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Open Houses at Colorado College

Spring at Colorado College

During your college search, visiting a campus is one of the best ways to dig in to a community. Whether you eat lunch with a student, participate in a lively class discussion, marvel at our mountain views, or make connections with faculty and staff, you will walk away with a good sense of who we are. In addition to regularly-scheduled daily visits, we also offer more comprehensive, longer Open House programs that will expose you to academic and co-curricular opportunities.

Summer Visit Days

June 17, 2016
Join us on campus for our “Arts at CC” Day. This program will include information sessions, campus tours, and programming to coincide with our annual Summer Music Festival and Block A summer blocks. Register for the Arts at CC program here

Download a copy of the "Arts at CC" Day schedule.

July 8 OR July 15
This Summer Visit Day is open to rising juniors, rising seniors, and prospective transfer students. Spend a day on campus in the gorgeous Colorado summer touring the college, meeting students and faculty, and discovering our distinctive approach to the liberal arts during our Summer Session Block B. Register for Friday, July 8 here or for Friday, July 15 here

Tentative Schedule

9:00-10:00am

Information Session

Slocum Commons

10:00-11:00am

Campus Tour

Various

11:00-12:00pm

Admission Staff Meet & Greet

Perkins Lounge

11:00-12:00pm

Interviews (Pre-registration required)

Various

12:00-1:15pm

Student Research Panel & Lunch

Bemis Great Hall

1:30-3:30pm

Interviews (Pre-registration required)

Various

1:30-2:30pm

The College Search Process: Junior Year

Cornerstone Screening Room

1:30-2:30pm

Information Session

Slocum Commons

2:30-3:30pm

Campus Tour

Various

Fall Open Houses

September 11-12, 2016 or October 9-10, 2016

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

Spend two days on campus meeting CC students, faculty, and staff. Discover our unique Block Plan—our distinctive academic program—and the benefits of a liberal arts education set in the Rocky Mountain West. Experience life at CC both in and out of the classroom and get the real scoop first-hand from students and professors.

Register for the September 11-12 program or the October 9-10 program now! Registration for the program closes one week before the event. For information on how to get to campus and planning your travel, please check the information listed in the “Travel Planning and Getting to CC” section (below).

We are unable to offer overnight campus accommodations to students or families for this event.

Admitted Student Open Houses

Congratulations on your acceptance to Colorado College! Admitted students are invited to our Admitted Student Open House programs at Colorado College.

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

We will offer two opportunities for students admitted to the Class of 2021 to visit campus: April 6-7, 2017 and April 13-14, 2017. 

Find out what students experienced last year by viewing the schedule for the 2016 program here

Please note that we will have printed schedules available for you upon check in. The schedule is also available on the Colorado College mobile app. 

How to Get Here

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: 

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, passing a statue of General Palmer on his horse in the middle of the street
  • 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. 
  • 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. www.coloradoshuttle.com (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.

COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT SHUTTLE:

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

ONCE YOU GET HERE:
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.

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 Admitted Student Open House? 

Please use the Online Registration Checklist below to organize your registration information and then officially register using the registration links above. Overnight hosts are volunteers, and we cannot promise to find a host unless you have made a timely reservation. If you register with our office after the deadline, we will try to accommodate you, but you should make a hotel reservation just in case.

What do I do when I arrive at Admitted Student Open House? 

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. Host matching for overnights will take place at 4:30 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. If you arrive after 9 p.m., the Worner Desk should have your information packet for you. If you are arriving on Friday, the registration table will be open between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. If you arrive after this time, please come to the Admission Office in Cutler Hall.

What should I bring to Admitted Student Open House? 

Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and towel. You will likely be sleeping on the floor, as most students do not have extra beds. The CC Open House is informal, so be sure to pack comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes. Colorado weather in spring is extremely variable, so be prepared for anything from 70 degrees and sunny to snow. 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 Admitted Student 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). CC students will be on spring break March 10-20 and will be on block break from April 14-17, so please try to avoid these times as we will be unable to provide hosts or class visits. Please use CC Base Camp 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 each department 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.