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Denver’s New University

Metro students graduating this spring will receive the first degrees donning the new name: Metropolitan State University of Denver. Gov. John Hicklenlooper and several supporters and sponsors of the name change bill made history April 18 in the Student Success Building by granting Metro the long-awaited title of university. The governor signed SB-148 amid a

Metropolitan State University of Denver a done deal

After a wait of more than four years, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB-148 into law just after 3 p.m. in the Student Success building today. With his signature, Metropolitan State University of Denver has been made a reality. Hundreds of students, faculty and alumni packed the lobby and lined the balconies and stairwells of

House passes second reading of name change bill

After a full postponement last week, the bill to change Metro’s name to Metropolitan State University of Denver today passed its initial reading through the Colorado House of Representatives, according to a press release. Senate bill 148 now needs to pass its third and final reading before it’s sent to Gov. John HIckenlooper’s desk to

Name change bill supporter Sen. Lucia Guzman, D-Denver.

Name change passes through Senate

The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved Metro’s proposed name change to Metropolitan State University of Denver Feb. 23. Senate Bill 148 was then moved to the Senate floor Feb. 29, where it passed a final reading unanimously in only five days.