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Commencement

"There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." -- Nelson Mandela

2017 Schedule

Friday, May 19

8:30 a.m.-
4:30 p.m.                       
Cap, Gown, Dance Ticket, and Baccalaureate Ticket Pickup
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)
Location TBD
Noon-2 p.m.            Senior Class Gift Reception
Worner Campus Center, Benji's

Saturday, May 20

10 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                                  Cap, Gown, Dance Ticket, and Baccalaureate Ticket Pickup
Worner Campus Center

Note: Colorado College provides all sizes of caps and gowns at no charge, unless items are not  returned.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Formal Portraits (optional, no appointment necessary)
Worner Campus Center, Room 117
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 2017. 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.10 p.m.

Ticket Prices
Graduating students – Free
Children age 10 and under – Free (must have ticket)
CC Faculty/Staff – Free
Current CC Students - $15/per person ($20/person at the door)
Adults/Guests – $15/person ($20/person at the door)

Sunday, May 21

2 p.m.                                                                                     Class of 2016 Photo
Palmer Hall outside steps

Note: Please wear cap and gown.   
3-4 p.m. Baccalaureate
Shove Memorial Chapel
Ticket required for admission

Note:
Due to limited seating, graduates will receive two guest tickets when they pick up caps and gowns. Additional guests are invited to watch the ceremony on a live feed in Kathryn Mohrman Theatre or to listen to the ceremony in seating outside Shove Memorial Chapel.

Watch the live stream at www.coloradocollege.edu/live.
4 p.m.

Department Receptions
Locations vary

Departments will notify students of exact times and locations. 

Monday, May 22

7:15 a.m.                                                             Graduates Assemble                                                                                                               

Please wear cap and gown. 
8:30 a.m. 

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

7:15 a.m. – Graduating Students assemble in TBD location

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.-3 p.m. Return gown and pick up diploma
Worner Campus Center

Note: A CC ID is required to pick up your diploma. After 3 p.m., return gowns to bookstore and pick up diplomas at the Registrar’s Office.

Lodging

The Antlers
Call 719-955-5600 or click here to reserve a room in the Colorado College Commencement block.
The Mining Exchange
Local Bed and Breakfasts

On Campus Housing

Choose one of the options below to reserve overnight accommodations on CC's campus:
-- Reserve and pay online here
-- Complete this form and send to the Office of Housing & Conferences

Online Orders

Class Rings & Announcements
Commencement Dance Tickets
Commencement DVD

Questions?

Commencement
Brenda Soto, 719-389-6265

On Campus Housing
Call 719-389-6012

Commencement Dance
Tayler Atkins, 719-389-6817