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NSO Schedule

Tentative New Student Orientation 2021 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. 

Fall New Student Orientation 2021 (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 in many aspects of programming as required and select other sessions will be virtual via Zoom. 

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


August 18, 2021 - August 28, 2021

updated July 21, 2021

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    • Bold: participation in NSO is a requirement of matriculation to Colorado College. Sessions in bold make up the required program components. Upon completion of these sessions, all students will complete an attendance quiz. 
    • All New Students: includes first-years, transfers, and exchange students. 
      Optional: You have the option to participate in these sessions. 

August 18 - 19, 2021 - Move-In & Testing 

Wednesday, August 18

  • 8 am - 5 pm, Arrival Testing & Move-In Time Slots
  • 8 am - 5 pm, Orientation Check-In for Students and Families
  • 9 am - 5 pm, Taking Care of Business, various offices will be open for you to stop in and take care of business. 
  • 10 am - 5 pm, Family Program Reception, Resource Fair, and Self-Guided Tours
  • 11 am - 2 pm, Enjoy lunch in Rastall 
  • 5 - 7 pm, Enjoy dinner in Rastall
  • 7 pm, Required Hall Meetings for Thursday Arrivals
  • 8 pm, RA Social Events

Thursday, August 19

  • 8 am - 5 pm, Arrival Testing & Move-In Time Slots
  • 8 am - 5 pm, Orientation Check-In for Students and Families
  • 9 am - 5 pm, Taking Care of Business, various offices will be open for you to stop in and take care of business. 
  • 9 am - 5 pm, International Student Orientation (Required for International Students only)
  • 10 am - 5 pm, Family Program Reception, Resource Fair, and Self-Guided Tours
  • 11 am - 2 pm, Enjoy lunch in Rastall 
  • 5 - 7 pm, Enjoy dinner in Rastall
  • 7 pm, Required Hall Meetings for Thursday Arrivals
  • 8 pm, RA Social Events
  • 9 pm, Pre-NSO Mixer

August 20 - 28, 2021: NSO & Priddy Experience 

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 as well as pre-NSO modules included in the Deadlines Checklist.

  • Friday, August 20

  • Time Session Title & Discussion Location Audience
    8 - 8:45 am Breakfast Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
    9 - 10 am  NSO Kick-Off Zoom All New Students
    10 - 12 pm

    Our Community Approach to Sexual Violence Prevention and Response (required session)

    This presentation will explain how sexual violence and anti-oppression work are connected and how that relates to the mission and vision of the college. You will also learn about consent, Title IX law and processes, as well as support resources available to you on campus.

    Zoom All New Students
    12 - 2 pm  Lunch Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
    12 - 1:30 pm

    Activity Kit Pick-Up

    Students under enhanced social distancing and/or those looking to participate in this evenings' online social events can pick-up the corresponding activity kit at lunchtime.

    Worner Center, Main Level Optional
    12 - 5 pm

    Bookstore Open

    Pick up your books and buy CC pride gear.

    Worner Campus Center, Lower Level Optional
    1 - 5 pm

    CC Shopping Shuttles

    Shuttles will be available to Target or Walmart. Space is limited; for more information and to sign up, visit the Worner Desk.

    Depart from Worner Center South Patio Optional
    1 - 5 pm

    ITS: Solutions Center Drop-in Hours

    Stop in to get all of your technology-related questions answered.

    Tutt Library, First Floor Optional
    2 - 5 pm 

    Create Your Own CC Adventure Conference Style Sessions & Advising Meetings

    Individualize your NSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions; you are required to attend at least two sessions, and up to four, during the entirety of NSO in addition to meeting once with your staff advisors. More information about registering for the conference-style sessions will be available here soon.

    Various All New Students
    5 - 6:30 pm  Dinner Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
    6:30 - 8 pm 

    Priddy Meeting

    Meet with your NSO Priddy Experience leaders and fellow trippees! Follow the signs to your zone.

    NSO Tent, Worner Quad All New Students
    8:30 - 10 pm 

    Evening Social Events

    Relaxed gatherings and different activities to meet new people. 

    Optional
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  • Saturday, August 21

  • Time Session & Description Location Audience
    8 - 8:45 am Breakfast Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
    9 - 10:15 am

    Building an Inclusive Campus Community

    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. The Rev Dr Jamie Washington will lead us for an engaging conversation about what it takes to make CC a more inclusive campus community. Presented by the Butler Center. 

    Zoom All New Students
    10:30 am - 12 pm

    Breakout Discussion Groups

    Meet with your Priddy Group to discuss topics related to today's required session.

    NSO Tent, Worner Quad All New Students
    12 - 1 pm

    Activity Kit Pick-Up

    Students under enhanced social distancing and/or those looking to participate in this evenings' online social events can pick-up the corresponding activity kit at lunch time.

    Worner Center, Main Level Optional
    12 - 1 pm  Lunch Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
    1 - 2 pm 

    Inclusive Community Breakout & Follow-up Sessions 

    These are an opportunity to connect with other new students and peers with similar interests and identities.

     

    NSO Tent, Worner Quad Optional

    LGBTQIA+ Affinity Gathering 

    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.

    BIPOC Affinity Gathering 

    An opportunity for incoming Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to hear from returning CC students and staff about their experiences as a BISOC and a CC college student. Students will share their experiences and give advice on how to make the most of your CC experience.

    2 - 3 pm

    Inclusive Community Breakout & Follow-up Sessions 

    These are an opportunity to connect with other new students and peers with similar interests and identities.

    NSO Tent, Worner Quad Optional

    International Affinity Gathering 

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

    Antiracism at CC 

    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 Affinity Gathering

    Join a current First Gen CC student and staff member as we connect and talk about support and resources at CC. Questions and comments are welcomed!

    3 - 5 pm

    Conference Style Sessions

    Individualize your NSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions; you are required to attend at least two sessions, and up to four, during NSO in addition to meeting with your staff advisors. More information about registering for the conference-style sessions will be shared here soon.

    Various All New Students
    5 - 6:30 pm  Dinner Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
    6:30 - 8 pm  Priddy Meeting Various All New Students
    8:30 - 10 pm 

    Evening Social Events

    Relaxed gatherings and different activities to meet new people. 

    Optional
  • Sunday, August 22

  • Time Session & Description Location Audience
    9 am - 10 am 

    Priddy Group Meetings

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

    NSO Tent, Worner Quad All New Students
    10:30 am - 12 pm  Wellness Resource Center Presentation Zoom All New Students
    12 - 1:30 pm

    Activity Kit Pick-Up

    Students under enhanced social distancing and/or those looking to participate in this evenings' online social events can pick-up the corresponding activity kit at lunchtime.

    Worner Center, Main Level Optional
    12 - 2 pm  Lunch Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
    2 - 5 pm 

    Conference Style Sessions

    Individualize your NSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions; you are required to attend at least two sessions, and up to four, during NSO in addition to meeting with your staff advisors. More information about registering for the conference-style sessions will be shared here soon.

    Various All New Students
    5 - 6:30 pm  Dinner Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
    5 - 8 pm 

    Camp Dinner Rotations

    Camp Dinner Rotations

    From Sunday, Aug. 22 - Friday, August 27, Priddy Groups will have the opportunity to cook a camp dinner outdoor and enjoy smores over a fire. 

    Priddy Leaders will confirm the date of your group's camp dinner rotation.

    Yampa Field All New Students
    6:30 - 8 pm  Priddy Meeting Various All New Students
    8:30 - 10 pm  Evening Social Events Optional
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  • Monday, August 23

  • Time Session & Description Location Audience
    8 - 8:45 am Breakfast Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
    9 - 10 am

    Sense of Place

    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. Sponsored by the Collaborative for Community Engagement.

    Zoom All New Students
    10:30 - 11:30 am

    Priddy Discussions

    Meet with your Priddy Group to discuss topics related to today's required session.

    NSO Tent, Worner Quad All New Students
    12 - 2 pm  Lunch Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
    12 - 1:30 pm

    Activity Kit Pick-Up

    Students under enhanced social distancing and/or those looking to participate in this evenings' online social events can pick-up the corresponding activity kit at lunchtime.

    Worner Center, Main Level Optional
    1 - 2:30 pm

    First Year Program Course Meeting

    Meet with your First-Year Program cohort to get to know each other, learn about the block ahead, and discuss the common read.

    Exchange students have free time during this period. 

    Around Campus First Year Students
    1 - 2:30 pm

    Transfer Student Meeting

    Q&A about navigating your transition to a new college with transfer mentors, Advising Hub staff, and Tutt Library partners.

    Gaylord Transfer Students
    3 - 5 pm 

    Conference Style Sessions & Advising Meetings

    Individualize your NSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions; you are required to attend at least two sessions, and up to four, during NSO in addition to meeting with your staff advisors. More information about registering for the conference-style sessions will be shared here soon.

    Various All New Students
    5 - 6:30 pm  Dinner Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
    5 - 8 pm

    Camp Dinner Rotations

    From Sunday, Aug. 22 - Friday, August 27, Priddy Groups will have the opportunity to cook a camp dinner outdoors and enjoy smores over a fire. 

    Priddy Leaders will confirm the date of your group's camp dinner rotation. 

    Yampa Field All New Students
    6:30 - 8 pm  Priddy Meeting All New Students
    8:30 - 10 pm  Evening Social Events Optional
  • Tuesday, August 24

    • Time Session & Description Location Audience
      8 - 8:45 am Breakfast Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
      9 - 9:30 am

      Making Meaning Through the Arts

      An interactive session exploring educational connections and uses of visual and performing arts at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

      Zoom All New Students
      9:45 am - 12:30 pm

      Amazing Race Through the FAC

      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 arrival time.

      Fine Arts Center All New Students
      12 - 2 pm  Lunch Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
      12 - 1:30 pm

      Activity Kit Pick-Up

      Students under enhanced social distancing and/or those looking to participate in this evenings' online social events can pick-up the corresponding activity kit at lunchtime.

      Worner Center, Main Level Optional
      1 - 5 pm 

      Conference Style Sessions & Advising Meetings

      Individualize your NSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions; you are required to attend at least two sessions, and up to four, during NSO in addition to meeting with your staff advisors. More information about registering for the conference-style sessions will be shared here soon.

      Various All New Students
      5 - 6:30 pm  Dinner Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
      5 - 8 pm

      Camp Dinner Rotations

      From Sunday, Aug. 22 - Friday, August 27, Priddy Groups will have the opportunity to cook a camp dinner outdoors and enjoy smores over a fire. 

      Priddy Leaders will confirm the date of your group's camp dinner rotation.

      Yampa Field All New Students
      6:30 - 8 pm  Priddy Meeting All New Students
      8:30 - 10 pm  Evening Social Events Optional

Wednesday, August 25 - Saturday, August 28: Priddy Experience

Individual Priddy Groups will have different schedules each day that Priddy Leaders will communicate with their trippees but each group will have the opportunity to build community, explore the local community, and participate in service activities.

Time Session & Description Location Audience
7 - 9 am ESD Testing
8 - 8:45 am

Breakfast Break

Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level

Optional
8 am - 5 pm 

Priddy Rotation Activities

  • Sense of Place
  • Community & Service
  • Exploration

Various

All New Students
5 - 6:30 pm  Dinner Break Rastall Café, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
5 - 8 pm

Camp Dinner Rotations

Camp Dinner Rotations

From Sunday, Aug. 22 - Friday, August 27, Priddy Groups will have the opportunity to cook a camp dinner outdoors and enjoy smores over a fire. 

Priddy Leaders will confirm the date of your group's camp dinner rotation.

Yampa Field All New Students
6:30 - 8 pm  Priddy Meeting All New Students
8:30 - 10 pm  Evening Social Events Optional

 

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