Create Your Own CC Adventure Conference Sessions

To maximize your CC experience, you are required to attend two (2) "Create Your Own CC Adventure" sessions in addition to meeting with your advisor, and no more than 4 sessions total. 

2021 Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions will be offered during New Student Orientation week, on the afternoons of August 20 – 24. Can't make the live session time? Many of these offerings were recorded during 2020 and available online our Vimeo channel.  

2021 Registration Process: 

1) Review session descriptions below, making a list of the sessions you are interested in attending. As we add new information below, we will mark it as (NEW!) or (UPDATED!) 

2)Register for your sessions via the Sign-Up Genius Registration form

3) Save the date! Put these sessions dates and times in your calendar; all session times are local Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)! You will get automated reminders from Sign-up genius.

4) Attend the sessions & Bring Your Gold Card! All sessions will have a max capacity so please only register for sessions you are certain you will be able to attend.  Be sure to reference this page for the location and keep an eye on your email for more information.  Attendance will be taken using your Gold Card for contact tracing and tracking purposes. 

Students under enhanced social distancing who are not participating in daily testing: you may ask to get credit for watching these recordings and/or can watch some of the sessions in Gaylord which will be live-streamed, which is indicated by (LS) after the time and date. 

100 Pages Before I Sleep! - SESSION FULL (but you can join on live stream)

Do you want to learn to read more efficiently and effectively to help manage the reading for your classes? Then this session is for you! We'll introduce reading strategies that you can quickly implement to pick up the pace of your reading—and improve comprehension at the same time. We hope you'll join us! Presented by the Office Accessibility Resources.  

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A Day in the Life - Student Panel on Community Engagement 

This session will be a Q&A style panel with current students discussing the ways that they engage both on-campus and off with communities they care about. In this session we will provide an introduction to the types of engagement work students can partake in while at CC (direct service, research, advocacy/organizing efforts, philanthropy, etc) while also modeling ways to integrate academics with community-focused work in ways that are accommodating for the CC Block Plan. Presented by the Collaborative for Community Engagement. 

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Accessibility Resources Open House 

Please stop by to meet the staff of Accessibility Resources, the office that provides accommodations and other support to students with disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities, ADHD, mental health concerns, chronic health conditions, physical disabilities). This is a casual drop-in event with snacks and cool door prizes from local businesses—so please be sure to join us! Presented by Accessibility Resources. 

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Advising Appointments 

An opportunity to meet your Hub staff advisor, have your questions answered, meet other first-year students. Come with your questions and listen to the questions of others. This session will be very relaxed. All FIRST-YEAR students are required to attend one advising appointment with their assigned advisors. Transfer students do not need to attend these group sessions.  

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All Things Financial Aid & Intro Financial Literary

Learn about applying, and reapplying, for financial aid, what counts as an educational expense (Cost of attendance that can be covered versus things that can’t be), loans, taxes, etc. and have all your other financial aid questions answered. We will also share information about best practices in budgeting, saving, and spending money in college. Come with questions! Presented by the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment. 

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Becoming a Tiger: Finding your Place at Colorado College 

You are the one that knows you best; yet, sometimes it can be harder than we might think to express what that truly means to those around us, or even for ourselves. We will begin to explore how you might get the most out of your first year and explore all that Colorado College has to offer for your unique interests. Join the Student Opportunities and Advising Hub and the Career Center to consider how best to begin your Colorado College journey.

When and Where:  

  • Sunday, August 22, 2 – 2:50 pm, Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center (UPDATED)

Big 3 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Get to know your residence hall and neighbors on a photo scavenger hunt. You can participate on your own or in small groups. Prizes will be awarded! Presented by the Residential Experience Team. 

When and Where:  

  • Saturday, August 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Meet at Your Big 3 Front Desk (Mathias, South, or Loomis)
  • Sunday, August 22, 1 - 2 pm, Meet at Your Big 3 Front Desk (Mathias, South, or Loomis)

Career Center Open House & Drop-In Hours 

Need an on-campus job? Come to the career center for help finding your on-campus job, resume & cover letter review, and interview preparation for your on-campus job. Presented by Career Services. 

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College 101  

What is the classroom culture like at CC? What do you want to learn in your FYE? How are you going to prepare to engage in class? What strategies will help you be successful? In this interactive session, you will explore these questions with other new students, current students, and academic support staff.Presented by the Colket Center for Academic Excellence. 

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Community Engagement Pathways 

Join the CCE for a discussion with students about the variety of community-engaged pathways offered by our office. We will share information about key issues CC students engage in, how to get involved, and how to create an impact on- and off-campus. Presented by the Collaborative for Community Engagement.  

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Community Partner COS Bike Tour - SESSIONS FULL

Join current students and CC staff on a bike tour of the local community. We will visit local community partner sites, learn about ways to engage with them and learn some local history along the way. Join us as we explore the nearby community and show you how you can easily access PikeRide and nearby trails to get where you need to go! Presented by the Collaborative for Community Engagement and the Office of Sustainability.  Notes for participants:

  1. Bring your own helmet if you have one. If you don’t Outdoor Ed will provide helmets.
  2. Please bring your own water bottle if you have one. You can fill up at the CCE before we leave. If you don’t have one the CCE will have bottled water and Gatorade.
  3. Wear sunscreen and dress comfortably. It’s going to be hot!

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Competitive Video Gaming (Esports) Info Session and Open Lab 

For our size, CC has one of the best esports programs and lab facilities in the country. Come check out the labs (there are 2 of them right next to each other) and learn about our official esports teams, casual gaming events, and job opportunities as a student worker. You can stop by for just a few minutes to see the space and meet people, pick up and play some games with other students, or stay for longer and learn more details. Presented by the Esports Program.   

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Exploring Inclusivity in Outdoor Culture: How to Get Involved in Outdoor Education  

The outdoor experience is for EVERYONE to explore in whichever way they find the most comfortable; here at CC, Outdoor Education is committed to providing a variety of unique opportunities and adventures! Join this session to learn all about Outdoor Education's campus facilities, job opportunities, outdoor trip experiences, and how to strive to redefine our outdoor culture to include every student!During this session, you will hear from both professional staff and students. Presented by the Office of Outdoor Education.   

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Get to know the AFP Fitness Center & Campus Rec 

Go on a quick tour of the fitness center, learn basic gym etiquette/rules, and hear about what fitness programs are available (individualized workout plans, group classes, intramurals, club sports, etc.). Presented by Campus Recreation.   

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Getting Involved on Campus: An Intro to Student Leadership

CCSGA, SASA, TWIT, DW, RA - want to know what these acronyms mean and where to start your student involvement and leadership journey? Then join this panel of student leaders to learn about the many ways you can plug into, build, and lead the Colorado College student community. Presented by the Offices of Campus Activities and Alumni and Family Programs. 

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Global Education & Study Abroad Opportunities at CC - SESSIONS FULL

An introduction to study abroad & away on the Block Plan.  We will outline options for Off-Campus Blocks, Summer Blocks, and Semesters Away, including opportunities new students can join this upcoming Spring and Summer. Presented by Center for Global Education & Field Study. 

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Introduction to Athletics  

Imagine and start to experience all that the Colorado College Athletics Department has to offer! From exciting game-day entertainment, school spirit, and more - we will share all the information you need to know about #TigerPride and #CCTigers Athletics so you can show your stripes and support your Tigers! Have the opportunity to meet our Vice President and Director of Athletics Lesley Irvine and a few Tiger Head Coaches. Presented by the Athletics Department.

When and Where: 

  • Monday, August 23, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Reid Arena, South Entrance of El Pomar

Introduction to Spiritual Life & Communities 

Learn about the many ways to engage with the diverse and inclusive Spiritual Life at CC.  Whether you are exploring, want to deepen connections to a specific tradition(s), and/or are interesting in spiritual practices like meditation, there is a place for you.Presented by the Chaplains’ Office. 

When and Where:

  • Date and Time: TBA

Intro to Student Employment 

Student employment is a great way to get connected on-campus. Come learn about how to get a campus job, where to look for postings, what materials you need to prepare, and what paperwork you need to complete as well as how to improve your hiring potential. Presented by Financial Aid and Student Employment.  

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Making the Most of Your Orientation & Priddy Experience 

The CC Orientation experience is full of fun, excitement, nervousness, and a whole lot of information! All of this can be extremely overstimulating and even stressful. Join this session to ask questions and to hear from current students about tips and suggestions on how to make sure you get the most out of the Orientation and Priddy experience. Presented by the Offices of Outdoor Education & Campus Activities. 

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Mapping Your Resources for Self-care and Well-being 

In this interactive workshop we’ll identify your goals and what you already know about yourself and how you manage life challenges, explore some of the common issues that make self-care challenging, and map the resources you can utilize to keep you well and successful during your first semester at CC and beyond. Presented by the Wellness Resource Center.  

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Meet the Greeks  

An informational meet & greet between new students and the sororities and fraternities. Come learn more about Greek life, ask questions, and meet some current members. Presented by the Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council.  

When and Where:

  • Date and Time: TBA

Meditation: Busy lives, Peaceful Centers - SESSIONS FUL

Join Chaplin Kate for a 30-minute meditation to help relax the mind and unwind for the rest of the day. Presented by the Chaplains’ Office.    

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Navigating Campus Life as a Survivor of Gender-Based Violence 

Are you a survivor of gender-based violence of any kind? You are not alone! Join SARC (Sexual Assault Response Coordinator) in this confidential and survivor-only space to learn about the wealth of resources and supports available to you at CC and in Colorado Springs. We will discuss navigating the college landscape as a survivor to make the most of your education as well as any concerns or questions you have going into your first year at CC! Presented by the Wellness Resource Center.  

When and Where:  

  • Sunday, August 22, 3 – 4 pm, Wellness Resource Center (2nd Floor, Worner) 

Navigating Health & Healthcare  

Maintaining health while at college can be a challenge.  And if you get sick, the healthcare system is often confusing and complicated, resulting in bills that are difficult to understand.  We’ll share some simple tips for maintaining your health at CC.  We’ll also give you an overview of how to navigate healthcare systems and insurance.Presented by the Wellness Resource Center. 

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Social Networking for Introverts  

For introverted people, sometimes it is hard to get ourselves to go out and meet other people.  Wouldn't it be great if there was a chance to meet other shy or introverted people?  Here is your chance! Come and meet others like yourself.  Everyone else will be a bit nervous too, so please join us. This will be a relaxed way to meet others.  

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Sound Healing: Qigong 

An introduction to Qigong Sound Healing in the Wisdom Healing tradition. Learn about this practice as a tool to support physical and emotional health and well-being. This practice moves energy in the body through sound, helping us live with greater flow. Presented by the Chaplains’ Office.   

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Stay Motivated! Understanding and Monitoring Your Motivation in College 

This interactive session will share insight on how to understand and monitor your motivation in college. Presented by the Qualitative Reasoning Center 

When and Where: 

  • Friday, August 20, 1 – 2 pm, South Hall Commons (event space on the first floor of the western side of the building - nearest the parking lot)
  • Tuesday, August 24, 4:15 – 5:15 pm, Gaylord Hall (LS here), Worner Campus Center

Staying Grounded: How Contemplative and Spiritual Practices can be helpful on the Block Plan  

Life on the Block Plan can be busy and intense at times. Come explore how spiritual and contemplative practices can be helpful in your everyday life in staying connected to yourself, your sense of well-being, and community. Presented by the Chaplains’ Office.  

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Sober Student Meet Up at CC  

Many students come to college with the intention of limiting their contact with alcohol, cannabis, and other substances. Some come with the intention of having a completely sober experience. Many more still will work through college while in recovery from substance abuse. Come connect with other students interested in a sober experience and talk with staff and returning students about the party/substance use culture at CC and the supports available to you throughout your time here.Presented by the Wellness Resource Center. 

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This is What Campus Feels Like

Walking around campus in small groups, members of the CC Clay Club will lead participants on short journeys to capture textures onto small, wet clay slabs. Each slab's texture location will be documented on the reverse side. The collection will be fired, displayed, then its individual parts returned to their creators. Slabs can also be reserved by students under quarantine to capture the textures of their dorm rooms. Presented by the Clay Club and Bemis School of Art. 

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Top 10 things to know about Tutt Library to succeed at CC 

Enjoy a tour of the library while learning the top 10 things about the library that you should know as you start your academic career at Colorado College. 

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What Students Wish They Knew Before They Need to Know It 

This session covers pharmacological and behavioral information about alcohol and marijuana (shots and pot), which are sometimes counterintuitive, but always interesting. Presented by the Psychology Department. 

When and Where:  

  • Friday, August 20, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, South Hall Commons (event space on the first floor of the western side of the building - nearest the parking lot)
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