Graduation

Students must apply to graduate!

Please follow the steps below in their entirety to ensure your name appears on the graduation roster. Additionally, all communication regarding graduation is sent to your university email address. It is imperative that you are regularly checking this email address as there may be emails that require a response from you. If you forward your email to an alternative address, we cannot guarantee its delivery; therefore, we highly recommend not forwarding your University email. All students must apply to graduate through their UCD Access Portal.

Deadlines to Apply to Graduate

Semester Date
FallSeptember 4, 2019
SpringFebruary 5, 2020
SummerJune 16, 2020

Deadlines to Apply to Graduate can also be found on the registrar’s academic calendar.

Navigate to the UCD Access Student Portal ->student center-> academics-> apply for graduation

Please see further instructions and information regarding graduation by clicking on your degree level below.

Important Dates

Confirmation of the receipt of your graduation application will be sent to your university email approximately two weeks after the semester’s graduation application deadline per the registrar’s academic calendar. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the graduation application deadline please email academicservices@ucdenver.edu to inquire on the status of your graduation application submission.

Degrees posted and mailedTentative Dates
Fall 2019 degrees posted on transcriptsJanuary 24, 2020
Fall 2019 diplomas to be mailedFebruary 12, 2020
Spring 2020 degrees posted on transcriptsJune 26, 2020
Spring 2020 diplomas to be mailedJuly 15, 2020
Summer 2020 degrees posted on transcriptsSeptember 4, 2020
Summer 2020 diplomas to be mailedSeptember 16, 2020


Commencement Information

Students are permitted to participate in commencement only after completing all degree requirements and applying to graduate. Graduate names are printed in the commencement program only in the semester for which you have been approved to graduate.‚Äč

Exceptions to this policy are granted by the Dean of the respective school/college from which the student is receiving their degree and are limited to international students. For more information about the process for requesting an exception, please email academicservices@ucdenver.edu.

Applying to graduate through the UCD Access portal does not also register you to participate in the commencement ceremony. These are two separate processes. Please visit the link below for information regarding the ceremony. Details will be sent throughout the semester regarding registering for the commencement ceremony.

The University does not hold a summer commencement ceremony, therefore all summer graduates wishing to participate in commencement are invited to attend the fall ceremony.

More information on the commencement ceremony.

If you have applied to graduate and are now postponing, please email academicservices@ucdenver.edu, informing us of your change in status. Additionally, you will need to communicate this to your Academic and Faculty Advisors.