Admissions, Recruitment & Outreach

Admissions, Recruitment & Outreach

Join the Flock, Become a CityHawk!

Get started by filling out the free online application. If you are at least 17 years of age, you will be automatically accepted. We will send you an acceptance letter via email with your Student ID number and instructions to login to your CCDConnect student portal.

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Steps to Enrollment

After applying, choose from the steps that best fit you based on the type of student you are.


Need assistance? Talk to your recruitment officer.

Our dedicated team connects and assists you during the pre-enrollment and college transition by developing positive relationships, showing you the path toward enrollment, and providing top-notch service.

What's Next?

Congratulations on becoming a CityHawk! Review the important information below to help you get started on a successful college experience.

Your college-assigned student email account is the primary and official means of communication with CCD. Log in to CCDConnect to check your account and student email regularly in order to receive updates and important messages from the College. Contact the 24/7 helpline at 1.888.800.9198 if you need login assistance.

Before attending your first class, view your schedule to ensure you know the correct start dates, days, times, and locations of your classes. You may print your detailed student schedule through CCDConnect. Please note: some classes may change locations or times or even be occasionally canceled; be sure to confirm your schedule in CCDConnect before the first day of class. View this document for a better understanding of the codes listed on your schedule

All students must provide proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) to the: Health Center at Auraria, Plaza Building, Room 149. Read more about the immunization requirements.

Get your Student ID and Bus Pass early to beat the rush!

Student Photo ID

Your CCD student photo ID is your ticket to services in the various offices around campus. As soon as you are registered for courses, you can get your student ID card by taking your class schedule and a government-issued photo ID to Tivoli Station in the Tivoli Student Union building on campus.

There is a $22 fee, payable by cash, credit or debit card, or check. Please note: you are expected to have your student ID by the first day of class.

RTD Bus & Train Pass

Get your bus/train pass and get to campus easier this semester! 

The Auraria Campus has several RTD pick-up and drop-off points all around campus. If you are registered for one or more credit hours on campus and have obtained a student ID card, you can also get an RTD pass at Tivoli Station.

Get your books as soon as possible at Tivoli Station. If you need help, let your instructor know. You are not required to purchase textbooks through the AHEC bookstore, but they do offer new and used textbooks for both purchase and rental, and they stock all the required textbooks.

Need Help Paying for Books?

Each semester, Student Programming, Activities, and Resource Center offers a chance for free book rentals from the Lending Library. This event saves our students loads of money each semester. Learn more about the Lending Library, call 303.556.2597 or stop by Tivoli Student Union Room 260 if you have any questions.

Text messages are the primary way we will communicate with you in the event of an on- or near-campus emergency, a weather closure, or important information related to your account. The notification will go to the number that we have in our system for you. Please keep that number updated so that you can receive these emergency alerts. For weather-related information, you may also call the AHEC weather hotline at 1.877.556.EMER (3637).

Make sure we have your current address, telephone, and email up to date each semester. Go to CCDConnect and select a link from the "Personal Information" icon to update your information.

Avoid delays in getting your refund by activating your CCCS refund card when you receive it in the mail after registering for classes the first time. Contact CCD's Business Office at 303.556.2075 for more information. 

Class attendance is vital to your success! A lot happens during the first week.

Instructors will be taking attendance, so it is important that you are there to reserve your space. If you do not attend your course(s) prior to the census date and are identified as a no-show by your professor, you will be dropped from the course(s) and not allowed to re-register. Students taking online courses must participate and submit a graded assignment before the census date (drop deadline) in order to not be dropped from their online class for non-participation. Read more about the college non-attendance policy.

Connect with your assigned academic advisor to be sure that you continue your progress towards graduation or transfer! See your advisor before classes start and when next semester's registration opens. You can contact the Academic Advising and Student Success Center at 303.556.2481 or via email at View your Degree Works (found through CCDConnect) to see who your academic advisor is and to contact them via email. 

Review your Degree Works program plan at least once a semester to stay on track to graduate. Learn more about Degree Works Now!

Reduce the stress of finding a parking spot by arriving early! Remember, the best parking spots go first. Learn more about parking on campus.

Also, utilize your RTD pass by using public transportation to get to campus; we are connected by train and bus to all parts of the front range.

The Auraria Police Department would like to offer a friendly reminder to be vigilant in your surroundings and report any suspicious activity or people to the police department as soon as possible. Remember to remove any valuables from your vehicle when leaving it unattended and always double-check to make sure that the doors are locked and windows are rolled up.

Campus safety is everyone’s responsibility and the police department always appreciates your assistance!

CCD has a wealth of support services available to you to ensure your success and engagement as a student. For questions about learning resources, ways to get involved, leadership opportunities, crisis/counseling needs, and many other resources, please talk with your assigned academic advisor. We look forward to getting you CONNECTED!

  • The Student Programming, Activities, and Resource Center provide a food pantry for CCD students. Stop by the Tivoli Student Union, room 260 and take up to six food items a week during the semester.
  • There are several computer labs across the Auraria Campus for you to work on your academics, study, research, and write papers. Find out more now.

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Nate Bertz
Director, Admissions, Recruitment, Outreach
Alex Cisneros
Jenny Garces
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