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Winter Start Orientation Schedule

January 11 – 19, 2014 

Remember to contact Campus Activities or 719-389-6800 for all of your WSO questions.

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 Updated January 11, 2014 

All students and parents will receive the final schedule upon arrival to campus

Students Only – (S)                 

Parents Only – (P)                              

Students and Parents – (S+P)

All bold items are required student events 

Saturday, January 11          

(S+P)8:00am-2:00pm  Residence Halls Open (Assigned Residence Halls)

(S+P)9:00am-2:00pm Worner Mailroom Open – Pick up large packages mailed earlier  (Mailroom, Lower Level of Worner Campus Center)

(S+P)10:00am-2:00pm Optional Services Available:  Hertz Connect Car Sharing Program Signup and Banking Services (Perkins Lounge, Worner Campus Center)

(S+P)10:00am-4:00pm Colorado College Bookstore Open (Lower Level, Worner Campus Center)

(S)10:00am-4:00pm Get Your Gold Card (Student ID) (Worner Desk, Worner Campus Center)

Students must get their Colorado College ID cards today in order to access their residence halls and meal plans!

(S+P)2:00pm-4:00pm  Student Accounts Office Open (Armstrong Hall, Cashier's Window, 2nd floor)

(P)5:00pm-5:30pm  Parent Check-In and Seating for Dinner (Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall)

(S+P)5:30pm Welcome Remarks from President Jill Tiefenthaler and Dinner  (Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall)  Followed by Student Panel: “Reflections of CC”  (Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall)

(S)7:00pm-9:00pm Priddy Experience Introduction for First-Years & Transfer Students  (Lennox Lounge, Upper Level, Worner Campus Center)

(P)7:00 pm-8:00pm Parent Dessert and Presentation: “Student Transitions” (Bemis Lounge, Bemis Hall)

(S)9:00pm Queer Community Coalition/QCC Hot Chocolate Social –QCC is an umbrella organization for all LGBTQ and ally students (Lennox/Glass House, East Campus)

(S)10:00pm-Dance Party & Pizza (Slocum Commons)


Sunday, January 12

(S+P)8:00am  Breakfast (Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center)

(S+P)8:30am   Winter Orientation Keynote Address: Ralph Bertrand, Professor of Biology and Diane Alters, Professor of Communications. (Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center) Followed by “Keys to Success:  Advice from Your Professors” (Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center)

(S)10:00am-Noon Book Discussion with FYE Faculty and Mentors (Room Assignments available at Worner Campus Center Desk 

(S)10:00am-Noon  Transfer and Exchange Student Session: Book Discussion (Worner 211, Worner Campus Center)

(P)10:15am-Noon  Parent Only Orientation Program – “Student Life Resources” followed by Q & A with Registrar (Bemis Hall, Bemis Great Hall)

(P)Noon Conclusion of Parent Orientation

(S)Noon **Lunch  (Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center)

** Students may host family members who may still be here on their Meal Plan.  Gold Card, cash and credit cards also accepted.

(S)1:30pm–5:45pm  “Crossroads and Bridges and, Life at CC!” will include three presentations (Gaylord,Worner Center) 

  • “You Are Here”- Director of CC Wellness Resource Center Heather Horton  
  • “Rock the Campus: B.A.D.A.S.S. Change for CC” -  SARC Tara Misra
  •  “At the Crossroads: Intersections, Dialogue, and Difference”-  Brett Gray, LGBTQ Specialist - Office of Minority and International Students

(S)6:00pm Dinner – Meet Members of the Honor Council (Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center)

(S)7:00pm  Community Meetings (Assigned Residence Halls)

(S)9:00pm-11:00pm  Movie: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”(Perkins Lounge, Main Level, Worner Campus Center) 

Monday, January 13

(S)10:00am Quantitative Reasoning Assessment (Various Locations by Last Name; e-mail notice will be sent; Worner Desk will also have a listing)

(S)11:00am Priddy Experience Orientation Meeting (WES Room, Worner Campus  Center)

(S)Noon Lunch in Small Groups (Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center)

(S)1:00pm Depart for Baca Campus and Santa Fe (Worner Campus Center)

Friday, January 17

(S)10:00am Departure from Baca Campus and Santa Fe

(S)2:00pm Arrive Back at CC

(S)3:30pm-5:00pm Get To Know CC: Campus Scavenger Hunt! With prizes (Start at Mathias Lounge, Mathias Hall)

(S)5:00pm Dinner and Scavenger Hunt Prizes (Mathias Lounge, Mathias Hall)

(S) 11:00pm-2:00am Free Fun & Games (It’z Game Center – off-campus; buses from Worner Campus Center) 

Saturday, January 18

(S)10:00pm-Midnight Open Mic Night – Enjoy free snacks at this student-run coffee House (Sacred Grounds, Basement of Shove Chapel)

(S)10:00pm  Open Skate Night – Great music and free skate rental (Honnen Ice Arena, west of Worner Campus Center)

(S) Free Midnight Breakfast – Another great CC tradition –pancakes and camaraderie! (Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center)

 Monday, January 20

(S)9:00am Classes Begin!

(S)12:30pm-1:30pm Meet Your Advisor for Lunch – connect with your Academic Advisor (Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center)           

 (S)11:15am-12:15pm  First Mondays Event: “Celebrating MLK Day” with world-renowned dancer/choreographer Cleo Parker Robinson and her dance ensemble. (Armstrong Theatre)

(S)12:30pm-1:30pm  Meet Your Advisor for Lunch – connect with your Academic Advisor (Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center)