Arrival Time

For students: 8:30 a.m.

Students need to follow the signs to their staging location by 8:30 a.m. Families will proceed to Boettcher Concert Hall. Upon check-in, graduates must pick up name cards that will be used by announcers when they receive their degree. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., graduates will line up to form the academic procession. The Procession will begin at 9:45 a.m.


To Bellco Theater

Bellco Theater is located in the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202. The closest major intersection is Colfax Avenue and Speer Boulevard. 

Driving via North-bound Speer Boulevard, pass Stout Street and make your first right before Champa Street. The Convention Center Parking Garage has its own designated Right Turn lane leading into the parking garage. The Parking Garage is designated by the Downtown Denver Parking.


Please click here for information on the Colorado Convention Center parking garage including helpful tips and directions. 


Special disability seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Seating for audience members with disabilities is limited.

For information about Accessibility Services please click here.

Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. to ensure appropriate seating. Ushers will be able to direct you to disability seating. 

Sign Language Interpreters

Venue Rules and Regulations

Please notify the Commencement Coordinator by Friday, April 6, 2020 if you or your guests need a sign language interpreter.

Call the President’s office at 303-256-9462 or e-mail

Reserved seating will be made available for you/your family.


In order to create a safe an enjoyable experience for all of our guests, the Bellco Theatre has implemented the following security policies:

All guests are subject to search

Please arrive early. Anyone entering the Convention Center for an event at the Bellco Theatre is subject to a reasonable search including but not limited to metal detection and a bag search. The Bellco Theatre reserves the right to inspect personal belongings of suspicious nature. This includes bags, purses, coats, and hats. Your experience will be much like an airport so it is highly recommended that you arrive early.

In the event that prohibited items are revealed during a search, the guest will be permitted to return to their vehicle with the item or the item will be confiscated. Venue management reserves final decision on items allowed into the Bellco Theatre.

Prohibited Items:

Your security check experience will be much like an airport's security process. Please ensure that you do not bring any of the following items: 

  • All outside food or beverages including alcoholic beverages

  • Illegal drugs

  • Laser pointers (devices will be confiscated and patron is subject to ejection)

  • Weapons or any items construed as weapons (firearms, knives, sticks, chemical spray devices etc.)

  • Air horns, bullhorns or other distracting noisemakers

  • Animals (service animals are the only exception)

  • Personal property that is potentially hazardous to other patrons (wallet chains, jewelry with spikes, etc)