Graduation Information

Spring 2019 Candidates:

Graduation information is sent to your Western email early in the semester. Missing applicable deadlines may have an adverse impact on the conferral of your degree and/or your eligibility to participate in spring commencement activities.  Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Office of the Registrar or by calling 970.943.7007.

Commencement 2019

During graduation, there will be an optional indoor viewing in the UC Theater!

Our next commencement will be held on May 11, 2019. 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 State Colorado University to recognize graduates for their achievements and provides family and friends a chance to mingle with faculty and staff.

May 10thMandatory Commencement Rehearsal – 2:00pm in the Mountaineer Bowl. 
                 Senior Reception: A reception for all graduates and their families will take place from 5:00 – 7:00pm in the University Center.   

May 11th:  COMMENCEMENT! Meet in the upper parking lot next to the Mountaineer Bowl to line-up for the ceremony by 9:15am wearing your cap and gown.  Our faculty marshals will help you find your place in line.  PLEASE BE ON TIME. The ceremony starts at 10am.