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WSO Schedule

We are looking forward to seeing you at Winter Start Orientation (WSO) in January!

Below you will find a tentative schedule of the WSO Programs so you have an idea of what to expect. As a reminder, you will need to complete several forms prior to your arrival. Should you have any questions leading up to WSO about the schedule or the forms, please contact Residential Life & Campus Activities or 719-389-6800. Please note, the College will be closed for Winter Break from Friday, Dec. 21 - Sunday, Jan. 6, with offices reopening on Monday, Jan. 7

Student Orientation: Saturday, January 12 - Monday, January 21, 2019.

  • WSO activities will take place both on and off-campus over this week.  

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

  • Family members, we 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; please RSVP here.

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2019 Winter Start Orientation Tentative Schedule

Below is a tentative WSO Schedule for both the Student & Family Programs; sessions, times, and locations are subject to change. All students and families will receive the final schedule upon arrival to campus.

  • All bold items are required student events

Saturday, January 12

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

8-11am

Residence Halls Open for Move-in: Drop off your belongings in your room and start getting settled in; there will be more downtime later in the schedule to more fully unpack. Complete immunization records must be submitted before move-in.

Assigned Residence Halls

Students and Families

8-11am

Worner Mailroom: pick up packages you may have sent to campus prior to your arrival.

Worner Campus Center, Mailroom, Lower Level

All Students

8-11am

Health Center Open to collect outstanding immunization forms

Health Center

Optional

9-11am

Pick up your Gold Card (student ID): If you uploaded your photo online, it should be available for pick-up. <Otherwise, you will have your picture taken and card printed at the Worner Desk.> Be prepared to show a photo ID. Cards should be picked up by 5 pm Jan. 12.

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: Purchase your supplies, books, and Tiger pride gear! Limited, special hours.

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level

Optional

9am-12pm

Student Account Services: stop by to take care of outstanding paperwork or to pay an account balance.

Spencer Center, Room 116

Optional

11:30am-1pm

President's Welcome Luncheon: The official program kicks off with lunch followed by a welcome from President Jill Tiefenthaler.

Cornerstone Main Space

Students and Families

1 - 1:45 pm

Student Panel: Hear from current students about campus resources and how to make the most of the CC experience.

Celeste Theatre

Students and Families

2-4pm

Priddy Experience Introduction: Meet with your Priddy trip leaders and groups.

Worner Campus Center, Lennox Lounge, 2nd Floor

 All Students

2-4pm

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

Celeste Theatre

Families

4-7pm

Dinner on your own: Students can use meal plans; $10.40 for family & friends. Or enjoy a meal in Downtown Colorado Springs; students should be back on campus by 7 pm. 

Rastall, Worner Campus Center

Students and Families

7-8:30pm

Ice Cream Social: Enjoy some ice cream, learn about navigating college life, and engage in pronoun practice with the Wellness Resource & Butler Center staffs. Bring your CC Gold card to sign in.

Worner Campus Center, East Rastall Dining Hall

 All Students

8:30-10pm

Night at the Museum: Explore the Fine Arts Center after hours to see highlights of the permanent collections and special exhibits.

Fine Arts Center (30 W Dale St.)

 All Students

Sunday, January 13

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

8-9:15am

Continental Breakfast: Enjoy a light breakfast before today's sessions begin.

Bemis Hall Lobby Students and Families

9:30-11:30 am

Battle of the Big 3: 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

9:30 - 11:30 am

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. *This concludes Family orientation.

Bemis Hall, Bemis Great Hall Families
11:30am-1pm

Lunch on your own. Students can use their meal plan; $10.40 for family & friends. Or enjoy a meal in Downtown Colorado Springs. First-year students must be back on campus by 1:15 pm.

Rastall, Worner Campus Center Students and Families

1:15-3:15pm

Academic Success @ CC & Math Self-Assessment: Learn about some of the academic resources available to support you at CC and complete a math self-assessment, which is required for all first-year students and optional for transfer students.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

All Students

5-6:30 pm

Taco Bar & Round Table Conversations: Enjoy dinner and conversation with current student leaders facilitated by the Career Center.

Hybl Community Center Location on student name badge

7-8 pm

Residence Hall Community Meetings: Meet the people in your hall and discuss community expectations. Your resident advisors (RAs) will let you know where to meet.

Assigned Residence Halls

Optional

8-10pm

Laser Tag: Come play Laser Tag and enjoy some late night snacks; wear tennis shoes!

Cornerstone Main Space

Optional

Monday, January 14

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

8 - 8:45 am

Pre-Departure Breakfast: Bring your gear and arrive ready to depart for your Priddy Trip later this morning. Bring your CC Gold card to sign in.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

Winter Start, FSA students

9 - 9:45 am

Capstone Speaker: Jared Richman, Associate Professor of English, "'Listen to my tale’: 200 Years of Frankenstein.”

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

All Students

10 - 11:15 am

FYE Class Discussions: Meet your FYE Faculty and Mentors to discuss the common read.

Location on student name badge

10 - 11:15 am Transfer and Exchange Student Q&A: Meet Pedro de Araujo, Vice Provost of the College, & Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising Hub, and have the opportunity to ask questions about navigating your transition to a new college. Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

10 - 11:15 am

FSA (Fall Start Aboard) Re-Entry Workshop with Inger Bull, Director of Global Education.

Tutt Event Space

11:15 - 11:30 am

Advising Hub Q&A: A quick opportunity to ask any questions about advising and/or to set up an appointment with the Advising Hub.

Worner Campus Center, Rastall Dining Hall

All Students

11:30am

Depart for Priddy Experience: Grab a box lunch & your gear before heading out on your trip.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

Friday, January 18

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

2-5 pm

Priddy Experience groups return to campus. Welcome back!

All Students

2-5 pm

CC Bookstore Open: Purchase your supplies, books, and Tiger pride gear!

2-5 pm Advising Hub Open for Drop-in Hours Stop in to ask questions about advising, requirements, academic programs, etc.

5-7 pm

Welcome Back Dinner & Cohort Picture: Reconnect with WSO students on other Priddy Trips and take a WSO cohort picture.

All Students

7-~10 pm Colorado College Hockey vs University of Denver: Meet at Worner by 6:45 pm to take shuttle to Broadmoor World Arena; the shuttle will return directly after the game. Tickets are limited and available first come, first served. Depart from Worner Center

8-10 pm

Game Night: Join the Board Game, Video Game, and Virtual Reality Clubs for an evening of good company, friendly competition, and a wide variety of games + snacks!

Worner Campus Center, 2nd Floor

Saturday, January 19

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

9am–7 pm CC Swimming & Diving Home Meet: Cheer on the Tigers in their final home meet of the season! Today’s meet includes Swimming (Prelims) at 9:00 am, Diving at approximately 1:00 pm, and the Swimming Finals at 4:00 pm.                      Schlessman Natatorium, El Pomar Fitness Center Optional

11am- 1pm

Brunch on your own.

Rastall, Worner Campus Center

Optional

11am-3pm

CC Safe Ride Shuttles: shuttle service will be available to local shopping centers. Call (719) 389 - 6340 for pick up; wait time may vary depending upon usage.

Across Campus

Optional

2 - 4 pm

Open Climbing Gym: Stop by the El Pomar Sports Center to take advantage of the Climbing Gym. As the Fitness Center will be closed, please enter through the South entrance located on Cache la Poudre.

El Pomar Sports Center (South Entrance)

Optional

5-6:30 pm

Community in our Community: Join the Collaborative for Community Engagement (CCE) at our favorite alumni-owned business, Poor Richards, to cultivate your “sense of place” in Colorado Springs and hear about community engagement opportunities at CC. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Poor Richard's (324 1/2 N Tejon St)

Optional

5-6:30 pm

Dinner on your own: Rastall will be open for dinner for students not attending the CCE event.

Rastall, Worner Campus Center

Optional

7:30pm CC Night at the Movie's: Check out a new film at Colorado Spring's local, independently owned theater. Kimball's Peak Three Theater (115 E. Pikes Peak Ave.) Optional

Sunday, January 20

Time Event Location Who Attends
9 am – 7 pm CC Swimming & Diving Home Meet: Cheer on the Tigers’ for their final home meet of the season! Today’s meet includes Swimming (Prelims) at 9:00 am and concludes with Swimming Finals at 4:00 pm. Schlessman Natatorium, El Pomar Fitness Center Optional
11am- 1pm Brunch on your own. Rastall, Worner Campus Center Optional
1-4pm Heads of State Winter Carnival: Prizes! Games! Cotton Candy! Hot Chocolate! FREE Food! Learn about the Butler Group student organizations through playing trivia for great prizes like a $50 Amazon gift card! Co-sponsored by The Butler Center & Residential Life & Campus Activities. Worner Campus Center Optional
5-6:30pm Dinner on your own. Rastall, Worner Campus Center Optional

Monday, January 21

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

8-8:45 am

All People's Breakfast: Join us as we celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and learn how to "Activate Your Activism." A Limited number of free tickets for students are available at the Worner Center Desk; first come, first served.

Reid Arena, El Pomar Sports Center

Optional

9am

Classes begin!

Per Class Schedule All Students

11:15am

-12:15pm

First Mondays Speaker Series, Featuring Dr. Reena Goldthree: The First Mondays series is an opportunities for the whole community to gather and engage in the intellectual life of the College at the beginning of each block. This Monday 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: Enjoy lunch and conversation with your peers in honor of Dr. King. Hosted by the Butler Center; bring your CC Gold card to sign in.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

All Students

 

Should you have any questions or need any help as you adjust to CC after WSO concludes, please do not hesitate to stop by the Residential Life & Campus Activities Office in Worner 230 for assistance.