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Winter Start Orientation Schedule


January 9 - January 19, 2016

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

Below is a schedule outlining Winter Start Orientation (WSO).  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 WSO 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 December 10, 2015

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

Events for New Students are in Black
Events for Fall Semester 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.
Campus Map

Saturday, January 9
Time Event Location
8am - 12pm Residence Halls Open for Move-in. Designated time to get settled into your new home. Assigned Residence Halls
9am - 1pm Worner Mailroom Open. Find your Worner Box number and combination on Banner. Then pick up any packages you may have mailed prior to your arrival. Mailroom, Lower Level Worner Center
10am - 1pm 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 and Colorado College Book Store: Get your supplies, books, or Tiger gear!

Worner Center

Optional Services Available: Student Account Services. Not mandatory, but visit if you have questions or need to pay a bill.

Spencer Center, Room 116

12pm - 1:30pm Fall Semester Abroad Student Luncheon (invitation only). Enjoy lunch at the home of Dean Emily Chan.

Dr. Emily Chan's House

Meet at Worner Center Lobby for Shuttle

Welcome Luncheon for Students and Families ft. Student Panel. Complimentary meal for new students and their families featuring Winter Start student panel focusing on transition, campus life and leadership opportunities.
Gaylord Hall, Worner Center
2pm - 4pm
Priddy Experience Introduction for First-Years and Transfer Students. Time to find out what the Priddy has in store for you and what you should expect. Lennox Lounge, 2nd Floor Worner Center
Fall Semester Abroad Re-entry Orientation. Welcome back to those that sent their first semester abroad. Let's kick things off with orientation. Wellness Resource Center, 2nd Floor Worner Center
Parent Orientation. This special session will provide an overview of typical transition issues, offer constructive ways to be involved, address common questions, and identify valuable health and wellness resources.
Gaylord Hall, Worner Center
4pm - 9pm

On your own.

8pm - 9pm

Ice Cream Social sponsored by Queer Community Coalition for all LGBTQIA and Ally students. Time to relax, eat ice cream, and get to know some of our may active students on campus.

Lennox House
9pm - 11pm

Student Social Event – Digi-Con Dance Party. Where video gaming meets dance hall music. Dance and socialize with new friends and future classmates.

Mathias Lounge, Mathias Hall

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

A Sense of Place and Community. This program will introduce new students to the distinctive place and community where they will spend the next years of their life.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Center

Parent Orientation. Featuring three dynamic panel presentations; faculty and staff will describe the First-Year Experience as well as provide information about the various resources and guidance that are available to your student.

*Coffee Service provided

Bemis Great Hall, Bemis Hall

Fall Semester Abroad Free Day.

12pm - 1pm

Closing Remarks from President Jill Tiefenthaler and Family Luncheon.

*This concludes parent orientation.

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

Capstone Address. Delivered by Dr. Jamal Ratchford, Assistant Professor - History, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies.

Gates Commons, 3rd Floor Palmer Hall
2:45pm - 4pm Book Discussion with FYE Faculty and Mentors. Meet with your FYE (First Year Experience) to discuss the common reading book, Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson. 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

Residence Hall Community Meetings. Your RA’s will let you know where you are meeting. This gives you a chance to meet the people in your hall!

At Assigned residence halls
9pm - 11pm

Laser Tag. Come on out for a game of laser tag in your very own Worner Center!

Perkins Lounge, Worner Center
Monday, January 11
10am - 5pm Fall Semester Abroad Community Engagement Project. Civic engagement project with a community partner. Armstrong Hall, Room 100
9:30am - 10am

Quantitative Reasoning Assessment. The QR Assessment tests your quantitative skills, including your ability to read, understand, and solve number or data problems. Check E-mail
11am - 12pm Priddy Experience Orientation Meeting. Get to know your Priddy Trip leaders and fellow trippees in a fun and interactive way while learning more about your Priddy Experience! WES Room, Lower Level Worner Center
12pm - 1pm Lunch with Small Groups and Depart for Priddy Experience. This is an overnight retreat. Return date is Friday, January 15, 2016. Rastall Dining Hall, Worner Center
Tuesday, January 12
10am - 5pm

Fall Semester Abroad Community Engagement Service Trip. Service project continued.

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

Fall Semester Abroad Community Engagement Service Trip. Today you’ll complete your service projects.

Armstrong 100, Armstrong hall
12pm - 1pm Fall Semester Abroad Lunch. After lots of hard work, come kick back and relax while enjoying lunch at Rastall Cafe.
Rastall Dining, Hall Worner Center
1pm - 5pm Fall Semester Abroad Digital Story Project. Students returning from the First Semester Abroad program will create a digital story in this three-day workshop! Women's Club, 20 Mesa Road
Thursday, January 14
9am - 5pm

Fall Semester Abroad Digital Story Project. Continued from previous day.

Women's Club, 20 Mesa Road
Friday, January 15
9am - 5pm

Fall Semester Abroad Digital Story Project. More Digital Story workshop fun.

Women's Club, 20 Mesa Road

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

2pm Priddy Trips expected to arrive. Welcome back.
3:30pm - 5pm Get to Know CC: Campus Scavenger Hunt with Prizes. Meet at Mathias for a fun way to explore the campus. Start at Mathias Lounge, Mathias Hall
5pm - 6:30pm Dinner and Scavenger Hunt Prizes. Who won the Scavenger Hunt? What better way to find out than with a taco bar! Mathias Lounge, Mathias Hall

Movie Night.Kick back, relax, and watch “The Intern”. Refreshments will be provided.

East Rastall, Worner Center.
Saturday, January 16
7pm - 10pm Open Gym Night including Climbing Gym. Explore all that our gym has to offer! El Pomar Sports Cente
Sunday, January 17
Free Day For All Students
Monday, January 18
8am - 9am

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All People’s Breakfast. Guest speaker: Gwen Brown, Director of Development, Something New Foundation. Breakfast and music. Limited, free student tickets available at the Worner Desk

Reid Arena, El Pomar Sports Center

Classes begin.

11:15am - 12:15pm First Mondays Speaker Series Kick Off. Speaker to be announced. Explore and honor the continued relevance of Reverend Dr. King’s enduring legacy. Free, no tickets required. Shove Chapel
7pm - 8:30pm

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. This Dance Ensemble is internationally known as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies. Free no tickets required.

**This concludes Winter Start Orientation!

Mohrman Theater, Armstrong Hall