Photo of graduates in cap and gown

Photo of Terri Fiez This year’s EECS Graduation Celebration speaker is alumna Terri Fiez, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Colorado Boulder. In this role, she is responsible for a $507 million research portfolio. Her office also leads the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, and CU Boulder's first grand challenge focused on space exploration and earth observation.

Prior to joining CU Boulder, Dr. Fiez was Head of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. In this role, she built strong industry partnerships, grew nationally known research strengths, and created several educational programs - including establishing the first online post-baccalaureate computer science bachelor's degree program.

Her scholarly interests focus on analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and novel approaches to innovative education. She has published over 150 papers and advised over 80 graduate students.

Read Terri Fiez's speech.

EECS Graduation Celebration
Friday, June 15, 2018
Ceremony starts at 3:30 p.m.
Gill Coliseum (map)

This event will be streamed live at

There is no charge for parking, but do not park in metered/reserved spaces or lots marked R1/R2.

Student Registration: Like completing your degree, there are a few steps to complete.

Check-in at Gill Coliseum on Friday, June 15 between 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Other important details about EECS Graduation Celebration:

  • This event is just for Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates.
  • Students who have graduated or will be graduating in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, or Fall 2018 are welcome to participate.
  • Students can choose to participate in the June 16 university-wide commencement, the EECS Graduation Celebration, or both. Diplomas are only awarded at university commencement.
  • This is a cap and gown ceremony. Graduation caps and gowns can be purchased from the Beaver Store (after April 20), or borrow one from a friend. Be sure to order an orange tassel. Graduate students must also purchase a hood.

Please contact us in advance should you need any special accommodations.


  • Doors open at 2 pm. Guests should arrive early and be prepared to wait out in the weather. Seating is first come, first served. Wear comfortable shoes. You will likely have to wait in line.
  • Expect all bags (purses, diaper bags, camera bags, etc.) to be searched by security. To speed entry into Gill, travel light.
  • These items should not be brought to Gill.
    • Balloons – minimum fine of $150/balloon
    • Wrapped gifts
    • Alcohol/drugs
  • Please be advised, this is an athletics venue. Guest seating is not built for comfort.
  • Beverages:
    • There will be a reception, but no concessions.
    • It’s our understanding water bottles and unopened bottled water is permitted.
    • Dutch Brothers is on 26th, across from the Coliseum.
  • Parking is free in most lots except in metered/reserved parking spaces. Do not park in R1/R2 lots.
  • The event will be videoed. Guests can watch a live broadcast the day of the event at
  • Please contact us in advance should you need any special accommodations.
  • A short reception will follow the EECS Graduation Celebration. Please join our faculty and staff to celebrate your student!

International Guests:

  • The Office of the Registrar can provide a Commencement Visa Letter to international students participating in the Commencement ceremony, in order for those students and/or their family members to obtain visas from their country's US Embassy. The Commencement Visa Letter verifies the student's graduation status, ceremony date and attendance information, and a list of invited family members.