Colorado Avalanche watch parties 

Beginning Wednesday 

Tivoli Quad 

The Auraria Campus will host a series of community watch parties for the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals, featuring the Colorado Avalanche vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning in a best-of-seven series for the league championship. Home and away games will be shown on giant screens surrounded by food trucks with food and beverages for sale. Entry is free of charge, and all events are open to the public. Find more event information and stay tuned to the Early Bird for updates on potential campus impacts.

Game 1: Wednesday, 6 p.m. 

Game 2: Saturday, 6 p.m. 

Game 3: Monday, 6 p.m. 

Game 4: June 22, 6 p.m. 

Game 5: June 24 (if necessary,) 6 p.m. 

Game 6: June 26 (if necessary,) 6 p.m. 

Game 7: June 28 (if necessary,) 6 p.m.  


MSU Denver Night at the Rockies  

Friday, 6:40 p.m. 

Coors Field 

Join fellow fans, staff members, students and alumni for the Colorado Rockies-San Diego Padres game. With the purchase of MSU Denver’s special ticket package, fans will receive a limited edition MSU Denver Roadrunners-themed Rockies T-shirt. For questions or to purchase more than 12 tickets, please call 303-ROCKIES or [email protected]. 

$60 Club Level Outfield  

$40 Pavilion 


MSU Denver for 2022 Denver PrideFest

PrideFest, June 25-26

Civic Center Park 

PrideFest Parade, June 26 

MSU Denver group will gather at Cheesman Park at 8:30 a.m.

Families and partners are welcome, and MSU Denver gear and attire are encouraged.

RSVP to march with MSU Denver.


Upcoming holiday closures


June 20 

Juneteenth is now MSU Denver’s 13th paid holiday. The University will close Monday to allow employees and students time to take part in community celebrations recognizing the end of slavery and specifically commemorating the events of June 19, 1865, when approximately 250,000 Black people who remained enslaved in Texas were freed by executive decree. 


Independence Day 

July 4 

MSU Denver will also be closed July 4 in observation of Independence Day. This includes all offices and departments, classes will not be in session, and campus access will not be available.

Early Bird summer hiatus 

July 4-8 

The Early Bird will take a brief intermission from July 4-8, arriving back in your inbox July 11. If you have a story that you would like featured prior to the hiatus or upon the Early Bird’s return, please submit your request by Monday using the Service Request Form to allow sufficient time for planning. 


Faculty and Staff Exhibition opening 

June 17, 6-8 p.m.  

Center for Visual Arts  

“Collective Nouns” 


Free first-aid/CPR/AED class 

June 24, noon- 2 p.m.  

PE/Events Center building   

If interested in signing up, contact the Facilities Department and copy Mark Pokorny to reserve your spot.    


RSVP for Convocation  

Aug. 18  

Tivoli Quad  

Convocation schedule:   

  • 4:30 p.m.: Check-in  
  • 5 p.m.: Ceremony including remarks by President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., and keynote speaker.  
  • 5-7 p.m.: Enjoy food, outdoor activities and a resource fair. 

Find more information here.