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University of Colorado Denver

Preparing for Commencement

Are you ready to walk?

Spring Candidates

1. Visit the Planning for Graduation page to ensure that all of the stated requirements are met and resolve any financial obligations to the university.

Once your application is approved by your advisor, you will be signed up to receive communications from the Commencement Office and your name will be included in the commencement program.
2. Register for the ceremony and order your cap and gown.


Cap and Gown Pick-Up

Pre-ordered ceremony regalia will be available for pick up between 1:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday, May 16th in the Tivoli Turnhalle. Bring your registration confirmation or photo ID with you when picking up your cap and gown order.  If someone else will be picking up your order for you, please make sure they bring your confirmation.  

Graduation Announcements

Announcements are available through CB Grad Announcements. Place orders at CB Grad will be on campus on the following dates: 
February 10 & 11 - Auraria Campus Bookstore, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 13 & 14 - Auraria Campus Bookstore, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Class Rings

Graduates may order class rings at A Jostens representative will be on campus with ring samples on the following dates:
February 26 & 27 - Auraria Campus Bookstore, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
March 20 & 21 - North Classroom Atrium, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 15 & 16 - North Classroom Atrium, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 16 - Cap & Gown Pick-Up, Tivoli Turnhalle, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Alumni Association Merchandise

If you are participating in the commencement ceremony, you will have the opportunity to pre-purchase commemorative merchandise during the online registration process. Graduates who are not walking in the ceremony can also use the registration site to purchase items such as souvenir tassels, stoles of gratitude and University of Colorado license plates. Click here to visit the registration website (available after March 3).

Professional Photography

As a service to our graduates, professional photographers will be taking pictures of each graduate during the ceremony. Proofs of these photographs will be emailed within 5 business days of the ceremony. If you would like to pre-register for photographs and receive a discount on photo purchases, please click on the banner below or visit  
A banner that says: Click here to register your email and get $5 off orders of $25 or more.
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