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Adopt-A-Student Program 2012-2013

Dear Potential Hosts and Mentors:

Thank you for your interest in the Adopt-A-Student Program! The Student Alumni Association (SAA) wants to help ease the transition into the Colorado College and Colorado Springs communities for our incoming new students with the Adopt-A-Student program. This special program matches interested first-year students with local alumni, CC staff, and friends of the college, as well as current students, who help introduce the students to the campus and local community.

WHO will be my student(s)?

Our students reflect a wide range of individuals from across the United States and abroad. They are interested in making the transition to college life as smooth as possible with the help of a local host family or upperclassman mentor. You are matched with a student based on your answers to the Adopt-A-Student form.

WHEN will I be matched to my student(s)?

The committee begins the matching process early in July. After the matching, you will be sent information about your adopted student(s) and we hope to take that opportunity to make contact with them before they arrive on campus.

WHAT does the program involve?

To help you get acquainted with your student(s) there will be a few planned activities during the first semester they are on campus. Beyond these activities, what you do is up to you and your student - it can be as much or as little as you like!

WHERE will I meet my student(s)?

You are responsible for contacting your student to set up an initial meeting; however, you are invited to meet your student during New Student Orientation weekend on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the picnic in the evening. There will be an Adopt-A-Student tent adjacent to the picnic for students and hosts to check-in and meet up. Picnic details will be sent to hosts via email.

HOW do I sign up?

Please submit the online Adopt-A-Student host form by Friday, June 15, 2012. You will receive information about your students in late July.

 If you have any questions contact Kelly Hugger at (719) 389-6270.