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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. 

College/School Reception: New students are invited to meet other students in the same field of study while they mingle with faculty and staff.  Light refreshments will be served. 

 Family/Guest Reception

PE/Event Center Lobby

3:00 – 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 or 303-315-0260.


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.

New Student Convocation BBQ

Courtyard of AB1

6 p.m.​

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. 

Office of Student Life

Phone: 303-556-3399 • Fax: 303-556-3695

Street Address: 900 Auraria Parkway, Suite 303, Denver, CO 80204 • Mailing Address: Campus Box 83, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364


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