We are so proud of the many accomplishments of our 2020 Ram graduates. While the current global pandemic is beyond what anyone could have predicted, dozens of CSU departments are working together to celebrate the students who graduated within the 2020 year.

In May, we released multiple virtual celebration opportunities for the Spring and Summer graduates Please enjoy these videos at your leisure. We will also be offering similar celebrations for the Fall 2020 graduates. Those initiatives include individual college celebration videos, social media initiatives and the 2020 virtual yearbook.

All 2020 graduates will also be provided the opportunity to create their own personalized slides that will be included in the videos that will be released in December. In addition, 2020 graduating students are gifted with their first year of Alumni Association membership at no cost. Membership not only provides access to a numerous benefits, it also acknowledges that graduates are a part of a larger, global community that offers support in life’s next steps.

Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval, week of Nov. 16


We are also excited to announce, assuming CSU and Larimer County public health conditions continue to allow, that all 2020 graduates are provided the opportunity to participate in a Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval with fellow graduates prior to the fall break the week of Nov. 16. For those graduating with a Ph.D., the ceremonial walk will not include a hooding ceremony in order to maintain physical distancing guidelines. We are currently working to build a schedule that will create space for everyone to walk while maintaining physical distance. While guests will not be permitted, the ceremonial walk will be recorded so the experience can be shared virtually with family and friends. Expect more information about this opportunity in the coming weeks.

During the Oval experience, photographers will be on site to take pictures as students receive a diploma cover. Formal graduation pictures will also be offered. Regalia is encouraged, but not required at this celebration. As part of the CSU ceremonial dress code, students are asked to wear proper attire including shoes, shirts and bottoms at all times. Attire that is not appropriate for the event includes (but is not limited to): Costumes and masks that conceal your identity, clothing with obscene language or graphics, clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment. Face coverings (which must follow county guidance and cover your nose and mouth) are required for all attendees, and must be worn both indoor and outdoor on CSU’s campus. Clothing with multiple layers will be subject to search. This is an important and momentous day for thousands of students. In the Rams spirit, we also ask students to use discretion and good judgment so that all participants can have a meaningful experience.

If students are unable to make it to campus during this week, they are invited to walk in any future CSU commencement ceremony with their college. When future schedules are released, contact the college commencement coordinator to finalize the details.

Cap and Gown

As your Alumni Association, we are proud to offer you the opportunity to purchase traditional cap and gown regalia for this momentous occasion. Regalia orders must be placed by Oct. 2 for regalia to be received in time for the Walk the Oval experience scheduled for the week of Nov. 16. Get your regalia here, and be sure to check out the graduation accessories like a diploma frame and stole.

Alumni Association Membership

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 with a gift! We are so excited to provide all 2020 graduates with your first year of Alumni Association membership at no cost to you. 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.

Digital Celebration Party Pack

You’re graduating! That’s a really big deal. Though it will look different than what you probably had in mind, the cause for celebration is possibly more meaningful than ever before. As such, we wanted to get your party started with a digital party pack filled with decorations, inspiration, photo props, recipes, 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 #CSURamGrad2020 and #CSUClassOf2020.

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 2020.

2020 Virtual Yearbook

A special virtual yearbook has been created just for the Class of 2020. Ram grads can access the yearbook using their CSU email.

We hope this yearbook serves as a way for you to stay connected to your classmates, celebrate each other’s accomplishments, and share some of your own. You are invited to craft a page in the yearbook dedicated to your legacy at CSU, and hope your page will highlight what makes you unique, and what ties you to the broader Ram community. Once your page is created, we further invite you to explore your classmate’s pages and continue to connect around the pride, legacies, and traditions that tie us all together.

Share Your Memories

Ram grads, share your favorite photo from your time at CSU and with us by tagging your photo on Instagram and Twitter with #CSURamGrad2020, or by emailing photo(s) to socialmedia@colostate.edu. Your memories will be part of a digital celebration of our Class of 2020.

If your Instagram or Twitter accounts are private, please email your photo(s) to socialmedia@colostate.edu.

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