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New Student Winter Welcome & Registration

Sunday, January 6, 2019

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Dorsey Gym, Dorsey Hall

College is your time to shine, so why not make the most of it? New Student Winter Welcome is an opportunity to participate in your first collegiate tradition, get connected to Columbia College campus resources and explore opportunities to help you succeed as a student.  This event has it all: traditions, friendly and helpful students and staff, and an introduction to a wealth of campus resources.

What can new students and their families expect?

Residential student move-in: New students living on campus can move in to their residence halls beginning at noon on January 5, 2019, or choose to arrive the morning of Orientation. 

Columbia College rite of passage: New and transfer students participate in their first campus tradition. Campus administration and current students welcome you into our supportive campus community at the New Student Pinning Ceremony.

Learn the secrets to success at Columbia College: Explore critical tips for a successful transition.

Pick up necessities and get to know campus resources: Pick up your student ID, campus mailbox, and explore the campus.

Winter Welcome schedule

12 p.m. – Residence halls open for new student move-in and remain open for the day

3 p.m. – Check-in begins in Dorsey Gym. Please arrive before 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Pick up necessities

4 p.m to 5 p.m. - The Traditional New Student Pinning Ceremony in Dorsey Gym Students are welcome to invite parents, spouse or one guest to attend the event.

5 p.m. - Campus tour (optional) provided by a student leader

RSVP by January 4, 2019: send an email from your CougarMail account to  

Any questions?

For any questions about New Student Winter Welcome, please contact Student Affairs at (573) 875-7400 or


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