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Decision Day

Decision Day May 1

May 1 is Decision Day

At the Colorado Department of Higher Education, we honor the opportunities in all pathways, whether students attend a university, community college, private occupational school, an apprenticeship or serve in the military. That’s why this year we’re celebrating Decision Day on Monday, May 1, 2023.

As in years past, we encourage students, staff and community members to wear gear from their favorite school, alma mater or future program on Decision Day to support students' education aspirations.

We encourage participants to share their decision leading up to Decision Day. To participate online, supporters can post photos on TwitterInstagram and Facebook tagging @CoHigherEd and @MyColoradoJourney with #DecisionDayCO

Watch a special video message from CDHE Executive Dr. Angie Paccione below:


Social Media Toolkit

Legislature Flyer (PDF)

Business Flyer (PDF)


My Colorado Journey


Outcome: Prepare for Decision Day as a 12th Grader


Outcome: Prepare for Decision Day as an 11th Grader