Commencement Weekend Schedule

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Graduation Weekend includes a development workshop, the Graduate Candidates/Alumni Reception, Golden Key International Honour Society Induction Ceremony, the Graduate Brunch, and culminates in the Commencement Ceremony and Reception.

Professional Development Workshop:  Best Practices in Social Media

This workshop will discuss representing yourself thoroughly and professionally on social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as utilizing various LinkedIn resources available to you for professional growth. Each graduate may bring up to two guests. Reserve your seat(s) today by contacting Danielle Farrell at 866.621.0124, ext. 8693 or careerservices@rockies.edu by Friday, October 10, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

  • Located at University of the Rockies Leadership Room, 1201 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
  • Each inductee may bring up to two guests  

Alumni/Graduate Candidate Reception

Take this time to connect informally with other soon-to-be alumni as well alumni from years past. Light appetizers, wine, and beer will be served.

Friday, October 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Located at the Denver Instructional Site, 1201 16th St., Denver, CO  80202
  • Graduates who have confirmed their attendance at the commencement ceremony will receive an invitation

Golden Key International Honour Society Induction Ceremony

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Located at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
  • Each inductee may bring up to two guests
  • Sessions will be streamed live online

Graduate Brunch

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

  • Located at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
  • Mingle with previous and current graduates of the University
  • Student and faculty awards will be presented during the luncheon
  • Each attendee may bring one guest
  • Graduates who have confirmed their attendance at the commencement ceremony will receive an invitation

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Located in the Mile High 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

Reception

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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
Please advise your guests to arrive at the Colorado Convention Center at least 20 minutes in advance of the event to allow time to park and find a seat. All seating is first come, first served. Graduate candidates not participating in the Golden Key Induction Ceremony or the Luncheon 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
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.

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

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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