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Open Houses at Colorado College

Spring at Colorado College

During your college search, visiting a campus is one of the best ways to dig in to a community. Whether you eat lunch with a student, participate in a lively class discussion, marvel at our mountain views, or make connections with faculty and staff, you will walk away with a good sense of who we are. In addition to regularly-scheduled daily visits, we also offer more comprehensive, longer Open House programs that will expose you to academic and co-curricular opportunities.

Summer Open Campus

July 2019

This Summer Open Campus event is open to rising juniors, rising seniors, and prospective transfer students. Spend two days on campus in the gorgeous Colorado summer touring the college, meeting students and faculty, and discovering our distinctive approach to the liberal arts during our Summer Session Block B.

Wondering what you'll do while here? Check out last year's student schedule or parent schedule to see your possible line up of activities.   

Fall Open Houses

High school seniors, transfer students, and their families are invited to connect with the Colorado College community at one of our Fall Open Houses.

Spend two days on campus meeting CC students, faculty, and staff. Discover our unique Block Plan—our distinctive academic program—and the benefits of a liberal arts education set in the Rocky Mountain West. Experience life at CC both in and out of the classroom and get the real scoop first-hand from students and professors. We are unable to offer overnight campus accommodations to students or families for this event.

Registration for the program closes one week before the event. For information on how to get to campus and planning your travel, please check the information listed in the "How to Get Here" and "Frequently Asked Questions" sections.

Sunday Monday
9:00am - 4:00pm Check-In and Information Table 8:30am - 12:00pm Late Check-In    
10:00am - 11:00am Information Session 9:00am - 12:00pm Student Class Visit
10:00 am - 1:00pm Optional Interview 9:00am - 12:00pm Parent Panels
11:00am - 12:00pm Campus Tour 12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch
11:30am - 12:45pm Lunch in Rastall Dining Hall 1:00pm - 2:00pm Department and Club Fair
1:00pm - 1:45pm Community Welcome 1:00pm - 2:00pm Tips on Applying
2:00pm - 3:00pm Student Panel 1:00pm - 4:00pm Optional Interview
3:00pm - 5:00pm Optional Interview 2:00pm - 3:00pm Financial Aid Session
3:00pm - 4:00pm Information Session 2:00pm - 3:00pm Writing the College Essay
3:00pm - 4:00pm Campus Tour 3:00pm - 4:00pm Specialized Tours
3:00pm - 4:00pm Tips on Applying 
4:00pm - 5:00pm Evening Reception

Admitted Student Open Houses

Admitted students are invited to our Admitted Student Open House programs at Colorado College.

Spend two days on campus meeting current and other prospective students, faculty, and staff. Discover the unique nature of the Block Plan and the benefits of a liberal arts education. Stay in a dorm room, sit in on a class, eat on campus, and get the real scoop first-hand from CC students and professors.

We will have a shuttle running between the Colorado Springs Airport and the campus both days of the Open House on running every hour until 5:00pm.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday
Friday
10:30am - 1:00pm Fine Arts Center Open House 8:00am - 9:00am Late Check-In    
12:00pm - 5:00pm Registration & Luggage Drop 9:00am - 12:00pm Student Class Visit
1:00pm - 3:30pm In the Loop: Specalized Tours of CC 9:00am - 12:00pm Parent Panels
3:00pm - 4:00pm Academic Department Fair 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
4:15pm Class Photo at the Flagpole 12:00pm - 5:00pm Airport Shuttles
4:30pm - 5:00pm Community Welcome 1:00pm - 3:00pm Financial Aid Open House
5:00pm - 5:45pm CC Student Panel 1:00pm - 5:00pm Farewell Reception
5:00pm - 5:30pm Overnight Host Matching 1:15pm - 2:15pm Traditional Campus Tour
6:00pm - 7:15pm Welcome Dinner
7:30pm - 8:30pm Venture Grant Presentation/Alumni Panel
8:30pm - 11:30pm Late Night Activities
11:30pm - 12:30am Midnight Breakfast

How to Get Here

Check out directions to Colorado College here

Travel times - Colorado Springs Airport to CC Campus: 20-30 min. Denver International Airport to CC Campus: 90-120 minutes.

PARKING:

Parking is available in lots along Uintah Street, Nevada Avenue, and Cascade Avenue. Please do not park behind Packard Hall. Look for the open house parking signs.  You will not need a parking permit during the Open House event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my parents? 

Sure! Parents are welcome at all admission office programs; however, some activities are limited to students.

Where can we stay?

There are several hotels in the area, many within walking distance of campus. The Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau list of hotels can be found here, or you can take a look at our suggestions on the visit page here.

Can I stay overnight?

We are unable to offer overnight on campus accommodations to prospective students or families attending a Summer Visit Day or a Fall Open House. We do offer overnight accommodations to students attending an Admitted Student Open House.

When will I interview?

If you requested an interview, you will be assigned an interview time when you check in on campus. If you have time constraints that will limit your availability for an interview, be sure to let us know as soon as possible so we can try to accommodate you.

Can you pick me up at the airport?

Families attending a Summer Visit Day or Fall Open House should provide their own transportation to and from the airport. In addition to car rental services, there are shared rides to and from the Denver airport (the Colorado Springs Shuttle and Front Range Shuttle), and taxi service to and from the Colorado Springs airport.

Where should I park?

Parking during our programs is free and does not require a permit.  Please check our Visitor Parking web page to find parking.