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Commencement Fair

Hey Graduates! Are you ready?

The Commencement Fair - also known as Grad Fair - is your opportunity to make sure you’re ready for the May Commencement ceremonies. Apply for graduation and check how your name will appear in the ceremony program. Learn about applying to be a student speaker at your ceremony. You can also rent your cap and gown, purchase class rings and design your graduation announcements.

Date(s) and Locations

Thursday 28, 2023

  1. In Person
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    University Center Lower Level
    This is an open house fair, so stop by when it works for you.
  2. Virtual
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  3. Register for the Virtual Fair

Student Speakers

Speakers will be chosen to represent their fellow students on the commencement stage.

By submitting an application, you are authorizing the selection committee to access and review grades, enrollment status, and conduct records. A photo and 100 word profile will appear in the ceremony program for selected speakers. This information is due to the commencement coordinator one week after speakers are notified of their selection.

Student Speaks at Undergraduate Commencement

Undergraduate Student Speaker

Undergraduate students who will graduate in December 2023 and have at least a 2.8 GPA can apply to be the student speaker through the Undergraduate Council.

Undergraduate Speaker Application

Graduate Student Speaker

Graduate students who will be earning their master’s, specialist or doctoral degree in the Fall of 2023 can apply to be the commencement speaker.

GRADUATE Speaker Application

Apply for Graduation

Graduates must apply for graduation to participate in the ceremony.

Apply by March 5, 2023 to have your name printed in the ceremony program. Graduates who apply after the deadline will be able to walk and have their name read at their ceremony.


Order/Rent Regalia

Your years of hard work are almost complete, and your cap and gown are important symbols of your achievement. Order your cap and gown online through Herff Jones and choose to have your regalia shipped directly to you or pick it up on campus.  Rental orders must be placed online by 9:59 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Gowns and hoods must be returned following the ceremony.

Student Speaks at Undergraduate Commencement

Bachelors' Regalia

Student Speaks at Undergraduate Commencement

Masters' Regalia

Student Speaks at Undergraduate Commencement

Doctoral Regalia

Order or Rent Your Regalia

Rental Policies

UNC Partners with Herff Jones to provide regalia rental to all graduates. Please see their policies below.

  • Herff Jones Refund Policy
    • Caps, Tassels, Gowns, and Regalia Accessories (i.e. Stoles): A refund will be provided so long as the product is unused and unopened. Refunds must be requested within two weeks after the ceremony. Keeper products being returned by students are returned at their expense. Certain customized and year dated products are not eligible for refund or return. Please reach out to Herff Jones customer service if you have specific questions.
    • Announcements and Fine Paper Accessories: All sales are final. Please review proofs carefully before finalizing orders.
    • Frames: Refund must be requested within 1 month of the product being delivered to the customer.
    • Class Rings: All sales are final.

    We stand by our products and will offer refunds on any product if a manufacturing or material defect is present.

And don't forget to...

Check your name

Check how your name will appear in the program. If you need to make changes to your name and/or address, please have an ID ready.

Confirm your diploma address

Make sure you have the correct mailing address on file so you receive your diploma following graduation.

Order Announcements/Rings

Herff Jones will be available to assist with graduation announcement and class ring orders.

Need further assistance? Check out our FAQ

Graduate students email graduate.school@unco.edu and undergraduate students email graduation@unco.edu