Fall Commencement

Fall Commencement

Fall Commencement

In an October 1 email, Chancellor Reddy announced the cancellation of our in-person Summer/Fall Commencement ceremony.

Our December 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony for Summer and Fall graduates will include all graduates who applied to graduate by Nov. 11. If you are a new graduate, please consider requesting an Alumni Celebration Box to celebrate with us. 


Our virtual summer and fall ceremony will be held on Friday, December 18 at 1 p.m. MST.
We will feature all UCCS colleges and schools:

- College of Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences -
- College of Business and Administration -
- School of Public Affairs -
- College of Education -
- College of Engineering and Applied Science -
- College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences -



Important Dates

Week of November 9, 2020: 

Virtual Graduation Fair: 

The UCCS Bookstore will be holding an online Graduation Fair beginning Monday, November 9 and running through Friday, November 13. 

The UCCS Bookstore plans to remain open until the end of the semester, so you are welcome to physically shop the store or arrange for order online and pick-up in-store or curbside. Please check the UCCS Bookstore website for hours and potential closures due to COVID-19. Additionally, if you plan on visiting the store, you must complete and pass the self-assessment located at https://healthcheck.uccs.edu/.

Visit in person or online at uccsbookstore.com to pick up or have any of the following items conveniently delivered to your home or residence hall! 

  • Graduation regalia* or a black and gold UCCS souvenir tassel, commemorative tassel, stole of gratitude from the Latino Student Union (all proceeds go to the Latino Student Union)
  • 20% off diploma frames 
  • UCCS gifts and paraphernalia 
  • Branded clothing 
  • 10% off UCCS Alumni gear 

Be sure to celebrate with your loved ones spread around the world! Visit https://copycenter.uccs.edu/services to learn about services like graduation announcements, thank you notes, or personalized stationery. And check out the additional ways to celebrate your big moment here.

December 18, 2020

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement will be held virtually on Friday, December 18 at 1:00 p.m. MST.


Celebrate With Us

Celebrate with our graduates this fall as we prepare for an exciting virtual ceremony. 

Class Gift Information

Contribute to the 2020 Class Gift. 


Fall Commencement Checklist

Fall FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make sure I have completed all the requirements for graduation and I am on the list to graduate?
I have completed my Senior Audit. Do I have to register for the ceremony?
How do I purchase my cap and gown?
How do I order announcements?
How are Latin Honors calculated?
If I am graduating with honors, will I receive an honor cord?
What do the different color honor cords represent?
Are graduate students eligible for Latin honors?
What time does Commencement start?
How long will Commencement ceremony last?
Is real-time captioning provided?
Which side of my cap does the tassel go on?
When will I get my diploma?
How do I join the UCCS Alumni Association?