Weekend warriors have new avenue: classes


Registration is under way for a new concept at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs: weekend-only classes.

Carley Ries, director of Campus Wide Extended Studies, said classes will begin Feb. 12 and continue through April 30. Classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays with breaks on March 19 and 26.

"This is another option for students," Ries said. "Nontraditional students who work during the week may find Saturday classes better fit their schedules or this could be a way to introduce new members of the greater Colorado Springs community to the campus."

The classes, which range from American Sign Language to Understanding Terrorism, are part of a new-to-UCCS "Weekend University" concept. The courses will be offered in a condensed 10-week time frame and completion will count toward degree requirements and financial aid. Administered by Campus Wide Extended Studies, the courses are main campus classes.

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