Frequently Asked Commencement Questions
- What is a virtual ceremony?
UNC's virtual ceremony will be fully online and feature formal remarks and individual student recognition. Graduates will also have an opportunity to participate in additional celebration events throughout commencement weekend. Visit the commencement homepage to watch the ceremony and find additional celebrations.
- Why did UNC decide to host virtual ceremonies?
We want to ensure you have time to make plans to celebrate with your support network, so the university is making the decision to host virtual ceremonies now. State restrictions for our current level (Safer at Home Level 2) limit indoor events to 100 people. In the best-case scenario of Weld County moving to a higher level, UNC would still be limited to 175 people per event.
- How is UNC planning the virtual ceremony?
The planning team is reaching out to offices across campus to involve faculty, staff and students in building a university-wide effort to create a weekend of interactive, virtual and in-person celebrations. Anyone who has questions or ideas to enhance the student celebration can reach out to email@example.com.
- Can I watch the ceremony from anywhere?
Yes! Just visit the commencement homepage to watch the ceremony and find additional celebrations.
- When will the May 2020 Commencement ceremonies be rescheduled?
Spring and summer 2020 graduates will be recognized during a special ceremony, rescheduled to take place during the Fall 2020 graduation weekend, December 11-12. Ceremony details will be emailed to graduates and published on the commencement website.
- I’d like to walk in a future ceremony when public health restrictions allow. How can I do that?
- How do I make sure my name appears in the program?
Students graduating this fall must apply to graduate by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 2 to guarantee their name appears in the program. Students who apply to graduate after this deadline will not have their name in the program.
Spring and Summer graduates will have their name included in the program and do not need to reapply for graduation.
Pick your level of study to apply for graduation:
- What does the graduation fee cover?
The graduation fee covers the cost of processing and posting a student’s degree, covering the ordering and postage of the diploma. All graduating students are assessed the graduation fee independent of their participation in a commencement ceremony.
- How do I rent regalia? May I purchase regalia to own?
Students may order regalia to rent or own through regalia vendor Herff Jones. Orders must be placed by 9:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 1 for delivery before the ceremony, and will be shipped to the recipient. All orders are final. No refunds will be issued
- How do I get my diploma?
Graduates receive their diplomas via mail following completion of the semester and verification of academic requirements.
- Where can I stay in Greeley?
- Who should I contact with additional questions?