoral Degree - $72Standard Registration Fees (November 17 - November 30; Registration closes on November 30 at 9:59pm MST):
Bachelor's Degree - $70
On-Site Registration Fees (December 14 & 15)- Cash Payment RequiredBachelor's Degree - $95
Master's/Ed Specialist Degree - $80
Doctoral Degree - $97
Master's/Ed Specialist Degree - $105
Doctoral Degree - $122
Commencement fees include cap and gown rental, a participation fee and
all taxes and fees. Gowns and hoods (if applicable) must be returned
after the ceremony. Graduates may keep caps and tassels. Please click here for information about academic regalia
. Regalia must be rented through CU Denver's official regalia provider, Herff Jones.
All CU Denver graduates wear custom rental regalia showcasing CU's colors.
*Applying to graduate is a separate process from registering to participate in the ceremony. Click the link on the left side of the page for information about applying to graduate for the spring term.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019