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Commencement Fall 2021

The University of Northern Colorado will hold Fall Commencement December 10-11, 2021. Please keep these deadlines in mind if you plan to participate in the ceremonies.

October 3

Apply for graduation to appear in the ceremony program.

October 3

Apply to be a student speaker at your ceremony.

October 12

Change how your name will appear in the program.

November 1

Order regalia and have it shipped to your home.

Commencement Fair

The Commencement Fair provides an opportunity to make sure you're ready for the December ceremonies. 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. 

Save the Date

September 30, 2021

In Person
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
UC Lower Level

4-7 p.m.


Graduate receiving diploma cover on stage

Ceremony Schedule

Friday, December  10, 2021

Campus Commons Performance Hall

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
7 p.m.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Bank of Colorado Arena

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
9 a.m.

College of Natural and Health Sciences
College of Performing and Visual Arts
12:30 p.m.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business
3 p.m.

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.

Graduates should arrive for check in and lineup at least 45 minutes prior to the ceremony start.


Undergraduate Commencement Speake in 2019

Undergraduate Student Speaker

Undergraduate students who will graduate in December 2021 and have at least a 2.8 GPA can apply to be the student speaker through the Undergraduate Council.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, October 3

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 summer or fall 2021 can apply to be the commencement speaker at the fall ceremony.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, October 3


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