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December 2022 Commencement Ceremony

Date: Friday, December 16 
Time(s):  8:00am and 11:00am (see details below)
Location: Maverick Center, Brownson Arena and streaming online

Colorado Mesa University will host two graduation ceremonies on Friday, December 16 based on the student's academic department. The parking lots will open one hour before each ceremony.

Streaming Links: To be posted

 Guest Tickets

At this time, guest tickets are not required to attend the ceremony.  However, please keep checking this website for the most up-to-date information.

Cap, Gown, Announcements and Other Regalia

Come visit the Grad Fair!  
  • October 19 from 10 am - 4 pm. 
  • October 20 from 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Stop by the Maverick Store interior entrance next to the UC first floor stage. Online ordering is also available through October 31 at the Herff Jones portal.
Caps, Gowns, Hoods and Tassels
  • Visit Herff Jones to order your cap and gown, hood or miscellaneous regalia items for home delivery or in-store pickup. Order deadline is October 31, 2021.
  • The week prior to commencement, a very limited number of caps, gowns, hoods and stoles will available for purchase in-store at The Maverick Store.
  • The Maverick Store will also have items available for purchase the day of commencement one hour prior to each ceremony just inside the front main entrance of the Maverick Center at the Game Day Store.
  • 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 delivery.
Diploma Frames

Questions? Please call The Maverick Store at 970.248.1422 or email [email protected].

Commencement Times

Each ceremony will host the majors from specific academic departments Graduates are expected to go to the ceremony for their major as posted below.

8:00am ceremony includes graduates from the following academic departments:

Graduates please arrive by 7:15am

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management and CU Engineering
  • 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
  • Western Colorado Community College

11:00am ceremony includes graduates from the following academic departments:

Graduates please arrive by 10:15am

  • Business
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology

Exit Survey for Graduates

All graduates, regardless of attending the commencement ceremony, should complete the Exiting Graduate Survey.  A link will be emailed to you prior to graduation.  In addition, laptops will be available to complete the survey at the cap and gown pickup outside the Maverick Bookstore.  The survey, which inquires about plans after graduation, should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. The results will help academic departments and the institution better prepare students for life after college.