We welcome first-year students into the Colorado College community and introduce them to the unique CC experience by fostering a sense of civic responsibility in partnership with the southwest community.
Each year, Colorado College offers its incoming students an exciting New Student Orientation program to help students get acquainted with the school before classes begin. Funding from the Priddy Grant and Colorado College has provided students with the opportunity to offer a four-day Orientation Trip experience to each incoming student every August. In the past, similar experiences through the Pre-Orientation Trip Program and in the Winter Start Program have proven effective in enhancing the adjustment of our incoming students. Every year, approximately 550 incoming students are divided into groups of 9-12 members. Approximately 390 students engage in urban and front county service-based trips in Colorado and in the Southwest while approximately 160 participate in back country service trips in the Colorado mountains.
- Give first-year students an opportunity to meet other first-year students, upper-class students and staff members in a casual, creative and productive atmosphere.
- Promote a positive, enthusiastic attitude about entering Colorado College.
- Challenge the skills and abilities of participants.
- Proudly represent the program and Colorado College in the Southwest community
When does it happen?
During New Student Orientation Week. Students arrive on Saturday, take part in on-campus orientation, then depart Wednesday, returning to campus the following Sunday—class begins Monday