Commencement was the first time the CC community gathered as a group on Tava Quad, formerly known as Armstrong Quad. Debbie Howell, a member of the Pawnee/Dakota tribe, gave the invocation, and the Cozad Singers, members of the Kiowa tribe renowned for performing at powwows nationwide, sang an honor song to celebrate the naming of the quad. The events helped to acknowledge the Ute people and all indigenous nations, as well as the ancestral lands upon which Colorado College sits. A formal dedication will take place at Homecoming in October.