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Winter Start Orientation Schedule

January 9 - January 19, 2016

Remember to contact Campus Activities or 719-389-6800 for all of your WSO questions.

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 Winter Start Orientation 2016 Schedule

Last Updated July 1, 2015

*Please note – This schedule is a draft and is subject to changes.

Events for Students are in Black
Events for Parents are in Red
Events for Students and Parents are in Blue

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 9
Time Event Location
8am - 2pm Residence Halls Open for Move-in Assigned Residence Halls 
9am - 2pm Worner Mailroom Open - Pick up larger packages mailed earlier Worner Campus Center Mailroom (lower level)
10am - 2pm 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
10am - 2pm Optional Services Available: Banking Services Worner Campus Center Perkins Lounge (main level)
10am - 4pm Colorado College Bookstore Open Worner Campus Center (lower level)
2pm - 4pm Student Accounts Office Open Spencer Center 116
5pm - 5:30pm Parent Check-In and Seating for Dinner Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall

Welcome Remarks from President Jill Tiefenthaler and Dinner

Followed by Student Panel: "Reflections of CC"

Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall
7pm - 9pm

Priddy Experience Introduction for First-Years & Transfer Students

Lennox Lounge, Upper Level Worner Campus Center
7pm - 8pm

Parent Dessert and Presentation: "Parent Transitions

Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall
9pm Student Social Events TBA TBA

Sunday, January 10
Time Event Location
**Breakfast on Your Own** Please note: it is very important that students are prompt for their 9:30am session. Worner Desk has a list of nearby restaurants.
9:30am - 12pm

Crossroads and Bridges and B.A.D.A.S.S.E.S., Life at CC will include:

  • Director of CC Wellness Resource Center, Heather Horton
  • SARC (Sexual Assault Response Coordinator) Tara Misra
  • Assistant Vice President/ Director of The Butler Center, Paul Buckley
  • Coordinator for Gender & Leadership Programs, Brett Gray
  • Director of Accessibility Resources, Jan Edwards
Gaylor Hall, Worner Campus Center
9:30am - 12pm

Parent Orientation Program

  • 9:30am - 10:10am "CC's Innovative Classrooms"
  • 10:15am - 11:00am "Gearing Up for College Academics
  • 11:05am - 12:00pm "Supporting Our Students" featuring the Career Center, Residential Life, Student Life & Campus Safety, Co-Curricular Life
Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall
12pm Conclusion of Parent Orientation
12pm - 1pm **Lunch on Your Own** Please note: it is very important that students are prompt for the capstone session at 1:30pm. Rastall Café is open and Worner Desk has a list of nearby restaurants.
1:30pm - 2:30pm Capstone Address: TBA Armstrong Theatre
2:45pm - 4pm Book Discussion with FYE Faculty and Mentors Locations TBA
2:45pm - 4pm Transfer and Exchange Student Session - Talk with other students about the transfer and exchange student experience at CC. Bemis Lounge, Bemis Hall

Community Meetings

Assigned Residence Halls
9pm Student Social Events TBA TBA
Monday, January 11
Time Event Location
10am Quantitative Reasoning Assessment Various locations by last name; emails will be sent. Worner Desk will also have a listing.
11am Priddy Experience Orientation Meeting WES Room, Worner Campus Center
12pm - 1pm Lunch in Small Groups Worner Campus Center Rastall Café  
9:30pm - 11:30pm

Depart for Baca Campus and Santa Fe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Worner Campus Center
Friday, January 15
Time Event Location
10am Departure from Baca Campus and Santa Fe
2pm Arrive Back at CC
3:30pm - 5pm Get to Know CC: Campus Scavenger Hunt with Prizes! Start at Mathias Lounge, Mathias Hall
5pm Dinner and Scavenger Hunt Prizes Mathias Lounge, Mathias Hall

Student Social Event TBA

Saturday, January 16
Time Event Location
7pm - 10pm Open Gym Night including Climbing Gym El Pomar Sports Center
Monday, January 18
Time Event Location
9am Classes Begin!
Colorado College is pleased to offer a variety of free programming throughout the day in celebration of MLK Day- Details TBA
Tuesday, January 19
Time Event Location
12:30pm - 1:30pm Meet your Advisor for Lunch: connect with your Academic Advisor Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center