NSO Schedule

New Student Orientation 2022 Tentative 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. 

 


August 20, 2022 - August 28, 2022

updated May 2, 2022

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    • *: participation in NSO is a requirement of matriculation to Colorado College. Sessions marked with an * 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. 
      Optional: You have the option to participate in these sessions. 

Friday, August 19 – Approved Early Move-In 

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.  

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

New Student Move-in is on Saturday, August 20th from 8 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. More details about how to register for limited early arrival move-in slots will be available soon. Please also note that students with approved early arrival on Friday must still check-in for NSO on Saturday and the halls will not be available for those without approval to access.  
Completed immunization paperwork is required to move into the residence halls.  

5 – 7:45 pm, Dinner, Rastall 

Students may use their meal plans for dinner; $12 per person for family and friends. 

7 – 8 pm, Required Hall Meeting  

To make sure students who have been approved to arrive early are aware of the resources available to them their first night on-campus, they are required to attend this meeting. 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.  

Saturday, August 20 - Move-In Day & NSO Begins

7:45 – 1 pm, Orientation Check-in for Students & Families, NSO Tent 

Your first stop upon arrival Saturday should be the NSO tent to pick up your NSO packet, student ID, nametag, SWAG, schedule, and more. 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. 
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 SWAG.  

8 am – 12 pm, New Student Move-in, Residence Halls Around Campus 

After you have checked in for NSO, you can then proceed to your residence hall for move-in. At your residence hall, staff will be available to facilitate the move-in process, during which you will receive your room key. 

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, NSO Tent 

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 

NSO officially kicks off with a welcome from CC President L. Song Richardson in Ed Robson Arena. 

2 – 5 pm, Family & Guest Programming, Cornerstone Arts Mainspace  

Connect and enjoy conversation with other family members and student supporters based on home region or residence hall; hear from campus leaders and a panel of CC staff to learn more about how you can help support your student’s success; plus discover resources and services available to students throughout their time at CC. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Family Relations. 

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! 

3:30 – 5 pm, Required Student Sessions* 

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: Title IX & Sexual Assault Prevention; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Wellness & Support Resources; and Community Engagement. 

5 – 8:45 pm, Dinner Break, Errands, and Optional Gatherings 

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  

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 pm, Affinity Group Dessert Receptions 

On move-in day, several offices and programs host welcome receptions for members of specific populations or communities and their guests/family. Throughout the week of NSO, there will also be additional opportunities to connect with various communities.  

7 – 8:45 pm, Sweet Send-Offs  

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. 

~10 pm, Evening Hall Socials  

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

Sunday, August 21 – Tuesday, August 23 

7:45 – 8:45 am, Breakfast Break  

9 am – 12 pm, Required Sessions* 

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: Title IX & Sexual Assault Prevention; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Wellness & Support Resources; and Community Engagement. 

11:30 – 1:30 pm, Lunch Break 

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

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. Staff advisor appointments will tentatively be offered during the afternoons.  
2021 session descriptions are available here so you have an idea of what to expect. If you have an idea for a session you would like to see, email us at orientation@coloradodcollege.edu OR let us know on the Student Interest Inventory. 

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.  

9 – 10:30 pm, Evening Social Events  

Every night of NSO we will have a variety of social activities to help you build community and have fun – from team trivia to group fitness or dance classes, outdoor movies to silent discos, art nights to board games, and more! If you have ideas about what kind of social events will help you best build community at CC, let us know on the Student Interest Inventory.  

Wednesday, August 24  

7:45 – 8:45 am, Breakfast Break  

9 am – 12 pm, Required Sessions* 

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: Title IX & Sexual Assault Prevention; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Wellness & Support Resources; and Community Engagement. 

11:30 – 1:30 pm, Lunch Break 

1:30 – 5 pm, Local Priddy Exploration*  

Before you head off campus for your Priddy Experience, take a deep dive into Colorado Springs by exploring your local neighborhood.  

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. 

9 – 10:30 pm, Evening Social Events 

Every night of NSO we will have a variety of social activities to help you build community and have fun – from team trivia to group fitness or dance classes, outdoor movies to silent discos, art nights to board games, and more! If you have ideas about what kind of social events will help you best build community at CC, let us know on the Student Interest Inventory. 

Thursday, August 25 – Saturday, August 27

Off-Campus Priddy Experience 

We are excited to plan for the return of the off-campus Priddy Experience for NSO 2023, 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 

5 – 8 pm, Welcome Back Dinner & Celebration, NSO Tent  

Food trucks, yard games, music, and more! 

9 – 11 pm, Evening Social Event & (Almost) Midnight Breakfast 

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

Sunday, August 28  

Get settled and get some rest as class begins tomorrow!  

Shuttles to local shopping areas will be offered so you can get any last-minute items you need for your room or before class starts.  

Monday, August 29 – First Day of Classes  

Opening Convocation & Presidential Inauguration  

Colorado College starts its 149th academic year at Opening Convocation and official inauguration of L. Song Richardson, 14th president of Colorado College. Students, faculty, and staff will come together to welcome new students, and meet this year’s inspiring honorary degree recipients. 

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