MSU Denver


Welcome to the Roadrunner Family!

Convocation is the beginning of a Roadrunner’s journey. This kick-off event serves as a “bookend” to each student’s academic journey, with Convocation: Roadrunner Rally as the opening ceremony and commencement as the final goal. The ceremony remarks will include a welcome from MSU Denver President, Dr. Janine Davidson, and from a keynote speaker. This is an opportunity for incoming students to come together for their first official university event.

Aerial campus photos of JSSB.

Convocation 2023

Thursday, August 17th, 2023

Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB) Quad

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Check-in at 4:30 PM)

A fun evening with food, games, music and an inspirational speaker. Meet faculty, staff, and other students!

Please RSVP in Advance

All who are attending must RSVP for Convocation and will receive an email reminder with event details the week of the event.

Convocation Registration Form 2023

2022 Keynote Speaker - Sonia Gutierrez

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Sonia Gutierrez is an award winning and Emmy-nominated journalist. Her work has changed policy across the country and helped revolutionize how state agencies respond to natural emergencies. She’s an advocate for bilingual and multicultural coverage that responsibly tells authentic stories of our communities. She’s worked with Univision, Telemundo, CBS, 9NEWS and is currently doing investigative stories for Rocky Mountain PBS.

Her most recent show focused on the health and safety of Farmworkers across our state. Sonia is a proud Roadrunner who attended MSU when she was still an undocumented immigrant. Her story is one of resiliency and hope for other immigrant students and working parents.


Welcome to the Roadrunner family at MSU Denver!

Tradition starts here! The university community looks forward to welcoming students to campus each year at Convocation.

Questions? Contact the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI)


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