Commencement Information for Graduate Students

Applying for Graduation

The following links will help you apply for graduation:

Cap & Gown Rental

Your years of hard work are almost over and it's time to celebrate!

All regalia must be ordered by  TBA 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 gowns, class rings, announcements or regalia online can contact Herff Jones online.

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 from Herff Jones or by calling - Unique Recognition 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 3rd from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, May 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 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.  A representative from the cap and gown company will also be available at the Student Recreation Center an hour before the ceremony on Friday, May 6th for adjustments to regalia accessories (tassels, cords) and last minute regalia distribution.

The Herff Jones representative will require cash only payment ( *Master students - $89.00 *Doctoral students - $94.75 *EdS students - $94.75 and souvenir tassel $8.50; 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 Jones.

masters gowndoctoral gown

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 & 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 on Thursday, October 19, 10-6 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 Monday, November 6th by 6:00pm MST). 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 gowns, class rings and announcements can contact Herff Jones online.

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 from Herff Jones or by calling- Unique Recognition 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 Friday, December 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. A representative from the cap and gown company will also be available at the Student Recreation Center an hour before the ceremony on Friday, December 9th for adjustments to regalia accessories (tassels, cords) and last minute regalia distribution.

The Herff Jones representative will require cash only payment (*Master students - $89.00 *Doctoral students - $94.75 *EdS students -$94.75 and souvenir tassel $8.75 ; 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 Jones.

masters gowndoctoral gown

Questions?

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