Ticket and Parking Information

Seniors who have applied to graduate received an email on Friday, May 5, 2023, with instructions for how to claim guest tickets for Commencement weekend events through Ticketmaster. Tickets are required for guest entry to the following events and must be claimed by Friday, May 19, at 5 p.m., Mountain Time:

  • Saturday, May 27: Baccalaureate Ceremony, Shove Memorial Chapel: Two tickets per graduate in Shove, with overflow in Kathryn Mohrman Theatre.
  • Sunday, May 28: Commencement Ceremony, Ed Robson Arena: Seven guest tickets per graduate (five in reserved seating, two standing room only). Graduates will select specific guest seats in Ed Robson Arena on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Graduates do not need a ticket, but they do need to claim all complimentary tickets on behalf of their guests. To claim tickets, graduates must first create an account or log into their existing account at am.ticketmaster.com/coloradocollege. Students must claim their needed number of guest tickets in one transaction on Ticketmaster (you cannot go back and claim more tickets at a later time). Graduates must claim all guest tickets by Friday, May 19, at 5 p.m., Mountain Time.

After claiming tickets, graduates will then transfer those tickets directly to their guests using the Colorado College Ticketmaster app.

Please note:
  • There are no paper tickets for Commencement. A Ticketmaster account will be required for 1) all graduates claiming guest tickets; and 2) all guests receiving transferred tickets, in order to access the tickets. You can create a free account at ticketmaster.com/coloradocollege anytime.
  • Colorado College Ticketmaster is separate from the main Ticketmaster system. Do not use the main Ticketmaster App. Instead, access at ticketmaster.com/coloradocollege.
  • We recommend adding your tickets to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay account for a smooth process at entry.

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.
  4. Select the events you want to attend. (Graduates, you will have the option to claim all guest tickets for Commencement and Baccalaureate. 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.

Ticket Troubleshooting and Will Call

Will Call will be available at the main box office of Ed Robson Arena located within the main entrance at the corner of E. Cache La Poudre St. and N. Tejon St. A ticket troubleshooting station will be available outside the main box office.

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

Ed Robson Arena: Know Before You Go

Updated COVID-19 Protocols

Guests are no longer required to wear masks in Ed Robson Arena. Masks are now optional.


  • 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., which is reserved for guests with limited mobility.
  • The first level of the Ed Robson Arena parking garage is reserved for guests with limited mobility who require parking close to the venue. Additionally, accessible parking is available on all levels of the Robson Arena parking garage and in other parking lots on campus.
  • Golf carts will be available from other parking areas across campus to transport guests to Ed Robson Arena.
  • The Zeb free downtown shuttle will run beginning at 7 a.m. from downtown Colorado Springs to the CC campus.

Entry, Accessibility, and Guest Services

  • Doors to Ed Robson Arena will open at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, for the Commencement ceremony. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and will take approximately three hours. Please plan accordingly.
  • Entry to Ed Robson Arena is through the main doors on the corner of E. Cache La Poudre St. and N. Tejon Street, or via the west entrance inside garage for those tickets with 200 level seating.
  • All tickets are electronic and must be scanned from a mobile device (no printed tickets).
  • Ushers will help you find your reserved seat.
  • 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 https://www.coloradocollege.edu/live.
  • American Medical Response will be located at Guest Services in the arena.

Ed Robson Arena Prohibited Items


Clear Bag Policy

For the enjoyment of all guests, Ed Robson Arena has a clear bag policy that will be enforced during Commencement weekend. Only clear bags and small clutch-sized purses will be allowed at entry. For more details on this policy, click here. Clear bags can be purchased at the Tiger Store just south of the area.

No Smoking

Colorado College is a smoke free campus. Smoking is not permitted on campus or in any campus buildings.

No Weapons

The college forbids weapons of any kind to be brought onto campus, to include Robson Arena and parking garage, including but not limited to firearms, ammunition, pellet guns, Air guns, paintball guns, stun guns, tasers, smoke devices, bows/arrows, swords, large knives, explosives, and fireworks.

Parking Map

In addition to the lots marked below, street parking will also be available.

Parking Map

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

Road Closures

  • On Sunday, May 28, 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)

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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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