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Building on Originality

Save the date and make plans to attend Family and Friends Weekend 2017.

Spend time reconnecting with your student, and experience firsthand the people, programs, and places that make Colorado College a place like no other.

Evidence of how the college is celebrating originality — and building on it — is abundant across campus. During Family and Friends Weekend, the college will honor eight distinguished former CC students by bestowing their names on buildings in the new East Campus Residential Development — including figure skater Peggy Fleming ’70, Nobel Laureate James Heckman ’65, and Frederick Roberts, class of 1906, who was the first African American elected to the California state legislature.

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The residences are comprised of eight buildings that blend the traditional with contemporary. The project includes a community center and classroom, provides plenty of green space, several indoor-outdoor areas, and a crosswalk location for safer access across Nevada Avenue. Sustainable architecture, energy systems, and landscaping anchor the community’s design. The residences will be home to 154 CC students who are following in the footsteps of these buildings’ trailblazing namesakes.

Please visit the newly re-imagined Tutt Library. Built with the Block Plan in mind, the renovation doubles the amount of seating available for students. This breathtaking, modern design complements CC’s historic buildings. Head up to the fourth floor for the best view on campus!

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The weekend will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund honoring alumnus Peter Rittenhouse (Ritt) Kellogg ’90. Ritt had a passion for the outdoors that he pursued his entire life — a passion that is shared by many who are attracted to Colorado College in part because of its Rocky Mountain location. Ritt’s legacy lives on through grants awarded to support students who are planning responsible wilderness expeditions. Awardees will present a slideshow of their expeditions.

Open houses, a student research symposium, athletics, and fine arts exhibitions are just some of the events planned. A schedule will be posted later. For an idea of what to expect, browse the 2016 schedule. Registration will begin in August.

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Finally, the Office of Alumni and Family Relations invites you to extend your stay in Colorado Springs to participate in our first-ever Art Week (Oct. 9‒13), a spirited celebration of the arts and our recent alliance with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Classes, programs, field trips, and more are on tap.

Please contact us if you have any questions, and we look forward to welcoming you to campus in October!