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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 party-planning vendors will also be available. This event is sponsored by the Maverick Store and the Alumni Association.

  • Late February <Dates to be announced>

Herff Jones will be near the west inside entrance to the Maverick Store in the University Center both days.

The Alumni Association will be holding a Senior Sendoff event again, upstairs in the University Center Atrium.

Orders for caps, gowns and announcements may be done through Herff Jones online starting in February and through March <date to be announced>. After the initial ordering period, cap and gown units will only be available at distribution and will be subject to a $20.00 late fee. 

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 from in the Maverick Store.

  • <Dates to be announced>

April 27 - May 12

Online Self-Paced Rehearsal

Please review the online rehearsal information for ceremony instructions at your convenience. Stop by or email the Registrar's Office with further questions.

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:

  • Currently have 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

Sunday, May 14 - 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.