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Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Denver

Spring Commencement 2020

Update: COVID-19 and May commencement ceremonies

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we have made the difficult decision to cancel in-person commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 21 and May 22, 2020.

While we know this news will be very disappointing, we feel it is a necessary step to help ensure the health and safety of our campus community, graduates, families and alumni.

As the scale of the situation continues to change rapidly, developing plans that help ensure the safety of all who are a part of these celebrations is paramount. The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is strong because of its people - our students, faculty, staff, families and community members - and your health and well-being are our top priority.

In collaboration with the provost, deans and leadership of our schools and college, we are exploring various options that will enable our community to celebrate the Class of 2020 CU Anschutz graduates remotely, and we will communicate the plans as they develop. 

While we deeply regret having to make this decision, we look forward to celebrating our longstanding commencement traditions in innovative ways, and to welcoming our newest class of graduates into our alumni community with great pride, confidence and joy.

Please continue to check for the latest information and resources.

CU Anschutz Spring Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 22, 2020

8:30 a.m.

Boettcher Commons, Anschutz Medical Campus

The Anschutz Medical Campus holds two commencement ceremonies per year - one in December and another in May. The December commencement is a combined ceremony for graduates of the College of Nursing, Physical Therapy Program, the Graduate School and the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. May commencement consists of a brief all-campus ceremony and individual school/program convocations.


Information on this website is intended to answer general questions about the Anschutz Medical Campus ceremonies for graduates, faculty and guests. If you are unable to find the information you are seeking on this site, please contact the Commencement Office at 303-315-2113 or Specific questions about convocations should be directed to the individual school, college or program. Visit the FAQs page for contact information.




Thursday, May 21

Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program - Library Commons - 10 a.m.

Colorado School of Public Health - Ed 2 South Auditorium - 3 p.m.

Friday, May 22

Graduate School - Ed 2 South Auditorium - 10 a.m.

Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences - Library Commons - 10 a.m.

School of Medicine - Boettcher Commons - 10:15 a.m.

College of Nursing - Bonfils Circle - 10:15 a.m.

School of Dental Medicine - Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center - 10:30 a.m.