Updates on Fall Commencement, Sept. 28
Students who are planning on attending the walk in the Oval in November and would like to have regalia shipped to them in time for the ceremony: regalia must be ordered through Jostens by October 2nd.
Assuming CSU and Larimer County public health conditions continue to allow, we are excited to provide you the opportunity to participate in a ceremonial walk across the Oval with fellow graduates prior to the CSU Fall Break (throughout the week of Nov. 16). We are currently working to build a schedule that will create space for everyone to walk while maintaining physical distance. While guests will not be permitted, the ceremonial walk will be recorded so you can share the experience virtually with your family and friends. You can expect more information about this opportunity in the coming weeks.
Spring 2020 graduates – please continue to monitor your CSU email after May for information regarding the fall ceremony.
At Colorado State University, our priority is the health and well-being of our students and their families, our faculty and staff, and our entire CSU community. CSU is closely monitoring and following COVID-19 guidance as outlined by public health experts.
After much consideration, we have made the very difficult but necessary decision to postpone the Spring 2020 ceremonies. Recognizing the important milestone of being a part of the formal commencement ceremony, the spring and summer graduates will be invited to walk alongside fellow Rams during the Fall 2020 ceremonies.
With the decision to unite both May and December ceremonies, we anticipate releasing an updated Fall 2020 schedule as we are able.
Please visit the University’s information about COVID-19 webpage to read more about the University’s pandemic preparedness planning, other updates, and protocols for the campus community, including President McConnell’s most recent message to campus.
The cancellation of the graduation ceremony will not affect conferral of degrees. A few weeks before the end of the semester, graduating seniors will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office with information about updating mailing addresses in RAMweb so that diplomas can be mailed. Diplomas are typically received 4-6 weeks after degree conferral.