Colorado State University Celebrates Seniors with Concert, Other Events

Tickets are on sale now for the 2013 Commencement Concert featuring Elephant Revival, set for 7:30 p.m. May 4 in the Lory Student Center Theatre.

Elephant Revival, a Colorado-based folk band, is known for incorporating elements of gypsy, rock, Celtic, alternative country and folk into their music.

Each year, the Association for Student Activity Programming strives to bring students a genre of music they prefer based on data collected from student surveys.

“Elephant Revival was chosen as a result of voluntary surveys taken by over 1,000 CSU students,” said Kebrina Chirdon, concert coordinator for ASAP. “The results concluded folk music is now a genre of music that is becoming increasingly popular among college-age people.”

Tickets are free for seniors graduating spring, summer, or fall 2013 with a valid CSU ID. Tickets are $5 for non-graduating students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available at the iBox in the Lory Student Center on campus. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The concert is the last event for Celebrate! Seniors Week, a new program coordinated by the Student Alumni Associates and the Office of CSU Events and Constituent Engagement.

“New students are welcomed to CSU with a great deal of fanfare and relevant programming. As graduating students prepare to leave CSU, we felt it was important to mark the milestone with our Celebrate! Seniors Week,” said Lindsay Sell, assistant director for Student Advancement Programs in the Office of CSU Events and Constituent Engagement.

“The week of programming offers opportunities to celebrate hard work and achievement, be reflective and thoughtful about next steps, participate in meaningful CSU traditions and thank those who have been instrumental in a student’s progression toward degree attainment,” said Sell. “While this is the first year of this programming, we look forward to continuing the tradition of celebrating seniors in future years.”

Activities planned for Celebrate! Seniors Week, include:

Thank Your Biggest Fans, 10 a.m.-noon April 29, LSC near the iBox. Seniors can stop by the plaza to pick up “thank you” stickers to deliver to professors, coaches, mentors, advisors and others who have made their CSU experience great.

Senior Orange Out, April 30. Seniors, supporters, family and friends are encouraged to wear orange to celebrate students who are graduating and becoming alumni.

Transition Seminar, Noon April 30, LSC 220-222. Seniors are encouraged to attend this seminar for support in their transition from students to alumni.

Seniors on the Stump, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 1, LSC Plaza. Seniors can stop by for an opportunity to offer wisdom, tips and gratitude from the LSC Plaza stump, a CSU tradition and one of the “70 things to do before you graduate.”

Alumni Panel, 6-7:30 p.m. May 1, LSC 210. CSU alumni will discuss their current careers and share tips about transitioning to life after college as well as how to remain engaged with CSU following graduation. Attendees have the opportunity to network with panelists after the formal presentation.

Transition Seminar, 3 p.m. May 2, LSC 230. Seniors are encouraged to attend this seminar for support in their transition from students to alumni.

Candlelight Celebration, 7:30 p.m. May 3, The Oval. Seniors are invited to share an elegant evening on The Oval with speakers and music to commemorate students’ CSU experience and celebrate graduation.

Hike to the “A,” 9 a.m. May 4, Meet at Hughes Stadium. Seniors are invited to join the Student Alumni Associates on the Foothills Trail for a Hike to the “A,” another CSU tradition.

“Connecting with the Alumni Association to create an atmosphere that acknowledges and appreciates the work graduating students have put into making their mark at CSU is an honor,” said Chirdon.

To learn more about Celebrate! Seniors Week, visit