Location & Parking

Colorado Convention Center street view


The commencement ceremony will take place at the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th St., Denver, CO 80202) and will be held in Exhibit Hall A. Graduates will line up before the ceremony in Exhibit Hall B.

To enter: Use Entrance F on the east side of the Colorado Convention Center building (near the "Big Blue Bear" statue).

The following items are prohibited on the event floor: bags of any sort, alcohol, illegal drugs, artificial noise makers, banners, large signs, bottles, cans, coolers, fireworks, helium balloons, aerosol cans, defensive weapons, and pets (service animals are permitted, please contact the Commencement Office for more information).


Free parking is available in the Maple and Nutmeg lots on the Auraria Campus (it is approximately an 11-minute walk from these lots to the Colorado Convention Center). Click here to view the Auraria Campus Parking Map.

Rates for parking around the Colorado Convention Center area can be found on the convention center's website. Due to an expansion project at the Colorado Convention Center, the parking garage capacity is reduced. You can also find alternative parking in the many lots and garages around the Colorado Convention Center.

Public Transit

There are several public transit options for reaching downtown Denver, including RTD light rail stops on campus and at the Colorado Convention Center.

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