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. Spring 2014 Commencement Congratulations to all of our Spring 2014 graduates! Dynamic Duo Stand down Batman and Robin! Regis University welcomed its own dynamic duo – Bishop Richard C. Hanifen and Rabbi Howard Abel Hirsch – as our commencement keynote speakers on May 4, 2014. Read Bishop Emeritus Richard C. Hanifen's Keynote Address Read Rabbi Howard Abel Hirsch's Keynote Address GeneralInformationGraduation &CertificatesGraduationHonorsCap & GownInformationPastEventsFAQs Fall 2014 Commencement Information 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. Term CPS and RHCHP Regis College (2 semesters prior) Summer 2014 May 26, 2014 Jan. 27, 2014 Fall 2014 Sept. 15, 2014 May 26, 2014 Spring 2015 January 26, 2015 September 15, 2014 Graduation & Commencement Dates Term Graduation Date Commencement Date Summer 2014 August 22, 2014 Fall 2014 December 12, 2014 December 13, 2014 at 3 p.m. Spring 2015- Graduate Programs May 1, 2015 May 2, 2015 at 10 a.m. Spring 2015-Doctoral Programs May 1, 2015 May 2, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Spring 2015-Undergraduate Programs May 1, 2015 May 3, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Caps & Gowns Caps and gowns may be ordered by calling the Regis University Bookstore at 1.800.798.4153, Ext. 4150. Photos 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. Hotel Rates The hotels below have offered Regis University family and friends special rates for Commencement. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver - Westminster 8773 Yates Drive. Westminster, Colorado 303.427.4000 Hilton Garden Inn 1400 Welton Street, Denver, CO 303.603.8000 The DoubleTree Hotel 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado 303.321.3333 The DoubleTree Hotel – Stapleton North 4040 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado 303.321.6666 Maps & Parking Fall Commencement 2014 Colorado Convention Center-Exhibit Hall A 700 14th St Denver, CO 80202 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. Contact The commencement department is located on the North Denver (Lowell) Campus on the 4th floor of Main Hall. If you have questions regarding commencement, contact Katie Nallen at 303.458.4396 or by email. For status of your diploma, contact Acacia Torrez at 303.458.4366. 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 2-3 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 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. If you are having problems accessing these forms please call ITS at 303.458.4050. 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. If you are having problems accessing these forms please call ITS at 303.458.4050. Proceed to the Academic Certificate Form Additional Information For information and application for undergraduate certificates, please complete the Certificate of Completion Form For questions about completing your degree, contact your academic Advisor For questions about Commencement please email email@example.com If you are having problems accessing these forms please call ITS at 303.458.4050 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 Honors posted in the Commencement Program These are honors based on a student’s cumulative grade point average. PLEASE NOTE: honors listed in the program 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. 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. 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 official academic transcript showing the graduation information is automatically sent to the student. Cap & Gown Graduation Fair Date & Time Location Tuesday, October 7, 4-6:30 p.m. Denver Tech Center Campus Wednesday, October 8, 4-6:30 p.m. Lowell Campus, Student Center, Book & Bean Thursday, October 9, 4-6:30 p.m. Lowell Campus, Student Center, Book & Bean You also may purchase your cap and gown by calling the Regis University Bookstore at 1.800.798.4153. Graduation announcements can be ordered through CB Graduation. Class rings can be purchased through Jostens at the Grad Fair or by visiting Jostens' webpage. Cap, Gown & Tassel Information 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 - $160 (Fine Quality hood. All Doctor units can be ordered only online at Jostens) 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 and Gold None Bachelor of Fine Arts Brown None Master's Tassle Color Hood Master of Arts Navy/Gold White Master of Business Administration Navy/Gold Drab (Tan) Master of Education (CPS only) Navy/Gold Light Blue 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 Navy/Gold Gold (Only purchase if NOT attending Pinning Ceremony) Doctor's 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. SPRING 2014 COMMENCEMENT Saturday May 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. Sunday May 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. Regis University 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80221 COMMENCEMENT PHOTOS GradImages™ took three photographs of each graduate at the Spring 2014 commencement ceremonies. Proofs of these photographs will be emailed to each graduate within five business days after the ceremony. If you did not receive your proofs after commencement 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. . Please note: It takes up to 12 weeks to receive your diploma in the mail. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the commencement ceremony on DVD please send an e-mail to Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Commencement DVD request” in the subject line. Please indicate which ceremony you would like a copy of and Katie will contact you regarding cost for shipping, etc. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.