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Events roundup

Celebrate with graduates, learn from Auraria’s displaced communities and enjoy student presentations.

By Josie Lavender

April 29, 2021

Student wearing graduation robe, smiling with arms raised on Commencement stage.Specialty graduation ceremonies


Native American and Indigenous Graduation Ceremony

5-6:30 p.m.

Register for the Zoom event



College of Business graduate Coffee and Hooding tabling event

7:15-10:30 a.m.

Graduates can swing by the Admin lobby either before or after crossing the stage at the Paint the Town Red event across the street in the Regency Athletic Center to grab some coffee and possibly a pastry, receive a small gift from the program and be informally hooded.



Latina, Latino and Latinx Graduation Ceremony

5:30-7 p.m.

RSVP today


May 6

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Graduation

5-6:30 p.m.

Sign up for the Zoom event


May 12

Master of Social Work Hooding and Pinning Ceremony

6-8 p.m.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts – Seawell Ballroom

Please contact Bailee Bannon Murray at for more information.

May 13

Virtual MBA and MPAcc Hooding Ceremony

5:30-7 p.m.

Please contact Lauren Shaffer at for more information.

General University events

May 5

20th Century Displaced Aurarians: Honoring the Past to Plan for the Future Cinco de Mayo Panel and Discussion

3-4:30 p.m.

Register for the Zoom event

Focus on the 20th-century history of the Auraria Campus at this virtual event featuring Aurarians who were displaced when the campus was created in the 1960s and 1970s as well as community activists telling their stories. This will be followed by discussions on how to use the campus’ history to plan. This event focuses on the 1960s/’70s Chicana/o experience in celebration of Cinco de Mayo but also honors and acknowledges the displacement of the Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Ute from the land now called Auraria.


May 7

Honors Thesis Symposium

8:30 a.m.-3:40 p.m.

Watch the livestream

Once again, the Honors Thesis Symposium will be held in an online format for spring honors graduates to showcase an amazing lineup of presentations. The symposium will be hosted on Teams and will also be available through livestream on YouTube. Attendees at each panel session will be invited to submit questions through chat or speak directly with the student presenters on Microsoft Teams.

Panel I

A box of chocolates: assessing critical thinking in communication and science.

8:30-9:50 a.m.


Panel II

Dynamics of social justice and change

10-11:20 a.m.


Celebration ceremony

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Lunch break

12:15-1 p.m.


Panel III

Democracy: theory and form

1:10-2:10 p.m.


Panel IV

Mind your head: a dive, trip and fall into health and safety

2:20-3:40 p.m.

May 7

A Conversation With Author Jennifer Koshatka Seman

10-11 a.m.

Join via Microsoft Teams

All Roadrunners are invited to the second Multicultural History at MSU Denver event of the year: A Conversation With Author Jennifer Koshatka Seman about her new book “Borderlands Curanderos: The Worlds of Santa Teresa Urrea and Don Pedrito Jaramillo.” Nicki Gonzales, Ph.D., will moderate the discussion as Seman breaks down the book’s exploration of two 19th-century faith healers. Attendees will be invited to engage in a Q&A session. Register today for the live discussion.

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