You’re so close! The finish line to your final semester is near, and Commencement is in sight. You can find important info about the ceremonies below and additional information on the Commencement website.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Primary regalia ordering deadline: March 17 at 9:59 p.m. MT 
  • Secondary regalia ordering deadline (rush home ship only): March 31 at 9:59 p.m. MT 
  • Marching Order RSVP deadline: April 21 at 11:59 p.m. MT 
  • Final changes to GradPass information deadline April 21 at 11:59 p.m. MT 

Order Your Regalia by March 17

Regalia is the cap and gown you are required to wear during the ceremony. You must order your regalia through Herff Jones.

Primary regalia ordering deadline: March 17 at 9:59 p.m. MT

Secondary regalia ordering deadline (rush home-ship only): March 31 at 9:59 p.m. MT

All information about regalia is posted online and information about academic honors can be found here.

Save the Date – Cap & Gown Pick-Up in St. Cajetan’s

Tuesday, April 25 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If you miss either of the ordering deadlines, regalia will also be available for purchase at Cap & Gown Pick-Up or you can purchase regalia the day of the ceremony. We encourage all graduates to order regalia in advance.

RSVP Required for Your Ceremony by April 21

Following this email, you should receive an email from [email protected]. The email will prompt you to RSVP for your ceremony. The RSVP deadline for the in-person ceremony is April 21 at 11:59 p.m. MT. If you are not attending the ceremony, please still RSVP “no.”

GradPass Required: Once you have RSVP’d, you will receive your digital name card, called GradPass. You will need to have your GradPass on your phone or printed out on the day of the ceremony in order to have your name read as you walk across the stage. If anything needs to be changed on your GradPass, including your name, changes must be submitted before April 21.

For Graduation: Your RSVP to the commencement event is only for ceremony participation. Your application to graduate and official degree conferral is handled separately through the Graduation team in the Registrar’s Office. You will receive separate communications regarding your degree status from the Graduation team.


Mark Your Calendar – Ceremony Details

Friday, May 12, 2023 

Both ceremonies will be hosted at the Denver Coliseum (4600 Humboldt St. in Denver).

Morning Ceremony | 9:30 a.m. 

College of Health and Applied Sciences

College of Business

Afternoon Ceremony | 2:30 p.m. 

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

School of Education

School of Hospitality

Each ceremony will last approximately two hours. Graduates should arrive 90 minutes prior to the start of their ceremony:  

  • Morning ceremony: arrive by 8 a.m.
  • Afternoon ceremony: arrive by 1 p.m.

The ceremony will be livestreamed to the Commencement homepage for guests who are unable to attend in person. Family and friends are not required to register in advance, and they are not required to have tickets. There is no limit on the amount of guests each graduate can bring. The ceremony will consist of performances, speeches, and most importantly, your moment to walk across the stage.

Parking is available to purchase before commencement, and you can purchase those tickets here. Parking tickets are $12.50 if purchased in advance and $15.00 if purchased at the lot entrance on the day of the ceremony. Only credit cards will be accepted on site. The Parking lot is located on McFarland Drive. Please be sure to give yourself enough time to navigate through traffic and find a parking spot.

Additional information can be found on the Commencement website.

If you have any questions or concerns about the ceremony details and logistics please email [email protected].

You can also reach out to the graduation evaluation team in the Registrar’s Office via [email protected], as they approve adjustments to students’ CAPP report, determine graduation eligibility, handle graduation applications, perform final degree audits, and distribute diplomas.