Colorado College Turns 150

State, City, and Community Businesses Celebrate CC’s Founding Day

This Friday, February 9 is officially “Colorado College Day” throughout the state. That’s the day Colorado College was founded exactly 150 years ago in Colorado Springs. To mark CC’s Sesquicentennial, proclamations from both the City of Colorado Springs and the State of Colorado signed this week by Mayor Yemi Mobolade and Governor Jared Polis both commemorate February 9, 2024, as Colorado College Day.

Area businesses are joining in the celebration by offering deals and discounts on food and beverage. Josh & John’s Ice Cream and Poor Richard’s Restaurant, both founded by CC alums, encourage people to wear their CC spirit wear to get a discount on food. Here is the list of restaurants and businesses offering deals to the community on Friday, February 9 only:

Josh & John’s Ice Cream, co-founded by CC alum John Krakauer ’85:

50% off the price of an ice cream cone

(No worries, Tiger Alums, Josh & John’s now ships nationwide @

Poor Richard’s Restaurant, founded by CC alum Richard Skorman ’75:

$5 1-topping pizza slice with free drink

Colonel Mustard’s Sandwich Emporium, founded by Karrie Williams P’06, former CC alumni director:

10% off your order

Goat Patch Brewery, creating a CC Beer:

50% off Blonde Ales on the 9th and $1 off all other pints

McAllister House Museum, home of one of CC’s founders, Henry McAllister:

FREE tours to CC students and their families, faculty, and staff

From CC’s Athletic Sponsors:

Black Bear Diner

BOGO (Buy one get one, any entrée of equal of lesser value)

Dave & Buster’s

15% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages

Fat Sully’s Pizza, Atomic Cowboy

BOGO on all alcohol, 99-cent cheese slices

Jose Muldoon’s

20% discount on food

Downtown Panino's

25% discount on food


“Colorado College Day” kicks off a year-long Sesquicentennial celebration, which will include public events in June, marking the 40th anniversary of the Summer Music Festival, and alumni events in November for Homecoming. For a complete list, check out our webpage Commemorating 150 Years of CC, where alumni will also be able to share their favorite memories and stories.

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