Ram Connect

Get ready for your next adventure and bring your Ram Orientation experience to the mountains!

Enhance your orientation experience by joining fellow new students for one of these add-on extended orientation programs that takes place off site in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.  Connect with peers, student leaders, and the sights and sounds of the natural world as you participate in activities designed to help you set a successful course for your CSU experience.

There are three experiences available to incoming first-year students:  Ram Connect: Mountain, Ram Connect: Adventure, and Ram Connect: Wilderness.  Each of these experiences will offer the opportunity to meet new people and explore what it means to be a student at CSU while also catering to different interests.

How do I sign up?

Reservations for all Ram Connect experiences are available through your Ram Orientation reservation as an additional opportunity.

Ram Connect: Mountain

Journey up to the CSU Mountain Campus on this two-day, two-night experience where you will participate in the Challenge Ropes Course, an alpine hike, a campfire, and other community building activities.

Be sure to check out the Beginning Your Adventure Packet, which includes a packing list and schedule.

Click here for Waivers and Medical Forms

  • Session 1: June 8-10
  • Session 2: June 22-24
  • Session 3: July 13-15
  • Session 4: July 20-22

Cost: $170

*Cost includes all meals, 2 nights of lodging at the CSU Mountain Campus, and activities

Ram Connect: Adventure

This program is now full. Please consider attending Ram Connect: Mountain.

Looking to connect with other new students while exploring some of the outdoor activities available in Northern Colorado? Register for this three-day, three-night experience where you'll go hiking, rock climbing, and white water rafting.

Click here for the packing list.

Click here to download necessary Waivers and Medical Forms.

  • Session 1: June 22-25

Cost: $170

*Cost includes all meals, 3 nights of camping in nearby National and State parks, transportation, white water rafting, and other activities.

Ram Connect: Wilderness

This program is now full. Please consider attending Ram Connect: Mountain.

Connect with fellow new students as you spend three days and three nights backpacking through Rocky Mountain National Park.  Learn about this popular Colorado activity while learning how to successfully navigate your first semester at CSU.

Click here for the packing list.  

  • Session 1: July 20-23
Cost: $170

*Cost includes all meals, park entrance and backcountry camping fees, transportation, and gear.

See a student's perspective of Ram Connect: Mountain