Unless otherwise noted as open to the public, the ongoing gatherings listed here are limited to participation by those within the Colorado College community.
A multi-faith discussion group that meets at noon on Wednesdays in Shove Chapel. The Council is an inclusive, tolerant and multi-topic group. Come by any time you like for good conversation and a free buffet lunch!
Spiritual Journeys Series
This occasional event gathers faculty/staff members, visitors and students for conversations about issues of faith. The featured guest shares their spiritual history and where they find meaning and inspiration in life. Meets approximately once each block at 12:15pm in the Chapel’s Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse. Free buffet lunch is provided.
Art & Spirituality Series
These events offer participants hands-on experiences of various creative forms to explore art as spiritual practice. Meets at various times every block.
Men’s & Women’s Spirituality Circles
A safe space for students of all gender identities to explore the connections among spirituality, religion, and gender in community.
Retreats at Baca
Held twice a year (during second and seventh block breaks), these retreats offer students an opportunity for reflection, relaxation and fun away from campus. Retreat themes have included such topics as sacred stories and contemplative practice. While at Baca, participants can also visit some of the diverse spiritual communities in the Crestone area.
This contemplative form of Christian worship features readings from Scripture, sung chant and silence. Held in Shove Chapel at 9:00pm on the second Monday of each block. Open to the public.
Heart Centered Inquiry
An intentional one-year program focused around sustained spiritual, religious, and philosophical engagement, inviting students, faculty and staff to come together for critical reflection, spiritual practices, and community building. The experience is designed to nurture integration and transformation, giving participants an opportunity to take responsibility for their own education, bringing together head and heart.
This group gathers student representatives of campus spiritual organizations to discuss matters of spiritual life on campus, provide mutual support and consider cooperative programs such as the annual Faith Awareness Event.
The outdoor campus labyrinth north of Shove Chapel is available to the community at any time. Organized group walks are available by request. Open to the public
Hospitality events that promote community are offered randomly throughout the year, and might include breakfast burrito mornings, emergency dance parties, popcorn on the porch, and movie nights.
Holocaust Memorial Events
Held every year, Holocaust memorial events include lectures, films and art exhibits in addition to the annual Service of Remembrance. Open to the public.
Festival of Lessons & Carols
Held every December, this candlelight Advent service is a time-honored Colorado College tradition modeled on the venerable King’s College, Cambridge, with intriguing postmodern elements. Open to the public.