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Introducing the Class of 2017

Campus Welcomes Incoming Students

Opening Convocation, on Monday, Sept. 2, marks the beginning of Colorado College’s 140thacademic year and helps to welcome the 524 members of the Class of 2017 and incoming transfer students to the campus. This year’s class brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and talent to Colorado College. Among the first-year students are:
  • 37 Merit Scholars
  • 21 first-generation students
  • 18 students who hold dual citizenship
  • A student who designed and created a wind-powered iPhone charger and another who created a “Food Factory” app
  • Five Eagle Scouts and two Gold Award Girl Scouts
  • Seven junior Olympians
  • One student who traveled the Oregon Trail in a wagon and another who was a circus acrobat
  • 28 Habitat for Humanity volunteers, 29 lifeguards, nine black belts, and five slam poets
  • Two students who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, one who solo hiked the John Muir Trail, and one who  rode his bike across the country to raise money for the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

First-year and transfer students arrived on campus Aug. 24 and participated in a week of New Student Orientation activities, which culminated in a variety of community-service trips throughout the Southwest. Block One classes begin Monday, Sept. 2; additionally, an all-campus picnic will be held as faculty, students, and staff reconvene and greet the incoming class.