Graduation Ceremony

Each graduating student is permitted 2 guests. A guest is a person of any age, including babies sitting on an adult lap, for the purposes of public health restrictions. Adams State will continue to recognize and emphasize its COVID-19 health and safety protocols for the outdoor ceremonies. Masks for all participants and guests will be required for each ceremony. Seating with six-feet social distance between parties will be established in the stadium.

Undergraduate Ceremony

Graduate Ceremony

All graduates are encouraged to celebrate with others by sharing graduation on social media with the hashtag #AdamsStateGrad2021.

Cap and Gown

Order 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.

Undergraduate Honors

Undergraduate students who will be graduating with honors (cumulative 3.5 or above) should request a white tassel for the records office.