CU College of Nursing Graduation

Spring 2024 Commencement and Convocation

Event Details

May 20, 2024

Commencement: 8:30 am at Boettcher Commons

Convocation: 10:30 am at Bonfils Circle (in front of the Fitzsimons Building)

Please be advised, that there are TWO commencement ceremonies on the morning of Monday, May 20: the CU Anschutz Commencement and the College of Nursing Convocation.

The CU Anschutz Commencement will begin at 8:30 am and conclude around 10:00 am.
It will be held at:
Boettcher Commons, CU Anschutz Medical Campus
13080 E. 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045

The College of Nursing Convocation will begin directly following the CU Anschutz Commencement at 10:30 am and will end at 12:30 pm. It will be held on Bonfils Circle, directly in front of the Fitzsimmons Building, 1707 Aurora Court, Aurora, CO 80045.

The difference between the two ceremonies is that the CU Anschutz Commencement is dedicated to celebrating all graduating students at CU Anschutz, while the College of Nursing Commencement is dedicated specifically to nursing graduates. Attendance at both ceremonies is expected.

Student and Faculty Commencement/Convocation Regalia Information

Graduate Registration (all grads except for MDs):

All Faculty Registration:

The deadline to register and order regalia is 9:59 pm MDT on April 11th.

Safety Protocols for In-Person Guests

As COVID safety measures roll back in response to the rapid drop in cases, we have rescinded the limit on guests at our ceremonies. However, all attendees are still asked to be vaccinated at the time of the ceremonies. Unvaccinated graduates and guests are asked to mask and distance themselves, especially if indoors. Please keep in mind when booking any travel that a reduction in audience size could become necessary once again if circumstances change. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of Commencement is urged to stay home and watch the live stream of the ceremony.

Information for Graduates

Graduate Check-In

Check-In for the College of Nursing Convocation will begin at 9:15 am. A row of check-in desks will be located behind the College of Nursing Stage, and in front of the flagpole, near the main entrance to the Fitzsimons Building. Please check-in no later than 10:00 am so we may begin the ceremony on time.

Transcripts and Diplomas

It is anticipated that degrees will be conferred by the Office of the Registrar by mid-June. Before ordering transcripts please first view your transcript in the student portal to determine if all of the information has been posted. Diplomas will be ordered in late June and will be mailed directly to students by the end of August.

Information for all attendees


Parking is limited on campus and attendees are highly encouraged to consider carpooling, utilizing ridesharing services, or taking public transportation.

There will be free parking available in all visitor lots on campus. The Henderson Parking Structure is recommended for attendees of the Nursing Commencement.

ADA Parking

The Ignacio and Kiowa lot is reserved for guests who have difficulty walking long distances. Golf carts will be available to shuttle guests from these lots to the various ceremonies and back again. No handicapped stickers or placards are required to park in these lots. Parking attendants will direct any guests who need close-in parking to these locations.

For more information, please contact the Commencement Office at

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