CCD Main Campus
P.O. Box 173363 Campus Box 201
Denver, CO 80217-3363
1111 W Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204-2026
Orientation Facts for New CCD Students
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I attend orientation?
Studies show students who attended orientation programs and other first year programming like the College 101 class experience more success in college. College is an investment of time and money--you want to get the most you that can out of this experience! Orientation sessions are designed to provide you with valuable information while giving you an opportunity to connect with staff, faculty, and other students; current and new.
You will learn important information about financial aid, academic advising, student rights and responsibilities, campus resources, how to be a successful student, ways to get involved on campus and more. This will be an opportunity for you to ask general questions and receive important information about your experience at CCD!
Is orientation mandatory?
Yes, attendance at orientation will be required before course registration for all new first-time students beginning in Summer 2013. If you are a part-time, summer semester-only student please contact the orientation office via email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the waiver process.
What happens if I show up late to Orientation?
Orientations fill to capacity very quickly, we encourage you to give yourself plenty of extra time to find our campus, park, and walk to the Orientation Location.
BE ADVISED: We reserve the right to turn away any students who arrives more than 15 minutes late to an Orientation Session. If you arrive late, you will need to sign up for a future Orientation. All of the information is very important to your success as a student here at CCD. You must complete your entire orientation session. You will be held accountable for your successful attendance.
Is there a cost to attend orientation?
No, Orientation itself is free.
Do I have to sign up for an orientation session in advance?
Yes, in order to have enough materials for everyone, including refreshments, we need for you to sign up in advance. You may sign up through My Orientation Reservation online
BE ADVISED: We reserve the right to turn away those who have not registered for that Orientation session.
Are guests allowed?
Yes, guests are welcome to attend Orientation with you. Please let us know if you are bringing 1 or 2 guest, for food and seating purposes.
Do I need to bring anything?
Bring your Student ID number! Also, for many of the services at CCD and the Auraria Campus, a picture ID is required. Bring forms of payment if you plan on paying your bill or purchasing any items, such as a student ID, books, clothing, etc. Wear comfortable shoes for the walking tour of campus. And, of course, bring your questions!
What if I am the sponsor of a large group?
Individual students should each be registered, but we strongly encourage the sponsor to contact the New Student Orientation Coordinator at 303.556.3788 or email@example.com
How do I get to campus and where do I park?
Click here for the Google maps link to get directions to the Tivoli Auraria Parking Structure (TAPS) located on the Southeast corner of 900 Auraria Parkway Denver, CO. You can also refer to the Auraria Campus Map.
Parking: Please park in the Tivoli Auraria Parking Structure (TAPS). Be sure to bring the parking ticket to orientation for validation (6 hours of free parking for Orientation attendees).
RTD routes to the Auraria Campus:
via Auraria Parkway: #1, #10, #20
via Larimer Street/Tivoli Turnaround: #2, #12, #15
via Colfax (south campus): #16, #30, #31, #16L, #29L, #30L, #36L
via Light Rail: Colfax at Auraria, Auraria West Campus
Admissions, Records & Registration