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Commencement 2015

"Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid." – Frederick Buechner

2015 Schedule

Monday, April 6

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Grad Fair
Worner Campus Center, Perkins Lounge

Order your personalized graduation announcements and class ring. You may also order online starting March 1 at Jostens.com.

Tuesday, May 5

11 a.m.

Honors Convocation
Shove Memorial Chapel

Colorado College honors outstanding students and faculty during its annual academic honors convocation. The annual program includes departmental awards, all-college awards, and awards from the CC Student Government Association. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, May 14

3–4:30 p.m.

Cap, Gown, and Baccalaureate Ticket Pickup
Worner Campus Center, Bookstore

Note: Due to limited seating, graduates will receive two tickets for family members when they pick up their cap and gown. Additional guests are invited to watch the ceremony on a live feed in Armstrong Theatre.

Noon–4:30 p.m.

Commencement Dance Ticket Pickup
Tutt Alumni House

Note: Dance ticket pre-sales end May 15 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets that are not picked up at Tutt Alumni House will be available at will call the night of the dance. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Friday, May 15

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Cap, Gown, and Baccalaureate Ticket Pickup
Worner Campus Center, Bookstore

Note: Due to limited seating, graduates will receive two tickets for family members when they pick up their cap and gown. Additional guests are invited to watch the ceremony on a live feed in Armstrong Theatre.

11 a.m. Commencement Rehearsal
Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room

Mandatory for all graduating students to attend.
Noon–4:30 p.m.

Commencement Dance Ticket Pickup
Tutt Alumni House

Note: Dance ticket pre-sales end May 15 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets that are not picked up at Tutt Alumni House will be available at will call the night of the dance. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Saturday, May 16

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Cap, Gown, and Baccalaureate Ticket Pickup
Worner Campus Center, Bookstore

Note: Due to limited seating, graduates will receive two tickets for family members when they pick up their cap and gown. Additional guests are invited to watch the ceremony on a live feed in Armstrong Theatre.
9–11:30 a.m.

Formal Portraits
Worner Campus Center

Optional, no appointment necessary

8 p.m.–12 a.m.

Commencement Dance
Antlers Hilton
4 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Ticket required for admission! Cash bar.

Shuttle service will be provided to the dance from campus continuously between 8 p.m.– 12:30 a.m. Please wear cocktail attire.

Pre-order your dance tickets by May 15 at 5:00 p.m. or buy them at the door.
Graduating students - Free (must have a ticket)
Children age 10 and under - Free (must have a ticket)
Adults - $15/person ($20/person at the door)

Sunday, May 17

2 p.m. Class of 2015 Class Photo
Palmer Hall

Please wear your cap and gown.
3–4 p.m.

Baccalaureate
Shove Memorial Chapel
Tickets Required

Baccalaureate is a centuries-old graduation tradition that is held in Shove Chapel at Colorado College during Commencement Weekend. The theme of the address is broadly conceived and may address ethical or religious topics. Past speakers have used the Baccalaureate address as an opportunity to explore varied perspectives on the human condition and spirit. The baccalaureate ceremony offers a quiet, intimate opportunity to pause and reflect on the rite of passage that is graduation, hear faculty members offer advice to the graduating class, and enjoy students' talents.

http://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/chaplainsoffice/happenings/baccalaureate.dot

Note: Due to limited seating, graduates will receive two tickets for family members when they pick up their cap and gown. Additional guests are invited to watch the ceremony on a live feed in Armstrong Theatre or online at www.coloradocollege.edu/live.

4 p.m. Department Receptions
Please check with your department for exact time and location.

Monday, May 18

8:30 a.m.

Commencement
Armstrong Quadrangle
No tickets required; open seating.

7:15 a.m. — Graduating students assemble in Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room
8:30 a.m. — Commencement Exercises – No tickets required; Open seating
11:30 a.m. – The President's Commencement Day Reception on Cutler Quadrangle

Note: Rain location is the Colorado Springs World Arena. A sign language interpreter will be on stage. Complimentary coffee and water will be provided. Restrooms are located in Armstrong Hall and Shove Memorial Chapel. The Ceremony ends around 11:30 a.m.

Watch the live stream at www.coloradocollege.edu/live

11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Gown Return and Diploma Pickup
Worner Campus Center

A CC ID is required to pick up your diploma.

Tuesday, May 19

10 a.m. Seniors Move Out of Residence Halls

Must be checked out by 10 a.m.