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Virtual Commencement Fair

The Commencement Fair is your opportunity to ask questions, order your cap and gown, order other commencement items and check how your name will appear in the program.

The spring 2021 fair took place on February 17 and 18. If you missed the fair, you can still get ready for commencement through the resources posted on this page. 

December 2020 Commencement Program

Spring and Summer 2021 Graduates

Spring and summer graduates must apply for graduation to participate in the ceremony. The February 12 deadline for your name to appear in the program has passed, but the application is still open. Graduates who apply now will be able to walk and have their name read at their ceremony.

Pick your level of study to apply for graduation:

Undergraduate  Master's or Specialist  DOCTORAL


Before the Fair

Ready to graduate? Congrats! Here are your next steps:

  1. If you haven't already, spring and summer graduates must apply for graduation to participate in the spring ceremony. 
  2. Once your application is accepted you will be able to attend the Commencement Fair.


During the Fair

Keep these things in mind when you attend the Commencement Fair:

  1. Sometimes plans change, so please order regalia wisely. See Herff Jones order policies.
  2. If you need to make changes to your name and/or address, please have an ID ready.


After the Fair

If you missed the Commencement Fair, it's not too late to get ready for the ceremony.

  1. The deadline to order your cap and gown is April 1 at 9:59 p.m.
  2. Please log into Ursa and make sure that you have the correct diploma mailing address on file.

Need further assistance?

 Frequently Asked Questions
Graduate students email laura.hulsey@unco.edu and undergraduate students email graduation@unco.edu

Cap and Gown Rental

Your years of hard work are almost over and it’s time to celebrate in style! You can get everything you need at the Commencement Fair or order your cap and gown online. Rental orders must be placed by 9:59 p.m. Mountain Time on Thursday, April 1, 2021 to ensure delivery before the ceremony and rented orders will be shipped directly to students homes. 

Rent Regalia   Instructions for Ordering

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 prior to your ceremony date. 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 me if you have specific questions.
    • Announcements and Fine Paper Accessories: All sales are final.
    • 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.

  • Herff Jones Customer Service