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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SPRING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
TIVOLI QUAD, AURARIA CAMPUS (MAP)
Online registration for the spring ceremony will open on March 1.*
Early Bird Registration Fees (March 1 - April 17):
Bachelor's Degree - $45
Master's/Ed Specialist Degree - $55
Doctoral Degree - $65
Standard Registration Fees (April 18 - May 1; Registration closes on May 1st):
Bachelor's Degree - $70
Master's/Ed Specialist Degree - $80
Doctoral Degree - $90
On-Site Registration Fees (May 12)
Bachelor's Degree - $95
Master's/Ed Specialist Degree - $105
Doctoral Degree - $115
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.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Saturday, May 12, 2018
*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.