Ceremonial Walk Details
We are looking forward to you joining us on Tuesday, Nov. 17, as we host a Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval for College of Health and Human Sciences 2020 undergraduate students to commemorate your graduation and many successes. All 2020 graduates, Spring, Summer, and Fall, are invited to participate. Graduate students, please see the Graduate School commencement webpage for more information on the Ceremonial Walk for College of Health and Human Science graduate students.
During the Walk, photographers will be on site to take pictures as you receive your diploma cover. A formal graduation photo opportunity will also be offered.
Please remember that this event is contingent upon current CSU and Larimer County public health conditions and guidelines. While guests will NOT be permitted to join graduates in person for this opportunity, the event will be both live-streamed and recorded so family and friends can virtually participate in this experience. We ask that you share this information with your loved ones as it could jeopardize the event from taking place should guests attempt to attend in person.
Schedule and Registration for the Ceremonial Walk
We’re sorry, registration for the Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval is now closed.
Reminders for attendees:
- Please arrive at the event for check-in during the first 30 minutes of the hour you will walk. For example, if you choose the timeslot 1:00-2:00 p.m., plan to arrive between 1:00-1:30 p.m.
- Please bring your student ID to the Ceremonial Walk or know your student ID # for check-in.
Photos and Personalized Graduation Slideshow Submissions
In addition to the Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval, you will be receiving an email from GradImages (CSU’s photography partner) in the coming weeks inviting you to complete a personalized graduation slide. You will have from November 1-27 to upload an appropriate graduation photo to your slide. If you elect not to upload a picture, you will still be celebrated with a slide within your college’s graduation video. These slides will accompany our full video celebration packages, scheduled to be released on December 18. And finally, as a reminder, all 2020 graduates are welcomed to return to participate in any future formal commencement ceremony with their college once in-person events resume.
Class of 2020 Social Media Video for the College of Health and Human Sciences
Exclusive to graduates of the College of Health and Human Sciences, we also invite you to submit photos to be featured in a video that will be shared on our social media channels! This video is in addition to the graduation GradImages slideshow, and is our own way of celebrating and sharing your great accomplishment. Submit photos by December 4 using this Google Form.
Spring 2020 video:
College of Health and Human Sciences Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval for Fall 2020
Anticipated Graduate Term
All 2020 graduates, Spring, Summer, and Fall, are invited to be a part of the Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval for the College of Health and Human Sciences.
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, Summer, and Fall 2020 graduates will be recognized in the digital program and celebration video to be released in December 2020. 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 2020 Health and Human Sciences graduating seniors are invited to be individually recognized at the Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval on Nov. 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), Attire, and Dress Code
Students are encouraged to wear a graduation gown and graduation cap. However, wearing regalia is not required at this celebration. The deadline to order from Jostens has passed ensure your regalia arrives in time for the Walk, unless you specify and pay for expedited shipping. Jostens ordering is also still open if you are looking to purchase regalia for your personal celebrations later on in the semester.
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, and 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. Face coverings (which must cover your nose and mouth) are required for all attendees throughout the event. In the Rams spirit, we ask students to use discretion and good judgment so that all participants can have a meaningful experience.
Types of Regalia
Undergraduate robes are black, 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.
Limited complimentary parking will be available for 2020 graduates on the west side of the Moby Lot, 195 Monday-Friday only during your ceremony.
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.
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 email@example.com.
December Virtual Celebration
In addition to a virtual 2020 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 2020 graduates should have received an email from our partners prompting you to complete a personalized slide that will be included in each college’s formal graduation video. You will have until November 27 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 our full video celebration package, scheduled to be released on December 18.
For additional details about all of these engagement opportunities please visit the commencement website.
Plan for the walk in various weather conditions. If the Ceremonial Walk Across the Oval needs to be delayed because of weather, we will communicate with you ahead of the event. 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 will be 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. 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 - Spring 2021
The University will hold Spring Break April 12 – 16, 2021, and all course instruction and exams following that time will be delivered remotely. The timing of final exams will remain unchanged and are scheduled for the week of May 10-14.
The University is examining options for Spring Commencement ceremonies. Compliance with physical distancing guidelines means that in-person experiences will not be an exact replication of past in-person ceremonies. The Offices of the President and Provost are working with dozens of departments on campus, in addition to the Pandemic Preparedness Team, to provide a meaningful experience for students. Please check CSU’s commencement website for the most updated information.
For more University commencement and commissioning ceremony information, please visit CSU’s commencement website.