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"Together we will get through these current events, and you all have bright careers ahead of you. You are now engineers and scientists, our newest CSU alumni, and your degree gives you the skills to be resilient and innovative. We are very proud of your accomplishments."
Dean David McLean at Fall 2019 Commencement, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
David McLean
Dean, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Fall Commencement Address Speaker: Noel Marshall

The Fall 2021 featured commencement speaker is engineering alumna Noel Marshall, who earned her Mechanical Engineering degree with a Mathematics Minor at Colorado State University.

As the Senior Account Executive for Schaeffler, Noel focuses on developing, managing, and creating new markets within the Drive-by-Wire space for autonomous and semi-autonomous applications in North America. She implements business development initiatives and provides market intelligence within the transportation space, while helping to manage the various technical projects that are on-going today.

She has a passion for technology as it relates to the automotive industry and seeks to impact the future of transportation and mobility. Her notable contributions to advancing inclusive design include modifying both a 2014 and 2016 Chevrolet Corvette for the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar Project (SAM Car Project) with drive-by-wire and ADAS technology to enable someone who suffers from quadriplegia to drive again. She holds a patent for a zero-power electromechanical switch for air flow applications. Her expertise includes technical project management, drive-by-wire applications, 12V systems, 3D CAD modeling, wiring, CAD thermal simulations, CAD stress/strain simulations, and mathematics.

She was honored with two awards in 2017. The first was Women of M2M/IoT by Connected World Magazine. The other was Women Worth Watching in STEM by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, for her work on the SAM Car Project.

The Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering celebrates its graduates at the Spring 2021 Oval Walk at Colorado State University, April 8, 2021

COVID-19 precautions: Fall Commencement

At this time, in compliance with both Larimer County public health guidance and Colorado State University, masks are required in all indoor spaces whether you are vaccinated or not.

  • This includes all university buildings such as both commencement and commissioning locations, Moby Arena, and the Lory Student Center.
  • Participants of the ceremonies and visitors to campus must adhere to these guidelines.

CSU Alumni App

A resource for fall 2021 information

Grad Fest & Regalia

Regalia distribution and alumni resources events: Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center, December 16 and 17

Order your regalia

Deadline to order: November 3


Contact Carol Bernard via e-mail at if you have any questions.

Spring 2021 Commencement Recap

Join us as we celebrate our graduating students with special messages, lists of graduates, and featured stories of their accomplishments.

Watch the full Engineering Commencement ceremony now!

Don't miss the opening ceremony, messages from the dean, president, and faculty, and slides featuring graduating Rams.

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Recording of Full Oval Walk Ceremony

Scenes from the Spring 2021 Ceremonial walk across the Oval

Thursday, April 8, 2021

This Ceremonial Walk is an occasion for all graduates of the 2021 class to come together and celebrate their accomplishments with fellow graduates prior to heading home for Spring Break. 

Watch our short video wrap-up of the walk!

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