May 12, 2022

CCD Commencement Celebration

We’re Celebrating CCD Grads as they Fly from the CityHawk Nest 

CCD is busy planning the Commencement Celebration for May 2022!

This year we will be hosting our celebration on Thursday, May 12 on the Auraria campus. Graduates will be able to participate in the celebration between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

How the day will work

Each graduate will have the opportunity to walk across the stage at 9th St. Park, next to CCD's Confluence building. Unlike in previous years, the family and friends of our graduates will be able to get close to the stage to cheer on their grads and take pictures. We will also have stations set up near the stage where we will hand out graduation goodies, including a printed commencement program.

Virtual Ceremony Available on May 12

There will also be a virtual ceremony available on beginning on May 12. This will include inspirational speeches, scrolling names of graduates from the commencement program and videos of well-wishes from faculty and staff.

Cap and Gown Pick Up Schedule 

Your Student Government Association is proud to provide caps and gowns for 2021 and 2022 graduates. They will be available for walk-in pick up at the Confluence Building on the Auraria campus May 9 – 10 between 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. If you're anticipating pins, cords or stoles, please contact your student organization or program coordinator for more information.

Accessibility Accommodations 

For accessibility accommodations, please contact the Accessibility Center by Monday, May 2, 2022. 

Please check back for additional information and further details as we approach the big day!

We know that if you choose to participate in the celebration, you’ll feel the CCD love and pride we have for you. Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.“ CityHawks, we know you are well-equipped to do just that!   

Congratulations to all our graduates!

Questions? Contact CCD's Student Programming, Activities & Resource Center (SPARC) at 303.556.2597 or email at