2022 Create Your Own CC Adventure Conference Sessions

2022 Choose Your Own CC Adventure Sessions will be offered during New Student Orientation week, on the afternoons of August 20 – 23. Pay close attention to the dates and times, as many sessions overlap each day in order to offer you the most options possible! Sign-ups will be posted on this website soon.

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

2022 Registration Process: 

1) Review session descriptions below, making a list of the sessions you are interested in attending. 

2)Register for your sessions via the Sign-up Genius form here!

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.

100 Pages Before I Sleep!  -  SESSION FULL

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 of Accessibility Resources.

When and Where: 

  • Monday, August 22, 2:45-3:45 pm, Tutt Library 201 Event Space

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.

When and Where: 

  • Tuesday, August 23, 1:30-2:30 pm, Tutt Library 201 Event Space

All Things Financial Aid  

This is your chance to talk to the financial aid office staff and hear about the programs on campus that can help fund different experiences. You want to be here so you know how to plan for your four years at CC financially! Presented by the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment. 

When and Where: 

  • Sunday, August 21, 1:30-2:15 pm, Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center
  • Monday, August 22, 2:45-3:30 pm, Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center

Be-Friend: Interfaith Friendships

Interested in cultivating interfaith friendships and engagement while at CC? Come learn more. Presented by the Chaplain's Office. 

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Career Carnival: Open House

Come meet the Career Center staff and join our circus!  Play games, do some networking, and look for a job. Presented by Career Services

When and Where:   

  • Monday, August 22, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  ("half-hour sessions"), Career Center, Morreale House 

College 101  -  SESSION FULL

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.

When and Where:

  • Sunday, August 21, 1:30-2:30 pm, Tutt Library, 2nd Floor, Writing Center
  • Tuesday, August 23, 1:30-2:30 pm, Tutt Library, 2nd Floor, Writing Center

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 

When and Where: 

  • Monday, August 22, 1:30-2:15 pm, Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center

Community Partner COS Bike Tour  -  SESSION FULL

Join current students & staff from the CCE & OOS for an exciting bike tour of the local community. We will be riding on PikeRide bikes (which are e-assist!) for this casual biking session across the COS area - stopping at nearby community partners and learning about local history. By fostering a deeper sense of place and meeting with partners – we can start to build a more connected, conscious, and resilient community.  Please bring your own helmet if you have one (we will work with Outdoor Education to provide extras). We will provide bottled water but please bring your own if you have one. It will likely be sunny and warm, dress accordingly and wear sunscreen! Brought to you by the Collaborative for Community Engagement (CCE) & Office of Sustainability (OOS) 

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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.  

When and Where:   

  • Sunday, August 21, 4-5 pm, South Hall Commons (event space on the first floor of the western side of the building - nearest the parking lot) - SESSION FULL - 
  • Tuesday, August 23, 4-5 pm, South Hall Commons (event space on the first floor of the western side of the building - nearest the parking lot)

Exploring Spirituality at CC

There are so many ways to explore spirituality, meaning-making, religion, questions about life, and different practices like meditation, qigong, yoga, and prayer among many in our diverse community. In this session, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your spirituality as you begin your time at CC and learn possibilities to engage. Presented by the Chaplain's Office

When and Where:   

  • Monday, August 22, 4:15-5:00 pm, Shove Chapel: Sacred Grounds (South door of chapel) 

Get to know Campus Recreation (Fitness Center, IMs and Club Sports)

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

When and Where:

  • Sunday, August 21, 2:30-3:30 pm, South Hall Commons (event space on the first floor of the western side of the building - nearest the parking lot)
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2-3 pmSouth Hall Commons (event space on the first floor of the western side of the building - nearest the parking lot)

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 22, 4 - 5 pm, Reid Arena, South Entrance of El Pomar 

Introduction to Esports (Competitive Video Gaming)

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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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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Meditation: Busy Lives, Peaceful Centers

This is an opportunity to gather in community and both sit in meditation as well as learn about meditation opportunities at Colorado College. Presented by the Chaplain's Office.     

When and Where:  

  • Sunday, August 21, 2-2:30 pm, Shove Chapel Sacred Grounds (South door of the chapel) 
  • Tuesday, August 23, 4:30-5 pm, Shove Chapel Sacred Grounds (South door of the chapel) 

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.  

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Navigating Faith at CC

Navigating one's faith in college can be exciting, empowering, and challenging at times. Come gather in community for an open conversation about faith on campus (including social life and the classroom), the diverse spiritual and religious communities at CC, and how the Chaplain's Office can be a supportive resource for you. Presented by the Chaplain's Office.

When and Where:  

  • Tuesday, August 23, 3:15-4 pm, Shove Chapel  Sacred Grounds (South door of Chapel) 

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. 

When and Where: 

  • Monday, August 22, 3-3:45 pm, Robson Arena, room 201, Chapman Room 

Outdoor Storytelling at CC  -  SESSION FULL

Come learn about outdoor and environmental storytelling on campus from the Colorado College Outdoor Journal editorial team. Everyone is welcome – novice to expert. If you haven’t recreated outside a whole lot before coming to CC, that’s okay! This is a space to learn, reflect, and meet people to grow with during your four years here. You’ll be able to meet fellow photographers, documentarians, writers, artists, readers, environmentalists, and more. The session will end with a Q&A and mind-map session where we’ll be able to dream up story ideas and collaborate with each other. Don’t know what the Colorado College Outdoor Journal is?

When and Where:  

  • Monday, August 22, 4:15-5 pm, Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center

Qigong (Sound Healing)  -  SESSION FULL

Wisdom Healing Qigong is a meditative movement practice that moves energy in the body through sound, visualization, movement, and meditation for greater health and wellbeing. Come learn and experience the practice of gentle movements.  No experience is necessary and movements can be adapted as needed. Presented by the Chaplain's Office.   

When and Where:   

  • Monday, August 22, 2:30-3 pm, Shove Chapel, Labyrinth (inside Chapel if raining) 

So This is What Campus Feels Like

Drop in anytime during this session to Worner Quad for a chance to work with wet clay and explore the campus.  Participants will either build items onsite or take small, wet, clay slabs with them to capture any interesting textures (literally) of campus.  A group sculpture will be constructed from the individual parts and put on display at the FAC's Bemis. Presented by the Clay Club and Bemis School of Art.  

When and Where:  

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, North side of Worner Center, Worner Quad

Sober Student Meet & Greet

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 support available to you throughout your time here.Presented by the Wellness Resource Center. 

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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.

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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 Chaplain's Office.  

When and Where: 

  • Tuesday, August 23, 1:30-2:15 pm, Shove Chapel: Sacred Grounds (South door of the chapel) 

Strengthening Relationships through Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries are often thought of as walls or barriers to keep others out, but boundaries are actually the opposite: they can be tools to build trust and safety within relationships. Maintaining healthy boundaries can be challenging, and even more difficult during transitional life moments, like starting college. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss strategies and resources for setting healthy boundaries, and where to go for support at CC if your boundary is violated. Presented by the Wellness Resource Center. 

When and Where:  

  • Sunday, August 21, 4-5 pm, Robson Arena, 201, Chapman Room 

Student Employment: Working on-Campus  -  SESSION FULL

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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What Students Wished They Knew Before They Needed to Know It: Alcohol and Pot

Kristi Erdal and Lori Driscoll talk about the neurophysiology of alcohol and marijuana (what happens in your brain when you ingest these substances) and why people get the effects they do. Presented by the Psychology Department.

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What to Know about Tutt Library to Succeed at CC  -  SESSION FULL

You'll spend a lot of time in the library over your college career, come take a tour and learn more about Tutt Library and its resources, including books, study spaces, and the librarians. Presented by the Tutt Librarians. 

When and Where: 

  • Sunday, August 21, 1:30-2 pm, Tutt Library 201 Event Space     - SESSION FULL -
  • Monday, August 22, 1:30-2 pm, Tutt Library 201 Event Space     - SESSION FULL -

Where are you going next?: Study Abroad Opportunities at CC   - SESSION FULL - 

An interactive exploration of CC's study away options that will help you consider all the opportunities and how they might fit in with your goals at CC. Presented by Center for Global Education & Field Study.

When and Where:   

  • Tuesday, August 23, 1:30-2:30 pm, Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center - SESSION FULL -
  • Tuesday, August 23, 3:30-4:30 pm, Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center - SESSION FULL -
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