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Family Weekend

September 25-27, 2015

Autumn in the Rockies is a special time of year! Colorado College offers this weekend to take advantage of the beauty of the season while parents and students enjoy time together. We provide a few anchor events, along with other programming to connect, entertain, and inform parents and students. Ample time is also built into the weekend for families to explore Colorado Springs independently and enjoy local dining and attractions of interest.

Please contact the Office of Parent and Family Relations at parents@coloradocollege.edu or (719) 389-6103 with questions or for more information.

An updated schedule for Family Weekend 2015 will be published as it becomes available.

2014 Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 17  

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Registration
(Perkins Lounge in Worner Campus Center) 

Check in and pick up a final schedule and any required tickets.

Note: The following events for Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 have limited seating. If you plan to attend any of these events, you MUST register on-site in Worner Campus Center to receive a free ticket. Registration is not available prior to arrival.

  • Friday, October 17, 9:00 a.m.-Noon 
    A Community of Learning: Inside and Outside the Classroom
  • Friday, October 17, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 
    Climate Change Faculty Research Luncheon
  • Saturday, October 18, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Tree Planting Service Project
9:00 a.m.-Noon

A Community of Learning: Inside and Outside the Classroom
(Bemis Hall) 

Note: Due to limited seating for both parts of this event, free tickets are required for admission. Register on-site in Perkins Lounge in Worner Campus Center to get your ticket.

Engage with faculty and professional staff from student life and other divisions of the college. Participate in a mock class and learn about some of the exciting non-credit offerings for our January Half Block program.

  • 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Inside the Classroom
    Participants will rotate through three interactive sessions with faculty who will present a variety of topics.
  • 10:30 a.m.-Noon Outside the Classroom
    Participants will rotate through three sessions with student life and other professional staff to learn about some of the exciting non-credit offerings for our January Half Block program.
10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Enjoy access to the Adam F. Press Fitness Center by showing your Family Weekend Guest Pass.

 

Times Vary

 

Lunch Options

  • Lunch on your own. The Information Desk in Worner Campus Center has a list of nearby restaurants.
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.
  • 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Climate Change Faculty Research Luncheon
    (Gaylord Hall in Worner Campus Center)
    See event detail below. Requires free ticket

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Climate Change Faculty Research Luncheon
(Gaylord Hall in Worner Center)

Note: Due to limited seating for this event, free tickets are required for admission. Register on-site in Perkins Lounge in Worner Campus Center to get your ticket.

Learn about cutting-edge research conducted by a team of CC faculty:

  • Becca Barnes, assistant professor of environmental sciences: Impacts of Climate Change on Watersheds
  • Marion Hourdequin, associate professor of philosophy: The Ethics of Geoengineering
  • Miro Kummel, associate professor of environmental scienceClimate and Tree-Line Change on Pikes Peak
  • Dylan Nelson, assistant professor of film and new media studies: Producing "Merchants of Doubt"
  • Eric Perramond, associate professor of environmental science and southwest studies: Adjudicating Western Waters Under Climate Change
  • Mark Smith, professor of economicsThe Political Economy of Climate Change: European Union v. United States
  • Ian Johnson, director of sustainability: A Carbon Neutral Campus
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Open Houses
(Loomis Hall Lounge, Slocum Hall Lounge, Mathias Hall Lounge) 

Enjoy visiting our residence halls and meeting the staff. Featuring performances by student musicians at 1:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Academic Department Open Houses
(Various Locations)

Schedule available at registration.

Meet faculty in participating departments. Feel free to visit any department in which you or your student are interested, whether or not your student has declared a major. Open to all!

3:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer: CC vs. UNLV
(Stewart Field)

Free for students and families with a Family Weekend Guest Pass.

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Climbing Gym Open House
(El Pomar Gym)

3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Internship Experience Forum
(Great Hall in El Pomar Sports Center)

Students will share information about internships they have held.

Times Vary 

 

Dinner Options

  • Dinner on your own. The Information Desk in Worner Campus Center has a list of nearby restaurants. Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA) is sponsoring "CC Night on the Town," when students are encouraged to go off campus with their families for meals. A list of many downtown businesses that will be offering special discounts for students will be made available to students.
  • 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Families and Friends: A Mixer
    (Bemis Great Hall)
    Reception with light refreshments sponsored by CC's hub of diversity and inclusion, The Butler Center. 
  • 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.
  • 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner
    (Interfaith House, 1004 N. Weber Street)
    This Jewish tradition welcomes the end of the week and the day of rest. All students and families are welcome! No RSVP required. 
6:00 p.m.

Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving: CC vs. Western State
(Schlessman Natatorium)

Free for students and families with a Family Weekend Guest Pass.

7:00 p.m.
and
9:30 p.m.
(two performances) 

The Kitchen by Arnold Wesker
(Norberg Studio Theatre in Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center)

Limited tickets for both performances available at the Worner Desk. Free with CC ID. Students can receive limited complimentary tickets for family members while supplies last.

Directed by Andrew Manley, associate professor of theatre and dance, this classic from the 1960s is set in the basement kitchen of a huge restaurant as 30 chefs, waitresses, and kitchen porters prepare for the frenzy of serving lunch. Wesker’s extraordinary play puts work and the workplace center stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.

7:30 p.m. 

Men’s Hockey: CC vs. University of North Dakota
(Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard)

Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are required.

  • Students may obtain a free ticket for student section seating with their CC ID through the Worner Desk. 
  • Students may also purchase up to two (2) additional tickets at $17 each for student section seating. Tickets must be purchased in advance by the student with their CC ID through the Worner Desk.
  • Student section tickets go on sale at the Worner Desk beginning October 13.
  • Additional tickets for seating outside the student section may be purchased at the Broadmoor World Arena box office, online through the Broadmoor World Arena, or by calling 719.576.2626. Additional tickets go on sale beginning on September 20.
  • Free bus transportation for students is available from the Worner Campus Center. Parents and families are encouraged to carpool to the Broadmoor World Arena.
  • Parking at the Broadmoor World Arena is $5 per car.
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Free Ice Skating
(Honnen Ice Arena)

Free for students and families with a Family Weekend Guest Pass.

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 

Student Film Festival
(Screening Room in Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center) 

Clay Haskell, assistant professor of film and new media studies, will screen several top selections by his talented student filmmakers.

 Saturday, October 18 

6:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Buddhist Meditation
(Shove Chapel)

Additional spiritual life activities occur throughout the weekend at various on- and off-campus locations. Contact Chaplain Kate Holbrook for more information.

8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Enjoy access to the Adam F. Press Fitness Center by showing your Family Weekend Guest Pass.
8:00 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
(Louis Multi-Purpose Room in Adam Press Fitness Center) 
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
(Armstrong Great Hall)
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Registration
(Information Desk, Worner Campus Center) 
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 

President Jill Tiefenthaler
(Armstrong Theatre)

Join President Tiefenthaler for a presentation on the landscape of higher education and CC's strategic position.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Free Ice Skating
(Honnen Ice Arena)

Free for students and families with a Family Weekend Guest Pass.

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Photo Booth Fun!
(Worner Campus Center)

Use our crazy props to create some fun photo memories of the weekend with your family in our custom photo booth!

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Outdoor Concert
(Worner Quad)

Featuring popular Colorado bluegrass band Trout Steak Revival. Sponsored by the Carnivore Club, a student-run club known for serving up meat to the Colorado College community. Freshly grilled burgers will be available!

 

Times Vary

 

Lunch Options

  • Lunch on your own. The Information Desk in Worner Campus Center has a list of nearby restaurants.
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Art Walk

Pick up a map at Worner Desk and take a leisurely stroll. Visit the venues in any order you like. All venues are free of charge; please show your Family Weekend Guest Pass at the Fine Arts Center for free admission. Transportation available upon request at Friday registration in Worner Center. 

  • Sin and Salvation Reconsidered (Coburn Gallery, Main Level of Worner Campus Center) This exhibition, featuring paintings and sculptures by Lisa Easton and Frances Carlson, reexamines the seven deadline sins and virtues.
  • The Arts & Crafts Exhibit (Worner Campus Center, Arts & Crafts Hallway, Lower Level) Featuring works in clay, metals, and fiber by students in this co-curricular program.
  • Heather Oelklaus:  One of a Kind (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale Street) Admission is free if accompanied by someone with a CC ID. Colorado Springs-based artist and CC faculty member Heather Oelklaus explores her subjects through historic photographic processes. Although Oelklaus employs vintage techniques, many of which date back to the beginnings of photography itself, her compositions frequently speak the language of abstract painting or motion pictures. But it is Oelklaus's combination of these extremely difficult technical processes with contemporary subjects and objects that is truly One of a Kind.
  • Transmission/Frequency: Tesla and His Legacy ( Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, I.D.E.A. Space) This exhibit features contemporary artists whose works reflect — deliberately or not — Tesla’s maverick spirit and enduring legacy. Featured projects engage some of Tesla’s ideas, such as free-floating electrical current, self-sustaining systems/movements, electrical and fluorescent light, and magnetic fields. The exhibition also includes images and reproductions of Tesla’s inventions and excerpts from his journals, particularly those written during his time in Colorado Springs.
  • Conservation Through Art (802 N. Nevada Avenue) Through a variety of media, the exhibit highlights the many distinct relationships the CC community shares with the West’s natural resources and environment. Sponsored by the State of the Rockies project and Student Life.
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tree Planting Service Project 

Note: Due to limited accommodations for this event, free tickets are required for admission. Register on-site in Perkins Lounge in Worner Campus Center to get your ticket.

Work with students and faculty from CC's environmental program to plant trees in fire-affected areas around Colorado Springs.

2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tutt House Legacy Open House
(Tutt Alumni House, 1205 N. Cascade Avenue)

Current students and their parents who are Colorado College alumni are invited to join the staff of alumni relations for a special reception at the Tutt Alumni House.

4:00 p.m.

Ultimate Frisbee: CC Club Men's Team vs. Spikes Peak
(Washburn Field)

Come and see why ultimate frisbee has been a popular pasttime at CC for many years.

 Times Vary

Explore Colorado Springs

May we suggest an off-campus adventure? Colorado Springs and the surrounding area offer many wonderful cultural and recreational opportunities.

The possibilities are (almost) endless! More ideas are available here.

Times Vary

Dinner Options

  • Dinner on your own. The Information Desk in Worner Campus Center has a list of nearby restaurants.
  • 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Rastall Café (Worner Campus Center) accepts Gold Card, cash or credit cards.
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Hockey Package
    (Wigand Room, Broadmoor World Arena)
    See event detail below. Requires advance reservations and ticket purchase.
6:00 p.m.

Dinner and Hockey Package
(Wigand Room in Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard)

Advance reservations and ticket purchase are required.

Enjoy a catered dinner and watch the game from the elevated perspective of the Broadmoor World Arena's Wigand Room.

  • Package cost is $60 per person, including dinner and seating for the game in the Wigand Room.
  • Reservations must be made and tickets must be purchased for all attendees, including students. The Colorado College meal plan does not cover the cost of dinner.
7:00 p.m. 

Men’s Hockey: CC vs. University of North Dakota
(Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard)

Puck drop at 7:00 p.m.. Tickets are required.

  • If you are purchasing the Dinner and Hockey Package, please see above for details.
  • Students may obtain a free ticket for student section seating with their CC ID through the Worner Desk. 
  • Students may also purchase up to two (2) additional tickets at $17 each for student section seating. Tickets must be purchased in advance by the student with their CC ID through the Worner Desk.
  • Student section tickets go on sale at the Worner Desk beginning October 13.
  • Additional tickets for seating outside the student section may be purchased at the Broadmoor World Arena box office, online through the Broadmoor World Arena, or by calling 719.576.2626. Additional tickets go on sale beginning on September 20.
  • Free bus transportation for students is available from the Worner Campus Center. Parents and families are encouraged to carpool to the Broadmoor World Arena.
  • Parking at the Broadmoor World Arena is $5 per car.
7:00 p.m.

Family Game Night
(Benji's Grill in Worner Campus Center)

Enjoy board games, Benji's, and beverages from Colorado Coffee. 

7:00 p.m.

Colcannon in Concert
(Armstrong Theatre in Armstrong Hall)

Colcannon plays Irish music with panache, warmth and wit. Timeless songs and great musicianship transport the audience to another time and place. Free.

7:00 p.m.
and
9:30 p.m.
(two performances) 

The Kitchen by Arnold Wesker
(Norberg Studio Theatre in Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center)

Limited tickets for both performances available at the Worner Desk. Free with CC ID. Students can receive limited complimentary tickets for family members while supplies last.

Directed by Andrew Manley, associate professor of theatre and dance, this classic from the 1960s is set in the basement kitchen of a huge restaurant as 30 chefs, waitresses, and kitchen porters prepare for the frenzy of serving lunch. Wesker’s extraordinary play puts work and the workplace center stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.

 Sunday, October 19 

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 

Farewell Brunch -- SOLD OUT
(Bemis Great Hall & Bemis Lounge)

Advance reservations and ticket purchase are required.

Reservations must be made and tickets must be purchased for all attendees, including students. The Colorado College meal plan does not cover the cost of the brunch. Cost is $22 per person.

11:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Enjoy access to the Adam F. Press Fitness Center by showing your Family Weekend Guest Pass.

Noon

Women's Soccer: CC vs. UNLV
(Stewart Field)

Free for students and families with a Family Weekend Guest Pass.

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Free Ice Skating
(Honnen Ice Arena)

Free for students and families with a Family Weekend Guest Pass.

4:30 p.m. Roman Catholic Mass
(Shove Chapel) 

Accommodations

The Mining Exchange - Wyndham Grand Hotel
8 South Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
www.wyndham.com
(719) 323-2030
Click here or use group name Colorado College Family Weekend 2015 for room block reservations.

Hyatt Place - Garden of the Gods
503 W. Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
www.hyatt.com/hyatt/place
(719) 265-9385
Click here or use group code G-CCFW for room block reservations.

Antlers Hilton Hotel
(Please note that the Antlers is sold out for the evening of Friday, September 25. This option is available only for the evening of Saturday, September 26.)
4 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
www.antlers.com
(719) 955-6202
Click here for room block reservations.