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Commencement 2019

2019 Schedule

Wednesday, April 24 - Thursday, April 25

Noon-2:30 p.m.   Grad Fair
Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center

Grad Fair is a one-stop shop offered to help seniors complete many pre-Commencement tasks, such as making sure they are on the list to graduate, taking care of any fines they may owe, ordering graduation announcements, buying dance tickets, and much more. Representatives from various departments will be at Grad Fair to help ensure students are ready to walk across the Commencement stage.

Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17

8:30 a.m.-
5 p.m. 
Baccalaureate Ticket Pickup
Worner Desk, Worner Campus Center

Note: Due to limited seating, graduates will receive two guest tickets on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on May 13 at the Worner Desk. For any student who does not get tickets, your family will be redirected to watch the ceremony on a live feed in Kathryn Mohrman Theatre.

Watch the live stream at www.coloradocollege.edu/live.


Thursday, May 16

8 a.m.-
5:30 p.m.   
Cap and Gown Pickup
Bookstore, Worner Campus Center

Note: Colorado College provides all sizes of caps and gowns at no charge, unless items are not returned.

Friday, May 17

8 a.m.-
5:30 p.m.   
Cap and Gown Pickup
Bookstore, Worner Campus Center

Note: Colorado College provides all sizes of caps and gowns at no charge, unless items are not returned.
11 a.m. Commencement Rehearsal (Mandatory)
Meet outside at the Tutt Science Center Quadrangle (north of Palmer Hall)
Noon-2 p.m.    Senior Class Gift Reception
Benji's, Worner Campus Center
Noon-4 p.m. Commencement Dance Ticket Pickup
Worner Campus Center, outside Bookstore
3 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony
Celeste Theatre, Cornerstone Arts Center

Note: 
Invitation only. Reception immediately follows the ceremony.
8 p.m.-Midnight Commencement Dance
The Antlers
4 S. Cascade Ave. 

Graduating students, families, and guests are invited for dessert and dancing to celebrate the Class of 2019. Shuttle service will be provided to the dance from campus continuously (8 p.m.–Midnight). Please wear cocktail attire. Cash bar. Formal family photos will be available to take from 8 p.m.– midnight.

Ticket Prices
Graduating students – Free
Children age 10 and under – Free (must have ticket)
CC Faculty/Staff – Free
Current CC Students - $16/per person ($20/person at the door)
Adults/Guests – $16/person ($20/person at the door)

Saturday, May 18

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Formal Portraits (optional, no appointment necessary)
Worner Campus Center, Room 117
2 p.m.

Class of 2019 Photo
Palmer Hall outside steps

Note: Please wear cap and gown.

3-4 p.m.

Baccalaureate
Shove Memorial Chapel
Ticket required for admission, students line up in the basement of Palmer.

Note:
 
Due to limited seating, graduates will receive two guest tickets on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on May 13 at the Worner Desk. For any student who does not get tickets, their family will be redirected to watch the ceremony on a live feed in Kathryn Mohrman Theatre. 

Watch the live stream at www.coloradocollege.edu/live.

Department Receptions

Times and locations vary throughout the day. Departments will also notify students of times and locations.

Sunday, May 19

7 a.m. Graduates Assemble   
Meet outside at the Tutt Science Center Quadrangle (north of Palmer Hall).
Please wear cap and gown. 
8:30 a.m. 

Commencement Exercises (open seating; no tickets required)
Armstrong Quadrangle

Note: Rain location is the Broadmoor World Arena. A sign language interpreter will be on stage. Complimentary coffee and water will be provided. Restrooms are located in Armstrong Hall and Shove Memorial Chapel.

Watch the live stream at www.coloradocollege.edu/live.

11:30 a.m.-
1 p.m.
The President's Commencement Day Reception
Cutler Quadrangle 

(approximate time) Immediately follows the ceremony for all degree recipients, families, and guests.

11 a.m.-
1 p.m.
Return gown and pick up diploma
Worner Campus Center

Note: Following Commencement, a cap and gown return ticket and a CC ID are required to pick up your diploma before 1 p.m. When you return your gown you will receive a ticket from the Bookstore to pick up your diploma. After 1 p.m., return gowns to the bookstore and pick up diplomas at the Registrar's Office.