Block Break Programming

Campus Activities, in conjunction with many partners, offers programming over all block breaks and many extended breaks*, such as Fall, Winter, and Spring Breaks - *for students with extended break stay approval. The Block Break digests are released third week of each block and will let you know what is being offered for the upcoming break both online and on-campus. Please be sure to keep an eye on the Outdoor Ed Summit page as many of their trips and offerings fill before the Block Break Digest mails.

Have an idea for a new Block Break Offering? Want to advertise an opportunity in the Block Break Digest? Email us at campusactivities@coloradocollege.edu

The Campus Block Break Planning Committee is made up of representatives from: Campus Activities, the Butler Center, the Wellness Resource Center, the Chaplains' Office, Global Ed, Outdoor Ed, the Advising Hub, the Residential Experience, the Career Center, Bemis School of Art, the Collaborative for Community Engagement, and Campus Recreation. If you have suggestions or ideas for events you would like to see over block break, reach out and let us know!

FALL Break Digest

If you are planning to be on-campus for some or all of Fall Break, please sure to also review the Break Stay information about Residential Hall Closures on the Housing Website. If you are staying on campus for Fall Break, make sure you have requested fall break stay approval using this form by Friday, Nov. 11.  
While many campus offices will be closed from Friday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. through Monday, Nov 28, we are a residential college and are never fully closed. So, we wanted to make sure to let you know about the resources that are available over this extended break as well as some of the events and activities we have planned for those staying on-campus or in the local area.
Next week, we will send a more detailed digest just to those students with break stay approval and will be posting updated information to the Campus Activities Block Break website.

Support Resources   

  • Fall Break RAs will be on duty and available during the entire Fall Break. You can contact them for assistance by calling the posted RA on-call numbers for your area.  Additionally, there will be an RLC on-call throughout all of break. The Loomis, Mathias, and South front desks will be open: 
    • Thursday, Nov 17 & Friday, Nov 18, 8 am – 8 pm 
    • Friday, Nov 19 – 26, 10 am – 8 pm 
    • Sunday, Nov 27, 10 am – Midnight 
  • The Student Health Center (SHC) will be open with limited hours over Fall break on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18 from 12 noon – 5 p.m. You can contact them at (719) 389-6384 to schedule an appointment, determine care, and/or necessary testing.  
    • From Saturday, Nov. 19, through Saturday, Nov. 26, the SHC will be closed and students should contact the Optum Medical Center Point Urgent Care, (719) 636-2999, if they are feeling unwell or are experiencing symptoms and need to determine if they should be tested. Hours of Optum Urgent Care facilities can be found online.
    • The SHC will reopen on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 12 – 3 pm.
  • The Counseling Center will be open during regular hours on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18 (from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). They will be closed Saturday, Nov. 19 – Sunday, Nov. 27.  
    • There is always a 24/7 counselor on call as well as after–hours phone counselors available at 719–389–6093, press 2; or by contacting campus safety.  
  • The sexual assault response coordinator (SARC) on-call advocates will remain available 24/7 through Fall Break and can be reached at (719) 602–0960.   
  • Campus Safety is ALWAYS here (24/7/365) and campus is never fully closed! If you are ever in need of assistance, you can give them a call at the following numbers:    
    • Campus Safety non–emergency number: (719) 389–6707   
    • Campus Safety Emergency number: (719) 389–6911   

Special Fall Break Hours and Limited Services    

  • Campus offices will be open and staffed during regular hours on Thursday, Nov. 17 & Friday, Nov. 18 should you need to take care of some business or would like to take advantage of their services. 
  • Rastall will be CLOSED from Thursday, Nov 17 – Saturday, Nov. 26, reopening on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. for dinner service.  
  • Colorado Coffee Hours & Dates of Operation:    
    • Thursday, Nov. 17 – Wednesday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grab & Go Breakfast
      • CLOSED: Thursday, Nov. 24 & Friday, Nov. 25
    • Saturday, Nov. 26 – Sunday, Nov. 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Grab & Go Meals  
  • Benji’s Hours & Dates of Operation:  
    • Thursday, Nov. 17 – Wednesday, Nov. 23, Authentic Entrées 
      • Lunch 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
      • Dinner 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
    • CLOSED: Thursday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 27
  • The Worner Desk will be open for services (Gold Card Printing, supply pick-up, and general inquiries) on: 
    • Thursday, Nov. 17 – Friday, Nov. 18, 8 am – 6 pm 
      • CLOSED: Saturday, Nov. 19 & Sunday, Nov. 20
    • Monday, Nov. 21 & Tuesday, Nov. 22, 9 am – 2 pm
      • CLOSED: Wednesday, Nov. 23, Thursday, Nov. 24, Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 27 
    • Sunday, Nov. 28, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Adam F. Press Fitness Center Fall Break Hours:   
    • Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6:30 am – 9 am & 12:15 – 7 pm
    • Thursday, Nov. 17 & Friday, Nov. 17, 11 am – 7 pm
      • CLOSED: Saturday, Nov. 19 – Friday, Nov. 25
    • Saturday, Nov. 26, 11 am – 7 pm
    • Sunday, Nov. 27, 11 am – 10:30 pm
  • Outdoor Education Facility Hours for Fall Break: 
    • Ahlberg Gear House: Open during Fall Break from 2 – 5 p.m. on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays and 4 – 6 p.m. on Sundays 
    • Bike & Ski Co-op: Open from 2 – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Closed remainder of break. 
    • Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym: Closed during Fall Break
  • Mail Services will be open Thursday, Nov. 17, 10:30 am – 4 pm and Friday, Nov. 18, 8:30 am – 4 pm for full services.
    • On Monday, Nov. 21 between 10 am – 4 pm and Friday, Nov. 25 from 10 am – 2 pm., Mail Services staff will be on hand to assist you. During the rest of the break, you will have access to the package lockers, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • Tutt Library Fall Break Hours: 
    • Wednesday, Nov 16:  8 am – 8 pm
    • Thursday, Nov 17: 8 am – 5 pm
    • Friday, Nov 18: 8 am – 5 pm
      • Closed: Saturday, Nov 19 – Saturday, Nov 26
    • Reopens Sunday, Nov 27, 12pm – 8pm
    • Normal Block 4 hours begin Monday, Nov 28
  • The Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18 but will be closed from Saturday, Nov. 19 – Sunday, Nov. 27; reopening Monday, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m.  
  • The Fine Arts Center is OPEN and is always FREE for students to explore the exhibits and collection between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. by reservation or drop in: 
    • Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Sunday, Nov. 20
    • Saturday, Nov. 26   –  Sunday, Nov. 27

Transportation & Parking 

  • Needing to get around town over break? CC Students are able to use their Gold Cards for free Metro Transit access; check out the bus route maps and schedule here. Also, sign-up for a FREE Pike Ride account to take advantage of the bikes on campus.  
    • Did you know that you can ride the Metro bus from campus up to the University Village Shopping area/Costco, Trader Joes, and more?
    • The ZEB can get you downtown.
    • Campus Safety will be providing grocery store shuttles; more information will be provided to students with break stay approval.
  • Wanting to get up to Denver over break? Check out the Bustang. 
  • Bikes: Remember to secure your bike before leaving for break by bringing it into your room to cut down on the risk of theft; if leaving it outdoors, be sure to use a U-Lock through the frame of the bike and around the bike rack.
  • Flying out of DIA or COS? Students may book a one-way shuttle ticket from campus to the Denver or Colorado Springs airport at the Worner Desk on either the afternoon of Wednesday. Nov. 17 or the morning of Thursday, Nov. 18. Space is limited and spots are filling quickly; sign-up in person at the Worner Desk. Return trips to campus are to be coordinated by the student. From DIA, students can use Groome Shuttle, by calling (719) 687-3456 indicating they are CC students in order to be dropped off on campus. Students flying into COS can use a ride share app or local taxi service.
  • If you plan on leaving your registered and permitted vehicle on campus during break please email parking@coloradocollege.edu for more information; please note that due to hockey game schedules, there will be specific instructions you need to follow and these may different between fall and winter breaks which is why you must reach out to the Parking Office in advance.   

Now on to the Events & Activities… 

Updated information and/or new events will be shared next week via email to students who have been approved for fall break stay as well as posted to the Fall Break Digest on the Campus Activities’ website.  

Tuesday, Nov 15

  • Break the Block: Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month, 12 – 1:30 p.m., South Hall Commons, RSVP with the Butler Center by Nov. 15; Join the Butler Center to break the block and reflect on what you have learned this last month while also celebrating Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month and the many diverse and beautiful cultures, traditions, and histories of different tribes, honor the influence they have had on this land and country both historically and presently, and spread awareness about the challenges they have overcome and thrived in face of, while recommitting ourselves to continue learning and advocating for Indigenous peoples.  In honor of Indigenous Peoples heritage month, the Butler Center will be hosting a gift exchange; a gift exchange is one of the many upheld and honored traditions of Indigenous peoples. If you are able, bring something you think someone else would enjoy. You don't have to buy anything new, bring something you already have! The point of the gift exchange is reciprocity, respect, and relationship building. Follow TBC on Instagram to stay up to date.

Wednesday, Nov 16

  • FAC is Open 10 am – 3 pm
  • Boardgame Club, 4 – 7 pm, Upstairs Worner
  • Board Game Club is a casual hangout for everyone to play as many games as they can stomach. We never have expectations or requirements, but we always have candy. Bring your friends or come make new ones. All members of the CC community are welcome. This will be the only board game club meeting of Fall Break.

Thursday, Nov 17

  • FAC is Open 10 am – 3 pm  
  • Food Pantry, 9:30 – 11:00 am, Worner basement, Register in Advance   Over Fall Break, the CC Pantry will be open in the morning, 9:30-11:00AM. The CC Pantry is a space led by Campus Activities which provides free food and supplies for students who are struggling financially or facing food insecurity on campus. This space is a welcoming and stigma-free environment for students. Students must sign up in advance. We will not be open during Fall Break on Thursday, November 24th, so we invite students to take extra food on November 17th as needed. 

Friday, Nov 18

  • BreakOut Service Trip, Friday, Nov 18 – Monday, Nov 21, La Puente, Alamosa Colorado, Sign-up on CCE SummitJoin BreakOut on this trip to Alamosa, Colorado to serve the community needs through a local non-profit. La Puente works to meet immediate needs and to empower people to live independently and with dignity. A $25 re-fundable deposit is required and will be returned if you attend the trip, (minus a 3.5% credit card processing fee). Transportation, lodging and meals provided, Nov 18-21st. There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting that will be determined by the trip co-leaders. This meeting will take place the Monday or Tuesday before the trip occurs. Spots are limited, sign up today in Summit. Questions? Email Kylie, k_orf@coloradocollege.edu 
  • Trip to the Outlet Mall, 10 am – 3 pm, Sign-Up Here; In need of a winterized wardrobe, looking for holiday gifts, or just enjoy window shopping? We are taking a trip to the Castle Rock Outlets in Castle Rock, CO. We will leave campus at 10 am and will grab a sponsored lunch at Qdoba upon arrival. Then, we’ll spend a few hours at the outlets (over 95 different stores to visit) and plan to return to campus around 3 pm. All campus risk mitigation protocols apply for this off-campus trip. An RSVP is required for this trip; please sign up here. 
  • FAC is Open 10 am – 3 pm
  • Block Break Night at the Hockey Game, 7:30 pm, Ed Robson Arena; Spend your Friday night cheering on the Tigers as they take on St Cloud State. Upon arrival via the student entrance, the first 100 student attendees of this hockey game will receive a voucher for FREE FOOD from the concessions area. As usual, advance registration is required for your FREE student ticket and goes live on Ticketmaster at 8 am on Monday, Nov. 14.  
Saturday, Nov 19
  • FAC is Open 10 am – 3 pm
  • Block Break Night at the Hockey Game, 6 pm, Ed Robson Arena; Spend your Friday night cheering on the Tigers as they take on St Cloud State. Upon arrival via the student entrance, the first 100 student attendees of this hockey game will receive a voucher for FREE FOOD from the concessions area. As usual, advance registration is required for your FREE student ticket and goes live on Ticketmaster at 8 am on Monday, Nov. 14.  

Sunday, Nov. 20

  • FAC is Open 10 am – 3 pm
  • RA Program, Time and Location - TBD, More information forthcoming from your Fall Break RAs.  

Monday, Nov 21 

  • Arts & Crafts Kits To-Go, 10 am – 1 pm/While Supplies Last, Worner Desk; Swing by the Worner Desk to pick up your choice of a: Paint by Number, Embroidery Kit, or Knit & Crochet Kit. While supplies last; one kit per person per day.  
  • Clay Studio Open Session, 13 pm, Bemis School of Art (818 N. Pelham Pl.  80903); All are welcome to use the FAC’s clay studio.  Non-instructional, everyone is welcome, open house style.  Please wear clothes that you are ok with getting stained.  Email Jeremiah at jhouck@coloradocollege.edu with any questions.

Tuesday, Nov 22 

  • Spa Kits & Night on the Town Packs To-Go, 10 am – 1 pm/While Supplies Last, Worner Desk; Come pick up some supplies to unwind over break or a FREE Night on the Town Packs for those with approved break stay, which include vouchers various downtown businesses. Come by Campus Activities on Tuesday, beginning at 10 am to pick up a packet. Quantities are limited and will be passed out on a first come, first served basis; limit one packet per person. Packets will not be available before 10 am and only until supplies run out. Sponsored by Campus Activities. 
  • Clay Studio Open Session, 13 pm, Bemis School of Art (818 N. Pelham Pl.  80903); All are welcome to use the FAC’s clay studio.  Non-instructional, everyone is welcome, open house style.  Please wear clothes that you are ok with getting stained.  Email Jeremiah at jhouck@coloradocollege.edu with any questions. 
Wednesday, Nov 23
  • Clay Studio Open Session, 13 pm, Bemis School of Art (818 N. Pelham Pl.  80903); All are welcome to use the FAC’s clay studio.  Non-instructional, everyone is welcome, open house style.  Please wear clothes that you are ok with getting stained.  Email Jeremiah at jhouck@coloradocollege.edu with any questions.

Thursday, Nov 24

  • Fall Feast Meal, 12 – 2 pm, Bemis Great Hall, RSVP Here  Join in community for a fall celebratory meal. During this meal, there will be the opportunity to celebrate gratitude amongst community as well as learn more about the real history behind this tradition and honor Native American and Indigenous peoples.  A traditional Thanksgiving menu of turkey/protein, mashed potatoes, veggies, and pie will be offered along with vegan and gluten-free options. So that we have enough food, please RSVP with your dietary restrictions. We will also have to-go containers for you to take a little extra to go as leftovers are the best part as well as provide you a meal while campus eateries as closed on Friday.

Friday, Nov 25 

  • Women’s Basketball vs Nebraska Wesleyan, 3 pm, Reid Arena – El Pomar, Go Tigers!
  • Men’s Basketball vs Carrol University, 5:30 pm, Reid Arena – El Pomar, Go Tigers!
  • RA Program, Time and Location - TBD, More information forthcoming from your Fall Break RAs. 

Saturday, Nov 26

  • FAC is Open 10 am – 3 pm
  • Women’s Basketball vs Buena Vista, 3 pm, Reid Arena – El Pomar; Go Tigers!
  • Men’s Basketball Consolation Game, 5:30 pm, Reid Arena – El Pomar, Go Tigers!
  • Stick & Puck, 5 – 6 pm, Robson, Bring your own equipment (hockey stick, gloves, and a helmet) to enjoy some pick-up stick and puck skating.
  • Turkey Skate, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Robson, Enjoy the last bit of break at the public Turkey Skate. Free with CC ID.
  • Men’s Basketball Championship Game, 7:30 pm, Reid Arena – El Pomar 
  • Go Tigers!

Sunday, Nov 27 

  • FAC is Open 10 am – 3 pm
  • Stick & Puck, 1 – 2 pm, Robson Arena; Bring your own equipment (hockey stick, gloves, and a helmet) to enjoy some pick-up stick and puck skating.   
  • Turkey Skate, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Robson: Enjoy the last bit of break at the public Turkey Skate. Free with CC ID.
  • Rest Up as Block 4 begins on Monday…

Looking for something else to do?    

Check out Eventbrite to see what cool free and virtual events are taking place this coming week, check out the Peak Radar community calendars, and/or consider volunteering with a local Community Partner.   

 

And/or take some time to connect with yourself and utilize these online campus resources:   

 

Whether you are staying on campus or heading away for Fall Break, we hope you have a restful, rejuvenating, healthy and SAFE fall break! 

 

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