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Admitted Student Open House

Congratulations on your admission to Colorado College!

We are delighted to welcome you into our community and to invite you to our campus. One of the best ways to make your college decision is to visit. Therefore, we are pleased to offer a variety of activities and a hosted stay to allow you to experience CC life and community. Colorado College is a unique place. We hope that you will take this opportunity to fully investigate what we offer.

Opportunity 1: April 3-4, 2014 Registration for the first Open House program is now closed. April 3-4 Schedule of Events

Opportunity 2: April 10-11, 2014 Registration for the second Open House program is now closed. April 10-11 Schedule of Events

Students are encouraged to stay overnight on campus with a current student on Thursday night. CC Open House includes an opportunity to experience a class on the Block Plan. Due to class size limitations, we ask you to choose a general area of study rather than a specific department, and we will do our best to put you in your first-choice class. Keep in mind that you will also have a chance to speak to departmental representatives at the departmental fair. If you cannot make that fair, you can always stop by a specific department and speak with someone during your free time.

If you would like a one-on-one session with a faculty member, administrator, or financial aid counselor, please make an appointment directly. Please call or e-mail for an appointment at least one week in advance.

We hope that you choose to visit CC, and that you have an enjoyable and informative stay.

Open House Tentative Schedule

The schedule listed below is preliminary. While nothing is mandatory, we encourage you to attend both planned and unplanned activities to better acquaint yourself with Colorado College. In order to complement the following schedule, we encourage you to join in a hallway debate, attend an athletic event, or catch an academic lecture.

Thursday, April 3 or 10

12-5:30 p.m. Registration
12-7:00 p.m. Campus-wide activities
1:00 p.m. Campus tour
2:00 p.m. Campus tour
3-4:00 p.m. Academic department fair
6:00 p.m. President's Welcome
6:15-7:15 p.m. Dinner
7:30-8:30 p.m. Alumni panel
8:30-10:00 p.m. Campus Events/Activities
10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. All-campus pancake breakfast & ice cream social with student organization leaders and live music performance

Friday, April 4 or 11

7-8:00 a.m. Morning Yoga
8-9:00 a.m. Registration continued
8:00 a.m. Student "Hot" Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Parent "Hot" Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. Class visit for students
9:30-11:45 a.m. Parent relations panels: Academic and Student Life; Co-Curricular Opportunities
12:00 p.m. Lunch - Both students and parents are welcome
1:15-2:15 p.m. Financial Aid Q&A
1:15 p.m. Campus tour
2:15 p.m. Campus tour
2:30-3:30 p.m. Student life panels
3:30-4:30 p.m. Goodbye reception

How to Get Here

COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT CC SHUTTLE:

From COS - Thursday, April 3 or Thursday, April 10: 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

To COS - Friday, April 4 or Friday, April 11: 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

Airport shuttle will arrive and depart from the corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre Street.  You do not need to sign up for a shuttle. 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Travel times - Colorado Springs Airport to CC Campus: 30 min. Denver International Airport to CC Campus: 90 min.

From Colorado Springs Airport - Exit the airport and turn right (north) on Powers (first light). Continue all the way to Platte, where you will need to exit right and then turn left. Follow Platte through the downtown area, (Pass a statue of General Palmer on his horse in the middle of the street.) and turn right on Cascade. CC's Worner Center will be on your left, just past Cache La Poudre Street. Parking will be marked. Taxi service is generally about $35 one way from the airport. You can call Yellow Cab Taxi at (719) 634-5000.

From Denver International Airport - Take Pena Boulevard to E-470 (about $5 toll) towards I-25 south. (Follow signs to I-25 south.) Continue south on I-25 for about an hour to Colorado Springs and exit on Uintah Street (Exit 143). Turn left off the exit ramp, heading east on Uintah (away from the mountains and back under the highway). Continue to Cascade Avenue (about two blocks) and turn right. CC's Worner Center will be on your right. Parking will be marked. Commercial shuttle service is also available. Colorado Springs Shuttle will take you from the airport to the Clarion Hotel (about 6 blocks south of CC) or to CC's campus directly, for $55. www.coloradoshuttle.com (877) 587-3456.

From I-25 (either direction) - Take I-25 to Uintah Street (Exit 143) and go east off the exit (away from the mountains). Continue to Cascade Avenue (about two blocks). Turn right and CC's Worner Center will be on your right. Parking will be marked.

ONCE YOU GET HERE:
Worner Center (registration) is located on the northwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade. Look for the open house registration signs!

Parking - Parking is available in lots along Uintah Street, Nevada Avenue, and Cascade Avenue. Please do not park behind Packard Hall. Look for the open house parking signs.  You will not need a parking permit during the Open House event.

Open House Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my parents?
Sure! We even have several events planned specifically for parents. A list of hotels can be found here. When making reservations, please ask for the Colorado College rate, as some hotels offer discounts for CC visitors.

How do I register for the weekend?
Please use the Online Registration Checklist below to organize your registration information and then officially register using the registration links above. Reservations for April 3-4 need to be made by March 29 at 1 p.m. MST. Reservations for April 10-11 need to be made by April 5 at 1 p.m. MST. Overnight hosts are volunteers and we cannot promise to find a host unless you have made a timely reservation. If you register with our office after the deadline, we will try to accommodate you, but you should make a hotel reservation just in case.

What do I do when I arrive?
Please check in at the registration table in Worner Center between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday. We will give you a packet with all the information you need for your time on campus. Host matching for overnights will take place at 4:30 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. If you arrive after 9 p.m., the Worner Desk should have your information packet for you. If you are arriving on Friday, the registration table will be open between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. If you arrive after this time, please come to the Admission Office in Cutler Hall.

What should I bring?
Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and towel. You will likely be sleeping on the floor, as most students do not have extra beds. The CC Open House is informal, so be sure to pack comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes. Colorado weather in April is extremely variable, so be prepared for anything from 70 degrees and sunny to snow. All meals and events are free; however, if you want to buy CC souvenirs, shop downtown, or order snacks, remember to bring some extra spending money.

What if I can't make either program?
We hope you are able to visit another time. We can schedule an information session, tour, class visit, and perhaps an overnight stay (make reservations two weeks in advance). CC students will be on spring break March 13-24 and will be on block break the week of April 14, so please try to avoid these times as we will be unable to provide hosts or class visits. Please use our Online Event Search Tool to find alternative visit options.

What if I can't visit at all?
If you have questions, feel free to call and ask for an admission officer or visit our website. You can contact professors by searching for their information on each department webpage, under "People". Students are also available to answer questions; just call (800) 542-7214 and let us know if you would like to speak to someone.

Online Registration Checklist

To make a reservation, please have all the following information ready, and then register online.

I will visit:

  • Thursday, April 3 - Friday, April 4 (RSVP no later than March 29, 1 p.m. MST) Use link above
  • Thursday, April 10 - Friday, April 11 (RSVP no later than April 5, 1 p.m. MST) Use link above

The program includes a class visit.
Which class do you prefer?

  • Humanities
  • Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Math
  • Science

Are any family members joining you? How many?

What is your current e-mail address?

What is your cell phone number?

Do you plan to stay overnight on campus with a host student?

While we cannot promise to match you specifically with someone who shares your interests, we will try. What are three interests and/or requests that you have?

Do you have any special needs or concerns? (e.g. vegetarian, kosher, or other meal options)