Important Dates for Ceremony Participants
May 2017 Commencement Ceremony
February - March
Cap, Gown, Announcements, Class Rings & Other Graduation Supplies
Stop by the Grad Fair to purchase your cap, gown, and announcements. Catering and
WednesdayFebruary 22, 2017: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm ThursdayFebruary 23, 2017: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Herff Jones will be near the west inside
The Alumni Association will be holding a Senior Sendoff event again, upstairs in the University Center Atrium.
Orders for caps,
Note to Doctorate and Master's Graduates, hoods will be furnished by CMU and presented to you at the ceremony.
April - May
Cap and Gown Pickup
Caps and gowns will be distributed at the west entrance of the Maverick Store.
- April 27 & 28 2017: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
All cancellations must be requested by 5:00 pm on April 26, 2017. A $5.00 processing fee will be deducted from your refund.
April 27 - May 12
Online Self-Paced Rehearsal
Professional Photographer Email Sign-up
To expedite receipt of the proofs graduates should register before the ceremony with Grad Images by clicking on the Pre-Event Email Registration. Graduates can enter their email and the email addresses of the friends and loved ones who would like to view/order the photos. All orders are done through Grad Images either online or at 800-424-3686.
Honor Cord Pickup
(Stop by the Registrar's Office with a picture ID)
To be eligible for Honors Cords you must meet the following criteria:
Currentlyhave a Colorado Mesa University GPA of a 3.50 or higher
- Earning a baccalaureate or associate degree
- Finish your requirements by the end of May 2017
Saturday, May 13 - 7:30 a.m. for graduates
The Big Day - May 2017 Commencement Ceremony
Although the ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m., graduates need to arrive one hour prior to the ceremony. Pick up your name card when you arrive. If you feel your name is difficult to pronounce, feel free to add a phonetic spelling to the card.