New Grads

Congratulations on earning your degree and joining the worldwide community of proud Mountain Lion alumni. As you leave your alma mater and make your mark on the world, we encourage you to stay engaged in the life of the university and with each other through volunteering, lifelong learning, advocacy, and philanthropy. We invite you to explore and bookmark the UCCS Alumni website to learn more and sign up for exclusive benefits, career resources, and upcoming events. We proudly celebrate your accomplishments as a student and look forward to hearing about your personal and professional achievements as a graduate.

Your official diploma should arrive approximately two months after the Office of the Registrar receives final degree confirmation from your academic dean’s office. Questions regarding the status of your diploma may be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 719-255-3361 or

Our sincere congratulations and best wishes for your continued success!

Student Philanthropy Cords

To commemorate the UCCS student experience, students are encouraged to give back by making a gift to support future Mountain Lions. 

Since 2015, graduating Mountain Lions have banded together to leave a legacy at UCCS through the Class Gift. This gift is a critical step in transitioning into a UCCS alum and becoming part of a long-standing tradition. What's important is not how much you give, but that you participate. You will leave a mark by donating to the scholarship or program of your choice. So far, nearly $60,000 have been raised from graduating students, which has made a huge collective impact at UCCS.


Be proud and pay homage to your family on graduation day!

The UCCS Alumni & Friends Association provides free Mountain Lion Legacy cords for commencement to graduating students whose parents, grandparents, spouse/partner, siblings and/or children are UCCS alumni. Celebrate your graduation and recognize your family ties to UCCS with the Alumni & Friends Association's black, silver and gold cord.

Claim Your Legacy Cord

Top 10 Things to Do After Graduation

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1. Get Social & Celebrate

Use the hashtag #UCCSalumni and #UCCSgrad to celebrate your incredible accomplishments. And don’t forget to follow @UCCSAlumni on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Find out more about how to become a UCCS alumni Social Ambassador at (web address).

Alumni Insurance Program

2. Explore Resources

Membership to the Alumni & Friends Association is automatic and free! Explore to learn about and sign up for exclusive benefits, career resources, and upcoming events.

Explore Benefits
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3. Get Involved & Volunteer

Give back to your alma mater by volunteering to (give three examples). Visit to sign up today!

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4. Keep Your Email for Life

You can access your email account for life or forward it to another email address of your choice to remain active. Remember you will need to keep passwords updated and not let your inbox get full.

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5. Get Active

Start your wellness journey and activate your alumni membership to the UCCS Rec Center.

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6. Submit a Class Note

Share your news, whether it’s a job promotion, publication, home purchase, or new baby. UCCS Alumni Class Notes will featured on and on our social media channels.

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7. Submit a Nomination

We love to feature alumni stories. Nominate a UCCS alum today for recognition at

UCCS Commencement

8. Update Your Info

Keep your contact info current to stay in touch with UCCS. Receive invitations to alumni activities and community events and learn how we continue to add value to your degree.

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9. Make a Gift

Support the Mountain Lion student who will follow in your footsteps by making a gift to a scholarship fund or UCCS program you are passionate about.

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10. Support UCCS Admissions

Every time you talk about your UCCS experience, promote UCCS and show your Mountain Lion pride, you are helping as an ambassador for UCCS. Find out more about how to refer a student, send a welcome note to the next class of Mountain Lions, or share a Viewbook with a prospective family by emailing us at