Colorado Springs Commencement
If you wish to participate in the ceremony, follow the following steps completely:
- Submit a Petition to Graduate
Students completing their degree must fill out an online Petition to Graduate prior
to graduation, at the time of registration for your final term. The main campus will
not confer your degree or release your diploma until this form has been received.
Petition to Graduate Form
Please note: A student who completes a graduate degree, (including all required, elective,
and transfer courses) while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.950, receives Graduate
Academic Honors. Accelerated sequential degrees are excluded from this designation.
If you believe you qualify for honors, please contact the campus so they may verify.
- Clear Business Office Accounts
Students who have completed all of their academic requirements to graduate must clear
their Student Business Office account balance prior to diploma and transcript release.
Credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% convenience fee. Check payments have a
holding period of 10 days before release of transcripts. For more information, call
the Business Office at 800-981-9803.
- Complete RSVP for You and Your Guests
If you plan to walk at graduation, please RSVP for the 2022 Commencement Ceremony by April 7, 2022! Each graduate will receive a
total of ten slots for guests. Graduates should inform their guests appropriately,
and that seating is limited. If you need more than 5 guests, they will be put on a
- Purchase Your Cap and Gown
To order your master's cap and gown, visit the Jostens site. Online ordering is now
open. Please complete your order by Friday, March 18, 2022 to ensure your items are
delivered before the commencement date. Shipping time is usually around five weeks.
Do not leave this for the last minute!
Please note that there will be no representatives on campus, ordering will be handled
exclusively online through the Jostens website (opens in new tab) (Please access Jostens link using Chrome or Firefox). Contact Jostens at this number if you run into any issues when ordering: 800-854-7464 or contact Betsy Burkhalter, College Product Coordinator-Regalia at 800-488-2173, fax 800-655-5725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive an immediate email confirmation of your order with a confirmation
number. Please keep this number for future reference. Once you receive your confirmation
number you know Jostens has the order!
If you have any questions regarding your order or you miss the online ordering deadline,
you may call Jostens at 800-854-7464 and place your order by phone. Please note, this option will also incur an additional
fee of $20.
- Send out Announcements
Commencement announcements and rings are available through Jostens.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Colorado Springs Metropolitan
Campus at 719-590-7340.
We look forward to celebrating with you at the ceremony!
Directions to Ceremony
From I-25, take the Fillmore exit and head west (toward the mountains). Continue on
Fillmore until you get to Panorama. The Masonic Society Building is on the left.
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