Summer Experience at Western

The Summer Experience at Western Colorado University is a weekend workshop that allows the campus community to share the wonders of both school and setting with the counselors and coordinators who guide students toward achieving the college experience. The event is free of charge to all eligible counselors and coordinators who register before the deadline of June 15, 2019.

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Saturday, July 20

Mountaineer Bus pickup in Denver8 a.m.Site TBD (mileage reimbursement available for private transport)
Campus arrival with lunch providedNoon

Western Colorado University in Gunnison

On-campus conference and tour1-4 p.m.Western Colorado University campus
Transportation to nearby Crested Butte (by bus or private vehicle)4-5 p.m.30-mile drive north along scenic Colorado Highway 135
Elevation Hotel & Spa check-in and free time in Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte5-6 p.m.Happy hour at Elevation Hotel & Spa in Town of Mt. Crested Butte
Dinner6-8 p.m.Dinner at Elevation Hotel & Spa, hosted by Western Colorado University's president

Sunday, July 21

Breakfast8-9 a.m.Elevation Hotel & Spa
Crested Butte excursion9-11 a.m.Pickup and drop-off at Elevation Hotel & Spa
Mountaineer Bus pickup for departure to DenverNoonElevation Hotel & Spa


On-Campus Conference and Tour

  • Tour of Western's tree-lined, walkable campus
  • Greeting from Western Colorado University President Gregory B. Salsbury, Ph.D.
  • Presentation: What's new and exciting at Western Colorado University?
  • Presentation: Financial Aid at Western Colorado University

Complimentary Meals

  • Saturday: lunch, dinner
  • Sunday: breakfast, box lunch for the road

Options: Crested Butte Excursion

  • Free time in towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte
  • Guided hike in the "Wildflower Capital of Colorado"


  • Complimentary ride on Mountaineer Bus to/from Denver: details to come
  • Mileage reimbursement available for private transport