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    Schedule of Events 2019

    (as of 9/23/19)

    Check back often as events may be added or updated.

    Friday   |   Saturday  |  Sunday  |   Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College   |   Other Attractions   |   Dining On Campus

    Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Registration Central
    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
    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.-11 a.m.
      Experience Afro-Cuban Salsa
      Flex Room (Room 130)
      Naomi Wood, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and César Bauvallet, lead singer and band leader of Son Como Son, facilitate a convergence class that will introduce students to the basic rhythms and history of Afro-Cuban salsa percussion. Students will have a hands-on experience working with instruments and learning percussion patterns with band members. No prior experience necessary.
    • 11 a.m.-Noon
      Creativity, Performing Arts, and the CC Experience
      Screening Room (Room 100)
      Associate Professor of Music and Director of Performing Arts at Colorado College, Ryan Bañagale ’00, explores the ways creativity enhances the liberal arts experience, both over the course of time and in the present day.

    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.

    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: “Salsa and the Southwest”
    Tava Quad Tent
    Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Family Relations
    Enjoy lunch with a Southwest flair accompanied by a preview of this evening's Afro-Cuban salsa concert with select members of Son Como Son.

    Free, however space is limited and registration is required for all attendees, including current students.

    1 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m.
    Campus Tours

    Meet at the Earle Flagpole on Worner Quad
    Join our Admission Ambassadors as they show you the highlights of our 100+ acre campus in a one-hour tour. 

    1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 
    Student Opportunities and Advising Hub Open House 
    1014 N. Weber St. 
    The Student Opportunities and Advising Hub serves as students’ one-stop shop for exploring majors, fellowships, career paths, and various other resources available at CC. Students can use the hub to explore interests, needs, and goals, and receive support in monitoring academic progress, major declaration, and course schedules. Visit with Director of Student Support, Teresa Leopold, and the staff of the hub to learn more about their work. 

    1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Open House: Class of 1967 Tech Sandbox and the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson GIS Lab
    Charles L. Tutt Library, First Floor, East Side
    Tutt isn’t your average library… take a peek below the surface at our GIS (geographic information systems) lab, where students look at data spatially and make spectacular maps. We’ll also show you the drones that students fly to gather data for maps in the area. You can also take some time to play at the Tech Sandbox, where we have a 3D printer, a virtual reality setup, a telepresence robot, lighting panels that respond to sound and other fun hands-on tech.

    1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.
    Innovation at CC Open House
    Innovation Space, 232 E. Cache La Poudre St.
    Featuring community workspace with tools like a laser cutter and loom, a full kitchen, a makerspace, and a meditation room, the Innovation Space provides a venue where students are empowered with the creative confidence to be changemakers. Tour the Innovation Space, participate in sample creativity-building exercises, and learn more about Innovation at CC’s programs, including the Big Idea, the Risk Project, the Creativity Curriculum, Changemaker Workshops, and student-led initiatives. 

    2 p.m.-4 p.m.
    Ahlberg Outdoor Education Center Open House and Tie-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), participate in a “fat bike” demonstration, and enjoy some lawn games. 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. or 4 p.m.
    Experience Utopia at the FAC Museum with Artist Becky Wareing Steele 
    30 W. Dale St.
    The FAC Museum invites you to an Artist Talk with Becky Wareing Steele. The artist will discuss the current exhibition Utopia, a conceptual art installation addressing the balance between virtual reality and the innate human need for community. Wareing Steele will also guide visitors through the installation, sharing the possibility of joining the Utopia project 

    3 p.m.-5 p.m.
    Student Research and Internship Symposium
    Screening Room (Room 100) 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.

    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.

    5 p.m.
    Men’s Soccer v. Johnson & Wales University, Denver
    Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E Colfax Ave., Aurora, CO 80011

    6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    Shabbat Dinner
    Interfaith House, 222 E. Dale 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 p.m.
    Women’s Soccer v. San José State University
    NEW LOCATION! Washburn Field (behind El Pomar Sports Center)
    No ticket required. Show your Family and Friends Weekend nametag for admission and cheer our Tigers on to victory!

    7-7:30 p.m.
    Salsa Dance Lesson
    Tava Quad Tent
    Enhance your enjoyment of tonight's concert by learning the basics of salsa dancing from local dance artist Latisha Hardy.

    7:30 p.m.
    Son Como Son
    Tava Quad Tent
    SonComoSon ConcertColorado College is pleased to welcome nine-piece Afro-Cuban salsa band Son Como Son to campus for a festive evening of music and dancing. Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico and led by music director and composer César Bauvallet, Son Como Son has played and toured throughout the Southwest for over 25 years. As Jesus Muñoz of the Albuquerque Dance Examiner writes, ‘They are original. They’re the real thing. They are the reason why New Mexican dancers can’t sit down when their music plays. Olé los buenos artistas!”

    Free and open to the public.

    8 p.m.-10 p.m.
    Board Game Night
    Benji's Grill in Worner Campus Center
    Join students from CC’s Board Game Club for an evening of family fun! Explore a new game or play an old favorite. A variety of options will be provided.

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    Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

    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
    Louis Multi-Purpose Room in the Adam F. Press Fitness Center (enter on the north side of the building)

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

    10 a.m.-11 a.m.

    Presidential Keynote
    Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
    Join President Jill Tiefenthaler for a presentation on the “state of the college” and CC’s plans for the future.

    11 a.m.-Noon
    Faces of Innovation Panel Discussion
    Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
    The Faces of Innovation project honors alumni, students, and faculty who embody the innovative and adventurous CC spirit with creativity and collaborative ideas. They are people who say “Why not?” and “What if …?” They see a need and devise a way to answer it, even if doing so takes them out of their comfort zone. True liberal-arts thinkers, they make connections across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. Join Director of Alumni and Family Relations, Tiffany Kelly, and honorees Ryan Bañagale ’00, Mark Glaze ’92, Dan Johnson, and Shane Lory ’16 for a discussion highlighting various innovative pursuits.

    Noon-1:30 p.m.
    CC Community Picnic
    Tava Quad Tent
    Come and show your Tiger pride at this festive, all-campus celebration of the Colorado College community featuring performances by Tiger Jazz, the CC Bluegrass Ensemble, and student a capella groups! Sponsored by 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.

    Space for this event is limited, and separate ticket purchase is required for all participants, including CC students. $10 per person. Purchase your tickets here.

    Currently SOLD OUT. To be placed on a waiting list, please call (719) 227-8171 or email

    2 p.m.-3 p.m.
    Colorado Springs Pioneers’ Museum Tour: “Journey to Pikes Peak”
    Meet outside the main entrance to the Charles L. Tutt Library for transportation to the museum (215 S. Tejon St.)
    Do you ever wonder why people live in a particular place? How they got there and why they came? On the Journey to Pikes Peak tour we will explore unique stories of how health, creativity, entrepreneurship, and opportunity have driven migration to and settlement in the Pikes Peak region. Located in the beautifully restored El Paso County Courthouse in downtown Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Pioneers' Museum is committed to building a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak region by preserving and sharing our cultural history. This free tour will include transportation to and from campus.

    Space for this event is limited, and registration is required for all participants, including CC students.

    Currently SOLD OUT. To be placed on a waiting list, please call (719) 227-8171 or email

    2 p.m.-4 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.)
    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. Drop in for a short time to try out something new, or plan to spend a quiet afternoon exploring your creative aspirations by participating in one of three classes designed just for Family and Friends Weekend participants. Drop in activities are free; classes are $10 per person.

    • Wheel Throwing: An introduction to the basics of making clay forms on the potter’s wheel.
    • Collage: Explore fun materials and create your own collage.
    • Watercolor: Techniques for painting beautiful watercolors.

    Beverages included; wine available for age 21 and over only.

    Drop-in activities are free and open to everyone. Classes are $10 per person and, due to limited space, registration is required for all class participants, including CC students.

    Classes are currently SOLD OUT. To be placed on a waiting list for classes, please call (719) 227-8171 or email

    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 Tour the studio, enjoy some refreshments, and learn about ways to be involved!

    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.
    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.
    Shove Chapel 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.

    3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
    ESports Exhibition and Demo
    Meet on the front steps on the south side of Palmer Hall
    Esports is a rising star in colleges around the U.S., and CC is on the forefront with a well-established program that took home the first ever officially sponsored Division III esports trophy from the SCAC this past spring! Take a look at our lab and learn about esports both in general and specifically at CC. After the 30-minute information session, stick around to try your hand at one of the games our esports athletes compete in.

    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).

    8:45 p.m.-10:45 p.m.
    Ice Skating Open Session
    Honnen Ice Arena
    Free for students and families! $1 skate rental.

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    Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

    11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Family and Friends Brunch
    Rastall Dining Hall, Worner Campus Center
    For many students, Sunday brunch is a favorite meal of the week. Come and try it yourself! 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.

    1 p.m.
    Women's Soccer v. Fresno State University
    NEW LOCATION! Washburn Field (behind El Pomar Sports Center)
    No ticket required. Show your Family and Friends Weekend nametag for admission and cheer our Tigers on to victory!

    2 p.m.
    Veronika String Quartet
    Packard Performance Hall
    The Veronika String Quartet presents a program entitled "Beloved Beethoven" featuring the String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6, "La Malinconia," String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, and the String Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131. Get tickets online here or at the door on the day of the performance with cash or check (no credit cards). CC students, staff, and faculty admitted free with CC Gold Card.

    7 p.m.
    Rosh Hashanah Services
    Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument St., (719) 634-5311
    Temple Beit Torah, 522 E. Madison St., (719) 573-0841
    Additional services on Monday and Tuesday, including an alternative outdoor service on Monday with Mountain Minyan in the mountains near Woodland Park. For more information, please contact Kobi Chumash, coordinator of Jewish life and director of Hillel, at

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    Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

    30 W. Dale St.
    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
    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. In addition to the permanent collection, exhibitions on display include:

    • “Christine Howard Sandoval: Channel”
    • “Notes from the Musick Collection”
    • “Utopia: A New Society for All”
    • “Melanie Yazzie: Finding Oneself Again and Again”

    Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday 2 p.m.
    FAC Theatre Mainstage Series: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
    Be one of the first to see this regional premiere and winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play! Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. It’s seven minutes after midnight and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. Recommended for ages 14+.

    Special Backstage Tour!
    Attend the 7:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, September 28, and stay afterwards to participate in a free guided backstage tour from 10-11 p.m.

    Post-Show Talkback
    Attend the 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, September 29, and stay afterwards to participate in a talkback session with the cast from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    Saturday 10 a.m.
    Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m.
    FAC Theatre Family Series: “Busytown: The Musical”
    Busytown is always buzzing with activity, but what do people do all day? That’s where Huckle Cat comes in – he’ll take us on a tour of his great neighborhood, and there is so much to see and do, and so many wonderful friends to visit. Huckle shows us how Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat work together to bring food to the town. Construction Worker and his crew build new houses, and Firechief and the gang keep them safe. Isn’t it wonderful how everyone works together to keep Busytown busy? Recommended for ages 3+.

    Information and Tickets

    Use code “CCBOGO” to access a special buy-one, get-one-free theatre ticket offer for Family and Friends Weekend registrants! Single tickets on sale beginning July 25.
    Phone: (719) 634-5583

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    Other Attractions and Events

    Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Tutt Alumni House Open House
    1205 N. Cascade Ave. (NE corner of N. Cascade Ave. and Uintah St.)
    The Tutt Alumni House is the primary gathering spot for everyone, creating a hub in the heart of campus during Family and Friends Weekend. All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a comfortable, convenient place to peruse the schedule, connect with classmates and/or family members, meet new friends… or simply hang out while enjoying assorted refreshments.

    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.

    Saturday 8 a.m.
    Colorado Springs Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K
    Starting at Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave.
    Family and Friends Weekend attendees are invited to participate in the marathon, half-marathon, or family-friendly 5K race. Register here and use the code “ColoradoCollege19” for a 20 percent discount. Online registration closes at 11:59 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26. On-site registration is available at the Colorado Springs Marathon Expo on Friday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 8 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

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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
         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.

    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: Closed
    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: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    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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