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 Congratulations to the 2018 CVMBS undergrad graduates!

CVMBS Undergraduate Commencement


 Undergraduate Contacts


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

Erin Reichert - Environmental Health             (970) 491-7910

Lisa McCann - Microbiology            (970) 491-6118

Phil Quirk - Neuroscience
(970) 491-2551

Kristen Brown - Student Success Center
(970) 491-6874

Heather Galanty - Student Success Center
(970) 491-6408

Spring Commencement
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9 a.m. Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom

Guest Count

To accommodate all of our graduates, we ask that you please limit your guests to 7. If you know that you will have more than 7 guests present at commencement, please contact Kristen Brown, 970-491-6874.

NOTE: There are no physical tickets for the CVMBS Commencement Ceremony in the Lory Student Center.

Guest Accommodations

Please contact Heather Galanty​ if any of your guests require special accommodations to attend the ceremony.

Regalia Orders and Distribution


Order your cap, gown and tassel in advance online. The deadline for ordering student regalia is Monday, April 1, 2019.


Faculty orders are coordinated by each college office. Colleges or departments work directly with the supplier, Jostens, to place college or department faculty orders. Deadline to order and drop off for faculty will be the same as for students, Monday, April 1, 2019. Also, tax exempt P-Card receipts will be issued to the individual/department immediately following the faculty order.

Gown Distribution (both students and faculty)

All regalia distribution will take place at Grad Fest in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center May 15-17 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, when the commencement ceremony begins, the Smith Alumni Center will be open for cap and gown distribution and drop off through each ceremony, Friday and Saturday.

Regalia Returns

Rental returns are in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center all days of commencement; returns in Moby C-wing (Intramural Gym) and the Lory Student Center Information Desk occur immediately following the commencement ceremonies in those locations.

Diploma Covers

Graduates receive a complimentary diploma cover at Commencement. The actual diplomas will be mailed to graduates six to eight weeks after commencement. For graduates unable to attend the ceremonies, a cover is available in the Registrar’s Office (at no charge). If it is not possible to pick up a cover, one can be mailed to any U.S. address. Email the request to the diploma office (Note: a charge of $5.00 will be required for postage).

Commencement Parking

Spring 2019 commencement ceremonies are at two venues: Lory Student Center and Moby Arena. Please use the guidelines below to suggest parking options for families and guests.

Friday before 4 p.m.

Free parking is available in Moby Arena Lot all day. A free shuttle, "Around the Horn," travels to the Lory Student Center every 10 minutes from the Moby Arena lot.

Paid parking is also available in the parking lot north of the Lory Student Center (Lot 310). This system requires a credit card or coin payment made at a kiosk in the lot. There are also pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 425, which is located due west of the Morgan Library.

Friday after 4 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday

Free parking is available in the Moby Arena Lot (Lot 195), the Lory Student Center Lot (Lot 310), and the Library Lot (Lot 425), as Saturday is not a regular university business day. A free shuttle, “Around the Horn,” travels from the Moby Arena lot to the Lory Student Center every 10 minutes on Friday and every 20 minutes on Saturday.​

Additional informatio​n regarding parking can be obtained from the CSU Parking Services or by calling (970) 491-7041.

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