Photo of graduates in cap and gown

EECS Graduation Celebration
Friday, June 12, 2020
Event starts at 3:30 p.m.

Reception following at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Gill Coliseum (map)

This event will be streamed live.

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.

  • Registration for the June 12 EECS Graduation Celebration will open in the spring.
  • This is a public event. Participants will be photographed/videoed.
  • Check-in at Gill Coliseum on Friday, June 12 between 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Other important details about EECS Graduation Celebration:

  • This event is just for Computer Science (CS) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) graduates.
  • Students who have graduated or will be graduating in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Winter 2021 are welcome to participate.
  • Students can choose to participate in the June 13 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, or borrow one from a friend. Be sure to order an orange tassel. Graduate students must also purchase a hood.

Please contact us at least two weeks in advance should you or your guests 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.
  • Do NOT bring these items 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.
  • This is a public event. Participants will likely be photographed/videoed.
  • Beverages:
    • There are no concessions. There is a reception afterwards at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center.
    • It’s our understanding water bottles and unopened bottled water are 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.
  • Please contact us at least two weeks in advance should you need any special accommodations.

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.