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You Did It!

All the achievements and important decisions you have made have led to this day. No matter the adversity or sacrifice, you accomplished your goal of graduating from the University of Northern Colorado. Congratulations!

The university’s December Commencement ceremonies will look a little different this year. UNC is hosting the university’s first ever virtual ceremony in accordance with public health guidelines that limit in-person gatherings.

As you look to the future, you’ll know that your time at UNC was well spent.
The memories and connections you made here will help carry you forward for the road ahead.

The Ceremony

Each ceremony itself will be fully online. Remarks will be streamed the weekend of December 11-12 and student names will be displayed. Links for each virtual ceremony will be available here in December.

Additional Celebration Events

The planning team is reaching out across campus to involve faculty, staff and students in building a university-wide effort that celebrates the success of our students. Have an idea to enhance the student celebration? Reach out to events@unco.edu.

Check back here for a growing list of events and additional details as events are finalized.



Have a professional photo taken in your cap and gown the week of the ceremony.



Rent your cap and gown for the celebrations and we’ll send it directly to you.


Commemorative Gift

Each graduate will receive a commemorative gift prior to the ceremony.


Department Celebrations

Academic and student life departments are planning special celebrations.

Preparing to Graduate

Select your population below for helpful
instructions and resources.

Graduation Fair

Important Dates

  • Fall graduates must apply for graduation to participate in the ceremony. The deadline for your name to appear in the program has passed, but the application is still open. Spring and summer graduates do not need to reapply.
  • Order your regalia by 9:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 1 to receive it before the ceremony.


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