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NSO Schedule

NSO

Move-in and orientation for new admitted students begins on Saturday, August 18, 2018.You should receive your residence hall assignment early in the week of August 1, 2018. You will engage in orientation activities both on and off campus.   

Student Orientation:  Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Family Orientation: Saturday, August 18, 2018. Family Program will end at 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018.            

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August 18, 2018 - August 26, 2018

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 2018 Schedule

Last Updated 6/4/2018

*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 17
Time         Event Location
12 p.m. - 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. 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 12 PM.
  5. Between the hours of 12 PM - 5 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
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 evening (August 18) to access residence halls and meal plans!

Worner Desk, Worner Campus Center Main Level

12 p.m. - 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 p.m. - 6 p.m.

**Dinner**

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Consent Ice-Cream Social

East Rastall, Worner Campus Center Main Level

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Family Movie

Worner Quad

Saturday, August 18 - A Sense of Belonging
Time Event Location
a.m. - 12 p.m.

Student and Family Check-In

 

Assigned Residence Hall
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Residence Halls Open for Move-In Assigned Residence Hall
a.m. - 1 p.m. Family Hospitality Table: Staff on hand for general questions. Worner Campus Center North Patio
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 evening (August 18) to access residence halls and meal plans

Worner Campus Center, Worner 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

Worner Campus Center Mailroom, 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.

NSO Tent, Worner Campus Center Quad
11 a.m. - 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
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks from CC President Jill Tiefenthaler

Overflow space available in Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall

Shove Memorial Chapel
2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. New Student Welcome Tunnel Armstrong Quad
2:15 p.m. - 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. Attendance will be recorded.

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

Family Orientation

Featuring remarks from the college’s provost, Professor Alan Townsend; an interactive presentation on your student’s transition to CC; a resource fair with representatives from campus departments; and topical breakout sessions. Family Orientation will end at 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. Complete schedule 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.

Family and Friends Dinner

Join us for complimentary dinner under the NSO tent.

NSO Tent, Worner Quad
5:30 p.m. - 8 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 Carriage House, 1130 N. Cascade Ave.
6:30 p.m. - 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.

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

NSO Tent, Worner Quad
9 p.m.

Community Meetings

Mandatory 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
8 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 

**Breakfast**

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
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
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CC Bookstore Open

Limited hours. Purchase all of your CC pride gear.

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level
10 am - 11 am  Campus Tours TBA
11 a.m. - 12 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 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 a.m. - 1 p.m. **Lunch** Worner Campus Center Rastall Café
1 p.m. - 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

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

"A Sense of Place: Student Engagement"

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

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall 

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

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

Armstrong Quad

3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Free Time

5 p.m.

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

All transfer students are welcome.

McHugh Commons, John Lord Knight
5 p.m. **Dinner** Worner Campus Center Rastall Café
8 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
Monday, August 20 - A Sense of Community
Time Event Location
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

**Breakfast**

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


Academic Block 2: Optional time for Academic Advising Meetings - your advisor will contact you

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

Academic Block 3: Capstone Speaker: David Guston

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

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

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

Academic Block 5: Scavenger Hunt and more Optional time for Academic Advising Meetings

Work with your NSO Leaders to find academic resources for prizes!

TBD
5:30 p.m. 

**Dinner**


Meet members of CC's Honor Council!

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

**Dinner**


Meet members of CC's Student Honor Council!

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

Priddy Experience Meeting

Your NSO leaders will communicate locations.

Various Locations; your leaders will contact you.
9 p.m. - 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
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 through South doors of El Pomar Sports Center
9 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Game Night

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

Sacred Grounds, Shove Memorial Chapel
Tuesday, August 21 - A Sense of Community
Time Event Location
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

**Breakfast**

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

"A Sense of Community"


This program will focus on common values, health, and wellness. Attendance will be recorded

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

Class Photo

Washburn Field
12 p.m - 12:45 p.m.

**Lunch**

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

A Sense of Community: "Developing Solidarity"

This program, facilitated by The Butler Center, will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Attendance will be recorded.

Reid Arena, El Pomar Sports Center
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Free Time

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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

An interactive presentation; refreshments provided. Attendance will be recorded.

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

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

Performance: "Native Pride Arts"

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
Wednesday, August 22
Time Event Location
7:30 a.m. - 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 p.m. - 6 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 p.m.

Community Meetings

Mandatory floor meeting with RA's and returning students.

Assigned Residence Halls
Midnight - 1 a.m.

Midnight Breakfast

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

**Brunch**

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Explore Colorado Springs

A day to settle in and transition. In addition to preparing for your first day of classes tomorrow, you are encouraged to take a walking tour, co-sponsored by the Collaborative for Community Engagement and the Downtown Partnership. Participants will share a meal downtown after concluding the tour.

5:30 p.m - 8 p.m.

**Dinner**                                                                                                            

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

Monday, August 27
Time Event Location
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. **Breakfast** Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
9 a.m.  Opening Convocation                                     Shove Memorial Chapel
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

CC Community Social

Tutt Library

10:30 a.m. Classes Begin!


Assigned Classroom