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About Orientation and Transition Programs

Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP) at Colorado State University provides programming and services designed to assist first-year, second-year, and transfer students with a successful transition at Colorado State University.  We offer a continuum of services beginning with orientation to Ram Welcome (prior to classes beginning) to transition programming throughout the first two years of students’ experiences at CSU. OTP believes in assisting students in knowing and feeling what it means to be a CSU Ram. Additionally, OTP places high value on student leadership and development and employs over 350 student leaders to implement these university-wide programs.

Programs Include:

  • Ram Orientation
  • Ram Connect Extended Orientation
  • Ram Welcome
  • First 50 Days
  • New Student Seminar
  • Getting to Year 2 @ CSU
  • Transfer Programs @ CSU
  • Year 2 @ CSU: Second Year Program

Orientation and Transition Programs resides in the Division of Student Affairs at Colorado State University and reports directly to the Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. OTP is located in the Collaborative for Student Achievement on the east side of Canvas Stadium.

Parent and Family Programs has also joined the department and we will be working on re-envisioning as Orientation, Transition and Family Programs (OTFP).

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