Fall Commencement

Fall Commencement

Fall Commencement

Given uncertain pandemic forecasting, we are currently dually planning for both in-person and virtual Commencement scenarios. Please watch for email updates.

Through your Commencement registration, UCCS will be gathering important information about the future, in the event we celebrate virtually this semester. In order to guarantee photo inclusion in the event of a virtual ceremony, please upload a photo by Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Photos can still be submitted after this date but there is no guarantee of inclusion.




Our fall ceremony will be held on Friday, December 18 and typically begins at 2 p.m.
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 -

Fall Commencement Details


Important Dates

Week of November 9, 2020: 

Virtual Graduation Fair: Purchase caps and gowns, and order invitations, and/or class rings. Graduation Fairs will be held virtually this year.

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.

December 18, 2020

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement will be held on Friday, Dec. 18. Typically, our ceremonies begin at 2:00 p.m. If in person, graduates should arrive no later than 1:15 pm. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.


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?
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?