How do I make sure I have completed all the requirements for graduation and I am on the list to graduate?
For bachelor's degree candidates: call the Academic Advising at 719-255-3260 to set up an appointment for a Senior Audit
For master's and PhD graduate candidates: Contact your department staff or faculty representative.
I have completed my Senior Audit. Do I have to register for the ceremony?
Yes. Registering for the ceremony confirms your participation.
How do I purchase my cap and gown?
Attend the Graduation Fair:
This year's Graduation Fair will take place on April 12-13. More details will be posted as they are available.
The event will take place in Berger Hall,
Regalia (cap and gown) is also available year-round at the UCCS Bookstore.
How do I order announcements?
Visit the Jostens table at the Graduation Fair in Berger Hall, or order directly by calling or at 719-255-3247. Details on the Graduation Fair will be posted on this page when available.
Announcements are also available for purchase at the Copy Center. For more information, visit the Copy Center in the UCCS Bookstore or contact them at 719-255-3213 or email@example.com.
If I am graduating with honors, will I receive an honor cord?
Yes, honor cords are ordered for graduates graduating with honorary distinction Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Cum Laude. Latin Honors are calculated based on a student’s CU Cumulative GPA. For the commencement ceremony, including honor cords and the printed program, final semester grades may not be included in this calculation. All individuals receiving Latin honors will receive an honor cord when they check in on the day of Commencement. Latin Honor designations are recalculated once all grades are posted and will be displayed on official diplomas and transcripts.
What do the different color honor cords represent?
For bachelor's degree candidates: Latin Honors: Summa Cum Laude (old gold), Magna Cum Laude (silver), and Cum Laude (bronze). Other colors represent involvement in honor societies.
Are graduate students eligible for Latin honors?
Latin honors for Master's and PhD graduate candidates are not awarded.
What time does Commencement start?
Commencement for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences starts at 10:30 a.m. Graduates are asked to be at The Broadmoor World Arena by 9:45 a.m.
Commencement for undergraduate and graduate students in the Helen and Arther 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 starts at 2:30 p.m. Graduates are asked to be at the Broadmoor World Arena by 1:45 p.m.
How long will Commencement take?
Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours for each undergraduate & graduate ceremony.
Do I need to pay for parking at The Broadmoor World Arena?
No. Parking is free in the lots surrounding The Broadmoor World Arena. Event staff will direct you to the appropriate parking locations.
Am I allowed to bring outside items into The Broadmoor World Arena?
It depends on the item. We are required to follow the guidelines set forth by The Broadmoor World Arena. All bags and backpacks will be searched upon entry. No outside food or beverages will be allowed.
If you have a stroller or infant carrier/car seat, it must be checked at the Penrose Club Entrance. There is not room in the seating area for these items. Please hold small children on your laps.
The following Items will not be permitted inside of The Broadmoor World Arena
Beach Balls or Water Guns
Silly String or Confetti
Horns, Cow Bells, Sirens, or any other Noise Maker
WEAPONS (including items that resemble weapons)
Large Signs, Posters or Pictures that obstruct the view of those around you
Recording Devices that will obstruct the view of those around you (i.e. Holding up an iPad/tablet, Tripods etc.)
Remote controlled recording devices (i.e. Drones)
Do guests need tickets to attend Commencement?
No. Early arrival guarantees the best seating.
Are graduates limited to a certain number of guests?
No, but there is a limit to the number of seats that can be "saved," if you have plans of sending one person early. The Broadmoor World Arena only allows two seats to be saved by any one person. Ten minutes prior to the start of the ceremony, the open seats will become available for others.
Can you recommend hotels/motels near the Broadmoor World Arena for out-of-town guests?