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It’s the final countdown!

Find an update on Paint the Town Red and learn more about the upcoming Virtual Ceremony.

By Lindsey Coulter

May 4, 2021

Student in graduation regalia standing on Commencement stage.Metropolitan State University of Denver is just days away from Spring 2021 Commencement! To watch the excitement build, check out the Countdown to Commencement ticker on the Commencement website.

Update on Paint the Town Red

Thank you to all volunteers for your patience and flexibility as Monday's event was postponed due to inclement weather. Paint the Town Red is expected to continue as scheduled for today and Wednesday, May 5, weather permitting. Please check the Commencement website for updates.

Additionally, volunteers who registered for Monday time slots should have received an email allowing them to reschedule for their same times on Wednesday, May 5. As Monday’s graduates have been moved to Wednesday slots, volunteers are even more critical, and your time and assistance are greatly appreciated. If you did not receive this email, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please contact

How to prepare for the big day and applaud grads online

How to attend the Virtual Ceremony

  • May 14
  • Tune in at 1:30 p.m. to watch special a pre-ceremony show.
  • Check out the full ceremony at 2 p.m.

The livestreamed virtual ceremony will feature student music and art performances, remarks from President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., remarks from the Board of Trustees, speeches from student award winners, the presentation of the inaugural MSU Denver Marathon Award to Lieutenant General Laura Richardson and a keynote address from Colorado Supreme Justice Monica M. Márquez. The ceremony will also include the conferral of degrees and presentation of graduate slides.

How to learn more

Contact the Commencement Team if you have any questions or concerns via

Topics: Commencement

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