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WSO Schedule

Move-in and orientation for Winter Starts begins on Saturday, January 12, 2019.You should receive your residence hall assignment early in the week of January 7, 2019.  You will engage in orientation activities both on and off campus.   

Student Orientation:  Saturday, January 12 - Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Family Orientation:  Saturday, January 12 -Sunday, January 13, 2019.  Family Orientation will end at noon on Sunday, January 13. 

Family members, we will ask you to let us know who will accompany your student to Winter Start Orientation so that we can provide enough food and materials for all attendees. A registration form will be posted here at a later date. 

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Below is a tentative schedule outlining Winter Start Orientation (WSO).  Prior to your arrival, you will need to complete several forms; those forms will be made available here soon. 

Should you have any questions leading up to WSO, please contact Residential Life & Campus Activities or 719-389-6800.

2019 Winter Start Orientation Schedule

Below is a tentative WSO Schedule so you have an idea of what to expect; sessions, times, and locations are subject to change. 

  • All bold items are required student events
  • All students and families will receive the final schedule upon arrival to campus.

Saturday, January 12

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

8-11am

Residence Halls Open for Move-in. 

Assigned Residence Halls

Students and Families

8-11am

Worner Mailroom Open. Pick up packages you may have sent prior to your arrival.

Worner Campus Center, Mailroom, Lower Level

All Students

9-11am

Gold Card (Student ID): If you did not upload your photo online in advance you may have your picture taken and card printed at the worner Desk. Be prepared to show a photo ID.

Worner Campus Center, Worner Desk

All Students

9-11am

Banking Services: Available for students in need of local banking information.

Worner Campus Center

Optional

9am-12pm

CC Bookstore: Limited hours. Get all of your supplies, books, or Tiger gear!

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level

Optional

9am-12pm

Student Account Services Available

Spencer Center, Room 116

Optional

11:30am-1:30pm

Welcome Luncheon for Students and Families featuring remarks from CC President Jill Tiefenthaler and the WSO Student Panel. Winter Start student panel focusing on transition, campus life, and leadership opportunities.

Bemis Great Hall

Students and Families

1:45-4pm

Priddy Experience Introduction for First-Years and Transfer Students. Meet your priddy trip leaders who will tell you more about what to expect on your trip.

Worner Campus Center, Lennox Lounge, 2nd Floor

 TBD

1:45-4pm

Family Program: This special session will provide an overview of typical transition issues, offer constructive ways to be involved, and address common questions.

Bemis Great Hall

 Families

4-7pm

*Dinner on your own.

 Students and Families

7-8:30pm

Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. Time to relax, eat ice cream, and learn about navigating college life. Also engage in pronoun talk with the Butler Center staff. Attendance will be recorded.

Worner Campus Center, East Rastall Dining Hall

 All Students

 9- 10:30 pm

Student Social Event. 

 TBD

 All Students

Sunday, January 13

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

 8-9am

**Breakfast on Your Own** Please note: it is very important that students are prompt for their 9:30 am session. Rastall Dining Hall will be open.

Students and Families

9:30- 11:30 am

A Sense of Community. This program will focus on common values, health, and wellness. Bring your CC Gold Card to sign in.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall All Students

9:30am- Noon

Family Orientation. Meet Representatives from various campus offices and learn more about the resources and support available to CC students. Share words of wisdom to be mailed to your student.

Bemis Hall, Bemis Great Hall Families

*This concludes Family orientation.

Noon-1pm

Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30pm

Capstone Address. The Capstone Speaker will share thoughts on the common reading.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

All Students

3:15-4:30pm Book Discussion with FYE Faculty and Mentors. Meet with your FYE (First Year Experience) professor to discuss the common reading book, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Location on Student name Badge Location on student name badge
3:15-4:30pm Transfer and Exchange Students Q&A with Pedro de Araujo, Associate Dean of the College. Hybl Classroom Transfer and Exchange Students
3:15-4:30pm FSA (Fall Semester Abroad) Re-Entry Workshop with Inger Bull, Director of Global Education. Tutt Library 238 FSA Students

4:30-6pm

Visit the Advising Hub on the 2nd Floor of Tutt Library - your one stop shop for exploring majors, fellowships, learning more about faculty advisors, and other academic resources.

Tutt Library, 2nd Floor

Optional

4:30-8pm

ITS: Solutions Center: Meet with ITS: staff and connect to the network.

Tutt Library, ITS: Solutions Center

Optional

6-7pm

Dinner on your own.

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

7-8pm

Residence Hall Community Meetings. Meet the people in your hall and discuss community expectations. Your Resident Advisor will let you know where to meet.

Assigned residence halls

Students

8-10pm

Student Social Event. 

TBD

Optional

Monday, January 14

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

9-11am

Math Self-Assessment

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

Winter Start, FSA students

11am-Noon

Priddy Experience Orientation Meeting. Learn more about your Priddy Experience!

Worner Campus Center, WES Room, Lower Level

All Students

Noon- 1pm

Lunch with Small Groups and Depart for Priddy Experience. This is an overnight retreat. Return date is Friday, January 18, 2019.

Worner Campus Center, Rastall Dining Hall

All Students

Friday, January 19

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

2- 5 pm

Priddy Experience groups return to campus. Welcome back!

All Students

5-6:30pm

Dinner and Jeopardy with Prizes Learn facts about CC and campus resources. Play CC Jeopardy and enjoy a taco bar. (Sponsored by the Career Center.)

Mathias Hall, Mathias Lounge

All Students

8-10pm

Student Social Event

TBD

Optional

Saturday, January 20

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

2 - 4 pm

Open Climbing Gym

El Pomar Sports Center

Optional

5-6:30 pm

Dinner Downtown

TBD

Optional

7-9pm

Game Night. Stop by and enjoy board games, card games and popcorn galore! Hosted by the Butler Center.

El Pomar Sports Center

Optional

Monday, January 21

8-8:45 am

All People's Breakfast. Join us as we celebrate the enduring legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reid Arena,   El Pomar Sports Center

Who Attends

9am

Classes begin!

Per Class Schedule All Students

11:15am-12:15pm

First Mondays Speaker Series Kick Off. This First Mondays series is set aside to further honor and explore the impact and continued relevance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s enduring legacy.

Armstrong Hall, Mohrman Theatre

All Students

12:15-1:15pm

Students in Dialogue in Honor of Dr.King. Hosted by the Butler Center

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

All Students

 

This Concludes Winter Start Orientation!