Do not make travel arrangements until you have received an acceptance letter.
If you plan to fly, make arrangements for the Colorado Springs Airport only. Do not make arrangements to fly into or leave from the Denver Airport as no pick up or drop off service is available through NSD.
Arrival and Departure Days and Times
Students arrive on July 20 and depart on August 2. Staff arrives on July 19 and departs on August 2. Students and staff staying for the third week depart on August 8.
NSD check in begins at 10:00 am. Students should arrive as early as possible so they have time to register computers, eat lunch, pick up snacks and beverages from the nearby mini mart and organize rooms. The latest any student or staff member should check in at Loomis Residence Hall is 4:00 pm. Students begin class July 20 immediately after dinner. Staff meets with the NSD Directors at 6:00 pm on July 19.
On departure day, shuttles from Colorado College begin at 4 am. The last shuttle from Colorado College will leave at 9:30 am. Students and staff who are being picked up or driving must depart by 9:30 am.
Traveling by Airplane
Students and staff will be met at the Colorado Springs Airport by NSD staff wearing NSD t-shirts. These staff members have a list of names and arrival times as submitted in travel plans. There is only one terminal at the Colorado Springs airport. NSD provides transportation to and from the airport by means of Colorado College buses and drivers.
Students and staff arriving after 3:30 pm must take a taxi to Loomis Hall at Colorado College at their own expense.
Shuttle times for the airport will be posted in Loomis Residence Hall the day before and morning of departure days.
Traveling by Car
Students who drive to NSD must turn in their keys at registration to the NSD Director. NSD is not responsible for students who drive to NSD until students register and turn in their keys.
Interstate 25 is the major highway into Colorado Springs. Take Exit #143 (Uintah Street) and head East (away from the mountains) to Cascade Avenue. Turn right (South) and you will be on campus. After you turn from Uintah onto Cascade, the Loomis residence hall is located at 1104 N. Cascade Avenue.
Submission of Travel Information
Meals on Arrival and Departure Day
Both lunch and dinner are available on arrival day. Breakfast is available on departure day.