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Winter Deadlines




Last day to order regalia  (cap and gown)           




Last day to complete the survey and submit an Anticipated Graduation Date form




9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cap & Gown pick up in the Senate Chambers Room 221 in the Wyoming Union




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




10:00 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.

9:00 AM All students from all colleges will be graduating in the same ceremony, please arrive by at least 9:00 a.m. as the ceremony starts at 10:00 a.m.



Before Commencement

You may pick up your cap & gown at Senate Chambers, Wyoming Union room 221. Time is still TBD


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. 

9:00 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.

10:00 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 Senate Chambers, Wyoming Union
TBD, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cap & Gown Pick Up and Returns at Senate Chambers, Wyoming Union
TBD, 2019 from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

May Commencement in Arena Auditorium
TBD, 2019 (multiple times, please see “Graduation Dates and Details” section)

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


Order your Cap & Gown Today!

Order your regalia online starting TBD, 2019. Deadline for all online orders is TBD, 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

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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