Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony


Graduate Students

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Recreation Center - Lockridge Arena

The ceremony will be streamed live, beginning at 6:55 p.m. MST at: TBD 

No guest tickets needed for the Graduate Student graduation ceremony.

Reception to follow ceremony.


To walk in the ceremony, graduate students must check-in early.

Check-in location: Small gym, 2nd floor of Lockridge Student Recreation Center (graduate students and advisors only)

Check-in Time: Graduate students may begin checking in at 5:30pm. All graduate students and advisors (only those walking) must be in line by 6:15pm. 


  • PHD Candidates attending the graduation ceremony will pick up regalia the day of the ceremony
  • MANDATORY: Must turn in Doctoral Gown Agreement with the checkout form. Student accounts will be charged $900 for unreturned regalia.
  • More details to be given at practice.
  • PhD students will pick up the gown and tam (hat) at check-in the day of the ceremony. The gown and tam must be returned after the ceremony. The hood is yours to keep.
    • To Purchase your own regalia-Optional (PhDs only): You may purchase the Mines doctoral regalia gown and tam from Jostens by contacting Shelly McClellan at 303-921-6662 or Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.


  • Pick up regalia in Bookstore when available (students will be emailed)
  • Pick up cap and tassel at Check in

For further information, please Download and review the COMMENCEMENT HANDBOOKPDF versionText only version


  • Guests will be prohibited from approaching the stage to take photographs or videos, but they will be permitted to take pictures from their seats. A professional photographer will photograph each graduate as they receive their diploma cover.
  • After the ceremony, graduates and guests should arrange to meet away from the main aisle or stage.
  • Attendance at a commencement ceremony does not guarantee that your degree has been awarded. All degree requirements must be met and verified before diplomas are printed or degree posted to your transcript.