Clyde's Kickoff

Clyde's Kickoff

Clyde's Kickoff
New Student Welcome Week

GENERAL INFORMATION

Clyde’s Kickoff is UCCS’ New Student Welcome week! It takes place the week before classes officially start and is dedicated solely towards first-year students and includes programming for incoming first year international students and incoming graduate students. The events held throughout the week contain everything from fun and energizing activities, to featured entertainment, to learning tips for academic success, as well as starting your GPS course. The week is designed to introduce first year students to our campus community, various campus resources, meet other new students, and provide an introduction to the opportunities of engagement that UCCS has to offer.

All programming occurring throughout the week (outside of the GPS 1010 Seminar—attendance required) is highly recommended for students and should not be missed, as they all contain important information that will help a student’s transition to university life!

 

First Year Student Event Schedule

  • Sunday, August 14

    Move-in Day

    Time: 10am-5pm

    Location: Campus Recreation Center Gym

    Residence Life will send your move-in assignments, times, and locations. Please check with Residence Life and Housing for your day, time, and location for your move-in (housing@uccs.edu).

     

    Sunday Dinner

    Time: TBD

    Location: Roaring Fork Dining Hall

     

    Stuff-a-Stuff Night

    Time: 7-9pm

    Location: San Juan Quad

  • Monday, August 15

    Move-in Day

    Time: 9am-4pm

    Location: Summit and VAV

    Residence Life will send your move-in assignments, times, and locations. Please check with Residence Life and Housing for your day, time, and location for your move-in (housing@uccs.edu).

     

    UCCS Under The Lights

    Time: 7pm

    Location: Alpine Field

     

    Monday Meal Times

    Time: TBD

    Location: Roaring Fork

     

    Video Game Hours 1

     

    Level Up Programs

  • Tuesday, August 16

    Move-in Day

    Time: 9am-4pm

    Location: Summit and VAV

    Residence Life will send your move-in assignments, times, and locations. Please check with Residence Life and Housing for your day, time, and location for your move-in (housing@uccs.edu).

     

    Club and Organization Field Day

    Time: 1pm-5pm

    Location: Alpine Field

    Interested in what clubs and organizations are available? Want to get to know them even more? Stop by alpine field and begin to determine what clubs and organizations you want to join, weeks ahead of the annual club fair! This club event is held exclusively for first year students!

     

    “Get the Scoop” Ice Cream Social

    Time: 7-9pm

    Location: San Juan Quad and Summit Turf

    Escape the summer heat with some tasty treats and meet some of your fellow classmates! Yard games are available, and will be a fantastic event to make some great memories with new friends and roommates!

  • Wednesday, August 17

    Move-in Day

    Time: Front Desks

    Location: Summit and VAV

    Residence Life will send your move-in assignments, times, and locations. Please check with Residence Life and Housing for your day, time, and location for your move-in (housing@uccs.edu). Please note there will be no check-ins available after 12pm on Wednesday. If you have a special request, please contact housing.

     

    Parent Send-Off

    Time: 1pm

    Location: TBD

     

    Floor Meetings (Residential Students only)

    Time: TBD

    Location: Across Campus

    Floor meetings are a chance to meet with other residents on your floor, engage with your RA (resident Assistant) and learn more about the expectations of living in housing. Check with your RA for specific floor times and locations. Your floor meeting will lead you directly to your PlayFair/Welcome event.

     

    Commuter Social

    Time: 12pm-2:30pm

    Location: Upper UC Plaza (Student Life Lounge)

    Connect with other commuter students as well as some of the great campus resources we have around campus - they show you the ropes and provide necessary information you need! Please be sure to RSVP for this event on Mountain Lion Connect (MLC). Link to RSVP: https://mlc.uccs.edu/event/7173788 

     

    PlayFair

    Time: 3pm-4:30pm

    Location: Gallogly Events Center and Berger Hall

    It’s finally time to meet your new friends and classmates in one of the nationals largest collegiate events. It’s fun, it’s energy, it’s excitement and so much more! Following your floor meeting, you will walk over to Gallogly and Berger to mix and mingle with other floors, commuter students and beyond. PlayFair is unlike any other event you have ever attended. It's fun, games, social, interactive and high-energy. PlayFair is the nations largest ice breaker and team builder! Following the event, students will assemble into UCCS letters and partake in the annual UCCS Class Photo Tradition! 

     

    Clap Line / Mountain Lion Rally

    Time: 4:15pm

    Location: Spine

     

    Wednesday Meal Times

    Time: TBD

    Location: Roaring Fork

     

    RecFest

    Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

    Location: Recreation and Wellness Center

    Check out one of the most popular events on campus and participate in mini sport competitions, games and much more!

  • Thursday, August 18

    GPS Gateway Days - DAY 1

    Time: 8am-5pm

    Location: Locations vary- Check the GPS website: https://gps.uccs.edu/gateway-days

    GPS 1010 is your first official class at UCCS, either online or in person. Check your portal for times, locations, and other information. Please note if you are a first year student, you are REQUIRED to take this class and be present in person.  Day 1 course programming includes:

    • Class of 2025 Convocation
    • Smart-move Training
    • Lunch provided
    • CollegeFest Resource Fair

     

    Convocation

    Time: 9:30am

    Location: Virtual from Classrooms

     

    GPS Lunch and CollegeFest

    Time: 11:30-1pm

    Location: Roaring Fork, Lodge, Columbine, and Berger

     

    Rec Center Activities

    Time: ALL DAY

    Location: Rec Center and across campus

     

    Feast at the Fork

    Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

    Location: Roaring Fork and San Juan

     

    The Dating Doctor

    Time: 8:00pm

    Location: Berger Hall

  • Friday, August 19

    GPS Gateway Days- DAY 2

    Time: 8am-5pm

    Location: Locations vary- Check the GPS website: https://gps.uccs.edu/gateway-days

    GPS 1010 is your first official class at UCCS, either online or in person. Check your portal for times, locations, and other information. Please note if you are a first year student, you are REQUIRED to take this class and be present in person.  Day 1 course programming includes:

    • Chalk the Walk
    • Smart-move Training
    • Lunch provided
    • Exit Parade

     

    GPS Chalk the Walk

    Time: 9:30-11:30am

    Location: Spine from Library to Columbine

     

    GPS Lunch and Community Fest

    Time: 11:30-1pm

    Location: Roaring Fork, Lodge, Columbine, and Berger

     

    Rec Center Activites

    Time: ALL DAY

    Location: Rec Center and across campus

     

    GPS Scavenger Hunt

     

    Dinner Hour

    Time: 5pm-7pm

    Location: Roaring Fork / Lodge

     

    University Center Premiere Night

    Time: 7:30pm-9pm

    Location: University Center

    Ever wonder what really goes down in the University Center? Well find out on this exciting night of games, fun and more! Interact with different offices and resources, the UC has to offer, and walk away with some great swag, including Airpods a flat-screen TV and more!

     

    Crave Rave Bingo

    Time: 9pm-midnight

    Location: Berger Hall

    Crave Rave Bingo is not your normal game of bingo… it’s so much more! Come and play for tons of prizes, free food, and exciting bingo rounds!

  • Saturday, August 20

    Clyde’s Adventure Excursions

    Time: 11am-5pm

    Location: Meet in front of Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

    Get out and explore the campus and city of Colorado Springs like you never have before by capturing photos at historical, recreational, and beautiful sites! Locations to visit will be: 

    • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
    • Summit Bowling
    • Manitou Springs

    Transportation will be provided to both locations. Please meet at the University Center front entrance to pick up your shuttle for the excursion you plan on attending!  Please check Mountain Lion Connect (MLC) for more  specific details regarding times of arrival and departure: mlc.uccs.edu. 

     

    Class of 2026 Service Project

    Time: TBD

    Location: TBD

     

    Movie Madness

    Time: 8pm

    Location: Summit Village Turf

    Enjoy a night under the stars! Bring your blankets and chairs - we will provide the movie snacks while enjoying an exciting new release movie.  

     

    Class of 2026 Talent Show

    Time: 10:30pm

    Location: Berger Hall (rehersals 3-5pm)

    Here's your chance to perform your amazing talent or act you have for your new classmates - LIVE! Registration will occur throughout the week and auditions take place Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm.

Learn More

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