Colorado Christian University
CCU Family EDU

CCU Family EDU

Join us Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. MST as CCU faculty and staff members present on specific topics, followed by a live Q+A session.

In light of cancelled campus visits and in-person events, we want to make sure you still have an abundance of resources for getting connected to CCU! We also want to provide opportunities to answer your questions so you can feel prepared and excited for the fall.

CCU Family EDU is a summer-long, webinar event series designed to provide in-depth information to our prospective and incoming students and families — covering everything from financial aid to life on campus.

We’re so excited to be with you virtually this summer! Review the series schedule below and mark your calendars — we’ll see you then!

Tuesday, June 2 | Spiritual Formation at CCU

Dave Jongeward, Campus Pastor and Dean of Spiritual Formation

Our first session will provide an overview of Spiritual Formation at CCU with specific details regarding the Chapel program—including its nature and purpose, the graduation requirement, attendance policies, and worship/speakers.


Tuesday, June 9 | Missions and Ministry

Kelly Nichols, Director of Student Missions

CCU is committed to providing students with opportunities to help fulfill the Great Commission, both domestically and internationally. This session will explain how students can get involved in ministry and missions, highlight opportunities students have to serve and lead, and expound on the training and intentionality behind ministry at CCU.



Tuesday, June 16 | Integration of Faith and Learning

Ryan Hartwig, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor of Communication

One of the hallmarks of a CCU education is the active integration of our Christian faith with learning across our various disciplines. In this session, Dr. Hartwig will introduce you to the important role faith integration plays in the kind of transformational higher education CCU provides, and provide a glimpse of what it looks like in his classes.



Tuesday, June 23rd | The Core of CCU

Jim McCormick, Senior Vice President and Vice President of Student Life

This session will deep-dive into the six, distinct areas of pursuit for CCU students. Jim will also highlight CCU’s map of Spiritual Formation and how spiritual growth is fostered through community.



Tuesday, June 30 | Discipleship at CCU - Following Jesus Together

Heidi Ross, Director of Discipleship

CCU is committed to providing students with intentional opportunities for discipleship. This session will describe how D-Groups work, expound on the rich culture of mentorship at CCU, and demonstrate this culture’s impact on students’ spiritual growth.



Tuesday, July 7 | Transitioning to College

Alisa Shanks, Director of the Larry J. Crabb Center for University Counseling

In this presentation, our Director of University Counseling will cover the many changes students face when adjusting to college. This session will offer encouragement for the transition and advice for minimizing stress and maximizing students' potential for success.



Tuesday, July 14 | Becoming a D2 Athlete

Brian Wall, Director of Athletics

This presentation will discuss the logistics, joys, and challenges of becoming a Division II student athlete at CCU. Additionally, an update will be provided regarding some of the unique elements of the 2020-2021 season resulting from COVID-19.



Tuesday, July 21 | Affording College

Steve Woodburn, Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid

CCU strives to make education both affordable and accessible by offering a full range of financial assistance including loans, scholarships, and grants. This session will help you understand an investment in our University, explore your options, and answer any financial aid questions.



Tuesday, July 28 | Life on Campus

Neal Anderson, Director of Residence Life and Campus Services

Join us for this session to learn more about Residence Life at CCU! This presentation will cover topics like housing, meal plans, roommates, what to bring to campus, how to get connected, and will give you a chance to meet our staff.



Tuesday, August 4 | Getting Involved at CCU

Sarah Rippetoe & Melissa Stringfellow, Director of Campus Activities & Leadership and Assistant Director of Campus Activities

There is so much to experience in college beyond just the classroom! Campus Activities offers a wide variety of leadership and involvement opportunities, as well as memorable events to help you make the most of this chapter in your life. This session will provide an overview of those opportunities and help you decide where to invest your time on campus.



Tuesday, August 11 | Student Services

Sharon Felker, Dean of Students/AVP Student Programs

The Department of Student Life strives to support the growth and life of CCU students. This presentation will provide an overview of the many services and resources available to our students, including the Life Direction Center, the security office, the health services office, and other various resources.