2015 New Student Orientation Schedule
August 15, 2015 - August 23, 2015
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 June 1, 2015. Here’s other important information for you to keep in mind:
- In order to access some of the forms on this “CC Bound” website, you will need certain passwords. On June 1, we will send a letter to you via snail mail which contains your necessary passwords.
- This letter will be enclosed in a copy of the NSO common reading, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Look for yours in the mail early to mid-June. 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. You are also recommended to review the questions in the online reading guide.
- Remember to contact Campus Activities or 719-389-6800 for all of your NSO questions.
Colorado College New Student Orientation 2015 Schedule
Last Updated July 1, 2015
*Please note – This schedule is a draft and is subject to changes.
Parents Only Events - Red
Students and Parents Events - Blue
Students Only Events - Black
All bold items are required student events
All students and parents will receive the final schedule upon arrival to campus.
Friday, August 14
|8am - 2pm||Early Move-In: Early Move-In into Residence Halls will be offered on a limited basis. Please follow these instructions:
||Assigned Residence Halls|
|9am - 2pm||Health Center Open to collect any outstanding immunization documentation; this is required before move-in.
|9am - 3pm||Package Shuttle Service: We'll help you get your large packages from the mailroom to your residence hall room.
||Worner Campus Center Mailroom (Lower Level)|
|10am - 9pm||Get your Gold Card (Student ID): Be prepared to show a photo ID.||Worner Desk|
Saturday, August 15
|8am - 1pm|| Residence Halls Open for Move-in
||Assigned Residence Halls|
|8am - 1pm||Health Center Open to collect any outstanding immunization documentation; this is required before move-in.||Health Center|
|8am - 1pm||Parent Check-in Table and Student Life Hospitality Table: staff on hand for general questions.||North Patio (near Worner Campus Center)|
|8am - 1pm||
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|
|9am - 1pm||Banking Services Available||Worner Campus Center Perkins Lounge (main level)|
|9am - 1pm||Student Accounts Office Open: not mandatory, but visit if you have questions or want to pay an account balance.
||Spencer Center, Room 116|
|9am - 1pm||CC Bookstore Open||Worner Campus Center (lower level)|
|9am - 1pm||Package Shuttle Service: We'll help you get your large packages from the mailroom to your residence hall room.||Worner Campus Center Mailroom (lower level)|
|11am - 12pm||FSA (Fall Semester Abroad) Student Check-In||McHugh Commons|
|11am - 1pm||Computer Help Available from ITS in Residence Halls||Loomis, Mathias, and Slocum Hall, Worner Campus Center|
|11am - 6pm||Computer Help Available from ITS at Help Desk||Tutt Library (lower level)|
|11am - 1:00pm||Welcome Picnic, Sponsored by Alumni Relations: Join local CC Alumni for a BBQ, music, and more!
|1:30pm - 2pm||Welcoming Remarks from President Jill Tiefenthaler||Shove Chapel|
|2pm - 2:15pm||Student Welcome Tunnel||Armstrong Quad|
|2:15pm - 5:30pm||
2:15 - 3:15pm Priddy Experience Kick-Off Meeting with Vice President for Student Life/ Dean of Students Mike Edmonds
3:30 - 4:15pm Campus Tour: Nuts and Bolts
4:30 - 5:30pm Sustainability Tour
|2:15pm - 5:30pm||
2:15 - 2:30pm Sandra Wong, Dean of the College and Faculty
3:15 - 4:00pm CC's Innovative Classrooms
|5:30pm||Picnic for Students and Families||NSO Tent|
|5:30pm - 8pm||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|
|7pm - 8pm||
Dessert Reception for Transfer Students and Families
|Bemis Hall, Bemis Lounge|
|7pm - 8pm||
Dessert Reception for First-Generation Students and Families: for all who are one of the first in their families to attend a four-year college.
|Worner Campus Center Gaylord Hall|
|7pm - 8:30pm||
FSA (Fall Semester Abroad) Study Abroad Orientation and Dessert Reception
|7pm - 8:30pm||
Cookies and Milk Reception
|Outside of Shove Chapel|
|8pm - 9pm||
Candlelight Farewell - This event is the conclusion of parent orientation.
|Labyrinth Outside of Shove Chapel|
|9pm||Community/ Wing Meetings||Assigned Residence Halls|
|9pm||FSA (Fall Semester Abroad) Student Session||McHugh Commons|
|10pm||Student Social Events||Assigned Residence Halls|
Sunday, August 16
|10am - 1pm||Package Shuttle Service||Worner Campus Center Mailroom (lower level)|
|10am - 4pm||CC Bookstore Open||Worner Campus Center (lower level)|
|11am - 12pm||Introduction to Spiritual Life at Colorado College: Come explore diverse and dynamic ways to engage with Spiritual Life while at CC.
|11am - 1pm||Computer Help Available from ITS Help Desk||Worner Campus Center|
|11am - 1pm||**Lunch on Your Own**|
|1pm - 2:30pm||"A Sense of Place"||Armstrong Theater|
|3:30pm - 4:30pm||FYE Mentor Meetings||Armstrong Quad|
|5pm||**Dinner on Your Own**|
|8pm - 9pm||Priddy Experience Meetings||Various Locations; your leaders will contact you.|
|9pm - 10pm||
Ice Cream Social sponsored by Queer Community Coalition (QCC) for all LGBTQ and Ally students
|Lennox/ Glass House|
|10pm - 11pm||A Cappella Night: Enjoy some of CC's fabulous singers!||Armstrong Theatre|
|11pm - 12am||Almost Midnight Breakfast: Join us for one of CC's favorite traditions: free late-night pancakes!||Worner Campus Center Rastall Café|
Monday, August 17
|9am - 11am||Student Panel: How to Succeed at CC and What I Wish I Had Known followed by Class Photo for Class of 2019, Transfer Students and Exchange Students||Armstrong Theater, photo at steps of Palmer Hall|
|11am - 12:30pm||Campus Resource Fair||Worner Campus Center|
|12pm - 1pm||Lunch - Meet members of the Honor Council and get free stuff!||Worner Campus Center Rastall Café|
|1:10pm - 3:30pm||A Sense of Community
|3:30pm - 5:30pm||Immunization/TB Documentation Completion as Necessary||Worner Campus Center|
|5:45pm||Dinner||Worner Campus Center Rastall Café|
|7pm||Priddy Experience Meeting||Various Locations; your leaders will contact you.|
|9pm - 12am||Game night: Board and card games galore with popcorn!||Shove Chapel|
|9:30pm - 11:30pm||Bookstore Bash - A night of discounts, music, and fun at the bookstore!||Worner Campus Center (lower level)|
|9:30pm - 11:30pm||“Get Active with Athletics!” - Featuring Varsity athletes, Intramurals, fun challenges for all skill levels, healthy snacks and more. Advance through stations to win prizes.||South doors of El Pomar Sports Center|
Tuesday, August 18
|9am - 10:15am||Quantitative Reasoning Survey||Armstrong Theater|
|10:30am - 11:00am||"Five Things You should be Prepared to Discuss with Your Faculty Advisor" with Re Evitt, Associate Dean of the College||Armstrong Theater|
|11:00am - 12pm||CIRP Freshman Survey||Armstrong Theater|
|12pm - 1pm||Lunch|
|1:30pm - 2:30pm||
Capstone Address: American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference - Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and author of NSO common reading.
|3pm - 4pm||
Discussion of Book/ Capstone Address
|Worner Desk has lists of locations|
|3pm - 4pm||Transfer and Exchange Student Session - Talk with other students about the transfer and exchange student experience at CC||McHugh Commons|
|4pm - 6pm||Academic Advisor Meetings in Advisor Offices||Information included in your nametag lanyard; also available at Worner Desk|
|5pm - 7pm||Dinner||Worner Campus Center Rastall Café|
|7pm - 8pm||
Students will attend one of these sessions, depending on their group:
|See description for location|
|8pm - 12am||Double Movie Feature - Big Hero 6 followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Palmer Quad or NSO Tent in case of rain|
Wednesday, August 19
|9am - 10pm||FSA (Fall Semester Abroad) Student Session: Library Resources Orientation||Tutt Library|
|10am - 12pm||
FSA (Fall Semester Abroad) Information Technology Services Student Session
|Priddy Experience Departures (Times and departure locations to be set by trip leaders)||Locations to be set by trip leaders|
Sunday, August 23
|Priddy Experiences Return to Campus (Times and arrival locations to be set by trip leaders)||TBA
|4pm - 6pm||Welcome Back Picnic - Hosted by Alumni Relations for all students||Alumni Plaza, Outside Western Ridge Apartments|
|8pm||Residence Hall Community/ Wing Meetings||Assigned Residence Halls|
Monday, August 24
|FSA (Fall Semester Abroad) Students Depart|
|9am - 10am||Opening Convocation||Shove Chapel|
|10:30am - 12pm||Classes Begin||Assigned Classroom|
First Day Welcome Picnic