New Student Convocation is the official welcome for all new students to the University of Colorado Denver. Similar to graduation being the end of a student’s university experience, this event marks the beginning of a student’s time at CU Denver and involves a pinning ceremony. This is an opportunity for incoming students to come together for their first official university event.
New Student Rooftop Welcome
5th Street Garage (on the corner of Walnut St. and 5th St.)
New students are invited to a party on the roof of the new
5th Street Garage before the ceremony. This is where check in will be and
students will receive their gowns for Convocation. There will also be
light refreshments, games, prizes, and giveaways! At 4:30 student will
line up and get ready to march to the PE Building/Events Center for the
PE/Event Center Lobby
3:30 – 5 p.m.
This year there will be a special family/guest reception
prior to the convocation ceremony in the PE/Event Lobby from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
This is an opportunity for the families and guests of our new students to have
personal interactions with university leadership, faculty, and staff while the
students are readying for the ceremony. Light refreshments will be
served. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.
Please help us plan for this event by submitting an RSVP
by August 8th to Leah Novak at Leah.Novak@ucdenver.edu or
PE/Event Center - Auraria Campus
5 – 6 p.m.
All University of Colorado Denver faculty and staff are
invited to attend the 2014 New Student Convocation ceremony, which serves as a
symbolic initiation into the world of higher education and a formal
introduction to the traditions, standards and principles of our dynamic
institution. Faculty and staff are vital to the ceremonial nature of the event
and are strongly encouraged to attend. This year the keynote speaker will
be Stan Pearson.
Staff is encouraged to wear CU Denver attire to show
support for our new class. Faculty should arrive to Room 111G in the PE/Event
Center by 4:45 p.m. to pick up rented regalia.
Student Convocation BBQ
Courtyard of AB1
Following the convocation ceremony, we invite all CU Denver
faculty, staff, students, and families to enjoy a free BBQ with games,
music, activities and more! No RSVP required.