Commencement and Commissionings

Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies will take place Friday, December 17, and Saturday, December 18, 2021.
Ceremony Schedule
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

Ceremony Schedule

At this time, in compliance with both Larimer County public health guidance and Colorado State University, masks are required in all indoor spaces whether you are vaccinated or not. This includes all university buildings such as both commencement and commissioning locations, Moby Arena and the Lory Student Center.  Participants of the ceremonies and visitors to campus must adhere to these guidelines. 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 now posted (below) for family and friends who wish to join virtually.

Friday, December 17, 2021

9:00 a.m.: Graduate School, Moby Arena

10:00 a.m.: Air Force & Army ROTC Commissioning, Lory Student Center, North Ballroom

11:00 a.m.: University Honors Recognition Ceremony, Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom

1:00 p.m.: College of Business, Moby Arena

4:00 p.m.: Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom

5:00 p.m.: College of Health and Human Sciences, Moby Arena

Saturday, December 18, 2021

9:00 a.m.: College of Liberal Arts, Moby Arena

10:00 a.m.: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom

1 p.m.: College of Natural Sciences, Moby Arena

2:00 p.m.: College of Agricultural Sciences, Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom

5:00 p.m.: Warner College of Natural Resources, Moby Arena

Additional Information

Students who were unable to make it to campus for an Oval Walk Ceremony are invited to walk in any future CSU commencement ceremony with their college.

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 and don’t miss the limited-edition CSU backgrounds designed specifically for your virtual graduation parties, all available at CSU Grad Fest.


Share your Ram Grad celebrations on social media with CSU graduation Instagram Stories stickers (search for Colorado State). Get in on the social media celebration with fellow Ram Grads by tagging your posts, photos and tweets with #CSURamGrad2021 and #CSUClassOf2021, or share your favorite photo from your time at CSU and with us by tagging your photo on Instagram and Twitter with #CSURamGrad2021, or by emailing photo(s) to Your memories will be part of a digital celebration of our Class of 2021.

Show your Ram Pride with custom Facebook profile frames – we have special frames for grads and their families. Check them out by visiting Facebook Profile Frames and search CSU Ram Grad.

If your Instagram or Twitter accounts are private, please email your photo(s) to

Be sure to follow CSU on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Virtual Alma Mater