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May 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 22
Time(s): 8 AM and 11 AM
Location: Stocker Stadium (outdoor venue) and streaming online

Based on recommendations from Mesa County Public Health (MCPH), Colorado Mesa University will host two graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 22, 8am and 11am, based on the student's academic department. Stocker Stadium (outdoor venue) and parking lots will open one hour before the ceremony.

Eight Guest Tickets

As of Aprill 28, each graduate will receive receive up to eight tickets for their ceremony (originally only four tickets). Tickets will be distributed electronically. Reservations are open for your eight commencement tickets for family/friends. Check your CMU email for details and a link to the reservation site. Graduates will reserve their tickets based on which ceremony they are assigned to. Tickets reserved in any previous orders will count towards your total tickets for the ceremony. All guests must have a ticket in order to attend graduation (you do not need to reserve a ticket for yourself).

COVID Restrictions

Graduates and guests will be expected to abide by social distancing and safety requirements including wearing masks throughout the ceremony.

Commencement Times

8 a.m. ceremony includes graduates from the following academic departments:

(graduates should arrive by 7:20 a.m.)

  • Business
  • Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management and CU Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Western Colorado Community College

11 a.m. ceremony includes graduates from the following academic departments:

(graduates should arrive by 10:20 a.m.)

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Kinesiology
  • Languages, Literature and Mass Communication
  • Liberal Arts (University and General Studies)
  • Math and Statistics
  • Music
  • Physical and Environmental Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Teacher Education
  • Theatre Arts

Ordering Cap, Gown, and other Regalia

  • Visit Herff Jones to order your cap and gown, hood or miscellaneous regalia items for home delivery.  Order deadline is April 1, 2021. 
  • Commemorative tassels, alumni mugs and other alumni related gifts are available in store or through the Maverick Store website.
  • Orders may be placed for in-store pick-up or deliver
  • Diploma Frames - The Maverick Store stocks a variety of unique diploma frames available in store at The Maverick Store website. To customize your diploma frame visit Church Hill Classics or University Frames.

For more information see the Regalia, Announcements and Other Materials section below.