Thursday, May 5, 2022, at noon

On behalf of the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering & Applied Science and the ATLAS Institute, families and friends of graduating students are cordially invited to attend the ATLAS Institute Spring 2022 commencement exercises.

Recognizing students who have successfully completed requirements for the following courses of study:

  • Master of Science, Creative Technology & Design
  • Bachelor of Science, Creative Technology & Design

ATLAS commencement exercises are a more personal ceremony that follows the campus-wide graduation at Folsom Field. The ceremony will begin in the Visual Arts Complex Plaza, located between the Roser ATLAS Center and the University Memorial Center. A casual reception follows in the Bynny-Schnabel Lobby of the Roser ATLAS Center.

Graduating students are asked to assemble at 11:30 a.m. in the Roser ATLAS Center lobby to prepare for the procession, at which point guests may proceed to the seating in the tent area in the VAC Plaza to await arrival of the Class of 2022. The ceremony will begin at noon in the VAC.

Due to venue size restrictions, each graduate may invite up to four guests.



  • Procession

  • Welcome

 Mark D Gross, Director, ATLAS Institute, Professor of Computer Science

  • Guest Speaker 

aileen pierceAileen Pierce,  Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs • Teaching Associate Professor

Aileen Pierce has been teaching for the ATLAS Institutes' Creative Technology and Design program (CTD) (formerly TAM) since 2004. She teaches courses on mobile app development and interactive web programming. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to ATLAS, she spent nine years in Silicon Valley, working in product marketing and technical support for Oracle and two startups.






  • Presentation of MS Candidates in Creative Technology and Design

Jill Dupré, Associate Director, ATLAS Institute
Ruscha Cohen, Co-Director, ATLAS Graduate Programs

  • Presentation of BS Candidates in Creative Technology and Design

Danny Rankin, Teaching Assistant Professor, ATLAS Undergraduate Programs
Aileen Pierce, Associate Director, ATLAS Undergraduate Programs • Teaching Assistant Professor
Marisa Pisaneschi, Senior Undergraduate Academic Advisor

  • Parting Words

Jill Dupré, Associate Director, ATLAS Institute

  • Reception


 CU Boulder Campus Commencement Information

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities.  If you are planning to attend this event and require accommodations, please contact Stephanie at ATLAS Administration no later than seven days before the event.  We will make all reasonable efforts to fulfill requests submitted after the deadline.