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Open Mic: Free your mind -- and your toes.

Why It's Different

On paper, Colorado College is a classic liberal arts school with a quirky academic schedule. Feel the difference the moment you arrive. Our campus practically hums with energy... and it comes from the students.

The Students

CC students are a rare breed. We pride ourselves on our brains and our creativity. As a community, we share a raw academic fervor and an insatiable thirst for expression, conversation, and mental stimulation.

Long-story-short: We work hard, we play hard, and we take one class at a time.

The Possibilities

The distinct cadence of the Block Plan offers students a combination of challenge and opportunity, encouraging hands-on fieldwork, autonomous research, and in-class discussion. We love to learn, we never cram for five finals at once, and professors not only know our names, but also invite us home for dinner.

At CC, the possibilities are defined by your capacity for imagination. Choreograph and perform an original dance piece through CC’s student-run Dance Workshop. Apply for a Venture Grant and spend a block studying biology in the Galapagos. Throw on your field zoologist hat and track wildlife through Rocky Mountain National Park.

We’d be lying if we said that Colorado College is for everyone. It isn’t. But if you can rock it, you’ll struggle to picture yourself anywhere else.

Four blocks a semester.
Eight blocks a year.
Thirty-two at CC.

How will you use them?