Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremonies
Congratulations Graduates Ticketing Policy: Fall commencement, no tickets required; Spring commencement will require tickets for all guests!
NEW UNIVERSITY WIDE TICKETING POLICY:
To accommodate all students and their family and friends in an impartial manner, Colorado State University will be ticketing Spring ceremonies that have a history of being over capacity in designated commencement locations.
There will be no ticketed ceremonies in the Fall semester as there are currently no capacity concerns. During the Fall there is no need to limit seating in either Moby Arena or the Lory Student Center via ticketing.
College commencement coordinators will be emailing graduating students the details pertaining to the ticketing process for the individual ceremony.
Students whose graduation term is NOT Fall 2019, and want to walk-through at graduation, please submit contact information by filling out our Walk-Through Survey
For additional information, contact Malinda Sloan by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone (970) 491-6365.
College of Health and Human Sciences Commencement Information
Attendance and Walk-through Information
You are invited to be a part of the undergraduate commencement ceremony for the College of Health and Human Sciences.
You can participate in Fall (December) or Spring (May) ceremonies, depending on availability, family and friends, and your preference to walk with your peers. We 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.
IMPORTANT: We need you to set the correct Anticipated Graduation Term in RAMweb.
Considering participating in a ceremony before or after your Anticipated Graduation Term? Read the info on this page and consult your adviser if you have any questions. To participate during a different semester (for example, walk in Fall before completing a Spring internship, or walking a semester later), submit your contact information online at our Walk-Through Survey. Note that your name will appear on the program of your Anticipated Graduation Term in RAMweb.
Names in the Printed Program
The Registrar’s Office provides us names for the printed program based on the Anticipated Graduation Term you designate on RAMweb.
If you have an Anticipated Graduation Term in Spring or Summer, you will have your name in the Spring Commencement Program. If you have been awarded a baccalaureate degree for Summer or your Anticipated Graduation Term is Fall, you will have your name in the Fall Commencement Program. If you have a confidential hold on your records, or an Anticipated Graduation Term of another semester, we can’t include you in the program. If you are a walk-through student, we can only include you in the program for your Anticipated Graduation Term. For questions about your Anticipated Graduation Term, please contact your adviser.
Lineup will take place in the Intramural Gym.
The ONLY student entrance will be on the south east side of the Intramural (IM) Gym. Please arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. to allow time to check in and pick up your name card. There will NOT be a place to store coats or bags. Please be aware of the Clear Bag Policy and that Metal Detection will be enforced in Moby Arena.
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 7:00 p.m., and will last approximately two 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 Malinda Sloan at (970) 491-6365 or Malinda.Sloan@colostate.edu 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.
Regalia (Caps and Gowns)
Online reservations to rent regalia (cap and gown), for Fall 2019 semester, will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
The CSU Alumni Association offers Grad Packs. To learn more about the Alumni Association graduation package and to place an advance online order, go to the Grad Pack webpage.
If you are only interested in renting cap, gown and tassel (no Alumni Association membership or benefits), please visit Jostens to place your order.
The deadline to pre-order your regalia is Monday, October 28, 2019.
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 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 Pick-up and Grad Fest
Gradfest and Regalia distribution will be at the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center, 701 Pitkin Street (inside Canvas Stadium) on Thursday and Friday, December 19-20, 2019; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Thursday); 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Friday). Student ID is required for cap and gown pick up.
Regalia return will be immediately after the ceremony in the Intramural Gym, Moby C-Wing, or at the Smith Alumni on Saturday, December 21, 2019.
If you do not drop off your regalia in Moby C-Wing, immediately after the ceremony, it is your responsibility to return it to the Smith Alumni Center on Saturday, December 21; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please note there may be a charge for late returns.
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 purchase.
Construction Management students are given a Ram Built Hard Hat by the department during their final semester. Although students are NOT permitted to wear hard hats during the commencement ceremony (mortarboards are required), construction management students are encouraged to bring hard hats to commencement lineup. All hard hats will be placed in a bin provided by the department, and brought to the arena for graduates to wear for the department group photo taken after the ceremony. For questions about hard hats, please contact the Department of Construction Management.
Graduation Announcements and Class Ring Sales
Representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings) will be present this fall at the Lory Student Center Flea Market area (outside the University Bookstore) to take advanced, custom orders. After the fair, announcement orders may be placed at www.cbgrad.com or by calling 800-433-0296. Customized orders are returned within seven days of being ordered.
The Grad Fair itself, sponsored by the Bookstore, will be one day only – from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Lory Student Center Flea Market. The date will be announced soon.
Generic announcements (non-personalized announcements) may be purchased at the University Bookstore at any time.
Guests will be seated in Moby Arena beginning at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately two hours.
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 guests with hearing-impairments.
Please note to accommodate out-of-town family and friends and large groups of guests, the university offers free live and archived webcasts of (recent) university commencement and commissioning ceremonies. The live event stream can be accessed on any personal device at https://commencement.colostate.edpru/college-of-health-and-human-sciences-webcast/, accessible on the day of commencement.
Guest conduct restrictions
Prohibited items not allowed in Commencement and Commissioning venues include the following:
- Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs carried in by patrons.
- Glass bottles or metal cans.
- Ice chests or large coolers.
- Bota bags or wine skins.
- Sticks, bats or clubs, including any attachments.
- Fireworks, firearms or other weapons, or simulated weapons.
- Bullhorns or other artificial noisemakers.
- Framed backpacks.
- Animals other than certified guide dogs for people with disabilities.
Please note: no concessions or water will be available for sale during the ceremony. There are drinking fountains located in Moby Arena.
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 GradImages website.
Or, if you would like to receive an email when your/your graduate’s photos are available, please visit GradImages preregistration page. 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 email@example.com.
Commencement is at Moby Arena. Please use the guidelines below to suggest parking options for families and guests.
Friday before 4:00 p.m.
Free Parking is available in the Moby Arena Parking Lot all day. A free shuttle, “Around the Horn,” travels to the Lory Student Center every 10 minutes from the Moby Arena lot.
Paid Parking is also available in the parking lot north of the Lory Student Center (Lot 310). This system requires a credit card or coin payment made at a kiosk in the lot. There are also pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 425, which is located due west of the Morgan Library.
Friday after 4:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
Free Parking is available in the Moby Arena Lot (Lot 195), the Lory Student Center Lot (Lot 310), and the Library Lot (Lot 425), as Saturday and Sunday are not regular university business days. A free shuttle, “Around the Horn,” travels from the Moby Arena lot to the Lory Student Center every 10 minutes on Friday and every 20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays.
In the event of inclement weather, please call (970) 491-SNOW or check CSU’s Safety website for updates on the University’s operating status and news of any closures or cancellations.
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.
Connect with the College and your Department/School
Before you graduate, be sure to like, follow, and connect with the College and your Department/School on social media.
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!
View webcasts of prior commencement and commissioning ceremonies at CSU’s Commencement website.
Future Commencement Dates
PLEASE NOTE: dates and times for the College of Health and Human Sciences commencement previously posted on this website are subject to change. Updates will be posted as soon as information becomes available.
For more University commencement and commissioning ceremony information, please visit CSU’s Commencement website.