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NSO Schedule

New Student Orientation 2019 Schedule*

August 17, 2019 - August 26, 2019

Last Updated 8/13/2019

The NSO schedule takes inspiration from the Block Plan and will give you a taste of a "typical" class day; required sessions are offered each morning and the afternoon is open for you to choose your own adventure — explore campus, get to know resources, and prepare for the semester ahead. To maximize your CC experience, you are required to attend at least two Choose Your Own Adventure sessions in addition to meeting with your advisor. 

Schedule Key:

  • Parents and Guardians Only - Red
  • Students and Families - Blue
  • Students Only - Black
  • All bold items are required student events at which attendance may be taken

All students and families will receive a printed schedule upon arrival to campus but be sure to also reference this online schedule as any updates will be posted here.  

This Campus Map will be a helpful resource in making sure to get you where you need to go.  

*Please noteany changes to the schedule will be posted below with (UPDATED) to indicate new or changed information. 

Friday, August 16 - For approved Early Move-in Arrivals

Time         Event Location
a.m. - 9 p.m.

Stop by to pick up your ID if you submitted your picture in advance or have your picture taken in person and ID card printed; bring a photo ID. You must get your CC Gold Card by Saturday, Aug. 17 at 1 pm to access residence halls and meal plans!

Worner Desk, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
1 - 5 p.m.

Health Center Open to collect any outstanding immunization documentation; this is required before move-in.

Should you have incomplete immunization forms, your name tag will be flagged at check-in and you will be directed to the Student Health Center to complete this process. 

Student Health Center
1 - 5 p.m.

Early Move-In (UPDATED):

Early move-in is offered to those with approval. For students not participating in approved early arrival programs, Early Move-In is only available on Friday, August 16 from 1 - 5 pm. Students approved for Early Move-In will be required to attend a brief hall meeting on Friday, August 16 at 5 pm. To request early move-in, please complete this brief form; if you have any questions about early move-in, contact the Office of Campus Activities at (719) 389 6800 or by email at orientation@coloradocollege.edu for more information. Arrival instructions and driving directions can be found here. Participants in the Family Orientation Program should also check in at their student's hall.

Should you have incomplete immunization forms, your name tag will be flagged at check-in and you will be directed to the Student Health Center to complete this process. 

Assigned Residence Halls
- 5 p.m.

Package shuttle service is available to help you get large packages from the mail room to your residence hall.

Mail Room, Worner Campus Center, Lower Level

5 - 6 p.m.

Hall Meeting

All new students with early move-in approval are required to attend a brief meeting.

Assigned Residence Halls

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Students can use their meal plans. $10.40 for family and friends.

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

Saturday, August 17 

Time Event Location
7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Mail Room Open

Package shuttle service is available to help you get large packages from the mail room to your residence hall.

Mailroom, Worner Campus Center, Lower Level
a.m. - 12 p.m.

NSO Info Table

Staff members will be on hand to answer general questions and provide directions.

Worner Campus Center, North Patio
a.m. - 1 p.m.

Residence Hall Move-In and NSO Check-in (UPDATED)

Residence Halls Open for Move-In; arrival instructions and driving directions can be found hereincluding information regarding street closures and routes to your assigned residence hall.  Participants in the Family Orientation Program should also check in at their student's hall. 

Should you have incomplete immunization forms, your name tag will be flagged at check-in and you will be directed to the Student Health Center to complete this process. 

Assigned Residence Hall
a.m. - 1 p.m.

Taking Care of Business

Several campus offices will be open so you can drop in and take care of outstanding paperwork; make sure to pick up your Gold Card by 1 pm.

Banking Services Worner Campus Center, Main Level
CC Bookstore Worner Campus Center, Lower Level
Local Transportation - Mountain Metro and PikeRide Worner Campus Center, Main Level
Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment Spencer 134 (UPDATED)
Gold Card Pick-up Worner Desk, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
Office of Housing and Conferences Bemis 139
Student Accounts Office Spencer 116 (UPDATED)
Student Health Center Student Health Center

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Welcome Luncheon

Enjoy a free lunch, music, and more. Sponsored by the office of Alumni & Family Relations.

NSO Tent, Worner Quad

1 - 1:25 p.m.

Welcome Walk

Priddy Experience leaders will greet you as you enter Shove Chapel.

Tava Quad
1:30 - 2 p.m.

President's Welcome

NSO officially kicks off with a welcome from CC President Jill Tiefenthaler. Overflow seating is available in Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall.

Shove Memorial Chapel
2 - 3 pm

Priddy Experience Meeting

Meet with your NSO Priddy Experience leaders and fellow trippees! Follow the signs to your zone.

2 - 5 p.m.

Family Program

Hear from the college’s provost, Alan Townsend; browse the tables at the resource fair to find out more about the programs and services available for students; and participate in thematic breakout sessions to learn more about how you can help support your student’s success.

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Our Community Approach to Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Following opening remarks from Dean of Students Mike Edmonds, this presentation will explain how sexual violence and anti-oppression work are connected and how that relates to the mission and vision of the college. You will also learn about consent, Title IX law and processes, as well as support resources available to you on campus. Remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance.

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
5:30 - 7:45 pm

Dinner

Enjoy dinner at Rastall or check out a local restaurant; for dinner in Rastall, be sure to pick up a free meal ticket at check-in.

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

7 - 8 p.m.

First Generation Reception

An opportunity to meet other first-generation college students, as well as their friends and family members; meet the staff of the Butler Center and learn about its many resources, including the signature First-Generation Collegiate Program.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
7 - 8 p.m.

Transfer Student Reception

Informal reception to meet other transfer students and connect with staff advisors. Sponsored by the Student Opportunities and Advising Hub and the Career Center.

Morreale Carriage House, the Career Center
7 - 8:45 p.m.        

Sweet Send-Off

Drop in for an evening snack, meet other students and families, and say your goodbyes; this concludes the Family Orientation Program. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Family Relations. Students are expected at community meetings in their assigned residence halls at 9 p.m.

Tutt Alumni House (1205 North Cascade Avenue; rain location - East Rastall Dining Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level)

9 p.m.

Community Meetings

This required meeting will introduce you to your RA staff, fellow hall residences, and community expectations.

Assigned Residence Halls
Immediately Following Hall Meetings

Student Social Events

Get to know your fellow hall mates.

Assigned Residence Halls

Sunday, August 18 

Time Event Location

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
8:45 - 10 am

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @ CC - GROUP A

This session will introduce you to what diversity and inclusion look like at CC, the importance of utilizing an intersectional lens, and the anti-racism work that the college is invested in. Check your nametag for group assignment and remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance. Sponsored by the Butler Center and Accessibility Resources.

Reid Arena, El Pomar Sports Center; Enter through Cache La Poudre Entrance 
10:15 - 11:30 am

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @ CC - GROUP B

Check your nametag for group assignment and remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance.

Reid Arena, El Pomar Sports Center; Enter through Cache La Poudre Entrance 
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Class Picture

Get a free CC t-shirt and have your class picture taken.

Washburn Field, El Pomar Sports Center
12 - 2 p.m.

Resource Fair

Staff and faculty will be on hand to get you connected with campus offices, programs, and resources to help maximize your CC experience.

UPDATED: Students who registered for the Conference Style Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions by 10 am on Saturday, August 17, can pick up their session information at the Campus Activities Resource Fair Table.

Worner Campus Center, Main Level
12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
1 - 5 p.m. 

Bookstore Open

Pick up your books and buy CC pride gear.

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level

1 - 5 p.m. 

Mail Room Open

Package shuttle service is available to help you get your large packages from the mail room to your residence hall.

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level

2 - 5 p.m. 

CC Safe Ride Shuttles

Shuttles will be available to local shopping centers. Space is limited; for more information and to sign up, visit the Worner Desk.

Departing from the Worner Center
2 - 5 p.m. 

ITS: Solutions Center Drop-in Hours

Stop in to get all of your technology related questions answered.

Tutt Library, First Floor

2 - 5 p.m.

Conference Style Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions & Advising Appointments

Individualize your NSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions; you are required to attend at least two sessions during NSO in addition to meeting with your advisors. Faculty and staff advisors will reach out to you to schedule advising meetings; should you be unable to connect during NSO, you should plan to meet with your advisors by the end of Block 1. 

Registration for these sessions is now available! Students who registered for the Conference Style Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions by 10 am on Saturday, August 17, can pick up their session information at the Campus Activities Resource Fair Table.

Around Campus

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Students of Color Dinner

An opportunity for incoming self-identifying students of color to hear from returning students of color about some of their experiences being a person of color at CC — a predominantly and historically white college. Panelists will share their experiences, both on and off campus, and there will be time set aside for Q&A. Sponsored by the Butler Center.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center Main Level
5 - 7 p.m.  Dinner Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center Main Level
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Priddy Experience Meetings

Check with your trip leader for meeting location.

Various Locations; your leaders will contact you.
9 - 11 p.m.

Tutt After Dark

Explore the library after hours — watch a movie, grab snacks, play games, and enjoy a silent disco — while learning about the various resources available.

Tutt Library

Monday, August 19 

Time Event Location
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
9 - 10:15 a.m.

The Round House Panel Discussion 

A panel discussion of "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich with faculty and students.

Kathryn Mohrman Theater, Armstrong Hall
10:30 am - 12 p.m.

First-Year Experience Class Meeting

Meet with your First-Year Experience cohort to get to know each other and discuss The Round House.

Assigned classroom listed on nametag
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Transfer Student Meeting

Q&A about navigating your transition to a new college with transfer mentors, Advising Hub staff, and Tutt Library partners.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
12 - 1 p.m.

Lunch

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Academic Success at CC

Learn about academic support and complete a math self-assessment. Be sure to bring your laptop with you to this session, unless you requested to be assigned to a computer lab. (UPDATED). All students report to the theatre for a brief presentation before heading to their assigned assessment rooms. 

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
3 - 6 p.m.

Conference Style Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions & Advising Appointments

Individualize your NSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions; you are required to attend at least two sessions during NSO in addition to meeting with your advisors. Faculty and staff advisors will reach out to you to schedule advising meetings; should you be unable to connect during NSO, you should plan to meet with your advisors by the end of Block 1.

Registration for these sessions is now available! Students who registered for the Conference Style Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions by 10 am on Saturday, August 17, can pick up their session information at the Campus Activities Resource Fair Table.

Around Campus
5 - 6:45 p.m. 

Dinner

Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center Main Level
5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Pride Circle Dessert Reception

An opportunity for LGTBQIA+ students and allies to meet the Butler Center staff, as well as supporting student organizations of the LGBTQIA+ communities (QCC, QPOCC, and EQUAL), and get to know one another. Sponsored by the Butler Center.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Priddy Experience Meeting

Check with your trip leader for meeting location.

Various Locations; your leaders will contact you.
9 - 11 p.m.

Get Active With Athletics

Featuring varsity athletes, club sports, fun challenges for all skill levels, healthy snacks, and more! Advance through stations to win prizes.

El Pomar Sports Center
9 - 11 p.m.

Game Night

Board games and card games galore, with snacks! Sponsored by the Chaplains' Office.

Sacred Grounds, Shove Memorial Chapel

Tuesday, August 20 

Time Event Location
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
8:45 - 10 a.m. 

Battle of the Big Three

This program will focus on common values, health, and wellness. Remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance. Please arrive on time as the session will begin promptly at 8:45 am. Sponsored by the Wellness Resource Center.

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall (UPDATED)
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. 

A Sense of Place

This program aims to cultivate a sense of place and connection to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region by deepening your knowledge of local communities, issues, and ecosystems. Sponsored by the Collaborative for Community Engagement.

Main Stage at the Fine Arts Center (30 W Dale St.)
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Making Meaning Through the Arts

An interactive session exploring educational connections and uses of visual and performing arts at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. 

Main Stage at the Fine Arts Center (30 W Dale St.)
12 - 1 p.m.

Lunch

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

International, Exchange, and Third Culture/Global Nomad Lunch

A great opportunity to informally meet and reconnect with other students of international backgrounds. Hosted by the Center for Global Education and Field Study and the Butler Center.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
1:15 - 6 p.m.

Conference Style Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions & Advising Appointments

Individualize your NSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions; you are required to attend at least two sessions during NSO in addition to meeting with your advisors. Faculty and staff advisors will reach out to you to schedule advising meetings; should you be unable to connect during NSO, you should plan to meet with your advisors by the end of Block 1. 

Registration for these sessions is now available! Students who registered for the Conference Style Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions by 10 am on Saturday, August 17, can pick up their session information at the Campus Activities Resource Fair Table.

Around Campus
5 - 7 p.m. Dinner Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center Main Level
5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Gap Year Reception

Get to know other students who took a gap year before attending CC. Sponsored by the Office of Admission.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Priddy Experience Meeting

Check with your trip leader for meeting location.

9 - 10 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Open House

Come learn about what the Arts & Crafts program has to offer and enjoy some snacks. 

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level
9 - 11 p.m.

Interactive Mural Project

See what Bemis School of Art has to offer and contribute to an interactive mural project.

Bemis School of Art (818 Pelham Pl.)
9 - 11 p.m.

Drawing and Painting Drop-In

Drop in to draw or paint a still life. Materials and an instructor are provided.

Bemis School of Art (818 Pelham Pl.)
9 - 11 p.m.

Wheel Throwing Workshop

Space is limited; reserve your spot at the Worner Desk.

Bemis School of Art (818 Pelham Pl.)

Wednesday, August 21

Time Event Location
7 - 8:45 a.m. (UPDATED)

Breakfast

Rastall open early for Priddy Trip Departures. (UPDATED)

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Priddy Experience Departures 

Check with your trip leader for departure location.

Locations to be set by trip leaders
Saturday, August 24
Time Event Location
All Day Priddy Experience Return to Campus 

5:30 - 8 p.m.

Welcome-Back Barbecue

Enjoy a free barbecue and connect with new friends. All students, both new and returning, are welcome to attend. 

Worner Quad

TBD

Community Meetings

Required floor meeting with RAs and returning students; check with RAs for date, time, and location as these will vary by hall.

Assigned Residence Halls
9 p.m. - 11 p.m

Worner Center Live

Swing by for glow-in-the dark mini golf, the video game truck, DIY décor, and more! All students, both new and returning, are welcome to attend. 

Worner Campus Center
11 p.m. - 12 a.m.

(Almost) Midnight Breakfast

Enjoy free pancakes, donuts, and tots - a CC favorite tradition! All students, both new and returning, are welcome to attend. 

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

Sunday, August 25

Time  Event  Location
10:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

Brunch

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Women's Soccer Game

Cheer on the Tigers as we take on Siena College. Admission is free for anyone with a Gold Card.

Washburn Field (UPDATED)

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

CC Safe Ride Shuttles

Shuttles will be available to local shopping centers. Space is limited; for more information and to sign-up, visit the Worner Desk.

Departing from the Worner Center

1 - 4 p.m.

Explore Colorado Springs & Conference Style Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions

Registration for these sessions is now available! Students who registered for the Conference Style Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions by 10 am on Saturday, August 17, can pick up their session information at the Campus Activities Resource Fair Table.

Around Campus

5:30 - 8 p.m.

Dinner                                                                                                            

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level

Monday, August 26

Time Event Location
7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center Main Level
9 a.m. 

Opening Convocation                

The official kick-off of the academic year                  

Shove Memorial Chapel
10:30 a.m. Classes Begin!


Assigned Classroom

Stay tuned for more welcome activities for new students during Blocks 1 & 2...