Commencement 2024

Save the Date! 

Sunday, May 19, 2024  

8:30 a.m.  

Location: Ed Robson Arena

Schedule of Events

Schedule subject to change. Additional event details will be shared here as they are finalized.

Friday, April 19

Deadline for senior applications to graduate

Location: Registrar’s Office, Armstrong Hall

Tuesday, May 7

11 a.m. Honors Convocation

Location: Shove Memorial Chapel

Colorado College honors outstanding students and faculty during its annual academics Honors Convocation. Honors Convocation includes department awards, all-college awards, and awards from the CC Student Government Association (CCSGA). Open to all. A live stream of the ceremony will also be available online.

Wednesday, May 15

12 p.m. Champagne Shower & Senior BBQ

Location: Worner Quad and JLK McHugh Commons

Thursday, May 16 – Friday, May 17

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cap and Gown Pickup

Location: CC Bookstore, Yalich Student Services Center

Friday, May 17

11 a.m. Commencement Rehearsal (mandatory) with 10:45 a.m. line up in Tava Quad 

Location: Ed Robson Arena

All graduates are required to attend rehearsal to walk in Sunday's ceremony. The lineup for rehearsal will be the same as at Commencement.

1-4 p.m. Individual and/or Group Cap and Gown Photos

Location:  Chapman Room, Ed Robson Arena

3 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony (by invitation only)

Location: Richard F. Celeste Theatre with reception to follow in main space, Cornerstone Arts Center

Saturday, May 18

10-11 a.m. CC Family Circles Brunch

Location: To be announced

This brunch is by invitation; details will be communicated directly via email to invited graduates and their guests.

2–3 p.m. Senior Class Photo

Location: Palmer Hall steps

A cap and gown are required for the photo. The lineup for baccalaureate senior will be in on the path in front of Palmer Hall immediately following the photo.

3–4 p.m. Baccalaureate Ceremony

Location: Shove Memorial Chapel

A baccalaureate is a centuries-old graduation tradition. This ceremony provides a quiet, intimate opportunity to reflect on the rite of passage of graduation, hear from a faculty member, and enjoy a variety of student talents (readings, music, etc.). Students and their invited guests may attend in-person (two guests per student). A live stream of the ceremony will also be available online. Cap and gown are required.

Sunday, May 19

7:15 a.m. Graduates Assemble

Location: Tava Quad

8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony

Location: Ed Robson Arena

The Commencement ceremony will take place in CC's Ed Robson Arena. A designated number of tickets (est. five seated tickets and two standing room only tickets) will be available for each graduate. Details will be emailed to graduates on how to claim these free tickets through the Ticketmaster system beginning early-May. A live stream of the ceremony will also be available online.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Reception

Location: Tava Quad

Everyone is invited to gather and celebrate outside on Tava Quad following the Commencement ceremony.

Monday, May 20

12:00 noon - Final checkout from campus housing for seniors




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Ticket and Livestream Information

Each graduate will have access to five seated and two standing room only guest tickets at no cost. Students will be able to claim these free guest tickets through Ticketmaster at the beginning of May, with specific instructions to come. A livestream will be available for those who cannot attend in-person.


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

Holiday Inn Express
105 North Spruce Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905


For downtown transportation, the Zeb Free Downtown Shuttle will be available for attendees according to its usual schedule.

Disability Accommodations

Colorado College welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Patty O’Halloran or 719-389-6935 to request accommodations. Advance notice may be necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.