Important Dates for May Ceremony Participants

May 2018 Commencement Ceremony

February 14 - March 21

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

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

  • Wednesday, February 14 from 11am-6pm
  • Thursday, February 15 from 9am-2pm

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, announcements, and graduate hoods may be done through Herff Jones online starting February 14 and through March 21, 2018, @ 9:59 pm MDT. After the initial ordering period, regalia orders will only be available at distribution at The Maverick Store and will be subject to a $20.00 late fee.  

April 12

Alumni Association Grad Party

The Alumni Association would like to celebrate the class of 2018 with a Grad Party on April 12th.  It will take place on the UC Terrace from 4-6 pm.  The event will include complimentary food and beer, and there will be live music by Wave 11 and prize drawings every half hour.    

April 26-27

Cap and Gown Pickup

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

  • April 26 & 27 2018: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

All cancellations must be requested by 5:00 pm on April 25, 2018. A $5.00 processing fee will be deducted from your refund.

April 26 - May 11

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.

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 2018
If you qualify, stop by the Registrar's Office with a picture ID between 8 am and 5 pm, April 26-May 11.

Saturday, May 12 - 7:30 a.m. for graduates

The Big Day - May 2018 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.