Fall Commencement

Fall Commencement

Fall Commencement

Congratulations Graduates! Each fall, we will host a Commencement ceremony for graduating students. Please take a moment to read our FAQs to get ready for the big day.


Our fall ceremony begins at 2 p.m. and features 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 -

Fall Commencement Details


Important Dates

November 6 & 7, 2019: 

Graduation Fair: Purchase caps and gowns, and order invitations, and/or class rings. Graduation Fair will take place in the University Center on November 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on November 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

*Professional photographer will be on site.

PLEASE NOTE: All Graduates MUST purchase Regalia through the Bookstore or at the Graduation Fair. If you are unable to attend the Graduation Fair, regalia is available for purchase at the UCCS Bookstore during regular business hours.

The Alumni Association will have an information table at Graduation Fair. Please stop by for free giveaways for graduates.

December 18, 2020

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement at The Broadmoor World Arena at 2:00 p.m. Graduates should arrive no later than 1:15 pm. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

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?
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?
Directions to Broadmoor World Arena
Do I need to pay for parking at The Broadmoor World Arena?
Am I allowed to bring outside items into The Broadmoor World Arena?
Do guests need tickets to attend Commencement?
Are graduates limited to a certain number of guests?
Are there handicap seating areas for individuals with wheelchairs, crutches, or walkers?
Is real-time captioning provided?
Is there a designated hearing impaired section?
Which side of my cap does the tassel go on?
Where do (specific) graduates sit?
Will there be an opportunity to get photos with faculty and/or the dean of my college?
How do I order Graduation pictures from the Ceremony?
Is there a rehearsal?
What are my options if I forget to purchase cap and gown or forget to pick up my cap and gown?
Can you recommend hotels/motels near the Broadmoor World Arena for out-of-town guests?
When will I get my diploma?
How do I join the UCCS Alumni Association?