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Spring Commencement 2021

Multiple Hybrid Ceremonies - May 14th and 15th, 2021

The University of Wyoming will hold modified commencement ceremonies on May 14th and 15th, including a hybrid option to recognize graduates virtually. The final schedule can be found below. Doors will open one hour before each ceremony. All ceremonies take place in the Arena-Auditorium (except the College of Law).


Please see Transit and Parking's Commencement page for more information about parking and shuttles this week.



May 14th 

11:00 AM


   College of Law (held at the UW Conference Center)
   Livestream available here.


12:30 PM


   Undergraduates from:

  • College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

  • College of Engineering

  • School of Energy Resources

      Livestream available here.

5:30 PM


   Undergraduates from:

  • College of Business

  • College of Health Sciences

  • Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources

     Livestream available here.


May 15th

9:00 AM


   All Graduate Students 
    (master and doctoral degrees, except Law)

   Undergraduates from: the College of Education

    Livestream available here.

2:00 PM


   Undergraduates from: College of Arts & Sciences

    Livestream available here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates have always received diplomas by mail after their degree verification is complete. This process can take up to 3 months. We don’t anticipate any changes to this process.

Ceremonies will take place in the Arena-Auditorium and will be livestreamed on WyoCast. The livestream information is above under each ceremony.

Graduates will need opt-in for these packages. All students who have declared a Spring 2021 graduation date in WyoWeb will receive an email in March with a unique coupon code to redeem your keepsake package.

Students will not have to pay for our virtual ceremony package. Students can optionally purchase extra regalia components, like a robe, extra tassels, etc., if they would like. Students will need to purchase a robe for the. in-person ceremony.

Students do not need to do anything to notify us at this time. They should check the commencement website during our normal registration windows (October or March) for instructions on how to register. Questions can be directed to the commencement coordinator, Courtney Thomson-Lichty, at 307-766-5123

Students will gather in the Memorial Fieldhouse up to one hour before their specified ceremony. We will release a staggered arrival schedule as we get closer to the event.

Yes! We would love for our graduates to do both.


Graduates will receive four guest tickets. While we understand this may limiting for our graduates, it is what we can can accomodate with distancing requirements. We cannot grant any additional tickets, but we will be livestreaming the ceremomnies.




Virtual Ceremony Care Package

Graduating students were emailed a unique coupon code to redeem their virtual commencement care package which includes various celebration items such as mortar boards/tams, ceremony program, UW stickers and much more. If you have not received one, please contact

Photo of various commencement care package contentsImage of someone using a UW Graduate SnapChat lens

Congratulations to our 2021 graduates!


Tassel Turns and Hooding - Class of 2021!

This is a pivotal moment and we don’t want to miss it. That’s why we’ve asked graduates to submit a video, boomerang or photo of your tassel turning or hooding on our Padlet message board.

We invite all 2021 graduates, but especially those participating virtually, to share photos and videos of your celebration, so we can recognize you no matter where you may be this year.

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Spring 2021 Congratulations

We invite friends and families to share an encouraging video message for 2021 graduates so that we can all celebrate together no matter where you may be this year! You can also submit notes, photos and much more, and no login is required!

Please note: All messages are public and may be shown on our social media or on the graduation livestream.

Contact us

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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