Updates and happenings for Block 5, Feb. 2023
Updates and happenings for Block 5, Feb. 2023
Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA) President Dore Young, center, leads a Winter Start Orientation group as they explore the Florissant Fossil Beds. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III / Colorado College.

Important Dates

Feb. 21—Final deadline for students to complete Spring Term Check-In
Feb. 22—End of Block 5
Feb. 27—Beginning of Block 6

Looking Ahead:
March 23-Apr. 2—Spring Break
Apr. 28—Deadline for seniors to apply to graduate
May 28—Commencement, 8:30 a.m., Ed Robson Arena
Oct. 13-15—Homecoming and Family Weekend 2023

Curious about other dates for the 2022-23 or 2023-34 academic years? The calendar is posted online for your convenience. 

Please Give Your Input!

U.S. News and World Report Rankings

As you may know, there have been several highly ranked law schools (Berkeley, Yale, Harvard) and medical schools (Michigan, Stanford, Columbia) who have publicly decided not to participate in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. Presidents and Deans cite many issues with the rankings but it boils down to the belief that USNWR uses a flawed methodology, prizes wealth and reputation over academic quality, and generally treats every college academic experience as the same. Many college and university presidents are now debating the merits of the rankings.

Here at Colorado College, we are having the same discussions. To inform our thinking, we hope you will answer four simple questions. Your recent experience is extremely helpful. Thank you! 

CC in the Spotlight: Spring Semester

Want to learn more about CC's Office of Accessibility Resources, Career Center, and Collaborative for Community Engagement Programs?
Join us next week as we kick off the spring season of CC in the Spotlight virtual events! These informal presentations are designed specifically for parents, families, and supporters of current CC students; they are interactive and include time for Q&A, conversation, and connection. Come learn about the many resources available to your student at CC. Register at the links below.
CC in the Spotlight: Accessibility Resources
Feb. 16, 2023, 5-6 p.m. (MT), Zoom
Featuring Sara Rotunno, Assistant Director of Accessibility Resources
CC in the Spotlight: Career Center
March 16, 2023, 5-6 p.m. (MT), Zoom
Featuring Megan Nicklaus, Director of the Career Center at CC
CC in the Spotlight: Collaborative for Community Engagement
April 13, 2023, 5-6 p.m. (MT), Zoom
Featuring Sarah Elsey, Student Engagement Coordinator, and Niki Sosa Gallegos, Community Partnerships Coordinator

Presidential Inaugural Tour

Meet CC President L. Song Richardson in a location near you!
Colorado College invites you to join us in cities around the country during President Richardson’s first regional visits since her inauguration as the 14th President of Colorado College. Enjoy food, drinks, and remarks from the president while you connect with other CC community members from your area. Register for upcoming events in Washington, D.C. and Boston, plus discover more as they are updated online. We hope to see you soon!

First Mondays

Cultivating the Beloved Community: It Starts with Me
On Monday, Jan. 30, CC students had the opportunity to hear from Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington through his impactful talk titled, "Cultivating the Beloved Community: It Starts with Me." Washington (he/him/his) is the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group, named by The Economist as one of the Top 10 Global Diversity Consultants in the world. To share in the CC experience, and provide you with background to continue the conversation with your student, we encourage you to read more about Washington and watch the recording of his recent talk.

The First Mondays event series is a campus-wide forum held on the first Monday of each block that aims to engage all members of the CC community. The series encourages everyone to be part of the intellectual life of the college and facilitates discourse among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members across courses, disciplines, and divisions. To find out about upcoming First Mondays topics and presenters, and to view past recordings, click here.

Housing Update

Curious about CC's housing process for next year?
All students received an initial email for room selection on Feb. 1. Room selection for the 2023-24 academic year starts on Feb. 27 for rising sophomores and rising juniors (current first-years and sophomores). Students must sign their housing agreement between Feb. 27 — Mar. 27 to receive a housing selection time. The Residential Experience will be offering information sessions for students to learn more about the selection process the week of Feb. 27, and will also discuss the different types of communities available for students. This is a great time for students to come and talk through specific circumstances as well. Residential Experience has also launched additional off-campus resources for any student navigating off-campus living, with additional information being updated regularly. Please encourage your students to read their email, check the website, and attend one of the sessions offered!

Airport Shuttles: Spring Break and End of Year

Students can sign up for free airport shuttles at the start of breaks.
The Colorado College Student Governement Association (CCSGA) will once again sponsor limited free shuttles to both Colorado Springs and Denver International Airports at the start of Spring Break* and the end of the academic year. Students can watch for the announcement in the Digest, and sign up at the Worner Desk with their CC Gold Card.
Wednesday, March 22
  • 1 p.m. – Denver
  • 1:30 p.m. – Colorado Springs
Thursday, March 23
  • 7 a.m. – Denver
  • 7:30 a.m. – Colorado Springs

Wednesday, May 24
  • 1 p.m. – Denver
  • 1:30 p.m. – Colorado Springs
Thursday, May 25
  • 7 a.m. – Denver
  • 7:30 a.m. – Colorado Springs

*Please note: Due to the variety of arrival times, return shuttles are not provided back to campus at the end of breaks. Students are required to arrange their own return transportation.

Financial Aid Reminders for 2023-24

The FAFSA and CSS Profile are now open!
The Financial Aid Office is excited and dedicated to working with CC students in reaching their educational goals. During this time of year, it is important for students and families to be aware of important dates related to financial aid. 
Current students eligible for, and interested in receiving, financial aid for the 2023-24 school year must complete their financial aid application and requirements by the stated deadlines. Missing a deadline may result in the loss of financial aid. 
Application Requirements
Upload the following through SecureExchange
  • 2021 Parent Tax Return (all schedules)
  • 2021 Parent W2 (if applicable) 
  • 2021 Student Tax Return (if applicable) 
  • 2021 Student W2 (if applicable)
  • Certification of Income (international students)
  • Non-Custodial Parent Profile (if applicable)
Please contact our office if you or your student have any questions and we will be happy to help: financialaid@coloradocollege.edu; 800-260-6458 or 719-389-6651.

Save the Date for Generosity Day

Save the Date—Generosity Day is March 8!
Rally for Colorado College during this 27-hour challenge to support our amazing students, faculty, and staff. It takes all of us to sustain and enhance the CC experience—so let’s come together and make a difference. Watch for more details coming soon. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting day, and thank you for your continued support of CC!
Contacts and FAQs
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. 
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