S.O.A.R. Frequently Asked Questions

When is Student Orientation and Registration S.O.A.R.?

S.O.A.R. I – June 25-26, 2015
Begins on Thursday, June 25 and ends on Friday, June 26. Students must RSVP by June 18. On-campus lodging is available in the residence hall for students and their guests on the evening of June 25. There is a fee associated with S.O.A.R.

S.O.A.R. II – July 16-17, 2015
Begins on Thursday, July 16 and ends on Friday, July 17. Students must RSVP by July 9. On-campus lodging is available in the residence hall for students and their guests on the evening of July 16. There is a fee associated with S.O.A.R.

S.O.A.R. III – August 17-19, 2015
Students will move into the residence hall on the afternoon of Monday, August 17. Students must RSVP by August 10. S.O.A.R. sessions will begin on Tuesday, August 18 and end on Wednesday, August 19. On-campus lodging is not available in the residence hall for guests during this session. There is a fee associated with S.O.A.R.

How do I sign-up for Orientation?

Register online now.

Do I have to attend Orientation?

Yes. All incoming students are required to attend one of the three Orientation sessions. The material covered will be essential to your transition into Colorado Mountain College (i.e. placement tests, information on campus resources, advising and registering for classes, etc). This also applies to transfer students.

What is the fee for?

The fee charged ($175) for Orientation includes your food and housing during Registration and covers the sessions and services utilized. If you choose to make alternative lodging arrangements, the cost is $145.

The fee also covers all the Welcome Weekend events and activities that take place during the first week of the semester.

When will I receive my Orientation Confirmation?

After you register for Orientation online and your registration is processed, you will be sent an Orientation confirmation email. You will receive additional information, including a schedule of events, via email approximately two weeks before S.O.A.R.

When can I register for fall classes?

You will register for fall classes when you attend your Orientation. You will meet with an advisor, register and pay.

Can my family come too?

S.O.A.R. is open to all family members. During the first two S.O.A.R. sessions family members are welcome to stay on-campus. The fees are $75 for the first guest and $40 for each additional guest (includes meals and housing).

If you are bringing only one guest, she or he will be assigned a roommate. Students are assigned to other student roommates randomly during their stay.

Guests wishing to stay off-campus can still participate in S.O.A.R. and on-campus meals. The cost for off-campus guests is $40 for the first guest and $30 for each additional guest.

How do I get to Steamboat Springs?

Air: You can fly into Denver (DEN) and rent a car or take a shuttle or fly into Hayden (HDN) and rent a car or take a shuttle.

Shuttle: Alpine Taxi will provide shuttle service to and from the Hayden airport as well as to and from Denver International Airport. Check for current rates at www.goalpine.com.

Car: Steamboat Springs is about 3.5 hours from the Denver airport. Take I-70 west to the Silverthorne exit, Highway 9 to Kremmling then take Highway 40 west to Steamboat Springs.

What should I bring to Orientation?

Bring any SAT or ACT scores, college credit or AP scores, personal scholarship information, and financial aid awards and admissions correspondence if you have any questions.

Make sure to bring a bathing suit and a towel for the hot springs!

Will I be able to choose my roommate for Orientation?

No, assignments are made at random during Orientation check-in. The roommate you are assigned during Orientation will not be your roommate for the school year, unless you both submit a written request. Fall roommate assignments for the school year will be mailed in August.

What if I can’t attend any Orientation Session due to extenuating circumstances?

This is a very rare occurrence; students are required to attend S.O.A.R. in order to take classes at CMC. We try to space the Orientation sessions throughout the summer to accommodate everyone’s schedule. We even have an Orientation session scheduled right before classes start. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact:

Jacki Brazill
Admissions, Steamboat Springs
970-870-4417, 800-621-8559 ext. 4417