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Questions About CCU's Weekend of Welcome

Are you a new student to CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies? Learn about our Weekend of Welcome event, and find answers to commonly asked questions about this event below.

What is Weekend of Welcome?

Weekend of Welcome is part one of the CCU Orientation Program for new students. WOW consists of parent and student workshops, service projects, social activities, testing opportunities, community ceremonies, five days to get to know the community in which you are joining, a vital time to assist in your transition into CCU.

What is the New Student Retreat?

The New Student Retreat is the second part of orientation for all new students. We'll head up to Young Life's Frontier Ranch for a weekend to consider the big questions of college. NOTE: Any unexcused absences will be subject to a fine charged to your student account.

Are siblings allowed to attend WOW events?

We know that having a student start college is a transition for the entire family and welcome family members including siblings. However, as most activities are geared towards students and parents, siblings can feel out of place. We leave this decision to parents.

When will parent programming for orientation be completed?

We have planned programming for parents on Thursday and the morning of Friday during this year's Weekend of Welcome. Students will be busy in WOW activities throughout the entire weekend, so we recommend Friday brunch as a great time to say goodbye.

Am I required to attend WOW and the New Student Retreat?

WOW is mandatory for all new first-time freshmen. The New Student Retreat is also required for all first-time freshmen. Transfer students are invited to attend. NOTE: Any unexcused absences at the New Student Retreat will be subject to a $125 fine charged to your student account.

How do I register for WOW?

Students must register online for WOW.

How do I register for the New Student Retreat?

All first-time freshmen (and anyone registered for an FYI class) are automatically registered. If you are a transfer student, you will receive detailed information throughout WOW during special events just for transfer students; you may register for WOW at these events, or e-mail If you have questions regarding the New Student Retreat, please e-mail

Where can I find the schedule for WOW and information about the New Student Retreat?

Visit the WOW website for details about WOW and New Student Retreat.

Can I get a ride to CCU from the airport?

When you register for WOW, there is an option which allows you to request a ride from DIA. (CCU can only provide transportation during those specific times.)

Where can I purchase textbooks?

Incoming students are automatically enrolled in the CCU bookstore's Textbook Butler program. When you enroll in classes, Textbook Butler will automatically receive your book order. Your books will be delivered to you before classes start, and the balance will be posted to your student account. You can manage your textbook preferences (rental vs. purchase, used vs. new) at If you have any questions, please contact or (303)963-3289.

When can I start moving in to my apartment?

Students may check into their Residence Halls no earlier than 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, of WOW. Students will be assigned a time based upon where they live on campus.

What should I bring to CCU?

Check out our What to Bring page to find out what you might need in your apartment.

Where can my parents stay during WOW?

Parents will need to make their own arrangements for lodging during WOW. We have special rates with a few area hotels for your convenience.