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WSO Schedule

Move-in and orientation for Winter Starts begins on Saturday, January 13, 2018.You should receive your residence hall assignment early in the week of January 8, 2018.  You will engage in orientation activities both on and off campus.   

Student Orientation:  Saturday, January 13 - Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Parent Orientation:  Saturday, January 13 -Sunday, January 14, 2018.  Parent Orientation will end at noon on Sunday, January 14. 

Register now! Parents, please 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 complete your registration by Wednesday, Jan. 10.        

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January 13 - January 20, 2018

Remember to contact Residential Life & Campus Activities at 719-389-6800 for all of your WSO questions.

Below is a schedule outlining Winter Start Orientation (WSO).  You will also need to complete the required forms on this “CC Bound” website; those forms will be available starting July 1, 2017.  Here’s other important information for you to keep in mind:

  1. In order to access some of the forms on the CC Bound website, you will need certain passwords.  On July 1, we will send a letter to you via snail mail which contains your necessary passwords. 
  2. This letter will be enclosed in a copy of the WSO common reading, Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine,  Look for yours in the mail early to mid-July.  All incoming students are expected to read the book; as you see from the schedule, you will then be discussing the reading with your classmates and faculty.
  3. Remember to contact Residential Life & Campus Activities or 719-389-6800 for all of your WSO questions.

Colorado College Winter Start Orientation 2018 Schedule

Last Updated December 4, 2017

All bold items are required student events

All students and parents will receive the final schedule upon arrival to campus.
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Saturday, January 13

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

8-11am

Residence Halls Open for Move-in. 

Assigned Residence Halls

Students and Families

8-11am

Worner Mailroom Open. Find your Worner Box number and combination on Banner. Then pick up any packages you may have prior to your arrival.

Worner Campus Center, Mailroom, Lower Level

All Students

9-11am

Get Your Gold Card (Student ID). Students must get their Colorado College ID cards today to access their residence halls and meal plans. Be prepared to show a photo ID.

Worner Campus Center, Worner Desk

All Students

9-11am

Banking Services Available: Banking services are available to students in need of local banking information.

Worner Campus Center

Optional

10am-2pm

CC Bookstore: Colorado College Book Store will be open. Limited hours. Get all of your supplies, books, or Tiger gear!

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level

Optional

10am-2pm

Student Account Services Available: Student Account Offices are open. Not mandatory, but visit if you have questions or need to pay a bill.

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

 All Students

1:45-4pm

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

Bemis Great Hall

 Parents and Gaurdians

4-7pm

*Dinner on your own.

 Students and Families

7-9pm

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

 9:30- 11pm

 Student Social Event. Spoken word and open mic. Socialize with new friends and future classmates.

 Mathias Hall, Mathias Lounge

 All Students

Sunday, January 14

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

9:30am- Noon

A Sense of Community. This program will focus on common values, health, and wellness. Attendance will be recorded.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall All Students

9:30am- Noon

Parent Orientation. Meet Representatives from various campus offices and learn more about the resources and support available to CC students.

Bemis Hall, Bemis Great Hall Parents and Gaurdians

*This concludes parent orientation.

Noon-1pm

Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30pm

Capstone Address. Capstone Speaker Natanya Pulley, assistant professor of English 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, Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. Location on Student name Badge Location on Student 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 International Programs 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: computer help available from ITS. Meet with ITS staff and connect to the network.

Tutt Library, ITS Solutions Center

Optional

6-7pm

Dinner on your own.

8-9pm

Residence Hall Community Meetings. Your RA’s will let you know where you are meeting. This gives you a chance to meet the people in your hall and discuss community expectations. 

Assigned residence halls

Students

9-11pm

Laser Tag! Come on out for a game of laser tag in your very own Worner Center!

Worner Campus Center, Perkins Lounge

Optional

Monday, January 15

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

8-8:45am

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

(Limited number of free tickets for students may be picked up at the Worner Desk.)

El Pomar Sports Center, Reid Arena

Optional

9-11am

QR Self-Assessment

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

All 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 19, 2018.

Worner Campus Center, Rastall Dining Hall

All Students

Friday, January 19

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

10am

Priddy Trip Departure from Baca Campus and Santa Fe. Head back to campus.

All Students

2pm

Priddy Trips return to campus. Welcome back!

All Students

5-6:30pm

Dinner and Jeopardy with Prizes What better way to quickly learn facts about CC and campus resources than with a taco bar and CC Jeopardy! (Sponsored by the Career Center.)

Mathias Hall, Mathias Lounge

All Students

9-11pm

Karaoke and Photo Booth Night. Kick back, relax, and sing a few songs. Chocolate fountain and refreshments will be provided.

Worner Campus Center, East Rastall Dining Hall

Optional

Saturday, January 20

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

10am-1:15pm

BreakOut Community Service opportunity. Serving hot meals to local families in need, veterans, unsupported teens, and persons with disabilities.

Marian House, 14 W. Bijou St.

Optional

3-5pm

Community Gathering with Peeps. Join the WRC PEEPs (Prevention Education & Empowerment for Peers) Health Educators for an afternoon of video games, crafts, and t-shirt & sock decorating. Refreshments will be provided.

Worner Campus Center, Wellness Resource Center, Room 226

Optional

6-8pm

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

Sacred Grounds

Optional

7-10pm

Open Gym Night including Climbing Gym. Explore all that our gym has to offer!

El Pomar Sports Center

Optional

Monday, January 22

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

9am

Classes begin.

Per Class Schedule All Students

11:15am-12:15pm

First Mondays Speaker Series Kick Off. Featuring Speaker Nikole Hannah Jones. 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!