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 after 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 2019 Commencement Celebration Details
When and Where
Date: Friday, Dec. 20, 2019
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (following the Graduate School commencement ceremony)
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 prior to 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: 2:30 p.m.
Students and guests find seats and fill their plates
Opening remarks: 3 p.m.
Director Susan Faircloth, School of Education
Dean Lise Youngblade, College of Health and Human Sciences
Student acknowledgments*: 3:15 p.m.
Master’s degree programs
Closing remarks and announcements: 4:15 p.m.
*Graduates, please keep your regalia after the commencement ceremony, and bring it to our celebration event.
- Israeli salad phyllo cups (vegan)
- Raspberry and brie chicken crisp (gluten-free)
- Meatballs in marinara sauce
- Lamb churrasco skewers (gluten-free)
- Bacon-wrapped fig with chèvre
- Antipasti, including meats, cheeses, grilled vegetables and more
- Kale, beet and orange salad
- Water, plain and infused
- Iced tea
To RSVP to our commencement celebration, please complete and submit this form.
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.
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.
(Please note: based on availability, the video booth may not be available at every event.)