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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.

While many departments offer extended trips away from campus over breaks, the activities offered by Campus Activities are typically low-key day trips around the local area or events on campus that allow you to use your break to rest, relax, and rejuvenate between busy blocks. If you are interested in trips further afield for block break, keep your eyes on student digest as well as the Collaborative for Community Engagement and the Outdoor Education Summit Portals. 

Campus Activities' Block Break offerings typically consist of at least:

  • 1 on campus event (DIY Spa Day, Community Meals, Art Classes at Bemis, etc.)
  • 1 day-trip to an area attraction (the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Cave of the Winds, Denver Musuems, etc.)
  • 1 in town activity (Roller Skating, Bowling, Movie Theater, Shopping, etc.)

These activities are advertised via Block Break Digest which is released on the 3rd Wednesday of each block around noon; they are also posted here.

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 

Campus Partners who make up the Campus Activities Block Break Committee include:

for Friday, Nov. 22 – Sunday, Dec. 1

If you will be on-campus for some or all of Fall Break, don’t forget to let your RLC know you are requesting “Break Stay” ASAP so you request can be reviewed.  

For those with break stay approval, Campus Activities, along with our fabulous campus partners, have put together some fun, FREE, and educational activities for you to take advantage. For events requiring RSVP, please do not register until you have requested and been approved for Break Stay.

Here is what you can look forward to over Fall Break, with some (UPDATED/NEW) information provided:

Activities

Friday, Nov. 22

  • Make your Own Break Snack Pack, 2 – 4 pm (or while supplies last), 2nd Floor Worner Center; swing by to build your own snack pack from the snack buffet. We ask that you limit yourself to one of each item to make the snacks go further; limited vegan and gluten free options available.
  • Tiny Beautiful Things*, Various Performances, Fine Arts Center Studio Theater; FREE tickets available to CC students with their Gold Card ONE hour before the show (UPDATED: Nov 21 & 22 performances sold out). Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed,“Tiny Beautiful Things is about the endangered art of listening to – and really hearing and responding to – other people…it works beautifully as a sustained theatrical exercise in empathy.” (NYT) *While full of beauty and hope, the play contains mature content on the potentially challenging themes of sexual abuse, chemical addiction, death, miscarriage, child abuse and suicidal thoughts. Show times:
    • Thur, Fri, Sat | 7:30 p.m
    • Sun Matinées | 2 p.m.
    • Sat Matinée, Nov. 30 | 2 p.m.
    • No performance on Thursday, Nov. 28

Saturday, Nov. 23

  • Grocery Store Shuttle, more info coming soon to those with Break Stay approval!
  • Hall Program, more info coming soon to those with Break Stay approval!
  • Fine Arts Center (UPDATED), 10 am – 7:30 pm, Wednesday - Saturday & 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday; The FAC is always FREE with your CC ID;  check out their current exhibitions or enjoy lunch in Taste (dining dollars accepted; Wednesday-Friday, 11 am – 2 pm; Closed Thursday, Nov. 28). Over the Fall Break, New York based artists Maria de Los Angeles and Ryan Bonilla will be creating a mural sized installation for the new exhibition Pertenecer: Chicanx Artists on Belonging. The public is invited to watch this creation on Tuesday 11/26 and Friday 11/29, 10am -5pm. Meet the artist on Saturday, 11/30, 10am - 2pm.

Sunday, Nov 24

  • Public Skate, various times, Honnen Ice Arena; free admission and $1 skate rental with your Gold Card. Public skate times:
    • Sunday, Nov. 24, 2 – 4 pm
    • Monday, Nov. 25, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm & 4:15 – 6:15 pm
    • Tuesday, Nov. 26, 9:45 am – 11:45 am
    • Wednesday, Nov. 27, 11:30 – 1:30 pm & 4:30 – 6:30 pm
    • Friday, Nov. 29, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm  & 4:30 – 6:30 pm
    • Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 am – 12 pm & 6 – 8 pm
    • Sunday, Dec. 1, 9 – 11 am & 2:15 – 4:15 pm

Monday, Nov. 25

  • Volunteer at the Marian House, 9:30 am – 1 pm (UPDATED),  Depart from Worner; Help receive donations and meal prep for the Marian House Soup kitchen, which serves on average 600 free, hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year to anyone who comes through their doors. Sponsored by BreakOut and Campus Activities. Students will eat lunch at Marian House.
  • Sunwater Spa Trip, 1:30 – 4 pm, Depart from Worner; Campus Activities is offering an afternoon trip to the Sunwater Spa, which will include opportunities to soak in tubs filled with mineral water from the famous Seven Minute Spring; the same water which flows from the Manitou Karst aquifer. Sponsored by Campus Activities & The Wellness Resource Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

  • Night on the Town Pack Pick-up, 10 am – 12 pm (while supplies last), Worner 230; Campus Activities has a limited number of FREE Night on the Town Packs for those with approved breakstay, which include vouchers for Kimball’s Peak Three, Jimmy Johns, & Josh & John’s. 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 11 am and only until supplies run out. Sponsored by Campus Activities.
  • Trip to the Castle Rock Outlets,12:30 – 5 pm, Depart from Worner; 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 12:45 pm; so be sure to grab lunch in Rastall prior to departure. We’ll spend a few hours at the outlets (over 95 different stores to visit) and plan to return to campus around 5 pm. An RSVP is required for this trip; please sign up here.
  • Fine Arts Center (UPDATED), 10 am – 7:30 pm, Wednesday - Saturday & 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday; The FAC is always FREE with your CC ID;  check out their current exhibitions or enjoy lunch in Taste (dining dollars accepted; Wednesday-Friday, 11 am – 2 pm; Closed Thursday, Nov. 28). Over the Fall Break, New York based artists Maria de Los Angeles and Ryan Bonilla will be creating a mural sized installation for the new exhibition Pertenecer: Chicanx Artists on Belonging. The public is invited to watch this creation on Tuesday 11/26 and Friday 11/29, 10am -5pm. Meet the artist on Saturday, 11/30, 10am - 2pm.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

  • Grocery Store Shuttle, more info coming soon to those with Break Stay approval!

Thursday, Nov. 28

  • Fall Feast,1 pm, Bemis Great Hall; Join Campus Safety & Residential Experience staff for a free meal; a traditional Thanksgiving menu will be offered along with vegan and gluten free options. During this meal, there will be the opportunity celebrate gratitude amongst community as well as learn more about the real history behind this tradition and honor Native American and Indigenous peoples. There will also be supplies to make fleece blankets for Urban Peak, a local non-profit that works to help homeless youth in our community.

Friday, Nov. 29

  • 30% Discount with your CC Gold Card; As Rastall will be closed today, enjoy a discounted meal at local restaurants. More info coming soon to those with Break Stay approval!
  • Fine Arts Center (UPDATED), 10 am – 7:30 pm, Wednesday - Saturday & 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday; The FAC is always FREE with your CC ID;  check out their current exhibitions or enjoy lunch in Taste (dining dollars accepted; Wednesday-Friday, 11 am – 2 pm; Closed Thursday, Nov. 28). Over the Fall Break, New York based artists Maria de Los Angeles and Ryan Bonilla will be creating a mural sized installation for the new exhibition Pertenecer: Chicanx Artists on Belonging. The public is invited to watch this creation on Tuesday 11/26 and Friday 11/29, 10am -5pm. Meet the artist on Saturday, 11/30, 10am - 2pm.

Saturday, Nov. 30

  • Hall Program, more info coming soon to those with Break Stay approval!

Campus Resources & Local Transportation

  • Fall Break RAs (Parker Chatham, Danny Archibald, Viri Bonilla-Ortega, and Bailey Burrows) will be reachable by calling the Mathias Duty Phone (719) 351-4627.
  • Most campus offices will be open and staffed during regular hours on Monday, Nov. 25 & Tuesday, Nov. 26 should you need to take care of some business or would like to take advantage of their services. 
  • Rastall will be OPEN for limited hours:
    • Saturday, Nov 15 – Wednesday, Nov. 27 & Saturday, Nov 30 – Sunday, Dec 1
      • Lunch: 12 – 1 pm
      • Dinner: 5 – 6 pm (until 7:45 pm on Dec 1)
    • Rastall will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29.
    • Rastall meals will be sponsored by the College for students with Break Stay Approval from Nov. 23 - Nov. 30
  • Campus Safety is here 24/7. If you are ever in need of any 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
  • The Student Health Center will be open Friday, 22, 8 am - 5 pm and will be closed Nov. 23-Dec. 1. The Counseling Center will have limited hours on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. They will be closed Nov. 27-Dec. 1. There will be 24/7 coverage by a counselor on call and after-hours phone counselors available at (719) 389-6093.
  • The sexual assault response coordinator on-call advocate will remain available 24/7 through Fall Break and can be reached at (719) 602-0960.
  • 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. Please note Metro transit will not run on Thursday, Nov. 28. Also, sign-up for a Pike Ride account to take advantage of the bikes on campus.
  • If you are interested in participating in the Friends of CC host program, please contact Pearl Leonard-Rock in the Butler Center for more information.

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