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.

Commencement Speaker: Dr. Tony Frank

Tony Frank is the 14th president of Colorado State University, one of the nation’s leading public land-grant research universities with nearly 35,000 students and more than $332 million in annual research activity. Since his appointment to the presidency in 2008, he has overseen a period of record fund-raising and enrollment, rising graduation rates, increased diversity, improved campus infrastructure, and unprecedented research support. He was named Chancellor of the Colorado State University System on June 1, 2015.

President Frank earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Wartburg College, followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. and residences in pathology and toxicology at Purdue. Prior to his appointment as CSU’s president in 2008, he served as the University’s provost and executive vice president, vice president for research, chairman of the Pathology Department, and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Frank serves on a number of state and national boards including the University Research Alliance, National Renewable Energy Laboratory External Advisory Council, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, the National Western Stock Show Association Board of Directors, the Boettcher Foundation Board of Directors, the Denver Metro Chamber Board of Directors, and previously the Association of Public & Land Grant Universities Commission on International Initiatives. He is currently chair of the Mountain West Conference Finance Committee. He has served on federal panels including appointment by the U.S. Department of Commerce to the Deemed Export Advisory Council. He also has served on the editorial board of Toxicologic Pathology and as a member of the Colorado Climate Action Panel. Professional and personal honors include induction into the Illinois and Colorado 4-H Halls of Fame; the regional Presidential Excellence Award from NASPA, the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education professional organization; and the 2010 Fort Collins Board of Realtors Citizen of the Year. He was awarded the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award at both Colorado State and Oregon State University. Dr. Frank’s research interests have included toxicologic and infectious disease pathology, and he has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications.

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:30 am

Moby Arena

Open seating – no tickets required

View the Commencement livestream here

Pre-Commencement Reception

Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:30 am – 11:00 am

Durrell Center

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

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.

Check-In and Line Up

  • Check-in begins at 10:00 am. in Intramural Gym at Moby arena.
  • All graduates must be checked in and lined up under the department sign for their major no later than 11:00 am.
  • Please come to the Dean’s Office (Shepardson, Room 121) to complete your Walk Card during Finals Week, May 13-17, 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.


Visit the Alumni Association Grad Pack website to order your regalia by April 1. Faculty regalia may be ordered through departments.

Regalia pick up

Graduates may pick up regalia Wednesday-Friday, May 15-17, 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 return the regalia gown immediately after the ceremony to the Lory Student Center Information Desk or Moby C-Wing (intramural Gym).

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 north and south sides of Moby. 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.  (University Event Conduct Guidelines)

Clear Bag Policy

Applies to Spring graduation at Moby only

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

Water Bottle Policy

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


GradImages® provides photographers for the ceremony. 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!

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

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.

Need More Information

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

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