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 Congratulations to the 2017 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


 Clear Bag Policy

Please note that Spring Commencement will be going to a Clear Bag Policy.

Spring 2018 Commencement

Saturday, May 12, 2018

9 a.m. Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom

Regalia Orders and Distribution


Order your cap, gown, and tassel in advance online; go to the Alumni Association Grad Pack webpageThe deadline for ordering student regalia is March 28, 2018.


Faculty orders are coordinated by each college office. Colleges or departments work directly with the supplier, Jostens, to place college or department faculty orders. Additionally, there is an option for faculty to order and pay themselves online directly through Joesten's CSU website. The faculty order deadline is the same as students, March 28, 2018. Our direct contacts for CSU are:

Gown Distribution (both students and faculty)
All regalia distribution will take place at Grad Fest in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center on the following days:

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 9 - 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday; cap, gown, and tassel will be available for pick up 1-hour prior to each ceremony in the Smith Alumni Center.

Photo ID is required for pick up. Your rental includes cap, gown, and tassel. You must return your gown and hood, but you keep the cap and tassel. (Exception: Doctorate/DVM are required to return their Tam/Cap)

Regalia Returns

All returns will be in the Moby C-wing, the Lory Student Center Information desk and the Smith Alumni Center immediately after the ceremony. Please note that there may be a charge for late returns.

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).

Announcements and Class Ring Sales

Details coming soon.

Representatives from CB Grad Announcements

Details coming soon.

Commencement Parking

Spring 2018 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. Construction on campus will impact available parking. For the most up to date announcements regarding parking and construction impact please check the CSU construction updates website.

Friday before 4 p.m.

Free parking is available in Moby Arena Lot 195 (grid location A–7 on the CSU Campus Parking Map). A free shuttle, "Around the Horn," travels to the Lory Student Center every ten minutes from the Moby Arena lot.

There is paid parking in the pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 310, which is located north of the Lory Student Center. See grid location J-6 on the CSU Campus Parking Map. The pay-by-plate spaces are located in the west half of Lot 310 (colored orange with a picture of a clock on the parking map). There are also pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 425, which is located due west of the Morgan Library (grid location H–9 on the campus map). The pay-by-plate spaces are located in the south half of Lot 425. Meter rates are $1.75 an hour.

Friday after 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday All Day

Free parking is available in all lots mentioned above, as Saturday is not a regular university business day.

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

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