Commencement attire for male graduates is slacks, dress shirt, and dress shoes; female graduates should wear either slacks/skirt with a blouse or a dress with hose and appropriate shoes.
The Pikes Peak Center is located at 190 S. Cascade Ave. in Colorado Springs. Take Hwy 24 east, turn right onto Colorado Avenue, turn right onto Cascade, the Pikes Peak Center is on your right. Secure covered parking is available in the Parking Structure located on the south side of the Pikes Peak Center on Sahwatch. The parking garage is available for graduation parking at 5:00 p.m. There is also parking available on the street.
Admittance is by ticket only. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and seating is on a first come first served basis. There is a handicap seating area with wheelchair access on the main floor. Please do not rope off seating areas and leave them unattended.
Graduates report to Studio “B” at 6:00 p.m. to check in and get ready for the ceremony. The check-in tables are in the foyer outside the Studio “B” entrance. Graduation begins at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately one and a half hours. After leaving stage the new grads will recess to Studio “B” to pick up their diploma. Only the diploma cover will be handed to them when they cross the stage. Access to Studio “B” will close at 9:00 p.m. After getting their diploma the students can meet up with their families at the front lawn area (weather permitting). We ask that families plan on meeting up with them out there. If there is inclement weather then you can meet up in the front lobby. Our access to the Pikes Peak Center ends at 9:30 p.m.