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As an online university, does CSU Global have a Commencement Ceremony?
Of course we do!

Winter 2019 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

The Winter 2019 Virtual Commencement Ceremony is available for those who are/were eligible for graduation, between July 2019 - Jan. 2020.

Please note: There will also be an in-person ceremony May 30, 2020, in Broomfield, CO, for those who are graduating, or are eligible to graduate, between July 2019 and May 2020. If you participate in winter 2019 virtual ceremony, you will still be permitted to attend the in-person ceremony in May.


Saturday, Dec. 7th, 2019
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. MST



Commencement Day Schedule

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ceremony MT

ADA Accessibility during the Ceremony

Closed captioning

Social Media

Make sure to share the Facebook event with anyone you would like to tune in, and join the conversation by using #CSUGlobalGrads on all social media platforms. “Thank You”

Video Gallery

You can find a gallery of all the 2019 thank you videos that our students have submitted here.


How does the virtual ceremony work?

The virtual ceremony will be similar to the in-person ceremony that takes place in May or June every year. There will be guest speakers and names of graduates will be read. You can see last year’s virtual ceremony here.

If I attend the Winter 2019 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, can I still attend the in-person ceremony in May 2020?

Yes, if you are eligible to participate in the Winter 2019 Virtual Commencement Ceremony and also want to attend the in-person ceremony May 30, 2020, you can do that.

How do my family members and friends watch the virtual ceremony?

The link for the ceremony will be sent to you during the month of November. You can share this link with your family and friends and they will be able to access the ceremony by clicking on that link on the day of the ceremony. You can also share the Facebook event with them which will have the livestream information.

How do I order regalia?

Regalia is not required for the Winter 2019 Virtual Commencement Ceremony. To purchase graduation memorabilia including class rings, announcements, graduation caps, visit Josten’s.

What time should I click on the livestream link the morning of the ceremony?

The virtual ceremony will start at 10:00 a.m. It is recommended that you click on the ceremony link 20-30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony to work out any technology issues.

Will my name be read during the virtual ceremony?

Yes, your name will be read during the virtual ceremony.

Will there be a graduation program?

Graduates and graduation candidates from July 1, 2018 - August 4, 2019 will be listed in the program. Graduates with FERPA blocks will not be included in the program. Please contact your Student Success Counselor and update your portal registration if you wish to remove your FERPA block to be included in the program prior to the Nov. 15, 2019 registration deadline. The graduation program will be available for graduates to download here. Printed programs will be available in the School Store in January.

When will I receive my diploma?

All program requirements and financial standing is confirmed by the Registrar’s Office and diplomas are mailed approximately 8 weeks after completion of your final class. For questions regarding diplomas, please email the Registrar’s Office at The dimensions of the diploma are 8.5"x11.


If you have any additional questions regarding the Winter 2019 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, please contact your Student Success Counselor.

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