Dear Colleagues,

The Commencement team is excited to announce this semester’s ceremony will be hosted on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Denver Coliseum (4600 Humboldt St.). 

You are cordially invited to volunteer as a marshal for MSU Denver’s Fall 2022 Commencement, where you get an up-close opportunity to cheer on your students as they walk across the stage. As you cheer them on, you can help point graduates (and their mortarboards) in the right direction and help with all the little things that make Commencement special.

Because many of you have instructed, advised and mentored students on their journey to a degree, your participation is an integral part of the day.

To volunteer as a marshal, please fill out the Call to Marshals form by Friday, Oct. 21.

We encourage all marshals to spend the full day with us but understand if you can only participate in one ceremony. Marshals are also listed in the Commencement program, as we couldn’t host this memorable day without them!


All marshals are required to rent regalia, unless you own your own. The regalia ordering deadline is Oct. 23 at 9:59 p.m. MST.

  • Click here to order regalia and enter “Metropolitan” in the search bar.
  • “Metropolitan State University of Denver” will appear.
  • Click on the link and follow the instructions to complete your order.

Regalia is free for all faculty and staff who order through the link above and pick up their regalia on campus or on Commencement Day in the assembly area.

Regalia pick-up at St. Cajetan’s 

Nov. 29-30 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

You can also choose the home ship option, where you will be required to pay two-way shipping ($15.95). If you choose home ship, you can drop your regalia off after the ceremony at the Herff Jones table, or you can mail it back with the return label you receive in your shipment.


Schedule of Events | Friday, Dec. 16

Morning Ceremony: College of Business, College of Health and Applied Sciences 

7 – 8 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast

8 a.m. Check-in for Morning Ceremony

8:15 – 8:50 a.m. Mandatory Rehearsal

8:50 – 9 a.m. Marshals to Positions

9 – 9:30 a.m. Line up for processional (Student Assembly Area)

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Morning Ceremony

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Complimentary Lunch

Afternoon Ceremony: College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences; School of Education; School of Hospitality 

1 p.m. Check-in for Afternoon Ceremony

1:15 – 1:50 p.m. Mandatory Rehearsal

1:50 – 2 p.m. Marshals to Positions

2 – 2:30 p.m. Line up for processional (Student Assembly Area)

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Ceremony 


Virtual Marshal Training Sessions

Marshals are invited to attend one of two virtual orientation sessions. Once you have signed up as a marshal, we will follow-up to provide with the teams meeting link for the orientation session you’d like to attend.

Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 2 – 3 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at [email protected].