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Celebrating UNC Spring 2020 Graduates

Due to COVID-19, the University of Northern Colorado wasn't able to celebrate its spring 2020 graduates in May and plans to celebrate those graduates in December. Over 2,000 students graduated.

Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and others, the University of Northern Colorado made the difficult decision to postpone spring 2020 graduation ceremonies. UNC is planning to celebrate the accomplishments of its spring and summer 2020 graduates in December with a distinct set of commencement activities and ceremonies.

View the Spring 2020 Commencement Program (PDF)

Graduates: Share Your Memories

The memories and connections you made at UNC will help carry you forward for the road ahead. Share your favorite UNC memories as we celebrate your accomplishments.

We are collecting video and text submissions of your stories. In addition to your contact information, this questionnaire includes six optional questions (choose one or all of them) and should take about 25 minutes to complete if you intend to submit answers via text.

Share Your Memories

About the Spring 2020 Graduating Class

Spring 2020 graduate infographic 
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  • No. of students graduating: 2,038
  • No. of students earning bachelor's degrees: 1,425
  • No. of students earning graduate degrees: 612 (480 master's, 78 doctorates, 54 specialists)

  • Age range:
    • Undergrad: 18-60
    • Grad: 20-67

  • Average age:
    • Undergrad: 23
    • Grad: 32

  • Graduate's average GPA:
    • Undergrad: 3.35
    • Grad: 3.82

  • Most popular majors (by degrees awarded):
    • Undergrad: Nursing, Psychology, Business Administration, Sport and Exercise Science and Elementary Education
    • Grad: Special Education, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Music and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • International Countries Represented: 16 (Albania, Argentina, Canada, China, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam)

  • States/Territories Represented: 52 (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming)

  • Colorado Counties Represented: 48 (Adams, Arapahoe, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Crowley, Custer, Delta, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Jefferson, Kit Carson, La Plata, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, Summit, Teller, Washington, Weld and Yuma)

Degrees yet to be conferred for spring and summer 2020 graduates.

—Infographic created by Gretchen Kershner

Congratulating Graduates from Afar

UNC President Andy Feinstein congratulated the UNC class of 2020 from UNC's campus in Greeley:

UNC staff members across campus congratulates the graduates on their accomplishments:

Colorado Governor Jared Polis shared a note of congratulations to the UNC class of 2020:


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