An Ending Celebrating a New Beginning
Commencement honors the achievement of one's academic goals and the beginning of the next vocational commitment. CU Denver ceremonies occur twice a year in December and May. Summer graduates are invited to participate in the fall ceremony. Students will only be permitted to participate in commencement after they've completed all of their degree requirements and applied to graduate.
Information on this website is intended to answer questions about the commencement ceremony for graduates, attendees and faculty. If you are unable to find the information you are seeking on this site, please contact the Commencement Office at 303-315-2113 or email@example.com.
December 18, 2021
Colorado Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A
Applying to graduate and registering for commencement are two separate processes. The deadline to apply to graduate to ensure you've met your requirements with your academic advisor is September 8.
Registration for participating in the commencement ceremony is now closed. Late registration is only available at cap and gown pick up at St. Cajetan's on the Auraria Campus on Wednesday, December 8 from 10am-7pm or Thursday, December 9 from 10am-5pm. Graduates who would like to participate in the ceremony must register in person on one of these days and must be on the approved to graduate list.
Registration Fees for the Ceremony
(Including Cap & Gown Rental and Tax)
9/27 - 11/1 9:59pm MST
12/8 & 12/9
|Master's Degree/Education Specialist||$60.00||$110|
CU Denver is committed to providing an inclusive experience for all.
Do you have everything you need to participate in the ceremony? Know where you need to be and when? We've got you covered with a list of steps so you can be ready for your big day.
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Future Commencement Celebration Dates
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - Spring 2022 Graduates
Saturday, December 17, 2022 - Summer & Fall 2022 Graduates