50 YEARS OF

ONWARD AND UPWARD

Throughout the year, we’ll focus on today and tomorrow, while glancing back on how far we’ve come. It’s time to honor our heritage, celebrate our evolution, and prepare for the future. Help make our 50th anniversary a success. Join us for in-person events, engage with our vibrant community, and share your CU Denver story.

LOOKING BACK
AS WE MOVE FORWARD

Mark your calendars: we can’t wait to see you.

Friday

2

DECEMBER

First Friday with SPA: 50 Years of Colorado Nonprofits

8:30 – 10 AM

Lawrence Street Center Terrace Room, 2nd Floor

This academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the School of Public Affairs providing education, research, and service to the community. To celebrate this milestone, there will be a series of events with 50-year retrospectives on popular topics of interest to Coloradans, as well as a look at what the next 50 years might bring. There will be in-person as well as virtual options for participation.

Sunday

9

DECEMBER

CU at The Nutcracker

6:15 PM

CU Denver Experience Gallery and Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Celebrate the holiday season by joining fellow CU Denver alumni and families for a hot chocolate reception and interactive art exhibition, followed by a performance of The Nutcracker by Colorado Ballet. Tickets are limited and available first-come, first-served.

Saturday

17

DECEMBER

Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremony

9 AM

Exhibit Hall A, Colorado Convention Center

Commencement honors the achievement of one’s academic goals and the beginning of the next vocational commitment. CU Denver ceremonies occur twice a year in December and May. Summer graduates are invited to participate in the fall ceremony. 

Milestones, memories, and moments

Welcome to the CU Denver Anniversary Story Wall. Here, we’ll share memories, recount our history, honor those who helped get us here, and envision an even brighter future. And, of course, we can’t forget Milo—he’ll make a few appearances here, too.

The CU Denver story isn’t complete without yours.