Four formal commencement ceremonies are held at the University of Denver each year:
- At the conclusion of the spring semester, a commencement ceremony is held for the Sturm College of Law.
- At the conclusion of the spring quarter, separate ceremonies are held for undergraduate and graduate students.
- At the conclusion of the summer quarter and summer semester, a commencement ceremony is held for all summer graduates.
Students who have completed all graduation requirements during the autumn or winter terms, or will complete all graduation requirements during spring term of the current academic year, are invited to participate in the spring ceremonies.
Students who will complete all graduation requirements during the summer quarter or semester are invited to participate in the summer ceremony.
Walking in the ceremony
Under some circumstances, students who have not met graduation requirements are allowed, by petition, to participate (walk) in commencement exercises. Students may request to walk in the commencement ceremony.
For additional information about eligibility to walk in the commencement ceremony, please see Undergraduate Request to Walk in Commencement Ceremony (PDF) or Graduate Request to Participate in Ceremony (PDF).
The commencement program lists the names of all graduation candidates who applied at the appropriate time to receive degrees at that specific commencement ceremony. The appearance of a name in the program does not guarantee a student’s graduation at that time unless all degree requirements have been completed.