Departmental Receptions

Mark your calendars for these department-specific events, which are taking place before or after the Baccalaureate ceremony on Saturday, May 27. Note, this list is evolving — if your department isn’t listed here, check back frequently for updates! Invitations will also be sent directly from departments.

Departmental Receptions


Time Location
Anthropology 4:00-6:00 p.m. Barnes 412
Art Department 4:00-6:00 p.m. Smith Family Gallery in the Fine Arts Center
Athletics Noon – 1:30 p.m. El Pomar Sports Center Great Hall - Graduating student-athletes and their family members welcome
Chemistry / Biochemistry 4:00-6:00 p.m. Barnes Chemistry Library
Classics and Comp Lit 4:00-6:00 p.m. Cossitt Hall Faculty Lounge 
Economics/Political Science 4:00-6:00 p.m. Gates Hall in Palmer Hall
Education Sunday, 11:00-1:00 p.m. Mierow House - By invitation only
English 4:00-6:00 p.m. Armstrong Great Hall
EV Studies Program 10:30am-12:00 p.m. Bemis Great Hall
Feminist & Gender Studies 10:30am- 12:00 p.m. Cornerstone Main Space
Film and Media Studies 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Cornerstone Studio C & Main Space
French 4:00-6:00 p.m. Outside the French House (Inside French House if weather is bad)
Geology 4:00 -6:00 p.m. McHugh Commons
History 4:00-6:00 p.m. Gaylord Hall in Worner Campus Center
Mathematics & Computer Science 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tutt Science 2nd Floor Atrium
Molecular Biology 9:00am - 12:00 p.m. Olin Fishbowl
Music 11:30am - 1:30 p.m. The home of Michael & Susan Grace (address to be included in invitation)
Organismal Biology & Ecology (OBE) 4:00-5:00 p.m. The Labyrinth (adjacent to Shove Memorial Chapel)
Political Science/Economics 4:00-6:00 p.m. Gates Hall in Palmer Hall
Psychology/ Neuroscience 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Bemis Great Hall
Sociology 4:00-6:00 p.m. Hybl Community Center
Southwest Studies 12:00-1:30 p.m. Southwest Studies House (Dern House)
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Many lodging options are available in the Colorado Springs area, including the partners linked below.

The Antlers Hotel
4 S Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

The Mining Exchange
8 S Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Hyatt Place
201 E Kiowa St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Campus Housing (in South Hall)

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Grad Images

Grad Images will be available in the Perkins Lounge in Worner Campus Center from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, May 20, to take individual, professional photos of you in your cap and gown. Once images are processed, you will be able to review and select specific photos for purchase at

Flowers for Sale on Sunday, May 22

Looking for a special way to honor your graduate? Want to skip the stop at the store on the way to Commencement? You're in luck! There will be flowers for sale at Ed Robson Arena when doors open at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 22. These flower sales are a fundraiser, with proceeds supporting the CC Pantry Exchange and Arts & Crafts Programs. Items for sale include half dozen roses, full dozen roses, double orchid leis, and stuffed graduation bears. Cost runs from $25-$60 for individual items and combo specials. First come, first served. Credit or debit card only.

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