Ram Welcome Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ram Welcome?

All new first-year students attend Ram Welcome the four days before classes begin. It builds upon the Ram Orientation experience for new students once they have arrived on campus in the fall. Ram Welcome begins on Thursday, August 17, 2017 and continues through the weekend before classes begin.  Ram Welcome is designed to assist new students with the transition to CSU by creating community, connecting new students to resources and helping new students learn what it means to be a CSU Ram!

When does Ram Welcome begin?

New students living in the residence halls check-in to Ram Welcome when they check-in to their residence hall on Thursday, August 17, 2017.  New first-year students living off campus check-in to Ram Welcome at Off-Campus Life in the Lory Student Center between 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 (RW program begins at 4 p.m.). International Students will attend a week-long comprehensive orientation program that includes Ram Welcome.  For more information, visit: http://www.otp.colostate.edu/1international.aspx. Once students are checked-in, Ram Welcome Leaders will lead and guide new students through the Ram Welcome experience throughout the weekend.

How do I know who my Ram Welcome Leader is?

New students will find out who their Ram Welcome Leader is when they check-in to Ram Welcome on Thursday, August 17, 2017.  Ram Welcome Leaders are the primary student leadership team behind Ram Welcome who guide and connect new students throughout the four day experience! 

Are parent & family members invited to attend Ram Welcome and when is the best time to say "goodbye" to my student?

Yes! There are programs specific to parent and family members during Ram Welcome. Please note, parent and family programming ends on Friday, August 18, 2017 at noon. (programming for new students continues throughout the weekend).  Please see the Parent/Family Ram Welcome Schedule when available for more information! In terms of when to say "goodbye" to your student, Thursday evening or Friday afternoon when students have a break after College Welcome activities is the best time.

If I am moving into my residence hall early, how do I check-in to Ram Welcome?

For Key Communities, Honors Students and the College of Natural Sciences students, you will check-in to Ram Welcome when you arrive to move in.  For other early arrival students, you will need to stop by the Ram Welcome table in your residence hall to check-in to the Ram Welcome program on Thursday, August 17, 2017  between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to receive your Ram Welcome materials.

If I have questions, who do I contact?

If you have any additional questions, feel free to call Orientation & Transition Programs at (970) 491-6011 or e-mail orientation@colostate.edu.