Graduate School Events

Computer with conference call

CU Anschutz BioMed PhD Expo

October 17 - 21, 2022.

Exploring biomedical PhD programs? The CU Anschutz Biomedical PhD Expo is a week-long showcase of our biomedical science PhD programs. Programs will provide an overview and answer all of your questions about student life, research, admissions, and more! 

Learn More

Doctoral students lining up for procession

CU Anschutz Commencement and Spring Convocation

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus holds Spring Commencement in May and a Fall Commencement in December.

Learn More



The CU Anschutz Graduate School convocation is a separate ceremony held immediately after the main campus commencement. Unlike the main commencement where graduates from all schools and colleges participate, the Graduate School convocation is a private event held specifically to honor graduates from the Graduate School masters and doctoral programs. For more information about convocation, contact us.

3 Minute Talks

Inspired by the 3 Minute Thesis at the University of Queensland, the Graduate School’s 3-Minute Talks is a competition held once a year in the fall. Graduate students from all disciplines take turns presenting their thesis and/or research in 3 minutes using only 1 PowerPoint slide. Presenters are judged by a panel of university faculty and staff and are scored based on their ability to articulate their material in lay terms. The winner of the university-wide 3MT competition competes at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Graduate Schools and at the Colorado State-wide competition. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners. For more information, contact us.