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Commencement Weekend Schedule
Cottey College is preparing for Commencement and other related activities. As these important events draw closer, drivers on Austin are asked to take note of the increased pedestrian and visitor traffic and to drive safely. The public is invited to attend the following Commencement weekend events. The weekend begins Friday, May 10, with the Merry … More "Commencement Weekend Schedule"
Cottey Student Accepted to Prestigious Science Program
A Cottey College student has received a fully funded graduate assistantship to study material science at Pittsburg State University. Tenzin Ingsel, of India, graduates from Cottey May 12 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She will be the first Cottey international student to receive an assistantship immediately following the completion … More "Cottey Student Accepted to Prestigious Science Program"
Wind Ensemble to Perform on April 27
Cottey instrumental music students will perform a concert on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. The concert is free and no tickets are required. This band concert will feature the Cottey Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jackie Lordo and Prof. … More "Wind Ensemble to Perform on April 27"

Current Events

“C” for Yourself
Apr 27 all-day

Cottey has revamped the “C” For Yourself visit event and we are so excited to tell you all about it!

Instead of a three day, full weekend event, we have condensed everything you need to know about Cottey into a short day-visit. New Schedule of Events

During your quick trip, you can meet with students and faculty, tour the campus, and run your questions by the financial aid and admission teams. We can also customize your visit by scheduling a private music lesson or adding an overnight experience in one of our suites. Whatever your need is, we can address it!

View all of the tabs on the information page for more details on cost, registration, and arrival to campus.

If there is anything that we can do to help you set up your visit, don’t hesitate to contact us at or (417) 667-6010.

Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This band concert will feature the Cottey instrumental groups performing music from a variety of styles, under the direction of Dr. Jackie Lordo and Prof. Gary Johnson.

Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since then, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Advance ticket purchase recommended; public tickets go on sale on
April 15.

May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This informal event will feature performances by students in the Cottey dance classes.

May 3 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

his Dallas-based duo is made up of Collin Hauser and Stevie Jo Rosenbalm. Collin is best known for blending folk, blues, jazz, and pop with skillful guitar textures and a truly unique voice. Stevie Jo got his start as a finalist on season six of The Voice. Wowing his audience, and Usher, with Usher’s own hit There Goes My Baby, he quickly established himself as one of the media’s and critics’ front running competitors for the season, ultimately leaving him with a respectable Top 20 finish.