Graduation, Prom, Awards Banquets

Stopping at nothing

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Celebrating the Class of 2020

The spring of 2020 wasn’t the senior spring anyone expected and it’s not the one that was deserved. The CVA senior activities are time-honored rites of passage.  We were saddened by the idea we couldn't provide these activities for our seniors this year.

However, we are pleased to announce the Class of 2020 Graduation is planned for August 1st.  The ceremony will be a blend of traditions and reflective of today’s circumstances. Ten graduates and their immediate family will attend in person, following CDC guidelines, at the Richard Bell Chapel at Sugarloaf Mountain.  Five graduates and their families, plus all faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and extended family members will attend simultaneously through Zoom. 

We are so looking forward to celebrating this amazing class!

Time-Honored Traditions


The CVA Prom is always a night to remember. This spring tradition gives our students a chance to ditch their jeans and flannels for dresses and suits. The evening takes place in an off-campus venue and includes dinner, dancing, and all the trappings. Seniors and underclassmen alike are invited to attend. 

Big Dogs Awards Luncheon

Typically about 250 students, family members, coaches and faculty gather in the gym of the Anti-Gravity Center (AGC) to honor students from all grades and disciplines with academic, athletic and community awards at our annual ceremony.   

Senior Banquet

Graduation weekend traditionally begins with the Senior Banquet on Friday night at the King Pine Room in the Sugarloaf Base Lodge. Dinner follows, along with a short program celebrating each graduating student-athlete's time spent at CVA.

Graduation Ceremony

A graduation ceremony is traditionally held at the Richard Bell Chapel at Sugarloaf around the first Saturday of June.  The speaker is often a CVA alumnus.  A reception at the CVA Capricorn Building typically follows the ceremony.