The Dean, Faculty and Staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences rejoice with you on the forthcoming occasion of your graduation. Please read these guidance instructions carefully and advise your family and guests of those points that will allow them to celebrate this wonderful occasion with you. Please note that graduate students (all masters and doctoral students) from the College have their degrees awarded at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony.
Lineup: 8:15 a.m., Student Recreation Center (Studio 1)
You will receive your name card (containing the information from the questionnaire you completed with your home department through the graduation web site; see your department graduation coordinator named at the bottom of this web page if you have questions) a program, and lineup instructions from the College Marshals. During the ceremony, your name and the biographical comments on your card will be read as you cross the dais to be congratulated by your department head and the dean. Please arrive on time and interact with fellow graduates while we prepare to recognize you. If you have not completed the online RamCT surveys, you must arrive by 8:00 a.m. (ramct.colostate.edu, Graduating Seniors).
Photography: Professional photos will be taken as (1) you are congratulated and (2) with your diploma cover. You will be contacted after the ceremony by the photographer (GradImages) with specific instructions on how to access and view photos should you wish to order prints. You should receive a free passport-sized digital proof on an order card within 5-7 days following the ceremony. After the ceremony you may order online www.gradimages.com or call 800-261-2576. Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal photos before, during and after the ceremony are encouraged. This is a time to remember! Please be considerate of other guests and graduates for photos taken during the actual ceremony but feel free to encourage family members to record the event of this joyous occasion.
Time of Ceremony: we will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m., Student Recreation Center. Therefore you must be in the lineup area far enough in advance to don regalia, check your name card, and receive instructions from the college marshals regarding the conduct of the ceremony.
Reception: (immediately following ceremony), Lory Student Center Theater for all graduates, family members, guests, and faculty/staff. Parking for this reception is most convenient in the lot west of the library.
Customized announcement orders: (with student's name imprinted): Orders can be made directly to the supplier's website. Web and customized orders are typically returned within 7-10 days of being ordered. Orders can be placed at www.cbgrad.com or call 800-433-0296.
Generic/Colorado State announcement orders: Non-personalized announcements can be purchased at the Lory Student Center bookstore anytime.
Cap and Gown Distribution: Moby Racket Ball Courts 141 and 142, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 14, 15 and 16, 2013.
One hour prior to the ceremony, regalia issues can be addressed in Moby Racket Ball Courts 141 and 142, on May 18, 2013.
Regalia Rental: No advance reservations need to be made for the rental of student cap and gowns. Undergraduate robes are black. Cum Laude graduates wear gold and University Honors Scholars wear green robes and a bachelor stole. All Cum Laude students MUST bring your letter from the Registrar's Office to claim appropriate regalia. Suppliers will accept cash only for regalia. Students will be notified via e-mail in the event of a price change from those below.
B.S. Degree (full regalia): $20.25
Additional souvenir tassels (green/gold OR gold) $ 6.75
Return regalia after the ceremony or following the reception to Moby Racket Ball Courts 141 and 142.
Tassels: The Biomedical Sciences tassel is golden yellow. Tassels are always worn on the left and not switched during the ceremony.
Tickets/Seating: Tickets are not required for admission. Graduates are requested to limit guest invitations to no more than 8. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Areas will be set up to accommodate anyone with a special need - please call 491-3818 (Joanne Greer) so that we may make advance arrangements for your comfort.
Parking: Parking can be found west of Moby Gymnasium, north of the Lory Student Center, west of Aylesworth Hall, or west of the library. We suggest that the library and Lory Student Center lots would be optimum given the reception location and the fact that other, larger colleges will be graduating in Moby at the same time as us. The post-graduation reception will be held in the Lory Student Center Theater. On the day of the ceremony, Meridian Avenue will be open from Plum Street to the south to facilitate DROP OFF and PICK UP in front of the Recreation Center plus access to parking areas – no street parking will be allowed on Meridian. Meridian will remain closed from Laurel to Plum due to construction. We suggest that folks who are challenged by walking use this option. Metered parking is in effect on week days only until 4:00 p.m. Parking is free in metered slots after 4 p.m. and on the weekends. During the time of graduation ceremonies (Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18) most university parking restrictions (with the exception of handicap spaces, loading zones or other specially designated slots) are relaxed for the benefit of our guests.
Please remember that this ceremony is a public event, reflecting upon you as an individual and the College and University as a whole. For this reason, we request that you maintain the appropriate dignity by not wearing anything atypical or decorating your cap or gown. Remember that your behavior during the ceremony reflects on the dignity and importance of this occasion for everyone.
Guest conduct restrictions
Prohibited items not allowed in Commencement and Commissioning venues include the following:
Colorado State Commencement Website is: http://commencement.colostate.edu .
Information about Fort Collins, travel to the city and the university, available hotel and motel sites, plus other data to make your visit and celebration convenient and enjoyable is available here. Detailed information will be available as the time of commencement draws near. The ceremony is streamed by computer for distant persons with whom you wish to share. See the aforementioned site for information on viewing the ceremony.
Can't Attend? If you are unable to attend your ceremony, diploma covers are available at no charge in the Registrar’s Office of Centennial Hall. Diploma covers can be mailed to you by calling (970) 491-7159 or for graduate students, 491-6817. The cost is $5.00 postage for U.S. mailing. The actual diploma will be mailed to you approximately 6 weeks after commencement. Please alert your home department through the RamCT Commencement questionnaire (ramct.colostate.edu; Graduating Seniors) if you are NOT attending so their preparations reflect your wishes.
Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Alcoholic beverages or inappropriate substances or objects are not in keeping with the desired nature of the commencement ceremony. This ceremony is the capstone of the academic experience for you, your colleagues, your family and friends. Help us to keep it both dignified and enjoyable.
Contact: If you have any questions, please contact:
Kelly Swetich, 491-3926, Biomedical Sciences
Erin Reichert, 491-7910 Environmental Health
Lisa McCann, 491-6118 MicrobiologyJoanne Greer, 491-3818 Dean's Office