Wild West Bus Tour

Join us for the annual RMACAC Wild West Bus Tour, a multi-day bus tour of colleges and universities across the RMACAC region.  Each year, we explore a different set of schools across Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, or Utah. You will spend time on each campus meeting faculty, staff, and students, and learning about each institution’s unique programs.

Questions? Contact: NaTasha Henry
RMACAC Professional Development Chair
 


 

RMACAC Wild West
East/West Colorado Bus Tour
June 15-19, 2020
Registration will open soon!
 

The RMACAC Wild West Bus Tour is a professional development opportunity for high school counselors, independent consultants working with high school students, and graduate students earning a degree in high school counseling to learn more about a few of the outstanding colleges and universities throughout our five-state region.

This year we will be touring the great states of Colorado. Join us as we explore six different campuses over five days. You will learn about each institution’s unique programs as we meet faculty, staff, and students. Participants should expect very warm weather, full days, and walking tours on each campus. Please keep in mind that we are at a higher elevation in Colorado, so plan accordingly.

Questions? Contact: NaTasha Henry or Craig Wittgrove

Below is the agenda!

Monday, June 15

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
· Arrive and Check-in at University of Denver:
· If you are parking your car, please park in the Newman Lot (lot 320) Parking Map: https://www.du.edu/media/documents/maps/map-parking
RMACAC will provide parking passes for you.
· If you are being dropped off, please come to University Hall (2197 S. University Blvd, Denver, CO 80208).
The bus will be parked here to drop off and load your suitcases
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
· Admissions overview, campus tour, and lunch
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
· Load the bus to head to Western Colorado University in Gunnison, CO
1:15 PM – 5:00 PM
· Travel to Western Colorado University
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
· Check in to hotel (TBD) in Gunnison, CO
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
· Dinner hosted by Western Colorado University at a local restaurant
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
· Load bus back to the hotel
7:30 PM
· Free time to explore Gunnison, CO

Tuesday, June 16

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
· Breakfast on your own at the hotel
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
· Board Ramblin Express charter bus and depart for Western Colorado University
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
· Admissions overview, campus tour, and lunch
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
· Load the bus to head to Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO
12:15 PM – 4:15 PM
· Travel to Fort Lewis College
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
· Check in to dorms at Fort Lewis College
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
· Dinner hosted by Fort Lewis College at a local restaurant
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
· Load bus back to the hotel
7:30 PM · Free time to explore Durango, CO

Wednesday, June 17

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
· Breakfast, admissions overview, campus tour, and lunch
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
· Load the bus to head to Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO
12:15 PM – 4:15 PM
· Travel to Colorado Mesa University
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
· Check in to hotel (TBD) in Grand Junction
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
· Dinner hosted by Colorado Mesa University at a local restaurant
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
· Load bus back to the hotel
7:30 PM
· Free time to explore Grand Junction, CO

Thursday, June 18

8:00 AM
· Load bus to head to Colorado Mesa University
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
· Breakfast, admissions overview, campus tour, and lunch
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
· Travel to Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley
2:30 PM – 5:45 PM
· Admissions overview, campus tour, and lunch
5:45 PM – 6:15 PM
· Check in to dorms on campus
6:15 PM – 7:45 PM
· Dinner hosted by Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley at a local restaurant
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM
· Load bus back to the dorm
7:45 PM
· Free time to explore Glenwood Springs, CO

 Friday, June 19

8:00 AM
· Load bus to head to Regis University
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
· Travel to Regis University
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
· Lunch, admissions overview, and campus tour
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
· Grab a Lyft/Uber to DIA for your flight home

Additional Information

  • Participants are responsible for travel to and from the starting/ending locations of the tour and must begin and end with the group. Additionally, participants are required to travel with the group on the tour bus and stay in provided lodging with the group.
  • We encourage participants to dress comfortably and bring a water bottle!
  • If a participant chooses to extend their stay to tour additional college campuses, RMACAC is not responsible for registration. Please plan your flights to accommodate your extended stay.

We look forward to you joining us for a fabulous tour of Colorado colleges and universities!

Itinerary

Monday, June 15th – Friday, June 19th

Fees

$375 for RMACAC members
$450 for non-members

 

We will tour the following campuses:

University of Denver
  Western Colorado University
Fort Lewis
Colorado Mesa University
  Colorado Mountain College
  Regis University 

 
  • Space is limited and seats will not be confirmed without full payment. Additionally, no refunds will be given for cancellations.
  • Registration includes most meals, snacks, bus transportation to and from each campus, and overnight accommodations for double occupancy.
  • Single rooms will be available upon request and will incur additional charges