Boulder County Commencement

Highlights from the 2017 Ceremony

2018 Commencement Ceremony


TBA in early 2018


6:15 p.m. Students check in
6:30 p.m. Guests to be seated
7:00 p.m. Processional begins


Vance Brand Auditorium
Skyline High School
600 E. Mountain View Ave.
Longmont, CO 80504

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Caps, Gowns, & Tassels

If you are participating in commencement, you will need to wear a traditional cap and gown, which you can buy from the campus bookstore.

If you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa, you can order a gold tassel from the PTK website. You may email Andy DeRoche with questions.


To order and send graduation announcements to your friends and family, check out the Balfour website

The Boulder County Campus Bookstore will also have a Graduation Fair on April 6, where you can order announcements, as well as purchase gowns and other commencement-related items.

When You Arrive

Students need to check in and line up before the ceremony.  Ushers will tell you where to go.  You will receive a name card when you check in.  Keep that card with you and hand it to the narrator during the presentation of the graduates.


GradImages will take photos during the ceremony. If you want to view or order the images, fill out the form on the back of your name card before handing it to the announcer during the ceremony. The company will contact you with proofs and ordering instructions three to five days after graduation.

Guests are also welcome to bring their own cameras. When posting to social media, make sure to tag your photos #FRCCGrad to share them with the rest of your graduating class.

Guests, Parking, & Seating

  • There is no limit to how many guests can attend the ceremony.  Tickets are not required.
  • Parking is free, but limited. 
  • Please plan to arrive early. Guests will not be permitted to enter the auditorium during the Commencement procession, and will have to wait until all graduates are seated to enter if they are late.

Disability Accommodations

  • The Vance Brand Auditorium is handicap accessible, and limited handicap parking is available in the main parking lot.
  • American Sign Language interpreters will be signing from the stage during the ceremony. 
  • For guests needing wheelchair seating, accessible seating areas are provided; but it is not guaranteed to seat your entire guest party together.
  • Please note in your RSVP comments section, if any accommodations will be necessary. Or, you may contact Pamela Starks at (303) 678-3684. 

Personal Belongings

During the ceremony, please leave your personal belongings with your guests.

  • Do not leave anything Graduate room; we can not guarantee it will be secure.
  • Front Range Community College, Vance Brand Auditorium, and the St. Vrain Valley School District can not be responsible for missing or stolen belongings.

After the Ceremony

Graduates can connect with their guests, faculty and staff after the ceremony in the reception area, and all are invited to join us for a small cake reception to celebrate the graduates.
Contact Us

For questions about graduation:

Graduation Evaluator

Leysa Brown
(303) 404-5454 │ Email