University officials have made the difficult decision to move the May 2020 Commencement Ceremonies to December to allow all our graduates to share their achievements with their families in person. Details below.

At Colorado State University, our priority is the health and well-being of our students and their families, our faculty and staff, and our entire CSU community. CSU is closely monitoring and following COVID-19 guidance as outlined by public health experts. Visit the University’s information about COVID-19 webpage to read more about the University’s pandemic preparedness planning, other updates, and protocols for the campus community, including President McConnell’s most recent message to campus.

Grad Packs

Grad Pack Info

 

Important Info about May 2020 Commencement and Grad Packs

On March 19, Colorado State University President Joyce McConnell shared news that University officials made the difficult decision to move the May 2020 Commencement Ceremonies to December to allow all our graduates to share their achievements with their families in person.

The move follows recommendations from public officials and is part of CSU’s ongoingCOVID-19 response efforts to protect the health and well-being of our entire campus community. We know this change is one of many that have impacted your life and future plans. Please be assured that the CSU Alumni Association’s commitment to serving and caring for every member of our alumni family – including you – stands firm, especially during this difficult time.

As part of that promise, the Alumni Association is offering two options for everyone who already purchased a Grad Pack (cap, tassel, and gown rental, plus Alumni Association membership):

  1. Transfer your order in full to December to participate in the fall 2020 commencement ceremony. Your Alumni Association membership will begin in May and continue for a full year after December’s ceremony.
  2. Get a full refund on your complete order and receive a complimentary 1-year membership in the Alumni Association beginning in May.

Please email member@colostate.edu if you’d like a refund. If you’d like to transfer your order, do nothing and we’ll take care of the rest. For the most timely and efficient refund, kindly respond by June 30.

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! You are part of our alumni family, no matter how or when you celebrate. The Alumni Association is always here for you with career services (including 1:1 consultations), networking opportunities, professional development webinars and workshops, and fellowship through online and in-person (just as soon as we’re able) events.

 

GRAD PACK INFO

Includes cap, gown, and tassel rental PLUS Alumni Association membership.
Online ordering for December 2020 will be available in early September.  

For more information about graduation, please visit the commencement website.

Annual Grad Pack

Bachelor's Degree 

$50* (value $63) - $2.87 sales tax included
Alumni Association Annual Membership
Cap, gown, and tassel rental**

Master's/Doctorate Degree

$73* (value $83) - $4.38 sales tax included
Alumni Association Annual membership 
Cap, gown, hood and tassel rental**

Colorado Grad Pack

Bachelor's Degree

$130* (value $163) - $2.87 sales tax included
All items in Annual Grad Pack , PLUS:
Colorado State University license plate certificate+

Master's/Doctorate Degree

$156* (value $183) - $4.38 sales tax included
All items in Annual Grad Pack , PLUS:
Colorado State University license plate certificate+

Life Member Grad Pack

Bachelor's Degree

$756* (value $1,038) - $2.87 sales tax included
All items in Annual Grad Pack , PLUS:
Life Membership in lieu of Annual Membership

Master's/Doctorate Degree

$756* (value $1,058) - $4.38 sales tax included
All items in Annual Grad Pack , PLUS:
Life Membership in lieu of Annual Membership


*A portion is considered a donation to CSU and will be credited as such to the individual making the purchase
**Your rental includes cap, gown, and tassel. Regalia will not be mailed to you. You must return the gown. Bachelor's and master's graduates keep the cap and tassel. Doctorate students keep the tassel. Option to buy additional items at Grad Fest.
+License plate certificate provided; must present to DMV for actual plates.  Additional fees apply.

All regalia distribution will take place at Grad Fest in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center on the following days:

  • Grad Fest; Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; May 13 - 15
  • Saturday, May 16; regalia will be available for pick up 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 17; regalia will be available for pick up 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center.
  • Photo ID required for pick up.
  • Additional CSU regalia items for sale at Grad Fest.
  • Rental returns are in the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center all days of commencement; returns in Moby C-Wing (Intramural Gym) and the Lory Student Center Information Desk occur immediately following the commencement ceremonies in those locations.

Alumni Association Grad Pack Info

The Alumni Association helps you stay connected to CSU and fellow graduates through:

Please note:

  • Bachelor degree graduates keep the cap and tassel, but return the gown.
  • Master degree graduates keep the cap and tassel, but return the hood and gown.
  • Doctorate graduates keep the tassel.

Questions? Please contact the Alumni Association at (800) 286-2586.

For more information about graduation, visit the commencement website.