First 50 Days

First 50 Days includes programs students should attend the first eight weeks on campus.  By attending and participating in these programs, new students will have the ability to learn about involvement opportunities on campus, become part of the CSU campus, engage in community wide-events, and enhance their connection to being a CSU Ram!  As a new student within the first eight weeks of the semester, you should plan on participating in the First 50 signature events and consider attending other events on campus.

Fall 2022 Signature Events


Ram Welcome
Mon. August 15- Sun. August 21

Build upon your Ram Orientation experience and officially become part of the CSU community during Ram Welcome.  All new students are expected to attend the Ram Welcome Program.

Welcome Back Week on the LSC Plaza
Mon. August 22-Fri. August 26
10 AM- 2PM

Lory Student Center Plaza

CSU Volleyball vs. North Carolina
Fri. August 26
7 PM

Moby Arena


CSU Soccer vs. Southeast Missouri
Sun. September 4
2 PM

CSU Soccer Field

Fall Involvement Expo
Tues. September 6 & Wed. September 7
10 AM – 4 PM

Lory Student Center Plaza
Hosted by the Student Leadership, Involvement, Community Engagement (SLiCE) Office, the Involvement Expo is one of the best opportunities to get involved in campus life at Colorado State University and the surrounding Fort Collins community. This event connects Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), University departments, and community agencies/non-profit organizations that offer volunteer opportunities with students through various involvement and community engagement opportunities while discovering resources and services.

CSU Football vs. Middle Tennessee
Sat. September 10
2:00 PM

Canvas Stadium

CSU Volleyball vs. University of Colorado Boulder
Thurs. September 15
7 PM

Moby Arena

President’s Fall Address & University Picnic
Thur. September 29
11 AM – 1 PM

The Oval
The Fall Address has been a campus fixture for decades, giving University presidents the opportunity to welcome students to campus while presenting the state of the university. The picnic was added in 1997 – after a flash flood devastated campus and the surrounding community just a few weeks prior to the start of classes – to celebrate the resiliency of the campus and to look forward to a bright future. Come join the campus community for lunch on the oval for this annual tradition.


Homecoming and Family Weekend
Thurs. October 13- Sun. October 16

Join the CSU campus community as we celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend! Activities include the Get Your Green on the Plaza, Friday Night Lights (pep rally, bonfire, fireworks, and lighting of the “A”), and of course, the Homecoming football game v. Utah State!

Cans Around the Oval
Wed. October 19, 2022
10 AM – 4 PM

The Oval
Cans Around the Oval is a Colorado State University tradition, where students, faculty, and staff partner with the community members, local media, and area businesses to raise awareness about hunger in our community, as well as raise food and monetary donations for the Food Bank of Larimer County. This event is Larimer County’s largest single-day food drive and will take place: New students specifically can get involved by donating any non-perishable food items or volunteering the day of the event.

Additional Involvement Opportunities

Fraternity & Sorority Life Welcome Back Block Party
Fri. August 26
11 AM – 3PM

Lory Student Center West Lawn
Interested in learning more about the fraternity and sorority community? Join us at the Welcome Back Block Party! With 50 fraternity and sorority chapters that vary in interest and membership, we believe a well-rounded involvement experience is waiting for you!

Wed. August 31
3 PM – 4 PM

Virtual | Register HERE
Join the Pride Resource Center for Queerientation – our very own version of orientation to help welcome new & returning LGBTQIA+ students! This session will provide an overview of campus resources to support queer and trans students, like our Trans Healthcare team, the Pride Resource Closet, Rams Against Hunger, Counseling Services, financial aid and more. You’ll also get some time to ask questions to returning students about the ins and outs of being LGBTQIA+ at CSU. We look forwarding to welcoming you to Pride!

Community Council Info Session
Thurs. September 1
5:30 PM

Your Residence Hall
Each residence hall has its own Community Council. Community Council members are students within each hall who are committed to resident participation in leadership, activity planning, and decision making which benefits the residents and their communities. As a Community Council member, you can also become involved with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) as a senator and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) as a representative for your residence hall.

Education Abroad Fair
Wed. September 14 | 10 AM – 2:30 PM |
Lory Student Center Ballrooms
Thurs. September 15 | 8 AM- 6:30 PM | Virtually
The Education Abroad Fair is a perfect opportunity to take your first step toward studying, interning, or completing research abroad! At the EA Fair, you can meet with the Education Abroad team, talk with staff from our partner universities and organizations from around the world and learn about the many exciting experiences awaiting you abroad. The EA Fair will include both in-person events and virtual info sessions so you can engage in whatever formats work for you! If you have ever questioned if an Education Abroad experience is possible, come talk with the EA team about programs that can work with any timeline, academic plan and budget!

The Symposium for Inclusive Excellence
Mon. October 17 – Fri. October 21

Lory Student Center & Virtual

If you have questions or for more information, contact Orientation and Transition Programs at (970) 491-6011 or