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Commencement | College of Education

Winter 2019 Commencement

The Winter 2019 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education are currently planned to be held on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 in the Arena Auditorium. Undergraduates and graduates will participate in the same ceremony, beginning at 10 am with the processional starting at 9:45 am.

Guests will not be required to have tickets to attend the ceremony and you are not limited to the number of guests that can attend.

UW Parking and Shuttle information can be found on this map.

Live Streams
The ceremony will be live streamed online via WyoCast. Links to the stream will be posted at a later date.

Student Information

Students should arrive at the Fieldhouse no later than 8:30 am. The ceremony will include all students from all colleges. Enter through any open door and proceed to the College of Education check-in table to receive your name card and further instructions. Preparation for line-up and a photograph will follow shortly thereafter.

The processional will begin promptly at 9:45 am. Students will line up for the processional and portraits will be taken as they proceed to the Arena Auditorium prior to this time.

The Ceremony will begin at 10 am. Length of the ceremony will be approximately 2 hours.

Hooding for Graduate Students
Master’s students will be hooded off stage at a hooding station prior to making their way up the ramp to have their name read as they cross the stage and are congratulated by UW administrators. Please make certain you have asked your faculty chair to assist with your hooding.

Doctoral students will be hooded on stage by their chair and Vice President Ed Synakowski. Faculty chairs will gather in the Fieldhouse with you, process into the ceremony and sit with you for ease of hooding during the ceremony. Please be certain you have you asked your faculty chair to be present and to hood you during the ceremony.

Preparing for Commencement

As you complete your final semester of study in the College of Education, there are several important dates and details about graduation you will want to know.

Regalia Rental & Pick-Up

Rental: The deadline to order regalia is November 1, 2019. Online ordering of regalia will be facilitated through the University Store. You MUST place your order by the deadline to ensure that you have what you need to participate in the ceremony.

December 11-13, 2019 - Cap & Gown pick up located in the Wyoming Union Big Horn Room, 203 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. You may ask a friend or relative to pick these items up for you if you are not in Laramie.

December 14, 2019 - Cap & Gown pick up located in the Big Horn Room 203 in the Wyoming Union at 7:00 am.

December 14, 2019 - Cap & Gown returns at the University Store until 5:00 pm.

December 16-17, 2019 - Cap & Gown Cap & Gown returns at the University Store from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.

A late fee of $25 will be assessed for all regalia returns after May 21, 2019. Contact Jessica Lindmier, at 307.766-3264 or if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact Us

College of Education

Ray Reutzel, Dean

Dept. 3374

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3145


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