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Colorado Mountain College Leadville 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

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Graduates may invite up to 2 guests to attend and must RSVP before April 9, 2021.

EVENT DETAILS

To ensure the health and safety of all graduates, their supporters, campus faculty and staff, and the surrounding community, we have made significant changes to the traditional graduation ceremony.

There will be an outdoor campus-wide welcome ceremony and speech followed by smaller gatherings for each program/ degree in designated locations.

Graduate names will be read at designated program ceremonies, and may be attended by graduates, their guests, program faculty, and CMC staff. Light, individually packaged hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you or your guests require accommodations for participating in or attending the event, please contact Kristal Bertonneau, Disability Services Coordinator, at kbertonneau@coloradomtn.edu or 719-486-4200, preferably at least 7 days in advance when possible.

Dates and Times for Spring 2021 Commencement

If you don’t see your degree program listed or if you aren’t sure which ceremony you are to attend, please call your campus to confirm the correct ceremony.

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Campus Welcome Ceremony

  • Date & Time

    Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:00 pm

  • Location

    Pinnacle Parking Lot
    See Map - CMC Leadville

  • Additional Information

    This will be a brief welcome ceremony and speech for all graduates and guests. Please be aware that the weather in Leadville in early May is unpredictable and dress appropriately for the outdoor portion of the event. No more than 2 guests per graduate. All graduates & guests will be required to wear masks and stand in designated area. 

Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Outdoor Education

  • Date & Time

    Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Additional Information

    No more than 2 guests per graduate. All graduates & guests will be required to wear masks and complete a CMC Health Check on the day of graduation when they plan to enter any campus building.

Ski Area Operations

  • Date & Time

    Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Location

    Crown Point, Ski Area Operations building
    See Map - CMC Leadville

  • Additional Information

    No more than 2 guests per graduate. All graduates and guests will be required to wear masks and complete a CMC Health Check on the day of graduation when they plan to enter any campus building.

Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies and Bachelor’s Degrees

Includes graduates of all Associate of Arts/Science, Associate of General Studies, and Bachelor's Degrees

  • Date & Time

    Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Additional Information

    No more than 2 guests per graduate. All graduates and guests will be required to wear masks and complete a CMC Health Check on the day of graduation when they plan to enter any campus building.

Natural Resource Management, Ecosystem Science & Management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Date & Time

    Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Additional Information

    No more than 2 guests per graduate. All graduates and guests will be required to wear masks and complete a CMC Health Check on the day of graduation when they plan to enter any campus building.

Welding

  • Date & Time

    Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Additional Information

    No more than 2 guests per graduate. All graduates and guests will be required to wear masks and complete a CMC Health Check on the day of graduation when they plan to enter any campus building.

Fire Academy

  • Date & Time

    Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Additional Information

    No more than 2 guests per graduate. All graduates and guests will be required to wear masks and complete a CMC Health Check on the day of graduation when they plan to enter any campus building.

Avalanche Science

  • Date & Time

    Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:30 pm

  • Additional Information

    No more than 2 guests per graduate. All graduates and guests will be required to wear masks and complete a CMC Health Check on the day of graduation when they plan to enter any campus building.

Student Graduation Cap and Gown

Graduates May Borrow Regalia for Free

Any student wishing to borrow a cap and gown may check them out for free from New Discovery (room to be determined) starting on Monday, May 3, 2021. They will return their cap and gown after the graduation ceremony on May 7, 2021. Each academic-program-specific ceremony location will have a return box for caps and gowns

Additional Information for Graduates and their Guests

All persons present must follow all current public health guidelines including practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings, restrictions of group size for indoor gatherings and completing a CMC Health Check on the day of graduation when they plan to enter any CMC building or participate in a face-to-face CMC activity.

Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the dismissal of graduates or guests.

I will maintain 6-feet of physical distance.
I will maintain 6-feet of physical distance.
wash hands
I will wash my hands often.
face mask
I will cover my face in public.
stay home if at risk or sick
I will stay at home if I am at risk or when I am sick.
seek testing for COVID-19
I will seek testing immediately if I have symptoms.

Graduates: If you were not planning on attending Commencement, but now would like to do so, please RSVP by April 9.

  • The campus will determine if there is available room and commencement regalia.
  • If the ceremony is at maximum capacity, there will be a stand-by list.

Receipt of Diplomas/Certificates and Transcripts

Diplomas will be mailed to students 4-6 weeks after the Commencement Ceremony. Transcripts noting program completion will be available May 17, 2021. Student accounts need to be paid in full in order to receive diplomas and transcripts.