Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Colorado School of Mines Commencement Ceremonies

During the ceremony, all graduates will have their names read and they will cross the stage to receive congratulations from the president, provost and academic program heads. Ph.D. candidates will be hooded and congratulated by their advisor.

The ceremony for undergraduate students will last approximately 3 hours with a reception following on the football field. The ceremony for our graduate students should be approximately 1 hour and 45 minuters with a reception following the ceremony next door in the Ben Parker Student Center.

Please allow time for parking and seating.

*To protect the safety and security of all guests no large bags are allowed in Marv Kay Stadium or Lockridge Arena.

Undergraduate Ceremony

Friday, May 11, 9 a.m.
Tickets Required
Marv Kay Stadium

North Bleachers: 1200 11th Street, Golden, CO 80401
South Bleachers: 1250 12th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Shuttle/Parking Map

7:40 a.m Graduate check in, Steinhauer Field House
7:30 a.m. Doors open to the public and guest seating begins (No large bags allowed in the stadium.)
8:40 a.m. Final lineup of graduates
9 a.m. Processional Begins
Parents and guests: please join us for a reception immediately following the ceremony on Campbell Football Field.

Seating Chart
Students received a number with their walking card. This number corresponds to a seat. If you reference this map, numbers 1-239 will be seated in section A (look at the call out/closeup of the field down in the bottom right of the map). Then each section ABCD has 239 seats, so just add up as you move into section B(240-479) and so on. Click on this link to view a map of the processional routes.

Extreme Inclement Weather
In the case of extreme inclement weather (lightning, heavy rain, extreme cold temperatures), we will move indoors to Lockridge Arena and host three separate ceremonies by college. Please review this attachment for detailed information about this plan.

Graduate Ceremony

Thursday, May 10, 5 p.m.
Lockridge Arena inside the Student Recreation Center
1651 Elm Street, Golden, CO 80401
Parking Map

3:30 p.m Graduate check in, Student Recreation Center Practice Gym
4 p.m. Doors open to the public and guest seating begins (No large bags or strollers allowed in the arena. Strollers can be stored in a designated area.)
4:30 p.m. Final lineup of graduates
5 p.m. Processional begins
Parents and guests: please join us for a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Ben Parker Student Center, Grand Ballrooms. The Student Center is next to the Student Recreation Center. Please meet your graduates there after the ceremony.

Seating Chart
Find out where your graduate will be seated based on this map. Students will be assigned to these sections based on their degree as follows:

Stage Left & Center Stage: Masters Candidates
Stage Right: PhD Candidates & Advisors