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(as of 9/27/18)
Check back often as events may be added or updated.

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Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration Central
New Location!  Charles L. Tutt Library, First Floor, West Side
When you arrive on campus, please check in here to receive your official Family and Friends Weekend name tags, welcome materials, and any tickets you may have reserved for on-campus events. Enjoy some hospitality and a chance to connect with other CC families.

9 a.m.-noon
TigerED
Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
While our students are in their regularly scheduled Friday classes, parents and families are invited to discover unique aspects of the Colorado College academic experience by attending a special educational session led by faculty.

  • 9 a.m. Global Climate Change
    How have human activities impacted our shared home on Earth, in particular its complex climate system? Rebecca Barnes, assistant professor of environmental science, will provide an overview of how Earth’s climate system works, how it has changed in the past, and is predicted to change in the future.
  • 10 a.m. Decision Making
    Join Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Christina Rader and the students from her First Year Experience class for a look at what they have learned about how people make decisions and how the decision-making process impacts real-world issues.
  • 11 a.m.
 Stress, Coping, and Health
    What are the consequences to our immunological function and our chromosomes as the result of our brain’s decision to appraise something as acute or chronic stress? How do our brain’s pre-conceived notions determine if we lose weight or feel hungry? Explore these and other questions of health psychology with Professor of Psychology Kristi Erdal.

9 a.m.-Noon
1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Special Collections Open House
Charles L. Tutt Library, Garden Level
Visit CC Special Collections in the newly renovated library and see treasures from the collections and historic photographs of CC library buildings.

10, 10:30, and 11 a.m.
2 p.m.
Library Tours
Charles L. Tutt Library, Main Floor Desk
Enjoy a guided tour of the newly renovated Tutt Library and learn more about what makes our library, designed for the Block Plan, so special. As your tour concludes, visit the Class of 1967 Tech Sandbox to try out our virtual and mixed reality technology. Experience the planetary rotation of our solar system or paint a 3D masterpiece. Or watch the screen as others give it a whirl. Self-guided tours of the library are also available throughout the weekend using this online guide.

Noon-5 p.m.
Arts and Crafts Open House
Worner Campus Center, Lower Level
You are invited to tour the Student Life Arts and Crafts Program. Please stop in to see the clay, metals, and fiber studios, watch students working on projects, and learn about the opportunities available to enrolled students at CC! Refreshments available.

Noon-5 p.m.
Wellness Resource Center Open House
Wellness Resource Center, Worner Center, 2nd Floor
CC's Wellness Resource Center works to create an environment that nurtures the development of the whole person and empowers students to make healthy lifestyle choices. Stop by to visit our workshop space, meet the staff, and learn more about our programs and initiatives.

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Sense of Place Feature Lunch: "The Anthropology of Sustainability in Colorado"
New Location!  Armstrong Quad Tent
For at least 10,000 years people have lived in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, home of the Colorado College Baca campus. What does it mean to be human in the Anthropocene—a time when human-caused climate change challenges lifeways and ecosystems globally? Join Professor Sarah Hautzinger and Assistant Professor Scott Ingram for a look through the anthropological lenses of archaeology and cultural anthropology to understand how the past informs the present, and how both can shape our collective futures. Space for this event is limited, and registration is required for all attendees, including current students. $15 per person (lunch not included in the student meal plan.)

2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Explore, Develop and Connect: Putting a Liberal Arts Education to Work
Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
A panel of Colorado College students will share stories about experiences that have helped them to develop skills and refine their career goals and aspirations.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Ahlberg Outdoor Education Center Open House and T-Shirt Tye-Dye
Ahlberg Outdoor Education Center, 931 N. Nevada Ave. (next to Autrey Field)
Come and learn about what Outdoor Education offers! Tour the education center with students and staff, make your own tie-dye t-shirt (t-shirts provided), and view fly-fishing, paragliding, and avalanche rescue demonstrations. If you’re interested in hiking on your own this weekend, we’ll supply a free list of the best local hikes.

3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Student Research and Internship Symposium
Celeste Theatre and Main Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
Studying on the Block Plan at Colorado College gives students the flexibility to pursue and participate in summer opportunities that enhance and expand their in-class learning with practical experience. This symposium showcases the Summer Collaborative Research (SCoRe) and Summer Internship Funding programs with a series of short presentations, poster sessions, and community discussion across a variety of disciplines.

3 p.m.
Women's Varsity Soccer v. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Stewart Field

5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Networking Reception
Bemis Lounge
Sponsored by the Colorado College Career Center and the Office of Alumni and Family Relations, this event is an opportunity for parents to serve as resources for CC students in their career explorations.

6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner
Interfaith House, 1004 N. Weber St.
This Jewish tradition welcomes the end of the week and the day of rest. All students and families are welcome! No RSVP required.

7:30 p.m.
The Pharoah Sanders Quartet
Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall

Colorado College is honored to welcome National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Pharoah Sanders to campus for a one-night-only performance of improvisational jazz, accompanied by William Henderson on piano, Nat Reeves on bass, and Jonathan Blake on drums. The concert will be filmed for a documentary written and co-produced by CC Assistant Professor of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Michael Sawyer and renowned director Kevin Wilmott (“BlackKklansman,” “Chiraq”). Don’t miss your chance to see this special performance by a jazz legend! Concert is open to the public. Tickets available Aug. 1 at www.brownpapertickets.com. Use password FFWTIGER for a special Family and Friends Weekend discount. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Office of the President, the Department of Music, and the Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Program.

8 p.m.
“L U N G S”
a play by Duncan Macmillan
Taylor Theatre, Bemis Hall
In a time of global anxiety, terrorism, erratic weather and political unrest, a young couple want a child. If they overthink it, they'll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster. This acclaimed, award-winning play has been performed all over the world. A fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Family & Friends Weekend directed by theatre department professor Andrew Manley and performed by students Emily Gardner and Theo Merrill.

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Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

6:30 a.m.
Buddhist Meditation
Shove Chapel
Additional spiritual life activities occur throughout the weekend at various on- and off-campus locations. Contact the Chaplains’ Office at (719) 389-6638.

8 a.m.
Morning Yoga
El Pomar Multi-Purpose Room

9 a.m.-noon
Registration Central
New Location!  Charles L. Tutt Library, First Floor, West Side

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Presidential Keynote
Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
Join President Jill Tiefenthaler for a presentation on the “state of the college” and CC’s plans for the future.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
CC Community Picnic
Armstrong Quad Tent
Come and show your Tiger pride at this all-campus celebration of the Colorado College community, with music provided by CC’s own swingin’ Tiger Jazz Ensemble. Sponsored by the dean of students and the Office of Alumni and Family Relations.

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Downtown Walking Tour
Starting at The Wild Goose Meeting House, 401 N. Tejon St.
Facilitated by the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership, this guided walking tour will include historic buildings, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of downtown Colorado Springs. All tickets include a free coffee beverage from Wild Goose. Ticket holders should arrive at Wild Goose at 1:30 p.m. to order and enjoy their beverage. Cost is $10 per person. Space for this event is limited. Separate ticket purchase is required for all participants, including CC students. $10 per person. Purchase tickets.

2 p.m.-4 p.m.
KRCC Open House
KRCC Studio, 912 N. Weber St.
91.5 KRCC has grown considerably since its humble beginnings as a two-room public address system in the basement of Bemis Hall. Now 91.5 KRCC is the home for NPR (National Public Radio) in Southern Colorado. A vital part of the local radio scene, 91.5 KRCC is also online worldwide at krcc.org. Tour the studio, enjoy some refreshments, and learn about ways to be involved!

2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Family and Friends Art Classes
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Bemis School of Art, 818 Pelham Place (entrance behind the museum and theatre, off Cache La Poudre St.)
Please note: Classes are at capacity. Contact us at parents@coloradocollege.edu to be placed on the waitlist.
The Fine Arts Center grew out of the Broadmoor Art Academy, and the Bemis School of Art honors that legacy by offering a year-round calendar of art classes to the Colorado Springs community. Spend a quiet afternoon exploring your creative aspirations by participating in one of three classes designed just for Family and Friends Weekend participants:

  • Wheel Throwing: An introduction to the basics of making clay forms on the potter’s wheel.
  • Figure Drawing: Basic figure drawing techniques with a clothed model.
  • Watercolor: Techniques for painting beautiful watercolors.

Beverages included; wine available for age 21 and over only. These classes are free, however, space is limited, and registration is required for all participants, including CC students.

2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Go for the Gold Bike Ride
Meet outside Worner Center at the corner of Cascade Ave. and Cache La Poudre St.
Please note: This event has reached capacity. Contact us at parents@coloradocollege.edu to be placed on the waitlist.
Take a ride through history and follow the route of the Short Line Railroad as you descend by bicycle to Colorado Springs on the old Gold Camp Road. Facilitated by Challenge Unlimited, this guided tour will include transportation to and from campus, bikes and equipment, and a light snack. Space for this event is limited, and registration is required for all participants, including CC students. $80 per person. Due to equipment limitations, riders must be at least 4 ft. 6 in. tall. 

3 p.m.-4 p.m.
Stained Glass Tour
Shove Memorial Chapel
Built in the Norman Romanesque style, Shove Chapel was designed after Winchester Cathedral and even has a stone from the cathedral as a cornerstone. Many stained-glass windows are located throughout, each with its own story. Hear those stories and learn more about this beautiful interfaith space that serves as the heart of the CC community.

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Recital: Chris Young, P’21, Organ, and Brenda Brenner, P’21, Violin
Shove Memorial Chapel
The Shove Memorial Chapel organ was built by the Welte-Tripp Organ Company of Sound Beach, Connecticut in 1931 and was selected by the Organ Historical Society as “an instrument of exceptional historic merit worthy of preservation.” Join CC parents, Chris Young and Brenda Brenner, professors at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, for a recital of various works that explore the range of this magnificent instrument. Free and open to the public.

Times vary
CC’s Night on the Town
See the flyer in your registration packet for participating locations.
Discover the best that vibrant downtown Colorado Springs has to offer. Local restaurants will offer discounts to the CC community ranging from 10 to 20 percent off total bill to free drinks or desserts. We hope that families and friends will find a new favorite local spot for a night out! A list of participating establishments will be in your registration packet. Sponsored by Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA).

New Event! – 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Latinx Mixer
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center Main Space
To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, SOMOS is hosting a mixer with other Latinx organizations around Colorado Springs. Families and friends on campus for the weekend are invited to attend.

New Time!  7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Ice Skating Open Session
Honnen Ice Arena
Free for students and families! $1 skate rental.

8 p.m.
“L U N G S”
a play by Duncan Macmillan
Taylor Theatre, Bemis Hall
In a time of global anxiety, terrorism, erratic weather and political unrest, a young couple want a child. If they overthink it, they'll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster. This acclaimed, award-winning play has been performed all over the world. A fAIL bETTER pRODUCTION for Family & Friends Weekend directed by theatre department professor Andrew Manley and performed by students Emily Gardner and Theo Merrill.

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Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018

9 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Ice Skating Open Session
Honnen Ice Arena
Free for students and families! $1 skate rental.

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
The Butler Center Breakfast Reception
The Butler Center, Worner Center, 2nd Floor
Families, friends, and support people for first-generation students and students of color are invited to join the staff of the Butler Center for a light breakfast and to learn more about our programs and services. Chat with us about our pillars:  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Intercultural Exchange and Empowerment.

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Pop-Up Yoga
Courtyard, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at CC
This special Year of the Dog pop-up yoga class will feature live music and adorable puppies brought to you courtesy of the foster care department at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region! This class is free, with donations that will be given to HSPPR encouraged. Get more information and join the Facebook event here.

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Family and Friends Bluegrass Brunch
Rastall Dining Hall, Worner Campus Center
For many students, Sunday brunch is a favorite meal of the week. Come and try it yourself! Musical entertainment provided by CC’s own Bluegrass Ensemble. CC students on the meal plan admitted with no extra charge. All others are $10 per person, either purchased during registration or at the door.

Noon
Women's Varsity Soccer v. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Stewart Field

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Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College provides innovative, educational, and multidisciplinary arts experiences that elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality. The Fine Arts Center provides visual arts, performing arts, and arts education to the entire Colorado Springs community and is a valuable resource for students and faculty that furthers the educational mission of the college.

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Museum Exhibitions
30 W. Dale St.
The museum hosts major international traveling and changing exhibitions and features works from the FAC’s significant permanent collection of American and Southwestern art, including an unprecedented Tactile Gallery. Admission is always free for CC students with their Gold Card. Students’ families are also admitted free during Family and Friends Weekend 2018. In addition to the permanent collection, exhibitions on display include:

  • “Year of the Dog” — Featuring five highly renowned American artists working across media and each addressing a different facet of the theme, “Year of the Dog” asks us to examine the psychology of our sometimes-contradictory relationships with animals. 
  • “Miss Elsie Palmer at Home and Abroad” – Centered on a cherished portrait of Elsie Palmer, daughter of Colorado Springs founder, Gen. William Jackson Palmer, this exhibition represents Elsie’s domestic life and surroundings both in Colorado Springs and in England. From letters and photographs to furniture, paintings, and antique ephemera, we can capture a rare glimpse of what life may have been like for the Palmer family during the late-19th and early 20th centuries.

Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m.
FAC Theatre Mainstage Series: “Shakespeare in Love”
SaGaJi Theatre, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.
Be one of the first to see this regional premiere! Shakespeare in Love is a play with music that was adapted for the stage from the 1988 film by Tony and Olivier Award-winning writer Lee Hall, based on the screenplay by Academy Award-winning writer Marc Norman, and Tony, Olivier, and Academy Award-winning writer Tom Stoppard. A romantic piece of historical fiction, the story centers around a young Will Shakespeare as he struggles to find his inspiration. Enter the feisty aristocratic Viola de Lesseps, who longs to be an actor. The relationship they forge serves as inspiration for Will’s greatest play – Romeo and Juliet. This stage adaptation employs tactics commonly found in plays of the Elizabethan age: cross-dressing disguises, mistaken identities, suspicions of adultery, sword fighting, a comedic nurse, and even visions of ghosts are all present, as is the enduring “play-within-a-play” convention that Shakespeare fondly adopted for many of his works. Overall, Shakespeare in Love delivers a delightfully crowd-pleasing, deeply romantic, and highly adventurous tale of love and drama in Renaissance-era England. Recommended for ages 12+.

Friday 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m.
FAC Theatre Family Series: “Go, Dog, Go”
Music Room, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.
P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a Ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. This is a rollicking free-for-all of chicanine-ery. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops.

Information and tickets for performances:
Online: www.csfineartscenter.org/theatre/
Phone: (719) 634-5583
Email: fac@coloradocollege.edu

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Other Attractions and Events

Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Money Museum at the American Numismatic Association
818 N. Cascade Ave. (between Packard Hall and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at CC)
The Money Museum explores art, history, science, and more in three separate gallery exhibits. Visitors can see spectacular rarities and learn about the history of our nation and the world as seen through money. Featured exhibits include a special WWI exhibit that showcases art medals and military decorations, and one of the most complete U.S. gold coin collections ever assembled. Admission is always free for CC students with their Gold Card. Students’ families also will be admitted free during Family and Friends Weekend.

Friday, 11 a.m. info session and 1 p.m. tour
Saturday, 2 p.m. info session and 3 p.m. tour
Admissions Information Sessions and Campus Tours
Cutler Hall
Information sessions are a chance to hear from an admission director about the Block Plan, student life, and the admission and financial aid processes. Information sessions are full, but campus tours are open to anyone and available without registration, either Friday at 1 p.m. or Saturday at 3 p.m.

Friday 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Adam F. Press Fitness Center

44 W. Cache La Poudre St. (at the north end of the El Pomar Sports Center)

Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Colorado College Bookstore

Worner Campus Center, lower level

NEW EVENT!
Saturday 8 a.m.

Colorado Springs Marathon 5K
Starting at Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave.
Families and Friends Weekend attendees are invited to participate in this family-friendly race that follows the Marathon and Half Marathon course. Register here and use the code “ColoradoCollege18” for a 20 percent discount. Online registration closes at 11:59 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. On-site registration is available at the Colorado Springs Marathon Expo on Friday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Dining on Campus

With a variety of options, from burgers and salad to Frappucino and fruit juice, there are a number of on-campus dining options. Bon Appétit, CC's socially responsible food management service, strives to provide the college community with meals that are local, sustainable, delicious, and nutritious. Bon Appétit is also committed to serving seasonal organic options whenever available.

Rastall Café Dining Hall
Worner Campus Center, first floor
Friday:
     Breakfast: 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
     Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     Dinner: 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:
     Brunch: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
     Dinner: 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Benjamin’s
Worner Campus Center, first floor
Friday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Colorado Coffee
Worner Campus Center, first floor
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Preserve
Western Ridge Apartments, first floor
Friday: 11:30 a.m. to Midnight
Saturday and Sunday: 1:30 p.m. to Midnight

Susie B’s
Charles L. Tutt Library, third floor
Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Local Goods (convenience store)
Mathias Hall, first floor
Friday: 11:30 a.m. to Midnight
Saturday and Sunday: 2:30 p.m. to Midnight

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