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Graduation Ceremonies

Commencement: An ending celebrating a new beginning


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 commencement@ucdenver.edu.

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 Commencement Ceremony will open the first week of October 2018.

Please Note: Applying to graduate is a separate process from registering for the ceremony*.  Registration is required for participation in the commencement ceremony.


Commencement Fees:

Early Bird Registration Fees (October 1 - November 16):
Bachelor's Degree - $45
Master's/Ed Specialist Degree - $55
Doctoral Degree - $72


Standard Registration Fees (November 17 - November 30; Registration closes on November 30 at 11:59pm MST):

Bachelor's Degree - $70
Master's/Ed Specialist Degree - $80
Doctoral Degree - $97


On-Site Registration Fees (December 14 & 15)- Cash Payment Required
Bachelor's Degree - $95
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.  


*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.​

Future Ceremonies

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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