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Information for Guests

The Colorado College Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. on the Armstrong Quad. This beautiful outdoor event faces Pikes Peak, and is located just north of Armstrong Hall. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The students will begin the march from Palmer Hall to Armstrong Quad promptly at 8:30 a.m.

In the case of inclement weather, tune in to KRCC at 91.5 FM or check the CC website – where CC will post any change in location or rain delay information.


Accessible parking is located in the lot just east of Armstrong Hall. Parking is permitted in any of the campus lots.  Additionally, there is on-street parking available within walking distance.   


The nearest restrooms are located in Shove Chapel and Armstrong Hall.

First Aid

There is a first aid station located on the southwest side of Armstrong Hall.

Closed Captioning

A live stream with closed-caption access for hearing-impaired guests may be viewed on personal electronic devices at


A professional photographer will be taking photos of each graduate. A family photography area will be roped off at the southeast corner of the stage so loved ones can get close to snap a quick photo.


Complimentary coffee and water will be available.


Flowers and flower leis will be available for purchase.


President Jill Tiefenthaler hosts a reception for graduates and their families immediately following Commencement on Cutler Quad.