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Masks are required inside of the Colorado Convention Center. Please conduct a self-assessment of your health before attending the event.
No. Graduation Candidates need to arrive at the venue one hour prior to the ceremony to get in line with their fellow graduates. Faculty Marshals will be in the Graduate Assembly Area to answer questions about the processional and the ceremony.
Cap, gowns and tassels are exclusively rented through Herff Jones Custom-designed by Herff-Jones, the MSU Denver gowns feature the University’s insignia and school colors. The gowns are blue with red trim, and the official University seal is embroidered on the lapel. All graduating seniors must wear these at the commencement ceremony. The ordering deadline is November 1, 2021 at 9:59 p.m. MST. Additional cap and gowns have been ordered and will be available for you to pick up at the Cap and Gown Pick-Up on Tuesday, November 30 and Wednesday, December 1, or the day of the ceremony.
You also have the option of ordering your regalia via home ship, meaning your order will be shipped directly to you. Please account for shipping costs for the home ship option.
*If home ship is the option you select, please account for the shipping charge of $12.95.
Additional Keepsakes Available for Purchase
We send email reminders regularly to graduation candidates – so please be sure to check your email.
There are various paid parking garages and lots around the Colorado Convention Center. However you or your guests can also park on campus and walk to the venue OR you can take the light rail to the Colorado Convention Center station.
We recommend that all students arrive at least 1 hour prior to the start of their ceremony.
9 – 10:30 a.m.
College of Business
College of Health and Applied Sciences
2 – 3:30 p.m.
College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
School of Education
School of Hospitality
All summer graduates are invited to the Fall semester commencement ceremonies.
If you would like to walk or participate in the upcoming ceremony, but you haven’t met all of your degree requirements yet, please fill out the following walk-only request form. Form deadline: October 13, 2021 by 5 p.m. for Fall 2021 Commencement. Please note, the walk only form is NOT a graduation application.