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    259 S. College Ave
    Fort Collins, CO 80524
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The 2018 CSU Graduation Weekend Is Upon Us!

A huge, heartfelt congratulations to all of this spring’s Colorado State University graduates! This weekend will be a fun-filled, celebratory weekend with lots going on in Fort Collins. We put together a list of all of the CSU graduation ceremonies happening this weekend, as well as a few fun things to do each day. Don’t forget that Sunday is also Mother’s Day, so celebrate both moms & grads this weekend at your favorite FoCo spots.

CSU SPRING Graduation schedule – May 11-13, 2018

Friday, May 11

  • 8 a.m.: Air Force ROTC Commissioning at the Lory Student Center, Ballroom AB
  • 8 a.m.: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at Moby Arena
  • 10 a.m.: Army ROTC Commissioning at the Lory Student Center, Ballroom CD
  • 11:30 a.m.: Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering Commencement at the Moby Arena
  • 1:45 p.m.: University honors recognition ceremony at the Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom
  • 3 p.m.: The Graduate School Commencement at Moby Arena
  • 7:30 p.m.: College of Health and Human Sciences Commencement at Moby Arena. Tickets here

Ace Gillett’s

Stop into Ace’s for live jazz & libations! Check out their recently launched spring menu, including delicious additions like bacon jalapeño mac and Japanese potato salad.

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Saturday, May 12

  • 8 a.m.: College of Natural Sciences Commencement at Moby Arena
  • 9 a.m.: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Commencement at the Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom
  • 11:30 a.m.: College of Agriculture Science Commencement at Moby Arena
  • 3 p.m.: Warner College of Natural Resources Commencement at Moby Arena
  • 7 p.m.: College of Business Commencement at Moby Arena

CSU Graduation Party at New Belgium Brewing

Join in the fun all day at New Belgium Brewing to celebrate CSU Graduation! Kyle Emerson, Slow Caves & The Burroughs will perform kicking off at 2:30PM. Enjoy food from Jesse’s Smokin Nola, Corndoggies & Tramp About all day. The Photo Bus will be snapping complimentary pictures for you & your friends. Enjoy Lawn Games, Beer Specials & Entertainment all day. Congrats Grads!

When: May 12, 2018, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Where: New Belgium Brewing, 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO


  • 9 a.m.: College of Liberal Arts I Commencement at Moby Arena. Including: Anthropology, Art and Art History, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Ethnic Studies and History.
  • 1 p.m.: College of Liberal Arts II Commencement at Moby Arena. Including: Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, International Studies, Journalism and Media Communication, Languages, Literature, Cultures, Music, Theater and Dance, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology.

Mom & Grad Itineraries

Check out a few itineraries that owners and staff members of your favorite downtown businesses put together for their ideal day in Old Town, celebrating both moms & grads!

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The Armstrong Hotel is your idyllic home base for all the exciting happenings in Downtown Fort Collins. Be sure and stop by to say hi to us and Oreo!