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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

Spring 2022 Commencement 

The University of Northern Colorado will hold Spring Commencement on May 6 and 7. Please keep these deadlines in mind if you plan to participate in the ceremonies.

February 20

Apply to be a student speaker at your ceremony.

March 6

Apply for graduation and appear in the printed ceremony program.

April 1

Rent your cap and gown. Rental link will be available in early February.

April 17

Apply for graduation and appear in the digital ceremony program.

Commencement Fair

The Commencement Fair provides an opportunity to make sure you're ready for your ceremony. Apply for graduation and check how your name will appear in the ceremony program. You can also rent your cap and gown, purchase announcements and design a class ring. 

February 16-17, 2022

In Person
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
UC Lower Level

4-6 p.m.


Graduate receiving diploma cover on stage

Spring 2022 Ceremony Schedule

Doors open one hour prior to each ceremony. Graduates should arrive for check in and lineup at least 45 minutes prior to the ceremony start.

Need accommodations? If there may be barriers to accessing any commencement events and you need to request disability accommodations contact the Disability Resource Center with any questions you may have by phone 970-351-2289 or email DRC@unco.edu.

UNC is currently requiring masks covering the nose and mouth in public indoor spaces. This applies to all individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Undergraduate Commencement Speake in 2019

Undergraduate Student Speaker

Undergraduate students who will graduate in May 2022 and have at least a 2.8 GPA can apply to be the student speaker through the Undergraduate Council.

Undergraduate Student Speaker Application

Graduate Student Speaker in 2019

Graduate Student Speaker

Graduate students who will be earning their master's, specialist or doctoral degree in the spring or summer 2022 can apply to be the commencement speaker at the spring ceremony.


Applications close at midnight on Sunday, February 20

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