Colchester will start the new season with a trip to Notts County on August 4th, as the fixtures were released on Thursday morning.
John McGreal's men will travel with strong support on the opening day of the new campaign, with a match against fellow promotion contenders County.
Port Vale are our visitors in the first home game, with the Valiants coming to town on August 11th.
The Christmas period sees us go to MK Dons on December 22nd, host Stevenage on Boxing Day, welcome Morecambe on December 29th and travel to Crawley on New Year's Day.
Having been drawn with his former side in the Carabao Cup, there's another early return for Harry Pell to Cheltenham, with a trip to the west country on September 1st, before the Robins come to Colchester on February 9th.
New front men Frank Nouble and Aaron Collins will come up against old club Newport County on November 17th (A) and March 9th (H), and Frank will face another former side Swindon on November 3rd (H) and March 2nd (A).
We finish with an intriguing double, as we host MK Dons in the penultimate fixture before travelling to Lincoln on the final day.