Commencement

  • Cap and Gown:
    • Orders: Order your cap, gown and tassel in advance online by visiting the Alumni Association Grad Pack webpage. Deadline to order was March 28, 2018.  You will rent your gown but purchase the cap and tassel to keep. Additional souvenir tassels may be purchased.
    • Honors: If you anticipate graduating as an undergraduate with academic distinction (summa cum laude, magna cum laude or cum laude), or from the University Honors Program, place a regular regalia order. Once the academic distinction and/or Honors distinction is confirmed by the Registrar’s Office, you will receive an email. Present a copy of that email to the regalia vendor, and they will provide you the appropriate colored gown.
    • Pickup: Students must pick up their regalia Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, May 9-11, 2018 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center.  You may also pick 1 hour prior to the ceremony in the Smith Alumni Center.  Photo ID is required for pick up.
    • Wearing your regalia: Tassels are worn on the left side; your mortarboard cap should be worn level. Honor society cords may be worn
    • Returns: Please return the regalia gown immediately after the ceremony to Moby C-Wing, LSC Info Desk, or the Smith Alumni Center. Please note that there will be a charge for late returns.
  • Commencement Day Slideshow: The Dean’s Office is compiling a slideshow presentation that will run before the commencement ceremony starts at Moby.  All graduates are encouraged to submit 1-2 pictures along with short message (10 word maximum) to cas_deanmain@mail.colostate.edu. Deadline is April 25, 2018.
  • Undergraduate Career Survey: Watch for an email and give us your feedback on your post-graduation plans. Completing the survey prior to the day of commencement saves you time. Make sure your address and email are up to date in RamWeb.
  • Commencement Name Cards: Please come to the Dean’s Office in Room 121 of Shepardson during finals week, May 7-11, 2018, to proofread your name card for the ceremony.
  • Day of Ceremony Instructions: On May 12, arrive in the Intramural Gym (east end of the Moby complex) no later than 11 a.m. Allow adequate time for traffic and parking. Once inside the Intramural Gym, pick up your name card and join the other graduates in your program of study. Signs are posted to find your program. All graduates will be individually recognized as they cross the stage. Visit www.commencement.colostate.edu for the complete commencement schedule.  The ceremony will last approximately 1 1/2 hours.
  • Clear Bag Policy : Please remember to adhere to the Clear Bag Policy for all Commencement ceremonies at Moby.  Approved bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and not exceed 12” x 6″ x 12″.  This policy is in compliance with all Moby operations.
  • Wheelchair/limited Mobility and Sign Language: Graduates who personally need wheelchair seating or sign language interpretation should contact the Dean’s Office at (970) 491-6274
  • Diploma Covers: Graduates will receive a diploma cover at commencement. The diploma will be mailed to graduates approximately eight weeks after commencement. For those unable to attend the ceremony, diploma covers will be available in 110 Rockwell Hall or by calling (970) 491-4650.
  • Decorum: Please remember this is a public event, reflecting upon you as an individual and upon Colorado State University. Alcoholic beverages and inappropriate substances or objects are not allowed in Moby Arena. This ceremony is the capstone of the academic experience for you, other students, and family and friends. Your recognition of the rights of others to enjoy the ceremony free from disruptive or otherwise inappropriate behavior is appreciated.
  • Alumni Association: You have the opportunity to join the CSU Alumni Association at a reduced rate. Membership in the Alumni Association is not required to rent the cap and gown. The new CSU Alumni Association app brings your lifelong connection to Colorado State right to your phone! Use the app to keep up with the latest news and alumni events in your area. Plus, grad pack members can access exclusive discounts and benefits using your digital membership card. It offers everything you need to stay a Stalwart Ram after graduation! Click here to download.
  • Announcements and Class Rings: Representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings) will be on campus in the Lory Student Center Flea Market area (outside the University Bookstore) to take advanced, customized orders. Use the CSU Alumni Association app for dates. Nonpersonalized announcements may be purchased at the University Bookstore anytime.
  • Social Media: Send your grad a congratulatory post on CSU’s Facebook Page or tweet your congrats using the hashtag #RamGrad #CSUClassof2018.

Please visit CSU’s Commencement website for additional information.

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