Besides honoring graduates, the University marks its 140th year

May 04, 2017

Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J., the founder and executive director of Los Angeles-based Homeboy Industries, will deliver the commencement address at Regis University’s ceremonies at its Northwest Denver Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd., this weekend.

More than 1,500 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students are graduating this spring with more than 1,000 students attending one of two ceremonies: Masters degrees will be awarded at 9:30 a.m. and doctoral degrees handed out at 2 p.m. Saturday; undergraduate degrees will be awarded at 10 a.m. Sunday at Boettcher Commons. Boyle will speak at both the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies.

Regis University commencement ceremonies will be streamed live on the Regis website, accessible at www.regis.edu/commencement, each day.

Regis also is commemorating its 140th anniversary this year. The University was founded in 1877 by Jesuit priests in Las Vegas, New Mexico, then relocated to Denver at the invitation of Bishop Joseph Machebeuf. Renamed College of the Sacred Heart, it moved first to Morrison before moving again to donated land in the Berkeley neighborhood in Northwest Denver. The institution was renamed Regis College after a Jesuit priest who toiled in the mountains of France, and became Regis University in 1991.

Homeboy Industries is the world’s largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and societal re-entry program.

Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.