With student services and scholarships in mind, members of the fall UCCS Class of 2021 have donated more than $5,000 to the annual class gift so far.
Created by the Class of 2015, the annual gift has raised nearly $60,000 for UCCS students. The goal for seniors and graduate students is both engagement and to “pay it forward” for the next generation of UCCS students.
Members of the Class of 2021 are encouraged to designate gifts to Clyde’s Cupboard Food Pantry or M.O.S.A.I.C., the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness & Community, although gifts to any fund are accepted. So far, nearly 175 summer and fall 2021 graduates have contributed to the gift.
Graduates who give at least $25 receive a blue cord as a memento to wear during Commencement. The fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies will take place on Friday, Dec. 17 at the Broadmoor World Arena.
The fall graduates also included a number of legacy students who are descendants of UCCS graduates and who traditionally wear black and gold cords.