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NSO Schedule

NSO

Move-in and orientation for new admitted students begins on Saturday, August 19, 2017.You should receive your residence hall assignment early in the week of August 1, 2017.  You will engage in orientation activities both on and off campus.   

Student Orientation:  Saturday, August 19 - Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Parent Orientation:  Saturday, August 19, 2017.  Parent Orientation will end at 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017.            

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August 19, 2017 - August 27, 2017

Welcome, New CC Students!

Below is a schedule outlining New Student Orientation (NSO). You will also need to complete the required forms on this “CC Bound” website; those forms will be available starting the first week of June. Here’s other important information for you to keep in mind:

  1. Once you receive the above information, you will be able to fill out the required forms, including signing up for housing, registering for your First Year Experience and your Priddy Experience, and completing an interest form that will help us better pair you with student mentors and an advisor. Many of these forms are due in late June.

  1. The college will send you a book and an email. The email will include your Colorado College email address, username, password, and student ID number. You will need this information to submit forms throughout the summer. The book is this year’s NSO common reading. You will discuss this book with your FYE class after a capstone talk at New Student Orientation.

  1. If you have any questions about your enrollment at Colorado College, please see this phone list. Most college offices are open throughout the summer from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. MDT.

Colorado College New Student Orientation 2017 Schedule

Last Updated 8/11/2017

*Please note – This schedule is a draft and is subject to changes.

Parents and Guardians Only - Red
Students and Families - Blue
Students Only - Black
All bold items are required student events

All students and parents will receive the final schedule upon arrival to campus.
Campus Map

Friday, August 18
Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Early Move-In (assigned residence halls): Early Move-In into Residence Halls will be offered on a limited basis.

For early move-in, Please follow these instructions:

  1. Request early move-in: You must contact Meg Ortiz with Housing and Conferences at 719-389-6715 to request early move-in.
  2. Preliminary sign-ups are being taken now, even though housing assignments will not be made until late July or early August.
  3. Wait for confirmation: You will not be approved for early move-in until you have received a confirmation from Meg Ortiz (or another member of Housing and Conferences). We will try to send this confirmation within 24 hours of your request in the form of a phone call or an email.
  4. You will not be able to check in before 8 AM.
  5. Between the hours of 8 AM – 2 PM, we are pleased to offer free assistance from our move-in teams.
  6. Because of the limited number of early move-in slots available, this is offered on a first come, first-served basis.
Assigned Residence Halls
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Health Center Open to collect any outstanding immunization documentation; this is required before move-in.
Boettcher
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Package Shuttle Service to help you get your large packages from the mailroom to your residence hall room. 
Worner Campus Center Mailroom (Lower Level)
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Get Your Gold Card (Student ID): Be prepared to show a photo ID.

Students must get their Colorado College ID cards today to access their residence halls and meal plans!

Worner Desk
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer Match against the University of Northern Colorado.

Free admission with a Gold Card. 

Stewart Field

Saturday, August 19 - A Sense of Belonging
Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Residence Halls Open for Move-in 
Assigned Residence Halls 
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Parent Check-in Table and Student Hospitality Table: Staff on hand for general questions. North Patio (near Worner Campus Center)
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Get Your Gold Card (Student ID): Be prepared to show a photo ID.

Students must get their Colorado College ID cards today to access their residence halls and meal plans!

Worner Campus Center, Worner Desk
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Health Center Open to collect any outstanding immunization documentation; this is required before move-in. Boettcher
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Banking Services 

Available for students in need of local banking information

Worner Campus Center Perkins Lounge,main level)
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Student Accounts Office Open

Visit if you have questions or want to pay an account balance.

Spencer Center, Room 116
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

CC Bookstore Open

Limited hours. Purchase all of your Colorado College pride gear!

Worner Campus Center (lower level)
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Package Shuttle Service 

Available to help you get your large packages from the mailroom to your residence hall room

Worner Campus Center Mailroom (lower level)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Welcome Luncheon

Join local CC Alumni  for a BBQ, music, and more! Sponsored by the office of Alumni & Family Relations.

NSO Tent
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Computer Help Available from ITS: Solutions Center

Meet with ITS staff, connect to the network, etc.

Worner Campus Center
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks from CC President Jill Tiefenthaler

Overflow space available in Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall

Shove Memorial Chapel
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. New Student Welcome Tunnel Armstrong Quad
2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

"A Sense of Belonging"

Opening Remarks from Mike Edmonds, Dean of Students/Vice President for Student Life

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong
2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

         Parent Program

Remarks from Sandra Wong, Dean of the College and Faculty, an interactive presentation on parent transitions, and topical outbreak sessions geared for parents and guardians. Families will enjoy the resource fair. Complete schedule will be available at the Parent and Family check-in table.

  • 2:15 p.m. - 2:35 p.m., Welcome Remarks-- Sandra Wong, Dean of the College/Faculty; Celeste Theater     

  • 2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m., Parent Transitions Presentation-- Heather Horton, Director of the Wellness Resource Center and Debra Zarecky, Director of Parent & Family Relations; Celeste Theater
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Parent Resource Fair-- Explore the many different resources that support the student experience at Colorado College; Cornerstone Main Space
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.; 4:45p.m. - 5:30p.m., Breakout Sessions--An opportunity for parents and families to get more in-depth information about one or two areas of interest. Schedule with locations will be available at check-in

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
4:30 - 5:30 pm

Priddy Trip Meeting

Meet with your NSO Priddy Trip Leaders! Follow the signs to your area. 

Armstrong Quad
5:30 p.m.

Friends & Family Dinner

Join us for complimentary dinner under the NSO tent.

NSO Tent
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Get Your Gold Card (Student ID): Be prepared to show a photo ID. Students must get their Colorado College ID cards today to access their residence halls and meal plans! Worner Campus Center Worner Desk
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dessert Reception for Transfer Students

Informal reception to meet other transfer students

Career Center, Morreale House, 1130 N. Cascade Ave.
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dessert Reception for First-Generation Students

InformaL reception to meet other first-generation students and their families. Sponsored by the Butler Center.

Worner Campus Center, Lennox Lounge, 2nd Floor
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cookies and Milk Reception

Come and enjoy an evening snack as move-in day winds down.

Shove Memorial Chapel
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Candlelight Farewell - This event concludes parent orientation.

Shove Memorial Chapel
9:00 p.m.

Community Meetings

Mandatory meet and greet with RA staff to discuss hall expectations.

Assigned Residence Halls
10:00 p.m. Student Social Events Assigned Residence Halls

Sunday, August 20 - A Sense of Place
Time Event Location
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Package Shuttle Service

Available to help you get your large packages from the mailroom to your residence hall room. 

Worner Campus Center Mailroom, Lower Level
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CC Bookstore Open

Limited hours. Purchase all of your CC pride gear.

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level
10:00 am - 11:00 am  Campus Tours CANCELED
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Introduction to Spiritual Life at Colorado College

Come explore diverse and dynamic ways to engage with Spiritual Life while at CC. Sponsored by the Chaplains Office.

Shove Memorial Chapel
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Student of Color Luncheon Panel

This is a courageous space for students of color to network and engage in dialogue around identity. Sponsored by The Butler Center.

McHugh Commons
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. **Lunch on Your Own** Worner Campus Center Rastall Café
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Computer help available from ITS Solutions Center

Meet with ITS staff, connect to the network, etc.

ITS Solutions Center, Tutt Library

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

"A Sense of Place: Student Engagement"

This program introduces important concepts on how we co-create communities and student engagement.

Armstrong Hall, Kathryn Mohrman Theatre

2:15 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Breakout Session on "A Sense of Place" with NSO Leaders

Armstrong Quad

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

"A Sense Of Place: This is Where We Live"

This program is will introduce you to the Colorado Springs geological and cultural connection to Colorado College.

Armstrong Hall, Kathryn Mohrman Theatre

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Transfer Student Panel

This session is geared for incoming transfer students to ask questions and hear from current transfer students about life at CC. 

Worner Campus Center, WES Room
5:00 p.m.

Transfer Student Dinner with Pedro de Araujo, associate dean of the college. 

All transfer students are welcome.

McHugh Commons
5:00 p.m. **Dinner on Your Own** Worner Campus Center Rastall Café
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Priddy Experience Meetings

Your NSO leaders will communicate locations 

Various Locations; your leaders will contact you.
10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

A Cappella Night

Enjoy some of CC's fabulous singers!

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Almost Midnight Breakfast

Join us for one of CC's favorite traditions: free late-night pancakes!

Worner Campus Center Rastall Café
Monday, August 21 - A Sense of Community
Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Capstone Speaker: Claudia Rankine

Opening remarks by Paul Buckley, Assistant Vice President and Director of the Butler Center and Jane Hilberry, Professor of English.

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

All Students pick up lunches

FYE Mentors and Transfer Student mentors will escort you to class discussions located in Armstrong Hall and Palmer Hall. Be sure to pick up Solar Eclipse glasses.

Armstrong Lobby
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

FYE Class Discussions on Speaker and Common Book Read: Citizen, an American Lyric

Bring your box lunch to the classroom.

TBD
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Transfer Student Advising and Discussion on Common Book Read: Citizen, an American Lyric.

Bring your box lunch to the classroom.

TBD
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social and Student Life Resource Fair

Ice cream and information from campus partners.

Jerome P. McHugh Alumni Plaza
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A Sense of Community

The sense of community student program will focus on common values, health and wellness.

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
5:45 p.m.

**Dinner on your own**

Meet members of CC's Student Honor Council.

Worner Campus Center Rastall Café
7:00 p.m.

Priddy Experience Meeting

Your NSO leaders will communicate locations.

Various Locations; your leaders will contact you.
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Pride Circle Dessert Reception

This is a gathering for LGBTQIA+ students and allies. Sponsored by the Butler Center.

Worner campus Center, Gaylord
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. 

"Get Active with Athletics!"

Featuring Varsity athletes, Intramurals, fun challenges for all skill levels, healthy snacks, and more. Advance through stations to win prizes. 

Enter South doors of El Pomar Center
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Game Night

Board and card games galore, with popcorn! Sponsored by the Chaplains Office.

Shove Memorial Chapel
Tuesday, August 22 - A Sense of Community
Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Academic Success at Colorado College

In this session, learn about academic support at CC. Also complete a math self-assessment that is a key part of first-year student advising

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Transfer Student Class Photo Palmer Hall
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Academic Resource Fair

Take advantage of the opportunity to engage with various department leaders to learn more about available courses, study abroad opportunities, or other requirements. 

Worner Campus Center Main Level
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Sense of Community: "Developing Solidarity"

This program, facilitated by The Butler Center, will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Reid Arena
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Class Photo

NSO Leaders will drop students off at photo site.

NSO Leaders will drop students off at photo site: Washburn Field
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

"Do Museums Still Need Objects?"

Art installation and presentation. Refreshments provided. Student volunteers will walk you over after the class photo. Attendance will be recorded.

Fine Arts Center, 30 W Dale Street
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. **Dinner on your own** Worner Campus Center Rastall Café
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

International, Exchange, and Third Culture Student/ Global Nomad Student Dessert Reception hosted by International Programs.

A great opportunity to reconnect informally and greet other students.

Worner Campus Center, Upper Level
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Performance: Mokomba Ensemble: African Drum and Dance

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
Wednesday, August 23
Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Priddy Experience Departures 

Locations to be set by trip leaders
Sunday, August 27
Time Event Location
TBA Priddy Experience Return to Campus (Times and arrival locations to be set by trip leaders) TBA    

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Welcome-Back BBQ

Enjoy a barbecue with your peers as you return from your Priddy Experience! This event concludes New Student Orientation.

Jerome P. McHugh Alumni Plaza
8:00 p.m. Community Meetings Assigned Residence Halls
Monday, August 28
Time Event Location
9:00 a.m.  Opening Convocation                                     Shove Memorial Chapel
10:30 a.m. Classes Begin!


Assigned Classroom

1:00 pm CC Community Social

Tutt Library