Important Dates for May Ceremony Participants

May 2019 Commencement Ceremony


Cap, Gown, Announcements, Class Rings & Other Graduation Supplies

Stop by the Grad Fair to purchase your cap, gown, announcements, and class rings.

  • Wednesday, February 27 from 10am-3pm
  • Thursday, February 28 from 10am-3pm

Herff Jones will be at 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, announcements, and graduate hoods may be done through Herff Jones online in early February and through March 27, 2019, @ 9:59 pm MST. After the initial ordering period, regalia orders will only be available at distribution at The Maverick Store and will be subject to a late fee. Deadline to order is Wednesday, March 27, 2019, @ 9:59 pm MST.


Cap and Gown Pickup

Caps and gowns will be distributed at the west entrance of the Maverick Store.

  • May 1 and 2, 2019 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

All cancellations must be requested by 5:00 pm on April 30, 2019. A processing fee will be deducted from your refund.

Honor Cord Pickup

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 2019

If you qualify, stop by the Registrar's Office with a picture ID May 1-May 17 between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

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.

Alumni Association Grad Party, May 8

The Alumni Association would like to celebrate the class of 2019 with a Grad Party on May 8.  It will take place on the UC Ballroom and Terrace from 4-6 pm.  The event will include complimentary food and beer, and there will be live music and prize drawings every half hour.  Advanced registration is required.  Check back for registration link soon.    

Saturday, May 18

The Big Day - May 2019 Commencement Ceremony

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.