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Commencement

Senior class quote, as selected by the class of 2018: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2018 Schedule

Wednesday, April 25 - Thursday, April 26

April 25:
2:30-4:30 p.m.

April 26:
Noon-2 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 14 - Friday, May 18

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

Thursday, 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.

Friday, May 18

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

Saturday, May 19

10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                                                  Cap, Gown, and Dance Ticket Pickup
Bookstore, 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 2018. 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 20

2 p.m.                                                                                     Class of 2018 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 on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on May 14th 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, and we will include a list here as dates and times are confirmed. Departments will also notify students of times and locations. 

Monday, May 21

7:15 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. This ticket will be given to you when you pick up your Baccalaureate tickets. After 1 p.m., return gowns to the bookstore and pick up diplomas at the Registrar's Office.

Lodging

On Campus Housing

Choose one of the options below to reserve overnight accommodations on CC's campus:

  • Reserve and pay online here (coming soon)
  • Complete this form and send to the Office of Housing & Conferences

Online Orders

Social Media

Share your photos and tweets: #coloradocollege2018

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