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NSO Schedule

New Student Orientation 2020 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 choose your own adventure - get connected to campus resources and peers, relax in your room, or walk around campus. As a complement to August NSO programming, incoming students can participate in Choose Your Own Adventure sessions and informal meet-and-greets with returning students over the summer. 

Fall New Student Orientation 2020 (NSO) will take place on-campus and in accordance with CDC, federal, local, state, and campus COVID-19 guidelines/precautions; remote students will be able to participate fully as all offerings will be virtual via Zoom.

Have more questions about our COVID response and fall plans? Check out the 2021 Academic Year Announcement and Covid-19 FAQs for more information. The most recent email communications regarding our plans can be found under the Messages & Updates navigation

Table of Contents

  • Extended Move-In (August 13 - 18) Daily Schedule
  • FAQs
  • NSO Schedule

    August 13, 2020 - August 24, 2020

    updated August 21, 2020

    August 13 - 17, 2020 - Extended Move-In 

    Thursday, August 13

        • All Day: Pre-NSO Canvas Modules
        • 11 - 12 pm, 3-in-1 Meal Pick-up (in hall)
        • 5:30 - 6:30 pm, 2-in-1 Meal Pick-up (South Entrance to Worner, 6 W Cache La Poudre)
        • 7 pm, Required Hall Meetings for Thursday Arrivals
        • 8 pm, RA Social Events
        • 9 pm, Netflix Party with the NSO interns - Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything

    Friday, August 14

        • All Day: Pre-NSO Canvas Modules
        • 11 - 12 pm, 3-in-1 Meal Pick-up (in hall)
        • 2 pm, Trivia Meet-Up
        • 5:30 - 6:30 pm, 2-in-1 Meal Pick-up (South Entrance to Worner, 6 W Cache La Poudre)
        • 7 pm, Required Hall Meetings for Friday Arrivals
        • 8 pm, RA Social Events
        • 8 pm, Karaoke Night

    Saturday, August 15

        • All Day: Pre-NSO Canvas Modules
        • 11 - 12 pm, 3-in-1 Meal Pick-up (in hall)
        • 5:30 - 6:30 pm, 2-in-1 Meal Pick-up (South Entrance to Worner, 6 W Cache La Poudre)
        • 7 pm, Required Hall Meetings for Saturday Arrivals
        • 8 pm, RA Social Events
        • 9 pm, Netflix Party

    Sunday, August 16

        • All Day: Pre-NSO Canvas Modules
        • 11 - 12 pm, 3-in-1 Meal Pick-up (in hall)
        • 5:30 - 6:30 pm, 2-in-1 Meal Pick-up (South Entrance to Worner, 6 W Cache La Poudre)
        • 7 pm: Required Hall Meetings for Sunday Arrivals
        • 8 pm, RA Social Events
        • 8:30 pm, New Student Mixer

    August 17 - 22, 2020: NSO & Priddy Experience

    Due to new testing procedures and enhanced socially distancing protocol, the NSO and Priddy Experience will now be delivered virtually until all new student test results are returned. New students who will be in residency for Blocks 1 & 2 are still expected to arrive to campus for their assigned move-in and testing slot so that they are ready for the first day of classes. When negative test results are returned, enhanced socially distancing guidelines will be relaxed but you will still be expected to wear a mask, monitor for symptoms, maintain 6 feet distance with those not in your household, and avoid crowds. 

    For students attending remotely from off-campus, required sessions are will be recorded and made available on the college's Vimeo channel for viewing should students have been unable to attend live in-person or online.

    In order to successfully complete all required components of NSO, all students, regardless of residency location, will complete brief quizzes on required sessions in Canvas

    Each morning, a daily schedule of events with Zoom access links will be sent out to new students so you know where to "show up" and what is on the agenda each day as well as self-care tips and information about campus resources. 

    On-Campus FAQs

        • Why is Loomis under quarantine? More information about the Loomis Quarantine can be found here.  This will not impact a new student's experience with New Student Orientation as the schedule was redesigned to be delivered virtually, allowing everyone full participation regardless of individual circumstances.
        • How will meals work? While students are under the enhanced social distancing protocols, Campus Dining will be delivering 3-in-1 meal kits to residence halls each day around lunch time; for afternoon arrivals, 2-in-1 meals will be available on the South Side of Worner Center (6 W Cache La Poudre). These kits include that day's lunch and dinner as well as the following days breakfast. Dietary restrictions from the Student Interest Inventory due on June 30 where shared so that appropriate meals can be provided. Contact Shannon Wilson, Bon Appettit General Manager, with more questions about meal kits. Once students have received a negative test result, they will be under our regular risk mitigation and social distancing protocol and have access to other food eateries on-campus.
        • What will I do while enhanced social distancing in my room? The Campus Activities team and our Student Life partners have you covered! In addition to a daily schedule of virtual events beginning on Thursday, August 13, we are providing all new, on-campus students a Self-Care Activity Kit upon move-in; these kits include a variety of self-care activities, items, and resources so that you can stay active and engaged away from the screen. Some of the items include: facial sheet masks, puzzles, coloring pages, small journals, etc. Additionally, we are offering a variety Daily Social Activities Kits that correspond with online events; examples include: movie night snack packs, bullet journal kits, card trick lessons, yoga mats, succulent kits, knitting/crochet supplies, Lego kits, paint by number, etc. 
        • Can I go outside to exercise? Yes; outdoor exercise on-campus with a mask and maintaining at least 6 ft of distance from others is allowed under enhanced social distancing. So, we are working with the Outdoor Ed, Campus Recreation, and Chaplain's office staffs to coordinate agility/fitness courses on our athletic fields and meditative walks around campus as well as use of our meditation labyrinth.
        • What happens after I get a negative test result? Once you have received a negative test result, you will be able to follow our regular risk mitigation and social distancing protocol (still wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, practicing appropriate hygiene) but you will have more freedom to move about campus and use the fitness center by appointment. 
        • What happens if I get a positive test result? A member of the contact tracing and COVID response team will reach out to you to coordinate self-isolation and quarantine plans as well as meals and access to campus support while you recover (for at least 10 days and until a negative test result is received). More information can be found on the COVID-19 page.  As NSO required sessions will be virtual, you will be able to participate in these opportunities but will also be able to make them up later should you not be up for it. 
        • Will there be any in-person components of NSO? The turnaround times from testing to receiving test results varies depending on the case and testing loads in our region; we have been quoted between on average 3-5 days and up to 7 by our provider. In the interest of equity, we do not feel it right to offer programming in which all, on-campus new students cannot participate while they’re awaiting test results. As soon as all new students have received their testing results, we will be able to begin in-person, small scale programming. 
        • What about the Priddy Experience? Due to the enhanced social distancing protocols, the off-campus portions of Priddy will not be able to take place; but we’re still offering a great variety of educational, and fun programming to welcome you to CC and to get you connected with campus resources and your peers. Despite the fact of the off-campus portions of Priddy not taking place, you will meet with your Priddy Group Daily (at 7 pm) to build community, discuss the days required content, and just have fun. We are also exploring offering an in-person, optional Priddy Experience over first block break for interested new students. 
        • I am a distance learning student; what will my experience by like? Honestly, not much different than those who are participating from on-campus under enhanced social distancing; you will be assigned to a Priddy Group and have opportunities to attend many social events. . You will not have access to the self-care and daily activity kits during NSO, but keep your eye on the mail in early September for a welcome to CC kit. 
        • I am not receiving the NSO Daily Newsletters; what's up? All new students enrolling for the fall, regardless of residency status, were added to the NSO Daily Newsletter distribution list using their CC email addresses; these newsletters will begin on Saturday, August 15. On Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14, Amy Hill will be sending out NSO Announcement Emails for that day. If you are using the Outlook web based browser on your computer, we suggest downloading the Outlook Desktop app for daily email use as well as the Outlook Mail phone app. This is because the web based browser will sort email messages into two folders “Focused” and “Other;” frequently messages sent to large groups of people via listservs or bcced will get sorted into the Other folder and may get overlooked. So you might want to check there!
        • Have other questions not covered here? For on-campus students who have already moved in, your RA, RLC, and Front Desk Coordinator are a great first stop in getting pointed in the right direction. Your RA should have been in touch with you via email and the phone numbers for the Front Desk Coordinators are available on the Housing website.  For distance learning students, your Advising Hub Staff Advisor is a great first stop. Or you can reach out to us at orientation@coloradocollege.edu and we will help connect you with the office or staff member who can help. Since many staff are still working remotely, we do recommend reaching out via email to get the most prompt response. 

    Monday, August 17, 2020

    Social Media Challenge: Model your Mask Monday

    7:30 - 9 am  Breakfast
    8 - 12 pm

    Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions

    8 – 8:30 am, Morning Meditation 

    Join Chaplin Kate for a 30 minute morning meditation to help relax the mind and get ready for the day. 

    9 – 10 am, Microaggressions 

    The purpose of this session is to develop a shared understanding of microaggressions and bias; create tangible action steps to contribute to an authentic inclusive community at Colorado College; and come to recognize and disrupt these daily slights experienced by some and committed by many others. While we will quickly review these handouts (Pre-Session Work; Guidelines for Dialogue), the majority of our time together will be discussions based upon the foundational knowledge of these pre-session handouts. When introducing yourself, we will ask you to share one question you have that came out of the pre-work documents we are asking you to review.

    10:30 am – 12 pm, Dialoguing Across Differences

    The purpose of this session is to support the development of your strategies to engage productively with others regarding topics that evoke differences in understanding. While we will quickly review the handouts you have received in advance of our session (+Guidelines for Dialogue), the majority of our time together will be discussions based upon the foundational knowledge of these pre-session handouts. Presented by the Butler Center. 

    Full Descriptions on CYOA website. 

    11 am - 1 pm

    Lunch Break

    Please note 3-in-1 meal kit pick-up is from 11 am - 12 pm.

    1- 1:45 pm Required Hall Meeting for Aug 17 Arrivals
    2 - 3:30 pm 

    Anti-discrimination at Colorado College (Required Session)

    Understanding discrimination and harassment and where to go if it happens to you is part of being an informed member of Colorado College’s community. Come learn about the work the Anti-discrimination office does to keep our campus safe and free from this type of behavior. You’ll learn everything from what it means to give active consent, how to intervene if you witness harassment, how to file a report of discrimination and how to support someone who’s experienced harassment. This is a session you won’t want to miss. Presented by the Anti-Discrimination Office.  

    3:30 - 5:30 pm 

    Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions

    4:45 – 5:30 pm, 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.  

    5 - 7 pm 

    Dinner Break

    2-in-1 meal pick-up for Monday, August 17 arrivals is from 5:30 - 6:30 pm outside the South entrance of Worner (6 W Cache La Poudre).  

    7 - 8 pm Priddy Experience Meetings (Required Session)
    8 - 9:30 pm 

    Clue Murder Mystery 

    Kick off the Orientation week with a fun and interactive group experience by solving a murder mystery right from your room! Working together virtually with your roommate and other students all over campus you will be tasked to use clues, case files, and logic to be the first group to solve the mystery! This live event will be a great way to meet new people and get to know your roommate in a fun and exciting virtual environment! 

    Please use the links below to join your group according to where you live in your hall. No pre-registration necessary! If you have a roommate please sign in on one device together! Once you are logged in you will be assigned to a larger group by the Event Facilitator and compete against other teams!

    Floors 1 & 2: Join here.

    Floors 3 & 4: Join here. 

    9:30 - 10 pm 

    Bedtime Yoga with Mar

    Time to unwind from the day and get your relaxation on. Join Mar Wilson, '23, for some yoga to finish up your day. Don't have a yoga mat from the campus activities center? A towel on the floor will work just fine. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Social Media Challenge: T-Shirt Tuesday - Represent Your Hometown, State, or High School

7:30 - 9 am 

Breakfast

Students who have graduated from enhanced social distancing to regular risk mitigation protocol can begin getting to-go meals using their meal plan at select food serveries around campus. 

  • Colorado Coffee | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Benji's | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
8 - 8:30 am 

Morning Meditation 

Join Chaplin Kate for a 30 minute morning meditation to help relax the mind and get ready for the day. 

9:30  - 11 am

Building an Inclusive Campus Community (Required Session)

Colorado College is committed to building an environment where all of its member 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.  Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington will join us for an engaging conversation about what it takes to make CC a more inclusive campus community. Presented by the Butler Center. Zoom will open shortly before 9:30 a.m. 

11:15 am - 12 pm

Inclusive Campus Community Talk Back (optional)

Butler Center Staff will facilitate small group discussions for anyone who would like to continue to process and discuss Rev. Dr. Washington’s talk. 

11 am - 1 pm

Lunch Break

Please note 3-in-1 meal kit pick-up is from 11 am - 12 pm and will continue only for those students remaining under enhanced social distancing while awaiting test results. 

Students who have graduated from enhanced social distancing to regular risk mitigation protocol can begin getting to-go meals using their meal plan at select food serveries around campus. 

  • Colorado Coffee | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Benji's
    • Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Picnic Box (under the Olin Annex, adjacent to Shove Chapel)
    • Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 3-in-1 Pick-up (Worner South Entrance; only for students still under enhanced social distancing)
    • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1 - 1:50 pm

Breakout Discussion Groups (Optional)

These are an opportunity to connect with other new students and peers with similar interests and identities. Links in NSO Daily Newsletter.

The Anti-racism Implementation Plan @ CC (only at 1 pm)

The Anti-racism plan is at the forefront of CC's mission - but what does that mean for you? Join this discussion to better understand what exactly anti-racism is and what we are doing about it at Colorado College.

First Gen @ CC

Join a current First Gen CC student and staff member as we debrief Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington's presentation from this morning. Questions and comments are welcomed!

Students of Color @ CC

Opportunity for incoming SOC to hear from returning CC students about their experiences as a SOC and a CC college student. Students will share their experiences and give advice on how to make the most of your CC experience.

LGBTQIA+ @ CC

This is a talk-back space for new students to hear from and ask questions of returning students on topics that pertain to the LGBTQIA+ community at CC

2 - 2:50 pm

Breakout Discussion Groups (Optional)

These are an opportunity to connect with other new students and peers with similar interests and identities. Links in NSO Daily Newsletter.

International @ CC (only at 2 pm)

Join an International staff member and student to discuss your identity as an foreigner at CC and share your thoughts about how you relate to Dr. Jamie Washington’s presentation

Showing Up for Racial Justice (only at 2 pm)

This Session is for anyone who wants to understand how to make meaningful change around racial justice on campus and in your community. Please join us as we discuss roles, resources and skills you can develop to be an effective anti-racist. 

First Gen @ CC

Join a current First Gen CC student and staff member as we debrief Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington's presentation from this morning. Questions and comments are welcomed!

Students of Color @ CC

Opportunity for incoming SOC to hear from returning CC students about their experiences as a SOC and a CC college student. Students will share their experiences and give advice on how to make the most of your CC experience.

LGBTQIA+ @ CC

This is a talk-back space for new students to hear from and ask questions of returning students on topics that pertain to the LGBTQIA+ community at CC.

3 - 5:30 pm 

Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions

3:30 - 5 pm, Animated Character Drawing 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw popular animated characters?  Well now is your chance!  For 90 minutes you'll learn to draw several of your favorite characters from some of your favorite animated movies taught to you by former Disney animator, and FAC Bemis instructor, Scott Burroughs.

3:45 – 4:30 pm, Competitive Video Gaming: Esports 

Tune into this Zoom webinar and learn about what Colorado College esports has to offer. Get an introduction to competitive video gaming at CC and how you might be part of the community as a player, aspiring player, staff member, or casual gamer. Presented by the Esports Program.  

4:45 – 5:30 pm, Qigong 

Qigong is a meditative energy cultivation practice from China focused on moving energy within the body through sound, visualization, and physical movements for greater health and well-being. Join this session for an introduction and brief practice. Presented by the Chaplain's Office. 

5 - 7 pm 

Dinner Break

  • Benji's
    • Dinner 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Picnic Box (under the Olin Annex, adjacent to Shove Chapel)
    • Dinner 5 - 7 p.m.
6 - 7 pm

Grief Support Group

Times of transition bring many things, including a variety emotions, such as a sense of loss. This Grief Support group is an informal space in community to find support for grief, old and new, with the awareness that there are a variety of types of grief, and that grief can be related to many things – from loss of a loved one to loss of expectations, from grief and anger over continued racial injustice to grief related to Covid’s impact. Come for a few minutes, stay for the hour. The space is yours to come and be in community.

7 - 8 pm 

Priddy Experience Meetings (Required Session)

Meet with your Priddy group to discuss today's required session and build community. 

8 - 10 pm  Evening Social Events

8 pm: Intro to K Pop Dancing
8:15 pm: Bullet Journal 101 Workshop, with Pretty Prints & Paper by Jess
8:30 pm: Jackbox Game Night
9 - 10 pm: New Student Mixer

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Social Media Challenge: Work From Home & Wellness Wear Wednesdays (Think PJs!)

7:30 - 9 am  Breakfast
8 - 8:30 am

Morning Meditation

Join Chaplin Kate for a 30 minute morning meditation to help relax the mind and get ready for the day. 

9:30  - 11 am

Battle of the Big 3:  A Wellness Trivia Game (Required Session)

At Colorado College, we are committed to empowering students to envision and follow their own path to thriving. In this interactive program we’ll introduce students to key areas of well-being, as well as the activities, programs, and resources that help create a safe and healthy community, and which support individual growth and well-being.  Throughout the program, teams of students will compete to demonstrate which residential community knows the most health and wellness information. Presented by the Wellness Resource Center. 

11 am - 1 pm

Lunch Break

Please note 3-in-1 meal kit pick-up only for students still under enhanced social distancing is from 11 am - 12 pm. 

2 - 3:30 pm 

Sense of Place (Required Session)

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. Presented by the Collaborative of Community Engagement with special guest community partners. 

3:30 - 5:30 pm 

Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions

5 - 7 pm  Dinner Break
7 - 8 pm 

Priddy Experience Meetings (Required Session)

Meet with your Priddy group to discuss today's required sessions and build community. 

8 - 10 pm  Evening Social Events

8 pm: Trivia Party
8 pm: Learn Card Tricks with Zak
9 pm: Clay Troubleshooting with Bemis School of Art!

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Social Media Challenge: Show Us Your Stickers

7:30 - 9 am  Breakfast
8 - 8:30 am

Morning Meditation

Join Chaplin Kate for a 30 minute morning meditation to help relax the mind and get ready for the day. 

9:30  - 11 am

FYP Class Meetings (Required Session)

Meet with your FYP class to get to know each other, learn more about he course, and begin discussing the common read. Your faculty member will communicate with you directly about which time slot your class will be meeting and on which platform. 

Transfer students will not have an FYP course meeting but will have the option to have an informal check-in with peers. 

11 am - 1 pm

Lunch Break

Please note 3-in-1 meal kit pick-up only for students still under enhanced social distancing is from 11 am - 12 pm.  

2 - 3:30 pm 

FYP Class Meetings (Required Session)

Meet with your FYP class to get to know each other, learn more about he course, and begin discussing the common read. Your faculty member will communicate with you directly about which time slot your class will be meeting and on which platform. 

Transfer students will not have an FYP course meeting but will have the option to have an informal check-in with peers. 

3:30 - 5:30 pm 

Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Intro 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.

3:30 - 5 pm, Intro ARTivism (limit 10 participants)

Discuss artistic ideas that evoke emotions while exploring human, civil, animal, and environmental rights. This class will primarily be focusing on poetry. With Lisa Villanueva of the Bemis School of Fine Arts. 

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Intro to Origami (limit 15 participants)

With so many places in lockdown, there have been more people than ever learning origami. ~You might say interest has been in-creasing. With NSO Leader Elena Martinez-Vivot. 

4:45 - 5:30 pm, Intro to Spiritual Life

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. 

5 - 7 pm  Dinner Break
6 - 7 pm 

Grief Support Group

Times of transition bring many things, including a variety emotions, such as a sense of loss. This Grief Support group is an informal space in community to find support for grief, old and new, with the awareness that there are a variety of types of grief, and that grief can be related to many things – from loss of a loved one to loss of expectations, from grief and anger over continued racial injustice to grief related to Covid’s impact. Come for a few minutes, stay for the hour. The space is yours to come and be in community.

7 - 8 pm 

Priddy Experience Meetings (Required Session)

Meet with your Priddy group to discuss today's required session and build community. 

8 - 10 pm  Evening Social Events

8 pm: Live! with Michael Kent

A virtual online magic and comedy show? You will not want to miss out on this interactive experience! Michael combines his sarcastic sense of humor with mind-blowing magic. More info will be shared on Facebook!

9 pm: Jackbox Game Night


9:30 - 10 pm: Goodnight Yoga with Mar

Time to unwind from the day and get your relaxation on. Join Mar Wilson, '23, for some yoga to finish up your day. Don't have a yoga mat from the campus activities center? A towel on the floor will work just fine. 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Social Media Challenge: Priddy Group Costume Contest

7:30 - 9 am  Breakfast
8 - 8:30 am

Morning Meditation 

Join Chaplin Kate for a 30 minute morning meditation to help relax the mind and get ready for the day. 

8 - 9 am

Exercise Fitness Q& A with Wes

Feel intimidated by the gym? Want to get into exercising/fitness but don't know how? Wes Kosel, Fitness instructor and Assistant director of the fitness center is here to answer all of your questions!

9:30  - 11 am

The Performing Arts in the Present Moment (Required Session)

The arts are a mode of conversation, one central to the Liberal Arts experience.  Student will join directors Bañagale and Goodwin in an interactive exploration of the arts at CC and how they help us develop ways to respond to the unexpected. Presented by Performing Arts at Colorado College and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. 

The format of this session is a bit of an experiment and different from each of the previous sessions, since it will be broken up into three separate Zoom experiences. Here is what this will look like, the approximate timeline, and links:   

  • 9:30 – 9:50 a.m., Meet with your Priddy Group, using link provided by NSO leaders  
  • 9:50 – 10 a.m., Join the big Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 940 2054 0349) 
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m., Meet Directors Bañagale and Goodwin  
  • 10:30 – 11 a.m., Discussion with Small Groups, assignments below  
    • Group 1, Last Names A & B (989 9410 6522)
    • ​​​​​​​Group 2, Last Names C - F (957 5193 2827)
    • ​​​​​​​Group 3, Last Names G - K (971 2224 7631)
    • ​​​​​​​Group 4, Last Names L - N (962 0689 5210)
    • ​​​​​​​Group 5, Last Names O - R (437 388 1716)
    • ​​​​​​​Group 6, Last Names S - Z (978 1325 2615)
11 am - 1 pm

Lunch Break

Please note 3-in-1 meal kit pick-up at the South Entrace of Worner is only for students still under enhanced social distancing is from 11 am - 12 pm.  

12 pm

Registration for Saturday NSO Programming opens on Summit

We are excited to introduce a few small scale, in-person events to close out the NSO schedule tomorrow. To participate in these events, log-in to Summit to sign-upspace is limited and registration will become available at 12 p.m. noon today. All events will be outside in small groups; as a reminder, following the risk mitigation protocol is expected by students at all times. Selections include fitness boot camp, public speaking and current event workshops, walking tours, and community service. 

Loomis Residents: We got you – some of the activities taking place tomorrow will be outside of your windows so that you can engage with peers. We will let you know what to expect and approximately when, as well as provide earplugs should you want some peace and quiet. We also will make sure that folks participating in these NSO activities are following all risk mitigation and social distancing guidelines. Finally, once quarantine is over, we will plan a few in-person activities just for you all as well as opportunities for you to connect with peers outside of Loomis!

1 - 7 pm

TigerChase

1 - 5:30 pm 

Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Intro to Origami (limit 15 participants)

With so many places in lockdown, there have been more people than ever learning origami. ~You might say interest has been in-creasing. With NSO Leader Elena Martinez-Vivot. 

3:45 – 4:30 pm, Navigating the Digital Landscape 

Learn about the technology resources available to you at CC!  You will learn more about free software you can use, devices and equipment you can check out, the computer labs around campus, printing services, support for your technology, and our on-campus Apple repair center.

4:45 – 5:30 pmBonner Fellowship Meet & Greet 

Learn about the Bonner Fellowship and meet with other community engaged students as well as the staff of the CCE. 

5 - 7 pm  Dinner Break
6 - 6:45 pm

Comic Book Fan Club (Facebook Live)

6 - 7 pm 

Shabbat 

The Jewish community and Hillel at CC invites you to celebrate Shabbat on Zoom.

7 - 8 pm 

Priddy Experience Meetings (Required Session)

Meet with your Priddy group to discuss today's required session and build community. Don't forget to take your Priddy Group Costume Challenge Picture. 

8 - 10 pm  Evening Social Events

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Social Media Challenge: Show Your CC Spirit Saturday

While some of these events require pre-registration (available in Summit), there are a few events that will be available without reservation as walk-up events. NSO leaders and professional staff will be on-site monitoring group size and social distancing. As a reminder, following the CC risk mitigation protocol is always expected of students

In addition to in-person events, there are still several virtual opportunities for Loomis residents and distance learners to participate in today. Once quarantine is over for Loomis residents, we will plan several small scale, in-person activities just for you all as well as opportunities for you to connect with peers outside of Loomis!

7:30 - 9 am  Breakfast
All Day

TigerChase 

Compete in a photo scavenger hunt around campus or from the comfort of your room for prizes!

How to play:

  • Download Goose Chase on the App or Google Play Store.
  • ​​​​​​​Register your account using your full name & CC credentials
  • Search for "TigerChase"​​​​​​​ or game code: R7P5RK
  • ​​​​​​​If needed, use password: Classof2024​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​More information on Facebook!​​​​​​​

9 - 10 am 

Bootcamp, Washburn Field

Get up and moving with an invigorating Zoom break with fitness instructor and Assistant Director of the Fitness Center,
Wes Kosel!

Space is limited; pre-registration required. Register on Summit. 

10 - 11 am 

Social Media and The Black Lives Matter Movement: Advocacy and Rhetoric, Outdoor Ed Tent #1 on Tava Quad

This course will take a look at the impact of Social Media on accountability for members of the 116th United States Congress. Students will be asked to reflect on what saying "Black lives matter" means to themselves and others. The aim is for students to think critically about how rhetoric is used as a call for action and its limits. Content Warning: The course will deal with instances of representatives blatantly ignoring the lived experiences of BIPOC. Presented by NSO leader Deksyos Damtew. 

Space is limited (9 participants); pre-registration required. Register on Summit. 

10 am - 12 pm 

Pen Pal Letter Writing, NSO Tent on Worner Quad

Staying in touch with friends and loved ones during COVID-19 helps to lighten one’s mood and feel more connected to one another. The elderly can feel especially detached and lonely during these difficult times, especially if they may have limited knowledge of, or access to technology.

But there is GOOD NEWS - - seniors love receiving mail! We’ve connected with a local assisted living community whose residents would love to hear from you. Why not sit down, take a few moments and write a thoughtful letter, card or note of encouragement. Little acts of kindness can mean a great deal to someone dealing with loneliness and isolation, and you can help!

Join us on Saturday at the Big White Tent outside Worner between 10am-12pm to take part in this fun activity to interact with some of our community's most experienced residents - you just might make someone’s day. 

No advanced registration required, but you can sign-up here; just come on by, but be mindful of group size (9 participants or less at any given time) and follow instructions given by staff. 

10 am - 12 pm 

Jared's Box, NSO Tent on Worner Quad

Come help contribute to CC Outdoor Ed's massive donation to children in the hospital! We will be making boxes of toys through The Jared Box Project to give to children in various Colorado Springs hospitals. Come put a box - or ten - together to bring a little joy to kids in the hospital!! Registration NOT required, this is a walk-up event. It will be available from 10am - 12pm, and then again from 1pm - 3pm.

No advanced registration required, but you can sign-up here; just come on by, but be mindful of group size (9 participants or less at any given time) and follow instructions given by staff. 

11 am - 1 pm Lunch
1 - 2 pm 

Intro to Outdoors and Orienteering in the Springs, Yampa Field behind Outdoor Ed

Come learn about trails and outdoor opportunities in the Springs and plan a fun future day trip! For any one interested in hiking, biking, snowshoeing, etc! Presented by NSO Leader James Hanafee.

Space is limited (9 participants); pre-registration required. Register on Summit.

1 - 2 pm 

Intro To Bike Maintenance (Round 1), Yampa Field behind Outdoor Ed

Interested in learning more about bikes and how to maintain them? Join us on for an hour long session with student mechanics from the Bike & Ski Co-op who will walk through some of the most common bike repairs and share their knowledge of biking opportunities in Colorado Springs. You do not need to have your own bike to attend this session. However, if you have a bike that needs minor repair, feel free to bring it along - if time permits, the mechanics will try and help you with the repair.

The first of two identical sessions presented by Matthew Silverman & Will Zagrodzky, NSO Leaders & Bike & Ski Co-op Mechanics. 

Space is limited (8 participants); pre-registration required. Register on Summit.

1:30 - 3 pm 

Innovation & Creativity: Meeting your Muse, ONLINE - ZOOM (for quarantined Loomis Residents Only; check your email for link)

Professor Jane Hilberry will lead participants in a process called “Meeting your Muse.” This process is designed to connect you with your own creative energies and reflect back to you the unique character of your creativity.  It will also be a chance to connect with another student in Loomis. You can look forward to meeting them in person after the quarantine is over!

2 - 3 pm 

An Introduction to Public Speaking, Outdoor Ed Tent #1 on Tava Quad

Students will work with members of the Speech and Debate Team to learn about presence and will work on fundamental skills to strengthen their public speaking skills.

Space is limited (9 participants); pre-registration required. Register on Summit. 

2 - 3 pm

Intro To Bike Maintenance (Round 2), Yampa Field behind Outdoor Ed

Interested in learning more about bikes and how to maintain them? Join us on for an hour long session with student mechanics from the Bike & Ski Co-op who will walk through some of the most common bike repairs and share their knowledge of biking opportunities in Colorado Springs. You do not need to have your own bike to attend this session. However, if you have a bike that needs minor repair, feel free to bring it along - if time permits, the mechanics will try and help you with the repair.

The second of two identical sessions presented by Matthew Silverman & Will Zagrodzky, NSO Leaders & Bike & Ski Co-op Mechanics. 

Space is limited (8 participants); pre-registration required. Register on Summit.

1 - 3 pm

Climbing at CC Q&A, Outdoor Ed Tent #2 on Tava Quad 

Come to learn about CC's climbing culture, climbing gyms in the Springs, opportunities at CC, and the many ways to get involved outdoors and indoors. Presented by NSO Leader Dova Castaneda Zilly.

No advanced registration required, but you can sign-up here; just come on by, but be mindful of group size (9 participants or less at any given time) and follow instructions given by staff. 

1 - 3 pm 

Socially Distanced Slack Sesh, Palmer Quad

Never slack-lined before, never even heard of slack-lining? Well I learned about it during my NSO experience and want to provide you the same opportunity. Great activity for anyone who wants to test their courage, balance and athleticism, while also being a great mindful and relaxation exercise. Bring a hammock if you have one! Presented by NSO Leader Patrick Mahoney.

No advanced registration required, but you can sign-up here; just come on by, but be mindful of group size (9 participants or less at any given time) and follow instructions given by staff. 

1 - 3 pm 

Jared's Box, NSO Tent on Worner Quad

Come help contribute to CC Outdoor Ed's massive donation to children in the hospital! We will be making boxes of toys through The Jared Box Project to give to children in various Colorado Springs hospitals. Come put a box - or ten - together to bring a little joy to kids in the hospital!! Registration NOT required, this is a walk-up event. It will be available from 10am - 12pm, and then again from 1pm - 3pm.

No advanced registration required, but you can sign-up here; just come on by, but be mindful of group size (9 participants or less at any given time) and follow instructions given by staff.

1 - 4 pm 

Tie Dye Your Class of 2024 T-Shirt, South Worner Quad

Stop by the small tent on the Worner Quad to pick up your Class of 2024 T-Shirt (or transfer graduation year) and if you so choose, tie dye it! Supplies provided on a first-come, first served basis, with no more than 8 students allowed in the tie dye area at a time.

No advanced registration required; just come on by, but be mindful of group size (8 participants or less at any given time) and follow instructions given by staff.

1 - 5 pm 

Love for Loomis

Priddy groups are invited to stop by the outside of Loomis to show their fellow trippees some love and support as they begin week two of quarantine. 

3 - 7 pm 

Board Game Club Meet-Up; ONLINE - ZOOM 

Join members of CC Board Game club to get to know each other, play games, and learn more about their weekly meet-ups to play games. 

5 - 7 pm  Dinner Break
7 - 8 pm 

Priddy Experience Meetings (Required Session)

Meet with your Priddy group to discuss today's events and build community. 

8 - 10 pm  Evening Social Event

8 pm: SpeakEasy Spoken Word Performance & Open Mic; ZOOM 

SpeakEasy is a spoken word poetry student group that focuses on the artistic development of its members through weekly workshops and practices. The group performs each block to provide the student population with their monthly dose of bars, rhymes, lines, and untold stories. Join them for their first show of the year!

August 23, 2020 - Relax before classes begin

August 24, 2020 - Convocation & First Day of Classes

  • Opening Convocation, Prerecording Streaming begins at 9 am 

Social Media Challenge: First Day of School!