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Under the Big Tent

posted May 27, 2014, 3:46 PM by   [ updated May 27, 2014, 6:31 PM by Jim Norrena ]

CCA's Back Lot got its first trial run with graduation events in May. The first step was to erect the giant 80 x 130 foot tent.

On Friday night, May 16, more than 800 well-dressed attendees gathered for the Annual Fashion Show. The inside of the tent was reminiscent of New York's Fashion Week with tasteful white chairs arranged around a genuine 90-foot-long catwalk. Nineteen graduating Fashion Design students presented their collections to resounding applause.

The next day, the inside of the tent was transformed into a reception area for the post-commencement New Alumni Reception. New graduates and their families celebrated with champagne, food, and a festive photo booth. For the first time, we were able to provide some seating for families to gather, talk, and rest their tired feet.

Amazingly, the tent and all signs of the massive festivities had disappeared by Monday morning. Kudos to the CCA Facilities crew for making our first Back Lot events possible!