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Class of 2012 Sturm College of Law graduates celebrate in the crowd at Commencement.

Commencement

FAQ

When are DU's next Commencement ceremonies?
  • Summer 2014 Commencement—Friday, Aug. 15
  • Spring 2015 Graduate Commencement—Friday, June 5
  • Spring 2015 Undergraduate Commencement—Saturday, June 6
Do we need tickets to attend the ceremony?

No tickets are required for the Summer Commencement ceremony. Attendees are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

How long is Commencement?

Spring Commencement ceremonies are approximately 2 hours long. Summer Commencement is roughly an hour and 45 minutes long.

Where will the ceremony be held if it rains?

If rain is forecast for the day of summer Commencement, the ceremony will be held in Hamilton Gymnasium in the Ritchie Center. If the decision is made to move the ceremony, an announcement will be posted on this website by the end of the day on Thursday, Aug. 15. Also, signs will guide attendees to the new location.

Can we videotape the ceremony or take photographs?

While we ask you not to photograph or videotape the ceremony from the aisles, we do offer each graduate the opportunity to order professionally photographed Commencement pictures and a copy of a video recording of the ceremony. Learn more at our photos and video page.

Video of the ceremony will be posted on the University of Denver's Commencement YouTube playlist a few days after the ceremony.

When can we take pictures with the graduate?

Because DU collects caps and gowns from each graduate immediately after the ceremony, please plan to take any pictures with graduates in their academic regalia before Commencement.

Is there a reception after Commencement?

Yes. We hold University-wide receptions immediately after each Commencement ceremony.

If you have questions that aren't answered here, please contact Claire Brownell at 303-871-4876.