Fall 2021 Commencement
The College of Health and Human Sciences Fall 2021 commencement ceremony will take place Friday, December 17, at 5 p.m. in Moby Arena. Line up for graduates is at 4 p.m. in the Intramural Gym. (Graduate students, please see the Graduate School website for more information on the ceremony.)
At this time, in compliance with both Larimer County public health guidance and Colorado State University, masks are required in all indoor spaces whether you are vaccinated or not. This includes all university buildings such as both commencement and commissioning locations, Moby Arena and the Lory Student Center. Participants of the ceremonies and visitors to campus must adhere to these guidelines. Metal detectors will be in use, and graduates and guests must follow event conduct guidelines as well as CSU’s Clear Bag Policy.
No tickets are required for guests and family members for the Fall 2021 ceremony.
Class of 2021 Social Media Video
We are pleased to celebrate our College of Health and Human Sciences graduates with a video featuring photos submitted by students. Please submit your photos for consideration for the video using this Google form – deadline for submission is Monday, November 29.
View the Spring 2021 celebration video!
College of Health and Human Sciences Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremony - Moby Arena
Anticipated Graduate Term
All 2021 fall graduates are invited to be a part of the Commencement Ceremony, Friday, December 17, 5 p.m. in Moby Arena (line-up for graduates at 4 p.m. in the Intramural Gym). Students who were unable to make it to campus for an Oval Walk Ceremony are invited to walk in any future CSU commencement ceremony with their college.
IMPORTANT: Students, you are responsible for setting the correct Anticipated Graduation Term, email, and mailing address in RAMweb.
Walking at Commencement
Students whose graduation term is NOT Fall 2021, and who want to walk-through at graduation, please submit contact information by filling out our Walk-Through Survey. Note that your name will only appear in the program for the semester that you officially graduate, not the semester you walk.
For additional information, contact Malinda Sloan by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone (970) 491-6365.
Names in the Program
The Registrar’s Office provides the names for the program and on your CSU official diploma, based on the information you input in the Anticipated Graduation Term you designate on RAMweb. So be sure to keep your information current and accurate!
All Fall 2021 graduates will be recognized. 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.
- 4:00 p. m. – Student line up in Intramural Gym (entrance is at the external southeast doors to the gym, only), metal detectors will be in use and Clear Bag Policy will be enforced.
- Students will pick up name cards at the north wall of the IM Gym and line up with your department or school.
- Masks are required.
All Fall 2021 Health and Human Sciences graduating seniors and graduate students are invited to be individually recognized at the ceremony on December 17. Individual names will be announced, and diploma covers presented. During the walk, photographers from GradImages will be on-site to take pictures as you receive your diploma cover. A formal graduation photo opportunity will also be offered.
Regalia (Caps and Gowns)
Students order your cap, gown and tassel in advance online via the Alumni Association Grad Pack webpage. The deadline for ordering regalia is Wednesday, November 3.
Face coverings (which must follow county guidance and cover your nose and mouth) are required for all attendees, and must be worn indoor on CSU’s campus.
Types of Regalia
Undergraduate robes are black (CHHS tassel color is maroon), and cum laude graduates wear gold robes. Students graduating with distinction (cum laude, etc.) will receive an email notification from the Registrar’s Office mid-semester indicating this status. For questions about graduating with distinction, please contact the Registrar’s Office. University Honors Scholars wear green robes and a black stole.
Honorary society cords are considered part of the regalia and are provided by each honorary society.
Cap, gown, hood, and tassel pick up
- Regalia will not be shipped to students. All students must pick up cap, gown, hood and tassel.
- Cap, Gown, Hood, Tassel is not a rental, the package is kept by the graduate. No returns.
- All regalia distribution will take place at Grad Fest in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center on the following days:
- Grad Fest; Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; December 16 – 17
- Bachelor’s package includes cap, gown, and college color tassel. Nothing is returned. Photo ID is required for pick up.
- Master’s package includes cap, gown, hood and master’s black tassel. Nothing is returned. Photo ID is required for pick up.
- Doctorate package includes tam, gown, hood and tassel. Nothing is returned. Photo ID is required for pick up.
Graduation Announcements and Class Ring Sales
Our partners are representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings). 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.
Generic announcements (non-personalized announcements) may be purchased at the University Bookstore at any time.
Public Health Measures
We will comply with CSU and Larimer County public health measures. Based on current protocol, masks are required to attend the ceremony.
Free Parking is available in the Moby Arena Parking Lot Friday and Saturday.
A professional photographer will take photos of graduates as you receive your diploma cover. A formal graduation photo opportunity will also be offered. GradImages® is the official photographer at your graduation ceremony.
Or, if you would like to receive an email when 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.
Inclement Weather Update
Any university closures due to inclement weather will be posted to CSU website, or you can call the CSU status line at (970) 491-7669.
To have your diploma cover mailed to you, please visit the Registrar’s online store to order or by calling their office at (970) 491-7159. The postage cost is $5 per cover for U.S. mailings for 2021 graduates.
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!
Photos and Videos Previous Ceremonies
Spring 2021 CHHS Undergraduate Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval, April 6 and 7; Like, tag, and share photos on the Spring 2021 CHHS Facebook album. Download photos from the Spring 2021 CHHS Flickr album. Watch the College of Health and Human Sciences social video recognizing graduates.
Fall 2020 CHHS Undergraduate Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval on Nov. 17; Like, tag, and share photos on the Fall 2020 CHHS Facebook album. Download photos from the Fall 2020 CHHS Flickr album. Watch the College of Health and Human Sciences social video recognizing graduates.
View webcasts of prior commencement and commissioning ceremonies at CSU’s Commencement website.
Future Commencement Dates - Spring 2022
Spring 2022 – May 13-15
Please visit CSU’s commencement website for updates on commencement plans for Fall 2021.
At Colorado State University, our priority is the health and well-being of our students and their families, our faculty and staff, and our entire CSU community. CSU is closely monitoring and following COVID-19 guidance as outlined by public health experts.
Please visit the University’s information about COVID-19 webpage to read more about the University’s pandemic preparedness planning, other updates, and protocols for the campus community.