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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is designed to provide an enhanced introduction to College resources, to other students, and to the surrounding area. We recommend you review The Pathfinder, your online student handbook and be familiar with it before coming to NSO. 

All new students arriving at Colorado College for NSO (New Student Orientation) or WSO (Winter-Start Orientation) participate in a huge variety of welcoming activities and orientation experiences. From camping and community service trips, to beginning your academic experience as soon as you arrive – we want you to hit the ground running here at CC. 

Every year, each incoming class is assigned a common reading as part of your NSO/WSO programming. Last year’s selection was "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Bryan Stevenson, a winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction. This year’s book has not yet been selected, but will be announced later in the spring. All incoming students are required to finish reading the book before they arrive on campus, as there will be special NSO/WSO programming built around it. In addition to announcing the title, there will be an online reading guide for the book made available at this website later in the spring.

Fall Starts

Move-in and orientation for Fall Starts begins on Saturday, August 20, 2016.  Interested in early move-in on Friday, August 19th (space is limited)?  Contact Meg Ortiz with Residential Life and Housing at 719-389-6715.  You will engage in orientation activities both on and off campus.

2016 NSO Schedule Online (*Note: This information will be available in March)


NSO Mobile App (iOS and Android)
Our mobile app includes the NSO schedule and resources, CC news, dining menus, athletic events, and campus maps at your fingertips. Now you have convenient access to important CC info wherever you are, whenever you need it. Download the Colorado College app for free on iTunes or at the Google Play store.  

 

Winter Starts

Move-in and orientation for Winter Starts begins on Saturday, January 9, 2016.You should receive your residence hall assignment early in the week of January 6, 2016.  You will engage in orientation activities both on and off campus.   

Student Orientation:  Saturday, January 9 - Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Parent Orientation:  Saturday, January 9-Sunday, January 10.  Parent Orientation will end at noon on Sunday, January 11.

See the 2016 WSO Schedule Online               

CC Mobile App (iOS and Android)
Our mobile app includes the WSO schedule and resources, CC news, dining menus, athletic events, and campus maps at your fingertips. Now you have convenient access to important CC info wherever you are, whenever you need it. Download the Colorado College app for free on iTunes or at the Google Play store.