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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) 491-5703

​CVMBS Fall 2014 Graduation

Location: Lory Student Center, Main Ballroom
Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time: 4 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; see the CSU Graduate School website for more information.

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Lineup: 3:30 p.m., Lory Student Center, North Ballroom

We will begin promptly at 4 p.m. at the Lory Student 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 website; see your department graduation coordinator if you have questions) 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 3:15 p.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 this joyous occasion.

Regalia (Caps and Gowns)

Cap and Gown Distribution: Moby C-Wing (east side of Moby), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 17-18, 2014. One hour prior to the ceremony, regalia issues can be addressed in the Lory Student Center on December 20, 2014.

Regalia Rental: Students who did not order regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) before the November 12 pre-order deadline still have the opportunity to purchase a Grad Pack through the Alumni Association. If you are not interested in ordering a Grad Pack, students may purchase Bachelors regalia for $22 and Masters/Doctorate regalia for $44 (CASH ONLY) at Cap and Gown Distribution at Moby Complex (C wing – east side entrance) on 12/17/2014 and 12/18/2014 from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Bachelor awardees retain the cap and tassel and only return the gown.
Return gowns directly after the ceremony to Moby C-Wing (east side of Moby Complex). Late returns may incur a charge and should be sent directly to: Herff Jones – Returns; 1000 N. Market Street; Champaign, IL 61820.

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. Additionally, representatives from CB Grad (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings) will be present October 14, 15 and 16, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Flea Market to receive in-person advance orders.

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


Tickets are not required for admission. Areas will be set up to accommodate anyone with a special need, please call 491-5703 (Alicia Kaempfe) so that we may make advance arrangements for your comfort.


Parking can be found west of Moby Gymnasium, or north of the Lory Student Center. There should be sufficient time between ceremonies to minimize parking congestion. 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, December 19 and 20) 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 postage for U.S. mailing. The actual diploma will be mailed to you approximately 6-8 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.