Guide to Fall Orientation

CMCLeadvilleA Beginner’s Guide to Fall Orientation at CMC Leadville


It may feel like your summer just started, but autumn in Leadville is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. Not only does fall in Leadville mean beautiful golden aspen trees, crisp mornings and sunny afternoon hikes, but it also means new student orientation!

If you’re new to Colorado Mountain College in Leadville we would like to welcome you to Leadville with this guide to orientation. Hopefully this guide to fall orientation makes your transition that much easier, and also gets you excited for your next adventure.


✓ Attend all Orientation Events
✓ Make new friends
✓ Be prepared for classes; books, planners, etc.
✓ Become familiar with the campus and where your classes are
✓ Know your resources (see below)
✓ Understand campus policies (see below)

Get Involved!

Guide to CMC Leadville

Interested in being a student leader on campus? The Student Government Association (SGA) will be recruiting representatives and executive officer elections will be the first week of classes.

Is planning events & activities more your style? The Student Activities Council is in charge of planning everything from live trivia and movie nights to concerts, ski trips and whatever other ideas the council generates!

CMC Leadville currently has a running club, Outdoor Pursuits, and the honors society Phi Theta Kappa. Interested in starting a new club? We can help!

Fun on Campus & in Leadville

You might have noticed the terrain park behind Mountain View Residence Hall. If not, no worries – you will definitely notice it once we have a few inches of snow on the ground! Students in the Ski Area Operations program are in charge of building and maintaining the features so get ready for a FUN winter.

The Mineral Belt Trail runs through campus, providing students, staff, faculty & the community with miles and miles of trails used for cross-country skiing, running, biking & more.

The seasonal Disc Golf Course is just behind the entrance to the Mineral Belt Trail, which boasts 18 holes of moderately wooded and hilly terrain. Challenging – and awesome!

Tobacco Policy

Tobacco smoking on campus is limited to designated areas referred to as “Smoking Huts.” There are 2 “Smoking Huts” on campus. One between the residence hall and Coronado Cafe and the second is just west of the New Discovery Academic Building.


Campus residents can have a car on campus, and parking is free! There is ample parking availability near the residence hall.

CMC Connect

Make sure to check your e-mail and respond to the CMC Connect e-mail. Join the bustling community of incoming students. You can look for roommates, chat with classmates, make new friends and plan get togethers. Plus, it’s a great place to keep up with important announcements from CMC staff and faculty.

That’s all for now folks. There’s plenty more info to check-out here, including Orientation Schedule welcome week events, important names and numbers, the academic calendar, campus services, community services & more.

We’re glad you’re coming to Leadville and we can’t wait to see you on campus!