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December 2016 Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Live Stream, available at 8:30 am MST

We kindly ask that those attending the ceremony in person do not stream the event so that those unable to attend can access the video feed.

Brownson Arena in Maverick Center

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Graduates need to arrive at 8:30 a.m.

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Caps, Gowns, and Announcements - Grad Fair

When:  Tuesday, October 25 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where:  West Entrance of The Maverick Store.

Online orders can be placed through Herff Jones before November 6th.  

Cap and gown pick up will be December 9th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm outside The Maverick Store's west entrance.

Ticket/Guest Limit

While there is no guest limit per graduate, seating is limited. To be considerate of your fellow graduates, it may be difficult to find seating for more than 10 guests. Overflow rooms will be located in designated Maverick Center classrooms with live streaming. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Online Streaming of the Commencement Ceremony

For your guests who will be out of town, but want to share the moment, the ceremony will be broadcast online. The broadcast will begin at 9:20 am MST on Friday, December 16, 2016, at ColoradoMesaLive.

Exit Survey for Graduates

All graduates, regardless of attending the commencement ceremony, should complete the Exiting Graduate Survey in December. It will be administered via laptops setup directly outside the Maverick Store at the same time as cap and gown pickup. The survey, which inquires about plans after graduation, should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. The results will help academic department and the institution better prepare students for life after college.

Important Dates for Graduates

Check out Important Dates for cap/gown orders, rehearsal, and more.

Mailing Address

To ensure that you receive all your graduation information, please keep your address information up-to-date. You can view or update it through MAVzone "Student Academics" tab or stop by the Registrar's Office.

Alumni Information

Graduates of Colorado Mesa University become members of the Alumni Association. Visit our website for more information about the benefits or contact our office at