Ticket and Parking Information

Seniors who have applied to graduate will receive an email with instructions for how to claim tickets for all Commencement weekend events through Ticketmaster at noon MT Monday, May 2, 2022. Tickets are required for guest entry to the following events:

  • Commencement Ceremony, May 22, 8:30 a.m., Ed Robson Arena: Seven tickets per student (five seated, two standing room)
  • Baccalaureate, May 21, 3 p.m., Ed Robson Arena: Seven tickets per student (five seated, two standing room)
  • Class Celebration, May 20, 8 p.m., Antlers Hotel: One free ticket per graduate, plus unlimited guest tickets for family and friends available for purchase ($25/person). Free shuttles available to/from campus.

This year, all Commencement weekend tickets will be distributed via Colorado College's Ticketmaster system. Please read the information below thoroughly before claiming tickets to ensure a successful process.

Please note:

  • A Ticketmaster account will be required for 1) all graduates claiming guest tickets; 2) all guests receiving transferred tickets, in order to access the tickets; and 3) all guests purchasing Class Celebration tickets. You can create a free account at am.ticketmaster.com/coloradocollege anytime.
  • Colorado College Ticketmaster is separate from the main Ticketmaster system. Do not use the main Ticketmaster App. Instead, access at am.ticketmaster.com/coloradocollege.

Graduates do not need a ticket, but they do need to claim all complimentary tickets on behalf of their guests. This ticket-claiming process must happen in one transaction on Ticketmaster (you cannot go back and claim more tickets at a later time). Graduates may claim up to seven tickets each for Commencement and Baccalaureate (five in reserved seating, and two standing room only).

There is no deadline to claim tickets, but graduates will select specific guest seats in Ed Robson Arena on a first-come, first-served basis. To claim tickets, graduates must first create an account or log into their existing account at am.ticketmaster.com/coloradocollege. Once claimed, students will transfer tickets directly to their guests.

Graduates will claim their own complimentary ticket. Parents, families, and guests may purchase unlimited tickets ($25/person, children under 12 are free and do not require a ticket) directly at am.ticketmaster.com/coloradocollege. Note, you must create an account to purchase tickets.


Ticket Claiming and Transfer Instructions

1. Visit am.ticketmaster.com/coloradocollege

2. Click “Sign In/Sign Up” in the upper righthand corner to create an account, or to log into your existing account. (This is the same ticketing system used for hockey events in Ed Robson Arena, so if you have used the system for this purpose before, you may already have an account).

3. After creating an account or signing in, click “Buy Tickets” in the upper menu bar. Note: while the link says “Buy,” tickets are complimentary for all events except the Commencement Dance, which is $25 for all guests of graduates ages 12 and over.

4. Select the events you want to attend. (Graduates, you will have the option to claim all guest tickets for Commencement and Baccalaureate, as well as your own ticket for the Class Celebration. Guests, your only option will be to purchase Class Celebration tickets). Note: ADA and limited mobility seating in Ed Robson Arena is available as part of the ticket claiming process.

5. Graduates will transfer tickets to specific guests by entering their guest’s email address. Note: one guest may hold tickets for multiple people, as long as they enter the venue at the same time.

6. Guests will be notified that they have received a transferred ticket via email. The email will contain a link to the Colorado College Ticketmaster system and further instructions.

7. Guests will then need to create a free account in the Colorado College Ticketmaster system to access their tickets.

8. Guests may also transfer tickets to another guest if they choose.

Questions about the ticket-claiming process? Visit am.ticketmaster.com/coloradocollege and click “Contact Us.” 

Parking, Accessibility, and Guest Services

  • All Commencement attendees may park anywhere on campus (no fees or permits apply), except the first floor of the Ed Robson Arena parking garage on East Dale St.
  • Accessible parking is available on all levels of the Robson Arena parking garage and in other parking lots on campus. Additionally, the first level of the parking garage is reserved for guests with disabilities who require parking close to the venue.
  • Guests may enter Ed Robson Arena using the entrances on E. Cache La Poudre St. (main entrance) or N. Tejon St., or via the first floor of the arena parking garage.
  • Golf carts will be available from other parking areas across campus to transport guests to Ed Robson Arena.
  • Sign language interpreters will be visible from the center-hung video scoreboard in Ed Robson Arena. Guests may also view captions on their mobile devices by pulling up the livestream at coloradocollege.edu/commencement.
  • American Medical Response will be located at Guest Services in the arena.

Parking Map

Parking Map

(click to view, download, or print the parking map as PDF)

Road Closures

  • On Sunday, May 22, the following roads will be closed for Commencement activities:
    • E. Cache La Poudre St. from N. Nevada Ave. to N. Cascade Ave. 
    • N. Tejon St. from E. Dale St. to E. Cache La Poudre St.
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Livestream Information

For family, friends, and members of the campus community who are not attending Commencement or Baccalaureate in-person, both ceremonies will be livestreamed on the Commencement homepage. Honors Convocation will be livestreamed at coloradocollege.edu/live.


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
(When booking online, select your dates of stay and press “search." The group code will automatically populate.)

Campus Housing (in South Hall)

Announcements and Orders

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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 GradImages.com

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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