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Ceremony Details

Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Friday, December 11, 2020

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and School of Education

College of Business, College of Professional Studies and School of Hospitality

Find which school or college your department belongs to here.


Student Slides for the Ceremony

Students are asked to submit a template slide with thier information. These slides will be presented while their names are read. Please download your Spring 2020 template slide and submit you slide here.


Choose slide layout by

  1. Navigating to the “Home” tab
  2. Then select the arrow next to “New Slide”.
  3. From there, a drop-down menu will appear, and you can choose between two layout options.
  4. Please only use one slide to input your information.

Fill in the slide information

  1. First name and last name
  2. School or College 
  3. Department/Field of Study
  4. Optional:
    • Photo: To insert a photo, select the image icon in the center of the picture box. Then browse your files to find the photo you’d like to upload.To arrange the photo, right click the photo and select crop.
      A. To adjust or resize the photo, select the circular points at the edges of the photo.
      B. Then once you’re finished, click out of the box to save your “cropping” changes.
    • Quote: This can be something you would have included on your graduation cap or an inspirational quote that helped you get through college.

Save your PowerPoint slide

  1. Use the following naming system:
  2. FirstNameLastName_CollegeorSchoolName_GraduatingClass
    • EX: KylieHenson_CollegeofProfessionalStudies_Spring2020
    • EX: CoraPotter_SchoolofHospitality_Spring2020

Submit your PowerPoint slide here.

Spring 2020 Distribution Drive Through Event

Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 17, starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up for a time slot here. Please only reserve one time slot. Diploma covers, alumni pints, honors cords and specialty cords will be available for pick-up at this event. This event is contingent on how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and any city or state guidelines that may be implemented.

A Letter From Dr. Davidson

Dear Roadrunners,  

Earlier this year, we made the difficult decision to postpone the Commencement ceremony for spring 2020 graduates until December, with the intention of coming together in person to mark this milestone moment in your academic and personal livesWe had truly hoped to be in a different place with regard to the COVID-19 crisis by this point, but due to state and city mandates imposed on large gatherings and venue restrictions, it will be impossible to conduct an in-person ceremony. 

I know this is heartbreaking news for so many of you, and I share in that sadness. We do still plan to celebrate your accomplishments at a robust virtual ceremony for your spring 2020 graduating class Friday, Dec. 11. We have an amazing team doing everything in their power to re-create the Commencement experience online, and I am excited about their plans to recognize each of you. More details will be coming soon, but if you have questions or feedback, please reach out to our Commencement team at 

On behalf of the entire Metropolitan State University of Denver community, I want to thank you for your continued patience and resiliency in the face of all the challenges your graduating class has endured this year. Your time as a student may have come to an end, but the tenacity that all Roadrunner alumni share will continue to carry you through whatever comes next. It will be an honor to celebrate you in December. 


Janine Davidson, Ph.D. 



On behalf of the MSU Denver administration, faculty and alumni, we would like to applaud you on your graduation day! We’re so proud of your accomplishment, especially as you’ve worked through your final semester with the unprecedented COVID-19 situation. You’ve shown incredible tenacity as a Roadrunner and we anticipate you will do great things in the future. While we know this isn’t the graduation day you pictured, we hope you’ll join us for the rescheduled ceremony in December.

Share your Roadrunner story with us.


The commencement website is updated continuously to keep the university informed about the ceremony and graduation process.  Please continue to check in for up-to-date information concerning the upcoming Commencement Ceremony.

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