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 Congratulations to the 2014 CVMBS undergrad graduates!

CVMBS Undergraduate Commencement


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​Kelly Swetich - Biomedical Sciences             (970) 491-3926

Erin Reichert - Environmental Health             (970) 491-7910

Lisa McCann - Microbiology            (970) 491-6118

Alicia Kaempfe - Dean's Office
(970) 491-6874

​CVMBS Spring 2014 Graduation

Location: Student Recreation Center
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time: 12:30 p.m.

Graduation Instructions for Graduates in Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Health, and Microbiology: 

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 MS and PhD students) from the College have their degrees awarded at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Lineup: 11:45 a.m., Student Recreation Center (Studio 1)

We will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. at the 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.

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 11:30 a.m. (, Graduating Seniors).


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 or call 800-261-2576. Questions may be emailed to or call 800-261-2576. Questions may be emailed to

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.

Regalia (Caps and Gowns)

Cap and Gown Distribution: Moby Racket Ball Courts 141 and 142, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 13-15, 2014. One hour prior to the ceremony, regalia issues can be addressed in Moby Racket Ball Courts 141 and 142, on May 17, 2014.

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.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (full regalia): $21

  • Additional souvenir tassels (green/gold OR gold) $8

Return regalia after the ceremony 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.

Graduation Announcement Orders

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 or by calling 800-433-0296.

Generic/Colorado State announcement orders: Non-personalized announcements can be purchased at the Lory Student Center bookstore anytime.


Tickets are not required for admission; however, graduates are asked to limit guests to 10 or fewer to meet life safety requirements of the facility. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Areas will be set up to accommodate anyone with a special need - please call 491-6874 (Alicia Kaempfe) so that we may make advance arrangements for your comfort.


Parking can be found west of Moby Gymnasium, north of the Lory Student Center, west of Aylesworth Hall, or west of the library. 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. We suggest that folks who are challenged by walking use this option. Metered parking is in effect on week days only until 4 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 16 and 17) 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.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, please call (970) 491-SNOW or check for updates on the university's operating status and news of any closures or cancellations.

Additional Information

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 in dress and conduct.

Guest conduct restrictions

Prohibited items not allowed in Commencement and Commissioning venues include the following:

  1. Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs carried in by patrons.

  2. Glass bottles or metal cans.

  3. Ice chests or large coolers.

  4. Bota bags or wine skins.

  5. Sticks, bats or clubs, including any attachments.

  6. Fireworks, firearms or other weapons, or simulated weapons.

  7. Bullhorns or other artificial noisemakers.

  8. Framed backpacks.

  9. Animals other than certified guide dogs for the disabled.

Live Streaming

The ceremony will be streamed live and archived for guests who cannot attend. Please see the CSU Commencement Website for more information.

Colorado State University Commencement Website:

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 Ram​CT Commencement questionnaire (; Graduating Seniors) if you are NOT attending so their preparations reflect your wishes.