Congratulations Graduates Ticketing Policy
We care deeply that families and friends have an opportunity to celebrate their graduates and attend commencement ceremonies. However, because of past ceremonies in which there were too many guests for the available seats in Moby Arena, it became necessary to move to a ticket system, modeling after what other universities and even secondary schools have done when larger venues are not available. This is essential and crucial for the safety and comfort of all guests. Tickets are free (limited to six per graduate). Children sitting on a guest’s lap do not require a ticket. Please RSVP for ONLY the number of tickets needed for your guests; graduates do not need a ticket. Tickets have no resale value. Any student selling tickets will not be able to participate in commencement.
You will need to RSVP for your guest tickets online between Feb. 4 – March 24 and pick them up in the LSC Box Office. Only CHHS graduating seniors for the Spring or Summer 2019 terms may reserve and pick up tickets for their guests. You must pick up your tickets at the LSC Box Office, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, April 1- 15. A student I.D. is required to pick up tickets.
You can request to be on a Waitlist for an additional 1-2 tickets through the online RSVP site. We will contact you if additional tickets become available. Tickets will be distributed in the order that the requests are received, based on date and time.
Students who are not on campus Spring 2019 for various reasons such as participating in an internship or seeking an online, distance-degree, need to RSVP for tickets through the online system and then contact Malinda Sloan by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone (970) 491-6365 to arrange for ticket pick up.
Students whose graduation term is NOT Spring or Summer 2019, and want to walk-through at graduation, please submit contact information and ticket requirements by filling out our Walk-Through Survey.
If you DO NOT pick up your tickets by Monday, April 15, you will FORFEIT your tickets!
What should I do if I don’t need all the tickets I requested? Please turn in unused tickets to the main office in your major department or school.
What should I do if I need more tickets? Check in with the main office in your major department or school.
Wait-listing for Additional Tickets
There is no guarantee that additional tickets will be available, but if you wish to request 1-2 additional tickets, please submit a request to the Waitlist when you RSVP for your six tickets at this link. Tickets will be distributed in the order that the requests are received, based on date and time. We will contact you if additional tickets are available to fill your request. You must pick up the additional number of tickets designated to you at the LSC Box Office, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., May 6-10.
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.
FYI: 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 6:30 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 7:30 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)
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.
Please note the deadline to order regalia is Monday, April 1, 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
Regalia pick up and Grad Fest is at the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center located at 701 W. Pitkin Street (in the stadium):
- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 15-17 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
- Photo I.D. is required for pick up.
Regalia return will be immediately after the ceremony in the Intramural Gym, Moby C-Wing.
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! Please note there is 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
The CSU Bookstore will sponsor a Grad Fair on Wednesday, February 20 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Flea Market (outside the University Bookstore) to take customized orders by Company representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Jostens (class rings). Vendors will also be present on Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21 to assist and answer questions.
Guests will be seated in Moby Arena beginning at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. Tickets are free, but all guests must present a ticket in order to be seated for the ceremony. Children sitting on a guest’s lap do not require a ticket.
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.
Overflow and Livestream
The Durrell Center, located across from Moby Arena, will be open for guests to watch the commencement ceremony. No tickets are required for overflow section. The metal detection or the clear bag policy do not apply to Durrell.
Please note to accommodate out-of-town family and friends and large groups of guests, who do not have tickets for Moby Arena, the university offers free live and archived webcasts of recent university commencement and commissioning ceremonies. The livestream 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 GradeImages 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 p.m.
FREE PARKING is available in Moby Arena Lot 195 (grid location A – 7 on the CSU Campus Parking Map). A free shuttle, “Around the Horn,” travels to the Lory Student Center every 10 minutes from the Moby Arena lot.
There is paid parking in the pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 310, which is located north of the Lory Student Center. See grid location J-6 on the CSU Campus Parking Map. The pay-by-plate spaces are located in the west half of Lot 310 (colored orange with a picture of a clock on the parking map). There are also pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 425, which is located due west of the Morgan Library (grid location H – 9 on the campus map). The pay-by-plate spaces are located in the south half of Lot 425 (colored orange with a picture of a clock on the parking map). Meter rates apply.
Friday after 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday ALL DAY
FREE PARKING is available in all lots mentioned above. Additional information regarding parking can be obtained from the CSU Parking Services website or by calling (970) 491-7041.
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.