Graduation – Saturday, December 14, 2019

All candidates are encouraged to be present at the commencement exercise, wearing cap and gown. We would appreciate written notice if you do not plan to participate in the ceremony. You may fax this information in care of the Assistant Registrar 719-587-7416.

Undergraduate Commencement

9:30 am Plachy Hall Field House

  • Procession for undergraduate commencement begins formation.
  • Graduates PLEASE be punctual as it takes time to line everyone up and pass out name cards.

10:00 am Plachy Hall

  • Undergraduate commencement exercise begins.

Cap and Gown

Caps, gowns and personalized graduation announcements may be purchased through the bookstore located in the Student Union Building. If you are unable to stop by the bookstore to place an order please call 719-587-7912 EXT 7981 or email the store manager at

Instructions for Graduates

  • Caps should be worn level
  • BA and BS candidates should wear tassels on the right until it is changed at the time of conferring the degrees.
    MA candidates should wear tassels on the left.
  • The procession from the track area into the gym will form alphabetically within schools – AS, AA, Arts & Letters, School of Business, Science, Mathematics & Technology, Education and Graduate Studies, and MA candidates.
  • Each candidate will be given a 3×5 name card by the Records office staff, which should be presented at the time his/her name is to be read.
  • When candidates are asked to approach the platform to receive diploma covers, all candidates will go forward to the right of the platform (as they face the speakers) in alphabetical order. After receiving his/her diploma cover, each candidate will exit across the platform and return to his/her seat.

Undergraduate Honors

Undergraduate students who will be graduating with honors (cumulative 3.5 or above) will be given a white tassel the morning of commencement. Please check in at the table in the Fieldhouse that morning. You do not need to purchase a green tassel unless you want to.