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University of Denver Celebrates 2020 Commencement

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Jon Stone

Media Relations Manager

Jon Stone

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Today, June 12, the University of Denver celebrates the Class of 2020 with a Day of Recognition honoring the more than 3,300 graduates across the institution’s 10 schools and colleges.

Today’s celebration marks a notable first in DU’s history. Though the physical, official ceremony has been postponed to spring 2021 (date to be announced), it is the first digital ceremony and the first time all the graduates — students receiving bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees — are being recognized for their accomplishments all at one time. Typically, separate ceremonies are held on separate days for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Day of Recognition celebration includes the conferral of degrees and remarks from Chancellor Jeremy Haefner; Corinne Lengsfeld, interim provost and executive vice chancellor; Matthew Walter, president of Undergraduate Student Government; and Grace Sullivan, vice president of Graduate Student Government. Also taking part in the digital celebration are several dignitaries with messages of congratulations to the graduates. Some of them include: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (Hon. ’09), former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (BA ’74, PhD ’81, Hon. ’96) and Carol Tomé (MBA ’81, Hon. ‘18).

Next spring, the University of Denver will hold a formal Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 to commemorate their collective resilience and achievements.

To meet several of this year’s graduates and learn more about Commencement at DU, please click here.

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