Commencement and Commissionings

Spring 2023 commencement ceremonies will take place Friday, May 12, Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, 2023.

Clear bag policy at Moby Arena

Moby Arena is a clear bag facility. We ask that all guests attending ceremonies at that location abide by the clear bag policy. Complimentary lockers will be available onsite at the north entrance.


Tickets will be required for the following spring ceremonies: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, College of Business, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, and College of Natural Sciences.

All tickets are general admission and will be 100% digital.
  • Doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony, and ceremonies will last approximately two hours.
  • Please note that metal detectors will be in use at Moby Arena and guests must adhere to the clear bag policy.
  • Live streaming webcast links are posted in the schedule below for family and friends who wish to join virtually.
  • Tickets are required for ceremonies with an asterisk (*).

Ceremony Schedule

Friday, May 12, 2023

8 a.m.: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Moby Arena | Webcast

8:30 a.m.: Army and Air Force Commissioning, Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom | Webcast

11:30 a.m.: The Graduate School, Moby Arena | Webcast

1 p.m.: University Honors Recognition Ceremony, Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom

3:30 p.m.: Warner College of Natural Resources, Moby Arena | Webcast

5 p.m.: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences*, Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom | Tickets | Webcast

7:30 p.m.: College of Agricultural Sciences, Moby Arena | Webcast

Saturday, May 13, 2023

9 a.m.: College of Business*, Moby Arena | Tickets | Webcast

1 p.m.: College of Health and Human Sciences *, Moby Arena | Tickets | Webcast

5 p.m.: College of Liberal Arts*, Moby Arena | Tickets | Webcast

Sunday, May 14, 2023

9 a.m.: College of Natural Sciences*, Moby Arena | Tickets | Webcast

1 p.m.: Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering, Moby Arena | Webcast

* Indicates tickets are required for the event

Graduate celebrating on the steps of the Administration Building on CSU's campus
Graduates celebrating their graduation on the steps of the Administration Building on CSU's campus
2nd LT Ben Mastro, Former Colorado State University Army ROTC Cadet, Graduated 2016

Additional Information

If unable to walk during their graduation year, students and alumni are welcomed to walk in any future CSU commencement ceremony with their college. Please reach out to the college coordinators for arrangements. 

What you have achieved is nothing short of remarkable. Your graduation from Colorado State University is an accomplishment that surpasses circumstances, and we want to welcome you into the alumni family! Membership not only gets you access to a numerous benefits, it also acknowledges that you are a part of a larger, global community that is here to support you in all of your next steps. Learn more here, and be sure to download the CSU Alumni app to stay up to date on all the latest news and opportunities.

You’re graduating! That’s a really big deal. We want to get your party started with a digital party pack filled with decorations, inspiration, photo props, recipes, virtual backgrounds and more.

Download and print the Digital Party Pack.

It’s time to celebrate! Share your Ram Grad celebrations on social media with CSU graduation Instagram Stories stickers (search for Colorado State University). Get in on the social media celebration with fellow Ram Grads by tagging your posts and favorite memories from your time at CSU with #RamGrad and #CSUClassOf2022. Be sure to follow CSU on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook.

Senior Send Off

The Colorado State University Alumni Association is excited to host our newest alumni! Join us at the Senior Sendoff Celebration at the New Belgium Porch inside Canvas Stadium. This event is open to graduating seniors and their families and friends.  Enjoy appetizers, DJ, and a cash bar. Walk up guests will be allowed entry with a graduating student who presents a student ID.

Thursday, May 11, 2023
2-4 p.m.
Canvas Stadium | New Belgium Porch
751 W Pitkin St.
Fort Collins, Colorado

Virtual Alma Mater