Celebrating our graduates at the end of the semester is one of our favorite School of Education traditions.
Because our graduates participate in commencement exercises through the College of Health and Human Sciences (our Family and Consumer Sciences graduates) or the Graduate School (our master’s and doctoral graduates), we hold a commencement celebration event before the commencement ceremonies.
Each celebration is a little different, but they all have one thing in common: we want this event to be a time for you to connect one last time with your cohort and faculty before officially becoming an alumnus or alumna.
What to Expect Fall 2018 Commencement Celebration Details
When and Where
Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Location: Stadium Club Room (4th Floor), CSU’s on-campus multipurpose stadium
Parking and Transportation
Visitors have several options for parking and transportation. Visit the CSU Parking and Transportation Services website for detailed information about these options. Please note: parking signs are strictly enforced, both on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. We recommend reviewing the information on the Parking and Transportation Services website prior to your visit to campus.
The Graduate School’s ceremony takes place at Moby Arena following our celebration. To get to Moby, you may walk or ride the Around the Horn shuttle (free while on campus). You can find info and schedules for Around the Horn here.
Order of Events
Arrive: 11 a.m.
Students and guests find seats and fill their plates
Opening remarks: 11:30 a.m.
Dean Jeff McCubbin, College of Health and Human Sciences
Student acknowledgments: 11:45 a.m.
Susan Faircloth, Director, School of Education
- Master’s degree programs (hooding will take place)
- Doctoral programs (graduates are hooded at the Graduate School’s commencement ceremony)
Closing remarks and announcements: 12:30 p.m.
- Tomato-Basil Bruschetta
- Blue Cheese Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
- Orange Honey Chicken Salad Wonton Tartlets
- Thai Basil Coconut Almond Spring Rolls
- Coffee Ribeye Ancho Crostini
- SW Chicken Quesadilla
- Vegetable Crudité with Ranch and Hummus
- Cucumber-Orange Infused Water
- Iced teas, Lemonades, and Coffees
To RSVP to our commencement celebration, please complete and submit this form.
Graduates, after you RSVP, please email Melissa.Pickett@colostate.edu your photo, a 1-2 line bio* and the name of your area of study (ex. CCD, SAHE, OLPC, etc.), so we may include you in the printed event program.
*Please note: bios may be edited as needed for space.
If you have additional questions about our commencement celebration, feel free to email or call us at (970) 491-6317.
Photo Booth Fun
Our photo booth is quickly becoming a favorite part of our celebration. Plan to get your photos taken—with and/or without props—with your family, friends, cohort, and faculty. The photos will be available on Flickr; feel free to download your high-resolution files suitable for printing. We’ll also post them to an album on our Facebook page; feel free to share yours from there as well.
NEW THIS YEAR: Take a minute to reflect on your graduate school journey, offer words of wisdom to current and future students or share what it means to you to be a RamGrad in our new video “booth”. Videos will be made available via download at a later date; a link will be emailed to participants when the videos are ready.