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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 November 3, 2015

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

Events for New Students are in Black
Events for Fall Study Abroad Students are in Green
Events for Parents are in Red
Events for both 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 - 12pm Residence Halls Open for Move-in Assigned Residence Halls 
9am - 1pm Worner Mailroom Open - Pick up larger packages mailed earlier Mailroom, Lower Level Worner Center
10am - 2pm 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 Desk, Worner Center
10am - 2pm Optional Services Available: Banking Services, Colorado College Book Store, Student Account Services

Worner Center

Student Account Services - Spencer Hall, Room 116

12pm - 1:30pm Fall Students Abroad Luncheon (invite only)

Dr. Emily Chan's House

Meet at Worner Center Lobby for Shuttle

Welcome Luncheon for Students and Families ft. Student Panel Gaylord Hall, Worner Center
2pm - 4pm
Priddy Experience Introduction for First-Years and Transfer Students Lennox Lounge, 2nd Floor Worner Center
Fall Study Abroad Students Reentry Orientation Wellness Resource Center, 2nd Floor Worner Center
Parent Orientation Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall
4pm - 9pm

On your own

8pm - 9pm

Ice Cream Social Sponsored by Queer Community Coalition for all LGBTQ and Ally students

Lennox Lounge, Worner Center
9pm - 11pm

Student Social Event - Video Dance Party: Where video gaming meets dance hall music.

Mathias Lounge, Mathias Hall

Sunday, January 10
**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

A Sense of Place and Community

Gaylord Hall, Worner Center

Parent Orientation

Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall

Fall Study Abroad  Free Day

12pm - 1pm

Remarks from President Jill Tiefenthaler & Family Luncheon

*This concludes parent orientation

Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Capstone Address

Gates Commons, 3rd Floor Palmer Hall
2:45pm - 4pm Book Discussion with FYE Faculty and Mentors Location on student name badge
Transfer and Exchange Student Session: Talk with other students about the transfer and exchange student experience at CC Worner 213, Worner Center
4pm - 8pm On your own
8pm - 9pm Resident Hall and Community Meetings At assigned residence halls
9pm - 11pm Laser Tag
Monday, January 11
10am - 5pm Fall Semester Abroad Community Engagement Project Armstrong Hall
10am - 11am

Quantitative Reasoning Assessment Various locations by last name; emails will be sent. Worner Desk will also have a listing.
11am - 12pm Priddy Experience Orientation Meeting WES Room, Lower Level Worner Center
12pm - 1pm Lunch in Small Groups and Depart for Priddy Experience - This is an overnight retreat. Return date is Friday, January 15,2016 Rastall Dining Hall
Tuesday, January 12
10am - 5pm

Fall Semester Abroad Community Engagement Service Trip

Armstrong 100, Armstrrong Hall
Wednesday, January 13
10am - 12pm

Fall Semester Abroad Community Engagement Service Trip

Armstrong 100, Armstrong hall
12pm - 1pm Fall Semester Abroad Lunch Rastall Dining Hall
1pm - 5pm Fall Semester Abroad Digital Story Project Women's Club, 20 Mesa Road
Thursday, January 14
9am - 5pm

Fall Semester Abroad Digital Story Project

Women's Club, 20 Mesa Road
Friday, January 15

Fall Semester Abroad Digital Story Project

Women's Club, 20 Mesa Road

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

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
7pm - 10pm Open Gym Night including Climbing Gym El Pomar Sports Center
Monday, January 18
8am - 9am Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. All People's Breakfast: Limited free students ticketes available at the Worner Desk Reid Arena, El Pomar Sports Center

Classes begin

Gates Commons, 3rd Floor Palmer Hall
11:15am - 12:15pm First Mondays Speaker Series featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates, author and editor of the Atlantic Shove Chapel
7pm - 8:30pm Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Mohrman Theater, Armstrong Hall
Tuesday, January 19
12pm - 1:15pm

Advising at CC Luncheon for all students: This will be a great opportunity to meet academic advisors, FYE instructors, co-curricular advisors, student leaders and FYE mentors.

**This concludes Winter Start Orientation!

Gaylord Hall, Worner Center