Celebrate Academic Achievement

Regis University's commencement is the ceremony that celebrates the graduation of our students. Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements and participation in the commencement ceremony does not guarantee graduation.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Students graduate in the semester that all requirements are met and all documentation is received by the appropriate college/school by the designated deadline. Incomplete grades, late application for graduation, or late receipt of transfer credit or score reports may result in the degree being awarded in a later semester. Regis reserves the right to deny or revoke a degree or other academic credential if it was obtained by misrepresentation, fraud, or by mistake or error.

Graduating Term Application Deadline CBE, CC&IS, CCLS & RHCHP Application Deadline for Regis College (2 semesters prior)
Fall 2018
September 13, 2018 May 24, 2018
Spring 2019 January 24, 2019 September 12, 2018
Summer 2019 May 23, 2019 January 25, 2019

Graduation & Commencement

To be considered a candidate for graduation, all students must file a graduation application with the Office of Academic Records and Registration no later than the published deadline.

Graduation Process

Step 1: Ensure with your academic advisor that you are on track to graduate. Please note: Your academic advisor is the only one who can verify if you are on track with your courses to graduate.
Step 2: Submit a graduation application. This must be done for every student who wishes to graduate.
Step 3: Once your graduation application is submitted please allow two to three weeks for processing. You will know your graduation/certificate application was successfully submitted when you receive the “Form saved successfully” message after clicking the submit button. 
Step 4: You will receive an email confirmation once your graduation application is processed. Your diploma will be mailed to you within 12 weeks of your graduation date.
Step 5: If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony, purchase your cap and gown (regalia) through the Book & Bean bookstore. For more details, please view the "Cap and Gown" tab above.
Step 6: Your graduation fee of $50 will be invoiced to you once your graduation application has been processed. 
Note: Your legal name will be printed on your diploma. If your legal name has changed, you must submit a notarized Change of Name Affidavit to the Office of Academic Records and Registration.

Graduation Application for Degrees

Click on the button below to apply for graduation and indicate if you plan to commence. All degree seeking students must submit this application to be considered for graduation. Please note: You may be required to download the Java plug-in to complete the form.
Proceed to the Graduation Form 


Certificate ONLY

Click on the below button if you are receiving a certificate ONLY. (If you are receiving a pre- or post-grad certificate, fill out this form.) Please note: You may be required to download the Java plug-in to complete the form. 

Proceed to the Academic Certificate Form

Degree Award


Students graduate in the semester that all requirements are met and all documentation is received by the appropriate college/school by the designated deadline. Incomplete grades, late application for graduation, or late receipt of transfer credit or score reports may result in the degree being awarded in a later semester. Regis reserves the right to deny or revoke a degree or other academic credential if it was obtained by misrepresentation, fraud, or by mistake or error.

Degree Postings on the Academic Transcript


Graduation honors, if applicable, are reflected on the academic transcript when the degree is posted. Enrollment Services posts each student's degree or certificate of completion as soon as possible. However, it can take 10 to 12 weeks, depending on the individual student's circumstances, such as the term in which requirements are completed or receipt of competency-based credit or receipt of transfer credits or score reports. A copy of the unofficial academic transcript showing the graduation information and diploma is automatically sent to the student.

Additional Information

  • For questions about completing your degree, contact your academic advisor
  • For questions about commencement, please email studentservices@regis.edu
  • If you are having problems accessing these forms, please call ITS at 303.458.4050

Contact

The commencement department is located on the North Denver Campus on the fourth floor of Main Hall. If you have questions regarding commencement or the graduation applications, please contact Micheala Vandegrift at 303.458.4396 or by email. For status of your diploma, contact Academic Records at 303.458.4393.

Fall 2018:

COMBINED CEREMONY (Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral)

Fall 2018 – Friday, December 14, 2018  - 6 p.m. in Exhibit Hall A at the Colorado Convention Center 

Spring 2019:

Master's Ceremony- Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. at Regis University NWD Campus on Boettcher Commons lawn

Doctoral Ceremony-Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. at Regis University NWD Campus on Boettcher Commons lawn

Undergraduate Ceremony- Sunday, May 5 at 10 a.m. at Regis University NWD Campus on Boettcher Commons lawn

Baccalaureate Mass: May 5, 2019

Cap, Gown and Tassel Information

Regis University does not provide Honor Cords, only Honor Societies provide cords. If you would like an Honor Society Cord, please reach out to the Honor Society you belong to in order to obtain this. 

Each student who wants to commence must order a cap and gown through the Regis University Bookstore.

Call the Regis University Bookstore at 1.800.798.4153, ext. 4150
Cost for an undergraduate unit - $30
Cost for a Masters unit - $56
Cost for a Doctor unit - $190 (Fine Quality hood.)
Payment options:  Major credit cards, cash, check, or book voucher.


Baccalaureate (Undergraduate) Tassel Color Hood
Bachelor of Arts (Including Classical Bachelor of Arts) White None
Bachelor of Science (Including Bachelor of Applied Science) Gold None
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences White & Gold None
Bachelor of Fine Arts Brown None
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Apricot None
Master's Tassel Color Hood
Master of Arts Navy/Gold White
Master of Business Administration Navy/Gold Drab (Tan)
Master in Development Practice Navy/Gold Peacock
Master of Education (CPS only) Navy/Gold Light Blue
Master of Fine Arts Navy/Gold Brown
Master of Nonprofit Management Navy/Gold Drab (Tan)
Master of Science (Health Services Administration, CIT/CIS, Criminology, Accounting, or Management) Navy/Gold Gold
Master of Science in Nursing
*Those who attend the Nurses Pinning & Recognition Ceremony do not have to purchase hoods*
Navy/Gold Gold 
Doctorate Tassel Color Hood
Doctor of Physical Therapy Old Gold Teal
Doctor of Nursing Practice Old Gold Apricot
Doctor of Pharmacy Old Gold Olive Green

Please specify your degree for tassel and hood color when you order. Example: Bachelor of Arts or Master of Science NOT Bachelor of Arts in Communication or Master of Science in Criminology. Hood and tassel color go by what your degree is and not your area of study.


Honors

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who have completed 60-graded-semester hours of Regis course work are awarded graduation honors according to the following cumulative grade point average standards:

  • Summa Cum Laude 3.900 - 4.000
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.700 - 3.899
  • Cum Laude 3.500 - 3.699

Undergraduate students who have completed between 30- and 59-graded-semester hours of Regis course work are awarded academic honors according to the following cumulative grade point average standards:

  • Summa Cum Laude 3.950 - 4.000
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.850 - 3.949
  • Cum Laude 3.750-3.849

Regis University does not provide Honor Cords, only Honor Societies provide cords. If you would like an Honor Society Cord, please reach out to the Honor Society you belong to in order to obtain this.

Graduate Students

Graduate students who have completed master's or doctoral degree requirements with a cumulative grade point average of 3.850 or better for 600-level or 700-level courses are awarded graduate honors.

Honors posted in the Commencement Bulletin

These are honors based on a student’s cumulative grade point average. PLEASE NOTE: honors listed in the bulletin are estimated based on grades posted at the time in which honors are pulled. Honors will not be adjusted for students who contact the Commencement Department for various reasons such as an incomplete class, etc. Honors posted in the program are estimated only and the final honors will be printed on each student’s transcript and diploma.

Degree Postings on the Academic Transcript

Graduation honors, if applicable, are reflected on the academic transcript when the degree is posted. Enrollment Services posts each student's degree or certificate of completion as soon as possible. However, it can take 10 to 12 weeks, depending on the individual student's circumstances, such as the term in which requirements are completed or receipt of competency-based credit or receipt of transfer credits or score reports. A copy of the unofficial academic transcript showing the graduation information is automatically sent to the student.


Cap & Gown Graduation Fair

Date & Time Location
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2 - 6 p.m.
Regis Bookstore
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2 - 6 p.m.  Regis Bookstore
 

You also may purchase your cap and gown by calling the Regis University Bookstore at 1.800.798.4153 or by going online at CB Graduation. Class rings can be purchased through Balfour at the Grad Fair or by visiting www.balfour.com


Spring Ceremonies

Candidate Line-Up


Candidates are required to be at line-up one hour prior to the start of their ceremony. Please do not bring any personal belongings (ie: handbag, coats, etc.) as there is no place to store them. Candidates should come to line-up dressed in their regalia
Line-Up Location
Line-Up for all ceremonies will be located on Fortune Plaza (Behind Main Hall and in front of the Chapel). In the case of inclement weather, candidates should assemble in the Felix Pomponio Family Science Center.
Spring Ceremony Map

Marching Cards


All candidates please proceed to the tables on the east side of Fortune Plaza to pick up your marching card. The marching card is an index card with your name as it is to be read by the dean. Marching cards are in order by the first letter of your last name so please find your card in the corresponding line. Once you receive your card you will line up with your classmates. Regis University faculty/staff members will assist in organizing prospective graduates into your lines. Guests are not allowed at line-up.

Fall Ceremonies

Graduates must arrive 1 hour prior to start time at line up in Hall B (right next to Hall A where the ceremony will be).
Students should come to line up dressed in regalia. Coats and handbags should be left with family, as there are no secured storage areas for personal items.

Marching Cards


Students should come to line up dressed in regalia. Coats and handbags should be left with family, as there are no secured storage areas for personal items. Please proceed to the tables at line up and pick up your marching card. The marching card is an index card with your name as it is to be read by the dean. Marching cards are in order by the first letter of your last name, so please find your card in the corresponding line. One you receive your card, you will line up with your classmates. Regis University faculty and staff members will assist in organizing prospective graduates into four lines.
  • Ceremony is held at the Colorado Convention Center in Hall A. Seating is unlimited and no tickets or reservations are needed.
  • Line-Up is held at the Colorado Convention Center in Hall B. Come dressed in regalia, do not bring personal items as there is not a secured storage area.

Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Booking Click on link for information on reservations and room specials for graduates and guests DoubleTree Westminster:

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/D/DENNSDT-RUC-20181213/index.jhtml


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver:

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLDV-DT-REG-20181213/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Hilton Garden Inn, Arvada
Book here

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/D/DENAVGI-RGRAD-20181212/index.jhtml

Commencement Photos

GradImages will take three photographs of each graduate at the ceremony. Proofs of these photographs will be emailed to each graduate’s Regis account within five business days after the ceremony. If you did not receive your proofs or would like to order pictures, please call GradImages at 1.800.261.2576. You may also contact their team via the customer service email or their website.

Weather

Spring ceremonies go on rain, sleet, snow or shine! Please wear appropriate attire and footwear with your regalia. *Graduates will be navigating the steps on the front and backside of Main Hall if ice is not present on the stairs. If ice is present, graduates will process around Main Hall, through the grass to the ceremony, located on Boettcher Commons. There is not an inclement weather location.
*If you are unable to navigate the stairs of Main Hall, please let an usher in a yellow robe know at Line-Up and we will help you with joining the procession at the bottom of the Main Hall stairs.

Guest Information

TICKETS

No tickets required. Seating is unlimited.

LOCATION

Please see events schedule for dates, times and locations.

WEATHER

Spring ceremonies go on rain, sleet, snow or shine!  Please wear appropriate attire and footwear with your regalia.  *Graduates will be navigating the steps on the front and backside of Main Hall if ice is not present on the stairs.  If ice is present, graduates will process around Main Hall, through the grass to the ceremony, located on Boettcher Commons. There is not an inclement weather location.   
*If you are unable to navigate the stairs of Main Hall, please let an usher in a yellow robe know at Line-Up and we will help you with joining the procession at the bottom of the Main Hall stairs.”

COMMENCEMENT PHOTOS

GradImages will take three photographs of each graduate at the ceremony.  Proofs of these photographs will be emailed to each graduate within five business days after the ceremony.  If you would like to order pictures, please call GradImages at 1.800.261.2576.  You may also contact their team via the customer service email or their website

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL BOOKING

Click on link for information on reservations and room specials for graduates and guests

DoubleTree Westminster:

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/D/DENNSDT-RUC-20181213/index.jhtml

 
Double Tree  by Hilton Hotel Denver: 

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLDV-DT-REG-20181213/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Hilton Garden Inn, Arvada

What is the difference between commencement and graduation?

Commencement refers to the ceremony that celebrates graduation; graduation refers to the completion of all degree requirements. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not guarantee graduation.

Even though I am not participating in commencement will my name still be on the program?

All graduates who have submitted a graduation application by the graduation application deadline will be included on the program.

What is regalia?

Regalia or cap and gown is what graduates are required to wear at commencement. Baccalaureate students’ regalia consists of a black cap and gown and a tassel that corresponds to the degree they are receiving. Master students’ regalia includes a cap with a masters tassel, a gown (with oblong sleeves) and a hood that corresponds to their degree. Students can order their regalia at the Cap and Gown Fairs or online through the Regis Bookstore at www.regisuniversity@bkstr.com.

Do I have to order regalia?

All students who walk in commencement are required to wear regalia. Regalia is purchased through the Regis Bookstore, not rented, by the student and is theirs to keep after the ceremony.

How do I order my regalia?

Regalia is purchased through the Regis Bookstore and can be ordered by the following options: 1. Visit www.regisuniversity@bkstr.com. 2. Call 1.800.798.4153, Ext 4150 or 303.458.4150. 3. Attend a Grad Fair (students do not need to pre-order or RSVP to attend).

By when do I need to order my regalia?

Regalia must to be ordered on-line approximately one month prior to commencement. The Regis Bookstore will be at the commencement ceremony for last-minute changes, but it is strongly recommended for orders to be placed ahead of time to assure correct size of gown and color of tassel or hood.

Can I purchase just a tassel?

Yes, you can purchase tassels through the Regis Bookstore at the  Grad Fair or on-line through the Regis Bookstore.

How do I order graduation announcements?

Personalized announcements are provided by CB Graduation Announcements. They can be ordered by the following options: 1) Visit www.cbgrad.com 2) Call 1.800.433.0296 or 3) Attend a Graduate Salute Event

Will there be a photographer at commencement?

Three professional photos are taken of each student by GradTrak. GradTrak will automatically send proofs and an order form to the graduate’s regis.edu email address. If proofs are not received within two weeks after commencement, the student should call GradTrak at 1-800-283-1779.

I am graduating in the summer; when can I commence?

We have two commencement times to choose from: either Winter (December) or Spring (May). You will want to denote which commencement you will take part in when you submit your graduation application.

How many tickets do I receive for my guests?

Seating is unlimited at the spring and fall ceremonies. No tickets are needed and all are welcome to attend.

What do I do if I or my guests need special assistance?

Let one of our ushers know of your needs when you arrive and we will accommodate you. Please note that our Commencement Department does not have access to wheel chairs, etc.

How long will the ceremony last?

The ceremony is scheduled to last approximately two hours.

When do Doctor of Pharmacy students commence?

DPT students commence only in the Spring.

How do I find out about nurses pinning or hooding?

This is a separate event from our commencement. Please contact RHCHP for details on this event.

Are honor cords worn at the ceremony?

Regis does not have honor cords for GPA honors. Honor society cords or medallions are permitted. Please contact your honor society for more information. GPA honors are estimated and designated in the commencement program. These listed honors are estimated based on the current GPA at the time the program went to the printer, six weeks before commencement. Final honors are listed on the diploma and final transcripts.

Will I receive my diploma at commencement?

You will receive your diploma cover; however, all diplomas are mailed within12 weeks after the graduation date, provided you have met all requirements. During this timeframe the student’s degree is being conferred to ensure completion of all requirements.

Spring Ceremonies Only: At what time should I be at the Lowell Campus?

All graduates must arrive at the North Denver (Lowell) Campus one hour prior to the start of their ceremony. Graduates will assemble on the Fortune Plaza in front of the chapel for lineup. Guests of the graduates will proceed to the Boettcher Commons where the ceremony will take place. Guests are not allowed at line-up.