New Student Registration and Orientation-at Spring Valley in Glenwood Springs

Now that you have made the decision to attend the Spring Valley campus, it is time to take the next step and attend New Student Registration (NSR) & New Student Orientation. During NSR you will learn about academic programs and campus life, meet with an advisor, and register for classes. All incoming student are required to attend a Registration and Orientation. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. Come to NSR ready to work and have fun.

It is crucial to your success that you are placed in the classes that are right for you. We focus on academics by assessing your current English, math, reading and writing. Any student who has not placed into college level English, math and reading with ACT or SAT scores or is not transferring-in college course work in English and math, must take the Accuplacer computerized placement assessment. The Accuplacer test will be offered during NSR.

All incoming students for the 2018 Spring Semester must attend one the following NSR sessions:

  • New Student Registration I – June 21-22, 2018

    NSR I will begin the afternoon of Thursday, June 21 and end on Friday, June 22 around 5:00pm.  Students must RSVP by June 7. On-campus lodging is available in the residence hall for students and their guests on the evening of June 21.  There is a fee associated with the NSR.

  • New Student Registration II – July 12-13, 2018

    NSR II will begin the afternoon of Thursday, July 12 and end on Friday, July 13 around 5:00pm.  Students must RSVP by July 5. On-campus lodging is available in the residence hall for students and their guests on the evening of July 12. There is a fee associated with the NSR.

  • New Student Registration III – August 23-24, 2018

    Students will move into the residence hall Wednesday Evening August 22 and will finish up with NSR III up on Friday August 24 in the afternoon. Students must RSVP by August 15.  On-campus lodging is not available in the residence hall for guests during this session. There is a fee associated with NSR.

Need more information?

Please reach out to:

Vicky Valentine
Admissions Counselor, Spring Valley
800-621-8559, ext. 8276

photo - CMC studnets in a CMC Spring Valley classroom

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) introduces students to campus resources, strategies for success in college, and opportunities for fun. If you attend NSR I or II you will move into the Residence Hall on Friday August 24. If you attend NSR III you move in on August 22. All students who attended NSR I, II & III are required to attend NSO:

August 24-25-26, 2018

It is mandatory for all new full-time students at Spring Valley to attend New Student Orientation. It will start the in the afternoon on Friday, August 25 and end on Sunday evening.

New Student Registration (NSR) Frequently Asked Questions

When is New Student Registration and New Student Orientation?
Please sign up for one.

NSR I - June 21-22, RSVP by June 7. Begins Thursday, June 21, in the afternoon and ends Friday, June 22 at 5pm. On-campus lodging is available.

NSR II - July 12-13, RSVP by July 5. Begins Thursday, July 6, in the afternoon and ends Friday, July 7 at 5:00pm. On-campus lodging is available.

NSR III - August 23-24, RSVP by August 15. Begins Thursday, August 23, in the afternoon and ends Friday, August 24, at 4:00 pm.

Students attending NSR I and NSR II, will be able to move into the residence hall Friday, August24.

Students attending NSR III will be able to move into the residence hall Wednesday, August 22.

New Student Orientation for all Students will start on Friday, August 24 in the afternoon and will end on Sunday evening.

How do I sign up for New Student Registration?

Register Now!

Choose Spring Valley, and provide all information needed and payment.

Do I have to attend New Student Registration?

Yes. All incoming students are required to attend one of the three NSR sessions followed by Orientation the weekend before classes. The material covered will be essential to your transition into Colorado Mountain College (i.e. placement tests, information on campus resources, advising, and fine tuning fall class schedules, etc.). This also applies to all students as well as transfer students.

What is the fee for?

The $175 fee charged for Orientation includes your food and housing during registration and covers the sessions and services utilized.

If you choose to stay at a local hotel, the fee is $145.

The fee also covers Welcome Weekend events and activities that take place the weekend before the fall semester begins. This fee is non-refundable two weeks prior to the event that you have registered for.

How do I pay for New Student Registration?

Provide Credit Card information when you register online to attend the NSR session.

When will I receive my New Student Registration Confirmation?

After you register and pay for NSR online and your registration is processed, you will be sent a NSR confirmation email. You will receive additional information, including an events schedule, via email a week before your NSR session.

When can I register for fall classes?

During NSR and after you have met with your advisor you will then be able to register for your classes. For those students who attend NSR I, or NSR II payment for your classes, housing, and fees will be due around the second week August. Check with the campus on exact date.

If you attend the NSR III, you must pay for everything at the time you register for classes on Friday, August 25, 2017.

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 your guests stay at a hotel, it is $40 for the first guest and $30 for each additional guest (includes meals.)

If you are bringing only one guest, she/he will have their own room while students are assigned to other students randomly as roommates during their stay.

On-campus housing is not available for the August NSR III session.

Guests wishing to stay off-campus are responsible for finding their own lodging, but we will provide meals on-campus. The cost for off-campus guests is $40 for the first guest and $30 for each additional guest. Guests must pay this fee in order to attend.

How do I get to Glenwood Springs?

Air: You can fly into Denver (DEN) and rent a car or take a shuttle or fly into Aspen (ASP), EagleVail (EGE) or Grand Junction (GJT) and rent a car or take a shuttle.

Shuttle: Colorado Mountain Express (CME) runs from Denver west to Glenwood Springs. CMC also serves the EagleVail and Aspen airports. Grand Junction is the only location where a shuttle is not an option. If further directions are needed, please contact me: Vicky Valentine at

What should I bring to New Student Registration?

Bring any SAT or ACT scores, copy of college transcripts 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.

If staying at the Residence Hall, we do provide bedding and towels, unless you want to bring your own.

Will I be able to choose my roommate for New Student Registration?

No, assignments are randomly made during NSR check-in. The roommate you are assigned during NSR 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/emailed the first week in August.

Can my guests stay on campus with me during New Student Registration?

Guests are welcome to stay on campus during NSR I, NSR II, however guests are not able to stay on campus during NSR III; they will be required to stay at a hotel. During NSR I, NSR II, guests will be placed in their own rooms while students will be placed with other students so they get to know their incoming classmates.

What if I can't attend any New Student Registration Session due to extenuating circumstances?

This is a very rare occurrence; students are required to attend New Student Registration in order to take classes at CMC. We try to space the NSR sessions throughout the summer to accommodate everyone's schedule. We even have an NSR session scheduled right before classes start. If you feel you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact Vicky Valentine and a decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.