Graduate School Events

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CU Anschutz BioMed PhD Expo

October 2 - 6, 2023

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! 

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CU Anschutz Commencement and Spring Convocation

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

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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 Thesis™

Inspired by the 3 Minute Thesis at the University of Queensland, the Graduate School’s 3-Minute Thesis is a competition held once a year in the fall. Doctoral 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 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. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners. For more information, click here.

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CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place


Aurora, CO 80045


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