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S.O.A.R. Frequently Asked Questions
When is Student Orientation and Registration S.O.A.R.?
Please sign up for one.
SOAR I, June 20, sign up by June 12. Begins Thursday, June 20, at 9:00am and ends Friday, June 21 at 5:00 pm. On-campus lodging for guests is available.
SOAR II, July 11, sign up by July 5. Begins Thursday, July 11, at 9:00 am and ends Friday, July 12 at 5:00 pm. On-campus lodging for guests is available.
SOAR III, August 20 (Reserved for out of state students), sign up by August 12. Begins Tuesday, August 20, at 9:00 am and ends Wednesday, August 21, at 5:00 pm. Students can move into the residence hall Monday, August 19, 12 noon to 3 pm. On-campus lodging is not available for guests during this session.
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, campus information on campus resources, advising and fine tuning fall class schedule, 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 weekend of the fall semester (August 23 - August 25, 2013).
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.
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?
New Student Registration is open to all family members. During the first two NSR 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 NSR 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 earned after you were admitted to CMC, personal scholarship information, and financial aid awards and admissions correspondence if you have any questions.
Make sure to bring a bathing suit for the hot springs on Thursday night.
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 the first week in August.
What if I can't attend any Orientation Session due to extenuating circumstances?
This is a very rare occurrence. 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 feel you cannot attend any of the sessions, please contact: