Class of 2023 Graduation & Commencement Information

On Thursday December 14th 10am - 2pm, several faculty members will join you as you complete DPT Program Exit Surveys and Small Group Interviews.  We greatly value your input and are very appreciative of your time. The Program will also provide lunch. For lunch, we will need your food choices (link is also below). We are looking forward to seeing you on December 15 in person.


Activities for the day include:

9:45am – 10:15amTime to reconnect with classmates and facultyED 1 3500
10:15am – 11:30amExit SurveysED 1 3500
11:30am - 12:15pmLunch provided-please complete this form to let us know of your lunch choice by Monday, December 11thPick up in CU PT Student Lounge on the 1st floor of ED1
12:15pm – 2:00pmExit Interview GroupsEd2-North Multi-purpose rooms 1st and 2nd floor

Location: Comrade Brewing Co. | 7667 E Iliff Ave Suite F, Denver, CO 80231Date and Time: Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 6:00-8:00 p.m.Graduating students will be provided with one free drink ticket. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be served.

Please RSVP by December 7, 2023.

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 2:00pm          Education 2 South Auditorium

*Link to Webinar Live Stream

Reception to follow in the lobby

Click here to access the RSVP/Slideshow Information Form

Saturday, December 16, 2023, 2:00pm

Visit the CU Anschutz Commencement page for information on the greater commencement ceremony taking place Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm and other graduation details.

Commencement Location: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver
Regalia Pick-up and Drop off: Regalia is available to pick up on December 14th from 11am to 6pm in the lobby of Education 2 South. Any regalia not picked up that day can be picked up at the lower level of the Colorado Convention Center prior to the ceremony on December 16th. Regalia should be returned to the lower level of the Colorado Convention Center following the ceremony.
Commencement Check In: Begins at 1:15. Proceed upstairs and go through Hall A in order to get to Hall B1. Follow signage for PT Check-In. You should have your cap and gown on and be carrying your hood. Please do not wear your hood until after the ceremony. You will then line up with your class for the processional, which begins at 2:00 pm.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: Begins at 2:00pm and will last approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The ceremony will be livestreamed, you can access it using this link.
Answers to FAQ’s 
Diplomas: Diplomas will be mailed to you within 5-8 weeks. Certified Digital Diplomas can be ordered here.

Parking is available in surrounding lots as well as in the Convention Center garage for $12 for up to 8 hours. Please note that due to construction taking place in the convention center, the number of spaces is greatly reduced. Additional parking can be found at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC). Alternatively, RTD's light rail drops off and picks up at the Colorado Convention Center on Stout Street.

Designated disability-related parking is available in the Colorado Convention Center parking garage. A valid state-issued ADA placard or license plate is required. All disability-related parking is first-come, first-served and requires payment at the pay stations.

Driving Directions

From Denver International Airport

approx. 45 minutes

  •  Head North on Peña Blvd.
  •  Keep right toward I-70 West
  •  Keep left on I-70 West  (10 mi.)
  •  Take Exit 274, stay left at the fork to  continue on to I-25 S
  •  Continue to keep left to merge onto I-25 South toward Colorado Springs
  •  Take Exit 212B onto Speer Blvd.
  •  Turn left onto N Speer Blvd. and toward the Downtown Convention & Arts Dist.
  •  Turn left onto Stout Street
  •  Turn right onto 14th Street


    From Colorado Springs (from the South)

    approx. 1 hr. 15 min.

  •  Take I-25 North
  •  Take Exit 210A onto Colfax Ave.
  •  Turn right onto Colfax Ave. and head toward Downtown Civic Center
  •  Turn left on Stout St./Santa Fe Dr.
  •  Turn right onto 14th Street


    From Fort Collins (from the North) approx. 1hr 15 min.

  •  South on I-25 to Speer Blvd.
  •  Take Exit 212B
  •  Turn left onto N Speer Blvd. and toward the Downtown Convention & Arts Dist.
  •  Turn left onto Stout Street
  •  Turn right onto 14th Street

Stay Social

Celebrate the day with friends and family by sharing your photos on social mediaTag your graduation posts with #CUPTGrad#CUPTGrad23, and #CUAnschutz23, and utilize our accounts, @cuphysther on Instagram and Twitter.

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