Register for Commencement and Convocation ceremonies.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2013
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.
Anschutz Medical Campus Main Commencement
8:00 a.m. - This ceremony is for graduates of all schools and colleges of the Anschutz Medical Campus. The ceremony will be held at the Boettcher Commons. There is no processional at this ceremony, but you need to arrive no later than 7:40 a.m. Faculty will line up outside of the south end of Education Building 1. Graduates for each program will be directed to their assigned section. Students will be seated by class. At this ceremony, graduates are recognized as a class. Only PhD graduates are recognized individually. In the event of inclement weather, an abbreviated ceremony will be held in the Education 2 south auditorium. More information will be posted on the web site later.
College of Nursing Convocation
9:00 a.m. - After the AMC Commencement ceremony, graduates, faculty and guests may catch a shuttle on the north side of Education 2 to the Parade Grounds located on the west end of the campus. In addition to shuttles, there will also be golf carts transporting people to and from the ceremony areas. If you choose to walk from Boettcher Commons, you can walk directly west on E. 19th Avenue. This shouldn't take more than 10 to 15 minutes. At the bottom of this page you will find a hyperlink to a campus map. In the event of inclement weather, the rain out site will be Hinkley High School in Aurora at 2:00 p.m. on May 24. More information will be posted on the website later.
Graduates - Once at the Parade Grounds, you will register at the registration tables on the east side of Racine Street. You will check in by class: BS, MS/PMC, DNP and PhD. You will fill out an index card with name, phonetic spelling of names and other information. Once you have registered, look for college staff members carrying signs to line up your class. The signs will read "BS, MS, DNP". PhD graduates will be guided to their seats once they arrive at the Parade Grounds from the Graduate School Convocation.
9:30 a.m. - Students are lined up by their class marshal on the east side of the parade grounds in preparation for the Processional.
10:00 a.m. - The Processional begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and the ceremony will take 1.5 to 2 hours. At this ceremony graduates (August 2012, December 2012, May 2013 and August 2013) will march across the stage and will be recognized individually (summer 2013 PhD degree candidates do not participate in the spring 2013 ceremonies.)
Graduates will be given diploma covers as they walk across the stage and they will receive their diplomas at the registration site after the ceremony, pending there are no holds and degrees have been conferred. All graduates will receive the Alumni Association nursing pin and Bachelor of Science graduates will be pinned by faculty pinners once they have descended the stage.
Diplomas Not Picked Up At Convocation
Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post Master's Certificate graduates may pick up their diplomas or certificates from the College of Nursing reception area, third floor of Education 2 North, Master's and PhD graduates can pick up their diplomas from the Graduate School. Diplomas will be available for pick-up beginning Tuesday, May 28.
PhD graduates will receive their diplomas at the Main Commencement Ceremony and will also be hooded on stage at the Main Commencement Ceremony, the Graduate School Convocation, and the College of Nursing Convocation. DNP graduates will only be hooded at the College of Nursing Convocation.
Photographers will be taking pictures of students on the stages as well as off the stage. Graduates will be able to order pictures online after the ceremony.