Those who express an interest in the December ceremony will receive an email in the Fall to the non-UCCS email address they used to register for the Spring 2020 virtual ceremony. At that time, you will officially declare your intent to participate and register appropriately.
Will I still be considered a full graduate of UCCS?
Yes, and as such you’ll be inducted into our Alumni Association.
Can I still purchase commencement attire and mementos?
Graduates can continue to purchase items, like gown, mortarboard, tassel and mementos through the UCCS Bookstore.
The UCCS Bookstore is holding an online Graduation Fair, beginning March 30 and running through May 15. Visit uccsbookstore.com to have any of the following items conveniently delivered to your home:
Graduation regalia* or a black and gold UCCS souvenir tassel, commemorative tassel, stole of gratitude from the Latino Student Union (all proceeds go to the Latino Student Union)
*Because the traditional ceremony has been canceled, regalia (cap/gown/tassel) is not required. You can still purchase it for posterity, pictures, etc. However, there will be no returns on regalia, including un-opened items. Exchanges due to sizing issues are permitted.
Where will the virtual commencement ceremony live? (A URL to share)
Every year spring graduates receive diplomas after the ceremony to their address of record. This spring’s graduates can expect diplomas to be mailed around August 24, 2020.
As diploma covers are normally distributed during the ceremony, graduates will receive a diploma jacket, a couple printed program and Latin Honors cords (if earned) by mail in mid-late May.
Can I still receive a Legacy Cord
Yes. If you have an immediate family member who also graduated from UCCS, be sure to request your complimentary legacy cord (black, gold, silver weave) to have as a memento. Request your cord online from the Alumni & Friends Association or contact Lisa Bartholme at 719-255-3187.
If I am graduating with honors, will I receive an honor cord?
Yes, honor cords are ordered for baccalaureate students graduating with honorary distinction Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Cum Laude, based on Spring GPAs.
You do not need to register for the Virtual Ceremony to receive honor cords. All individuals receiving Latin honors will be automatically mailed an honor cord, as well as a diploma jacket and a couple printed programs to their address of record in mid-late May.
How are Latin Honors calculated?
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. Latin Honor designations are recalculated once all grades are posted and will be displayed on official diplomas and transcripts.
Even though there is not a Spring 2020 in-person ceremony, will I still receive a diploma jacket?
Yes, graduates will receive a diploma jacket, a couple printed program and Latin Honors cords (if earned) by mail in mid-late May.