Move-In Day Guide

2021 Arrival Testing, NSO Check-In, and Residence Hall Move-in

For New Students/NSO Participants

Arrival Date & Time

Your confirmed campus arrival date and time slot are posted in your admissions portal and were included in the CC Bound FAQs and Updates email sent on Friday, August 6; if you did not request a time on your housing application, please request a time asap. Prior to your arrival to the Colorado College campus, we encourage you to take care of your off-campus shopping and any other needs; students under enhanced social distancing during NSO will be required to remain on-campus once tested. Please note that no other arrival dates other than August 18 and 19 can be accommodated unless you are a part of an approved early arrival program
Students arriving for approved early arrival programs such as Bridge and Fall Athletics will receive information directly from their program administrators, but the steps will always be the same: arrival testing is a required pre-requisite before you can move into your room. 

Arrival Testing

On the day of your move-in, you must first complete your COVID-19 test prior to moving into your residence hall; schedule your arrival test here (under Appointment Type, click Random COVID a.m. or p.m., depending upon the time of your move-in slot). So, your first stop upon arrival to campus will be the COVID-19 testing site in the Student Health Center (1106 N Cascare); parking will be available in the Loomis Hall Lot (1106 N Cascade Ave) and additional on-street parking will be available along Cache La Poudre and Cascade.  

NSO Student & Family Check-In (on August 18 & 19)

For students arriving on August 18 & 19, the next step after testing is visiting the Orientation Check-in Tent on Worner Quad, (adjacent to the Student Health Center), where you will pick up your NSO nametag, CC ID/Gold Card (be sure to upload your photo in advance; step by step instruction video), verify your immunization paperwork has been completed (a requirement before moving into your hall), and receive other helpful NSO information. 
Students who arrived early for the Bridge Program or Fall Athletics should also check-in at the NSO tent on August 18 or 19 to receive their nametag and SWAG. 


After you have completed your arrival test (and checked in for NSO if arriving on Aug 18 &19), you can then proceed to your residence hall for move-in. At your residence hall, staff will be on hand to facilitate the move-in process during which you will receive your room key.

As a reminder, students are only allowed two (2) guests on-campus and in the residence hall during move-in. Guests are required to wear masks while indoors and while outdoors in crowded social settings. 

The address of your hall's check-in and unloading area is:

  • South Hall: 130 E Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903*
  • Mathias Hall: 123 E Uintah St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903+
  • Loomis Hall: 1104 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903^

*Please note that E Cache La Poudre is currently closed between Nevada and Tejon. Therefore, it is best to approach E Cache La Poudre from Cascade Avenue.
+Students assigned to Fleming, Salazar, or Jackson should check in to Mathias Hall. Should there be city construction near the intersections of Uintah and Nevada near Mathias Hall, please use the C-1 parking lot for parking and unloading.
^ Students assigned to Montgomery, McGregor, Ticknor, Bemis, Breton, or Cascade Park should check in at Loomis Hall.

What to Bring to Campus

In addition to the typical items you should bring with you to campus for your room, we have updated our "what to bring list" with items that will help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These items include: masks, a thermometer, hand sanitizer, alcohol-based wipes, and gloves. A description and explanation of each can be found on the CC Bound FAQ page.

Please also be sure that you have submitted your completed immunization/health paperwork within your admission portal prior to coming to campus.

Parking on Campus

During the extended move-in and NSO, please know that parking permits will not be enforced. We do, however, expect that students and their guests abide by other posted signage (i.e., fire lanes, no parking, accessible parking, service, etc.).

As a reminder, Colorado College does not allow first-year students to have a car on campus, and most students do not feel that they need one. If a first-year student is seeking an exception for extenuating circumstances, they may contact the Parking Office at to explain their circumstances; exceptions will only be granted on a case-by-case basis based on accessibility needs. Students requesting disability-related parking consideration should contact Accessibility Resources at  

On-street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods is now limited to residential permit holders through the city of Colorado Springs; therefore, we strongly discourage students from relying on this as a viable option. We do, however, have many transportation services available to our students who do not have access to a car. Campus Safety offers Safe Ride shuttles throughout the week within the immediate vicinity of campus and to grocery stores; the Office of Sustainability partners with Pike Ride and Mountain Metro to provide students free access to the local transportation options; and the Worner Desk offers one-way airport shuttles before extended breaks for a small fee.  

Report an issue - Last updated: 08/11/2021