Ceremonial Walk Celebration
Commencement Celebration Video - Released May 14
The College of Health and Human Sciences Commencement celebration video will be available on CSU’s Commencement website on May 14.
Look for an email from Grad Images inviting you to submit your portrait to be included in the Spring 2021 College of Health and Human Sciences Celebration Video. There will be a personalized graduation slideshow recognizing each graduate with your name and photo.
Class of 2021 Social Media Video
We invite graduates of the College of Health and Human Sciences to submit photos to be featured in a video that will be shared on our social media channels in May! This video is in addition to a slideshow being produced by GradImages for the College ceremony video, and is our own way of celebrating your great accomplishment. Submit photos using this Google Form. Deadline to submit is Wednesday, April 28.
View the Fall 2020 celebration video.
College of Health and Human Sciences Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval for Spring 2021
Anticipated Graduate Term
All 2021 spring and summer graduates (undergraduate and graduate students) are invited to be a part of the Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval for the College of Health and Human Sciences on April 6.
IMPORTANT: Students, you are responsible for setting the correct Anticipated Graduation Term, email, and mailing address in RAMweb.
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 spring and summer 2021 graduates will be recognized in the digital program and celebration video to be released in May 2021. 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.
Ceremonial Walk Check-in
Please check-in on the Oval anytime in the first 30 minutes of your time slot. Please bring your student ID to the Ceremonial Walk or know your student ID # for check-in.
All 2021 Health and Human Sciences graduating seniors and graduate students are invited to be individually recognized at the Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval on April 6. 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), Attire, and Dress Code
Students are encouraged to wear a graduation gown and graduation cap. However, wearing regalia is not required at this celebration. While the deadline to order from Jostens has passed to ensure your regalia arrives in time for the Walk using regular shipping, Jostens ordering is still open for you to purchase your regalia with expedited delivery. Please work directly with our partners at Jostens.
Face coverings (which must follow county guidance and cover your nose and mouth) are required for all attendees, and must be worn both indoor and outdoor on CSU’s campus. Regalia is encouraged, but not required at this celebration. As part of the CSU ceremonial dress code, students are asked to wear proper attire including shoes, shirts and bottoms at all times. Attire that is not appropriate for the event includes (but is not limited to): Costumes and masks that conceal your identity, clothing with obscene language or graphics, clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment. Clothing with multiple layers will be subject to search. This is an important and momentous day for thousands of students. In the Rams spirit, we also ask students to use discretion and good judgment so that all participants can have a meaningful experience.
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.
Graduation Announcements and Class Ring Sales
See the Jostens website for more information.
Public Health Measures
All participants are required to adhere to the CSU and Larimer County public health measures, such as respecting 6-foot physical distancing and wearing masks at all times.
Parking information coming soon.
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.
Masks may be removed only during the photo opportunities.
You can review photos for purchase online at GradImages website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inclement Weather Update
We apologize that your session was cancelled due to inclement weather. We are rescheduling for Wednesday, April 7, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. We would love for you to join us on the Oval. In order to register for an upcoming Oval Walk, please click on the registration link and select your time. Register here.
Please bring your student ID and check in by the Ammons Hall tents located at the north end of the Oval. You can check in anytime within your selected 30 minute window.
Congratulations on your graduation and we look forward to celebrating with you!
Diploma Covers and Diplomas
Diploma covers were handed out at the Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval. Your actual diploma will be mailed to you six to eight weeks after the end of the semester. Please keep your address current with the University.
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.
May Virtual Celebration
In addition to a virtual 2021 yearbook, a digital party pack and social media engagements to enhance your celebration, to further personalize your graduation experience CSU has partnered with GradImages. All 2021 graduates should receive an email from our partners prompting you to complete a personalized slide that will be included in each college’s formal graduation video. Check your email for the deadline to upload an appropriate graduation photo to your slide. If you elect not to upload a picture you will still be recognized with a slide within your college video. These slides will accompany a full video celebration package, scheduled to be released on May 14.
For additional details about all of these engagement opportunities please visit the commencement website.
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 Spring 2021 video of the College of Health and Human Sciences Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval.
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.
Watch the Fall 2020 video of the College of Health and Human Sciences Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval.
Watch the Fall 2020 video of the Graduate School’s Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval.
View the Fall 2020 College of Health and Human Sciences Fall 2020 Commencement Celebration Video.
View the Fall 2020 Graduate School’s Fall 2020 Commencement Celebration Video.
View webcasts of prior commencement and commissioning ceremonies at CSU’s Commencement website.
Future Commencement Dates - Fall 2021
Fall 2021 – December 17-18
Spring 2022 – May 13-15
Please visit CSU’s commencement website for updates on commencement plans for Fall 2021.
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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.