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Commencement Information

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Monday, May 20, 2013, 8:30 a.m.

The Colorado College Commencement Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 8:30 a.m., on the Armstrong Quad.  This beautiful outdoor event faces Pikes Peak, and is located just north of Armstrong Hall, which is #1 on the Campus map.  Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Complimentary coffee and water will be available.  The students will begin the march from Palmer Hall to Armstrong Quad promptly at 8:30 a.m.


Accessible parking is located in the parking lot just east of Armstrong Hall. Parking is permitted in any of the campus parking lots.  Additionally, there is street parking available within walking distance.   


The nearest restrooms are located in Shove Chapel and Armstrong Hall.


The Commencement speakers have been chosen.  For details on who will be speaking click here.

Additional Activities

In addition to the Commencement ceremony, Colorado College hosts activities on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon for family members.

Commencement Dance

Commencement weekend festivities begin with the Commencement reception and dance held on Saturday evening, May 18, 2013, at the Antlers Hilton Hotel, 8 p.m - 1 a.m. All family members and friends are invited to attend. Tickets are required, and are available for purchase here.


The Baccalaureate service is held on Sunday afternoon, May 19, 2013, in the Shove Memorial Chapel. Students select a favorite teacher to deliver an inspirational speech at this Colorado College tradition.

For more information on activities, please check out the senior timeline linked below.

Senior Timeline

2013 Senior/Commencement Year Timeline 

Graduation Announcements

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The Commencement photographer is Ted Mehl.  He will be taking photos of each student as they receive their diploma.  These will be emailed to parents, and available online by June 7.  He will be on campus to take senior portraits Saturday, May 18, 9-11:30 a.m. in the Worner Campus Center, and will be set up to take family portraits at the Commencement dance.

You may schedule an appointment with Ted Mehl at (719) 266-0520, or  To order your Commencement photographs after June 7, go to A Better Image Photography (enter the site, then scroll to the Colorado College logo)


Host Hotel: Antlers Hilton

On-Campus Housing  (Complete this form and submit to Residential Life and Housing Conference Services)

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Senior year commemorative gift 

Senior commemorative gift The senior class selected a senior year commemorative gift.  This is an engraved diploma frame (2 styles) that the CC Bookstore is offering at a special price. 

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Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

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