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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
 

The College of Nursing Celebrates our Graduates!

Our next Convocation Ceremonies will take place on Friday, December 18


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              DECEMBER 2015 GRADUATION CEREMONIES

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
For the first time, the Convocation ceremonies in December will be with Full Regalia. 

The Regalia for faculty members will be provided at no charge by the College of Nursing.
Faculty must confirm their participation in the ceremonies by contacting Judy Campbell at judy.campbell@ucdenver.edu
 
Please let her know if you be attending the BS Convocation at 1 p.m., or the Graduate Degrees Convocation at 2:30, or both. 
 
If you need to order regalia and are participating as faculty AND a hooder, please order your regalia at this site:  https://buildagrad.com/ucdenverfaculty

If are participating as a hooder from OUTSIDE the University, please complete your information at https://buildagrad.com/ucdenverhooders
and
notify Cheryl.Gibson@ucdenver.edu via email - please include your name, degree and student/s you are hooding.    
 All faculty participating in either ceremony will be seated on the auditorium stage. 
 
FacultFaculty Participating in the Bachelor of Science Ceremony:
12:00 noon  - after picking up regalia in 3108 of Ed 2 North, please proceed downstairs to 2106 of Ed 2 North to change into your regalia.  

12:30 p.m. - All faculty are lined up by volunteers on the 1st floor south entrance to the Ed 2 South - Auditorium.

1 p.m. - Processional begins promptly and the ceremony will last approximately 1 hour.
 
Recessional - After the ceremony, all faculty, students and guests should proceed to the Community Bridge for a reception. Faculty who are also participating in the Graduate Degree ceremony should return quickly to line up for the 2:30 ceremony.
 
Faculty Participating in the Graduate Degree Ceremony -
1:30 p.m.   after picking up regalia in 3108 of Ed 2 North, please proceed downstairs to 2106 of Ed 2 North to change into your regalia. 
 
2 p.m. All faculty and hooders are lined up by volunteers by the 1st floor south entrance to the auditorium.    
 
2:30 p.m. - Processional begins promptly and the ceremony will last approximately 1 hour. Once the dean gives her departing remarks to conclude the ceremony, the recessional will begin.

Recessional - After the ceremony, all faculty, students and guests may proceed to the 1st Floor Foyers due WEST of the Auditorium for a reception. 
 
Regalia Return - Following the reception, all faculty regalia should be returned to Room 3108 of Ed 2 North.
 
​For the first time, the Convocation ceremonies in December will be with Full Regalia. 

The Regalia for faculty members will be provided at no charge by the College of Nursing.
Faculty must confirm their participation in the ceremonies by contacting Judy Campbell at judy.campbell@ucdenver.edu
 
Please let her know if you be attending the BS Convocation at 1 p.m., or the Graduate Degrees Convocation at 2:30, or both. 
 
If you need to order regalia and are participating as faculty AND a hooder, please order your regalia at this site:  https://buildagrad.com/ucdenverfaculty

If are participating as a hooder from OUTSIDE the University, please complete your information at https://buildagrad.com/ucdenverhooders
and
notify Cheryl.Gibson@ucdenver.edu via email - please include your name, degree and student/s you are hooding.    

 All faculty participating in either ceremony will be seated on the auditorium stage. 
 
FacultFaculty Participating in the Bachelor of Science Ceremony:
12:00 noon  - after picking up regalia in 3108 of Ed 2 North, please proceed downstairs to 2106 of Ed 2 North to change into your regalia.  

12:30 p.m. - All faculty are lined up by volunteers on the 1st floor south entrance to the Ed 2 South - Auditorium.

1 p.m. - Processional begins promptly and the ceremony will last approximately 1 hour.
 
Recessional - After the ceremony, all faculty, students and guests should proceed to the Community Bridge for a reception. Faculty who are also participating in the Graduate Degree ceremony should return quickly to line up for the 2:30 ceremony.
 
Faculty Participating in the Graduate Degree Ceremony -
1:30 p.m.   after picking up regalia in 3108 of Ed 2 North, please proceed downstairs to 2106 of Ed 2 North to change into your regalia. 
 
2 p.m. All faculty and hooders are lined up by volunteers by the 1st floor south entrance to the auditorium.    
 
2:30 p.m. - Processional begins promptly and the ceremony will last approximately 1 hour. Once the dean gives her departing remarks to conclude the ceremony, the recessional will begin.

Recessional
- After the ceremony, all faculty, students and guests may proceed to the 1st Floor Foyers due WEST of the Auditorium for a reception. 
 
Regalia Return - Following the reception, all faculty regalia should be returned to Room 3108 of Ed 2 North. ​

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HISTORY OF PINNING
 
As a new graduate from the College of Nursing and as a new member of the nursing profession, you have the opportunity of carrying on the long-time tradition of wearing the official nursing pin.  The tradition of the nursing pin and ceremonial pinning originated in the 1860s at the Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital in London.  The pinning tradition has been perceived as a very meaningful and important rite-of-passage.  Your school pin serves as a reminder not only to yourselves but to your patients of your desire, dedication and commitment you have made to serve others.  The nursing pin remains a symbolic medal of honor and a badge of courage.
 
The pinning of each College of Nursing graduate occurs at the College of Nursing Convocation.  The pinning is done by faculty selected by the graduating class.  Each graduate will receive a pin that is provided as a gift by the CU College of Nursing Alumni Association.  This pin will be given to you at Convocation, and is pictured on this page. 
 
If you choose to purchase an official nursing pin offered by an outside vendor.  Ted Spring will be prior to the Convocation on the first floor of Ed 2 South should you wish to order a pin at that time.   Here is the form to print and complete to bring to Ted on December 18, or you can certainly mail it with payment prior to the Convocation.  Any questions regarding the official nursing pin may be directed to Ted at 303/688-6906. 
 
 

 Information for Specific Degrees

 

 Bachelor of Science Graduates


CLASS REPRESENTATIVE and FACULTY PINNER Survey DEADLINE:  October 19, 2015
RS
RSVP Survey DEADLINE:  November 13, 2015
 
Be sure you pick up your regalia by 12:30 p.m., so you can be ready for the ceremony which will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Your guests can enter the auditorium as early as noon on December 18.  Following the ceremony, we ask that you and your guests leave the auditorium quickly, and proceed to the reception on the Student Community Bridge.  Ushers will be present to help you and your guests find your way.  Don't forget to turn in your regalia by 5:30 that day. 
 
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 Master of Science and Post Graduate Certificates Graduates


CLASS REPRESENTATIVE/HOODER Survey DEADLINE October 19, 2015
RSVP Survey DEADLINE:  November 13, 2015

Your guests may enter the auditorium beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Ushers will be present to help seat your guests.  There will be a reception immediately following the Convocation Ceremony on the Student Community Bridge. 

Be sure to pick up your regalia by 2 p.m., and then turn in your regalia by 5:30 p.m. that day.    
 
You will be asked to name your hooder in the Class Representative / Hooder survey.  Your hooder is is usually your Capstone advisor.  Be sure you have selected your hooder and confirmed his or her participation in the College of Nursing Convocation.   
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 Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduates


 
CLASS REPRESENTATIVE/HOODER Survey DEADLINE October 19, 2015
RSVP Survey DEADLINE:  November 13, 2015

Your guests may enter the auditorium beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Ushers will be present to help seat your guests.  There will be a reception immediately following the Convocation Ceremony on the Student Community Bridge. 

Be sure to pick up your regalia by 2 p.m., and then turn in your regalia by 5:30 p.m. that day.    
 
You will be asked to name your hooder in the Class Representative / Hooder survey.  Your hooder is is usually your Capstone advisor.  Be sure you have selected your hooder and confirmed his or her participation in the College of Nursing Convocation.   
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 PhD Graduates


 
CLASS REPRESENTATIVE/HOODER Survey DEADLINE October 19, 2015
RSVP Survey DEADLINE:  November 13, 2015

Your guests may enter the auditorium beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Ushers will be present to help seat your guests.  There will be a reception immediately following the Convocation Ceremony on the Student Community Bridge. 

Be sure to pick up your regalia by 2 p.m., and then turn in your regalia by 5:30 p.m. that day.    
 
You will be asked to name your hooder in the Class Representative / Hooder survey.  Your hooder is is usually your Capstone advisor.  Be sure you have selected your hooder and confirmed his or her participation in the College of Nursing Convocation.   
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