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New Student Convocation Events

Information for University Faculty, Staff & Administration


School/College Receptions
Check in at Tivoli Commons at 3 p.m.
3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
All faculty and staff are highly encouraged to attend their designated school/college reception to interact with their new students prior to the convocation ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.

Convocation Ceremony
PE/Event Center - Auraria Campus
5 - 6 p.m.
The  2015 New Student Convocation ceremony 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.

Faculty are asked to dress in academic regalia for this formal counterpart to commencement.

Note: The deadline to request faculty regalia is July 29th.

Requested regalia will be available to pick up in Room 111G in the PE/Event Center prior to the convocation ceremony. If attending a school/college reception, please come to 111G at 4:30 p.m., when students are preparing for the processional, to claim your regalia.

Staff are encouraged to wear CU Denver attire to show support for our new students and should arrive to the PE/Event Center lobby by 4:45 p.m. to be seated prior to the processional.

CU Denver Athletic Field
6 p.m.
Following the convocation ceremony, we invite all CU Denver administration, faculty, staff and their families to enjoy a free BBQ with games, music, activities and more on the CU Denver Athletic Field! No RSVP required.

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