Graduation Day Information
Spring Commencement, May 18, 2013
- Auraria Athletic Fields (map)
- 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Caps & gowns will be available for pick up on Friday, May 17, 1 - 7 p.m. in the Tivoli Turnhalle.
- Graduates will check in for the ceremony at 7:45 a.m. on May 18 in the PE/Events Center. The ceremony begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
- There are no tickets for this event and no limit to the number of guests graduates may invite. This is a first-come, first-served seating event. ADA needs will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Questions? Contact the Commencement Office at 303-315-2113.
- Weather Details: Commencement is a rain or shine event. Please check back here for updates if the forecast calls for severe weather.
Costs of Commencement
(includes regalia rental, taxes and fees)
- Bachelor's $40
- Master's / Educational Specialist $50
- Doctoral $60
A $25.00 late fee applies after April 23rd
Gowns and hoods (if applicable) must be returned after the ceremony. Graduates may keep caps and tassels.
Registration is closed
Online registration for the spring ceremony for graduates and faculty is now closed. Graduates who still wish to participate can rent regalia at cap and gown pick-up on Friday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 7
p.m. in the Tivoli Turnhalle. All payments must be made in cash and will include a $25 late fee.
Faculty who still need to register should contact the Commencement Office directly at 303-315-5815 or firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm participation.
Schools and colleges host individual receptions immediately following commencement for graduates, guests and faculty. Please contact your school or college directly for additional information regarding receptions.
Business School - Business School Building, CoBank Commons (1475 Lawrence St.)
College of Architecture and Planning - CU Building Patio (1250 14th St.)
College of Arts and Media - King Center
College of Engineering and Applied Science - North Classroom Atrium C & D
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Tivoli Turnhalle
School of Education & Human Development - Ninth Street Park
School of Public Affairs - Adirondack's, Tivoli
Free parking is provided in all Auraria Campus lots on the day of commencement. Avoid traffic by taking Light Rail to and from campus. ADA parking is available in the Holly parking lot (please note the change to this location) with a valid handicapped placard or by requesting a parking pass when you register for the ceremony.
You may purchase souvenir tassels, stoles, t-shirts and more even if you do not choose to participate in the commencement ceremony.
Merchandise is available for purchase at cap and gown pick-up on Friday, May 17 between 1pm and 7pm in the Tivoli Turnhalle.
Live Video Web Stream
The commencement ceremony will be broadcast on USTREAM live on Saturday, May 18 for family and friends who are unable to attend the ceremony in person.
As a service to our graduates, professional photographers will be taking multiple pictures of each graduate during the ceremony. Proofs of these photographs will be e-mailed to each graduate within 5 business days of the ceremony. If you would like to pre-register for photographs and receive a discount on photo purchases, please contact GradImages at 1-800-261-2576.
Graduation announcements are available through CB Grad Announcements. You may order announcements at www.cbgrad.com
Graduates may order class rings at www.jostens.com
. A Jostens representative will be at cap & gown pick-up on May 17th in the Tivoli Turnhalle.
Senior Send Off
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Time: 4 - 7 p.m.
Location: Rock Bottom Brewery (16th and Curtis), entertainment and non-alcoholic beverages. Click here
for more information and to rsvp.
Information for Out-of-Town Guests