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Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar's Graduation Services (located on the 1st Floor- SSB #160) approves adjustments to students’ CAPP report, determines graduation eligibility, performs final degree checks, and distributes diplomas. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for any of these services. You may also call 303-556-3991.


Candidates, please arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your ceremony.

Caps and Gowns

Custom-designed by Herff-Jones, the MSU Denver gowns feature the University’s insignia and school colors. The gowns are blue with red trim, and the official University seal is embroidered on the lapel. All graduating seniors must wear these at the commencement ceremony. For more information, you may visit their website at For regalia orders inquiries, you may also contact Herff Jones by calling 1-800-837-4235 or 970-663-2668.


Cap and Gown Rental

Please pre order your Cap and Gown online at - Deadline date is Thursday, April 4th 2019.


Cap and Gown Pick Up will be on Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in St. Cajetan's on campus.


If you didn't pre-order by the deadline, additional cap and gowns have been ordered and will be available for you to pick up during our Cap and Gown Pick Up or on May 17 before the ceremony begins. If you did not pre-order, please remember to bring cash to rent your cap and gown and buy other additional items. 

Cap and gown prices:

Undergraduate - $43.05

Master graduate - $76.63

Red/Blue souvenir tassel - $10.00

*Part of your rental includes your college's or school's designated tassel.

We will send email reminders to the graduation candidates – so please be sure to check your email regularly!

Commencement Ceremony Photos

Metropolitan State University of Denver is pleased to have Lifetouch Special Events provide for its commencement photography services.  Lifetouch will take photographs of each graduate and then send proofs to order images.  There is no obligation on the part of the graduates.  All images can be found at For help in placing your order, you may email us at  You may also call 765-216-3601 or 800-505-9496, Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm EST.

The commencement website is updated continuously to keep the university informed about the ceremony and graduation process.  Please continue to check in for up-to-date information concerning the upcoming Commencement Ceremony.

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