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Family Weekend

October 17-19, 2014

Autumn in the Rockies is a special time of year! Colorado College offers this weekend to take advantage of the beauty of the season while parents and students enjoy time together. We provide a few anchor events, along with other programming to connect, entertain, and inform parents and students. Ample time is also built into the weekend for families to explore Colorado Springs independently and enjoy local dining and attractions of interest.

Family Weekend Schedule

Last updated 8/7/14

Registration is now open! Click the red button below to go to the registration site.

Confirmed events are included on the schedule, but we may add additional events and details, so check here for updates. Unless specifically noted, most events are free of charge. Please contact the Parent and Family Relations Office at parents@coloradocollege.edu or 719-389-6103 with questions or for more information. 

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Friday, October 17  

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Registration
(Perkins Lounge in Worner Campus Center) 

Check in and pick up a final schedule and any required tickets.

Note: The following events for Friday, October 17 have limited seating. If you plan to attend either of these events, you MUST register on-site in Worner Campus Center to receive a free ticket. Registration is not available prior to arrival.

  • 9:00 a.m.-Noon A Community of Learning: Inside and Outside the Classroom
  • 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Climate Change Faculty Research Luncheon
9:00 a.m.-Noon

A Community of Learning: Inside and Outside the Classroom
(Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall) 

Note: Due to limited seating for both parts of this event, free tickets are required for admission. Register on-site in Perkins Lounge in Worner Campus Center to get your ticket.

Engage with faculty and professional staff from student life and other divisions of the college. Participate in a mock class and learn about some of the exciting offerings for our January Half Block program.

  • 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Inside the Classroom
    Participants will rotate through four interactive sessions with faculty who will present a variety of topics.
  • 10:30 a.m.-Noon Outside the Classroom
    Participants will rotate through four sessions with student life and other professional staff to learn about some of the exciting offerings for our January Half Block program.
10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Enjoy access to the Adam F. Press Fitness Center by showing your Family Weekend Guest Pass.

 

Times Vary

 

Lunch Options

  • Lunch on your own. The Information Desk in Worner Campus Center has a list of nearby restaurants.
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.
  • 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Climate Change Faculty Research Luncheon
    (Gaylord Hall in Worner Campus Center)
    See event detail below. Requires free ticket

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Climate Change Faculty Research Luncheon
(Gaylord Hall in Worner Center)

Note: Due to limited seating for this event, free tickets are required for admission. Register on-site in Perkins Lounge in Worner Campus Center to get your ticket.

Learn about cutting-edge research conducted by a team of CC faculty:

  • Mark Smith, Professor of EconomicsU.S. Climate Policy
  • Miro Kummel, Associate Professor of the Environmental ProgramPikes Peak Treeline Studies
  • Marion Hourdequin, Associate Professor of the Environmental ProgramEthics and Geoengineering
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Open Houses
(Loomis Hall Lounge, Slocum Hall Lounge, Mathias Hall Lounge) 

Enjoy visiting our residence halls and meeting the staff. Featuring desserts and performances by student musicians at 1:30 p.m..

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Academic Department Open Houses

Meet faculty in participating departments.

3:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer: CC vs. UNLV
(Stewart Field)

  • Free with Family Weekend Guest Pass and free for CC students.
  • Without the Family Weekend Guest Pass, ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for age 12-18, and free for 12 and under. 
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Climbing Gym Open House
(El Pomar Gym)

3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Internship Experience Forum
(Great Hall in El Pomar Sports Center)

Students will share information about internships they have held.

Times Vary 

 

Dinner Options

  • Dinner on your own. The Information Desk in Worner Campus Center has a list of nearby restaurants.
  • 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.
  • 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner
    (Interfaith House, 1004 N. Weber Street)
    This Jewish tradition welcomes the end of the week and the day of rest. All students and families are welcome! No RSVP required. 
6:00 p.m.

Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving: CC vs. Western State
(Schlessman Natatorium)

  • Free with Family Weekend Guest Pass and free for CC students.
7:30 p.m. 

Men’s Hockey: CC vs. University of North Dakota
(Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard)

Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are required.

  • Students may obtain a free ticket for student section seating with their CC ID through the Worner Desk. 
  • Students may also purchase up to two (2) additional tickets at $17 each for student section seating. Tickets must be purchased in advance by the student with their CC ID through the Worner Desk.
  • Additional tickets for seating outside the student section may be purchased at the Broadmoor World Arena box office, online through the Broadmoor World Arena, or by calling 719.576.2626. Additional tickets go on sale beginning on September 20.
  • Free bus transportation for students is available from the Worner Campus Center. Parents and families are encouraged to carpool to the Broadmoor World Arena.
  • Parking at the Broadmoor World Arena is $5 per car.
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Free Ice Skating
(Honnen Ice Arena)

Free for students and families with a Family Weekend Guest Pass.

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 

Student Arts Showcase

Enjoy performances and exhibitions by some of CC’s outstanding student talent followed by a chance to meet and greet.

  • Theatre & Dance (Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center)
  • Student Films (Screening Room, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center) 
  • Visual Arts (Main Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center)
  • Music Lounge featuring student musicians (802 N. Nevada Avenue)

 Saturday, October 18 

8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Enjoy access to the Adam F. Press Fitness Center by showing your Family Weekend Guest Pass.
8:00 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
(Louis Multi-Purpose Room in Adam Press Fitness Center) 
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
(Armstrong Great Hall)
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Registration
(Information Desk, Worner Campus Center) 
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 

President Jill Tiefenthaler
(Armstrong Theatre)

Join President Tiefenthaler for a presentation on the state of the college.

 

Times Vary

 

Lunch Options

  • Lunch on your own. The Information Desk in Worner Campus Center has a list of nearby restaurants.
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.
Time TBA

Tree Planting

Work with students and faculty from CC's environmental program to plant trees in fire-affected areas around Colorado Springs. More details to come.

2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tutt House Legacy Open House
(Tutt Alumni House, 1205 N. Cascade Avenue)

Current students and their parents who are Colorado College alumni are invited to join the staff of alumni relations for a special reception at the Tutt Alumni House.

 Times Vary

Explore Colorado Springs

May we suggest an off-campus adventure? Colorado Springs and the surrounding area offer many wonderful cultural and recreational opportunities.

The possibilities are (almost) endless! More ideas are available here.

Times Vary

Dinner Options

  • Dinner on your own. The Information Desk in Worner Campus Center has a list of nearby restaurants.
  • 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Hockey Package
    (Wigand Room, Broadmoor World Arena)
    See event detail below. Requires advance reservations and ticket purchase.
6:00 p.m.

Dinner and Hockey Package
(Wigand Room in Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard)

Advance reservations and ticket purchase are required.

Enjoy a catered dinner and watch the game from the elevated perspective of the Broadmoor World Arena's Wigand Room.

  • Package cost is $60 per person, including dinner and seating for the game in the Wigand Room.
  • Reservations must be made and tickets must be purchased for all attendees, including students. The Colorado College meal plan does not cover the cost of dinner.
7:00 p.m. 

Men’s Hockey: CC vs. University of North Dakota
(Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard)

Puck drop at 7:00 p.m.. Tickets are required.

  • If you are purchasing the Dinner and Hockey Package, please see above for details.
  • Students may obtain a free ticket for student section seating with their CC ID through the Worner Desk. 
  • Students may also purchase up to two (2) additional tickets at $17 each for student section seating. Tickets must be purchased in advance by the student with their CC ID through the Worner Desk.
  • Additional tickets for seating outside the student section may be purchased at the Broadmoor World Arena box office, online through the Broadmoor World Arena, or by calling 719.576.2626. Additional tickets go on sale beginning on September 20.
  • Free bus transportation for students is available from the Worner Campus Center. Parents and families are encouraged to carpool to the Broadmoor World Arena.
  • Parking at the Broadmoor World Arena is $5 per car.
7:00 p.m.

Colcannon in Concert
(Armstrong Theatre in Armstrong Hall)

Colcannon plays Irish music with panache, warmth and wit. Timeless songs and great musicianship transport the audience to another time and place. Free.

 Sunday, October 19 

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 

Farewell Brunch
(Bemis Great Hall & Bemis Lounge)

Advance reservations and ticket purchase are required.

  • Reservations must be made and tickets must be purchased for all attendees, including students. The Colorado College meal plan does not cover the cost of the brunch.
11:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Enjoy access to the Adam F. Press Fitness Center by showing your Family Weekend Guest Pass.

Noon

Women's Soccer: CC vs. UNLV
(Stewart Field)

  • Free with Family Weekend Guest Pass and free for CC students.
  • Without the Family Weekend Guest Pass, ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for age 12-18, and free for 12 and under.
3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.  Free Ice Skating
(Honnen Ice Arena)

Free for students and families with a Family Weekend Guest Pass