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WSO Schedule

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

The start date for WSO 2020 is Sunday, January 12. WSO will begin with move-in on Sunday at 8 am and will run through the first day of classes on January 20. Below is a tentative schedule of events.

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

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Tentative WSO Schedule (updated Nov. 26)

Schedule Key:

Bold: Required Student Event for All Students, including transfers, FSAs, and Winter Start First-years. 

Who attends?

  • All students: this is a requirement for all incoming, new students, including transfer, FSA, and Winter Start First-year students.
  • Students & Families: students and their family members or adult guests can attend or participate.
  • Optional: Attendance at these student events is not required, but still encouraged in order to make friends and network. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Time Event Location Who attends?
7:30 - 11 am

Worner Mailroom Open

Worner Campus Center, Mailroom, Lower Level Students
7:30 - 11 am

Pick up your Gold Card (student ID)

If you uploaded your photo online, it should be available for pick-up. Otherwise, you will have your picture taken and card printed at the Worner Desk. Be prepared to show a photo ID. Cards should be picked up by 5 pm Jan. 12.

Worner Campus Center, Worner Desk, Main Level Students
8 - 11 am

Residence hall Move-in & WSO Check-In

Drop off your belongings in your room and start getting settled in; there will be more downtime later in the schedule to more fully unpack. Complete immunization records must be submitted before move-in.

Assigned Residence Halls Students & Families
8 - 11 am Health Center open to collect outstanding immunization forms Student Health Center Students with outstanding immunization forms
9 am - 12 p.m.

Taking Care of Business

Several campus offices will be open so you can drop in, take care of outstanding paperwork, have your questions answered, or purchase some CC gear.

CC Bookstore

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level

Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment

Spencer Center, Room 134

Student Accounts

Spencer Center, Room 116

Housing Office

Bemis 119

Various Students & Families
11:45 am - 1 pm

President's Welcome Luncheon

The official schedule kicks off with lunch followed by a welcome from President Jill Tiefenthaler.

Cornerstone Arts Center, Main Space

Students & Families
1 - 2:20 pm

Family Program 

This session will feature panels of students and staff who will answer your questions and help get you connected to campus resources.

Cornerstone Arts Center

Families
1- 2:20 pm 

Our Community Approach to Sexual Violence Prevention and Response 

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, and support resources available to you on campus. Remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance.

Cornerstone Arts Center, Screening Room

All Students
2:30 - 4 pm

Breakout Sessions

Learn more about how to maximize your CC experience and utilize resources available to students. Two rounds of sessions will be offered, beginning at 2:30 and 3:10 pm.

Cornerstone Arts Center

All Students (required); Optional for Families
4 - 5 pm 

Priddy Experience Meeting     

Meet with your Priddy Experience leaders and fellow trippees!     

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level

All Students
5 - 6:45 pm

Dinner on your own

Enjoy dinner at Rastall (free with WSO nametag) or check out a local restaurant.

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Students & Families
6 - 6:45 pm

Sweet Send-offs

Drop in for an evening treat, meet other students and families, and say your goodbyes; this concludes the Family Orientation Program. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Family Relations. Students are expected at community meetings in their assigned residence halls at 7 p.m.

Worner Campus Center, Main Level Students & Families
7 - 8 pm

Community Meeting 

Drop in for an evening treat, meet other students and families, and say your goodbyes; this concludes the Family Orientation Program. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Family Relations. Students are expected at community meetings in their assigned residence halls at 7 p.m.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level All Students
8:30 - 10 pm

Get Active @ El Pomar!

Enjoy an evening of fun in El Pomar Fitness Center! Come climb at the climbing wall, play ping pong, pool, cornhole, basketball, or play a board game with new friends. Please use the north entrance.

El Pomar Sports Center

All Students

Monday, January 13, 2020

Time Event & Description Location Who attends?
8 - 9 am

Breakfast

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
9:15 - 11:15 am

Academic Success @ CC and Math Self-Assessment

Learn about some of the academic resources available to support you at CC and complete a math self-assessment, which is required for all first-year students and optional for transfer students.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level All First-Year Students
11:30 am - 1 pm Lunch on your own Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
1 - 2:15 pm 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CC

This session will introduce you to what diversity and inclusion look like at CC, the importance of utilizing an intersectional lens, and the antiracism work that the college is invested in. Remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance. Presented by the Butler Center and Accessibility Resources.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, Main Level

All Students

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Show up for Wellness: Trivia Showdown

Compete with your peers in wellness trivia! Topics include bystander intervention, mental health, substance use, and accessibility and inclusion. Remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance; please arrive on time as the session will begin promptly at 2:30. Presented by the Wellness Resource Center.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, Main Level All Students
3:45 - 5 pm

Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions

Individualize your WSO experience by attending informational breakout sessions and skill building workshops. More information coming soon.

Various All Students
5 - 6:30 pm Dinner on your own Optional
7 - 8:30 pm

Priddy Experience Meeting

Meet with your NSO Priddy Experience leaders and fellow trippees!

Various Locations; your leaders will contact you.

All Students
8:30 - 10 pm  Evening Social Event  Optional

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Time Event & Description Location Who Attends?
8 - 8:45 am

Pre-Departure Breakfast

Bring your gear and arrive ready to depart for your Priddy Trip later this morning. 

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
9 - 9:45 am

Capstone Speaker

Remember to bring your Gold Card for attendance.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level All Students
10 - 11:15 am 

FYE Class Meetings

Meet your FYE faculty and mentors to discuss the common read.

Location on name-tag First-year Students
10 - 11:15 am 

Transfer Student Q&A

Meet with staff advisors and transfer student mentors to have your questions answered.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Transfer Students
10 - 11:15 am 

Fall Start Away Re-Entry Workshop

Meet with Allen Bertsche, director of global education and field studies, to discuss your experiences with FSA and prepare for the transition to campus.

Tutt Event Space, Tutt Library, 2nd Floor FSA Students
11:30 am 

Priddy Experience Departure

Join your trip leaders in Gaylord for a quick meeting before getting lunch and heading out on your trip.

Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level All Students

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Time Event & Description Location Who Attends?
~2 - 5 pm  Priddy Experiences return to campus!

All Students

6 - 7 pm 

Welcome Back Dinner & Cohort Picture

Reconnect with WSO students in other Priddy groups and take a photo.

Hybl Community Center All Students
7 - 10 pm  Evening Social Event Optional

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Time Event & Description  Location Who Attends?

9 am-7 pm

CC Swimming and Diving Home Meet

Cheer on the Tigers in their final home meet of the season! Today’s meet includes swimming (prelims) at 9 a.m., diving at approximately 1 p.m., and the swimming finals at 4 p.m.    

El Pomar Sports Center, Schlessman Pool

Optional
10:30 am - 1 pm Brunch on your own Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
12 pm - 3 pm 

CC Safe Ride Shuttles

Shuttle service will be available to local shopping centers. Call (719) 389-6340 for pick-up; wait time may vary depending upon usage.

Various Optional
5 - 6:30 pm Dinner on your own Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional

Monday, January 20, 2020 - First Day of Classes & MLK Day Celebrations

Time Event & Description Location Who Attends?
8 - 8:45 am

All People's Breakfast

Join us as we celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A limited number of free tickets for students are available at the Worner Center Desk; tickets are first-come, first-served.

El Pomar Sports Center, Reid Arena Optional
9 am  Classes Begin!
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

First Monday Speaker Series

The First Mondays series is an opportunity for the whole community to gather and engage in the intellectual life of the college at the beginning of each block. This Monday, the lecture is set aside to further honor and explore the impact and continued relevance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s enduring legacy.

Armstrong Hall, Mohrman Theatre All Students

12:15-1:15 pm

Students in Dialogue

Enjoy lunch and conversation with your peers in honor of Dr. King. Hosted by the Butler Center.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, Main Level

Optional
2 - 5 pm 

Student Opportunities and Advising Hub Drop-in Hours

Stop in to ask questions about advising, requirements, academic programs, etc.

1014 N. Weber

Optional
7 - 9 pm 

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble - "Rising to the Mountaintop"

The arts have always been a powerful catalyst for positive social transformation. This performance brings together a diversity of dancers, in both culture and genre, creating a work reflective of these powerful times in our community and the world.

Armstrong Hall, Mohrman Theatre Optional

Tuesday, January 21

Time Event & Description Location Who Attends?
12:15 - 1:30 pm

Community Engagement Luncheon

Learn about the work of the Collaborative for Community Engagement and how you can get involved in the local community.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, Main Level

All Students