“Stumbling is not falling.”  — Malcolm X

An in-person Commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 23, at the new Weidner Field in downtown Colorado Springs, with 532 undergraduate degrees and 17 Masters of Arts in Teaching degrees awarded. The event concluded a year like no other, in which students immersed themselves in virtual and hybrid learning, finding new ways to learn, foster relationships, and build community. Former CC President Jill Tiefenthaler P’21, P’24, now CEO of the National Geographic Society, delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary degree.   A “Senior Sentiment” video for the Class of 2021, filmed and edited by Bergen Hoff ’22 and produced by former CC Video Producer Rachel San Luis ’10, describes what senior life was like for these students during COVID-19. See the video »

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Class of 2021

8,222 applicants (a record at that time)

48 QuestBridge students

15% admittance rate

60 international students

51% received some form of financial aid

44 with dual citizenship

26.7% self-identifying as students of color

35 languages spoken

53 first-generation students

  • Common Read Book: “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by Claudia Rankine
  • Class Gift: Colorado College Mutual Aid Fund

The Class of 2021’s New Student Orientation included viewing the August 2017 solar eclipse. They started their time at CC with one worldwide phenomenon and ended with another.