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Sophomore Jump Program

The Sophomore Jump Program provides all sophomore students at Colorado College with opportunities to grow and develop personally, academically, and socially throughout their sophomore year. 

Students who participate in the Sophomore Jump Program will:

  • Continue to develop their sense of belonging on campus, as well as their strategies for achieving academic success and personal well-being
  • Cultivate relationships with faculty beyond their advisors and professors
  • Understand different academic programs available at CC and possess the tools to make informed decisions about their majors by the end of the academic year
  • Learn about off-campus and study-abroad programs, as well as grant, fellowship, and research opportunities, in order to maximize their time and experience at CC
  • Know how to find and apply for internships and how to narrate their experiences to potential employers
Sophomore Jump Program featured in College Magazine!

Please check back often as we add events as they come up! For more information, please contact Brett Gray at bgray@coloradocollege.edu.

Block 6 Programming

  • ADULTING: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL AUTHENTICITY
    Thursday, Feb. 22, 12-1:30 p.m., Tutt Library 201 (Event Space – west side of second floor)
    In this interactive workshop, we’ll engage with our values in order to identify what authenticity means for each of us. We’ll explore how we can use that awareness to help us find, build, and maintain support networks (both personal and professional), as well as define what being “professional” looks like for each of us as we bring our authentic selves to all aspects of our lives.

  • PLANNING STUDY ABROAD
    Friday, Feb. 23, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Tutt Library 238
    Are you hoping to study for a semester or year off-campus, but you're not really sure how to pick a program and where to start? All are invited to this workshop that will help you get started on defining your academic goals, available program options, timing, credit transfer, and other important considerations for your global educational adventure! Pizza will be provided.

  • FACULTY DINNER WITH PROFESSOR BILL DAVIS (COMPARATIVE LITERATURE)
    Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6-7 p.m., Tutt Library 238
    Once each block, twenty sophomore students meet with a professor for a meal in the new library. Over dinner, professors share their academic autobiography with the students and advise students about the opportunities available at CC and beyond. Space is limited; email bgray@coloradocollege.edu by Friday, Feb. 23 to reserve a spot!

  • CHOOSE YOUR MAJOR FAIR
    Monday, March 5, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Worner Campus Center
    Have you chosen a major yet? Interested in Biology, History, or Spanish? What about Feminist and Gender Studies? Curious about major/minor requirements? Join us for a Majors Resource Fair to talk to faculty and students from a number of departments about potential majors and minors. Lunch will be served!

Faculty Dinners

Once each block, twenty sophomore students meet with a professor for a meal in the new library. Over dinner,  professors share their academic autobiography with the students and advise students about the opportunities available at CC and beyond. Dinners are limited to the first 20 students who RSVP and generally take place on the second Tuesday of each Block at 6:00 pm. (Block 3’s dinner will take place on Thursday, Nov. 2.)

Block 1 9/5/2017 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Clay Haskell
Block 2 10/3/2017 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Dan Johnson
Block 3 11/2/2017 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Corina McKendry
Block 4 12/5/2017 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Karen Roybal
Block 5 1/30/2018 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Richard Buxton
Block 6 2/27/2018 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Bill Davis
Block 8 5/1/2018 6 p.m. Tutt Library Room 238 Professor Sara Hanson

For more information, please contact Brett Gray at bgray@coloradocollege.edu.