CCU is expecting over 3,000 guests at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony. This will require attendees to arrive well in advance of the event due to traffic considerations and the walk to the facilities. Colorado weather can be unpredictable, and we have experienced all kinds of weather. Because we anticipate many guests and heavy traffic, please allow ample time for parking and walking to the facilities.
Cherry Hills Community Church is located at 3900 E. Grace Boulevard in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. From C470 and University Boulevard, go south on University. Follow University for approximately two miles to a traffic light at Highlands Ranch Parkway. Turn right at Highlands Ranch Parkway. Go one block to the traffic light at Fairview Parkway and turn left. Drive past the shopping center to Grace Boulevard, and turn left again. Continue approximately one block to the church driveway; turn right to enter.
Though no tickets are issued for the ceremony, the Worship Center allows for six guests per graduate. Please invite a reasonable number of guests. Doors to the Worship Center will open for guest seating at 9:00 a.m. In order to better enjoy the morning, plan ahead and be early. Seats that are being saved for late arriving guests must be released by 9:45 a.m. to accommodate other guests who are present and waiting for a seat. Be sure to communicate this to all family and friends who will be attending the Commencement ceremony.
Ample parking is available in the parking lots surrounding Cherry Hills Community Church. A circular driveway for drop off is located directly in front of the Worship Center where the ceremony will be held. Please allow plenty of time for parking prior to the ceremony, and especially for exiting the parking lot afterwards.
For guests unable to attend the ceremony in person, the ceremony will be available to watch live online.
If you have specific questions about commencement, please contact your academic advisor.