Graduation fair coming soon to a UCCS near you

30 October 2018

Devon Williams

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The bi-annual Graduation Fair will be held on Nov. 7 and 8 this year in University Center 116.

The fair will accommodate students’ graduation needs, giving them the opportunity to meet with members of graduate school programs, career services and many more.

Paul Deniston, director of retail services, said that the fair is, “One of the most exciting events that we host because it’s the combination of everyone’s hard work.”

At the graduation fair, students can shop for mandatory regalia, diploma frames, graduation announcements and class rings. During the fair, the price for regalia is $49.00 for a bachelor’s degree and $89.99 for a master’s degree. Regalia is mandatory to participate in the commencement ceremony.

“I think it’s convenient for students to pick it up and get it all done instead of getting it online, and we have experts there to help students navigate what they need to get,” said Deniston.

Students should drop in on the registration-less fair with information on their degree and college to help the vendors provide students with the correct color tassel.

Professional photographers will be present at the event to take photos for graduation announcements, and will have props to create a full experience such as regalia and a mock diploma. Photographers will also be available for professional head shots.

At this fair, students will be able to meet with members of Career Services, UCCS graduate school programs, the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community (MOSAIC) and others, to help students evaluate options for their next career steps.

Event exclusive discounts will be available for diploma frames and other freebies.

This event is held twice a year in order to cater to students who plan to graduate after the fall semester or spring semester.

For students this event offers a one stop shop for graduating students, there is no event that is similar to the graduation fair.

If you are unable to make it to the fair, regalia will be sold in the UCCS bookstore starting on Nov. 9.