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The Block Plan, Tumult, Dionysus, and ’69

CC's innovative one-class-at-a-time academic system — the Block Plan — turns 50! The celebration involves a year of events and programming exploring the impact the Block Plan has had on those who have experienced it as faculty, staff, and students. Back in the 1960s, local and world events shaped the college and helped lead to the Block Plan.

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March 1 - March 24
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About the Block Plan

Instead of taking multiple classes at a time, CC students study
one class at a time, for three-and-a-half weeks.

8 Blocks Per Academic Year

8 Blocks
Per Academic Year

3 1/2 Weeks Per Block

3 1/2 Weeks
Per Block

4 1/2 Day Block Break

4 1/2 Day
Block Break

Colorado College recognizes and honors the original inhabitants who first settled in the area and who called the nearby highest mountain “Tava,” the original name given by the Ute people to what is now known as Pikes Peak. At CC, we respect all peoples and strive to grow as a unique and welcoming community.