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Another way to celebrate our students

Check out MSU Denver’s many specialty graduation ceremonies this month, and applaud our outstanding grads!

By Lindsey Coulter

May 6, 2019

Graduate walking across stage at African and African American Graduation eventLGBTQ Student Resource Center Lavender Graduation Ceremony

4-6 p.m.
Tivoli 440

Lavender Graduation is a celebration of the accomplishment of graduation, honoring the journey and the additional obstacles that our LGBTQIA+ students have overcome through their college and university experiences. Find more information on the center’s Facebook page.


African and African American Graduation Celebration

5:30-8 p.m. 
Tivoli Turnhalle 

The African and African American Graduation Celebration is an annual tradition sponsored by Metropolitan State University of Denver’s African American Affairs Council that encourages graduates to reflect on their experiences at MSU Denver by realizing that they have the skills, knowledge, resources and strength to be successful with their new endeavors. For more information, please contact Donelyn Jones, marketing advisor and affiliate faculty, College of Business, at


Transfer Student Graduation Celebration

May 15

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Multicultural Lounge, Tivoli Student Union

This event celebrates students who transferred into MSU Denver. Those students graduating this May can stop by to get a free graduation cord and celebrate the incredible accomplishment of graduation. Family and friends are welcome.


Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program Senior Celebration

May 15

Doors open at 5 p.m.; ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m.

St. Cajetan’s Event Center

For more than 20 years, the celebration has honored the achievements of undergraduate students who are graduating with their Bachelor of Science in social work in the company of their close family and friends. To learn more about the event, please contact


Native American Graduation Ceremony

May 15
5 p.m.
Tivoli 440

The Metropolitan State University of Denver Native American Graduation Ceremony honors our Native American graduates, providing a culturally responsive graduation experience that includes a keynote speaker, dinner, cultural entertainment and recognition of the graduates and their families. Space is limited, so please contact the Center for Multicultural Excellence and Inclusion at 303-605-7019 or for more information.


Master of Social Work Program Pinning and Hooding Ceremony

May 16

Doors open at 4 p.m.; the ceremony will begin at 5 p.m.

Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

This very special night will honor M.S.W. graduates as they are hooded and receive a 2019 M.S.W. Program pin. Please visit the Department of Social Work webpage or email for more information.


Veterans Graduation Ceremony

May 16

Refreshments at 4:15 p.m.; program at 5 p.m.

St. Cajetan’s Event Center

Sponsored by the Metropolitan State University of Denver Office of Veteran and Military Student Services, the celebration honors our veteran and service-member students’ accomplishments and service. During the ceremony, graduates will be presented with an official MSU Denver Challenge Coin Commencement Medallion. Please contact Virginia Roberts at 303-615-0044 or or visit the Veteran and Military Student Services website for more information.


College of Business Graduate Programs Hooding Ceremony

May 16

6-8 p.m.

SpringHill Suites Ballroom 

MSU Denver’s College of Business Graduate Programs office and the Department of Accounting are co-hosting the Spring 2019 Hooding Ceremony for Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accountancy programs. Program leadership, faculty and staff will recognize graduates over appetizers before explaining the honored tradition of hooding and calling up each student to receive their hood. Visit the Specialty Ceremonies website or contact Lauren Schaffer, graduate-student service specialist, for more information.


Nursing Pinning Ceremony

May 20
5-7 p.m.
Location TBD 

Please contact Mallory Brunel,, for additional information.

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