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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 run through the first day of classes on January 20 and a tentative 2020 schedule will be posted in September. 

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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2019 Winter Start Orientation Schedule

Below is the WSO 2019 Schedule to give you a better idea of what to expect for 2020. All students and families will receive the final schedule upon arrival to campus.

  • All bold items are required student events

Saturday, January 12, 2019

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 and Families

8-11 am

Worner Mailroom: pick up packages you may have sent to campus prior to your arrival.

Worner Campus Center, Mailroom, Lower Level

Optional

8-11 am

Health Center Open to collect outstanding immunization forms

Health Center

Optional

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

All Students

9-11 am

Banking Services: Available for students in need of local banking information.

Worner Campus Center

Optional

9 am-12 pm

CC Bookstore: Purchase your supplies, books, and Tiger pride gear! Limited, special hours.

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level

Optional

9 am-12 pm

Student Account Services: stop by to take care of outstanding paperwork or to pay an account balance.

Spencer Center, Room 116

Optional

9 am- 12 pm

Financial Aid & Student Employment: stop by to take care of outstanding paperwork or ask questions. 

Spencer Center, Room 134

Optional

11:30 am-1 pm

President's Welcome Luncheon: The official program kicks off with lunch followed by a welcome from President Jill Tiefenthaler.

Cornerstone Main Space

Students and Families

1-1:45 pm

Student Panel: Hear from current students about campus resources and how to make the most of the CC experience.

Celeste Theatre

Students and Families

2-4 pm

Priddy Experience Introduction: Meet with your Priddy trip leaders and groups.

Worner Campus Center, Lennox Lounge, 2nd Floor

All Students

2-4 pm

Family Program: This special session will provide an overview of typical transition issues, offer constructive ways to be involved, and address common questions. Intended for adult family members and guests. 

Celeste Theatre

Families

4-7 pm

Dinner on your own: Students can use meal plans in Rastall between 5-6:30 pm; $10.40 for family & friends. Or enjoy a meal in Downtown Colorado Springs; students should be back on campus by 7 pm. 

Rastall, Worner Campus Center

Students and Families

7-8:30 pm

Ice Cream Social: Enjoy some ice cream, learn about navigating college life, and engage in pronoun practice with the Wellness Resource & Butler Center staffs. Bring your CC Gold card to sign in.

Worner Campus Center, East Rastall Dining Hall

All Students

8:30-10 pm

Night at the Museum: Explore the Fine Arts Center after hours to see highlights of the permanent collections and special exhibits.

Fine Arts Center (30 W Dale St.)

 All Students

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

8-9:15 am

Continental Breakfast: Enjoy a light breakfast before today's sessions begin.

Bemis Hall Lobby Students and Families

9:30-11:30 am

Battle of the Big 3: This program will focus on common values, health, and wellness. Bring your CC Gold card to sign in.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall All Students

9:30 - 11:30 am

Family Orientation. Meet Representatives from various campus offices and learn more about the resources and support available to CC students. Share words of wisdom to be mailed to your student. Intended for adult family members and guests. *This concludes Family orientation.

Bemis Hall, Bemis Great Hall Families
11:30 am-1 pm

Lunch 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 1:15 pm.

Rastall, Worner Campus Center Students and Families

1:15-3:15 pm

Academic Success @ CC & 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.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

All Students

5-6:30 pm

Taco Bar & Table Topics: Enjoy dinner and conversation with current student leaders facilitated by the Career Center.

Hybl Community Center Location on student name badge

7-8 pm

Residence Hall Community Meetings: Meet the people in your hall and discuss community expectations. Your resident advisors (RAs) will let you know where to meet.

Assigned Residence Halls

All Students

8-10 pm

Laser Tag: Come play Laser Tag and enjoy some late night snacks; wear tennis shoes!

Cornerstone Main Space

Optional

Monday, January 14, 2019

Time

Event

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.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

All Students

9-9:45 am

Capstone Speaker: Jared Richman, Associate Professor of English, "'Listen to my tale’: 200 Years of Frankenstein.”

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

All Students

10-11:15 am

FYE Class Discussions: Meet your FYE Faculty and Mentors to discuss the common read.

Location on student name badge

FY Winter Starts

10-11:15 am Transfer and Exchange Student Q&A: Meet Pedro de Araujo, Vice Provost of the College, & Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising Hub, and have the opportunity to ask questions about navigating your transition to a new college. Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall Transfer Students

10-11:15 am

FSA (Fall Start Aboard) Re-Entry Workshop with Inger Bull, Director of Global Education.

Tutt Event Space

FSA Students

11:15-11:30 am

Advising Hub Q&A: A quick opportunity to ask any questions about advising and/or to set up an appointment with the Advising Hub.

Worner Campus Center, Rastall Dining Hall

Optional

11:30 am

Depart for Priddy Experience: Grab a box lunch & your gear before heading out on your trip.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

All Students

Friday, January 18

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

2-5 pm

Priddy Experience groups return to campus. Welcome back!

All Students

2-5 pm

CC Bookstore Open: Purchase your supplies, books, and Tiger pride gear!

Worner Campus Center, Lower Level Optional
2-5 pm Advising Hub Open for Drop-in Hours Stop in to ask questions about advising, requirements, academic programs, etc. Advising Hub, Tutt 230A Optional

5-7 pm

Welcome Back Dinner & Cohort Picture: Reconnect with WSO students on other Priddy Trips and take a WSO cohort picture.

John Lord Knight, McHugh Commons

All Students

7-~10 pm Colorado College Hockey vs University of Denver: Meet at Worner by 6:45 pm to take shuttle to Broadmoor World Arena; the shuttle will return directly after the game. Tickets are limited and available first come, first served. Depart from Worner Center Optional

8-10 pm

Game Night: Join the Board Game, Video Game, and Virtual Reality Clubs for an evening of good company, friendly competition, and a wide variety of games + snacks!

Worner Campus Center, 2nd Floor

Optional

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Time

Event

Location

Who Attends

9 am–7 pm CC Swimming & Diving Home Meet: Cheer on the Tigers in their final home meet of the season! Today’s meet includes Swimming (Prelims) at 9:00 am, Diving at approximately 1:00 pm, and the Swimming Finals at 4:00 pm.                      Schlessman Natatorium, El Pomar Fitness Center Optional

11 am- 1 pm

Brunch on your own.

Rastall, Worner Campus Center

Optional

11 am-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.

Across Campus

Optional

2-4 pm

Open Climbing Gym: Stop by the El Pomar Sports Center to take advantage of the Climbing Gym. As the Fitness Center will be closed, please enter through the South entrance located on Cache la Poudre.

El Pomar Sports Center (South Entrance)

Optional

5-6:30 pm

Community in our Community: Join the Collaborative for Community Engagement (CCE) at our favorite alumni-owned business, Poor Richards, to cultivate your “sense of place” in Colorado Springs and hear about community engagement opportunities at CC. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Poor Richard's (324 1/2 N Tejon St)

Optional

5-6:30 pm

Dinner on your own: Rastall will be open for dinner for students not attending the CCE event.

Rastall, Worner Campus Center

Optional

7:30 pm CC Night at the Movie's: Check out a new film at Colorado Spring's local, independently owned theater. Kimball's Peak Three Theater (115 E. Pikes Peak Ave.) Optional

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Time Event Location Who Attends
9 am–7 pm CC Swimming & Diving Home Meet: Cheer on the Tigers’ for their final home meet of the season! Today’s meet includes Swimming (Prelims) at 9:00 am and concludes with Swimming Finals at 4:00 pm. Schlessman Natatorium, El Pomar Fitness Center Optional
11 am- 1 pm Brunch on your own. Rastall, Worner Campus Center Optional
1-4 pm Heads of State Winter Carnival: Prizes! Games! Cotton Candy! Hot Chocolate! FREE Food! Learn about the Butler Group student organizations through playing trivia for great prizes like a $50 Amazon gift card! Co-sponsored by The Butler Center & Residential Life & Campus Activities. Worner Campus Center Optional
5-6:30 pm Dinner on your own. Rastall, Worner Campus Center Optional

Monday, January 21, 2019

Time

Event

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. and learn how to "Activate Your Activism." A Limited number of free tickets for students are available at the Worner Center Desk; first come, first served.

Reid Arena, El Pomar Sports Center

Optional

9 am

Classes begin!

Per Class Schedule All Students

11:15 am

-12:15 pm

First Mondays Speaker Series, Featuring Dr. Reena Goldthree: The First Mondays series is an opportunities for the whole community to gather and engage in the intellectual life of the College at the beginning of each block. This Monday 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; bring your CC Gold card to sign in.

Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall

All Students

2-5 pm

Advising Hub Open for Drop-in Hours Stop in to ask questions about advising, requirements, academic programs, etc.

Advising Hub, Tutt 230A

Optional

7 pm

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble is internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies. The ensemble performs dynamic bodies of work inspired by the African-American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance
traditions worldwide. Special Guests: Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. - Colorado Springs Chapter Choir under the direction of Evangelist P.M. Wynn, chapter representative and president.
Reception follows. Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Kathryn Mohrman Theatre

Optional

 

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 230 for assistance.