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May 2024 Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 
Time(s):  8:00am and 11:30am (see details below)
Location: Stocker Stadium and streaming online

CMU and CMU Tech will celebrate graduates at two ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, 2024 based on the degree or certificate being conferred.  Parking lots will open one hour before each ceremony.

Save the date and check back regularly for updates!

Streaming:          8:00am Streaming Link          11:30am Streaming Link

Commencement Times

Each ceremony will host specific degrees and majors. Graduates are expected to go to the ceremony for their degree and major. 

8:00am ceremony includes graduates earning the following:

Graduates Please arrive by 7:15am

  • Associate degree (all)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
    • Criminal Justice: POST Academy
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Applied Anthropology & Geography
    • Art History
    • Criminal Justice
    • Early Childhood Special Education
    • Elementary Education (all)
    • English and English: Writing
    • History and History: Secondary Education
    • Liberal Arts: General Studies
    • Mass Communication
    • Political Science
    • Psychology and Counseling Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Spanish: Hispanic Studies
    • Studio Art
    • Theatre Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (all)
  • Bachelor of Music (all)
  • Bachelor of Music Education (all)
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Biological Sciences (all)
    • Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Environmental Science and Technology
    • Geosciences: Geology
    • Mathematics and Mathematics: Secondary Education
    • Physics
  • Professional Certificate (all)
  • Technical Certificate (all)

11:30am ceremony includes graduates earning the following:

Graduates please arrive by 10:45am

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
    • Business Administration
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Kinesiology: Adapted Physical Education
    • Kinesiology: K-12 Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (all)
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Accounting (all)
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Computer Science
    • Construction Management
    • Engineering (all)
    • Exercise Science
    • Fitness and Health Promotion
    • Outdoor Recreation Industry Studies
    • Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (all)
  • Bachelor of Radiologic Sciences (all)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (all)
  • Graduate Certificate (all)
  • Master's degree (all)

Cap, Gown, Announcements and Other Regalia

Come visit the Grad Fair to order your regalia!

  • March 27-28 10am-4pm  
  • Stop by the Maverick Store interior entrance next to the UC first floor stage
  • Online ordering is also available through 10pm on April 1 at the Herff Jones portal for in store pick-up or home delivery
  • Cap & gown distribution for orders selected for pick-up at the Maverick Store will be May 8 at 10am
Caps, Gowns, Hoods, Stoles and Tassels
  • Visit Herff Jones to order your cap and gown, hood or miscellaneous regalia items for home delivery or in-store pickup.
  • The Maverick Store has a wide selection of custom stoles to celebrate your exceptional achievement! Examples include stoles celebrating specific departments and clubs, First Generation, Pride, Women, CMU, and many more!
  • Commemorative tassels, alumni mugs and other alumni related gifts are also available in-store or through the Maverick Store website.
  • The week prior to commencement, a limited number of caps, gowns, hoods and stoles will available for purchase in-store at The Maverick Store.
  • The Maverick Store will also have items available for purchase the day of commencement one hour prior to each ceremony just inside the front main entrance of the Maverick Center at the Game Day Store location.

Diploma Frames

Questions? Please call The Maverick Store at 970.248.1422 or email [email protected]

Exit Survey for Graduates

All graduates, regardless of attending the commencement ceremony, should complete the Exiting Graduate Survey.  A link will be emailed to you prior to graduation.  In addition, laptops will be available to complete the survey at the cap and gown pickup outside the Maverick Bookstore.  The survey, which inquires about plans after graduation, should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. The results will help academic departments and the institution better prepare students for life after college.

Congratulations Summer and Fall 2023 Graduates! 

Recordings of the December 2023 Commencement Ceremonies can be viewed here:
      8:00am Ceremony                 11:00am Ceremony