Commencement Information for Graduate Students

Applying for graduation

The following links will help you apply for graduation:

cap & gown rental

If you were unable to attend the Grad Fair, you still need to rent regalia for the ceremony. All regalia must be ordered by Sunday, November 9th. After this deadline the next opportunity to rent will be at distribution. Please see dates/times/location below for more information. To rent regalia online please visit http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_northerncolorado/

Graduation announcements

Students may order announcements from any company they choose. However here are three options that UNC recognizes.

When ordering announcements, be prepared to provide the following information:

  1. College
  2. Degree
  3. Major
  4. Emphasis
  5. Minor
  6. Other

Note: Class rings can be ordered online by contact Herff-Jones at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_northerncolorado/or by calling- Unique Recogntion at 970-663-2668.

late Cap and Gown Rental, Distribution, Return

The deadline for reserving your cap, gown, and tassel (and hood for graduate students) unit online was November 9, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Additional units have been ordered and will be available for you to pick up at the University Recreation Center:

  • Thursday, December 11; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 12; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Due to high volume, lines are expected to be long from 10:00 a.m. – Noon on both days of distribution. Please note that we have ordered plenty of extra gowns. If you are planning on coming early on either day, please plan on a minimum wait of 30 minutes.

Your rental cost is denoted below and must be paid in CASH at the time of pick up.  NO checks or credit cards can be accepted at this time.

  • Bachelor Students - $62.00 CASH ONLY
  • Masters Students -   $85.00  CASH ONLY
  • Doctoral Students -  $90.50  CASH ONLY
  • Souvenir Tassel - $7.50  CASH ONLY

For specific commencement day information, check out the UNC commencement website at http://www.unco.edu/commencement/index.asp.

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Questions?

For questions regarding graduate commencement:
Contact the Graduate School at (970) 351-1803 or laura.hulsey@unco.edu

Applying for graduation

The following links will help you apply for graduation:

Cap and gown rental

Your years of hard work are almost over and it's time to celebrate! Get everything you need for graduation at the Graduation Fair. The Fair is held at the University Center in front of the Bookstore and the dates are February 18th and 19th, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

At the Fair you can:

Rent your cap and gown

Order graduation announcements

Have your picture taken in full regalia

Visit with campus offices, such as the Graduate School, Career Services, Bear Logic and the Campus Recreation Center

Plan your party with the help of Catering Services

Be welcomed into the UNC Alumni Association

Enter in a free drawing

If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair, you still need to rent regalia for the ceremony. All regalia must be ordered by TBD. After this deadline the next opportunity to rent will be at distribution. Please see dates/times/location below for more information.

Students interested in ordering class rings and announcements can contact Herff-Jones online or by phone - Unique Recognition at 970-663-2668.

Graduation announcements

Students may order announcements from any company they choose. However here are three options that UNC recognizes.

When ordering announcements, be prepared to provide the following information:

  1. College
  2. Degree
  3. Major
  4. Emphasis
  5. Minor
  6. Other

Note: Class rings can be ordered online by contact Herff-Jones athttp://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_northerncolorado/ or by calling- Unique Recogntion at 970-663-2668.

Late Cap and Gown Rental, Distribution, Return

If you're planning on participating in graduation, it is your responsibility to rent a cap and gown. You can still rent your regalia during the distribution time periods.:

Distribution of regalia will take place at the Recreation Center, on Thursday, May 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, May 9th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Due to high volume, lines are expected to be long from 10:00 a.m. until noon both days of distribution, expected wait will be 30 minutes.

The Herff Jones representative will require cash only payment (Bachelor students - $62.00 * Master students - $85.00 * Doctoral students - $90.75 * EdS students $90.75 and souvenir tassel $7.50); no credit cards or checks will be accepted for any orders made during Commencement line-up or distribution time period. All gowns are to be returned immediately after the ceremony at the east entrance of Butler Hancock gym.

University of Northern Colorado regalia is specially made for UNC and and is intended to be worn by UNC students only. Regalia must be ordered through UNC's designated company, Herff Ones.

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For questions regarding graduate commencement:
Contact the Graduate School at (970) 351-1803 or laura.hulsey@unco.edu

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