Mark Your Calendars! New Student Convocation & Related Events – Friday, August 15

Family/Guest Reception with Faculty and Staff

PE/Event Center Lobby
3:30 – 5 p.m.

A special family/guest reception is scheduled prior to the formal convocation ceremony. All faculty and staff are invited to meet and mingle with the families and guests of our new students while the students are getting ready for the ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.

Please help us plan for this event by submitting an RSVP by Friday, Aug. 8,to or 303-315-0260.


PE/Event Center – Auraria Campus
5 – 6 p.m.
All 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 encouraged to attend.

We will continue the tradition that was started last year, with faculty invited to dress in academic regalia for this formal counterpart to commencement. Click here to request faculty regalia. Note: The deadline to request faculty regalia is July 30. On the day of the event, faculty should come to Room 111G in the PE/Event Center between 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. to pick up rented regalia.

Staff are encouraged to wear CU Denver attire to show support for our new students.

New Student Convocation BBQ

Courtyard of CU Denver’s new academic building on the Auraria Campus
6 p.m.
Following the convocation ceremony, we invite all CU Denver faculty, staff and families to enjoy a free BBQ with games, music, activities and more! No RSVP required.

Plan now to join these festivities on August 15 as a great way to start the new academic year!