A Message to the Class of 2020
Congratulations on your outstanding achievement! Although we wish we were able to honor you in person, we’re excited to be celebrating you and your amazing accomplishment with a College of Health and Human Sciences graduation video.
We know how hard you have worked to reach this day. Classes, internships, labs, projects, service-learning, and long nights of studying for exams have been a part of your journey. You’ve grown through experiences with education abroad, community service, jobs, and volunteer work. And the lifelong friends you have made along the way accompanied and supported you through it all.
Nothing can take these achievements and experiences away from you. CSU will always be here for you, and you’ll always be a part of our Ramily.
Take this time to pause and celebrate all that you’ve accomplished! Once again, our heartfelt congratulations goes out to each of you. Go Rams!
Lise Youngblade, Dean
Class of 2020 - Photo Slideshow Dear Class of 2020 in the CSU College of Health and Human Sciences
May 16, 2020 is a special day.
We planned…and wanted…to recognize you in person that day, but the need to keep everyone safe during the pandemic intervened. So instead, we kept our heads high and celebrated apart virtually.
Four years of lessons, challenges, tears, and laughter 💚💛 The ending was unexpected, but that’s what makes memories so much sweeter.
Watch below a letter to our CHHS Class of 2020.
Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies
Congratulations Graduates Ticketing Policy and Information
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from CSU! This is an outstanding accomplishment and you should be proud. Because of space limitations in Moby Arena, this will be a ticketed event. To accommodate all students and their family and friends in an impartial manner, and for the safety of all guests, all CHHS students whose anticipated graduation term is Spring, Summer, or Fall 2020 on RamWeb, will receive tickets for graduation. Any persons 2 years of age and older must have a ticket to enter the venue. Younger than 2 may enter without a ticket as a lap child, resting on an adult’s lap for the duration of the ceremony. Tickets are general admission only, not replaceable, has no monetary value, and single use only*.
Tickets will be distributed through the CSU Athletics Department. The ticket distribution and printing instructions will be sent to your CSU @rams email account, at future date. We understand that some students may wish to invite more guests than their six allotted tickets will accommodate, however, the space in Moby Arena only allows for a certain number of guests per student.
Some students may not need all of their ticket allotment and you may reach out to your peers for additional tickets, by word of mouth and through social media. The CSU Athletics Department and the CHHS departments/personnel will not and are unable to redistribute tickets on behalf of students. Please note that tickets have no resale value, and if caught selling tickets, you could forfeit your right to walk during commencement.
*The ticket is a revocable license to attend the CHHS Commencement Ceremony and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. If the ticket holder’s conduct endangers or disrupts the ceremony, the University reserves the right to remove the ticket holder from the premises. Tickets used for admission are not valid once scanned.
For additional information, contact Malinda Sloan by email: email@example.com, or by phone (970) 491-6365.
College of Health and Human Sciences Commencement Information
Attendance and Walk-through Information
You’re invited to be a part of the undergraduate commencement ceremony for the College of Health and Human Sciences.
You may participate in Fall (December) or Spring (May) ceremonies, depending on availability, family and friends, and your preference to walk with your peers. We’ll 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: Students, you are responsible for setting the correct Anticipated Graduation Term, email, and mailing address in RAMweb.
Considering participating in a ceremony before or after your Anticipated Graduation Term? To participate during a different semester (for example, walk in Fall before completing a Spring or Summer internship, or walking a semester later), submit your contact information on the Walk-Through Survey. Note that your name will appear on the program of your Anticipated Graduation Term in RAMweb. Please consult with your adviser if you have any questions.
Names in the Printed Program
The Registrar’s Office provides us the printed name card 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!
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.
Commencement Day Lineup and Check-in
The lineup will take place in the Intramural Gym.
Student entrance is located on the southeast corner of the Moby Complex Intramural Gym. This is the ONLY entrance graduates will be allowed to use. Please plan least one-hour, prior to the beginning of the ceremony, to allow time to check-in, pick up your name card, and lineup with your department/unit banner. There will NOT be a place to store coats or bags. Please be aware of the Clear Bag Policy and Metal Detection will be enforced in the Intramural Gym and Moby Arena.
All Health and Human Sciences graduating seniors will be individually recognized at the CHHS 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 (time TDB) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
REGALIA – what should I do if I already placed my regalia order online for Spring 2020?
For questions regarding the transfer of your regalia order to the December ceremonies or regalia refunds, please email email@example.com.
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; this email must be presented to the vendor, in order to pick up your appropriate colored gown. 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
Information regarding Fall 2020 Regalia Pick-up and Gradfest will be posted as it becomes available.
Graduation Announcements and Class Ring Sales
Representatives from CB Grad Announcements (Phone: (800) 433-0296) for graduation announcements, and Jostens for class rings, will be on campus to take advanced, customized, orders in the Lory Student Center Flea Market area outside the University Bookstore. The CSU Alumni Association app lists specific Grad Fair dates. Generic announcements (non-personalized announcements) may be purchased at the University Bookstore at any time. The Grad Fair is sponsored by the CSU Bookstore.
All guests are required to have a ticket to gain admission into Moby Arena. Any persons 2 years of age and older must have a ticket to enter the venue. Younger than 2 may enter without a ticket as a lap child, resting on an adult’s lap for the duration of the ceremony. Doors will open 1-hour prior to the ceremony, and guest seating begins at that time. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.
Guests are not allowed on the floor of Moby Arena during or after the ceremony. Guests are asked to meet their graduates outside of Moby, immediately following the ceremony!
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.
We recommend that you encourage out-of-town family and friends and large groups of guests to watch the online livestream of the commencement ceremony or attend the overflow space in the family-friendly Durrell Center, where the ceremony will be streamed on multiple large screens. The live event stream can be accessed on any personal device on CSU’s commencement website, available 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 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.
Commencement is at Moby Arena, located off Shields and Plum Street, on the northwest side of the main campus.
Friday, after 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday (not regular university business days)
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.