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    Commencement 2019

    The Colorado College Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. on the Tava Quad (formerly Armstrong Quad). See more information for guests if you are planning to attend, and please note that tickets are required for this year's Commencement ceremony. 

    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.

    Wednesday, May 1

    5 p.m. Senior Soirée
    Fine Arts Center

    Senior event with President Jill Tiefenthaler and Dean of Students Mike Edmonds.

    Tuesday, May 7

    11 a.m. Honors Convocation
    Shove Memorial Chapel

    Colorado College honors outstanding students and faculty during its annual academic Honors Convocation. Honors Convocation includes departmental awards, all-college awards, and awards from the CC Student Government Association. All students are welcome to attend.

    Monday, May 13 - Saturday, May 18

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

    Note: Tickets are required. See below for more details. Tickets can be picked up beginning on May 13 at the Worner Desk.
    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.

    Sign language interpreting (ASL) will be provided. A live streaming of Baccalaureate with closed captioning can be viewed on personal electronic devices at www.coloradocollege.edu/live

    For questions regarding disability-related access or to request accommodations, please contact Brenda Soto, Director of College Events, as early as possible at (719) 389-6265 or bsoto@coloradocollege.edu.

    Thursday, May 16

    8 a.m.-
    5 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 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
    2-6 p.m. Formal Portraits (optional, no appointment necessary)
    Worner Campus Center, Lobby
    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

    10 a.m.-2 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.
    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. 

    Sign language interpreting (ASL) will be provided. A live streaming of Baccalaureate with closed captioning can be viewed on personal electronic devices at www.coloradocollege.edu/live

    For questions regarding disability-related access or to request accommodations, please contact Brenda Soto, Director of College Events, as early as possible at (719) 389-6265 or bsoto@coloradocollege.edu.

    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
    Tava Quadrangle (formerly Armstrong Quadrangle)

    We are thrilled to welcome Oprah Winfrey as this year's Commencement speaker. Read more here.

    • Tickets are required for this year’s Commencement ceremony. Tickets may not be bought or sold. Original tickets must be presented for entrance.
    • Only students who have applied to graduate and have indicated they will walk in the Commencement ceremony are eligible to receive tickets. Students must complete and submit a ticket order form before 5 p.m. (MST) on Friday, May 3. A personalized link to the ticket order form will be sent via email to each student who has applied to graduate beginning on Wednesday, April 17, at noon (MST). Ticket orders will be filled in the order they are received. Once submitted, ticket orders are final.
    • Students who plan to participate in Commencement should apply to graduate as soon as possible so that they can receive their personalized link!
    • Each graduating student will be allowed a maximum of eight tickets for invited guests to be seated on Tava Quadrangle, in accessible seating available on the Armstrong Hall patio, and in Kathryn Mohrman Theatre in Armstrong Hall (live-stream provided). Up to two additional seated tickets may be requested through the order form and will be provided, if available, in the order requests are received.
    • Invited guests will also be able to view the ceremony from a ticketed standing room area on South Quadrangle. Up to five standing room tickets may be requested through the order form and will be provided, if available, in the order requests are received.
    • Graduating students may pick up their ticket orders at the Worner Desk beginning at 8:30 a.m. (MST) on Monday, May 13.
    • Unticketed indoor seating with a live-stream of the ceremony will be available on the Tutt Library DataViz wall on the first floor, in the Tutt Library second floor event space, and in Gaylord Hall in Worner Campus Center.
    • An additional outdoor unticketed area (standing room only) with limited views will also be available near Palmer Hall.
    • Sign language interpreting (ASL) will be provided. A live streaming of Commencement with closed captioning can be viewed on personal electronic devices at www.coloradocollege.edu/live.
    • For questions regarding disability-related access or to request accommodations, please contact Brenda Soto, Director of College Events, as early as possible at (719) 389-6265 or bsoto@coloradocollege.edu.
    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.

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    Questions?

    Commencement
    Brenda Soto
    bsoto@coloradocollege.edu
    719-389-6265

    On-Campus Housing
    Rochelle Taylor
    rtaylor@coloradocollege.edu
    719-389-6619

    Commencement Dance
    Brittany Almeida
    balmeida@coloradocollege.edu
    719-389-6817