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Family and Friends Weekend

September 30-October 2, 2016

Make plans now to attend one of Colorado College's largest on-campus events and spend some time reconnecting with your student and enjoying all that the campus and the Colorado Springs communities have to offer! Take a couple of minutes to enjoy our video invitation, or click on the brochure below for more information and an overview of the weekend's activities.

Registration

Registration is now closed.

If you plan to come to campus for the weekend and have not registered, please stop by Registration Central in Gaylord Hall in the southeast corner of Worner Campus Center on Friday, Sept. 30 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or on Saturday, Oct. 1 between 9 a.m. and noon for more information.

Online registration is the preferred method of registration for Family and Friends Weekend. There is no fee to register. Most events are free, although a few events require payment. Some free events do require registration for planning purposes. Please be courteous and reserve space only for those events you plan to attend.

A few events require registration through separate portals. Please use the links in the schedule of events below to register for these events:

  • Admissions Information Sessions on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1
  • Campus Tours on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1
  • Downtown Core Culture Tour on Saturday, October 1
We highly recommend that you check with your student regarding their academic and co-curricular schedule during Family and Friends Weekend and coordinate any planned activities prior to registering. CC parents and families who enjoy supporting our athletes should also consider varsity and club sports schedules. Club sport schedules are not finalized until the fall semester and are subject to change.

We are unable to guarantee a seat or a meal unless participants have registered by Sept. 23, 2016. No refunds after Sept. 23, 2016.

Schedule of Events

Most Recent Schedule Update: August 10

The schedule is subject to change. Events will be added or updated as they are confirmed. Please check in at Registration Central when you arrive on campus for a final schedule and any last-minute information.

Registration Central

(Gaylord Hall in Worner Campus Center)

Upon arrival on campus, please check in here to receive your official Family and Friends Weekend nametags and to pick up final schedules and tickets for reserved events. Enjoy some hospitality and a chance to connect with other CC families.

  • Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.-Noon

Colorado Coffee

(Worner Campus Center, northwest corner)

  • Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Colorado College Bookstore

(Worner Campus Center, lower level)

  • Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Adam F. Press Fitness Center

Enjoy access to the Adam F. Press Fitness Center by showing your Family and Friends Weekend nametag.

  • Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Admissions Information Sessions and Campus Tours

(Information Sessions and Tours begin and end at Cutler Hall)

Information sessions are a chance to hear from an admission director about the Block Plan, student life, and the admission and financial aid processes. Campus tours are open to anyone, whether or not you have previously taken a campus tour.

Friday, September 30

9 a.m. - Noon

Tiger ED

(Locations TBD)

While students are in their regularly scheduled Friday classes, parents and families are invited to discover unique aspects of the Colorado College classroom experience by participating in a special educational session taught by faculty. Sessions will include:

  • “A Sociology of Food Allergies” with Vanessa Munoz, Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • “Ebola, Zika, and World Health” with Andrew Price-Smith, Associate Professor of Political Science]
  • “The Power of Performance” with Vanessa Roberts ’08, Guest Lecturer
  • “Desire Goes for a Drive: Spielberg’s Duel (1971)” with Scott Kryzch, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies
  • “The Art of Deception: A Scientist Looks at Fakes, Forgeries, and Facsimiles” with Nate Bower, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Registration required due to limited seating.

Noon - 5 p.m.

Arts and Crafts Program Open House

(Worner Campus Center, Lower Level)

You are invited to tour the Student Life Arts and Crafts Program. Please stop in to see the clay, metals, and fiber studios, watch students working on projects, and learn about the opportunities available to enrolled students at CC! Refreshments available.

Noon - 5 p.m.

KRCC Open House

(KRCC Studio, 912 N. Weber Street)

KRCC, "Radio Colorado College," has grown considerably since its humble beginnings as a two-room public address system in the basement of Bemis Hall. Now, KRCC is the choice for National Public Radio (NPR) in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. A vital part of the local radio scene, KRCC is also online worldwide at krcc.org. Come and tour the studio, enjoy some refreshments, and learn about ways to be involved!

Times Vary

Lunch Options

  • Lunch on your own. A list of nearby restaurants is available at Registration Center in Gaylord Hall or at the Worner Center Desk.
  • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.
  • 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
    Sense of Place Feature Lunches (Bemis Great Hall and Slocum Commons)
    See event details below.
12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

Sense of Place Feature Lunches

Don’t miss this opportunity to dine with faculty and with student representatives from the President’s Council and the Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA) as you learn about ways the academic experience extends beyond the classroom. Choose from two areas of interest:

  • Sustainability and Sense of Place: Strategy, Successes, and Skills
    with Ian Johnson, Director of Sustainability
  • Perspectives on Native American Art and Culture
    with Christina Leza, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Jessica Hunter Larsen, Curator of the I.D.E.A. Space (InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts)

Space for each lunch is limited. Registration required for all attendees, including current students. $10 per person (lunch not included in the student meal plan).

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Corollary Acts

(IDEA Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center)

Corollary Acts brings together historical Native American cultural material from the Colorado Springs College collection with the artistic production of 12 Contemporary Native American artists. The intent of placing these works together is to demonstrate the influence of older artistic traditions on the artistic production of these contemporary artists. In some cases the historical works are from the same community as the contemporary artist and the evidence of older artistic traditions in their artwork is very evident. In other instances this relationship is inferred. Exhibiting historical works with contemporary artistic expressions of Native American artists demonstrates the different ways in which these artists pay homage to their indigenous roots and aesthetic traditions. This exhibition will also demonstrate the continual evolution of artistic expression and the ways in which artists seek innovate and adapt new materials and media to express their own creative vision.

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Open Exhibit

(Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, South Hallway)

Coburn Gallery features an eclectic mix of regional professional artists – including CC staff and faculty – alumni artists, and student class projects. Always something different, always engaging!

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

Internship Experience Forum

(Worner Center, Perkins Lounge)

Browse the many poster presentations and give students an opportunity to share their internship experiences with you.

3 p.m.

Women's Soccer v. Boise State University

(Stewart Field)

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Faculty-Student Collaborative Research (SCoRe) Symposium

(Celeste Theatre and Main Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center)

The culminating event of months of undergraduate collaborative research conducted by Colorado College students, the symposium, which is funded by the academic dean's office, brings students and faculty together for a series of short presentations, poster sessions, and community discussion across a variety of disciplines. Close to 100 CC students participate every year in summer research on-campus, in the field, and abroad.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Networking Reception

(Bemis Great Hall)

Sponsored by the Colorado College Career Center, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Office of Parent and Family Relations, this event is an opportunity for parents and adult family members to serve as resources for CC students in their career exploration.

Registration required.

Times Vary

Dinner Options

  • Dinner on your own. A list of nearby restaurants is available at Registration Center in Gaylord Hall or at the Worner Center Desk.
  • 5 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
    Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.
  • 6 p.m.- 8 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 welcome! No RSVP required.
6 p.m.

Men's Soccer v. Centenary College

(Washburn Field)

7:30 p.m.

The Guy Mendilow Ensemble

The Guy Mendilow Ensemble: “Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom”

(Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall)

Embark on a musical trek to kingdoms long forgotten and bustling towns now vanished. Follow the stories of vagabond queens, pauper poets, and lovers lost to the sea, all set to spellbinding arrangements of old Sephardi songs worthy of symphonic film scores. “Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom” is a sonic adventure masterfully brought to life by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, an award-winning group of world-class musicians that delivers a richly textured global experience of haunting beauty.

Sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund, the History Department, the Music Department, and the Chaplain's Office.

Free and open to the public.

7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Knockdown Shakespeare

(Taylor Theatre, Bemis Hall)

A live, continuous performance - drop in when you like, stay as long as you like!

A very different take on Shakespeare, the man who added 1,700 words to the English language, in the year of the 400th anniversary of the death of the world's greatest playwright. Devised and directed by Andrew Manley, assoc. professor of theatre, and performed by CC students. New, different, surprising ... as all good theatre should be!

8:30 p.m.

Vanessa Roberts ’08: “Afropuff Lederhosen”

(Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center)

CC alumna Vanessa Roberts is a self-titled “artivist” based in Boulder, Colorado, who believes in the power of performance to open new spaces for learning and connection. Vanessa’s presentations are interwoven with humor, personal stories and a love of social justice, inspiring us all to go beyond our constructed limitations.

8:45 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

Ice Skating Open Session

(Honnen Ice Arena)

Free for students and families with CC ID and/or Family and Friends Weekend nametags.

Saturday, October 1

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Buddhist Meditation

(Shove Chapel)

Additional spiritual life activities occur throughout the weekend at various off-campus locations. Contact Chaplain Kate Holbrook for more information.

8 a.m.

Morning Yoga

(Louis Multi-Purpose Room in Adam Press Fitness Center)

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Contemplative Learning and Integrative Practices

(Shove Chapel)

An experiential opportunity for parents, families, and students. Explore how contemplative practices support learning by cultivating and developing attention, deepening understanding, fostering greater connection to and compassion for others, and engendering engaged inquiry into life’s most profound questions.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Presidential Keynote

(Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall)

Join President Jill Tiefenthaler for a presentation on the “state of the college” and CC’s plans for the future.

Times Vary

Lunch Options

  • Lunch on your own. A list of nearby restaurants is available at Registration Center in Gaylord Hall or at the Worner Center Desk.
  • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.
  • Noon - 3 p.m.
    Family and Friends Fun Fair (Cutler Quad and Loomis Circle)
    See event details below.
Noon – 3 p.m.

Family and Friends Fun Fair

(Cutler Quad and Loomis Circle)

Fun and food for all ages! Featuring an outdoor climbing wall, games, carnival snacks, and meats grilled by the Carnivore Club.

Sponsored by Residential Life and Campus Activities and the First Year Class Committee.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sense of Place Field Trips

The Rocky Mountain West provides a natural laboratory for learning outside the classroom. You are invited to discover a few of the places that give our region its distinct character.

  • The Geology of the Garden of the Gods - SOLD OUT
    Join CC Geology Professor Christine Smith Siddoway for a geology tour of the iconic Garden of the Gods. This afternoon trip will give participants a unique perspective on the forces that created the amazing rock formations of the Garden, and how the area fits into the unique geology of the Pikes Peak region. Siddoway is an expert on structural and metamorphic geology and has taught numerous courses across the American West and the world.

  • Water and Agriculture in the American West - SOLD OUT
    Join staff from the State of the Rockies Project to tour local farms that supply food to the college’s campus dining, and partake in a discussion about the use of water resources in Colorado Springs and across the American West. In Colorado, water and agriculture are closely tied. But as we consider the changing American West, how will that relationship change in the coming decades, and how can we avoid conflict over this scarce resource?

  • Rock Climbing Adventure - SOLD OUT
    Join staff from the Outdoor Education program for a beginning rock climbing adventure at a local park. No experience necessary. Equipment will be provided, but please wear clothing suitable for physical activity.

  • Catamount Center Mountain Campus Tour and Ecology Hike - SOLD OUT
    An adventurous afternoon at 10,000 feet! Colorado College partners directly with the Catamount Center for Environmental Science and Education to offer a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including the Teaching and Research in Environmental Education (TREE) Semester program. This is an amazing opportunity to learn about one of CC’s innovative off-campus study programs, see first-hand the numerous advanced learning opportunities of an experiential education, and enjoy some famous Colorado mountain air and picturesque views of Pikes Peak.

Space for these free programs is limited. Registration required for all attendees, including current students. Transportation will be provided.

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Corollary Acts

(IDEA Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center)

Corollary Acts brings together historical Native American cultural material from the Colorado Springs College collection with the artistic production of 12 Contemporary Native American artists. The intent of placing these works together is to demonstrate the influence of older artistic traditions on the artistic production of these contemporary artists. In some cases the historical works are from the same community as the contemporary artist and the evidence of older artistic traditions in their artwork is very evident. In other instances this relationship is inferred. Exhibiting historical works with contemporary artistic expressions of Native American artists demonstrates the different ways in which these artists pay homage to their indigenous roots and aesthetic traditions. This exhibition will also demonstrate the continual evolution of artistic expression and the ways in which artists seek innovate and adapt new materials and media to express their own creative vision.

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Open Exhibit

(Coburn Gallery, Worner Campus Center, South Hallway)

Coburn Gallery features an eclectic mix of regional professional artists – including CC staff and faculty – alumni artists, and student class projects. Always something different, always engaging!

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Downtown Core Culture Tour

(Starting at The Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon Street)

Facilitated by the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership, this hour-long guided tour will include historic buildings, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of Downtown Colorado Springs.

Cost is $10 per person (including CC students). All tickets include a free coffee beverage from Wild Goose. Ticket holders should arrive at Wild Goose at 1:30 p.m. to order and enjoy their beverage.

Tour is limited to 20 participants, and registration is required. Click here for more details and to register.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Open Rehearsal: Paradise Motel

(Norberg Studio Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center)

You are welcome to drop in and watch this open rehearsal of "Paradise Motel," the Theatre and Dance Department's first show for 2016-17, directed by Andrew Manley, associate professor of theatre, and featuring a very large cast of CC students.

Times Vary

Dinner Options

  • Dinner on your own with CC's Night on the Town, sponsored by Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA). See details below.
  • 5 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
    Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.

Times Vary

CC’s Night on the Town

(Downtown Colorado Springs)

Discover the best that vibrant downtown Colorado Springs has to offer. Local restaurants will be offering discounts this night only to the CC community, ranging from 10 to 20 percent off total bill to free drinks or desserts. We hope that families and friends will find a new favorite local spot for a night out! A list of participating establishments will be available in your registration packet.

Sponsored by Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA).

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Climbing Gym Open House

(El Pomar Gym)

Come and give indoor climbing a try. First-time and experienced climbers welcome! Outdoor education student leaders will be on hand to answer questions about CC’s outdoor education program.

7:30 p.m.

Vanessa Roberts ’08: “Afropuff Lederhosen”

(Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center)

CC alumna Vanessa Roberts is a self-titled “artivist” based in Boulder, Colorado, who believes in the power of performance to open new spaces for learning and connection. Vanessa’s presentations are interwoven with humor, personal stories and a love of social justice, inspiring us all to go beyond our constructed limitations.

7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Knockdown Shakespeare

(Taylor Theatre, Bemis Hall)

A live, continuous performance - drop in when you like, stay as long as you like!

A very different take on Shakespeare, the man who added 1,700 words to the English language, in the year of the 400th anniversary of the death of the world's greatest playwright. Devised and directed by Andrew Manley, assoc. professor of theatre, and performed by CC students. New, different, surprising ... as all good theatre should be!

8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Ice Skating Open Session

(Honnen Ice Arena)

Free for students and families with CC ID and/or Family and Friends Weekend nametags.

Sunday, October 2

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Downtown Sunday Market

(Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Avenue)

An open-air artisan market with fresh-baked goods, jewelry, art, Colorado-grown produce, ready-to-eat treats, live music, and more.

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Family and Friends Weekend Brunch

(Rastall Dining Hall, Worner Campus Center)

For many students, Sunday brunch is their favorite meal of the week. Come and try it for yourself! $9.10 per person with advance registration or $9.10 plus tax at the door. CC students on the meal plan admitted with no extra charge.

Noon

Women's Soccer v. Utah State University

(Stewart Field)

2:30 p.m.

Men's Soccer v. Austin College

(Stewart Field)

6 p.m.

Colorado College Tiger Hockey v. Mount Royal University of Canada

(Broadmoor World Arena)

For tickets:
Before Sept. 17: Call (719) 389-6324
On or after Sept. 17: www.cctigers.com/tickets