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Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 12, 2017
7:30 p.m. | Moby Arena
Ceremony overview

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(Health and Human Sciences graduate students participate in the Graduate School Commencement. For regalia and line-up information, visit

Graduating Seniors


Seniors are invited to participate in an undergraduate commencement ceremony for the College of Health and Human Sciences. No RSVP is required to attend.

Seniors may choose to participate in Fall (December) or Spring (May) ceremonies, depending on their availability, family and friends, and interest in participating with their peers graduating at the same time. The College of Health and Human Sciences will be prepared for each graduating senior with the Anticipated Graduation Term for that semester’s commencement ceremony (Spring and Summer terms for Spring ceremony; Fall term for Fall ceremony). A name reader card will be pre-printed by the Registrar's Office for these students.

Students: YOU are responsible for setting the correct Anticipated Graduation Term in RAMweb. Considering participating in a ceremony before or after your Anticipated Graduation Term? Learn more here, and consult your adviser if you have any questions. If your Anticipated Graduation Term is NOT Spring or Summer 2017, but you plan to participate in the May 12 ceremony, please submit your name and contact information on the CHHS Spring 2017 Commencement Walk-Through Information Survey by Monday, April 24, 2017.

Names in the Printed Program

The Registrar's Office provides names for the printed program based on the Anticipated Graduation Term students designate on RAMweb. Students: YOU are responsible for setting the correct Anticipated Graduation Term in RAMweb. Seniors with an Anticipated Graduation Term in Spring or Summer will have their names in the Spring Commencement Program. Seniors with an Anticipated Graduation Term in Summer or Fall will have their names in the Fall Commencement Program. Seniors with confidential holds on their records, or an Anticipated Graduation Term of another semester will NOT be included in the program. Walk-through students will only be included in the program for their Anticipated Graduation Term. For questions about your Anticipated Graduation Term, please consult with your adviser.


Lineup of graduates will take place in the Intramural Gym. Arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to allow time to check in and pick up your name card. Check-in will be on the north side. There will NOT be a place to store coats or purses.


All Health and Human Sciences graduating seniors will be individually recognized at the HHS College Commencement Ceremony. Only graduates are allowed on the floor of Moby Arena. Individual names will be announced and diploma covers presented. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m., and will last approximately two (2) hours. Students are expected to remain in the arena for the entire ceremony. Graduating students with special needs (i.e. hearing-impaired, mobility impairments, wheelchair seating), please contact Tracy Kile Schwartz at (970) 491-7525 or to make arrangements.

Attire and Behavior

Commencement is a dignified ceremony. Candidates must appear in appropriate academic attire at commencement exercises. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Public intoxication is not permitted on University property and intoxicated candidates will NOT be allowed to participate in commencement.

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Regalia (Caps and Gowns)

Click the button to the right or visit the Grad Pack web site to order your cap and gown by Wednesday, April 5. Grad Packs are offered through the CSU Alumni Association, and include gown rental, cap and tassel (both yours to keep!), PLUS Alumni Association Membership. Students who are not interested in ordering a Grad Pack may rent regalia online here by Friday, April 7, 2017, or at Cap and Gown Distribution (CASH ONLY).

Undergraduate robes are black, and cum laude graduates wear gold robes. Students graduating with distinction (cum laude, etc.) will receive email notification from the Registrar's Office mid-semester indicating this status; this email must be presented to regalia representatives to rent the gold robes. (For questions about graduating with distinction, please contact the Registrar's Office.) University Honors Scholars graduates wear green robes and a black stole. A list of University Honors Scholars is provided to the regalia representatives. Honorary society cords are considered part of the regalia, and are provided by each honorary society.

Regalia distribution will take place:

  • Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Moby C-Wing (east end of the Moby Complex), Intramural Gym
  • All orders placed before April 5: Regalia will be pre-packaged in alphabetical order. Must bring ID for pickup.

Note: The tassel for undergraduates in the College of Health and Human Sciences is maroon and is yours to keep, along with your cap. Extra souvenir tassels are available for $8 each.

Return of regalia will be immediately after the ceremony in Moby C-Wing. (Please note that you may be charged for late returns. Any late returns should be sent directly to Herff Jones - Returns, 1000 N. Market Street, Champaign, IL 61820.)

Graduation Announcement and Class Ring Sales

Company representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings) will be present in the Lory Student Center Flea Market area (outside the CSU Bookstore) to take customized orders Tuesday, February 14, Wednesday, February 15, and Thursday, February 16. Orders for announcements may be placed at or (800) 433-0296 and can be made until commencement or afterwards. Customized orders are returned within seven (7) days. The CSU Bookstore will sponsor a Grad Fair on Wednesday, February 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the LSC Fleamarket. Generic (non-personalized) announcements can be purchased at the Lory Student Center Bookstore at anytime.


Guests will be seated in Moby Arena beginning at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m., and will last approximately two (2) hours.

No tickets are required, but seating is available on a first-come, first served basis. To ensure there is adequate guest seating, the college recommends groups no larger than six guests per graduating student. To accommodate out-of-town family and friends and large groups, the university offers free live and archived webcasts of recent university commencement and commissioning ceremonies at

Guests in wheelchairs can be accommodated on both the north and south ends of the concourse level, with the best view of the ceremony on the west side. (The best area to drop off guests in wheelchairs is at the north inclined ramp which will take them up to the concourse level; there are no elevators in this area.) The first two rows of seats in each section will also be reserved for guests who need special assistance because of difficulty managing stairs. Signs will be taped to chairs for these persons and a few of their companions. This seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and is limited, so please do not plan for large groups to sit in this area. A sign language interpreter will be present. There will be reserved seating in Section P for hearing-impaired guests.

Guest conduct restrictions
Prohibited items not allowed in Commencement and Commissioning venues include the following:

  1. Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs carried in by patrons.
  2. Glass bottles or metal cans.
  3. Ice chests or large coolers.
  4. Bota bags or wine skins.
  5. Sticks, bats or clubs, including any attachments.
  6. Fireworks, firearms or other weapons, or simulated weapons.
  7. Bullhorns or other artificial noisemakers.
  8. Framed backpacks.
  9. Animals other than certified guide dogs for the disabled.


Guests may use cameras from the upper concourse level. Guests are not permitted on the arena floor during the ceremony.

A professional photographer will take photos of graduates as they line up for individual recognition, as they cross the stage, and in front of a blue screen for customized backgrounds. GradImages® is the official photographer at your graduation ceremony. You can review photos for purchase online the week after commencement at Or, if you would like to receive an email when your/your graduate's photos are available, please visit Enter Colorado State University and select College of Health and Human Sciences. You may enter your own information, or that of friends and family members who wish to see your photos. If you need additional help to locate your photos, call the GradImages® customer service department at (800) 261-2576 or email them at


There is no charge for commencement parking. Parking is available in the lot west of Moby Arena, or anywhere on campus with the following restrictions: Tickets WILL be issued to cars in restricted areas: handicapped zones, 20-minute loading zones, metered zones, and red zones.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, please call (970) 491-SNOW or check for updates on the University's operating status and news of any closures or cancellations.

Diploma Covers

Diploma covers are handed out at the ceremonies. Your actual diploma will be mailed to you six to eight weeks after commencement. For those unable to attend the ceremony, a diploma cover is available at no charge in the Registrar’s Office, Centennial Hall, (970) 491-4860. Diploma covers can be mailed by calling (970) 491-7159. The postage cost is $5 per cover for U.S. mailings.

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Connect with the College and your Department/School

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CSU Alumni Association Mobile App

The new CSU Alumni Association app brings your lifelong connection to Colorado State right to your phone! Use the app to keep up with the latest news and alumni events in your area. Plus, grad pack members can access exclusive discounts and benefits using your digital membership card. It offers everything you need to stay a Stalwart Ram after graduation! Click here to download.

Previous Ceremonies

Fall 2016 CHHS Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on December 16: Like, tag, and share photos on the CHHS Facebook album. Download photos from the CHHS Flickr set.

Spring 2016 CHHS Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 13: Like, tag, and share photos on the CHHS Facebook album. Download photos from the CHHS Flickr set.

View webcasts of prior commencement and commissioning ceremonies at

Future Commencement Dates

PLEASE NOTE: dates and times for the College of Health and Human Sciences commencement previously posted on this web site are subject to change. Updates will be posted as soon as information becomes available.

For more University commencement and commissioning ceremony information, please visit