Commencement Weekend Schedule

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Graduation Weekend includes the Golden Key International Honour Society Induction Ceremony, the Graduate Candidates/Alumni Event, and then culminates in the Commencement Ceremony and Reception.

Campus Tours

555 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

RSVP for your campus tour by emailing:

About University of the Rockies’ Campus
University of the Rockies occupies part of a railroad station that first opened in 1918. For 54 years, it was an active passenger depot for travelers on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railway. In 1972, the railroad tracks were removed as routes were consolidated.

A highlight of the campus is Rockies Counseling Center. In 2010, the major renovations were completed in the clinic, doubling its size. Rockies Counseling Center now includes a dozen therapy rooms, including spaces that are dedicated to biofeedback and neuropsychology practices, child/play therapy, and therapy that uses music and art. The Center fills two needs: the needs of students to practice their psychotherapy skills and integrate their academic learning in a clinical setting, and the community’s need for a wide range of low-cost psychotherapy and assessment services.

Networking for Professional Advancement

Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.

  • Located at the Denver Tabor Center Leadership Room
  • To RSVP, email Please indicate how many people will be in your group.
  • Those requiring accommodations should note that in their RSVP.

Golden Key Induction Ceremony

Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.

  • Located at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO  80204
  • Each inductee may bring up to two guests
  • Light appetizers will be provided
  • Sessions will be streamed live online

Graduate Candidates/Alumni Dinner

Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. 

  • Located at the Denver Athletic Club,  1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO  80204
  • Mingle with previous and current graduates of the University
  • Each attendee may bring one guest (opportunities for additional guests may be presented at a later time) 
  • Graduates who have confirmed their attendance at the commencement ceremony will receive an invitation

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 2:00 pm

  • Located in the Four Season Ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO  80202
  • Graduate candidates must be approved to participate through the Petition to Graduate process.
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes early to take photographs and to line up for the ceremony.
  • There will not be a student rehearsal for Commencement. The day’s timeline and instructions will be provided to attending students before the ceremony.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Immediately following the ceremony, University of the Rockies will host a reception for all of graduates and their guests at the Colorado Convention Center.

What to Do on the Day of Commencement
Commencement begins at 2:00 p.m. Please advise your guests to arrive at the Colorado Convention Center at least 20 minutes early to allow time to park and find a seat. All seating is first come, first served. Graduate candidates are advised to arrive no later than 1:15 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with a Disability
Guests with disabilities should contact the Office of Student Access & Wellness at least two weeks before the event. Read more about accommodations at Commencement.

Photography is allowed. Elite Photography will be on-on-hand to take pictures of graduates as they shake hands with the President of the University. A photographer will also be available after the ceremony for family and group shots. Graduates will receive information after the ceremony on how to view and order their photos.

If you or your family are not able to attend the commencement ceremony, you can still enjoy the events through our livestream. The link to the content will be sent out a few days before Commencement weekend.

In addition, we’ve partnered with Grad Memory to make DVDs available for purchase. For more information, please visit the Grad Memory webpage.

Flowers and Rockies Gear
Flowers and Rockies gear/memorabilia will be available for purchase in the lobby of the Pikes Peak Center. 

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