Commencement 2024

Save the Date! Commencement 2024 will take place Sunday, May 19, 2024 starting at 8:30 a.m. in Ed Robson Arena.

SPEAKERS

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Commencement

The college is pleased to welcome Frieda Ekotto ’86 back to campus to deliver the 2024 Commencement address. Ekotto is the Lorna Goodison Collegiate Professor of Afro-American and African Studies, Comparative Literature, 以及密歇根大学的法语研究, Ann Arbor.

1986年,埃科托成为第一位从赌博正规的十大网站毕业的非洲女性. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in French and Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota and began teaching in 1994 at the University of Michigan. 除了她的学术工作,她也是一个创意作家和CC受托人. 在这个“不为人知的故事”专题中了解更多关于Ekotto的信息.

We look forward to the valuable insights Ekotto will share with our graduates as they head into their next chapter.

仪式结束后,L. 宋理查森将在塔瓦广场为所有人举办一个招待会. 

Baccalaureate

学士学位典礼将于5月18日星期六下午3点举行.m. in Shove Memorial Chapel. See schedule below for details.

Rebecca Garcia, CC Professor of Mathematics, has been selected as this year's Baccalaureate speaker. Each year, graduating seniors nominate a faculty member to deliver the Baccalaureate address. 加西亚教授的提名是对她包容哲学的赞扬, honor of unique talents, 并致力于为学生争取权益.


Honorary Degree

CC is pleased to present Jim Rosenthal '70 在2024年的毕业典礼上获得荣誉学位. Honorary Degrees are awarded to individuals who have rendered distinguished service to society or made extraordinary achievements in their own profession. 了解更多关于罗森塔尔的信息,以及他获奖的原因.

Important Details

Schedule subject to change. 其他活动细节将在这里分享,因为他们最终确定.

Saturday, May 18

10-11 a.m. CC家庭圈早午餐(只接受邀请)

Location: Tutt House

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


2–3 p.m. Senior Class Photo

Location: Palmer Hall steps

拍照时需穿戴长袍和帽子. 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

学士学位是一个有着数百年历史的毕业传统. This ceremony provides a quiet, 亲密的机会来反思毕业典礼, hear from a faculty member, 并享受各种学生才艺(阅读), music, etc.). 学生及其受邀嘉宾可亲自出席(每位学生两名嘉宾). 颁奖典礼也将进行直播 available online. Cap and gown are required.

Departmental Receptions
Location: various

Academic departments typically hold receptions on Saturday at locations on and off campus. 邀请将直接来自学术部门.


Sunday, May 19

7:30 a.m. Graduates Assemble

Location: 南大厅和普塞纪念教堂之间的四方广场  


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

Location: Ed Robson Arena

毕业典礼将在CC的埃德·罗布森体育馆举行. A designated number of tickets (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. 颁奖典礼也将进行直播 available online.


11 a.m. – 12:30 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

Tickets

每个毕业生最多可分到 五张座位票和两张站票 for Commencement at no cost. Students will be able to claim these free guest tickets through Ticketmaster at the beginning of May, 并通过电子邮件提供具体说明. 所有购票可一次领取. After claiming tickets, graduates must transfer those tickets to their guests via Ticketmaster. 

Click here 有关票务流程的更多信息.

Livestream

Honors Convocation, Baccalaureate, and Commencement will all be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person at books.qxwed.com/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

Colorado Springs Marriott
5580 Tech Center Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Element Hotel by Marriott
55 East Costilla St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown
125 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Holiday Inn Express
105 North Spruce St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

科罗拉多斯普林斯市中心凯悦酒店
201 E Kiowa 
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

科罗拉多泉之神花园凯悦酒店
503 West Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Springhill Suites
402 South Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Accessibility Information

赌博正规的十大网站欢迎残疾人士参加. Please contact Patty O’Halloran pohalloran@qxwed.com 或719-389-6935了解具体需求或要求住宿. 可能需要提前通知以安排一些可访问性需求. 

Accessible Parking: The third level of the Ed Robson Arena parking garage is reserved for guests with limited mobility who require parking close to the venue entrance. Accessible parking is available on all levels of the Robson Arena parking garage and in other parking lots on campus as well. Golf carts will be available from other parking areas across campus to transport guests to Ed Robson Arena.

Arena Accommodations: Ed Robson Arena meets or exceeds all structural and service requirements as stipulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Restrooms, drinking fountains, phones, and counters are accessible to guests with disabilities. 

Note: Accessible seating is limited. 
ADA and limited mobility seating in Ed Robson Arena is available on a first-come, 先到先得,很快就会结束. Stairways to lower-level arena seating are steep; students should consider this as they reserve tickets for guests with limited mobility and/or accommodation needs and will be prompted within Ticketmaster to 请与票务部总监联络(电邮 hvarnum2023@qxwed.com.

For the hearing impaired, assisted listening devices will be available for checkout on a first come first served basis; guests can also view captions on their mobile devices by pulling up the livestream at books.qxwed.com/live. Sign language interpreters will also be visible from the jumbotron in Ed Robson Arena. 将提供数量有限的大字体程序.

美国医疗应急中心将设在体育馆的客服部.

Arena ​Elevator Locations:

  1. 主入口电梯-进入地面和大厅层
  2. Parking Garage Elevators - one on East side, one on West side, accesses all levels

Important Ed Robson Arena Policies

罗布森竞技场是一个明确的袋子政策场地 For the enjoyment of all guests, Ed Robson Arena has a clear bag policy that will be enforced during Commencement weekend. 只允许携带透明袋子和小手包入场. 有关此政策的更多详情,请点击此处. Clear bags can be purchased at the Book Store just south of the main arena entrance (Book Store hours on Sunday, May 19 will be 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.). 

我可以带一个空的可重新灌装的瓶子进入爱德罗布森体育馆吗? No empty bottles, cans, or containers of ANY kind will be permitted into Ed Robson Arena. Patrons who attempt to bring in an empty water bottle will be asked to throw it away or return it to their vehicles.

No Smoking 赌博正规的十大网站是一个无烟校园. 禁止在校园内或任何校园建筑内吸烟.

No Weapons -学校禁止携带任何武器进入校园, 包括罗布森体育馆和停车场, 包括但不限于枪支, ammunition, pellet guns, air guns, paintball guns, stun guns, tasers, smoke devices, bows/arrows, swords, large knives, explosives, and fireworks.

Parking

Where can I park on campus? 毕业典礼参加者可以在校园内任何地方停车(不收取任何费用或许可证)。 除了埃德·罗布森体育馆停车场的三楼 on East Dale Street. The third level of the Ed Robson Arena parking garage is reserved for guests with limited mobility who require parking close to the venue. Accessible parking is available on all levels of the Robson Arena parking garage and in other parking lots on campus as well.

Golf carts will be available from other parking areas across campus to transport guests to Ed Robson Arena.

Tickets

如果我们需要七张以上的票呢? Students needing additional tickets may request extra tickets from fellow-graduates who are not using their full allotment of tickets and coordinate directly with them for transfer via TicketMaster.

All tickets are electronic and must be scanned from a mobile device (no printed tickets). 引座员会在您入场时帮您找到您预定的座位.

Click here 有关票务流程的更多信息.

Livestream Options

Can I watch online? Honors Convocation, Baccalaureate, and Commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person at books.qxwed.com/live.

Transportation 

市中心有公共交通吗? Check out the Zeb Free Downtown Shuttle 网上查询路线及时间表详情.

Other

我应该什么时候到参加毕业典礼? 艾德·罗布森体育馆的大门将在早上7:30打开.m. 计划在接近那个时间到达,给自己停车的时间, enter the arena, and be seated by 8:20 a.m. 活动将于上午八点半准时开始.m.

毕业典礼要多长时间? 毕业典礼在上午八点半准时开始.m. and will conclude by 11 a.m.

What should I wear to Commencement? 这个活动没有特定的着装要求. 休闲装是可以接受的,但如果你喜欢,可以随意打扮. Comfortable shoes are recommended for walking around campus and safely navigating the stairs of Ed Robson Arena.    

当我们在城里的时候,我们还需要检查什么? 

Spend Friday at the Fine Arts Center! The FAC is open from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on 5月17日,博物馆全天免费入场. 下午5点至8点,您可以在装饰酒廊购买饮料和小吃.m. 并且仅限一晚(5月17日星期五),买一送一免费入场 Rent 在剧院的舞台上使用折扣代码GradFamBOGO. 星期六免费参观博物馆, buy online with code Commencement2024 or mention at the front desk that you're in town for CC Commencement.

派克峰地区有各种各样的餐饮选择, outdoor activities, 和其他景点,享受当你在城里. 这里有一些有用的资源来最大化你的科罗拉多斯普林斯体验! 
> Downtown Colorado Springs
> Visit Colorado Springs
> Springs Magazine

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Baccalaureate Blessings

Baccalaureate Blessings are a special part of the graduation tradition for Colorado College students. 我们邀请你们用你们的希望包围2024届毕业生, blessings, 通过为你的学生和/或同学分享个人信息和祝福. Visit the Baccalaureate Blessings page 有关如何提交消息的说明和想法. Submitted messages will be displayed on the jumbotron in Ed Robson Arena during Commencement on May 19, as well as online.

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