Fall 2017 Commencement

The dean, faculty, and staff of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering congratulate you on your upcoming graduation from Colorado State University!

Time & Date:

Saturday, December 16, 2017
12:30 p.m.

Ceremony Location:

Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom

Live Webcast:

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Social Media

Send your grad a congratulatory message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #RamGrad.

Grads, submit a photo in your cap and gown to socialmedia@colostate.edu!

The college commencement ceremony individually recognizes bachelor graduates and their achievements. The Graduate School, in a separate ceremony, honors master’s and doctoral graduates. For Graduate School information call (970) 491-6817 or see their website for further information.

Undergraduate Commencement Information

The following college commencement information will prove helpful as the ceremony approaches. Please read it thoroughly. If you have any additional questions, please contact Carol Bernard via e-mail at carol.bernard@colostate.edu or phone at (970) 491-3358.

Line-up: Grand Ballroom

You must be checked in and lined up under your department sign no later than 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony.


Speaker information to come.

Notice of Participation

Graduating seniors, please be sure to meet with your adviser to finalize your degree program requirements. Commencement RSVP information to come.

During the week of commencement, you will be required to confirm the pronunciation of your name if your name is difficult to pronounce. Please stop by the Engineering Success Center in the Scott Bioengineering Building.

Student Check-in and Line-up

Check-in/Line-up location is at the Grand Ballroom, Lory Student Center. You must be checked in and lined up under your department sign no later than 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony. You will pick up your name card from your department coordinator, and staff members and marshals will line up faculty and students for the processional march to the Grand Ballroom.

Student Conduct

Please remember that this ceremony is a public event. For this reason we request that you honor the occasion by not adorning your regalia with additional decoration. Your conduct and behavior during the ceremony reflect the dignity and importance of this event for all of us – you as an individual and the University as a whole. You are reminded that it is illegal to bring alcoholic beverages onto campus. Other inappropriate substances or objects will not be allowed anywhere in the facility and such items will be confiscated. Uniformed police officers and faculty marshals will be in attendance as you enter the assembly area and throughout the ceremony. In accordance with commencement policies, you may be requested to open robes, purses, etc. for inspection as you enter.

Prohibited items and University conduct guidelines can be found on the Event Conduct Guidelines page on the University Commencement website.



Order your cap, gown and tassel in advance online via the Get Your Cap & Gown page on the Colorado State University commencement homepage. The deadline for ordering student regalia is Wednesday, November 8, 2017.


Moby C-Wing (Intramural Gym)

  • Thursday & Friday, December 14 & 15; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16th, regalia will be available for pick up 1-hour prior to each graduation until 5:00 p.m. All regalia pickups must be completed by 5:00 p.m.


Information to come.


  • Moby C-Wing (Intramural Gym)
  • Lory Student Center Info Desk

Diploma Covers

Graduates receive a diploma cover at commencement. The actual diploma will be mailed to you six to eight weeks after commencement. For those unable to attend the ceremonies, diploma covers are available in the Registrar’s Office (at no charge). Diploma covers can be mailed by calling 491-7159; the postage cost is $5.00 per cover for U.S. mailings.


The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours. Special seating will be available for guests in wheelchairs, those who have difficulty managing stairs, and individuals with hearing impairments. Those with limited mobility should arrive early to obtain reserved seating. Wheelchairs are not available on site. This seating is limited, so please do not plan for large groups to sit in this area. Sign language interpreters will be present at the ceremony. Tickets are not needed for families and guests, nor are the number of invitees limited.


Photography will be provided by Grad Images. Graduates and their families can purchase photos directly from the photographer at their website www.gradimages.com.

Lory Student CenterParking at Lory Student Center

Friday after 4 p.m. and Saturday: FREE PARKING as Saturday is not a regular university business day.

Additional information regarding parking can be found on the Commencement and Commissionings Parking page, or obtained from Parking and Transportation Services at (970) 491-7041.

Accommodations & Restaurants

Wondering where to stay while attending commencement or where you can make restaurant reservations? Please visit the Fort Collins Visitor Center website.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, call (970) 491-SNOW for university updates pertaining to any closures or cancellations.

Contact Carol Bernard via e-mail at carol.bernard@colostate.edu or phone at (970) 491-3358 if you have any questions.