NSO Schedule

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 rest of the day is open for you to get connected to campus resources and peers, relax in your room, or walk around campus. 

Participation in NSO is a requirement of matriculation for all new and incoming Colorado College students, including those who participate in other early arrival programs.

COVID-19 Testing: In order to reduce the spread of COVID, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends testing before and after travel. Therefore, we encourage you, and anyone coming to CC with you, to test at home prior to coming to campus. Free tests are available through most local health departments, or through COVIDtests.gov; you can also buy tests in pharmacies and retail stores throughout the US. 

Should a student test positive before coming to campus, they should isolate in place (stay home/not come to campus) and complete NSO remotely; please email covidisolation@coloradocollege.edu for more information about remote participation and to be connected with campus resources for next steps.   

Regardless of whether or not you test before coming to campus, 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 the student has completed their arrival test and received a negative test result. Students who test positive should remain masked in their room, reviewing the Isolation Instructions provided to them during NSO check-in, and email covidisolation@coloradocollege.edu for additional information about isolation protocol.

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Schedule Key:

  • (Required Session)*: participation in NSO is a requirement of matriculation to Colorado College. Sessions marked with an (Required Session)* make up the required program components. Upon completion of these sessions, all students will complete an attendance quiz or in-person attendance will be taken.
  • All New Students: includes first-years, transfers, and exchange students. Unless otherwise indicated, all new students are expected to attend required sessions and require components. When programs or events are for specific sub-populations, that will be indicated in both the title of the event and the event description. 
    Optional: You have the option to participate in these sessions. All evening social events are optional. 

 

Click the +/plus sign on the right of each header for a day by day expanded 2022 schedule. 

updated August 16, 2022

2022 New Student Orientation Schedule

1 – 5 pm, 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.  

Students and their guests should wear masks when in indoor spaces until the student has completed an arrival test and received a negative test result. 

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

New Student Move-in is on Saturday, August 20th from 7:45 am to 12 noon. Students with extenuating circumstances may, however, request early arrival move-in, on Friday, August 19 from 2 pm to 6 pm; deadline to request early arrival was July 30.
Completed immunization paperwork are required to move into the residence halls. 
Early arrival students will be given a test kit upon arrival to their Big Front Desk for Move-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 the student has completed their arrival test and received a negative test result.
Students who test positive should remain masked in their room, reviewing the Isolation Instructions provided to them during NSO check-in, and email covidisolation@coloradocollege.edu for additional information about isolation protocol. 

5 – 6:45 pm, Dinner, Rastall 

Students may use their meal plans for dinner; $12.90 per person for family and friends. 

7 – 8 pm, Required RA Check-in 

To make sure students who have been approved to arrive early are aware of the resources available to them their first night on-campus, their RAs will check-in with them one on one or in small groups. Please note, CC staff will be working hard to prepare for NSO! Aside from this check-in meeting, we are unable to host social programs for students arriving on Friday.

Students who arrived early for Bridge, Global Scholars, International Orientation or Fall Athletics are not expected to check-in with their RAs on Friday, Aug. 19. 

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, and more. All students will be given a COViD-19 arrival test kit at check-in and asked to complete that COVID test on the day of arrival to campus along with isolation protocols should they test positive. 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 in their room, reviewing the Isolation Instructions provided to them during NSO check-in, and email covidisolation@coloradocollege.edu for 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.  
The tent opens at 7:45 a.m. and we anticipate check-in will be busiest between 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.; thank you for your patience. 
Please reference the Aug. 20 Move-In Day Guide for more information for information driving directionrs to residenca halls and information about parking. 
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 checked in for NSO, you can then proceed to your residence hall for move-in. At your residence hall, the residence halls will open promptly at 8 a.m. for move-in. Please do not attempt to access the halls in advance. Thank you! During move-in, you will have help; there will be RA staff in purple, move-in staff in yellow, Priddy leaders, and professional staff in polos.

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, in 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 from CC President L. Song Richardson in Ed Robson Arena. This session is required for students. 

2 – 5 pm, Family & Guest Programming, Cornerstone 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.

As a reminder, guests should wear masks when in indoor spaces until their student has completed their arrival test and received a negative test resultshould their student test positive, guests are still able to participate in programming as long as they are not symptomatic and are wearing a well-fitting, N95 mask at all times — not participating in programming that would involve unmasking. Please direct questions to parents@coloradocollege.edu

Please see the schedule below; 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 | Orientation Welcome #1 (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.
  • 3:30-3:50 | Orientation Welcome #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 p.m. | 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 p.m.; 4:30-4:50 p.m. | 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)

2:15 – 3:15 pm, First Priddy Meetings*, Tava Quad  

Meet with your NSO Priddy Experience leaders and fellow trippees to learn about the week ahead and get to know each other! This session is required for students. 

3:30 – 5:30 pm, Student Welcome & Required Student Session Block*, Armstrong Hall, Kathryn Mohrman Theater 

The Orientation required content sessions are intended to give you opportunities to learn about campus resources and important aspects of college life in large groups as well as the opportunity to dive deeper into these topics through small group discussions. Today's topics are: Civil Rights, Title IX, and Sexual Assault PreventionThis session is required for students. 

Introduction to and Understanding the Role of CC’s Office for Civil Rights and Title IX

Our Community Approach to Sexual Violence Prevention and Response: Sexual violence prevention and response is a CC community issue-- all of CC's community members deserve learn, teach, and live in an environment free from sexual violence. This presentation will provide a foundational understanding of the connection between sexual violence, power, and oppression, the importance of consent and healthy boundaries, and support resources available to you on campus. 

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 – 10 pm, Required Community Meetings*, Residence Hall Lobby  

This required meeting will introduce you to your RA staff, fellow hall residents, and community expectations. Students living outside of the Big 3 halls should attend the community meeting at their assigned front desk. Students who moved in on Friday, Aug. 19 are required to attend this meeting. 

~10 pm, Optional Evening Hall Socials  

Get to know your new neighbors and your hall through this building-wide social activity.  

7:45 – 8:45 am, Breakfast Break  

9:45 – 11:30 am, Building an Inclusive Campus Community (Required Session)*, Kathryn Mohrman Theater, Armstrong Hall, Main Level 

Colorado College is committed to building an environment where all of its members can be challenged and supported, teach and learn, and contribute as full members of the community. We believe that in order to do this we must build our capacity to engage within, about and across difference. The Rev Dr Jamie Washington will lead us for an engaging conversation about what it takes to make CC a more inclusive campus community. Brought to you by the Butler Center. 

11:25 - 12:30 pm, Inclusive Community Breakout & Follow-up Sessions (Optional)

The Butler Center invites you to continue the conversation in small, optional group discussions with staff and student facilitators with shared identities under the NSO tent on Tava Quad. The following breakout groups will take place twice; once from 11:25 - 11:55 am and again from 12 - 12:30 pm.

  • BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
  • Religious & Spiritual Students
  • LGBTQIA+ Students
  • First Generational College Students
  • International Students
  • Students with Disabilities 

11:30 – 1:30 pm, Lunch Break 

1 - 5 pm, Shopping Shuttles, Depart from Worner Campus Center South Patio (10 W Cache La Poudre)

Round trip shuttles will be available to Target and Walmart; participants can expect to be away from campus for ~1.5 - 2 hours. Space is limited; for more information and to sign up, visit the Worner Desk.

1:30 – 5 pm, Create Your Own CC Adventure Sessions*, Around Campus

Individualize your NSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions and workshops; you are required* to attend at least two sessions, and up to four, during the entirety of NSO. But it is completely up to you about what you decide to attend and when! Be sure to bring your Gold Card. 
2022 full session descriptions and sign-up instructions are available here. Registration goes live on Monday, August 1st and should be completed by Monday, August 15th. 

5 – 6:45 pm, Dinner Break, Rastall 

7 – 8:30 pm, Priddy Meetings*

Each day of NSO, you will meet with your Priddy group to discuss the required sessions, debrief the day, share out about your afternoon sessions, prepare for your time away from campus, and continue to build community.  Your Priddy/NSO leader will instruct you where to meet. 

8:30 – 10:30 pm, Optional Evening Social Events  

Every night of NSO we will have a variety of social activities to help you build community and have fun; Tonight's social activities include:

  • Movie Night: Knives Out, 8:30 - 10:30 pm, Tava Quad: Start your first week at Colorado College with a night under the stars! Come join us to the screening of the movie Knives Out (2021) at Tava Quad. There will be snacks! Bring your own blanket or chair to sit on the ground and a sweatshirt in case it gets chilly.  In the event of rain, the screening will be at Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center.
  • Multiplayer Madness: Video Game Night with CC Esports, 9 pm - 12 am, Esports Lab, Palmer 1, BasementCome on down to the Esports Lab, home of CC's Esports Program and Teams. Play your favorite games, meet new people, and get to know more about CC Esports and how to get involved!
  • Student-Led Zumba with Manu, 9 - 10:30 pm, AFP Fitness Center (North Entrance)

7:15 - 8:15 am, Optional Student-Led Morning Yoga with Aubrey, AFP Fitness Center (North Entrance)

Start the day off right by getting in touch with your body! We’ll start with some beginning breathwork followed by an energizing sequence of stretches and strengthening postures set to music. Getting out of bed earlier than necessary is hard, but you won’t regret it. Who knows… you may even learn to stand on your head!

7:45 – 8:45 am, Breakfast Break  

8 am - 5 pm, ITS Solution Center, Tutt Library, First Floor, East Side

Need help getting set-up with network access? The Solution Center is hear to help. 

Check out their ITS service catalog with resources for troubleshooting issues. 

9 am – 11:45 am, Required Session Block*

9 - 10:15 am, Values Relection & Discussion* (Required Session), Priddy Group Assigned Location

Join your Priddy group to engage in a values reflection activity in advance of the WRC presentation.

10:30 - 11:45 am, Wellness Trivia Challenge* (Required Session), Kathryn Mohrman Theater, Armstrong Hall, Main Level 

Test your knowledge about wellness topics, learn about campus resources, and compete to win prizes. Brought to you by the Wellness Resource Center.

11:45 - 12:15 pm, Class Picture & Banner Signing* (Required Session), Washburn Field

Smile for your class picture and sign the class banner. 

12:15 – 1:30 pm, Lunch Break 

1:30 – 5 pm, Create Your Own CC Adventure Sessions*, Around Campus

Individualize your NSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions and workshops; you are required* to attend at least two sessions, and up to four, during the entirety of NSO. But it is completely up to you about what you decide to attend and when! Be sure to bring your Gold Card. 
2022 session descriptions are available here so you have an idea of what to expect. Registration goes live on Monday, August 1st and should be completed by Monday, August 15th. 

5 - 6:30 pm, Transfer Student Welcome Dinner, Career Center, Morreale Carriage House

This is an opportunity for transfer students to meet with one another and connect with campus resources. There will be yard games and dinner provided!

5 – 6:45 pm, Dinner Break 

7 – 8:30 pm, Priddy Meetings*

Each day of NSO, you will meet with your Priddy group to discuss the required sessions, debrief the day, share out about your afternoon sessions, prepare for your time away from campus, and continue to build community.  Your Priddy leader will instruct you about where to meet. 

9 – 10:30 pm, Optional Evening Social Events  

Every night of NSO we will have a variety of social activities to help you build community and have fun. Tonight's social events include:

  • Get Active with Athletics, 9 - 10:30 pm, AFP Fitness Center/El Pomar Sports Center/Washburn Field: Advance through various stations to win prizes. Featuring varsity athletes, club sports, fun challenges for all skill levels, nutritional snacks, and more!
  • Hip Hop with Student Body President, Dore Young, 9 - 10:30 pm, AFP Fitness Center
  • Student-Led Celecia K-Dance Workshop, 9 - 10:30 pm, Cossitt Hall GymJoin Celecia K-Dance (CCKD) in commemorating Girls’ Generation’s 15th anniversary by learning the choreography for “Lion Heart,” a jazzy K-Pop classic with a 1960s American retro sound. CCKD is Colorado College’s K-Pop cover dance group and we learn, teach and film K-Pop choreography. For this workshop, we’ll begin with a quick warm up, followed by teaching the moves using counts or lyrics - first slowed down and work our way up to full speed. We’ll finish the workshop with an optional filming for anyone who’s interested. 
  • Trivia Night, 9 - 11 pm, Worner Campus Center, Benji's, 1st floor (Use West Exit)Test your knowledge before school starts with a trivia night! Bring your friends or join a team to make new connections. Snacks and entertainment provided.

7:15 - 8 am, Optional Bootcamp with Wes, Washburn Field

Bootcamp will be around 40 minutes and will be a full body workout consisting of bodyweight and dumbbell exercises. No experience is necessary and all movements can be adjusted to any individual. Bring water and a water bottle. 

7:45 – 8:30 am, Breakfast Break  

8:45 am – 12 pm, Required Sessions*

8:45 - 10 am, Building a Sense of Place* (Required Session), Kathryn Mohrman Theater, Armstrong Hall, Main Level  

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. Hear from local community leaders about the opportunities and challenges currently facing Colorado Springs. Sponsored by the Collaborative for Community Engagement.

10:15 am - 12:30 pm, Amazing Race at the FAC* (required session), Fine Arts Center (30 W Dale St)

This scavenger hunt and series of challenges cultivate teamwork and community while giving you a chance to explore all the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College has to offer. You’ll work in teams to complete challenges and learn about all the artworks, experiences, and opportunities available to you as a student at Colorado College. Teams will have the opportunity to win prizes! Priddy leaders will have your meeting arrival time.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm, Varsity Athlete Required Session, Kathryn Mohrman Theater, Armstrong Hall, Main Level  

Meet with coaches, get connected to varsity athlete resources, and more. Required for Varsity athletes only. 

11:30 – 1:30 pm, Lunch Break 

12:30 - 1:30 pm, International Students and Third Culture Kids Luncheon, NSO Tent on Tava Quad

Connect with other international students or students who have lived abroad as well as staff from the Global Education and Field Studies Office. 

1:30 – 5 pm, Create Your Own CC Adventure Sessions*, Around Campus

Individualize your NSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions and workshops; you are required* to attend at least two sessions*, and up to four, during the entirety of NSO. But it is completely up to you about what you decide to attend and when! Be sure to bring your Gold Card. 
2022 session descriptions are available here so you have an idea of what to expect. Registration goes live on Monday, August 1st and should be completed by Monday, August 15th. 

5 – 6:45 pm, Dinner Break 

6 - 6:45 pm, Gap Year Desert Reception, Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, Main Level

Did you take a gap year before enrolling at CC? Meet other gap year students and CC admission staff in an informal setting and enjoy dessert! We look forward to hearing stories about what you did – and learned – during your gap year!

7 – 8:30 pm, Priddy Meetings*

Each day of NSO, you will meet with your Priddy group to discuss the required sessions, debrief the day, share out about your afternoon sessions, prepare for your time away from campus, and continue to build community.  

9 – 10:30 pm, Optional Evening Social Events  

Every night of NSO we will have a variety of social activities to help you build community and have fun. Tonight's social events include:

  • Silent Disco, 9 - 10:30 pm, Fine Arts Center Courtyard (30 W Dale): Join us for a silent disco dance party! Each participant will borrow their own set of headphones and choose how loud they want to experience the night. Three DJs will host the night and participants can choose which DJ to listen to!
  • Student-Led Bedtime Yoga with Aubrey, 9 - 10:30 pm, AFP Fitness Center (North Entrance): Get your stretch on after tearing it up at NSO! Arriving at college is a bonkers-wonderful-nerve-racking time. Come and yoga to bring a little balance to all the excitement. We’ll do a short flow to connect to the breath followed by restorative poses to loosen and deeply calm the body.  
  • Arts & Crafts Open Studio, 9 - 11 pm, Worner Center, Lower LevelCome and join us in the Arts and Crafts studios—check out the space, see demonstrations, and make art! Experience ceramic, fiber, and papermaking demos and art making activities. Bring your creativity and meet new friends. The Arts and Crafts studios are on the lower level of Worner Campus Center.
  • Student-Led Board Game Night, 9 pm - 12 am, Worner Center, Upper Level: Join Board Game Club in upstairs Worner for a night of strategy, speed, and friendly struggles. We will have plenty of classic games as well as ones you've never heard of, and if you want to learn a game, we'll teach you! Snacks and entertainment will be provided.

7:15 - 8:15 am, Optional Student-Led Morning Yoga with Aubrey, AFP Fitness Center (North Entrance)

Start the day off right by getting in touch with your body! We’ll start with some beginning breathwork followed by an energizing sequence of stretches and strengthening postures set to music. Getting out of bed earlier than necessary is hard, but you won’t regret it. Who knows… you may even learn to stand on your head!

7:45 – 8:45 am, Breakfast Break  

9 – 10:30 am, Required Sessions*, Classrooms Around Campus

The Orientation required content sessions are intended to give you opportunities to learn about campus resources and important aspects of college life in large groups as well as the opportunity to dive deeper into these topics through small group discussions. Required session topics include: academic life and community. 

First-year students will meet with their CC100/120 classmates and faculty. Please see below for your meeting location.

(Transfer and exchange students will have the start of the morning off.)

Class Name - Alpha Order Instructor Meeting Classroom
Afro-Latin American & Caribbean Culture and Literature Angela Castro Armstrong Hall 230
Anti-Colonialism Yogesh R. Chandrani Armstrong Hall 257B
Art and the Museum Rebecca Tucker Packard Hall21
Atlantic Revolutions, 1688-1804 Bryan Rommel-Ruiz Palmer 229
Black and Brown Muslims in White America Peter M. Wright Armstrong Hall 130
Chinese Culture Hong Jiang Armstrong 307
Constructing Social Problems Gail E. Murphy-Geiss Outside of Palmer Hall (east)
Directing and Acting for the Cinema Arom Choi Cornerstone Art Center102
Discovery of New Antibiotics Amy B. Dounay - Olivia L. Hatton Olin 473
Emotion and Meaning in Music Michael D. Grace Packard Hall 9
Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior Greg Peters Tutt Library 327
Film and Discourse in Society Taylor Nygaard Tutt Library 105
Food for Thought Tyler A. Cornelius Tutt Library 317
Japanese Culture Joan Ericson Armstrong Hall 353B
Language, Power and White Supremacy Christina Leza Barnes Science Center403
Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases David H. Brown Armstrong Hall 223
Memory and Identity in Haitian Literature Alistaire Tallent Armstrong Hall 326
Musicals in American Culture Ryan R. Banagale Packard 20
Nutrition's Role in the Pursuit of Health Eryn N. Murphy Tutt Science 218
Philosophy as a Way of Life Jonathan S. Lee Armstrong Hall 256A
Power, Place & the Southwest Karen R. Roybal Outdoor Space under Olin Fishbowl
Practicing Togetherness Shawn M. Womack - Rebecca Parker Cornerstone 308
Reason John M. Horner Tutt Science 305
Surveillance Society Cayce C. Hughes Outside of Palmer Hall (east)
The Rise of Fascism Amanda Minervini Armstrong Hall 353A
The Ruins of Modernity Jake P. Smith - Nicki Coomer Palmer 223 A
The Science and Ethics of Genome Editing Darrell J. Killian Barnes Science Center421
The World of Numbers Stefan Erickson Palmer 125
Translation Corinne L. Scheiner Armstrong Hall 259 B
Understanding the San Luis Valley Henry C. Fricke See email from FYP mentor
Welcome to Colorful Colorado Drew A. Cavin - Pam Reaves Tutt Library 238
World War II in East Asia John R. Williams - Corey Hutchins Palmer 225
Writing the Body & Disability Dot Devota South Hall 126

10:30 - 1 pm, Student Resource Fair, Worner Campus Center, Main Level

Get the opportunity to connect one on one with offices, services, and programs that can help support you during your CC experience. During Block 1, Week One - Thursday, Sept. 1, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm, you will also have the opportunity to connect with student organizations, community partners, employment opportunities, and many more campus resources. 

11:30 – 1:30 pm, Lunch Break 

Be sure to consult your email so you know when you are leaving for your Local Priddy Exploration and where to meet so you can plan your time at the resource fair and lunch accordingly!

12 – 6 pm, Local Priddy Exploration & Adventure Day*, Busses will depart from Worner, Robson, and Boetcher (activity-specific departure locations will be in your email by Wednesday)

All incoming students will have the opportunity to explore the place they will call home for the next four years - Colorado Springs! Each incoming student is required to sign up for one off-campus activity of their choice. Sign-ups can be found here. On-campus activities, including friendship bracelets, hammocking, playing with clay, etc., will be going on all afternoon alongside the off-campus activities.

Information about meeting locations and departure time will be emailed to you from outdoored@coloradocollege.edu. Be sure to you know when you are leaving for your Local Priddy Exploration and where to meet so you can plan your time at the resource fair and lunch accordingly!

5 – 6:45 pm, Dinner Break 

7 – 8:30 pm, Priddy Meetings* 

Each day of NSO, you will meet with your Priddy group to discuss the required sessions, debrief the day, share out about your afternoon sessions, prepare for your time away from campus, and continue to build community. 

8:30 - 10 pm, Taste Of Home Dessert Reception,  The Butler Center, Worner Center, Main Level

Get your sweets or you'll be salty! Mochi, Conchas, Baklava, boba, fried bread, pastelitos....did I mention mochi? Celebrate you, meet new and old friends, meet the Butler Center team, listen to some good music, and eat authentic desserts prepared by local ethnic restaurants and grocers! Don't sleep on this! Brought to you by the Butler Center

9:30 – 10:30 pm, Optional Evening Social Events 

Every night of NSO we will have a variety of social activities to help you build community and have fun. Today's social events include:

  • Art Adventuring, 9 - 10:30 pm, Bemis School of Art (818 Pelham Pl): By yourself or with a group, unleash a variety of creative art adventures with the folks from Arts & Crafts and the Fine Arts Center's Bemis School.  Enjoy plein air painting, sculpting, chalking, ceramics, and other art-making activities at Bemis Fine Arts Center's rear parking lot.
  • Student-Led Celecia K-Dance Workshop, 9 - 10:30 pm, Cossit Hall Gym: Come celebrate the end of summer with Celecia K-Dance (CCKD) by learning the choreography for TWICE’s summer anthem, “Dance the Night Away” - a fun mix of summer-y EDM and groovy pop. CCKD is Colorado College’s K-Pop cover dance group and we learn, teach and film K-Pop choreography. For this workshop, we’ll begin with a quick warm up, followed by teaching the moves using counts or lyrics - first slowed down and work our way up to full speed. We’ll finish the workshop with an optional filming for anyone who’s interested.
  • Student-Led Night Yoga with Mar, 9 - 10:30 pm, AFP Fitness Center (North Entrance): A flow meant to restore and rejuvenate the body. Come down for a yoga practice to get you ready for your nightly rest. 

 7:30 am - 12 pm, Priddy Experience Departures

After meeting with your Priddy group for breakfast at Rastall’s, head to your assigned departure location to leave for your off-campus Priddy experience!

Off-Campus Priddy Experience 

We are excited to plan for the return of the off-campus Priddy Experience for NSO 2022, barring any unforeseen circumstances or changes in our COVID-19 context/risk mitigation. Priddy Groups will have different schedules each day which Priddy Leaders will communicate with trippees but every group will have the opportunity to build community, explore Colorado, and participate in service activities.

Saturday, August 27  

12 – 3 pm: Priddy Experience Groups Return to Campus 

Return to campus at your designated return location! All gear must be returned to Outdoor Ed on Yampa field before groups can disperse and enjoy CC Fest!

4 – 7 pm, Welcome Back Celebration, Tava Quad (Optional)

Yard games, bounce houses, tie-dying, and free dinner at a large selection of food trucks! Open to ALL CC students. Food truck tickets are limited to one per person; first come first served. Must have your CC ID to claim your FREE ticket. Should the food trucks run out, you choose not to wait in line, or you are not jazzed about the menu options, Rastall will be open for regular dinner service using your meal plan.  

5 - 6 pm, CC Mobile Arts Artist in Residence, NSO Tent on Tava Quad 

CC Mobile Arts' inaugural artist-in-residence, Marcelina Ramirez, has combined her creative talents with her drive for social justice and accountability to present a spoken-word poetry performance centering murdered and missing indigenous women. Marcelina's performance spreads absolutely crucial awareness and knowledge to new and returning students to CC and, by extension, the Southwest region. Join us on Tava Quad at 5pm during CC Fest for the performance followed by a Q + A session with the artist. 

9 – 11 pm, Evening Social Events

  • Fiber and Print Night with Arts and Crafts, 9 - 11 pm, Arts & Crafts Studios, Worner Center, Lower Level: Want to get creative with a new look or create a wall tapestry for your room? Join us in the Arts and Crafts studio to screen-print bags and shirts, block print on fabric, and tie dye. Bring your own items to transform or use ours. 
  • Student-Led Pilates with Lucy, 9:30 - 10:30 pm, AFP Fitness Center (North Entrance): Join me for an hour of stretching, strength, and cardio set to an upbeat, multilingual playlist. Pilates is a core-based resistance workout with an added burst of anaerobic activity. People of all fitness and experience levels are absolutely welcome. See you there!

10:30 - 11:55 pm, (Almost) Midnight Breakfast, Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level  

The return of a campus tradition – late night pancakes, donuts, and tater tots. Free for all students. 

Sunday, August 28  

10 am - 4 pm, Inauguration Community Day Events, Various Locations

CC will provide free access to members of the CC and broader community Event Information and registration information available here. 

10:30 am - 1:30 pm, Brunch is Back!, Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level

On typical weekends during the academic year, Rastall opens at 10:30 am on Saturday and Sundays for brunch - a student favorite! Grab and go breakfast options are available beginning at 8 am at Colorado Coffee. 

1 pm, Shopping Shuttle, Depart from Worner Campus Center South Patio (on Cache la Poudre)

A round trip shuttle will be available to Walmart; participants can expect to be away from campus for ~1.5 - 2 hours, starting at 1pm. Space is limited; for more information and to sign up, visit the Worner Desk.

2 pm, Women's Soccer vs Army, Stewart Field

Come cheer on the Tigers as the take on Army!

Get settled and get some rest as class begins tomorrow!  

9 - 10 am, Presidential Inauguration, Fine Arts Center

Help us commemorate L. Song Richardson’s inauguration as the 14th President of Colorado College. Tickets are available at the Worner Desk on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 8 a.m., seated by 8:30 a.m. Livestream also available: Tune into coloradocollege.edu/inauguration at 9 a.m., Mountain Time.

10:15 am - 12 pm, First Day of Classes!, Classrooms Around Campus

12:30 - 2:30 pm, All-Campus Celebration, Tava Quad
Food, games, entertainment

7 pm, Kronos Quartet and Sam Green: A Thousand Thoughts, Kathryn Mohrman Theater, Armstrong Hall, Main Level  
See details here, Tickets are available at the Worner Desk on a first come, first serve basis.

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