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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.

Miss the Commencement Fair? Not to worry!

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

Date(s) and Locations


Wednesday, February 14, 2024

  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

Thursday, February 15, 2024

  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 Speaker Opportunity


Apply to be the voice of your graduating class! Student speakers will be chosen to address their fellow students and ceremony guests on the commencement stage.

By submitting an application, you are authorizing the selection committee to access and review grades, enrollment status, and conduct records. In addition to the 100 word profile included in the application, a headshot will appear in the ceremony program for selected speakers. This information is due to the Director of University Events two days after speakers are notified of their selection.

Student Speaks at Undergraduate Commencement

Undergraduate Student Speaker


Undergraduate students who will graduate in Spring 2024 and have at least a 2.8 GPA can apply to be the student speaker through the Undergraduate Council. Applications are due by Sunday, March 17 at 11:59 p.m. MDT. Full timeline details are included in the application.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SPEAKER APPLICATION

Graduate Student Speaker


Graduate students who will be earning their master’s, specialist or doctoral degree in Spring 2024 can apply to be the commencement speaker. Applications are due by Sunday, March 17 at 11:59 p.m. MDT. Full timeline details are included in the application.

GRADUATE STUDENT SPEAKER APPLICATION

Apply for Graduation


Graduates must apply for graduation to participate in the ceremony.

Apply by March 3, 2024 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 Monday, March 25, 2024 to receive regular pricing. Orders with expedited shipping will then be available online until Monday, April 15, 2024 at 9:59 p.m.

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

 

UNC Cap and Gown Distribution

  • Thursday, May 2: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Campus Recreation Center Small Gym
    1300 23rd Street

All gowns and hoods for are rented and must be returned following the ceremony. Representatives will be located on-site at commencement to collect returns. All students get to keep their caps and other accessories (i.e. stoles).

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

FAQ