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Please arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your ceremony.

Graduation Application Deadlines 

The deadlines for applying for graduation vary by semester. Below are the deadlines for the upcoming semesters:

  • Spring 2020: September 14 - November 9
  • Summer 2020: February 8 - March 15
  • Fall 2020: April 13 - June 15

For more information on applying for graduation, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 303-556-3991 You can also visit their website at 

Cap and Gown Rental

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 For regalia orders inquiries, you may also contact Herff Jones by calling 1-800-837-4235 or 970-663-2668.

Please pre-order your Cap and Gown online at

If you would like to request a refund for your regalia (cap & gown only), please visit the Herff Jones refund portal:

Cap and Gown Prices 

  • Undergraduate - $43.25
  • Master graduate - $76.75

Additional Keepsakes Available for Purchase

Stole of Gratitude - $25.00 

MSU Denver Red/Blue Souvenir Tassel - $10.00

** Part of your rental includes your college's or school's designated tassel. This is an additional commemorative tassel available for purchase.

Cap and Gown Pick Up

To be rescheduled, more details to come.

If you didn't pre-order by the deadline, additional cap and gowns have been ordered and will be available for you to pick up during our Cap and Gown Pick Up or on Commencement day before the ceremony begins. If you did not pre-order, please remember to bring cash to rent your cap and gown and buy other additional items. 

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.



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. You may also call 303-556-3991.

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.

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