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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 

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?
8 - 11 am

Residence halls open for move-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 Worner Mailroom Open Worner Campus Center, Mailroom, Lower Level Students
8 - 11 am Health Center open to collect outstanding immunization forms Student Health Center Students with outstanding immunization forms
9 - 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 All Students
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- 5 pm  Required Sessions for Students Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level All Students
1 - 5 pm 

Family Program 

This program will provide an overview of typical transition issues, offer constructive ways to be involved, and address common questions.

Cornerstone Arts Center Families
5 - 6:30 pm

Dinner on your own

Students can use their meal plan; $10.40 for family & friends. Or enjoy a meal in Downtown Colorado Springs. Students must be back on campus by 7 pm.

Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Students & Families
7 - 8: 30 pm Priddy Experience Meeting  Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level All Students
8:30 - 10 pm Evening Social Event  Optional

Monday, January 13, 2020

Time Event & Description Location Who attends?
8 - 9 am Goodbye Breakfast Bemis Great Hall Students & Families
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 Students
11:30 am - 1 pm Lunch on your own Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level Optional
1:15 - 5 pm Required Sessions for Students Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center, Main Level All Students
5 - 6:30 pm Dinner on your own Optional
7 - 8:30 pm Priddy Experience Meeting Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level 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. Bring your CC Gold card to sign in.

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

First-year Students
10 - 11:15 am  Transfer Student Q&A Transfer Students
10 - 11:15 am  Fall Start Away Re-Entry Workshop FSA Students
11:30 am  Priddy Experience Departure 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 TBD All Students
7 - 10 pm  Evening Social Event Optional

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Time Event & Description  Location Who Attends?
10:30 am - 1 pm Brunch on your own Rastall Cafe, Worner Campus Center, Main Level 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 El Pomar Sports Center, Reid Arena Optional
9 am  Classes Begin!
11:15 am - 12:15 pm First Monday Speaker Series Armstrong Hall, Mohrman Theatre All Students
2 - 5 pm  Advising Hub Open for Drop-in Hours Optional
7 - 9 pm  Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Armstrong Hall, Mohrman Theatre Optional