Commencement

Congratulations graduates! Spring ceremonies and commissionings are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 17-19, 2019.

Regalia
Regalia ordering for Spring 2019 ceremonies is now available. More info.

Webcasts
Webcasts for the ceremonies will be available for each college.

Grad Pack graphic

Moby Arena Guest Entrance Map
Doors will open 1 hour before each ceremony. Following the ceremony, we ask that family and friends meet their graduates outside of Moby so that CSU is able to prepare the arena for the remaining ceremonies.

Moby Arena Students Entrance Map
The graduate/student entrance will be located on the southeast corner of the Auxiliary Gym at Moby Arena. The Auxiliary Gym is the attached building located south of Moby. We ask that all graduating students meet their family and friends outside of Moby following the ceremony, so that CSU is able to prepare the arena for the remaining ceremonies. Please bring only necessary items, as graduates are expected to abide by Moby Arena Policies.

New Moby Arena Policies

Lory Student Center Guest Entrance Map

Ceremony Schedule

Friday, May 17, 2019

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Program8:00 a.m. - Moby Arena
Air Force ROTC Commissioning8:00 a.m. - Lory Student Center, Ballroom AB
Army ROTC Commissioning10:00 a.m. - Lory Student Center, Ballroom CD
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering11:30 a.m. - Moby Arena
University Honors Recognition Ceremony1:45 p.m. - Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom

The Graduate School3:30 p.m. - Moby Arena
College of Health and Human Sciences
(This ceremony is a ticketed event that requires tickets. Visit the college webpage for more info.)
7:30 p.m. - Moby Arena

Saturday, May 18, 2019

College of Natural Sciences8:00 a.m. - Moby Arena
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences9:00 a.m. - Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom
College of Agricultural Sciences11:30 a.m. - Moby Arena
Warner College of Natural Resources3:30 p.m. - Moby Arena
College of Business
(This ceremony is a ticketed event that requires tickets. Visit the college webpage for more info.)
7:30 p.m. - Moby Arena

Sunday, May 19, 2019

College of Liberal Arts I *9:00 a.m. - Moby Arena
College of Liberal Arts II ** 1:00 p.m. - Moby Arena

* College of Liberal Arts I: Anthropology, Art and Art History, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Ethnic Studies, History
** College of Liberal Arts II: Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, International Studies, Journalism and Media Communication, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Music, Theatre and Dance, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology

Moby Arena Policies

Clear Bag Policy & Metal Detectors 

A clear bag policy will be in effect for the ceremonies held at Moby Arena this fall. Colorado State implemented a clear bag policy for all events at Moby Arena to enhance event security procedures, to provide a safer environment for the public, and to expedite patron entry into Moby Arena. This new policy limits and restricts the sizes and types of bags that are permitted into Moby during events.

We highly encourage patrons to leave prohibited items in their car, or dispose of prohibited items at their respective entrance. For guests’ convenience, complementary lockers will be available to guests outside of the North entrance for any item that is not permitted into the Arena.

New to Moby Arena are metal detectors for guests to pass through before entering. Alternative accommodations for screening will be available for those who need it.

At Colorado State University we want to ensure all guests have a positive, memorable and safe experience during Commencement. We look forward to celebrating your graduates’ special day.

Water bottle policy

Plastic, disposable and crushable bottles, empty and without a cap are permissible.

Share your memories

You’re graduating! This is a REALLY big deal. 

Share away on social media using hashtag #RamGrad

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A Colorado State graduate poses with Cam the Ram on the Oval during Commencement weekend, May 2017