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MSU Denver finds creative ways to welcome new students

The digital Roadrunner Graduation Party Pack allows incoming students to celebrate their high school graduation and their move to the University.

By Lindsey Coulter

May 5, 2020

Roadrunner Ready graphic with University logo.Metropolitan State University of Denver is finding fun new ways to welcome incoming Roadrunners and to meaningfully honor our spring 2020 graduates. If you know a soon-to-be-student or a soon-to-be-graduate, please share these digital tool kits to help them share their accomplishments online.

Congratulate local high school graduates

Roadrunner Graduation Party Pack for high school seniors


  • Customized Roadrunner computer or video-chat backgrounds
  • MSU Denver digital photo frames, stickers and social-media profile-picture templates
  • MSU Denver email header and cover-photo images
  • Downloadable yard-sign designs
  • MSU Denver animated GIFs
  • MSU Denver graduation gear and gift ideas
  • A reminder to use the hashtag #roadrunnerready

“The tool kit is designed to help students show their pride at becoming an MSU Denver Roadrunner,” said Whei Wong-Howerton, associate vice president of Marketing and Brand. “While people can’t throw parties and traditional celebrations, it’s more important than ever that we find ways to show students we’re proud of their accomplishments, that we’re thrilled to welcome them to our campus community and that MSU Denver is the ideal place to continue their education.”

MSU Denver graduating senior pride

Soon-to-be-MSU Denver graduates can also get in on the fun. A similar tool kit for MSU Denver 2020 graduates offers yard signs, digital announcements and backgrounds, logos, and social-media frames, GIFs and stickers to help our grads celebrate their degree completion.

Shout-outs on local news

MSU Denver is also co-sponsoring Denver7’s Congrats to Grads initiative. The page invites families and friends of 2020 high school graduates to share photos, videos and congratulatory messages for their graduates. Congrats to Grads segments will be shared on Denver7 newscasts, the Denver7 streaming app, and Denver7 social media.

A group of Strategy, Marketing and Communications and Admissions staff, including Garrett Spradlin, assistant director of admissions for Visitor Services and Recruitment; Ruth M’Gonigle, brand manager; Scott Surine, associate director of Brand Strategy; Mai Linh Nguyen, front-end web designer; Sarah Hunsinger, social-media strategist; Kylie Henson, interim University events and protocol coordinator; and student employees led the initiative.

Topics: Commencement, Excellence, Strategy, Marketing and Communication

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