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Graduation Procedures & Commencement Information

Graduation Application Deadlines

A student planning to graduate must submit an application for graduation to the Registrar's Office according to the schedules below.  The application for graduation is available through the student's portal.

  • August 2024 Candidates:  Graduation application due Friday, June 7, 2024
  • December 2024 Candidates:  Graduation application due Friday, September 6, 2024
  • Spring 2025 Candidates: Graduation application due Friday, January 31, 2025

Application Instructions

Make an appointment with your assigned advisor in your school or college to verify graduation requirements and to make sure you'll meet them by the end of the semester.

Once you have verified that you're on track to graduate, use your UCDAccess student portal to apply for graduation:

  1. Once logged in, click on Academics under your Student Center. 
  2. Click Apply for Graduation

Please note: Your Intent to Graduate Form needs to be submitted between the first day of school and the last day to drop/add classes of the term you intend to graduate.

Degree Conferral Dates

  • Summer 2024: August 16, 2024
  • Fall 2024: December 13, 2024
  • Spring 2025: May 16, 2025

Please note that the Conferral Date (official date of completion) may not be the same as the Commencement Ceremony.

Diploma Information

Important Notes Regarding Diplomas and Graduation

Watch for information concerning transcripts, diplomas, Commencement, etc., via email through your CU Anschutz account following the acceptance of your graduation application.

  • Diplomas for degrees conferred at the Anschutz Medical Campus are automatically mailed out to the diploma address in the student's record.
  • Diplomas will be awarded to approved candidates for degrees at the annual commencement ceremonies for students at the Anschutz Medical Campus or after official degree awarding dates as approved by the Board of Regents.  

Information about ordering replacement diplomas and display-sized diplomas can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website.

Want to Participate in the Commencement Ceremony?

If your application to graduate is approved, you are eligible to walk in the Commencement ceremony. CU Anschutz conducts a Spring and Fall ceremony each year. Not all programs participate in both. Please check with your program for information about when it recognizes its graduates. Participation in Commencement exercises is optional and requires a separate registration and regalia ordering process. Commencement Registration typically opens in February for Spring, and in October for the Fall ceremony. Additional information and registration links can be found via the Commencement website.