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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:

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Campus Map

Friday, August 14
Time Event Location
8am - 2pm Early Move-In: Early Move-In into Residence Halls will be offered on a limited basis. Please follow these instructions:
  1. Request early move-in: You must contact Meg Ortiz with Residential Life and Housing 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 Residential Life). 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 8 AM.
  5. Between the hours of 8 AM – 2 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
9am - 2pm Health Center Open to collect any outstanding immunization documentation; this is required before move-in.
Health Center
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
Time Event Location
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: 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!
NSO Tent
1:30pm - 2pm Welcoming Remarks from President Jill Tiefenthaler Shove Chapel
2pm - 2:15pm Student Welcome Tunnel Armstrong Quad
2:15pm - 5:30pm

Student Program

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

Armstrong Theater
2:15pm - 5:30pm

Parent Program

2:15 - 2:30pm Sandra Wong, Dean of the College and Faculty

2:30 - 3:10pm Gearing Up for College Academics, Re Evitt, Associate Dean of the College and Emily Chan, Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives

3:15 - 4:00pm CC's Innovative Classrooms

4:15 - 5:30pm Parent Transitions, Debra Zarecky, Director of Parent and Family Relations, Heather Horton, Director of Wellness Resource Center

Shove Chapel
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

McHugh Commons
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
Time Event Location
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.
Shove Chapel
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
Time Event Location
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
  • Director of CC Wellness Resource Center, Heather Horton 
  • Associate Director of The Butler Center, Pearl Leonard-Rock; Coordinator of Gender and Leadership Programs, Brett Gray
  • Assistant Director of Accessibility Resources Sara Rotunno
Armstrong Theater
3:30pm - 5:30pm Immunization/TB Documentation Completion as Necessary Worner Campus Center
5:45pm Dinner on Your Own 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 “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
Time Event Location
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.

Armstrong Theater
3pm - 4pm

Discussion of Book/ Capstone Address

  • FYE Students, see nametag for location
  • FSA Students, see nametag for location
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:

  • FSA (Fall Semester Abroad) Student Session - Digital Storytelling (Armstrong 300, Max Kade Theater)
  • Designing a Better Future: How Good Design Changes Everything (Cornerstone Arts Center, Celeste Theater)
See description for location
8pm - 12am Double Movie Feature - Big Hero 6 followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier  NSO Tent on Worner Quad due to rain
Wednesday, August 19
Time Event Location
9am - 10pm FSA (Fall Semester Abroad) Student Session: Library Resources Orientation Tutt Library
10am - 12pm

FSA (Fall Semester Abroad) Student Session: Information Technology Services

Tutt Library
12pm - 1pm

Lunch with Professor Steven Hayward

Worner Campus Center, Meet outside of Rastall Café  
Priddy Experience Departures (Times and departure locations to be set by trip leaders) Locations to be set by trip leaders
Sunday, August 23
Time Event Location
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
Time Event Location
FSA (Fall Semester Abroad) Students Depart
9am - 10am Opening Convocation                                     Shove Chapel
10:30am - 12pm Classes Begin Assigned Classroom
12pm

First Day Welcome Picnic

NSO Tent