Graduation Information

Commencement 2020

During the graduation ceremony, there will be an optional indoor viewing in the University Center Theater.

Our next commencement will be held on May 9, 2020. When planning ahead, 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 8: 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 9: Commencement.
    • 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. The ceremony starts at 10 a.m.