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Winter Start Orientation Schedule

 Winter Start Orientation Baca Campus

January 10 - January 20, 2015

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

Updated January 6, 2015

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

All students and parents will receive the final schedule upon arrival to campus.

(S) Students only
(P) Parents only
(S+P) Students and Parents welcome

All bold items are required student events

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Saturday, January 10

(S+P) 8:00am-2:00pm Residence Halls Open (Assigned Residence Halls)
9:00am-2:00pm Worner Mailroom Open – Pick up large packages mailed earlier. (Mailroom, Lower Level of Worner Campus Center)
(S+P) 10:00am-2:00pm Optional Services Available: Banking Services (Perkins Lounge, Worner Campus Center)
(S+P) 10:00am-2:00pm  Get Your Gold Card (Student ID) (Worner Desk, Worner Campus Center) Students must get their Colorado College ID cards today in order to access their residence halls and meal plans! Be sure to bring a valid photo ID!
(S+P) 10:00am-4:00pm  Colorado College Bookstore Open (Lower Level, Worner Campus Center)
(S+P) 2:00pm-4:00pm  Student Accounts Office Open (Spencer Center 116)
(S+P) 4:00pm-5:00pm  Fall Semester Abroad Session – An informal session with Dean Emily Chan for those students who were abroad in Salamance during Fall, 2014 (Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center) 
(P) 5:00pm-5:30pm   Parent Check-In and Seating for Dinner (Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall)
(S+P) 5:30pm  Welcome Remarks from President Jill Tiefenthaler and Dinner (Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall) Followed by Student Panel: “Reflections of CC” (Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall)
(P) 7:00pm-8:00pm  Parent Dessert and Presentation: "Parent Transitions"  (Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall)
(S) 7:00pm-9:00pm Priddy Experience Introduction for First-Years & Transfer Students (Lennox Lounge, Upper Level, Worner Campus Center)
(S) 9:00pm    Queer Community Coalition/QCC Hot Chocolate Social –QCC is an umbrella organization for all LGBTQ and ally students (Lennox/Glass House, East Campus)
(S) 9:15pm-11:00pm Open Student Skate - Great music and free skate rental (Honnen Ice Arena)

 Sunday, January 11 

**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.

(S) 9:30am–noon “Crossroads and Bridges and, Life at CC” (Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center) 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; Brett Gray, Coordinator for Gender & Leadership Programs
  • Director of Accessibility Resources Jan Edwards

(P) 9:30am-noon  Parent Only Orientation Program – (Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall)

  • 9:30am-10:10am – "CC's Innovative Classrooms"
  • 10:15am-11:00am – "Gearing Up for College Academics"
  • 11:05am-noon – "Supporting Our Students" – Career Center, Residential Life, Student Life & Campus Safety, Co-Curricular Life

(P) Noon -  Conclusion of Parent Orientation
(S+P) Noon-1:00pm  **Lunch on your own** Please note: it is very important that students are prompt for the bus departure at 1:00pm. Rastall Cafe is open and Worner Desk has a list of nearby restaurants.
(S) 1:00pm- 5:00pm Capstone Experience & Discussion with ActorsSomething is Rotten, an interpretation of Hamlet performed by The Buntport Theatre Company. (Buntport Theatre Company – Denver, Colorado)  NOTE:  This event takes place in Denver.  Students will board buses at 1:00pm sharp on Cache La Poudre outside of Worner Campus Center for the trip to Denver to see this production. 
(S) 5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner and FYE Class MeetingsDiscussion of Capstone Experience (Locations TBA) 
(S) 5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner and Transfer and Exchange Student Session –Talk with other students about the transfer and exchange student experience at CC (Bemis Lounge, Bemis Hall)
(S) 7:00pm   Community Meetings (Assigned Residence Halls)
(S) 9:00pm-midnight   Laser Tag (Worner Campus Center)
(S) Midnight   Free Midnight breakfast - Join is for one of CC's favorite traditions - free late-night pancakes! (Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center)

Monday, January 12

(S) 9:30am   Quantitative Reasoning Assessment (Various Locations by Last Name; e-mail notice will be sent; Worner Desk will also have a listing)
(S) 11:00am   Priddy Experience Orientation Meeting (WES Room, Worner Campus Center)
(S) Noon         Lunch in Small Groups (Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center)
(S) 1:00pm     Depart for Baca Campus and Santa Fe (Worner Campus Center)

Friday, January 16

(S) 10:00am  Departure from Baca Campus and Santa Fe
(S) 2:00pm     Arrive Back at CC
(S) 3:30pm-5:00pm  Get To Know CC: Campus Scavenger Hunt! With prizes (Start at Mathias Lounge, Mathias Hall)
(S) 5:00pm       Dinner and Scavenger Hunt Prizes (Mathias Lounge, Mathias Hall)
(S) 9:00pm   Movie Night: "Accepted"  (East End of Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center)

Saturday, January 17

(S) 7:00pm-10:00pm  Climbing Gym (El Pomar Sports Center)

Monday, January 19 - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

(S) 9:00am   Classes Begin!

Colorado College is pleased to offer the following free programming in celebration of MLK Day:

11:15am-12:15pm  First Mondays - "Soundtrack for a Revolution" (Armstrong Theatre, Armstrong Hall) Featuring clips from Prof. Dylan Nelson's film, which tells the story of the American Civil Rights Movement throught its powerful music. Q&A facilitated by Prof. Nelson and Prof. Heidi Lewis.

2:00pm-5:00pm  "Courageous Conversations Continued" - Facilitated by The Butler Center (Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center)

  •  2:00pm - "Tolerating Injustice" - What do the events in Ferguson and elsewhere teach us about the tolerance of Black lives, the intolerance for civic rage, and notions of peace?
  • 3:30pm - "Beyond Single Identities: Race, Gender, and Sexuality" Reflections on the struggle for LGBTQIA people of color

7:00pm   Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (Armstrong Theatre) Enjoy one of America's foremost modern dance companies. Special Guests: Colorado Springs Chapter Choir of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc.

Tuesday, January 20

(S) 12:30pm-1:30pm  Meet Your Advisor for Lunch – connect with your Academic Advisor (Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center)