Student Affairs

May 2022 Commencement


May 2022 Commencement took place on Saturday, May 21, 2022

Where: Magness Arena at the University of Denver
When: The ceremony began at 10:00 a.m. and concluded at noon.

View the entire ceremony below

A commencement "Save the Date" email was sent out to all upcoming graduates on March 16, 2022. You must RSVP using the link in the Save the Date email if you intend on walking at graduation!

Information about rental and purchase regalia was sent to all upcoming graduates. The deadline to order regalia has now PASSED. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs ASAP if you did not order regalia. It is required that all graduates wear regalia in order to participate in commencement.

Guests at Graduation: To comply with COVID-19 protocols, guests must perform a verbal symptom check to enter the Ritchie Center. Masks are currently not required. If anything changes regarding entry protocols, we will update you as soon as possible. Guests do not need tickets to enter the Ritchie Center. Graduates may invite as many guests as they wish. If any guests have questions regarding ADA needs, please contact Lauri Mlinar.

Regalia pick-up (Rental Regalia ONLY): Rental regalia pickup will be at the Sturm College of Law in Room 155. You must pick up your regalia either Thursday, May 19th from 3:30-6:30pm or Friday, May 20th from 9:30am-5:00pm. You must arrange for someone (who has campus access) to pick-up your regalia during this time if you are not able to do so.

When to Arrive: The earliest graduates can arrive to Hamilton Gym is 8:30am. NO EARLIER. Main entrances for guests will open starting at 9:00am. Graduates must arrive to Hamilton Gym NO LATER than 9:30am. The procession will start without you if you are late.

Campus Access Protocols: All graduates must keep their campus access updated! Visit PioneerWeb to check your campus access status. You do NOT need to wait until the next testing date shown on Pioneerweb. You can test now or a few days before graduation as long as you get a PCR test at DU and continue to be cleared for campus access.

Returning your Regalia (Rental Regalia ONLY): You must return your rental regalia following the Commencement Ceremony. Students have 1 hour to take pictures concluding the ceremony before returning their rental regalia to the Sturm College of Law. DO NOT LEAVE WITH YOUR RENTAL REGALIA. Returns must be dropped off in the hallway just outside room #155 (where you picked up your rental regalia). Don’t forget to take your Alumni pin off the robe before you return it!

Parking: Free parking is available at all lots north of Evans Avenue on Commencement Day. (Lots 103/C, L, T, W and 108.) Parking for people with ADA placards is available in every lot on campus. On graduation day, the circular lot just north of the Ritchie Center and the Cable Center lot off Buchtel will both be reserved for guests with ADA placards. (Lots 311 and 314.)

If any of your guests require ADA accommodations, please reach out to Lauri Mlinar (

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208