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Spring 2023 Graduates Gear Up

CMU celebrates 1,332 graduates earning 1,512 degrees

On Saturday, May 20, 2023 Colorado Mesa University will honor the exceptional achievements of its Spring 2023 graduating class at Stocker Stadium with two culminating ceremonies at 8am and 11:30am. The CMU Board of Trustees and President John Marshall will join Maverick families, friends and distinguished guests alongside faculty and staff to celebrate the 1,332 graduates earning 1,512 degrees.

Spring Commencement marks a significant milestone in students’ lives and highlights the success of a diverse cohort of individuals who represent various academic disciplines and backgrounds. As a testament to the university’s mission, nearly 50% of the graduating class are from Mesa County and the surrounding region while 45% of are the first in their families to graduate from college.

“These Mavericks have shown a tremendous amount of dedication in their pursuit of knowledge and truth and we are incredibly proud of the work they put in to get them to where they are today,” said President John Marshall. “I personally look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have on their communities as they take CMU’s campus values with them and out into the world.”

As CMU celebrates the dedication, hard work, commitment and sacrifice these students have made to finish their degree path, we recognize that successes were not achieved alone.

With support from family, friends, CMU faculty and staff, and community partners, these 1,332 students will go out into the world prepared and ready for life’s wonders and challenges.

The ritual of commencement serves as a reminder of how individual agency to be better paired with a high-quality education fosters a vibrant culture in which students can excel in their careers and become engaged citizens. 

This year’s commencement speaker, chosen by CMU’s Associated Student Government, will be Colorado Governor Jared Polis. Those who are unable to attend the ceremonies in person can stream them live via the links below or on CMU’s Facebook page.

8am Ceremony 

11:30am Ceremony 

Full Streaming Portal 

 Congratulations, Class of 2023! You did it.


Written by Kelsey Coleman