2022 Commencement FAQ

Ceremony Schedule

Saturday, April 30 

  • 10:00 a.m. | Graduate and Doctoral Ceremony | Boettcher Commons 

Sunday, May 1

  • 8:00 a.m. | Baccalaureate Mass | St. John Francis Regis Chapel 
  • 10:00 a.m. | Undergraduate Ceremony | Boettcher Commons


Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Graduates must arrive an hour early and check-in behind Main Hall prior to the ceremonies.

Ceremonies are rain or shine — please dress appropriately for the weather. Graduates will be provided water, but guests are encouraged to bring their own. Guests will have access to water fountains in Felix Pomponio Science Center, Loyola Hall, and the Student Center. 

A brief reception with champagne and sweets will be held after each ceremony in the plaza in front of the Student Center. 

Transportation and Parking 

Parking will be free for our commencement ceremonies. Reserved parking for individuals experiencing disabilities will be available, and guests will also be able to drop their loved ones off in Lot 3 (W. 50th Ave and Lowell Blvd), which has direct access to Boettcher Commons. We will also have a shuttle running from Lot 6 (W. 50th Ave and Federal Blvd) to our drop-off point in Lot 3. View our parking map for additional information. 

Give yourself extra time to get to campus from April 30 to May 1! CDOT will be installing sign structures on Interstate 70 between Federal Boulevard and Pecos Street, which will close a lane in either direction. Exit 272 (Federal Blvd) will remain open. Visitors traveling westbound on I-70 can also take exit 271-B at Lowell Boulevard to reach campus. (There is no eastbound exit at 271-B).


Frequently Asked Questions for Graduates

When should I arrive? 

All graduates must arrive an hour before the ceremony starts and check-in behind Main Hall (between Main Hall and the Chapel). You should be wearing your regalia (cap, gown, tassel, hood) when you arrive.

Need regalia? Visit the Bookstore in Regis Square by Friday, April 29 to purchase your items. 

What should I bring? 

Please do not bring personal items as there is no place to store bags, extra coats, or other items. Graduates will be provided water. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Guests

Where are the restrooms? 

Restrooms will be open and available in Felix Pomponio Science Center, Loyola Hall, and the Student Center. Guests will have access to water fountains in each of these buildings and are encouraged to bring their own water. 

Will we be able to live stream the ceremony? 

A live stream of the ceremony will be available on regis.edu/commencement during the time of the ceremony alongside the ceremony program.

Where can I find a commencement program?

Due to our commitment to Laudato Si' and our efforts to be more sustainable, each graduate will receive one copy of the program and guests may access the program on their smartphones at regis.edu/commencement. The program will be made available online on Friday, April 29.

When will the program be available on the website? 

The program will be made available on Friday, April 29 at regis.edu/commencement. 

Why isn't my name in the program? 

If you submitted a Graduation Application after the initial due date of January 17th your name is not guaranteed to be in the program. If you submitted a Graduation Application after February 28th, your name is most likely not present in the program as we have only a limited time to print and publish. 

Where can I order photos from my ceremony? 

Graduates can purchase professional pictures from the ceremony through our third-party vendor, LifeTouch.

Regis University does not process photo orders, nor can we help you identify whether your order has been processed. If you have questions about your photos, please contact LifeTouch directly, here.