Congratulations to all
College of Agricultural Sciences Graduates!

The dean, faculty, and staff of the College of Agricultural Sciences congratulate you on your upcoming graduation from Colorado State University! The College commencement ceremony individually recognizes bachelor graduates and their achievements.

(970) 491-6274

For more information about ceremonies and parking, please visit the CSU Commencement page.


GradImages is the official commencement photographer for our school. Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours after the ceremony. In order to notify you when your images are available, GradImages sends emails and mails paper proofs, along with optional text message notifications. Your information is never shared and privacy is guaranteed. Pre-registering is simply a way to make sure your contact information is up-to-date with GradImages, so they can provide your complimentary proofs as quickly as possible. Although there’s never any obligation to order, you’ll save 20% off orders of $50 or more for your participation. To pre-register for your commencement proofs, please visit

Following commencement, GradImages photographers will be circulating outside the commencement venue to capture additional candid photographs of our graduates with their loved ones. The GradImages staff will be wearing red vests, so they’ll be highly visible and easy to locate. Grab a red vest and snap some candid shots!

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Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 15, 2018
12:30 pm

Lory Student Center
Grand Ballroom

Open seating – no tickets required

Pre-Commencement Reception

Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lory Student Center
Grand Ballroom Lobby

All graduates, families, guests, and faculty are invited to join us!
Light refreshments will be provided. No RSVP required.

Check-In and Line Up

  • Check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center.
  • All graduates must be checked in and lined up under the department sign for their major no later than 12:00 p.m.
  • Please come to the Dean’s Office (Shepardson, Room 121) to complete your Walk Card during Finals Week, December 10-14, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Graduates will pick up walk cards at check in before lining up. Graduates will give  walk cards to the announcer before walking across the stage.

Seating and Tickets

There is no reserved seating or distribution of tickets. As a courtesy to other guests, please do not block off rows of seats.

Disabled Seating/Access: There will be reserved seating for those individuals who have limited mobility or are hearing impaired (plus one guest) to the west and east of the graduates.


The deadline to order regalia in advance was Monday, October 29, 2018. For more information on regalia, please visit

Regalia pick up

Graduates may pick up regalia Thursday-Friday, December 13-14, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, at the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center.  Regalia may also be picked up one hour before the ceremony in the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center.  Photo ID is required for pick up.  Please note that you may not pick up regalia in the Lory Student Center.

Please return the regalia gown immediately after the ceremony to the Lory Student Center or the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center.

Diploma Covers

Graduates receive a diploma cover at commencement. The actual diploma will be mailed to all graduates six to eight weeks after commencement.  For those unable to attend the ceremonies, diploma covers are available in the Registrar’s Office at no charge.  Please submit mailing requests to; the postage cost is $5.00 per cover for U.S. mailings.

Inclement weather

In the event of inclement weather, please call (970) 491-SNOW (7669) for updates on the University’s operating status and news of any closures or cancellations.

Clear Bag Policy

Spring graduation at Moby only – The Colorado State University follows a clear bag policy to enhance event security procedures for all events at Moby Arena. The purpose of the clear bag policy is to provide a safer environment for the public and expedite patron entry into Moby Arena. This policy aligns itself with national safety trends of professional and collegiate arenas and stadiums. This new policy limits and restricts the sizes and types of bags that are permitted into Moby Arena during events. Please see this guide regarding approved items.

All points of entry will be included in the new policy. There are no provisions to check items at each entry. Instead, patrons will be asked to either take prohibited items back to their vehicle or dispose of prohibited items at their respective entrance.

At Colorado State University we want to ensure all guests have a positive, memorable and safe experience during the Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies. We look forward to celebrating your graduates’ special day.

University Policy

It is illegal to bring alcoholic beverages into Moby Arena and Lory Student Center. Uniformed police officers, event staff, and faculty marshals will be in attendance when you enter the assembly area and throughout the ceremony. In accordance with Commencement policies, robes, purses, etc., may be inspected as you enter. Prohibited items are not allowed and will be confiscated. All attendees should refrain from using air horns.

Please Remember. . . The College Commencement Ceremony is the capstone of your academic experience at CSU. It is a public event that reflects upon you as an individual and the College and University as a whole. Your recognition of the rights of other students, their families, and their friends to enjoy the ceremony free from disruptive or otherwise inappropriate behavior is appreciated.

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