Adult Learner and Student Veterans

We look forward to welcoming you to CSU! All new Adult Learner and Student Veterans are expected to participate in Spring Ram Welcome! Scroll down to find our schedule of events. Students will receive more information and a final Ram Welcome schedule in early January.  

Thursday, January 12th

Spring Ram Welcome Interest Sessions
Attend the following optional interest sessions that will provide you with unique information about transitioning to CSU.

  • Do Something at CSU!
    3:00-3:45 pm
    Lory Student Center Room 312
    Step into the world of Involvement. Want to join a student organization? Interested in giving back to the community through service? Want to build your leadership capabilities? The opportunities that exist for students at CSU are abundant and sometimes it is hard to choose what to do, where to begin, or what to not do. This session will provide ways to find involvement opportunities and practical methods for choosing what are the best options to meet your personal, academic, and career goals so you can make the most of your time here at CSU.
  • Learn More About Adult Learner & Veteran Services
    4:00-4:45 pm
    Lory Student Center Room 322
    Join the Adult Learner and Veteran Services staff to learn more about what all this office has to offer. Take this opportunity to learn how to connect with different offices on campus while also learning from current CSU adult learner or student veteran about their experiences and make possible connections for the upcoming semester.

New Student and Family Reception
5:00-6:00 pm
Lory Student Center Ballrooms C & D
Join other CSU students, staff and University administrators for a resource fair and mixer opportunity. Connect with current students and administrators and learn more about the resources available to you at CSU! Light appetizers and refreshments are provided, and parent and family members are invited to attend.

New Student Bowling Night

6:30-8:30 pm
Chipper’s Lanes (Busses will leave immediately following the New Student and Family Reception at 6:00pm)
Join other new CSU students and your Ram Welcome Leaders for a few hours of bowling! Connect with other new students, free pizza and soft drinks included while supplies last!

Friday, January 13th

Rock Climbing @ the Rec
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center

Come experience the Student Recreation Center climbing wall for a few hours. All students are welcome, no prior experience necessary!

Class Quest
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Lory Student Center Information Desk

Bring your class schedule and go on a guided quest to find your class buildings. You’ll be one step ahead for the first day of classes.

RLP Movie Night: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
5:30 p.m. Lory Student Center Theatre
Join the Residence Hall Association (RHA), the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), and other new student and watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in the Lory Student Center Theatre.

Saturday, January 14th

New Student Skating @ Rollerland
Meet at 3:30 p.m. at entrance to Student Rec Center. Event goes from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Rollerland Skate Center
Come check out Fort Collins’ own indoor skating center at Rollerland Skate Center! Spend the evening connecting with other new students. Meet Ram Welcome Leaders in front of the Student Recreation Center at 3:30 pm. Transportation will be provided.

Monday, January 16th

CSU Women’s Basketball vs. San Diego State
Meet up at 6:00 p.m. at entrance to Student Rec Center. Game begins at 6:30 p.m.
Moby Arena

Meet in front of the Student Recreation Center to head over to Moby Arena to cheer on your CSU Rams Women’s Basketball team as they take on San Diego State.

Additional Opportunities the First Week of Classes

Additional Opportunities the First Week of Classes

Tuesday, January 17th

New Student Trivia Night
4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Orientation & Transition Programs and Campus Activities are excited to welcome new students for a Trivia Night and social gathering at the Ramskeller in the Lory Student Center (LSC).  Have fun and create community with your fellow Rams by joining us for trivia, music, food and more. Don’t miss out on FREE food, prizes, and a great time at our spring semester welcome back event!

Wednesday, January 18th

Transfer Student Kickoff
6:00 p.m.

Student Recreation Center
Join the Transfer Transition Leaders for free food at the annual Transfer Student Kickoff! This is a great way to have some fun, eat good food, and meet other new transfer students. Learn more about upcoming Transfer Programs events and chat with your TTLs while kicking off the start of your semester right!

College and Major Welcome Activities:

Students will participate in sessions or welcome activities specific to their college/major. See below for information for your respective college:

Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18 from 11am – 1pm

All new College of Agricultural Science students are invited to stop by the Student Success Suite (room 150 – Nutrien Ag Sciences building) to meet the Student Success Team, learn about advising, student organizations, and other helpful resources.  Swag and snacks will also be available to students who stop by.

For more information, contact Addy Elliott at

The College of Business will be working with new students to schedule advising appointments to discuss courses and welcome you to CSU! We will also be contacting you as the semester begins on how to get your welcome shirt and gift to start of the semester! Please make sure to be checking your email so you do not miss out on your advising appointment or welcoming events.

Academic Support Coordinators will be individually reaching out to spring start students to schedule appointments to discuss support and resources.  For more information, contact Student Achievement at (970) 491-7095.

The College of Health and Human Sciences will be working with new students to schedule advising appointments to discuss courses and welcome you to CSU! Students will receive an invitation to individual Ram Welcome sessions with advisors and faculty. Please contact your academic advisor if you have questions and be sure to check your email so you do not miss out on your advising appointments or welcoming events.

ncoming CLA students are invited to meet with their Academic Success Coordinators by calling the Academic Support Center at 970-491-3117 to set up an appointment. Students may also visit the Academic Success Center main office in Clark C-207, M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM to learn more about ASCs and/or to schedule a time to meet with their advisor.

New students are also invited to stop by the Dean’s Office in Clark C-138 to pick up a free CLA T-Shirt. The office is open Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. 

Tuesday, January 17 -Friday, January 20

New Students are able to drop in and pick up college and department swag and items the first week of classes at the following locations and times:

·         Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

·         Location: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department Main Office; Molecular & Radiological Sciences (MRSB) Bldg, First Floor

·         Office Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30

·         Biology & Zoology

·         Location: Biology Department Main Office; Biology Bldg, Room 111

·         Office Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30

·         Chemistry

·         Location: Chemistry Department Main Office; Chemistry Bldg, Room B 101

·         Office Hours: M-F 7:45-4:45

·         Computer Science

·         Location: Computer Science Department Main Office; 2nd floor of Computer Science Bldg, SW side

·         Office Hours M-F 8:00-5:00

·         Data Science/Natural Sciences Majors

·         Location: CNS Dean’s Office; Statistics Bldg, Room 117

·         Office Hours: M-R 7:45-4:45

·         Mathematics

·         Location: Mathematics Department Main Office; Weber Bldg, Room 101

·         Office Hours: M-F 7:45-4:45

·         Physics

·         Location: Physics Department Main Office; Engineering Bldg, Room 124

·         Office Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30

·         Psychology

·         Location: Psychology Department Main Office; Behavioral Sciences Bldg, Room 201

·         Office Hours: M-F 7:45-4:45

·         Statistics

·         Location: Statistics Department Main Office; Statistics Bldg, Room 102

·         Office Hours M-F: 8:00-4:30

Academic Support Coordinators will be individually reaching out to spring start students to schedule appointments to discuss support and resources.  For more information, contact Kristen Brown at

Tuesday, January 17 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New students are invited to drop by anytime during this time at the Engineering Success Center (Scott Bioengineering Building) for an Open House to talk with Engineering student leaders, gain access to general advising information, learn about the resources accessible to them through the college, and pick up a snack and some swag. 

Tuesday, January 17- Thursday, January 19, 11:00am-1:00pm

New students are invited to drop in at the Michael Smith Natural Resources Building Atrium to meet their advisors, learn about college minors, technology and DEI resources, student organizations, and pick up a gift bag.  For more information, contact

For more information, contact Orientation and Transition Programs at or (970) 491-6011 .