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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
 

May Graduation

The College of Nursing Celebrates Our Graduates Next graduation: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 1pm


 

 Graduation Information

 

 
MAY 2014 GRADUATION CEREMONIES
FRIDAY, MAY 23
 
Anschutz Medical Campus Commencement, 8:00 a.m.
College of Nursing Convocation, 10:00 a.m.
It is expected that graduating students and faculty attend both the Commencement and College of Nursing Convocation ceremonies.
The College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs and Diversity is busy with preparations for the May 2013 graduation ceremonies. We know you have questions about the planning process and we want to provide some answers for you.
 
Diplomas
Diplomas can be picked up at the Registrar’s Office once your degree is awarded and approved by your program and grades verified.  This may take up to a few weeks after the ceremony.  Students must have been cleared academically and financially to receive their diploma.  If you have questions, regarding pick-up, check with your program director. MS and PhD graduates must contact the Graduate School at 303-724-2918 for diplomas.
 
Graduation Announcements
To order your graduation announcements, go to  www.CBGrad.com.  It is recommended that you order announcements as soon as possible so you can distribute them in time.
 
Cap and Gown Pick-Up
Graduation regalia is required for both the Commencement and Convocation ceremonies. Regalia is ordered through the graduation registration site. Regalia for graduates and faculty may be picked up on Wednesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 22 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Education 2 North, Room 1304.  Regalia can be returned to the same location until 2:00 p.m. on Friday or at the specified Parade Ground locations after the convocation ceremony.
 
Guests
There is no limit to the number of guests and no tickets are required for either the main Commencement or the College of Nursing Convocation.  ADA needs for graduates will be accommodated through the graduation registration process.
 
Parking
Parking is free and graduates select the parking lot when they register for the ceremonies.  Students who have submitted the registration form can go back to the registration site and review their information regarding the ceremonies.
 
For Questions and Additional Information, Contact
Anapin Thielen
Office of Student Affairs and Diversity
College of Nursing
303-724-1694
 
The College of Nursing faculty and staff look forward to celebrating with you!
​Register for Commencement and Convocation ceremonies. ​

 

Regalia for faculty members will be provided at no charge by the university.  Faculty must register and confirm their participation even if not requesting regalia.  The registration deadline is May 6.  Faculty members who are ordering their alma mater hoods should register no later than April 24 to ensure availability of appropriate regalia.

8:00 a.m. - Faculty are encouraged to attend the Main Commencement Ceremony at the Boettcher Commons. (Please arrive by 7:40 a.m.)

9:00 a.m. - Shuttles and golf carts will transport people from the Commons to the Parade Grounds.  As an option, you may also make the 15 minute walk to the Parade Grounds for the College of Nursing Convocation.

Platform Party and Marshal Rehearsal:  The convocation rehearsal will be held sometime the week of May 20th at the Parade Grounds.  More detailed information will be available at a later date.

9:00 a.m. - Faculty attending the College of Nursing Convocation will meet in the faculty room in Building 402 on the east side of the Parade Grounds to get dressed in their regalia and to enjoy refreshments before the ceremony.

9:30 a.m. - All platform party members, hooders and faculty are lined up by volunteers on the east side of the Parade Grounds.

10:00 a.m. - Processional begins promptly and the ceremony will last 1.5 to 2 hours.  Once the dean gives her departing remarks to conclude the ceremony, the recessional will begin.  The marshall leads the platform party from the ramp on the right side of the stage and faculty hooders, faculty, and students, led by marshals proceed down the aisle from the grounds.  
 
Recessional - After the ceremony, shuttles and golf carts will be available to transport people to the east side of campus. 
Graduation Announcements
To order your graduation announcements, go to  www.CBGrad.com.  It is recommended that you order announcements as soon as possible so you can distribute them in time.
 
Cap and Gown Pick-Up
Graduation regalia is required for both the Commencement and Convocation ceremonies. Regalia is ordered through the graduation registration site. Regalia for graduates and faculty may be picked up on Wednesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 22 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Education 2 North, Room 1304.  Regalia can be returned to the same location until 2:00 p.m. on Friday or at the specified Parade Ground locations after the convocation ceremony.
 
Guests
There is no limit to the number of guests and no tickets are required for either the main Commencement or the College of Nursing Convocation.  ADA needs for graduates will be accommodated through the graduation registration process.
 
Parking
Parking is free and graduates select the parking lot when they register for the ceremonies.  Students who have submitted the registration form can go back to the registration site and review their information regarding the ceremonies.
 
For Questions and Additional Information, Contact
Anapin Thielen
Office of Student Affairs and Diversity
College of Nursing
303-724-1694
 
The College of Nursing faculty and staff look forward to celebrating with you!





 

 Information for Specific Degrees

 

 Bachelor of Science Graduates


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2013

When you register, you are confirming your attendance and number of guests.  There is no limit to the number of guests graduates may invite.  It is expected that graduates participate in both the Main Commencement and College of Nursing Convocation ceremonies.  Additionally, when you register online, you will order your cap and gowns for the ceremonies.  The cost of rental for bachelor of science degree recipients is $25.00, payable by credit or debit card online. 

Pinning Ceremony
The tradition of the nursing pin and ceremonial pinning originated in the 1860's at the Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital in London. The tradition has continued for more than 150 years and is perceived as a very meaningful and important rite-of-passage.  Your school pin serves as a reminder of the commitment you have made not only to yourself but to all the patients you serve.  At the convocation ceremony, each graduate will be 'pinned' by faculty members whom students have nominated for this honor.

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 Master of Science and Post Master's Certificates Graduates


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MAY 6, 2013

When you register, you are confirming your attendance and number of guests.  There is no limit to the number of guests graduates may invite.  It is expected that graduates participate in both the Main Commencement and the College of Nursing Convocation ceremonies.  Additionally, when you register online, you will order your cap and gown for the ceremonies.  The cost of regalia rental for master of science degree recipients is $40.00, payable by credit or debit card online.
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 Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduates


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MAY 6, 2013

When you register, you are confirming your attendance and number of guests.  There is no limit to the number of guests graduates may invite.  It is expected that graduates participate in both the Main Commencement and the College of Nursing Convocation ceremonies.  Additionally, when you register online, you will order your regalia, including your hood, for the ceremonies. The cost of regalia rental for Doctor of Nursing Practice degree recipients is $45.00, payable by credit or debit card online. You will be asked to name your hooder on the online registration form for the College of Nursing Convocation.  It is usually your Capstone advisor.  Be sure you have selected your hooder and confirmed his or her participation in the College of Nursing Convocation.  You will not be hooded at the Main Commencement Ceremony.
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 PhD Graduates


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MAY 6, 2013

When you register, you are confirming your attendance and number of guests.  There is no limit to the number of guests graduates may invite.  It is expected that graduates participate in the Main Commencement, Graduate School Convocation, and the College of Nursing Convocation ceremonies.  Additionally, when you register online, you will order your regalia, including your hood, for the ceremonies. The cost of regalia rental for PhD degree recipients is $45.00, payable by credit or debit card online. You will be asked to name your hooder on the online registration form for the College of Nursing Convocation.  It is usually your dissertation advisor or mentor.  Be sure you have selected your hooder and confirmed his or her participation in the College of Nursing Convocation.  
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