Commencement FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Common Questions about Commencement

Below is a list of frequently asked questions and our responses to help you navigate through Commencement.

Graduation Requirements
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?
How long will Commencement take?
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?
Can you recommend hotels/motels near the Broadmoor World Arena for out-of-town guests?
Are there accessible seating areas for individuals with wheelchairs, crutches, or walkers?
Will American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation be available?
What are my options if I forget to purchase cap and gown or forget to pick up my cap and gown?
Which side of my cap does the tassel go on?
Is there a rehearsal?
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 join the UCCS Alumni Association?
How do I order Graduation pictures from the Ceremony?
What services are available for Spanish Speaking guests?