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Call for marshals

The Commencement team invites faculty and staff members to help Paint the Town Red.

By Kylie Henson

March 31, 2021

Excited graduate holding degree.The Commencement team is seeking faculty and staff volunteer marshals for the Paint the Town Red graduate walk.

Regalia are not required for marshals, but volunteers can order regalia (search “Metropolitan” and then click the link for Metropolitan State University of Denver). If you choose to not order regalia, we suggest that you sport your favorite MSU Denver swag while marshaling the event. The Commencement team will prioritize department chairs for the marshal role at the diploma cover table.

Paint the Town Red schedule

May 3

Spring 2021 College of Letters, Arts and Sciences graduates: 8 a.m.-noon

Spring 2021 School of Education graduates: noon-1:20 p.m.

Spring 2021 School of Hospitality graduates: 1:20-2 p.m.

May 4

Spring 2021 College of Business graduates: 8-10 a.m.

Spring 2021 College of Professional Studies graduates: 10 a.m.-1:20 p.m.

Spring 2021 Nursing Department graduates: 1:20-2 p.m.

May 5

Open to all 2020 graduates: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Virtual ceremony – May 14

Faculty and staff are also invited to join the virtual pre-show and virtual ceremony and are encouraged to interact with graduates and fellow faculty and staff members in the chat during the livestream. The livestream will be posted on the Commencement homepage.

Video messages for the virtual ceremony

The Commencement team invites all faculty and staff members to submit video messages for the Spring 2021 Commencement ceremony. The messages will be shown in a pre-show package presented 30 minutes before the virtual ceremony begins. Please review the instructions below. All videos must be submitted by Tuesday.

  1. Record your video in either MOV, MP4 or WMV format.
    • Please limit your video to 20 seconds or shorter.
    • Please make sure your messages are general in nature.
    • You can view example messages from faculty and staff here.
  2. Submit your video via the Commencement Teams channel.
    • Simply drop your video into the chat via the Teams link above.
  3. Watch the Commencement pre-show to see your video messages before the virtual ceremony begins.


Please reference the Faculty and Staff tab on the Commencement website for more information. If you have additional questions, please email the Commencement team at

Topics: Commencement

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