Orientation

NSO/WSO

NSO Move in day

Parent/Family Orientation, Fall 2022
Aug. 20, 2022

We are very excited to welcome you to campus during new student move-in and help you get to know CC. New student move-in will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20.  More information about move-in day requirements and student schedules are available on the CC Bound page. Students such as international students, Bridge Scholars, athletes, etc. who have unique move-in schedules should refer to specific information sent from that program. 

We hope all guests will join us for parent/family orientation programming throughout the day and evening of Aug. 20. Registration is now closed. If you have not registered and plan to attend Parent/Family Orientation, please email parents@coloradocollege.edu.

 

2022 PARENT/FAMILY ORIENTATION SCHEDULE (updated 8/12/22)

Friday, August 19 – Approved Early Arrivals 

1 – 5 p.m., Taking Care of Business 

Various offices will be open for you to stop in and take care of business. While the residence halls will only be available for students with approved early move-in, everyone is welcome to visit offices, such as Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Housing, and more, on Friday to get a jump on any outstanding action items.  

2 – 6 p.m., Early Approved Move-in (for students with approval only) 

New Student Move-in is on Saturday, Aug. 20th from 8 a.m.—noon. Students with extenuating circumstances may, however, request early arrival move-in, on Friday, Aug. 19 from 2—6 p.m. More details about how to register for limited early arrival move-in slots will be available soon. Please also note that students with approved early arrival on Friday must still check-in for NSO at the tent on Saturday, and the halls will not be available for those without approval to access. Completed immunization paperwork is required to move into the residence halls.  

 

Saturday, August 20 – Move-in Day, NSO Begins, Family Orientation

7:45 am – 1 pm, Orientation Check-in for Students & Families, NSO Tent on Tava Quad [rain location: Armstrong Hall Lobby]

Students first stop upon arrival Saturday should be the NSO check-in tent to pick up your student ID, nametag, SWAG, schedule, and more; students will also receive a COVID-19 test  at NSO check-in. All students will be given a test kit at check-in and asked to complete that COVID test on the day of arrival to campus. Students and their guests should wear masks when in indoor spaces until they have completed that arrival test and received a negative test result. Students who test positive should remain masked and will receive additional information about isolation protocol.
Families/guests will check in at the same tent as students to obtain their own nametags, resources, and have an opportunity to meet Parent and Family Programs staff.  Students who arrived early for Bridge, Global Scholars, International Orientation or Fall Athletics are also required to check-in at the NSO tent to receive their nametag and SWAG.
Students who arrived early for Bridge, Global Scholars, International Orientation or Fall Athletics are also required to check-in at the NSO tent to receive their nametag and other materials.  

8 am – 12 pm, New Student Move-in, Residence Halls Around Campus 

After you have completed arrival testing and checked in for NSO, you can then proceed to your residence hall for move-in. At your residence hall, staff will be available to facilitate the move-in process, during which you will receive your room key. 

8 am – 1 pm, Taking Care of Business 

Various offices will be open for you to stop in and take care of business. 

11 am – 1 pm, Welcome Luncheon, NSO Tent on Tava Quad [rain location: Rastall & Benji's in the Worner Center]

Students and families are invited to enjoy a free lunch, music, and more. Staff members will also be on hand to answer general questions and provide directions. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Family Relations. 

1:30 – 2 pm, President’s Welcome*, Robson Arena (849 N Tejon) 

NSO officially kicks off with a welcome to all students, families, and guests from CC President L. Song Richardson in Ed Robson Arena. This session is required for students. 

2 – 5 pm, Family & Guest Programming, RSVP HereCornerstone Arts Center   

Parent/Family Orientation programming is designed to help you connect with other CC families, as well as learn about the many resources and programs available at CC to help support your student’s success. If you plan to attend but did not register by the 8/12 deadline, please email us at parents@coloradocollege.edu. Please see the schedule below; all programming takes place in one building, and there is flexibility with multiple sessions offered so you are able to prioritize based on your time and interests. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Family Relations. 

  • 2-4.30 pm | Resource Fair and Regional Connections (Cornerstone Main Space)
    Connect with CC representatives from over 30 offices and programs to ask questions and learn more. There will also be a space to connect with other incoming families from your home region. The Resource Fair and Regional Connections will be ongoing throughout the afternoon programming.
  • 3-3:20 pm; 3:30-3:50 p.m. | Orientation Welcome #1 and #2 (Cornerstone, Celeste Theatre)
    Join us for a parent/family welcome featuring VP/Dean of the College, Pedro de Araujo and Associate Director for Parent Programs, Janna Jones.  
  • 4-5 pm | Breakout Sessions (Cornerstone, various rooms)
    *Parents of student athletes are asked to attend a full one-hour breakout session with VP/ Director of Athletics, Lesley Irvine. (Celeste Theatre)
  • 4-4:20 pm; 4:30-4:50 pm  | Breakout Sessions #1 and #2 (Choose one for each time slot)

           -Academics with Aaron Stoller MFA, PhD, AVP for Student          Success (Cornerstone Flex Room #130)
           -Health and Wellbeing with Heather Horton, PhD, Senior Director of Student Health & Wellbeing (Cornerstone Screening Room #131)
            -Campus Tour with student guides (Cornerstone Front  Entrance)
 

5 – 8:45 pm, Dinner Break, Errands, and Optional Gathering

However you use this time, it is important to note that students should be back on campus by 8:45 pm at the latest so they can be on time for their hall meetings.  

5 – 7:45 pm, Dinner, On Your Own or at Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level  

Enjoy dinner at Rastall or check out a local restaurant; for dinner in Rastall, show your nametag for entry. At check-in, we will have suggestions for local CC favorite eateries close to campus. 

7 – 8:45 pm, Sweet Send-Offs, NSO Tent on Tava Quad  [rain location: Worner Center Lobby]

Students and their families/guests are invited to drop in for an evening sweet treat, meet other students and families, say your final goodbyes, and share your words of wisdom; this concludes the Family Orientation Program. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Family Relations. 

9 pm, Students head to Required Community Meetings* and Optional Evening Socials  

 

 

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New Student Orientation 2022
August 20-27, 2022
Participation in orientation is required for all new first-year and transfer students at Colorado College. All the most up-to-date information can be found on the NSO page of the CC Bound site.

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Winter Start Orientation 2023
(WSO) dates are TBD; The first day of classes for Block 5 is Monday, January 30.

  • Winter Start Orientation (WSO) is for students who have been admitted as winter starts (first year, transfer, and exchange). Information and the complete schedule for both students and parents/guests can be found at CC Bound.

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 Campus Activities and New Student Orientation via email at orientation@coloradocollege.edu 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 parents@coloradocollege.edu 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. Students must enroll or waive the plan. Please read all details regarding the health insurance requirements to ensure you are covered, and to avoid being charged for a plan you do not need.

Questions about the student health insurance plan may be directed to Kimberly Taylor at (719) 389-6386 or kimberly.taylor@coloradocollege.edu.

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 find their CC Box # by logging on to Banner through Single Sign On.

Student's full name (no nicknames, please)
CC Box #
Colorado College Campus Mail
819 N. Tejon St.
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 financialaid@coloradocollege.edu.

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.  Check our technology recommendations and installation information guides. For questions or troubleshooting, contact the Help Desk.

What to Expect

Please see updated information for  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.

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