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! We are excited to celebrate you and your accomplishments. 

Commencement Day Events

Commencement Reception

Come to the Table with fellow graduates, family members, and employees to celebrate our Spring 2023 graduates. Light refreshments will be offered.  Please RSVP by Friday, May 5 using this form.

Friday, May 12
5:30 pm – 6:30 p.m.
Durrell Center, 950 W Plum Street, Fort Collins, CO
The Durrell Center is located across the street from Moby Arena, making for an easy transition to the Commencement venue.

College of Agricultural Sciences Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 12
7:30 p.m.
Moby Arena

Line-up for students, faculty, and staff beginning at 6:15 pm

Check-in and Line Up

6:15 p.m. Auxiliary Gym

  • Graduates will check in at the Auxiliary Gym starting at 6:15 p.m. to line up and pick-up name cards. Graduates will give name 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 individually who have limited mobility or are hearing impaired – plus one guest. Only one other guest may accompany the individual.

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 and their guests to enjoy the ceremony free from disruptive or otherwise inappropriate behavior is appreciated.

Water Bottle Policy

Plastic, disposable and crushable bottles, empty and without a cap are permissible.

Clear Bag Policy

For all guests, faculty, staff, and students

The Clear Bag Policy will be in effect and enforced by metal detectors for Commencement Ceremonies at Moby Arena. Approved bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and should not exceed 12” x 6″ x 12”.


Deadline for ordering regalia is Tuesday, March 28

Order your cap, gown and tassel in advance online via the commencement homepage and click Get Your Cap & Gown.

Regalia Pick-Up

All regalia distribution will take place at Grad Fest in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center on the following days:

  • Wednesday, May 10; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 11; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, May 12; 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

More info available on the Grad Fest website


GradImages® provides photographers for the ceremony. Following commencement, GradImages photographers will circulate outside the commencement venue to capture additional candid photographs of our graduates with their loved ones. The GradImages staff will wear identifying vests, so they’ll be highly visible and easy to locate. Grab a representative in a vest and snap some candid shots!

You may review photos for purchase online the week after commencement at To receive an email when your photos are available, visit For additional information, please contact (800) 261-2576 or

Ceremony Livestream and Recording

The event will be both live streamed and recorded, so family and friends can virtually participate in the experience. Information and links to the livestream and recordings will be available on the CSU Commencement website.


Diploma Covers

Graduates receive a diploma cover at Commencement. The actual diploma will be mailed to all graduates six to eight weeks after Commencement to the address listed in ARIESweb. 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.

Please check that your current mailing address is up to date in Ram Web.

Need More Information?

Please visit the University’s Commencement webpage for additional information.
Please contact us at or (970) 491-6274 with any questions.