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You must regularly monitor ConnectU account for messages and information regarding preparation for the graduation process and the Commencement Ceremony. You will be sent reminder e-mails messages throughout the semester with information on cap and gown rental, graduation honors, graduation announcements, class rings, reporting time at the Colorado Convention Center, maps, etc.


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.

Application for Graduation

In order to determine eligibility to graduate, all Seniors must fill out a Graduation Application. The Graduation Application deadline for Spring 2015 has passed (Friday, February 6, 2015).

If you miss the deadline, you will need to apply for a subsequent semester.  There are no exceptions for late graduation applications. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this deadline, please contact Graduation Services in the Office of the Registrar at 303-556-3985.  

For more information regarding the application and degree requirements, visit Graduation Evaluation

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 Gown Pre-order

The deadline for reserving your cap and gown online is April 1, 2015. Additional cap and gowns have been ordered and will be available for you to pick up at the Grad Finalé.  If you did not pre-order, please remember to bring cash to rent your cap and gown and buy other additional items. 

Cap and gown prices:

Undergraduate - $36.00

Master graduate - $64.00

Red/Blue souvenir tassel - $8.75

*Part of your rental includes your school's designated tassel

There will also be honor cords and extra degree tassels available during Grad Finalé.  Please remember to bring cash to buy those specific items.  We will send email reminders to the graduation candidates – so be sure to check your email regularly!


Grad Finalé

Come pick up your regalia!

Location: Student Success Building, 1st and 2nd floor lobbies

Dates: Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6

Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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 Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony.