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Commencement | College of Education

Spring 2019 Commencement

The Spring 2019 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education are currently planned to be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 in the Arena Auditorium. Undergraduates and graduates will participate in separate ceremonies.

Undergraduate Ceremony will begin promptly at 3:30 pm.

Graduate Ceremony will begin promptly at 12:15 pm.

Tickets
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.

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

Live Streams
The Ceremonies will be live streamed online via WyoCast.
Stream Graduate Ceremony | Stream Undergraduate Ceremony


Student Information

Undergraduate Ceremony

Arrival
Students should arrive at the Fieldhouse no later than 2:15 pm. 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.

Processional
The processional will begin promptly at 3:30 pm. Students will line up for the processional and portraits will be taken as they proceed to the Arena Auditorium prior to this time.

Ceremony
The Ceremony will begin at 3:30 pm. Length of the ceremony will be approximately 2 hours.

Graduate Ceremony

Arrival
Students should arrive at the Fieldhouse no later than 11:00 am. The ceremony will include master’s and doctoral 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. Please note, this will be the only ceremony where College of Education master’s and doctoral students will be honored and recognized.

Processional
The processional will begin promptly at 12:15 pm. Students will line up for the processional and portraits will be taken as they proceed to the Arena Auditorium prior to this time.

Ceremony
The Ceremony will begin at 12:15 pm. 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. Hooding will be conducted by Associate Vice President Anne Alexander and a professor chosen in advance by the student (usually the chair). Associate Dean Dr. Suzie Young will assist with hooding if there is a need.

Doctoral students will be hooded on stage by their chair and Vice President Ed Synakowski and a professor chosen in advance by the student (usually the chair). Faculty chairs will gather in the gym with you, process into the ceremony and sit with you for ease of hooding 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.

Declare Graduation Date and Pay Fee
You must file your Anticipated Graduation Date form and pay the graduation fee (online option here) by March 31, 2019. Please direct any questions on this matter to the office of the registrar.

Commencement Survey
The office of the Registrar is conducting a brief online survey to all graduating students. Please take the time to complete this survey by March 31, 2019 to indicate that you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Regalia Rental & Pick-Up

Rental: The deadline to order regalia is March 31, 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. Orders taken after March 31st will be charged a $25.00 late fee.

Pick-up:
May 15-17, 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.

May 18, 2019 - Cap & Gown pick up located in the Big Horn Room 203 in the Wyoming Union at 7:00 am.

Returns:
May 18, 2019 - Cap & Gown returns at the University Store until 7:00 pm.

May 20-21, 2019 - Cap & Gown Cap & Gown returns at the University Store from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm. at the University Store until 7:00 pm.

A late fee of $25 will be assessed for all regalia returns after May 21, 2019.

Graduation Day!

Graduates
Commencement marks the close of one life chapter and the opening of another for our graduates each year.
Contact Us

College of Education

Ray Reutzel, Dean

Dept. 3374

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3145

Email: edquest@uwyo.edu

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