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Graduation Check-In

Arrival at Massari Arena at CSU-Pueblo

  • Massari doors will open at 9 a.m. All graduates should arrive no later than 9 a.m. at the CSU-Pueblo Student Recreation Center.
  • Parking for graduates will be available in parking lot E-10 located next to the Thunderbowl. Shuttles will be available to take graduates from the parking lot to the Student Recreation Center.
  • Proceed to the Student Recreation Center to check in.
  • You must bring your name card with you to the ceremony. Do not lose this card. You must have it with you when you come forward to receive your diploma or your name will not be announced. Your card has your desired diploma name already printed, but if your name is hard to pronounce, please write out your name phonetically (ex: Jaime, Hi-Meh) on the name card (space provided).
  • Once you have checked in, you will be directed to the graduate line-up area in the Rec Center Gym and wait for further instructions.

Dressing Assistance

  • CSU-Pueblo staff members will be available to assist graduates with caps and gowns, if needed.
  • There WILL NOT be a secure location to leave valuables or personal belongings. Please do not bring purses or jackets to the line-up area.
  • NOTE: Caps, gowns, and tassels must be purchased in advance at the Bookstore. These items will not be available at the ceremony.


  • The graduate line-up is predetermined according to your college and degree.
  • Each college has student marshals that will lead in your college.
  • When the ceremony is ready to begin, you will then be asked to stand in line and will be led to the graduate entrance at Massari Arena. It is important that you follow instructions from professional staff at this time.

Ceremony Notes

  • This is a FORMAL ceremony.
  • Alcohol is NOT allowed. Marijuana is NOT allowed.
  • Only service animals are allowed in campus buildings.
  • March proudly – you earned it!
  • Help make this a positive ceremony for all graduates.

After the Ceremony

  • Graduates will exit through the Student Recreation Center and will have the opportunity to meet up with their family members and guests at Fountain Plaza following the ceremony.
  • In order to prepare for the 3 p.m. ceremony we ask that graduates from Ceremony One take any photos you would like on campus but please return to your vehicles and exit campus by 1 p.m.
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