Updates and happenings for Block 1, Sep. 2022
Updates and happenings for Block 1, Sep. 2022
Incoming students and their guests gathered on a chilly Colorado evening to connect and create new community during New Student Orientation, Aug. 20, 2022. Photo by Eric Greenwood / Colorado College.

Important Dates

Sept. 15—CC in the Spotlight Virtual Event (registration info below)
Sept. 21—End of Block 1
Sept. 22-25—Block Break 
Sept. 25—Deadline to register for Homecoming and Family Weekend
Sept. 26—Beginning of Block 2

Looking Ahead
Oct. 7-9—Homecoming and Family Weekend
Nov. 17-27—Fall Break (See section below for information about residence halls and staying on campus during breaks)

Curious about other dates for the 2022-23 academic year? The calendar is posted online for your convenience. 

Welcome to the 2022-23 Academic Year

Welcome all parents, families, and other student supporters to the 2022-23 Academic Year at Colorado College! 

We value you as an important partner in this community, and look forward to getting to know you during your students' time at CC. As you may already know, CC kicked off the year with the remarkable inauguration ceremony for President L. Song Richardson. If you missed it, you can still view the livestream and hear her inspiring vision for CC's future. 
Whether you are beginning your final year as a CC parent, just getting started here, or anywhere in between, there are many ways for you to connect with CC. The Office of Alumni and Family Relations is pleased to offer this Family Connections newsletter each block as one way for you to stay updated on important information, and connect to opportunities for involvement. We're so glad you're here.
Welcome to the Block!

Register Now for Homecoming and Family Weekend

Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 7-9, 2022
Come to campus and celebrate! The combined 2022 Homecoming and Family Weekend, set for Oct. 7-9, provides opportunities for everyone — alumni, parents and families, students, faculty, and staff — to experience the amazing CC spirit that energizes this community. From the Tiger Tailgate to affinity group gatherings, plus sporting events, art exhibits, musical performances, and more, this weekend is a great way to visit your student, meet other parents and families, experience the CC community, and celebrate the CC Tiger spirit. Hope to see you there!
Register today! Registration is open through Sunday, Sept. 25, at www.coloradocollege.edu/hcfw. 

CC in the Spotlight

The Office of Alumni and Family Relations is excited to kick off these blockly virtual events for the 2022-23 academic year. CC in the Spotlight events are one-hour sesssions held each block over Zoom, and provide an opportunity for parents, families, and other student supporters to get to know CC and the amazing resources available to students throughout this community. From the Advising Hub, to Study Abroad Programs, to the Collaborative for Community Engagement, to the Career Center, and more, we hope you'll join us alongside campus partners to dig deeper into all that the CC community offers. Watch for information and registration links online and in these newsletters each Block.
This week's CC in the Spotlight features an introduction to Parent and Family Programs at CC, Thursday, Sep. 15, 5-6 p.m., Mountain Time. Come connect with other parents, and find out about the ways CC can support you as you support your students. Please register in advance to access the Zoom link. Bring your questions as these events are casual and interactive. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Residential Experience Updates

Residence Hall Openings and Closings

Residence Halls typically close over the long breaks at CC. However, students can arrange in advance to remain in their residence during breaks, and a variety of campus services are always available. The residence hall opening and closing dates and times have now been added to the 2022-23 Academic Calendar. Please note these dates and times as you make travel plans with your student. For students wishing to remain on campus for any break period, there will be a separate registration process released by Housing and Residential Experience in October. 
When Residence Halls are open, each has a front desk that is staffed and ready to assist students. They can help with everything from lockouts to equipment check-outs, maintenance or custodial requests, and more. Front desk hours for Loomis, Mathias, and South Front Desks are:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-midnight 
Friday: 8 a.m.-2 a.m. 
Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. 
Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight  

Residential Life Coordinators 
We also have a professional staff team here to support residents. Residence Life Coordinators have offices within the communities and are a great resource to support students throughout their on-campus experience. RLCs will also send out valuable information throughout the academic year, so please encourage your student to read all communications from their RLC
Housing Waitlist and Room Change Information
Housing and Residential Experience will facilitate a housing waitlist process this week for any students wishing to change rooms. We encourage you to allow your student to navigate this process if they are interested in a room change.

Renaming South Hall

Members of the Colorado College community are invited to submit their ideas for the re-naming of South Hall.
South Hall was originally named after former Colorado College President William F. Slocum, who retired in 1917 in response to allegations of sexual misconduct. After an investigation in Fall 2017, the CC Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rescind Slocum’s honorary degree and ordered the immediate removal of his name from the residence hall and commons building. The spaces were temporarily re-named “South Hall” and “South Commons.”
The South Hall Naming Committee, made up of CC students, staff, and alumni, has developed a timeline and process for collecting and thoroughly vetting name submissions. This is an opportunity to rename South Hall and honor someone who is more representative of Colorado College today and its institutional values.
CC community members, including parents and families, are encouraged to submit their suggestions for the new name of South Hall. The committee will accept name submissions through the end of Fall Break, Sunday, Nov. 27.

Campus Safety Information

Campus Safety's goal is to create a safe environment in support of the college's values and mission by providing educational programs, services, support, emergency response, and high visibility patrol for the campus community. Our team is here to assist the campus community 24/7. If you are interested in knowing more, please take a moment to explore the Campus Safety website and see a listing of programs, services, and safety tips for on and off campus.

Standard Response Protocol
Colorado College uses the Standard Response Protocol as a guide for the campus community to respond to situations on or near campus that pose risks to our health and safety.
These protocols are determined based on the type of situations and risks involved. Campus Safety then conducts an assessment of those situations and risks. If warranted, Campus Safety will send the appropriate protocol messaging through the emergency mass notification system, RAVE. Parents and guardians may also register to receive RAVE messaging: Rave Login - Colorado College (getrave.com).
In 2021 the Standard Response Protocol was updated by the developers of the SRP, the “I Love U Guys” Foundation. The change was made based on feedback from schools and organizations that use the SRP. The new and updated SRP 2021 added new protocols, Secure and Hold, and removed Lock Out to alleviate the confusion between Lockdown and Lockout. You can watch a video outlining the changes here.
Campus Safety will periodically provide updates and messaging to the campus community, including parents and families. In addition, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Contacts and FAQ's
You can find answers to many common questions online in our Parent & Family FAQs section. If you don't find the answer you are searching for, feel free to contact one of the many resources on campus for support and assistance, including the Counseling Center, the Chaplain’s Office, the Office of  Housing and Residential Experience, the Butler Center, the Advising Hub, the Office of Student Accounts, and the Wellness Resource Center. Not sure who to contact? Get in touch at parents@coloradocollege.edu and we'll help direct you.
Up-to-date information about COVID-19 can be found online, with questions directed to covid19@coloradocollege.edu.
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