College of Agricultural Sciences
Fall 2017 Commencement Information
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9 am
Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom
Speaker: Dr. Ken Barbarick, Associate Dean of Academic Programs
Dr. Ken Barbarick, Professor of Soil Science, is a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar and the Associate Dean of Academic Programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University. Dr. Barbarick has served as a faculty member in Soil and Crop Sciences since 1979, and in this role he has excelled as a scholar. He is a Fellow in the Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy and the National Association of College and Teachers of Agriculture.
Best known for his innovative teaching approach and dry wit, Dr. Barbarick teaches Introductory Soil Sciences, which is a foundational course for many undergraduate majors. His primary goal in this course is to serve students by making his large classes deeply personal and impactful, as they become experts in the foundations of soil science. Dr. Barbarick’s peers seek him out as a mentor, friend, adviser and also seek to emulate his accomplishment as a remarkable teacher. National awards for teaching include the USDA-NASULGC Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award (2004), Soil Science Education Award from the Soil Science Society of America (1991) and the Agronomic Resident Education Award from the American Society of Agronomy (1990).
Students who did not order regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) before the November 8 deadline will still have the opportunity to purchase a Grad Pack through the Alumni Association. If you are not interested in ordering a Grad Pack, students may purchase Bachelor’s regalia for $25.75 and Master’s/Doctorate regalia for $48.25 (CASH ONLY) at Cap and Gown Distribution.
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Congratulations Fall 2017 College of Agricultural Sciences Graduates!
Bachelor’s degree candidates who will be participating in the Commencement ceremony must stop by the Dean’s office by noon on Friday, December 15 to complete their name cards and an employment survey. The date the information cards will be available will be sent to students later in the semester. See Processional below for more details.
REGALIA ORDERS AND DISTRIBUTION
Thursday & Friday, December 14 & 15
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Moby C-Wing (east side of the Moby Complex), Intramural Gym
Saturday, December 16th, regalia will be available for pick up 1-hour prior to each graduation until 5:00 p.m. All regalia pickups must be completed by 5:00 p.m.
Return of regalia will be immediately after the ceremony to Moby C-Wing or LSC Info Desk. Please note that there may be a charge for late returns. Any late returns should be sent directly to:
HERFF JONES – RETURNS
1000 N MARKET ST
CHAMPAIGN IL 61820
Graduates receive a diploma cover at Commencement. The actual diplomas will be mailed to graduates six to eight weeks after commencement. For those unable to attend the ceremonies, diploma covers are available in the Registrar’s Office (at no charge). Diploma covers can be mailed by calling 491-7159; the postage cost is $5.00 per cover for U.S. mailings.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CLASS RING SALES
Representatives from CB Grad Announcements (announcements) and Josten’s (class rings) will be present on October 17, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Lory Student Center Flea Market area (outside the University Bookstore) to take advanced, customized orders. After October 17, announcement orders may be placed at www.cbgrad.com or by calling 800-433-0296. Customized orders are returned within seven days of being ordered.
Generic announcements (non-personalized announcements) may be purchased at the University Bookstore at any time.
Send your grad a congratulatory post on CSU’s Facebook Page or tweet your congrats using the hashtag #RamGrad #CSUClassof2017.
Join us for the College of Agricultural Sciences Fall Graduation Reception
Saturday, December 16, 2017
8:00 am – 9:00 AM
Outside of the Grand Ballroom
Light refreshments will be provided. No RSVP required.
GUESTS & PARKING
Tickets are not needed for families and guests, nor are the number of invitees limited. Special seating for those using wheelchairs is available; those with limited mobility should arrive early to obtain reserved seating. Sign language interpreters will be present at the ceremony.
The Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony for the College of Agricultural Sciences will be held in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom.
Fall 2017 commencement ceremonies are at two venues—Lory Student Center and Moby Arena. Please use the guidelines below to suggest parking options for families and guests. Construction on campus will impact available parking. For the most up to date announcements regarding parking and construction impact please check the CSU construction updates website.
Friday before 4 p.m.
FREE PARKING is available in Moby Arena Lot 195 (grid location A – 6 on the CSU Campus Parking Map) or in Lot 240 (grid location E-11 on the CSU Campus Parking Map). A free shuttle, “Around the Horn,” travels to the Lory Student Center every 10 minutes from the Moby Arena lot.
There is paid parking in the pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 310, which is located north of the Lory Student Center. See grid location I – 5 on the CSU Campus Parking Map. The pay-by-plate spaces are located in the west half of Lot 310 (colored orange with a picture of a clock on the parking map). There are also pay-by-plate spaces in Lot 425, which is located due west of the Morgan Library (grid location H – 8.5 on the campus map). The pay-by-plate spaces are located in the south half of Lot 425 (colored orange with a picture of a clock on the parking map). Meter rates are $1.75 an hour.
Friday after 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday ALL DAY
FREE PARKING is available in all lots mentioned above, as Saturday is not a regular university business day.
Additional information regarding parking can be obtained from the CSU Parking Services at http://parking.colostate.edu/ or by calling (970) 491-7041.
Alcoholic beverages, inappropriate substances or objects are not in keeping with the dignified nature of our commencement ceremony, are not permitted, and will be confiscated. Uniformed police officers will be in attendance. In accord with commencement policies, you may be requested to open robes, purses, etc., for inspection. This ceremony is the capstone of the academic experience for you, other students, and your family and friends. We appreciate your consideration for the rights of others to enjoy the ceremony free from disruptive or otherwise inappropriate behavior.
- Please meet in the the Lory Student Center North Ballroom no later than 8:30 am. Allow adequate time for traffic, parking, etc.
- When you get to the line-up area, pick up your name card. If you have not already stopped by the Dean’s office to do so, you will need to fill out the back with your mailing and e-mail address only if you wish to receive photo proofs from Grad Images graduation photos.*
- You will need to proofread your card to ensure your major, any concentrations, minors, second majors, etc. are listed correctly, as this is what the Announcer will be reading for you as you walk across the stage.*
- Write the name of your home town on the card as you would like it to be announced.*
- Once you have picked up, filled out, and proofed your card, you will need to complete the Career Services survey if you have not already done so.*
- Assemble behind your department sign, and follow instructions for line-up given by Department Marshals, who will be wearing yellow stoles. Honors and Distinction (cum laudes) candidates will line up first, followed by the rest of the majors in the department in no particular order.
*A representative from the Dean’s office will send an email to all seniors when the name cards have arrived for proofing. To make sure you get the email, please be sure your contact information is up to date in RamWeb!!
The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and will last approximately 1 ½ hours.
There will be a formal recessional. Please watch your Department Marshal for guidance.
If you have other questions about commencement, please contact the Dean’s Office. You may stop by 121 Shepardson, call (970) 491-6274 or e-mail email@example.com.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
For the faculty regalia order form, click here. Note the deadline for ordering regalia is October 31, 2017.
If you have students with questions about what they need to do for Commencement, please direct them to this web page.
See the University Commencement page for the complete lineup of Commencement ceremonies.
College of Ag Sciences Graduate Students – Master of Ag, Master of Science, and PhD. candidates – are welcome to participate in both the College of Ag’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 16 and the Graduate School’s ceremony on Friday, December 15. Hooding will only take place at the Graduate School Ceremony.