Commencement PreparationCaps and Gowns - Orders will be taken at the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore during the Graduation Fair on March 3-4, 2015 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Orders also will be taken at the CSU-Pueblo Colorado Springs Tower Location, 2864 South Circle Drive, Suite 200, on March 2, 2015 from 3p.m. to 6 p.m.
Student cap and gown purchase fees are due at the time of measurement. The costs (NOT INCLUDING TAX) based on degree earned are as follows :

  • Bachelor: $34.99 
  • Master: $69.99
  • Souvenir Tassel: $7.99

Orders also may be placed through the Books​tore website address:

Full payment must be received at the time of the order. Please make checks payable to the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore. There are NO refunds.

A late fee of $15 will be charged for orders placed from March 5-13, 2015. A late fee of $25 will be charged for orders placed after March 13, 2015.

Students not purchasing a cap and gown must register during the Graduation Fair with the Office of External Affairs at 719.549.2810 to reserve a seat for the ceremony.

The tassel should be worn to the right side on Commencement day. Tassel will be moved to the left side once degrees are conferred.
Honor Cords - There are three levels of University (baccalaureate degree only) scholastic honors at graduation: summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude. A minimum of 60 semester hours must be earned at CSU-Pueblo for a student to be considered for these honors.
To graduate summa cum laude, a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.900 is required; for magna cum laude, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.750 is required; and for cum laude, a minimum GPA of 3.500 is required.
The listing and reading of cum laude status for degree candidates are based on the grade point averages achieved at the beginning of the student’s final semester. Utilizing data from official deadlines, the information for the commencement program is finalized near mid March-changes, modifications, or updates received after that time may not be included. The commencement program is not an official list of confirmed graduates or honors awarded. A final audit will determine degree conferral and academic accords.
For those graduating with honors, honor cords may be picked up during cap and gown distribution at the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check with your sponsor for all other honor society cords.
Tickets - Special seating is set up for those guests with special needs, i.e., hearing, physically or visually challenged. You may request up to two reserved seating tickets (one for disabled guest and one accompanying family member) Please contact External Affairs at 719.549.2284 prior to April 25th 2014.
Diplomas- Degrees will be conferred after the final academic audit. Diplomas will be mailed to the address designated on your graduation planning sheet 10-12 weeks after the last day of semester. Graduates who wish to have their diplomas mailed to a different address can designate that address on the PAWS web services. Those graduates who would like to pick-up diplomas in person, may contact the Records Office (ADMN 202, 719.549.2712) to make arrangements.