Celebrate Your Accomplishment
The College of Liberal Arts would like to congratulate you on your upcoming graduation from Colorado State University! While we wish we could promise an in-person Commencement to our May 2021 graduates, it is unlikely that we will be permitted to host a large in-person gathering on campus at that time. We advise families not to make robust travel plans to come to Fort Collins in May.
More information about what the Spring Commencement ceremonies and attendant events will look like will be shared with graduates directly in the coming weeks and posted at commencement.colostate.edu
Feb 12, 2021 - Update
Commencement update from Cole Wise, Scholarship and Student Program Coordinator
Spring 2021 Celebrations
Assuming CSU and Larimer County public health conditions continue to allow, we are also excited to provide you the opportunity to participate in a ceremonial walk on the beautiful Colorado State University campus with fellow graduates prior to heading home for Spring Break. The College of Liberal Arts will be hosting our walk Tuesday, April 6 from 9 am to 1 p.m. Students may register to walk in one of four designated time slots.
While guests will not be permitted, the ceremonial walk will be live streamed and recorded so you can share the experience virtually with your family and friends.
During the ceremonial walk experience, photographers will be on site to take formal graduation pictures. Regalia is encouraged, but not required at this celebration. The deadline to guarantee regalia delivery by the ceremonial walk has passed, but you can still order your cap and gown directly through Jostens.
As part of the CSU ceremonial dress code, students are asked to wear proper attire including shoes, shirts and bottoms at all times. Attire that is not appropriate for the event includes (but is not limited to): Costumes and masks that conceal your identity, clothing with obscene language or graphics, and clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment. Clothing with multiple layers will be subject to search. Face coverings (which must cover your nose and mouth) are required for all attendees throughout the event. In the Rams spirit, we ask students to use discretion and good judgment so that all participants can have a meaningful experience.
In addition to the walk experience, you will be receiving an email from GradImages (CSU’s photography partner) in the coming weeks inviting you to complete a personalized graduation slide. You will have a limited window to upload an appropriate graduation photo to your slide. If you elect not to upload a picture you will still be celebrated with a slide within your college video. These slides will accompany our full video celebration packages, scheduled to be released in May.
As a reminder, all graduates are welcome to return to participate in any future formal commencement ceremony with their college once those resume.
Cap and Gown
Keep an eye on your email for communication from GradImages to upload a photo for a personalized graduation slide.