Updates and happenings for Block 6, March 2023
Updates and happenings for Block 6, March 2023
CC students slackline with friends during a relatively warm winter afternoon on Tava Quad. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III / Colorado College.

Important Dates

March 22—End of Block 6
March 23 -April 2—Spring Break for students
April 1- Deadline for returning students to complete Financial Aid application
April 3—Beginning of Block 7

Looking Ahead:
April 17-May 5Preregistration for Fall 2023 courses
April 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. 

Today: Join the Conversation

U.S. News & World Report Rankings Conversation

In late February, President L. Song Richardson announced that Colorado College would no longer participate in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
We invite you to join President Richardson via Zoom webinar TODAY to hear more about what withdrawing from the USNWR rankings means for Colorado College, prospective and current students and families, alumni, faculty, and staff. During this conversation, President Richardson will share initial remarks before addressing pre-submitted questions from attendees. (Questions submitted by email today or during the webinar will be answered as time allows.)

Conversations with President Richardson: U.S. News & World Report Decision
Thursday, March 9
Noon-1 p.m., Mountain Time

Click here to register in advance (after registering, you will receive a Zoom link). This event will be recorded for those unable to attend.

CC in the Spotlight

Want to learn more about CC's Career Center, or the Collaborative for Community Engagement Programs?
Join us next week and again in April for CC in the Spotlight! These virtual events consist of informal presentations 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: Career Center
March 16, 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, 5-6 p.m. (MT), Zoom
Featuring Sarah Elsey, Student Engagement Coordinator, and Niki Sosa Gallegos, Community Partnerships Coordinator

Spring Break

Spring Break for students starts next week!
Housing: Spring Break begins at the end of Block 6 on Wednesday, Mar. 22. The residence halls will close at noon on Thursday, March 23, and reopen for students at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 2. All students in campus housing wishing to remain on campus for any portion of Spring Break must complete the form sent out by Housing. There is no additional charge to remain on campus. As a reminder, CC will conduct health and safety room inspections of all residential spaces during the Spring Break time period. This includes all residential halls, small houses, apartments and cottages. Please note there may be a reduced level of services on campus; front desk and food service hours are subject to change and will be shared with students as available. Many non-essential services offices across campus will be closed March 29-31.
Programming: Campus Activities, in conjunction with many partners, offers programming over all block breaks and many extended breaks including Spring Break (for students with extended break stay approval). The Block Break digests are released third week of each block to let students know what is being offered for the upcoming break. Outdoor Ed also offers activities—students are encouraged to keep an eye on the Outdoor Ed Summit page as many of their trips and offerings fill before the Block Break Digest is sent out.
Shuttles: 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*. Students can sign up at the Worner Desk with their CC Gold Card. Shuttles for the Denver and Colorado Springs airports depart Worner Center at the times listed below.

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
*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.

Free Downtown COS Shuttle

Free Access to Downtown Colorado Springs
Did you know? There is a free shuttle, called The Zeb, that runs daily through the main business stretch of downtown Colorado Springs! Students can catch the The Zeb just outside of Ed Robson Arena on the CC campus. (You may even want to take advantage of this shuttle when you are in town visiting campus.) You can find more information including schedules, route and stop locations, and more on the Mountain Metro website.

Commencement 2023

Commencement is Coming!
Commencement season is coming soon, and we are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of this year's graduates! The Commencement Ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m., May 28, in Ed Robson Arena. An outlined schedule for the weekend is available online. Parents and families of graduating seniors, please watch your email for exciting announcements and important details in the coming weeks. Please also bookmark the online Commencement page and check back often. Updates will be made to this page as details are available from the CC events team. We look forward to celebrating with many of you in May!

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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