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Candidates, please arrive at least one hour prior to your ceremony.

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar's Graduation Services (located on the 1st Floor- SSB #160) approves adjustments to students’ CAPP report, determines graduation eligibility, performs final degree checks, and distributes diplomas. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for any of these services.

Caps and Gowns

Custom-designed by Herff-Jones, the MSU Denver gowns feature the University’s insignia and school colors. The gowns are blue with red trim, and the official University seal is embroidered on the lapel. All graduating seniors must wear these at the commencement ceremony. For more information, you may visit their website at You may also contact Herff Jones by calling 1-800-837-4235 or 970-663-2668.


Cap and Gowns Rental

The deadline for reserving your cap and gown online for the Spring 2016 Commencement is March 31, 2016. Additional cap and gowns have been ordered and will be available for you to pick up the day of at the Denver Coliseum. If you do not pre-order, please remember to bring cash to rent your cap and gown and buy other additional items. 

Cap and gown prices:

Undergraduate - $38.00

Master graduate - $64.00

Red/Blue souvenir tassel - $8.75

*Part of your rental includes your college's or school's designated tassel.

We will send email reminders to the graduation candidates – so please be sure to check your email regularly!


You may pick up your cap and gown on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3-4, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. in the Student Success Building, first floor lobby.

Commencement Ceremony Photos

Metropolitan State University of Denver is pleased to have Lifetouch Special Events provide for its commencement photography services.  Lifetouch will take photographs of each graduate and then send proofs to order images.  There is no obligation on the part of the graduates.  All images can be found at For help in placing your order, you may email us at  You may also call 765-216-3601 or 800-505-9496, Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm EST.

The commencement website is updated continuously to keep the university informed about the ceremony and graduation process.  Please continue to check in for up-to-date information concerning the upcoming Commencement Ceremony.