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    Parent and Family Orientation

    August 19-September 9, 2020

    Family Connections—Get to Know CC!

    We are excited to offer weekly virtual events for all incoming parents. These weekly events are designed to help the parents/families of all incoming students get to know the people, programs, and places available to you at CC. Read about the offerings below and click the links to register for each event. Virtual events will be held via Zoom, and registration is required. Hope you’ll join us!

    Academic Success and Resources 
    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020
    12 p.m. (MDT)
    Wondering what resources are available outside the classroom to help your student succeed at CC? Come meet staff members from the Colket Center for Academic Excellence, the Career Center, the Advising Hub, and the Collaborative for Community Engagement to learn more about what they offer. 
    Watch the Zoom Recording

    Family Connections - Varsity Student-Athlete Parent Orientation
    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 
    12 p.m. (MDT)
    Family Connections - Varsity Student-Athlete Parent Orientation
    Are you a parent or family of a varsity student-athlete? This session is for you! Meet the team behind the team, including Vice President and Director of Athletics Lesley Irvine as well as key support athletics department staff members.
    Watch the Zoom Recording

    Health and Wellness 
    Wednesday Sept. 2, 2020
    12 p.m. (MDT)
    CC is committed to not only the physical health of its community, but the overall wellbeing of each student. Join CC representatives to talk about resources dedicated to mental health, counseling, accessibility, and spiritual life at CC.
    Watch the Zoom Recording

    Adventure at CC
    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020
    12 p.m. (MDT)
    Adventure at CC takes many different forms—especially during this unique time. Hear from the people at CC who are central to facilitating a culture of adventure—Outdoor Education, Fitness, and Esports will all share their vision and opportunities for student engagement.
    Watch the Zoom Recording

    Thanks to all of you who joined us for a regional new parent welcome party! It was great to meet you!

    NSO Move in day

    Student Orientation

    Participation in orientation is required for all new first-year and transfer students at Colorado College. This year orientation will be virtual, so whether your student is on campus or participating in distance learning, they will take part in the same new student orientation programming. For more information, please see updated student NSO schedules and FAQs.

    Due to space capacity and in an effort to limit the number of  guests on campus, students are allowed only 1 guest to accompany them to campus for move-in.

    New Student Orientation
    August 14-24, 2020

    Winter Start Orientation
    January 23-26, 2021

    • Winter Start Orientation (WSO) is for students who have been admitted as winter starts for the 2020-21 academic year and for Fall Semester Abroad participants. The schedule will be updated throughout the fall semester as plans are finalized, so be sure to check the WSO page in CCBound for updates!
    • Information about family programming for WSO will be available soon.

    Get More Details

    CC Bound Orientation Website

    Dates, deadlines, to-do's, and other important new student information are all available through CCBound, which is updated every spring.

    Students will be sent the information they need to access CC Bound via email. Fall start students can expect to receive their information as early as June 1. Winter start students can expect to receive their information as early as July 1. Your student’s Colorado College ID number, Colorado College email address, Colorado College network account username, and Colorado College network account password are included in this email. It is important for your student to access his or her new CC email—as well as the CC Bound—as soon as possible after receiving this communication.

    If your student does not receive this information, or if they encounter difficulty accessing email or CCBound, please contact the Office of Residential Life and Campus Activities via email at or by phone at (719) 389-6800 for support and assistance. Parents and families with concerns are welcome to be in touch with the Office of Parent and Family Programs via email at or by phone at (719) 389-6103.

    Health and Wellness

    Health and wellness are important factors for student success, and Colorado College offers several resources that support student health and wellness. These resources are available to all students, both those with the student insurance plan and those with private coverage:

    • The Wellness Resource Center, under the direction of psychologist Heather Horton, works to create an environment that nurtures the development of the whole person and empowers individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices. The WRC works to coordinate and integrate campus-wide efforts to promote health and prevent health problems.
    • The Student Health Center is a partnership between Colorado College and DaVita Medical Group (formerly CSHP) to provide quality health care on campus. During the academic year, the health center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Nurses and a nurse practitioner are available to assess student needs and provide both preventive care and care for routine illness. If necessary, specialist referrals can be made within the DaVita network of providers.
    • The Counseling Center, under the direction of psychologist Bill Dove, is dedicated to supporting the educational mission of Colorado College by providing mental health services on campus. The center employs a variety of clinicians with a wide range of specialties and clinical interests. All students are eligible to receive six free counseling sessions each academic year at Colorado College. The center also offers medication prescribing and management, as well as a tele-counseling service that is available for after-hours concerns and general support.
    Health Records

    An important part of our efforts to ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone in the CC community is documenting immunizations and certain health information. Now is a great time to visit your primary care physician at home, collect this documentation, and talk with your physician about other health-related plans for coming to college. Please review the requirements and submit appropriate documentation at your earliest convenience. Completing the documentation is part of Colorado College’s compliance with Colorado State Law, which requires that all students attending a residential college in the state show proof of immunity. Students will not receive a housing assignment until these forms have been received.

    Health Insurance Requirement

    All students attending Colorado College are required to have health insurance. In accordance with this requirement, all student accounts will be billed for the student health insurance plan underwritten by United Healthcare on or after July 1.

    Students must take action each year they are enrolled as a CC student to either:

    1. Enroll in the college-sponsored plan through an online enrollment process. The coverage will then be effective from August 1 through July 31. OR
    2. Waive the college-sponsored plan by providing proof of insurance from a private health insurance plan which meets Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. Once the online waiver process is completed, the charge on the student account for the college-sponsored plan will be reversed.

    Detailed instructions are available here about the waiver/enrollment process — including time periods for waiver/enrollment and a link to the electronic portal. Questions about the student health insurance plan may be directed to Kimberly Taylor at (719) 389-6386 or

    Accessibility Resources

    Is your student planning to request disability-related accommodations at CC (e.g., extended time for exams, note-taking support, audio formats of text, accessible housing)? If so, Accessibility Resources encourages your student to connect with them by June 30 if possible. (Please note, though, that students can register with Accessibility Resources at any time during their enrollment at CC.)

    Information on registering with Accessibility Resources can be found here.

    Questions? Please call the Accessibility Resources staff (Jan Edwards, Director, and Sara Rotunno, Assistant Director) at 719-227-8285 or send an email.

    Room Assignments and Roommates

    Fall start students will receive an email in June with information about how to access the online housing agreement so that they can provide us with room and roommate preference information. Winter start students can expect to receive this email in July.

    After all fall start students have submitted their housing information forms, the Residential Life and Housing Office will begin the process of assigning rooms and roommates. We endeavor to carefully balance the consideration of individual needs with the needs of each residential life community when matching roommates. Your student's patience waiting for their assignment is appreciated!

    Fall start students can expect to receive their room assignment and the name(s) of their roommate(s) via email in early August. Winter start students will not receive their room and roommate assignments until just prior to orientation.

    Read more about what to bring and get answers to common housing questions.

    Sending Packages

    You are welcome to send packages to your student prior to arrival on campus. All packages will be held for pick-up during orientation. As most new students will not yet have a mailbox assignment, please mark “hold for incoming student” on the outside of the shipment. Students can expect to receive their Worner Box (mailbox) numbers sometime in August. The address format is:
         Student’s full name (no nicknames, please)
         Worner Box # (if known)
         Colorado College
         902 N. Cascade Avenue
         Colorado Springs, CO 80946

    Paying the Bill

    All billing information and statements are managed through TouchNet, our student accounts billing system, which provides real-time student account activity, online ACH payments (debit to savings or checking account), and payment plan setup. Students are required to authorize access to this site for their parents and/or other payers due to FERPA regulations. Students will be asked to complete this process in July. More detailed information explaining this process will be sent to students via email. Once your student has invited you as an "authorized user," then you may log in to the TouchNet site.

    TouchNet log-in, as well as information about the billing schedule, tuition and fees, payment plans ... and more, is available on the student accounts website.

    Financial Aid

    If you have questions about financial aid, please call the financial aid office at (719) 389-6651 or 1-800-260-6458 or email

    Microsoft Office

    All Colorado College students are eligible to download the full Microsoft Office suite for free as part of our institutional Office 365 program. Click here for installation information. For questions or troubleshooting, contact the Help Desk.  

    What to Expect

    Please see updated information for 2020 move-in and orientation.

    Move-In Day is the official kick-off to a full week of New Student Orientation activities. It is designed to provide time for you and your student to transfer belongings to a dorm room, “take care of business,” meet other families and enjoy a meal together, and participate in programming for both students and families. Keep an eye on the orientation schedule for complete information about Move-In Day and the other activities your student will participate in throughout New Student Orientation.

    On Move-In Day, residence halls typically open at 8 a.m. When you arrive on campus, go immediately to your student’s assigned residence hall. If you are unsure of the residence hall location, check the campus map. Many enthusiastic student helpers will be available to assist you with unloading and carrying. You will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly student belongings make it from the car to the room, giving you ample time to help your student begin to unpack!

    Please refer to the printed schedule provided at check-in for additional activities throughout the day. Questions are welcome! If you are unsure about anything, don't hesitate to ask any staff member for help.

    If you are the parent or family member of a student who will arrive early at CC (athletes, Bridge Scholars, Global Scholars, and international students), you are welcome, but not required, to return to campus for Move-In Day activities.

    Supporting Your Student

    For first-year students especially, the college years are a time of growth, change, and exploration. They are faced with multiple challenges: adapting to a new environment, forming new social relationships, and adjusting to more rigorous academic expectations. As a concerned and caring parent, you might ask yourself, “how do I best support my student?” Read more here about conversation starters and suggested resources for your student's first year at CC