Cap & Gown Pick-Up

Pre-ordered ceremony regalia will be available for pick up on Wednesday, May 3, between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. or Thursday, May 4, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in St. Cajetan’s on the Auraria Campus (just south of the King Center).

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. If you elected to ship your regalia to yourself, you do not need to attend cap and gown pick-up. Please Note: All graduates are required to wear Herff Jones custom regalia featuring CU colors. Graduates who arrive without this regalia will be asked to register with Herff Jones that day and will be charged a late fee.

Reader Cards

Your reader card is how your name will be announced as you cross the stage. It will be included in your cap and gown package at cap and gown pick up. Please bring your reader card with you to the ceremony. Bringing your reader card will allow you to bypass check in and proceed immediately to graduate line-up. If you lose your reader card, extras will be available at your school/college check-in table. Graduates who elected to ship their regalia to themselves will pick up their reader card at their school/college table the morning of the ceremony.

One side of the reader card has the name on it that you provided when you registered for the ceremony. You will hand this card to the presenter (name side up) on the stage to announce your name. If your name is difficult to pronounce, consider simplifying the spelling on the card to help the presenter read your name correctly. The other side of the card contains your name, mailing address and email address. Grad images will use this address to send you proofs of their professional photographs. To receive your proofs faster, please ensure that your email address appears on the card. Note: Updating your address on the reader card does not update your mailing address for your diploma. If you need to update your diploma mailing address, please contact the Office of the Registrar.