Fall/Summer 2021 Commencement

Fall Commencement

Summer/Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremony


Watch the LivestreamWe look forward to celebrating August and December graduates during the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, December 17 at the Broadmoor World Arena, which is planned to be an in-person 2 p.m. ceremony.

We cannot predict what may happen with COVID variants between now and December 17; however, at this time we would like the families and friends of our graduates to join us for the Summer/Fall 2021 UCCS Commencement ceremony, with the following stipulations:

  • Requirement: All attendees – graduates, guests, and University administrators/faculty/staff – will be required to wear a mask indoors while attending the ceremony. Graduates will be allowed to remove their masks when having photos taken. Those non-compliant with this requirement will be asked to leave the venue.
  • Recommendations:
    • Attendees are strongly recommended to be vaccinated.
      • We strongly recommend unvaccinated individuals be tested for COVID 1-2 days prior to the day of the event.
      • We ask that anyone displaying any COVID symptoms, as well as individuals in isolation or quarantine, refrain from attending and participate by watching this event via our livestream option.
    • Graduates are requested to consider bringing a limited number of guests; guests should note the arena section they sit in, should a positive COVID case be reported.
    • Graduates are urged to share our livestream viewing option for additional guests, especially those who are unvaccinated and/or immunocompromised, to watch the ceremony virtually.
  • Guest Attendance Modification: If there is a spike in El Paso County COVID cases or other incident that creates a cause for concern for the health and safety of our graduates and their guests, UCCS may decide to either 1) limit guests or 2) exclude guests and hold the ceremony for graduates only.



2021 Class Gift: Pay-it-forward

2021 Class Gifts will benefit two incredibly important funds to UCCS in Clyde's Cupboard Food Pantry and MOSAIC (Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness & Community).

Graduation Fair

The two-day fair is your one-stop shop for all of your graduation needs and tabling from several campus departments. Wed. Nov 10 from 10am-6pm and Thur. Nov 11 from 9am-4pm in the Bookstore.

Legacy Cord

Did your parents, grandparents, spouse/partner, sibling and/or child graduate from UCCS? If yes, learn more and register for a free Legacy Cord to wear at Commencement.