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Commencement

For Students

Receptions & Events

Many individual schools and departments host their own pre- and post-Commencement events—from breakfasts for graduates and their families to outdoor receptions.

The University also will host a University-wide reception immediately after each Commencement ceremony. 

EVENT

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

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Sturm College of Law Commencement and reception 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17 Magness Arena, reception on Driscoll Green Law students, their families, faculty and staff
Volunteers in Partnership Senior Graduation Dinner 6 - 7:30 Wednesday, May 21 Driscoll Ballroom VIP graduating seniors and their families
Colorado Women's College Graduate Tea with the Dean 5 - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, Garden Room CWC graduating students and alumnae
NSM/Geography & the Environment Spring Picnic  3 - 5 p.m. Thursday, June 5 Boettcher Center courtyard Department of Geography & the Environment graduating students and their families
Graduate School of Social Work recognition ceremony 3:30 - 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5 Cable Center GSSW graduates and their families. RSVP required.
Morgridge College of Education Doctoral Hooding 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5 Katherine A. Ruffato Hall Commons Fall, Winter, Spring PhD and EdD Graduates and their guests
DU ART! End of Year Celebration and SAAH Student Awards Ceremony 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5 Shwayder Art Building Lobby DU ART! Board, SAAH faculty, staff, students and families of award recipients
In Short: Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies Capstone Films/Videos 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5 Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall Open to the public
Joseph Korbel School of International Studies breakfast graduation reception  8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Friday, June 6 West lawn, Cherrington Hall International Studies graduates (both undergraduate and graduate students) and their families and guests
School of Accountancy graduation reception 10:30 - 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 6 Suite 355, Daniels College of Business Accounting graduates and their families and guests
Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies graduation reception Noon - 2 p.m. Friday, June 6 Media, Film and Journalism Studies Building Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies graduates (both undergraduate and graduate students) and their families
Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management graduation reception and open house Noon - 2 p.m. Friday, June 6 Burns School Library (Suite 380) in the Daniels College of Business Graduating students of the Burns School
Communication Studies graduation reception 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, June 6 Sturm Hall, room 200 Communication Studies graduating students
University College graduation celebration and reception 1:30 - 3 p.m. Friday, June 6 Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall University College graduates and their families
Morgridge College of Education Graduation Reception 1:30 - 3 p.m. Friday, June 6 Katherine A. Ruffato Hall Commons Fall, Winter, Spring Graduates and their guests
Department of Political Science graduating seniors reception 3 - 5 p.m. Friday, June 6 The Loft in the Anderson Academic Commons Graduating seniors and their immediate families
Political Science Graduation Reception 3 - 5 p.m. Friday, June 6 Anderson Academic Commons, The Loft (Room 340) Graduating political science seniors and their family and friends
Colorado Women's College Graduation Breakfast 7:30 -  9 a.m. Saturday, June 7 Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, Garden Room CWC graduating students, alumnae, Board of Advisors, faculty, staff, scholarship donars and friends of the College
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduation breakfast 7 - 9 a.m. Saturday, June 7 Olin Hall rotunda Graduating students and their parents
Department of Mathematics reception Noon Saturday, June 7 (or immediately following the undergraduate Commencement ceremony) Olin Hall rotunda Graduating mathematics students and their guests