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    Commencement 2020

    Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 17 at 8:30 a.m. on Tava Quad.

    2020 Schedule

    Friday, May 15

    11 a.m. Commencement Student Rehearsal (Mandatory)
    Meet at Tava Quad Stage

    Note: Students, make sure to check in with your row leader. Grad Fair grand prize winners will be announced during rehearsal. Those who completed the senior survey were entered to win. Prizes include a diploma frame valued at $200 (courtesy of the CC Bookstore) and five $50 Visa gift cards.
    3 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Pin Ceremony

    Note: 
    Invitation only. Dinner immediately follows the ceremony.
    3 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Dinner

    Note: 
    Invitation only.
    8 p.m.-Midnight Commencement Dance
    The Antlers Hotel, 4 Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Graduating students, families, and guests are invited for dessert and dancing to celebrate the Class of 2020. 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)
    Current CC Students - $16/per person ($20/person at the door)
    Adults/Guests – $16/person ($20/person at the door)

    Saturday, May 16

    10 a.m.

    Legacy Brunch
    Tutt House

    Invitation only.

    2 p.m.

    Class of 2019 Photo
    Palmer Hall outside steps

    Note: Please wear cap and gown. You may also wear your cords and/or stoles.

    3-4 p.m.

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

    • Each student has been able to request a maximum of two Baccalaureate guest tickets (if available) for family seating inside Shove Chapel. Due to space restrictions, this limit is strictly enforced, and there will be no admission without a ticket.
    • 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.
    • Students must provide tickets to their guests prior to the event. Colorado College is not responsible for lost, stolen, or destroyed guest tickets. Replacement tickets are not available. Tickets are not available on site and cannot be replaced by event staff.
    • Overflow seating with a live-stream will be provided in the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre in Armstrong Hall. Tickets are not required for overflow seating.
    • The doors to Shove Chapel will open at 2:30 p.m.
    • Seating for ticket holders is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A ticket does not guarantee a seat.
    • 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.
    4 p.m.

    Academic Department Receptions

    Locations vary. Departments will also notify students of times and locations.

    Sunday, May 17

    7 a.m.

    Graduates Assemble
    Meet outside at the Tutt Science Center Quadrangle (north of Palmer Hall).

    Please wear cap and gown. You must check in with your row leader to ensure your name is called during the Commencement ceremony.

    8:30 a.m.

    Commencement Exercises
    Tava Quadrangle (formerly Armstrong Quadrangle)

    Gates open at 7 a.m.

    • 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.

    President's Commencement Day Reception
    Cutler Quadrangle (approximate time)

    Immediately follows the ceremony for all degree recipients, families, and guests. Punch and light snacks will be served. This is an opportunity for you to meet other families, faculty, and staff.