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Spring 2023 Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 5 

Doctoral and Graduate Students (6 p.m.)

Saturday, May 6 

Undergraduate Ceremonies

EBS and PVA (9 a.m.)

NHS (12:30 p.m.)

HSS and MCB (3:30 p.m.)

All ceremonies will take place inside the Bank of Colorado Arena.
Please see the ticketing section for more information.
Doors open one hour prior to each ceremony. Accessible seating is available for all ceremonies.

General Information

Entry to the Bank of Colorado Arena is located on the north side of the building. 


Tickets are required for guests at all Spring 2023 commencement ceremonies. Tickets are General Admission only and issued at no charge. Resale of tickets is prohibited and valid for only one entry per person. Guests must obtain tickets from their graduate prior to the ceremony. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Accessing Tickets

Students who have applied to graduate in Spring 2023 will receive an email from orders@tickets.unco.edu at their BearMail address on Sunday, April 23. Depending on the size of the ceremony and the number of graduates planning to participate, all Spring 2023 graduates will receive 8 or 10 tickets each. Tickets can be printed or presented to a gate agent in digital form via Apple Wallet, Samsung Wallet, screenshot, etc., but tickets may not be used more than once. Be sure to check your SPAM, junk, or quarantine folders before contacting The University of Northern Colorado Ticket Office for troubleshooting. 

Requesting Additional Tickets

After the initial distribution of tickets on April 23, a second group of tickets will be made available on Tuesday, April 25. The link to access and request additional tickets will be included on the digital version of your tickets received via email.

Additional tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be requested in lots of 4.

See see the FAQ page for more details.

Invite a Faculty Member to Commencement

Reach out to a professor or instructor who influenced your educational journey with a personal invitation to witness your big achievement!

Send an Invitation


Cap and gown are the most recognizable symbols of your achievement. Order through Herff Jones and ship regalia directly to your home. On-campus pickup is also available. Return rented gowns and hoods inside the arena after the ceremony. 

Order Regalia


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.

Additional Questions

Visit the FAQ page for answers to additional information about security, weather, where to stay in Greeley, and other questions.

Save the Date for Fall 2023 Ceremonies:
December 8-9, 2023
Regalia rental and student speaker applications will open in February for the spring ceremonies.