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Open Houses

Cutler Hall, photo by Esther Chan '16

You’re invited to Fall Open House at Colorado College!

Spend two days on campus meeting current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. Discover the unique nature of the Block Plan and the benefits of a liberal arts education. Sit in on a class, eat on campus, and get the real scoop first-hand from CC students and professors.

High school seniors, transfer students, and their families are invited to connect with the Colorado College community at one of two Fall Open Houses.

September 6-7 or October 4-5, 2015

Registration will open for these programs in July

Tentative schedule (subject to change):

Sunday, September 6 and October 4

1 p.m. Check-In & Welcome
1 – 5 p.m.  Interviews available – please indicate on your registration if you would like an interview during your time on campus and your time preference, and we will assign you an appointment.
2 – 3 p.m. Campus Tours
3 – 4 p.m. Information Session: Liberal Arts, Colorado College, and the Block Plan
4 – 5 p.m. Campus Tours
5 – 6 p.m. Information Session: Liberal Arts, Colorado College, and the Block Plan
7 – 8:30 p.m. Evening Reception

Monday, September 7 and October 5

7:30 – 9 a.m. Breakfast and Late Registration
9 a.m. Class Visits for Students
9 – 9:45 a.m. Parent Panel: Academics and the Block Plan
10 – 10:45 a.m. Parent Panel: Campus Life
11 – 11:45 a.m. Information Sessions (choose one): Tips on Applying, Financial Aid, Co-Curricular Opportunities Panel
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch with CC students and faculty
1:15 – 2 p.m. Faculty Panel
2:15 – 3 p.m. Student Panel
3:15 -  4 p.m. Repeat session: Tips on Applying
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Campus Tours
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Farewell Reception

How to Get Here


Travel times - Colorado Springs Airport to CC Campus: 30 min. Denver International Airport to CC Campus: 90 min.

From Colorado Springs Airport - Exit the airport and turn right (north) on Powers (first light). Continue all the way to Platte, where you will need to exit right and then turn left. Follow Platte through the downtown area, (Pass a statue of General Palmer on his horse in the middle of the street.) and turn right on Cascade. CC's Worner Center will be on your left, just past Cache La Poudre Street. Parking will be marked. Taxi service is generally about $35 one way from the airport. You can call Yellow Cab Taxi at (719) 634-5000.

From Denver International Airport - Take Pena Boulevard to E-470 (about $10 toll) towards I-25 south. (Follow signs to I-25 south.) Continue south on I-25 for about an hour to Colorado Springs and exit on Uintah Street (Exit 143). Turn left off the exit ramp, heading east on Uintah (away from the mountains and back under the highway). Continue to Cascade Avenue (about two blocks) and turn right. CC's Worner Center will be on your right. Parking will be marked. Commercial shuttle service is also available. Colorado Springs Shuttle will take you from the airport to the Clarion Hotel (about 6 blocks south of CC) or to CC's campus directly, for $55. (877) 587-3456.

From I-25 (either direction) - Take I-25 to Uintah Street (Exit 143) and go east off the exit (away from the mountains). Continue to Cascade Avenue (about two blocks). Turn right and CC's Worner Center will be on your right. Parking will be marked.


From Denver International Airport: The Colorado Springs Airport shuttle runs a few times a day between DIA and Colorado Springs.

Worner Center (registration) is located on the northwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade. Look for the open house registration signs!

Parking - Parking is available in lots along Uintah Street, Nevada Avenue, and Cascade Avenue. Please do not park behind Packard Hall. Look for the open house parking signs.  You will not need a parking permit during the Open House event.

Open House Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my parents? 
Sure! We even have several events planned specifically for parents. A list of hotels can be found here. When making reservations, please ask for the Colorado College rate, as some hotels offer discounts for CC visitors.

How do I register for the weekend? 
Please use the Online Registration Checklist below to organize your registration information and then officially register using the registration links above.

What do I do when I arrive? 
Please check in at the registration table in Worner Center. We will give you a packet with all the information you need for your time on campus. If you arrive after 9 p.m., the Worner Desk should have your information packet for you.

What should I bring? 
The CC Open House is informal, so be sure to pack comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes. Colorado weather can be variable, so be prepared for rain or shine. All meals and events are free; however, if you want to buy CC souvenirs, shop downtown, or order snacks, remember to bring some extra spending money.

What if I can't make either program? 
We hope you are able to visit another time. We can schedule an information session, tour, class visit, and perhaps an overnight stay (make reservations two weeks in advance). Please use our Online Event Search Tool to find alternative visit options.

What if I can't visit at all? 
If you have questions, feel free to call and ask for an admission officer or visit our website. You can contact professors by searching for their information on eachdepartment webpage, under "People". Students are also available to answer questions; just call (800) 542-7214 and let us know if you would like to speak to someone.