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Spring 2023 Commencement

Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 1:00 PM //  Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado–Boulder

Commencement Speaker: Dr. Diana Quinn

Diana QuinnWe are delighted to announce that Dr. Diana Quinn will be our Spring Commencement 2023 Guest Speaker. Dr. Quinn joined the Naropa Community earlier this year as our Assistant Director of Community Care for the Center for Psychedelic Studies. She is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a focus on integrative mental health and mind/body medicine. Her clinical work has centered care of marginalized communities, including people of color and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, for nearly 20 years. In the emerging field of psychedelic medicine, she has contributed to the development of infrastructure to ensure ethical, safe, and inclusive care, as well as anti-oppressive approaches to training facilitators within both the medical and adult-use models. She serves on multiple advisory boards and working groups dedicated to building ethical integrity, equity, accessibility, and cultural humility in psychedelic medicine.

Time & Location

Naropa University’s Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be held in Macky Auditorium (on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus) on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 1 PM.

  • Graduates are required to be at Macky Auditorium (inside) an hour before starting time. Doors will open 45 minutes before starting time for guests. The ceremony usually lasts between 2.5 – 3.0 hours.
  • No food or drinks are allowed inside the auditorium, with the exception of water. You may bring your own water bottle and water fountains are available in the Macky lobby.
  • The auditorium is a short walk from Naropa University’s Arapahoe Campus, and many people prefer to walk up the hill to the auditorium. Free parking is available at Naropa and paid parking is available outside Macky. Get more information on directions and parking.  


No one (other than graduating students) is allowed inside Macky Auditorium without a ticket. Tickets may be obtained through the Office of Student Success; please watch your Naropa email for information.


A reception will be held at the Nalanda Events Center immediately following the ceremony at Macky Auditorium. 

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