During the graduation ceremony, there will be an optional indoor viewing in the University Center Theater.
Guests are encouraged to explore the Commencement FAQs as they make preparations to visit the Gunnison Valley to attend the celebration. On the Friday evening prior to graduation, a senior reception will be held in the University Center. This event is an opportunity for Western Colorado University to recognize graduates for their achievements and provides family and friends a chance to mingle with faculty and staff.
- May 10: Mandatory commencement rehearsal at 2 p.m. in the Mountaineer Bowl
- Senior reception: A reception for all graduates and their families will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the University Center.
- May 11: Commencement Day
- Meet in the upper parking lot next to the Mountaineer Bowl to line up for the ceremony by 9:15 a.m. wearing your cap and gown. Our faculty marshals will help you find your place in line. A livestream of the event will start at 9 a.m., one hour before the start of the ceremony.