Here you'll find detailed information about the 2024 Commencement Ceremony at FRCC.

Graduation FAQs

Am I eligible to graduate?

Please meet with or call your academic advisor to confirm your eligibility. Please note that the team that plans graduation does not determine eligibility nor has access to your academic records.

Contact Your Advisor

How do I apply to graduate?

The Graduation Application is located at

  • Complete a separate application for each degree or certificate you will earn.
  • Log into eWOLF and look at your Degree Check to make sure you have met all of your program requirements.

If you have any questions, meet with your academic advisor.


Get Detailed Graduation Info

Will my name appear in the Commencement Program book?

The last day to add graduate names to the Commencement Program Book is March 1, 2024. If you have not met all of your graduation requirements by this date, you may still be eligible to graduate, but your name may not appear in the Grad Book.

Commencement Information

When and where will the commencement ceremony be held?

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 5 pm at Blue Arena in the Ranch Events Complex, located at 5290 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538.

Blue Arena has a CLEAR BAG policy. Visit their website for more information.

Get Directions to Blue Arena

Can I still RSVP for this event?

We are no longer accepting RSVPs for Commencement. If you haven't RSVP'd, you can still attend Commencement as a walk in.

When you get to Blue Arena, bypass the regular check-in tables and go down the stairs. There will be someone at the table on the right side who can make a name card for you.

Is there a cost for parking?

No. For the FRCC Commencement, complimentary parking is available for all guests at the Blue Arena.

View Parking Lot Map

Will transportation assistance be available?

FRCC will provide bus transportation for students from FRCC campuses to and from Commencement.

  • When you RSVP for the event, please select "yes, I need transportation assistance". Our team will follow-up to provide more information on bus reservations.
  • 50 spots will be available for each campus location, so RSVP early to reserve your spot.
  • Both pick-up and drop-off to and from each campus will be offered. Please see pick-up times for each campus below:
    • Boulder County Campus at 2:15 pm
      2190 Miller Drive
      Longmont CO 80501
    • Larimer Campus at 2:30 pm
      4616 S. Shields Street
      Fort Collins CO 80528
    • Westminster Campus at 2 pm
      3645 W. 112 Avenue
      Westminster CO 80031

When should graduates and guests arrive?

Graduates are asked to arrive at 3 pm.

Doors open for guests at 4 pm.  If guests are not seated by 4:50 pm, they will be asked to wait outside until the processional concludes. Doors will be shut from 4:50 pm to 7:10 pm, so please plan to arrive and be seated before 4:50 pm.

Are tickets required for the ceremony?

No, but graduates were required to RSVP for an estimated number of attendees.  If you would like to confirm your previously submitted registration, contact Annette Ward.

Do I need to wear a cap and gown?

If you are participating in commencement, you'll need to wear a traditional cap and gown. We also recommend comfortable shoes.

  • The FRCC bookstore is where the cap and gown sets can be purchased. If you are an online or distance student, you can purchase your items at Oak Hall Cap & Gown.
  • For students who hold a 4.0 cumulative CPA, honor cords will be handed out at Graduate Check-In on the day of commencement.
  • Loaner caps and gowns will also be available. More information to come.
  • For information about PTK regalia please email MaryAnn Grim (Boulder County Campus), Judy Waddell (Larimer Campus) or Michelle Medeiros (Westminster Campus).

FRCC BookstoreOak Hall Cap & Gown

What stoles, cords or pins am I allowed to wear with my gown?

Students may only wear regalia approved by the college during the commencement ceremony. Approved items are Academic Honors cords, PTK stoles, Honors College cords, TRIO stoles and veteran stoles, which will be handed out by College employees.

Can I decorate my cap?

Absolutely! Get creative and have fun. We encourage you to apply your self-expression to your cap. When you finish, make sure you share a photo using the hashtag #FRCCGrad24

How are disability-related seating accommodations requested?

Blue Arena provides a full range of accommodations for guests with disabilities:

  • Accessible/wheelchair seating is available in sections K, M and S.
  • Designated accessible parking with van accessibility is available directly in front of the main entrance in Lot C and F. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis for vehicles that display a state-issued accessible parking permit.
  • Assistive listening devises are available at the guest services desk on the Concourse level.
  • All public restrooms are accessible and there are family restrooms on the Event, Concourse and Buick GMC Suite Levels
  • Service animal are welcome and must remain under the control of the animal’s handler.
  • Sign language interpreters will be signing during the ceremony.
  • If you would like to request disability-related accommodations and did not not requested at the time of the RSVP, please email Nicole Martinez.

For more information, visit the Blue Arena website. 

Bag & security information for Blue Arena

Blue Arena has a CLEAR BAG policy. Grads, please leave your personal items in your car.

Can I get a copy of the Commencement Program?

You can view or download the 2024 FRCC Commencement Ceremony Program on our website.

View Commencement Program

Share your memories!

It’s time to celebrate! Share your Wolf Grad celebrations on social media with FRCC graduation snapchat or Instagram Stories stickers (search for Front Range Community College). Get in on the social media celebration with fellow Wolves Grads by tagging your posts and favorite memories from your time at FRCC with #FRCCGrad and #FRCCClassOf2024. Be sure to follow FRCC on FacebookInstagram and Twitter (X).

Guest Information

Do I need a ticket?

The commencement ceremony is free and there are no tickets for this event. Your graduate should have RSVP'd with an estimated number of guests. 

Bags & backpacks policy

Backpacks, coolers or large bags are not allowed. Blue Arena has a CLEAR BAG policy. Please leave your personal items in your car.

What is the event schedule?


3: 00 pm Graduates arrive and check in
4 pm Doors open for guests
5 pm

Processional begins and name reading begins. 

Please note: if you are late, you will be seated, but your name may not be called.

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. 


Will there be a reception?

Yes. Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a reception for graduates and their guests in Blue Arena.

Light refreshments will be provided, and you’ll have the opportunity to take photos with the President, faculty, and your friends and family.



Commencement Questions?

Feel free to reach out with any graduation questions you may have.


Email Us