Events

August 21 - September 19, 2019

Wednesday, August 21

New Student Orientation

Over the five days, (Aug. 21-25) students will rotate through four blocks of programming, which include: a Headwaters 100 service learning project;...

Parent & Family Orientation

During the first two days of New Student Orientation, we invite families to join their students on campus. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 22, we...

Orientation Check-In

Check into your assigned residence hall from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m.If you have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness courses, you may have your photo taken...

Orientation & Headwaters 100 Welcome

This is the kickoff to New Student Orientation! You will hear from Brad Baca, senior cabinet member/Chief Operating Officer, and meet your Orientation...

WELCOME BBQ

Please join other new students from your residence hall complex and the Residence Life team for a Welcome BBQ! Third Bowl Ice Cream from the Coffee Lab will...

LIVE! From Mt. CB Summer Concert Series

Join us for another live concert series @ 5:30 PM every Wednesday from June - August! At the Crested Butte Mountain Resort!

Living on Campus with Residence Life

Meet the Residence Life professional staff and learn about community living, what you can expect from Western staff and their expectations of you. Western’s...

Thursday, August 22

Gunnison White Water Festival

“Celebration of Rivers” welcomes all water enthusiast to come paddle, compete, learn and share their passion of the river life. This year’s festival kicks...

New Student Orientation

Over the five days, (Aug. 21-25) students will rotate through four blocks of programming, which include: a Headwaters 100 service learning project;...

Parent & Family Orientation

During the first two days of New Student Orientation, we invite families to join their students on campus. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 22, we...

Breakfast

Be sure to bring your Mountaineer I.D. Card to all meals! Remember you need to have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness courses to receive your card. If...

Start the Day off EPIC

EPIC Mentors are here to make sure you start off on the right foot at Western. During this time, you will receive your student ID and your mentor will...

Headwaters Address

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Bill Niemi, Ph.D., will speak on the The Higher Education Imperative: Why pursuit of a post-secondary education...

Freshman Advising

Meet your faculty advisor and learn important information about your academic area of interest. After the Headwaters 100 Address, please head directly to...

Lunch & Resource Fair

Come learn about the many programs, clubs and resources available to Western students. You may visit the Resource Fair at any time but students must eat at...

Lunch & Resource Fair (Blue and Orange)

Come learn about the many programs, clubs and resources available to Western students. You may visit the Resource Fair at any time but students must eat at...

Lunch & Resource Fair (Green and Purple)

Come learn about the many programs, clubs and resources available to Western students. You may visit the Resource Fair at any time but students must eat at...

Block Programming

Students will be assigned to one of four groups and will rotate through four different blocks of programming through New Student Orientation. Throughout...

Headwaters 100 Service Project - Purple

You will meet your Headwaters 100 instructor and work beside them and other new students during a service project in the Gunnison community. You will need...

How to Make College EPIC - Blue

Learn the intricacies of what it takes to be a successful Mountaineer at Western! Your EPIC mentor will help familiarize you with the free resources...

Life at Western - Green

This session begins with the Orientation Leader Skit, which lightheartedly touches on many of the real issues that affect college students today, such as...

Wilderness Pursuits/Community Trip - Orange

Check out what students do at "home" in Gunnison! You will have the choice to visit downtown Gunnison, Crested Butte, or join one of many Wilderness Pursuits...

Dinner

Be sure to bring your Mountaineer I.D. Card to all meals! Remember you need to have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness coursesto receive your card. If...

Who We Are at Western

The Western community is a culmination of diverse people's thoughts and opinions. This session will provide students with awareness of our similarities and...

DJ Dance Party

(Weather Backup location: University Center Ballroom)

Friday, August 23

Gunnison White Water Festival

“Celebration of Rivers” welcomes all water enthusiast to come paddle, compete, learn and share their passion of the river life. This year’s festival kicks...

KBUT Kampout

I Bar Ranch in Gunnison. This one-day, overnight music festival features the very best in local talent as well as major world-renowned acts such as the...

New Student Orientation

Over the five days, (Aug. 21-25) students will rotate through four blocks of programming, which include: a Headwaters 100 service learning project;...

Breakfast

Be sure to bring your Mountaineer I.D. Card to all meals! Remember you need to have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness courses to receive your card. If...

Finding a Job On-Campus

This is a suggested session for all new students who want to work on campus or who have been awarded state or federal work-study funding. You will learn how...

Block Programming

Students will be assigned to one of four groups and will rotate through four different blocks of programming through New Student Orientation. Throughout...

Headwaters 100 Service Project - Blue

You will meet your Headwaters 100 instructor and work beside them and other new students during a service project in the Gunnison community. You will need...

How to Make College EPIC - Orange

Learn the intricacies of what it takes to be a successful Mountaineer at Western! Your EPIC mentor will help familiarize you with the free resources...

Life at Western - Purple

This session begins with the Orientation Leader Skit, which lightheartedly touches on many of the real issues that affect college students today, such as...

Wilderness Pursuits/Community Trip - Green

Check out what students do at "home" in Gunnison! You will have the choice to visit downtown Gunnison, Crested Butte, or join one of many Wilderness Pursuits...

Lunch

Be sure to bring your Mountaineer I.D. Card to all meals! Remember you need to have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness courses to receive your card. If...

Transfer & Non-Traditional Student Orientation

This afternoon program is designed to meet these students' specific needs. Students will learn important information unique to Western. It is required for...

Block Programming

Students will be assigned to one of four groups and will rotate through four different blocks of programming through New Student Orientation. Throughout...

Headwaters 100 Service Project - Orange

You will meet your Headwaters 100 instructor and work beside them and other new students during a service project in the Gunnison community. You will need...

How to Make College EPIC - Green

Learn the intricacies of what it takes to be a successful Mountaineer at Western! Your EPIC mentor will help familiarize you with the free resources...

Life at Western - Blue

This session begins with the Orientation Leader Skit, which lightheartedly touches on many of the real issues that affect college students today, such as...

Wilderness Pursuits/Community Trip - Purple

Check out what students do at "home" in Gunnison! You will have the choice to visit downtown Gunnison, Crested Butte, or join one of many Wilderness Pursuits...

Dinner

Be sure to bring your Mountaineer I.D. Card to all meals! Remember you need to have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness coursesto receive your card. If...

Honors Information Session and Dessert (*Required for all students in Honors)

Have you been invited to join the Honors Program at Western? This meeting is for new freshmen who are beginning the Honors Program in the 2019-20 academic...

The Banana Sunday – Understanding the seven dimensions of wellness

In this session, we will introduce the concept of holistic student wellness. And the night wouldn't be complete without banana splits, so we'll have those...

Mountaineer Field House & Pool Party

Go explore and play in the Mountaineer Field House and Pool. Activities include: spikeball, bouldering and climbing, basketball, teampits and much more.

Saturday, August 24

Gunnison White Water Festival

“Celebration of Rivers” welcomes all water enthusiast to come paddle, compete, learn and share their passion of the river life. This year’s festival kicks...

KBUT Kampout

I Bar Ranch in Gunnison. This one-day, overnight music festival features the very best in local talent as well as major world-renowned acts such as the...

New Student Orientation

Over the five days, (Aug. 21-25) students will rotate through four blocks of programming, which include: a Headwaters 100 service learning project;...

Breakfast

Be sure to bring your Mountaineer I.D. Card to all meals! Remember you need to have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness courses to receive your card. If...

Block Programming

Students will be assigned to one of four groups and will rotate through four different blocks of programming through New Student Orientation. Throughout...

Headwaters 100 Service Project - Green

You will meet your Headwaters 100 instructor and work beside them and other new students during a service project in the Gunnison community. You will need...

How to Make College EPIC - Purple

Learn the intricacies of what it takes to be a successful Mountaineer at Western! Your EPIC mentor will help familiarize you with the free resources...

Life at Western - Orange

This session begins with the Orientation Leader Skit, which lightheartedly touches on many of the real issues that affect college students today, such as...

Wilderness Pursuits/Community Trip - Blue

Check out what students do at "home" in Gunnison! You will have the choice to visit downtown Gunnison, Crested Butte, or join one of many Wilderness Pursuits...

Gunnison Farmers' Market

Enjoy fresh food and artisan work from local vendors.

Lunch

Be sure to bring your Mountaineer I.D. Card to all meals! Remember you need to have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness courses to receive your card. If...

Fun Afternoon Activities

Checkout the GunnisonRiver Festival (see Western events calendar for more information.) Cheer on the teams at the Football Scrimmage in Mountaineer Bowl at...

Dinner

Be sure to bring your Mountaineer I.D. Card to all meals! Remember you need to have completed the EVERFRI health & wellness coursesto receive your card. If...

Farm-To-Table Dinner (Littleton, CO)

2ND ANNUAL "WESTERN GOES WESTERN" FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER Join us for an evening under the stars with a silent auction, live music, great food, and...

Game Night!

Join us for an evening of board games and interactive trivia. Come with a team or we will help you find one. Prizes are up for grabs too! Orientation will...

Sunday, August 25

Gunnison White Water Festival

“Celebration of Rivers” welcomes all water enthusiast to come paddle, compete, learn and share their passion of the river life. This year’s festival kicks...

New Student Orientation

Over the five days, (Aug. 21-25) students will rotate through four blocks of programming, which include: a Headwaters 100 service learning project;...

University Day with Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Enjoy live music, incredible scenery and new friends at the ski resort that has put this valley on the extreme skiing map. FREE lift tickets, Adventure Park...

Brunch

Sodexo moves to their normal meal hours, beginning with weekend brunch from 10 am to 1 pm. If you do not have your Mountaineer ID, today will be the last day...

Dinner

Sodexo moves to their normal meal hours, beginning with Sunday dinner from 4:45 -6:15 pm. If you do not have your Mountaineer ID, today will be the last day...

Monday, August 26

Alpenglow Concert Series

Join us on Mondays for the Alpenglow Concert Series in downtown Crested Butte at the Center for the Arts stage.

Tuesday, August 27

Cheerleading Tryouts

Cheerleading Tryouts (Coed team and Mascot) Cheerleading Tryouts will be held in the lower gym, which is across from the indoor pool, on Tuesday, Aug. 27...

Wednesday, August 28

LIVE! From Mt. CB Summer Concert Series

Join us for another live concert series @ 5:30 PM every Wednesday from June - August! At the Crested Butte Mountain Resort!

Saturday, August 31

Intro to Whitewater Rafting

Join us for some fun on the river learning about river safety, paddling techniques and playing on whitewater! Pre-trip meeting is mandatory.

Gunnison Farmers' Market

Enjoy fresh food and artisan work from local vendors.

Sunday, September 1

West Elk Bicycle Classic

A timed bicycle tour raising money for Western Athletics. Two routes available: 134-miler and 52-miler.

Monday, September 2

Alpenglow Concert Series

Join us on Mondays for the Alpenglow Concert Series in downtown Crested Butte at the Center for the Arts stage.

Wednesday, September 4

Taste of Western

Welcome Back!! Taste of Western is Wed., Sept. 4, from 5-7 pm. This free, all-campus event will include festival-like food stations, Club Fair, activities,...

Thursday, September 5

Saturday, September 7

Gunnison Farmers' Market

Enjoy fresh food and artisan work from local vendors.

3rd Annual Harvest Banquet with Live Music by the Lizzy Plotkin Trio

Coldharbour Institute's annual Harvest Banquet and Fundraiser will be an extraordinary celebration raising funds to support our program around education,...

Monday, September 9

Alpenglow Concert Series

Join us on Mondays for the Alpenglow Concert Series in downtown Crested Butte at the Center for the Arts stage.

Thursday, September 12

FEMA Virtual Career Fair

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to...

Saturday, September 14

Hike and SUP

Come out for the day to stand up paddleboard and hike around the Gunnison Valley! Pre-trip meeting is required.

Gunnison Farmers' Market

Enjoy fresh food and artisan work from local vendors.

Monday, September 16

Alpenglow Concert Series

Join us on Mondays for the Alpenglow Concert Series in downtown Crested Butte at the Center for the Arts stage.

Thursday, September 19

Discover Nursing Virtual Fair

Want to start or advance your career in nursing? Meet with nursing school representatives to learn more about graduate nursing education and second degree...

August 21 - September 19, 2019