(Health and Human Sciences graduate students participate in the Graduate School Commencement. For regalia and line-up information, visit http://graduateschool.colostate.edu/Commencement/)
The College of Health and Human Sciences faculty and staff care deeply that families and friends have an opportunity to celebrate their graduates and attend graduation ceremonies. However, after last year’s spring ceremony in which there were too many guests for the available seats in Moby Arena, It became necessary to move to a ticketing system this year, 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. The new ticketing system was communicated to graduating students through multiple channels at multiple times, including email, websites, social media, and departmental communications. There were several open periods since the beginning of February to reserve and pick-up tickets. We will take all feedback into account as we move forward in planning for future ceremonies, and do our best to accommodate as many guests at graduation as possible.
Seniors are invited to participate in an undergraduate commencement ceremony for the College of Health and Human Sciences. NEW: Beginning Spring Semester 2018, the College will be using a ticketing system for all guests. Tickets are free (limited to six per graduate). NOTE: All tickets for the CHHS Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony have been distributed. There are no more tickets available.
Seniors may choose to participate in Fall (December) or Spring (May) ceremonies, depending on their availability, family and friends, and interest in participating with their peers graduating at the same time. The College of Health and Human Sciences 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 for these students.
Students: YOU are responsible for setting the correct Anticipated Graduation Term in RAMweb.
Considering participating in a ceremony before or after your Anticipated Graduation Term? Learn more here, and consult your adviser if you have any questions.
The Registrar's Office provides names for the printed program based on the Anticipated Graduation Term students designate on RAMweb. Students: YOU are responsible for setting the correct Anticipated Graduation Term in RAMweb. Seniors with an Anticipated Graduation Term in Spring or Summer will have their names in the Spring Commencement Program. Seniors who have been awarded a baccalaureate degree for Summer or whose Anticipated Graduation Term is Fall, will have their names in the Fall Commencement Program. Seniors with confidential holds on their records, or an Anticipated Graduation Term of another semester will NOT be included in the program. Walk-through students will only be included in the program for their Anticipated Graduation Term. For questions about your Anticipated Graduation Term, please consult with your adviser.
Lineup of graduates will take place in the Intramural Gym. Arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to allow time to check in and pick up your name card. Check-in will be on the north side. There will NOT be a place to store coats or purses.
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.
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.
Grad Packs are offered through the CSU Alumni Association, and include gown rental, cap and tassel (cap and tassel yours to keep!), PLUS Alumni Association Membership. Students, order in advance online; go to the Alumni Association Grad Pack webpage to learn more and place your order. Deadline to order is March 28, 2018. Students who only are interested in renting cap, gown and tassel (no Alumni Association membership or benefits), please visit Jostens to place your order.
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 graduates 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.
New: Regalia pick up will be at the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center located at 701 W. Pitkin Street (NE corner of the new stadium):
Regalia return will be immediately after the ceremony in Intramural Gym, Moby C-Wing. Please note there is a charge for late returns.
Note: 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.
The CSU Bookstore will sponsor a Grad Fair on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 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).
Representatives from CB Grad Announcements will also be available in the LSC Student Flea Market on Tuesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 22 to take custom orders. Customized orders are returned within seven (7) days.
Orders for announcements, after Thursday, February 22 may still be placed at www.cbgrad.com or (800) 433-0296 and can be made until commencement or afterwards.
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. More information coming soon on the ticketing system. Please note that to accommodate out-of-town family and friends and large groups, the university offers free live and archived webcasts of recent university commencement and commissioning ceremonies at commencement.colostate.edu.
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 hearing-impaired guests.
Guest conduct restrictions
Prohibited items not allowed in Commencement and Commissioning venues include the following:
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 www.gradimages.com/coloradostateuniversity.
Or, if you would like to receive an email when your/your graduate's photos are available, please visit http://www.gradimages.com/Preregistration. 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.
Spring 2018 commencement ceremonies are at two venues—Lory Student Center and Moby Arena. Please use the guidelines below to suggest parking options for families and guests. Construction on campus will impact available parking. For the most up to date announcements regarding parking and construction impact please check the CSU construction updates website.
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 are $1.75 an hour.
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 at http://parking.colostate.edu/ or by calling (970) 491-7041.
In the event of inclement weather, please call (970) 491-SNOW or check safety.colostate.edu 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.
Before you graduate, be sure to like, follow, and connect with the College and your Department/School on social media at www.chhs.colostate.edu/socialmedia
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! Click here to download.
View webcasts of prior commencement and commissioning ceremonies at commencement.colostate.edu.
PLEASE NOTE: dates and times for the College of Health and Human Sciences commencement previously posted on this web site are subject to change. Updates will be posted as soon as information becomes available.
For more University commencement and commissioning ceremony information, please visit commencement.colostate.edu.