2024 GSSW Graduation Celebration

June 13 & 14, 2024

Please join us for two celebrations to commemorate the hard work and achievements of our graduating students! These events are open to 2023-2024 academic year graduates and candidates, faculty, staff, family and friends.

Fall Quarter 2023 graduates, Winter Quarter 2024 graduates and Spring Quarter 2024 graduation candidates that wish to participate in DU’s optional, in-person June Commencement Ceremony, will find details and FAQs on the DU Commencement website.

Summer Quarter 2024 graduation candidates will be eligible to participate in DU’s August 2024 Commencement. Details about that event will be shared by campus partners and posted on the DU Commencement website at a later date, typically a couple of weeks after the June ceremony has concluded. 

Two MSW gradautes hugging

Virtual Graduation Celebration

Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 10-11:30 a.m. MDT

GSSW live streams this special, virtual event dedicated to all 2023-2024 graduates and graduation candidates with a virtual toasts by faculty and staff.

Graduating students are invited to submit expressions of celebration and gratitude for a special slideshow presentation during the event.

Open House

Open House

Friday, June 14, 2024 | 10-11:30 a.m. MDT

Before the DU Commencement Ceremony, we invite graduating students and guests to gather for an open house at the Craig Hall Community Room and patio. Light refreshments will be served.


Local Restaurant Recommendations

Friday, June 14, 2024

Feel free to explore some of the local favorites before the Commencement Ceremony.

  • Coffee
  • Food
    • Jelly Cafe: Cheerful, light-filled joint preparing familiar breakfast fare & lunchtime salads & sandwiches.

    • Illegal Pete's: Offbeat destination supplying burritos & other quick Mexican grub, plus a full bar.

    • Spanky’s Roadhouse: This cozy upscale diner hangout offers elevated pub grub & flatbreads to accompany a full bar.

    • Snarf's Sandwiches: Branch of a regional chain dispensing hot & cold sandwiches in a simple, counter-serve setting.

    • Jerusalem: Gyros & falafel satisfy late-night cravings at this long-running Middle Eastern outpost open 24/7.

    • Birdcall: 100% all-natural chicken, enhanced through a blend of all-natural foods, superior hospitality and service, innovative art and design, and cutting edge technology.

    • Chipotle: The FIRST location of the fast-food chain offering Mexican fare, including design-your-own burritos, tacos & bowls.

    • Next Level Burger: It’s ALL GOOD! Awesome burgers, fries and shakes—100% Plant-Based, 100% Delicious!

DU Students in Regalia at Commencement

DU Commencement Ceremony

Friday, June 14, 2024 | 2:30 p.m.

Gold Graduate Commencement Ceremony for Doctoral and Masters Candidates

  • Graduate School of Social Work
  • College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science
  • University College

*As of June 4, guest tickets are now required.  Each graduate will automatically receive 9 tickets.  Please see the FAQs for additional information.

Ceremony take place in Magness ArenaGet there

Please arrive at least one hour prior to your ceremony time. Graduates must enter the building through Hamilton Gymnasium, at the northwest doors adjacent to the Barton Lacrosse Field. Graduates will be checked in by staff from the Registrar’s Office. Doors to Hamilton will open one and half hours prior to the ceremony