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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.

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.

March 31 - April 1, 2016

Click here to register for the 1st Admitted Student Open House!

April 7 - April 8, 2016

Click here to register for the 2nd Admitted Student Open House!

Here is a sample schedule from last year's program. Please note that we will have printed schedules available for you upon check in.

How to Get Here

COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT CC SHUTTLE:

From COS - Thursday, March 31 or Thursday, April 7: 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

To COS - Friday, April 1 or Friday, April 8: 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

Airport shuttle will arrive and depart from the corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre Street.  You do not need to sign up for a shuttle. 

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 weekend? 

Please use the Online Registration Checklist below to organize your registration information and then officially register using the registration links above. Reservations for March 31-April 1 need to be made by March 27 at midnight MST. Reservations for April 7-8 need to be made by April 3 at midnight MST. 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? 

Please check in at the registration table in Worner Center between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday. 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? 

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 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.

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. Reservations for March 31-April 1 need to be made by March 27 at midnight MST. Reservations for April 7-8 need to be made by April 3 at midnight MST. 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?
Please check in at the registration table in Worner Center between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday. 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?
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 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.