Golden & Silver Graduates Program

Celebrating Alumni from 25 and 50 Years Ago

In 2012, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs began a new Commencement tradition for two very special groups of alumni – Golden and Silver Graduates. These alumni graduated 50 and 25 years ago, respectively, and helped build the foundation of what UCCS has become today.

This Fall, UCCS is honored to recognize the class of 1997 at the December 2022 Commencement ceremony, along with Summer and Fall 2022 graduates.

About the Program

The Golden and Silver Graduate Program offers UCCS alumni the opportunity to celebrate their twenty-fifth and fiftieth college reunions in a very special way: by taking part in Commencement. The program includes:

• Special feature article with graduate profiles in Communique, the official news publication of UCCS
• Pre-Commencement luncheon with UCCS leaders and fellow Golden/Silver graduates
• Complimentary Golden or Silver graduation regalia, provided by the UCCS Alumni & Friends Association
• Professional photos of program participants and their guests
• Opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow Golden/Silver Graduates, Alumni & Friends Association staff, and UCCS leadership
• Inclusion in the Commencement ceremony processional, as well as formal recognition by the UCCS Chancellor during Commencement
• Reserved seating to enjoy the full Commencement ceremony

Invitations will be sent to '97 alumni for the 2022 Silver Graduates Celebration based on the contact information that UCCS has on file. If you have not updated your contact information recently or want to ensure you receive an invitation, please contact alumni@uccs.edu.

Program Testimonials

The UCCS Alumni & Friends Association is committed to making the Golden and Silver Graduate Program a positive and memorable experience for participants:

“Thank you for the wonderful Golden Graduation! The Alumni Association staff all made us feel so welcome and special, and it’s a memory I will always cherish. Everyone who has seen the photos has been so impressed and excited for me. Thank you for making this experience such a wonderful day!” – Karen Pickering ‘72

Past Golden & Silver Grads

Program FAQs

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