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Winter Deadlines





Last day to order regalia (cap and gown)           




Last day to complete the survey and declare your graduation date in WyoRecords.




9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cap & Gown pick up in the Big Horn Room 203 in the Wyoming Union




Graduates should arrive 1 hour before their ceremony starts. Late graduates may not be allowed to participate.         




9:30 am

Commencement begins     





Cap & Gown rental return at the University Store during normal business hours.        

Saturday, December 14th

The only ceremony will be held in the Arena Auditorium.

8:30 AM All students from all colleges will be graduating in the same ceremony, please arrive by at least 8:30 a.m. as the ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m.


Commencement Times

Winter 2019 Graduating College Start time Location
All Students Dec. 14th at 9:30 a.m. Arena Auditorium
Spring 2020 Graduating College Start time Location
All Graduate Students May 16th at 12:15 p.m. Arena Auditorium
College of Arts Sciences May 16th at 8:30 a.m. Arena Auditorium
College of Education May 16th at 8:30 a.m. Arena Auditorium
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources May 16th at 8:30 a.m. Arena Auditorium
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources May 16th at 3:30 p.m. Arena Auditorium
College of Business May 16th at 3:30 p.m. Arena Auditorium
School of Energy Resources May 16th at 3:30 p.m. Arena Auditorium
College of Engineering and Applied Science May 16th at 3:30 p.m. Arena Auditorium
College of Health Sciences May 16th at 3:30 p.m. Arena Auditorium


Before Commencement

You may pick up your cap & gown at Senate Chambers, from December 11-14th in Wyoming Union room 221.


Students should arrive at the Arena Auditorium no later than  1 hour before the procession begins.  When you enter the Arena Auditorium , proceed to the appropriate check-in table to receive your name card and then gather with your degree program/major. Preparation for line-up and a photograph will follow shortly thereafter.   The purpose of arriving early is to obtain your name card, line up with your college/major department, and get your commencement portrait taken before the procession.

Please arrive at these following times. 

8:30 A.M.  Students from all colleges, should arrive at this time, including graduate students.

Important note: If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may not be able to participate in the ceremony. Once graduates have had their photograph taken, the order of the line cannot change. You must be dressed in your regalia when you arrive. Late graduates may be turned away. Please plan accordingly.


Procession & Ceremony

Students will line up for the procession and portraits will be taken as they proceed to the Arena-Auditorium. 

Processions will begin at the following times.

9:30 AM All students  

Graduating from UW-Casper or College of Law?

Visit the UW-Casper commencement page.

Visit the College of Law commencement page.


More Questions or Missed Deadline?

If you missed our deadline for the commencement survey and the Anticipated Graduation Date form, you can still participate! However, we cannot guarantee that your name will be printed in the program and you will not have a pre-printed name card. First thing—submit those items as soon as possible and contact the Registrar’s Office at 307-766-5729 if you have questions. Second, you’ll want to contact your college dean’s office to let them know that you are planning to participate. If you missed our cap & gown deadline, please contact the University Store (307-766-3264) as soon as possible. The University Store has a limited number of surplus gowns, but they cannot guarantee your size or the correct tassel color. You will be charged a $25.00 late fee in addition to the rental fee.

If you have more questions please see our commencement FAQ's or feel free to contact us below.




Cap & Gown pick up and drop off

Cap & Gown Pick Up at Big Horn Room 203, Wyoming Union
December 11-13, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cap & Gown Pick Up at Big Horn Room 203, Wyoming Union
December 14, 2019 from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Winter Commencement in Arena Auditorium
December 14, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Cap & Gown Rental Return in the University Store
December 16-17, 2019 from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Order your Cap & Gown

Order your regalia online starting October 1, 2019. Deadline for all online orders is November 1st, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Orders taken after the deadline will be charged a $25.00 late fee. Please contact the University Store (307-766-3264) if you have missed the order deadline visit the cap and gown ordering information page.

Students can order regalia from the online store.

View all Graduation News for Spring Commencement.


Lifetouch Photography will be photographing all graduates at the upcoming graduation ceremony. Ordering information will be provided closer to Commencement.

Graduation Announcements


Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Courtney Thomson-Lichty, Commencement Coordinator

Old Main, Suite 408

(307) 766-5123

For Degree Evaluation or Diploma Related Questions

Office of the Registrar

(307) 766-5272

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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