The University College graduation celebration and hooding will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Is the University College Celebration and Hooding the same as the
University of Denver Commencement?
Spring graduate student commencement is Friday, June 14 at 4:00 p.m. in the Magness Arena at the Ritchie Center and will include all of the University of Denver graduates in master’s and PhD programs.
The spring undergraduate commencement is Saturday, June 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the Magness Arena at the Ritchie Center.
June 13 Graduation Celebration is for University College master’s and
bachelor’s graduates only. It is our way of honoring you for the commitment it
took to earn a degree and recognizing the challenge it can be to study evenings
and online while maintaining a work, family and life balance.
What is a master’s student hooding?
The hooding is an age-old tradition for master’s degree graduates. To complement
the robe, a decorative cloth is placed around a graduate’s neck and shoulders.
This is commonly referred to as a hood and contains colors representing the
degree type and the university where it was earned. You will be hooded by your
academic director and faculty.
Do I have to attend?
Attendance is not required, but we invite you to attend the University College
Graduation Celebration, the University of Denver Commencement, or both. The
University College Graduation Celebration is a great opportunity to meet
University College staff, faculty, and fellow graduates.
How do I RSVP to the University College Graduation Celebration?
here (limit three guests).
Do I need a cap and gown?
Yes. Starting May 1, you may order your regalia
in-person at the DU Bookstore or over the phone (call 303-871-3251) up until the day of
Commencement. You can pick up your regalia at the bookstore starting May 31 during business hours.
Students attending the University College Graduation Celebration will wear
their cap and gown for this event. Please check that all items are included in
your regalia package prior to graduation.
How much does it cost to purchase the cap and gown?
Regalia purchase costs are $68.00 for undergraduates
and $72.00 for master’s graduates.
Do I need a ticket to attend the University College Graduation
No, but students are limited to three guests due to room
capacity. Graduates may sit with their guests.
Do I need a ticket to attend the University of Denver Commencement
It depends. For the undergraduate ceremony, tickets are required for all guests
in Magness Arena. Each participating graduate is allocated five tickets for
friends and family. The University will utilize an online ticketing system for
undergraduate ticket requests and distribution and tickets will be given
directly to the graduates. Master’s degree students do not need tickets.
Where can I park for the University College Graduation
Parking information will be provided with your RSVP.
Are bachelor’s students hooded?
No. Undergraduate regalia does not include a hood. Bachelor’s students will be
recognized by their program director. Eligible bachelor’s degree students who
elected to join the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society will receive their honor
cords at this time.
Where is Sturm Hall?
Sturm Hall is located approximately two blocks west of University Blvd, between
Evans Avenue and Asbury Avenue. The address is 2000 East Asbury Avenue, Denver,
CO 80208. Search Sturm Hall on the map here.
Where can I get additional information about the University of
Visit the DU commencement website here.