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 2 hours with a reception following next door in the Ben Parker Student Center. The ceremony for our graduate students should be approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes 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 Lockridge Arena. Strollers must be left outside the arena to ensure aisles are left clear in case of emergency.

Undergraduate Ceremony

Friday, December 14, 9 a.m.
Tickets Required
Lockridge Arena inside the Student Recreation Center
1651 Elm Street, Golden, CO 80401
Parking Map

7:40 a.m Graduate check in, Practice Gym (2nd floor of Student Rec Center across from Subway)
8 a.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.)
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 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
Students received a number with their walking card. This number corresponds to a seat. We will upload a seating chart closer to the date for you to reference.

Graduate Ceremony

Friday, December 14, 2 p.m.
Lockridge Arena inside the Student Recreation Center
1651 Elm Street, Golden, CO 80401
Parking Map

12:30 p.m Graduate check in, Student Recreation Center Practice Gym
1 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.)
1:30 p.m. Final lineup of graduates
2 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
Students will be assigned to these sections based on their degree as follows:

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