Winter Start Orientation (WSO) Schedule

We are looking forward to seeing you at Winter Start Orientation (WSO) in January! 

WSO is a required program for all new students (including transfer students) enrolling in the Spring Semester, regardless of residency status or course format, and will help introduce you to campus, support resources, and the community. Winter Start Orientation 2024 will take place the week of Jan 15th, specific dates are yet to be finalized. First day of Block 5 is Monday, January 22nd. 

Should you have any questions in the meantime about WSO, please contact us via email Campus Activities or phone (719) 389-6800.


Tentative WSO Schedule

Student Schedule - Winter Start 2024

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, walk around campus, and explore Colorado Springs.

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.


We are in the process of making changes to our orientation program and schedule format. 

In the meantime, here is a high level overview of the typical daily WSO schedule to give you an idea of what to expect.

More information will be finalized and communicated with students committed to attending CC later in the Fall.  


Day 1 - Move-in Day & WSO Kick-Off

  • 8 - 11 am, WSO Check-In & Residence Hall Move-In
  • 11 am - 1 pm, Lunch
  • 1:30 pm, President's Welcome Event
  • 2 - 5 pm, Family Orientation Programming & Required Student Sessions
  • 5 - 8 pm, Dinner Break & Errand Time
  • 7 - 9 pm, Sweet Sendoffs/Family Goodbyes
  • 9 pm, Residence Hall Meeting & Evening Social 

Days 2 - 4, Required & Conference Sessions

  • 9 am - 12 pm, Required Content Sessions 
  • 1 - 5 pm, Conference Breakout Sessions
  • 7 - 8:30 pm, Priddy Group Meetings
  • 8:30 - 10:30 pm, Social Events 

Days 5 & 6, Priddy Experience 

  • Explore Colorado Springs and the local area, do community service, and connect with the peers

Monday, January 22nd - First day of Classes 


Should you have any questions or need any help as you adjust to CC after WSO concludes, please do not hesitate to stop by the Office of Campus Activities in Worner 205 for assistance.

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