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NSO Schedule

NSO

Welcome, New CC Students!

Move-in and orientation for new students begins on Saturday, August 18, 2018; during New Student Orientation (NSO), you will have the opportunity to move-in to your room and engage in orientation activities both on and off campus. 

Please keep in mind that prior to NSO, you will need to complete the required forms on the “CC Bound” website as well as within your Admission Portal.

Student Orientation:  Saturday, August 18 - Monday, August 17, 2018.

Family Orientation: Saturday, August 18, 2018. “Family” includes parents, guardians, and students’ support people. Please note that this schedule is designed primarily for adult family members. While young adults anticipating college may find some events of interest, the day may not be enjoyable for children. Childcare will not be available. Family Orientation will end at 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018. So that we have a better idea of how many people to expect, please RSVP for Family Orientation by August 15th here.             

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Colorado College New Student Orientation 2018 Schedule*

August 18, 2018 - August 27, 2018

Last Updated 8/14/2018

Schedule Key:

  • Parents and Guardians Only - Red
  • Students and Families - Blue
  • Students Only - Black
  • All bold items are required student events at which attendance may be taken
  • LOCATION CHANGE indicates if the event location has been updated since schedules went to print

All students and families will receive a printed schedule upon arrival to campus but be sure to also reference this online schedule as any updates will be posted here.  

This Campus Map will be a helpful resource in making sure to get you where you need to go.  

*Please noteThis schedule is a draft and is subject to changes.

Friday, August 17 - For approved Early Move-in Arrivals
Time         Event Location
a.m. - 2 p.m.

Health Center Open to collect any outstanding immunization documentation; this is required before move-in.

Student Health Center
a.m. - 9 p.m.

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

Get Your Student ID: The CC Gold Card! If you did not upload your photo online in advance, you may have your picture taken and card printed at the Worner Desk in Worner Campus Center. Be prepared to show a photo ID.

Students, you must get your CC Gold Card by Saturday at 1 p.m. (August 18) to access residence halls and meal plans!

Worner Campus Center Desk

12 - 5 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. To request early move-in on August 17: You must contact Housing and Conferences at 719-389-6618 in advance.
  2. You will not be able to check in before 12 p.m.
  3. Between the hours of 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., we are pleased to offer free assistance from our move-in teams.
  4. Because of the limited number of early move-in slots available, this is offered on a first come, first-served basis.

Please be sure to review the NSO Arrival Information page for instructions regarding street closures and routes to your assigned residence hall.  

Assigned Residence Halls
12 - 5 p.m.

Package Shuttle Service is available to help you get your large packages from the mailroom to your residence hall and room.

Mailroom, Worner Campus Center Lower Level

5 - 6 p.m.

**Dinner** $10.40 for family and friends.

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Consent Ice-Cream Social

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center Main Level

8 - 10 p.m.

Movie Night: The Incredibles (2004)

LOCATION CHANGE:

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center Main Level

Saturday, August 18 - A Sense of Belonging
Time Event Location
a.m. - 12 p.m. Family Hospitality Table: Staff on hand for general questions. Worner Campus Center North Patio
a.m. - 1 p.m.

Student and Family Check-In

Residence Halls Open for Move-In

Please be sure to review the NSO Arrival Information page for instructions regarding street closures and routes to your assigned residence hall.  

Assigned Residence Hall
a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

Get Your Student ID: The CC Gold Card! If you did not upload your photo online in advance, you may have your picture taken and card printed at the Worner Desk in Worner Campus Center. Be prepared to show a photo ID.

Students, you must get your CC Gold Card by Saturday at 1 p.m. (August 18) to access residence halls and meal plans.

Worner Campus Center Desk
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Health Center Open to collect any outstanding required immunization documentation; complete immunization records must be submitted before move-in. Student Health Center
a.m. - 1 p.m.

Banking Services 

Available for students in need of local banking information

Perkins Lounge, Worner Campus Center Main Level
a.m. - 1 p.m.

Student Accounts Office Open

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

Spencer Center, Room 116
a.m. - 1 p.m.

CC Bookstore Open

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

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level
a.m. - 1 p.m.

Package Shuttle Service 

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

Mailroom, Worner Campus Center Lower Level
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Welcome Luncheon

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

LOCATION CHANGE:

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Computer Help Available from ITS: Solutions Center

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

ITS Solutions Center, Tutt Library First floor
1:30 - 2 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks from CC President Jill Tiefenthaler

Overflow space available in Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall

Shove Memorial Chapel
2 - 2:15 p.m. New Student Welcome Tunnel Armstrong Quad
2:15 - 4:30 p.m.

"A Sense of Belonging"

Opening Remarks from Mike Edmonds, Dean of Students/Vice President for Student Life and presentation on consent and Title IX. Remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance.

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

Family Program

Featuring remarks from the college’s provost, Alan Townsend; an interactive presentation on your student’s transition to CC; a resource fair with representatives from campus departments; and topical breakout sessions. Complete schedule available at check-in.

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Priddy Experience Meeting

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

Armstrong Quad
5:30 p.m.

Family and Friends Dinner

Join us for complimentary dinner under the NSO tent.

LOCATION CHANGE:

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

First Generation Students, Friends and Families Dessert Reception

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

Gaylor Hall,  Worner Campus Center Main Level

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Transfer Students Dessert Reception

Informal reception to meet other transfer students and their families. Sponsored by the Career Center.

Career Center, Morreale Carriage House, 1130 N. Cascade Ave.
7:30 - 9 p.m.        

Sweet Send-Off

Enjoy an evening snack, conversation, and the opportunity to make connections with other new families. Send your student on their way with a special postcard activity. This event concludes Family Orientation. Students are expected at community meetings in their assigned residence halls at 9 p.m.

LOCATION CHANGE:

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

9 p.m.

Community Meetings

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

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

Sunday, August 19 - A Sense of Place
Time Event Location

UPDATED TIME:

10:30 a.m.

**Brunch**

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CC Bookstore Open

Limited hours. Purchase all of your CC pride gear.

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level
10 - 11 a.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
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Package Shuttle Service

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

Mailroom, Worner Campus Center Lower Level
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Student of Color Luncheon and Panel

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

UPDATED LOCATION:

McHugh Commons, John Lord Knight 2nd Floor

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. **Lunch** Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center Main Level
1 - 2 p.m.

"A Sense of Place"

This program aims to cultivate a “sense of place” and connection to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region by deepening your knowledge of local communities, issues, and ecosystems. Sponsored by the Collaborative for Community Engagement.

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall 

2 - 5 p.m.

CC Safe Ride Shuttles

Shuttle service will be available to local shopping centers; call (719) 389-6340 for pick-up. 

Campus-wide

3 - 6 p.m.

Computer help available from ITS Solutions Center

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

ITS: Solutions Center, Tutt Library First floor

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Transfer Student Dinner and Panel with Pedro de Araujo, Vice Provost of the college.

All transfer students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

McHugh Commons, John Lord Knight 2nd Floor
5 - 7:45 p.m.  **Dinner** Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center Main Level
8 - 9:30 p.m.

Priddy Experience Meetings

Your NSO leaders will communicate locations 

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

CC Talent Showcase

Enjoy performances by Student A Capella and Improv groups.

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
Monday, August 20 - Life of the Mind
Time Event Location
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

**Breakfast**

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
9 - 11 a.m.

Academic Block 1: Academic Success at Colorado College

Complete a Math Self-Assessment and learn about academic support.

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

**Lunch** or


Academic Block 2: Time for Academic Advising Meetings

Your advisor may contact you to schedule. 

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
1 - 2 p.m.

Academic Block 3: Capstone Speaker: David Guston

"Frankenstein: Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in the Contemporary World"

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
2:30 - 4 p.m.

Academic Block 4: FYE Class Discussions on Speaker and Common Book Read: Frankenstein

Room listed on nametag
4 - 5:30 p.m.

Academic Block 5: Scavenger Hunt 

Work with an NSO Leaders to find academic resources for prizes unless you have a scheduled appointment your academic advisor. 

All Campus
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. 

**Dinner**

Meet members of CC's Student Honor Council!

Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center Main Level
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Priddy Experience Meeting

Your NSO leaders will communicate locations.

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

Pride Circle Dessert Reception

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

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center Main Level
9 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Game Night

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

Sacred Grounds, Shove Memorial Chapel
9:30 - 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 through South doors of El Pomar Sports Center
Tuesday, August 21 - A Sense of Community
Time Event Location
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

**Breakfast**

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
- 10:30 a.m.

"Battle of the Big 3"

This program will focus on common values, health, and wellness. Sponsored by the Wellness Resource Center. Remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance.

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
10:45 - 11 a.m. Transfer Student Class Photo Palmer Hall steps
11 - 11:30 a.m.

Class Photo

Washburn Field, El Pomar Sports Center
12 - 12:45 p.m.

**Lunch**

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
1 - 3:15 p.m.

A Sense of Community: "Developing Solidarity"

This program, facilitated by The Butler Center, will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance.

Reid Arena, El Pomar Sports Center
4 - 5:30 p.m.

"Creativity Can't be Programmed: How the Arts Make You Smarter"

An interactive presentation; refreshments provided. Remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance.

SaGaJi Theatre, Fine Arts Center, 30 W Dale Street
5:30 - 7 p.m. **Dinner** Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center Main Level
6 - 7 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.

Lennox Lounge, Worner Campus Center 2nd Floor
7:30 - 9 p.m.

Performance: Native Pride Dance Ensemble

Come and enjoy the beauty, skill and majesty of Indigenous/Native American music and dance.

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
Wednesday, August 22
Time Event Location
7:30 - 8:45 a.m. 

**Breakfast**

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Priddy Experience Departures 

Locations to be set by trip leaders
Saturday, August 25
Time Event Location
TBA Priddy Experience Return to Campus (Times and arrival locations to be set by trip leaders) TBA    

4 - 7 p.m.

Welcome-Back Barbecue

Enjoy a barbecue with your peers as you return from your Priddy Experience! Rastall Cafe will also be open for dinner service from 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Jerome P. McHugh Alumni Plaza, John Lord Knight

(Near Western Ridge Apartments)

8 p.m.

Community Meetings

Required floor meeting with RA's and returning students.

Assigned Residence Halls
9:30 p.m. - 12 a.m

Worner Center Live

Glow in the dark mini-golf, DIY Decor, Parks & Rec marathon, and more!

Worner Campus Center
12 - 1 a.m.

Midnight Breakfast

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
Sunday, August 26
Time  Event  Location
10:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

**Brunch**

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

CC Safe Ride Shuttles

Shuttle service will be available to local shopping centers; call (719) 389-6340 for pick-up. 

Campus Wide

3 - 5 p.m.

Explore Colorado Springs

Join us for a walking tour of Colorado Springs, co-sponsored by the Collaborative for Community Engagement and the Downtown Partnership. 

Armstrong Quad

5:30 - 8 p.m.

**Dinner**                                                                                                            

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

Monday, August 27
Time Event Location
7:30 - 8:45 a.m. **Breakfast** Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
9 a.m. 

Opening Convocation                

The official kick-off of the academic year                  

 Shove Memorial Chapel
10:30 a.m. Classes Begin!


Assigned Classroom