DU Alumni Weekend



What makes a university? Is it the spires? The copper roofs? The campus greens?

OR...is it the legacy of its community? The achievements, the impact and the yet-to-be-realized potential of those who, together, passed through the same doors, pushed themselves to their limits and emerged as trailblazers. As agents of change. As Pioneers.

You are DU. Every day you define your place in this world, wherever you may be, and as alumni of the University of Denver, 140,000 strong, we define the legacy of this community, this university. Alumni weekend is the moment when we celebrate our achievements, our potential. To celebrate our story which began on the steps of Mary Reed but did not end there.

You not only take DU with you wherever you go. You define it. YOU ARE HERE.

Join us May 19-20, 2017 for University of Denver's inaugural Alumni Weekend to celebrate alumni achievement, welcome graduating seniors into the alumni family and experience first-hand DU's incredible impact in the community.

Online registration is now closed. Limited tickets may still be available for select events. Please contact University Advancement at ua.events@du.edu or 303.871.2777 for more information.

alumni awards

Location: Carnegie Green, DU Campus
Day: Saturday, May 20
Time: 5:00 p.m. cocktails
6:30 p.m. program
7:45 p.m. reception
Attire: Cocktail
Cost: $30, includes receptions

Raise a toast to the accomplishments and global impact of our DU alumni

Register today for the Alumni Awards and celebrate alongside our distinguished alumni honorees over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy performances by: the award-winning spoken word artist Bobby LeFebre (MLS '13), Lamont Jazz Small Group 1 (this year's Downbeat Award winner for best small jazz ensemble) and the Lamont Trombone Quartet. This event will conclude this year's Alumni Weekend and you won't want to miss it!

Brenda J. Hollis
JD Law '77
Prosecutor of the
Special Court of
Sierra Leone

Craig Patrick
BSBA '69
Hockey Hall of Fame

Crisanta Duran
BA Public Affairs &
Spanish '02
  Speaker, Colorado
House of Representatives

Debra Crew
BA Spanish &
International Studies '93
Reynolds American

Imran Khan
BSBA Economics &
Finance '00
Chief Strategy Officer,

Jim Kennedy
BSBA Management '70
Cox Enterprises

Lamont School musicians and ensembles have won national awards including Outstanding Performance Award for 2016, Best Graduate College Small Jazz Ensemble, Outstanding Performance by an Undergraduate College Small Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Best Undergraduate College Engineered Studio Recording.
Bobby LeFebre is an award-winning writer, performer, and cultural worker from Denver, Colorado. He is a two-time Grand Slam Champion, a National Poetry Slam Finalist, an Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and a two-time TEDx speaker. LeFebre has performed at hundreds of cultural events, social actions, detention centers, conferences, and colleges and universities across the United States and abroad.

pioneer symposium

Location: Sié Complex, 5th Floor, DU Campus
Day: Friday, May 19
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m. program,
5:30 p.m. Reception
Cost: $20, includes reception

Expanding knowledge, feeding curiosity and thinking into the future with leading DU minds

Join us for a series of panel discussions on the topic of leadership, featuring leading DU faculty, community members and alumni.

Marie Berry
Marie Berry
Assistant Professor for International/Comparative Politics:
Gender and Violence
Josef Korbel School of
International Studies
David Carle
David Carle
Assistant Hockey Coach
DU Athletics
Corey Ciocchetti
Corey Ciocchetti
Associate Professor &
Department Chair,
Business Ethics and
Legal Studies
Daniels College of Business
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
Assistant Professor,
Sturm College of Law
Seth Masket
Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Linda Olson
Interim Dean,
Colorado Women's College
Director and Faculty,
Pioneer Leadership Program
Craig Patrick
2017 Distinguished
Alumni Honoree
Jay Stickney
DU Hockey
Gold Dinner

welcome reception
and gold dinner

Location: Carnegie Green, DU Campus
Day: Friday, May 19
Time: 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Dinner
Attire: Business
Cost: Free; limited table hosting opportunities available to current alumni for dinner.

Welcoming graduating undergraduate and graduate students into the alumni family

Impart your wisdom and inspire the next generation of Pioneer Alumni! Help welcome graduating undergraduate and graduate students into the alumni family. These memorable traditions gather together graduating students and esteemed alumni to celebrate the academic accomplishments and successes the students have achieved.

Alumni: Following the welcome reception which is open to all alumni, a limited number of table hosting opportunities will also be available. If you are interested in hosting a table, please check the appropriate box in the registration form, and our events team will be in touch if your assistance is required.

x-plore startup tour

(hosted by Project X-ITE)

Location: Downtown Denver, beginning at Comcast, 1899 Wynkoop St., Ste 550
Day: Friday, May 19
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Attire: Business Casual
Cost: Free, light lunch provided

Discovering the impact of alumni and startups that shift business landscapes and build creative enterprises.

Join us on a tour of downtown Denver to see the impact DU-af´Čüliated companies have made on the city. Project X-ITE will host alumni on quick tours of several startups and companies that are integral and exemplary of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Denver. A light lunch will be provided at the beginning of the tour.

Attendees are encouraged to take the light rail to Union Station or to use alternative transportation to participate in Xplore. Parking is limited downtown. Please reference this map for the tour route, times, and locations of each of the stops.

11:30 AM - Light Lunch at Comcast, 1899 Wynkoop St., Ste 550

12:10 PM - Zayo1621 18th St.

12:35 PM - Full Contact,  1755 Blake St., Ste 450

1:10 PM - Inspirato, 1637 Wazee St., Ste 400

1:40 PM - SendGrid @WeWork, 1550 Wewatta St., 2nd Fl. Light food & drink served

x-change student pitch event

(hosted by Project X-ITE)

Location: Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science, 5th Floor
2155 E Wesley Avenue, Denver, CO 80208
Day: Saturday, May 20
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Attire: Casual
Cost: Free

Introducing student startups to DU's most innovative leaders

Project X-ITE has invited 5 student startups to soft-pitch to alumni in the RSECS 5th Floor Rotunda. This "X-change" will provide students with feedback from alumni, and give alumni a glimpse into the robust and diverse entrepreneurial community on campus among our undergraduate and graduate students

– Students will provide a 5-minute pitch
– Alumni will provide 3-minutes of constructive feedback
– Students will have the opportunity to speak with alumni after the presentations to gain valuable real-world insights

Student Startups
– MicTheCrowd
– Sponta
– Artspark
– PocketChange
– Bash & Spree

Visit the Project X-ITE website to learn more about these student startups.

tree planting

global day of service

Location: Areas around Denver, National and International locations
Day: Saturday, May 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Attire: Casual
Cost: Free

Pioneers serving together to enhance the public good and transform communities.

Pioneers in Denver and around the world will partner together for a morning of volunteer service opportunities. Local options include Observatory Park cleanup, planting trees for the DU Tree Project, and the Xperience project in partnership with eyeBot to make DU the nation's first sight-impaired-friendly campus. Pioneers of all ages are welcome to join in this morning of service. This event will be held simultaneously with DU alumni day of service events held across the country.

eyeBot is a Colorado startup that is building technology-based solutions for visually impaired users to explore and navigate various areas. The company is currently working with several engineering students to make DU the first sight-impaired-friendly campus by digitally mapping all buildings, physical landmarks, and permanent structures. Project X-ITE invites you to participate in the mapping project, taking digital devices around the DU campus to help eyeBot get closer to achieving their goal to have data for the campus.