Cap held my graduate on the Oval during Commencement weekend.


At Colorado State University, our priority is the health and well-being of our students and their families, our faculty and staff, and our entire CSU community. CSU is closely monitoring and following COVID-19 guidance as outlined by public health experts.

After much consideration, we have made the very difficult but necessary decision to postpone the Spring 2020 ceremonies. Recognizing the important milestone of being a part of the formal commencement ceremony, the spring and summer graduates will be invited to walk alongside fellow Rams during the Fall 2020 ceremonies. 

With the decision to unite both May and December ceremonies, we anticipate releasing an updated Fall 2020 schedule as we are able.

Please visit the University’s information about COVID-19 webpage to read more about the University’s pandemic preparedness planning, other updates, and protocols for the campus community, including President McConnell’s most recent message to campus.


For questions regarding the transfer of your regalia order to the December ceremonies or regalia refunds, please email

Cap and gown info.

Spring Ceremony Schedule

Friday, May 15, 2020

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Program8:00 a.m. - Moby Arena
Air Force ROTC Commissioning8:00 a.m. - Lory Student Center, Ballroom CD
Army ROTC Commissioning10:00 a.m. - Lory Student Center, Ballroom AB
The Graduate School11:30 a.m. - Moby Arena
University Honors Recognition Ceremony2:00 p.m. - Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom

College of Agricultural Sciences3:30 p.m. - Moby Arena
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences*
*This ceremony is a ticketed event that will require tickets.
6:00 p.m. - Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom
College of Natural Sciences7:30 p.m. - Moby Arena

Saturday, May 16, 2020

College of Business*
*This ceremony is a ticketed event that will require tickets.
8:00 a.m. - Moby Arena
College of Health and Human Sciences*
* This ceremony is a ticketed event that will require tickets.
12:00 p.m. - Moby Arena
Warner College of Natural Resources4:00 p.m. - Moby Arena
Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering
7:30 p.m. - Moby Arena

Sunday, May 17, 2020

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

Entrance Maps for Commencement Venues

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.

Lory Student Center Guest Entrance Map

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

Be sure to follow CSU on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (add ColoradoStateU). 

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