Ram Welcome Newsletter – 2021 Edition

Welcome Message from Colorado State University’s 15th President Joyce McConnell

 

Dear Families,

Welcome to our Ram Family! As we reunite on campus for fall semester, we are so excited to have your students joining us. As the newest members of our diverse community, they are beginning an adventure that will bring them together with people not only from here in Colorado, but from across the nation and around the world.

Colorado State University is an extraordinary place – one of discovery, where character, commitment, and service all matter. It’s a place with world-class academic opportunities, a place where students can follow their passions and discover their purpose. It’s a place where they will encounter new ideas and new perspectives that will challenge them, and also a place where they can foster and share the ideals they hold most dear.

Your students’ arrival this fall also marks an important transition in their lives (and yours!) as well as in the life of the university as, together, we build a new and better normal. I assure you that our students’ health and the health of our community will remain paramount and that we are fully committed to delivering the high-quality academic experience you expect, and your students deserve.

We’re proud to welcome each and every one of them. But at the same time, we look forward to the day when they successfully complete their education and move on. Because our real job is to prepare them for that next big adventure: when they leave Colorado State University and start changing our world.

I wish them and you the very best in the coming academic year!

Warmly,

Joyce McConnell
President

Welcome Message from the Provost and Executive Vice President

Dear CSU Parents and Families:

We are so excited to have your student join us in the fall as either newly-admitted to CSU or a returning member of our Ram Family.

We are dedicated to providing a vibrant learning environment and supportive community on our beautiful campus. Our globally and nationally recognized faculty look forward to teaching and engaging your students in their learning, research, and experiential opportunities. Our community of faculty, advisors, and staff are preparing to provide the most supportive environments, especially as we are transitioning through the pandemic.

As Provost and Executive Vice President, I am the university’s chief academic officer providing administrative leadership and overseeing the success of our undergraduate and graduate programs, and faculty affairs. I am working alongside President McConnell and other university leadership to develop and achieve our institutional strategic plan. We are working to ensure CSU builds on its reputation as an internationally-renowned research university, and one of the nation’s top public land-grant universities to earn a degree across a wide range of disciplines. CSU has been and remains an institution on the rise, where our students and faculty contribute to the university’s reputation.

One of our top messages we will convey to your student in all spaces across CSU: You Are Welcome Here. Additionally, we have resources to help them succeed and connect them to our Ram community. The Student Support website provides information about various support services available for students including the cultural and resource centers. Other resources that support student academic success include our The Institute for Learning and Teaching and First Generation Initiative.

Colorado State University has a campus culture of inclusive and academic excellence, and that culture is driven by a desire always to do better and a vision to be the best place to learn, work, and discover. We can’t wait to have your student here with us, contributing to what makes us great and helping to make us better. Our goal is to ensure they get what they need to pursue their passions during their time here and beyond.

Sincerely,

Mary Pedersen

Provost and Executive Vice President

Welcome Message from the Vice President of Student Affairs

Dear CSU Parents and Families,

We are so excited you and your student have joined the Ram Family!   Together with the Division of Student Affairs, we value partnering with you to support your student(s) to be successful, both in and outside the classroom.  Just because you’re sending your student to Colorado State University, your job is not finished.  You remain an important part of your student’s life and we appreciate the trust you’ve placed in us as we partner with you throughout your student’s educational journey at CSU.

Sincerely,

Blanche Hughes

Vice President of Student Affairs

 

Dear Parents and Families of New CSU Students,

We realize there must be a lot of excitement for you and your student(s) as they get ready to start their Ram experience.   We also can imagine, given the impacts of COVID-19 thus far and still some uncertainty about its future impacts, that there are many other feelings that you and your students might be experiencing.   These have been challenging times.   Please know that CSU prioritizes student health and safety and also is working to provide in-person curricular and co-curricular experiences, to support student success and learning.

With all of this in mind, Ram Welcome: Experience CSU! provides new students an opportunity to create community and learn what it means to be a CSU student before the fall semester begins. We offer this programming because we know our most successful students are those who get involved immediately with others and the campus, and take ownership of their experience at Colorado State from the beginning. For your student, several days of intentional interactions help them to start their college careers at CSU in the right direction, giving them a solid foundation from which to build.  Even with the impacts of COVID-19 and working to be in alignment with health and safety guidelines, we have plans for a number of large in-person outdoor and smaller in-person indoor programs.

 

CSU Ram Welcome Programming for New Students

 The next part of your students’ orientation experience is to engage in Ram Welcome! All new students are expected to participate in Ram Welcome. Students build upon their orientation experience and begin their successful adjustment to Colorado State University by exploring academic programs, engaging with faculty and staff, learning about the many services available to support the college experience, becoming part of the CSU campus community, connecting with other new and current students, learning traditions and discovering what it means to be a CSU Ram! The Ram Welcome program is a campus-wide coordinated effort that brings the entire campus community together to welcome new students at the start of each semester.

Click on the link below that matches the programming schedule for either your new first-year, transfer, adult learner, student veteran or international student.   We ask that you encourage your student to participate in all of their Ram Welcome programming to ensure they get connected to other new Rams and CSU.    So if you can be in Fort Collins to support your student’s move-in experience (for new students moving on campus, that will most likely be on either August 16, 17 or 18), please note that your student will have some Ram Welcome programming the evening they move-in, the next day, and will have much more on Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22.   So please be aware that as Move-in/Ram Welcome week progresses, it will be more difficult to find time to connect with your student.  And if you cannot be in Fort Collins to support your student’s move-in/move-to experience, that’s okay.   Please know that your student will have support from Ram Welcome leaders, Transfer Transition Leaders, Resident Assistants (if your student lives in on-campus housing), and more!

 

Ram Welcome Programming for new First-Year CSU Students:

https://ramwelcome.colostate.edu/first-year-students/

Ram Welcome Programming for new Transfer, Adult Learner, and Student Veterans:

https://ramwelcome.colostate.edu/transfer-adult-learner-veteran-students/

Ram Welcome Programming for new International Students:

https://ramwelcome.colostate.edu/international-students/

CSU Ram Welcome Programming for Parents and Families

Parents and Families – Ram Welcome 2021 (colostate.edu)

 

 Ram Welcome programming specific to parents and families of new CSU students will take place with re-occurring, in-person experiences over three days (August 16-18).   You’ll have an opportunity to hear from and interact with University Leadership, get connected to important campus resources to ensure your questions get answered as part of the Ram Welcome Parent & Family Lounge, and participate in guided campus tours.    

 Ram Welcome Parent & Family Lounge
Monday August 16th, Tuesday, August 17th, & Wednesday, August 18th
10am-4pm
Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center

Parent and Family Programs will be hosting the Parent and Family Lounge for parents and family members of new students in the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center from 10AM-3PM every day on Monday, August 16th, Tuesday, August 17th and Wednesday, August 18th.   The Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center is located on the north side of Canvas Stadium on the South end of campus. Parents and family members can drop by any time during this time that the Parent and Family Lounge is open to talk to various CSU offices including the Office of Financial Aid, Housing and Dining, CSU Health Network, Parent and Family Programs, and the Student Involvement Opportunities. Additional resources and grab-and-go snacks will be available. A beer and wine cash bar will be offered 1-3:30 pm.

Parent & Family Hour with University Leadership
Monday August 16th, Tuesday, August 17th, & Wednesday, August 18th
3-4pm
Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center

Every day on Monday, August 16th, Tuesday, August 17th and Wednesday, August 18th, parents, and family members will have a chance to meet and hear welcome remarks from university leadership including President Joyce McConnell, Provost Mary Pedersen, and Vice President for Student Affairs Blanche Hughes as they welcome them to the Ram Family.

*Spanish interpreters will be available throughout the day and during Leadership remarks.

CSU Guided On-Campus Tours in Spanish

*Will be offered at 10am and 2pm M-W from the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center

“CSU Family Photos” at Canvas Football Stadium   UPDATE!!

Canvas Credit Union will be hosting Photos on the Football Field on M-W from 12-3pm for parents/families and their students during move-in.  If you stop by the Ram Welcome Parent and Family Lounge (mentioned above!), you can easily head over to get your photo!

Convocation

Friday August 20th

Convocation, the ceremony that begins a student’s academic journey at CSU will be held on Friday. Live streaming will be available starting at 9:30 am for parents and families who wish to view the academic ceremony.  The formal academic ceremony processional will begin at 10 am. *Both an English and Spanish interpreted version will be available.

You can livestream Convocation on Friday morning here:

https://ramwelcome.colostate.edu/convocation/https://youtu.be/rpPExvJEouM

For more information or questions about Ram Welcome, contact Orientation and Transition Programs at orientation@colostate.edu, (970) 491-6011 or use the live chat function on this website.

**Please note: Colorado State University will be following university and public health guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic (https://covid.colostate.edu/). This also includes any potential changes to the Ram Welcome program related to new guidelines that may occur as the situation regarding the pandemic may change.

UPDATE!!
Se proporciona interpretación simultánea al español para esta presentación en Zoom. Por favor vaya al siguiente enlace de zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98836440307.

 

And be Sure to Check Out…

Also, if you are able to spend time on campus, we encourage you to please stop by the Lory Student Center, where you can checkout the CSU Bookstore, the Food Court and different coffee shops, Canvas Credit Union, First National Bank, and much more.    The Lory Student Center has a variety of resources to support your student while they are at CSU.    Please know that the Lory Student Center also is home to many student support offices such as the Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement Office, Student Diversity Programs and Services Offices, Adult Learner & Veteran Services, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Off-Campus Life, Student Legal Services, and much more.

 

CSU Response to COVID-19/Where to Find the Most Up-to-Date Information

https://covid.colostate.edu

The above noted website provides the latest information and trending topics specific to COVID-19 and how CSU is responding.  We encourage you to become familiar with this site as the most up-to-date information re: how CSU is responding to COVID-19 can be found here.

 

Saying Goodbye

 Please know that when you leave campus, Ram Welcome Leaders, Transfer Transition Leaders and Resident Assistants will be working to help ease your student’s transition, but we also need your help in making this a successful transition for your student.   The inevitable goodbyes are hard and can be emotional.   Take cues from your student on how best to leave.

If your student is involved and ready to engage in the CSU community, do your best to match their happy tone, even though you may be hurting inside.  If your student is sad about your departure, remind your student about the next time you’ll see them.   Concrete dates give you and your student something to look forward to.  Will it be Homecoming and Family Weekend (October 6-10, 2021)?   Will you be able to come to campus for Labor Day Weekend?

If your student is feeling uncertain, it is likely because of the bevy of emotions that come with any transition.  Reinforce your belief in their success and remind them of their strengths.   Words of encouragement can go a long way in helping students to firmly plant themselves at CSU.

If you are feeling uncertain, check with your student about your agreed-upon time of departure.  Hold to that time because your student may feel torn between being with family and joining this new-found community of peers.   Long, drawn-out goodbyes are exhausting and rarely get easier as time passes.   Say your goodbyes, include those messages of love, support, and belief in their abilities and make that break for home.

 

Ram Welcome 2021 Q&A – CSU Health Network

What immunizations should my student have? 

  • Colorado state law requires every student to submit proof of two (2) measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)vaccinations or provide laboratory proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella.

Colorado state law also requires students living on campus in a residence hall to submit proof of meningococcal (ACWY) vaccination given within the last five (5) years.

 CSU will require COVID-19 vaccines for all students, faculty and staff for the Fall 2021 semester, conditioned upon full approval of one or more vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  First-year studentsnew transfer students, and new graduate students can currently voluntarily submit their COVID-19 vaccine record when completing the other new student immunization requirements.  More information on COVID vaccines for students can be found here:  https://covid.colostate.edu/kb/vaccinations-for-csu-faculty-staff-and-students/

The deadline to complete this requirement is Monday, August 23, 2021, the first day of classes. Students should submit their official immunizations records and a copy of their COVID-19 vaccine card online through the CSU Student Health Portal, your student’s online connection to their electronic health record. For more information and detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete this requirement, visit the Immunizations Requirement section  of the CSU Health Network website or call the CSU Health Network at (970) 491-7121.

Who can use the on-campus medical and counseling services provided by CSU Health Network?

  • CSU Health Network is every student’s home for health and well-being. All enrolled CSU students have full accessto the wide range of medical, counseling, and health education and prevention services, regardless of their health insurance plan.

What is the health insurance requirement?

  • Most major universities require students to carry health insurance as a way of protecting the student’s educational investment. Colorado State University requires domestic students taking six or more resident instruction credits and international students enrolled at any credit level to have health insurance that meets CSU, state, and federal regulations. Students must meet the health insurance requirement their first semester at CSU and every fall semester thereafter.

Visit the Health Insurance Requirement section of the CSU Health Network website for more information.

How do domestic students meet the health insurance requirement?

Domestic students must fulfill the health insurance requirement by going to the secure online Health Insurance waiver and enrollment portal  by Wednesday, September 8, 2021 and following these steps:

  • If you are considering an individual/family/employer/government plan to meet the health insurance requirement, we encourage you to do the following:
    • Ensure your plan meets CSU, state, and federal guidelines for health insurance coverage. More information at  https://health.colostate.edu/health-insurance-requirement/
    • Contact your insurance carrier in advance to see how your plan will cover visits to CSU Health Network. Use the following information:
      • CSU Health Network Tax ID#: 846000545
      • CSU Health Network NPI#: 1528156437
  • Go to the CSU Student Health Insurance Waiver/Election Portal at http://health.colostate.edu/insurancerequirement to access the secure online health insurance waiver portal.   You can access the secure online portal 3-4 business days after you register for six or more resident instruction credits.
  • Login in with your CSU student ID number, name, and date of birth.
  • Choose one of the following options:
    • WAIVE the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) by providing proof of a comparable health insurance plan. Enter the requested information from your health insurance card and the plan subscriber’s date of birth in the secure online form. Your waiver application will be audited with your insurance carrier to ensure the coverage is active and meets CSU, state, and federal requirements. Your waiver application is not complete until you receive an approval notification via email.
      OR
    • ENROLL in the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) by indicating your interest in the secure online formDo not wait.To ensure your student has access to their insurance benefits when plan coverage begins, you MUST enroll at least three weeks prior to the start of classes. Learn more about SHIP.

IMPORTANT: If you or your student does not take action by the deadline of Wednesday, September 8, 2021, your student’s account will be charged the fall semester premium for enrollment in the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan. There will be no refunds or reversals of charges after the deadline.

What insurance plans are accepted by the CSU Health Network?

CSU Health Network is an in-network provider with most major insurance carriers and can file claims with them. Students’ out-of-pocket costs are dependent on their health insurance plan benefits. Visit the Private Insurance Billing page on the CSU Health Network website for a list of insurance plans accepted by CSU Health Network. We highly recommend contacting your insurance carrier in advance to see how your plan will cover visits to the CSU Health Network.

The following information will be helpful when checking about coverage with your insurance carrier:

  • CSU Health Network Tax ID #: 846000545
  • CSU Health Network NPI #: 1528156437

Visit the https://health.colostate.edu/insurance-coverage-information/page for more details on how to check with your insurance coverage.

Insurance Billing and Payment – how does it work?

If your student has private insurance coverage, CSU Health Network will file claims with the student’s insurance carrier, and students are responsible for applicable co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles, and any non-covered charges. These charges will be applied to your student’s account through the Office of Financial Aid and can be paid through the RAMweb or in the billing department at the CSU Health Network. All students should bring a copy of their insurance card to every visit at the CSU Health Network. 

In addition, your student’s fees (part of CSU general student fees) provide access to a wide range of mental health support resources at no additional cost. Students should visit Counseling Services on the 3rd floor of the Health & Medical Center, and they’ll work together with them to find the resources that are best for their situation and needs. Learn more about CSU Health Network Counseling Services.

What is the RamCare Supplement Program?

Designed for students who have private health insurance coverage, RamCare is an inexpensive way to help cover out-of-pocket expenses, such as co-pays, co-insurance, or deductibles, related to the treatment of illness, injury, accident, or related services at the CSU Health Network. The cost is $125 per semester, and your student receives up to $1,500 per semester for coverage of medical services within the CSU Health Network, up to $200 per semester for prescriptions, and up to $50 per semester in “flex dollars”. RamCare is not an insurance product and is only for use at CSU Health Network. The deadline to enroll for the Fall 2021 semester is Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Visit the RamCare page on the CSU Health Network website for more information and to enroll.

 

Ram Welcome 2021 Q&A – Housing and Dining

Parents and Families of First Year Students

Residence Hall Move-In: Monday, Aug. 16 – Wednesday, Aug. 18, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Specific traffic and parking guidelines are being put in place for Move-In to make the process as seamless as possible. Your student will receive a hall-specific welcome/Move-In email with driving, parking, and check-in details, as well as a Move-In map, two weeks before Move-In.

Traffic patterns are different each year so please refer to the detailed driving and parking directions for each hall, as well as the Move-In map to ensure the most up-to-date details.  Here are some helpful reminders prior to Move-In day:

  • Be sure to review the online Move-In Information prior to your arrival on campus.
  • Sign up for a Move-In time slot, after receiving your hall assignment.
  • Label boxes and belongings with your name/room number to be sure all your things stay together.
  • Buying a lot of stuff for Move-In can be expensive and produces a lot of waste, so consider in advance what your student can rent instead of buy (i.e. micro fridge), what can be shared with a roommate, what may be nice but is not actually needed, and what you already have at home that will work great on campus. Remember that everything that comes to campus must also be removed at some point.
  • Loading zones will be available for unloading. After unloading vehicles, you will be directed to temporary or long-term parking to allow others to unload. CSU staff will be on site to direct and control traffic flow, as well as to assist you and give directions to your hall.

Parents and Families of Transfer, Adult Learners and Veterans

Residence Hall Move-In: Monday, Aug. 16 – Wednesday, Aug. 18, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Specific traffic and parking guidelines are being put in place for Move-In to make the process as seamless as possible. Your student will also receive a hall-specific welcome/move-in email next week with driving, parking, check-in details and a Move-In map, one week before Move-In.

Traffic patterns will be different this year so please refer to the detailed driving and parking directions for each hall as well as the Move In map to ensure the most up-to-date details.  Here are some helpful reminders prior to Move-In day:

  • Be sure to review the online Move-In Information prior to your arrival on campus.
  • Sign up for a Move-In time slot, after receiving your hall assignment.
  • Label boxes and belongings with your name/room number to be sure all your things stay together.
  • Buying a lot of stuff for Move-In can be expensive and produces a lot of waste, so consider in advance what your student can rent instead of buy (i.e. micro fridge), what can be shared with a roommate, what may be nice but is not actually needed, and what you already have at home that will work great on campus. Remember that everything that comes to campus must also be removed at some point.
  • Loading zones will be available for unloading. After unloading vehicles, you will be directed to temporary or long-term parking to allow others to unload. CSU staff will be on site to direct traffic and control traffic flow and to assist you and give directions to your hall.

FAQ’s

University Housing

My student has not received a roommate assignment yet – when might they find out?

The first round of room and roommate assignments went out via email on July 26th. We will continue to send out assignments on a rolling basis (in the order that they were received) until the halls open in August.

Can my student move in early?

August 16-18 are the official move in days for the residence halls. Please visit the Move-In Information page for details including reserving your specific move in time.

Some groups must be available on campus earlier than the rest of the students (marching band, fall athletes, etc.), and arrangements are being made by those specific departments.  If needed, other requests to arrive on August 14-15 can be submitted by contacting the University Housing office at housing@colostate.edu.  There is an added cost for early arrival.

I am not sure my student’s roommate is going to be a good fit. How do we go about getting an immediate room change?

The residence halls will open full this fall and roommate changes are not possible right away. Starting September 8, students may talk to their hall staff or our main Housing Office about submitting a roommate or room change request, based on availability.

University Housing seeks to pair roommates who have similar preferences, based on information provided on the Residence Hall Housing Application and/or via self-selection on RoomSync. Note: discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin is contrary to the purpose and policies of Colorado State University and violates the spirit and intent of the civil rights laws of Colorado.  For this reason, information of this kind is not requested on the Residence Hall Housing Application and is not taken into account when making roommate assignments.

We know it is common to check out a new roommate via social media. We remind students (and parents/family members) it has been our experience that students do not get a complete and accurate sense of who their roommate is based solely on a social media profile. We recommend your student contact their new roommate directly, get to know that person through conversations, and take the time to see how they will relate as roommates.

To assist students in successfully sharing a room, students will participate in the Roommate Success plan with their RA. If an unresolvable issue arises between your student and their roommate, they are encouraged to seek advice from their RA, Assistant Residence Director, Residence Director, or consult with the Student Resolution Center.

FAQ’s

First-Year Students Living Off Campus

If my student is not living in the residence halls, do I need to let the University know?

CSU requires all newly admitted first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 post-high school credits, who are single, under 21 years of age, and not living with their parents in the Fort Collins area, to live in the residence halls for the first two consecutive terms. First-year students wishing to reside off-campus with their parents or for reasons other than those listed above may request a special exemption, which must be approved by University Housing.  For more information on how to complete a Request for Exemption, please visit Housing & Dining Services.

 

Video Vignettes from Campus Partners

 

Ram Welcome may be different this year, but there is still plenty of ways our campus partners are looking to connect with you and your student! Below are many videos from all sorts of different offices around Colorado State University that provide tons of information. All you need to do is click the link provided (many are on YouTube, one is on Microsoft Stream).

 Housing and Dining Services: https://youtu.be/g1t3lKgKmcU

CSU Housing and Dining’s mission is to create the best living and learning experience in higher education. They create dynamic housing and dining experiences that enhance personal growth and global engagement. Click here for Housing’s website. Is your student also looking for on-campus employment with Residential Dining Services? Check out this article!

 Student Disability Center: https://youtu.be/xY1iIH0_lXg

 The Student Disability Center (SDC) provides support for students with both permanent and temporary disabilities. This can encompass physical disabilities,  chronic illness/health conditions, mental health conditions, learning disabilities, temporary disabilities. Student Disability Center provides accommodation services, support, education, and consultation for the campus community to ensure people with disabilities have a greater opportunity to achieve social justice and equity. Click here for the SDC’s website.

CSU Campus Recreation: https://youtu.be/pGX6-9YC4OQ

 Campus Recreation promotes healthy lifestyles by offering quality programs, facilities, and services to the CSU community in order to foster personal growth, leadership development, and student success in an environment that embraces individual differences. Click here for Campus Rec’s website.

The Office of Financial Aid: https://youtu.be/TkJTFP9jA8Q

The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) leads with a commitment to equity, access and success. OFA’s values are the embodiment of that commitment and our dedication to it. As a department, they are welcoming and supportive, finding ways to solve the puzzle of how you can pay for the costs of a college education. There is no one way. Individuals require individual attention. To that end, the OFA is here to show financial aid is more than just numbers on a page. Your journey is their journey, from the day you choose CSU as a potential school to the day you leave here, diploma in hand. Click here for the OFA’s website.

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGWOdFjgi4E

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) creates experiences to challenge and encourage one’s journey toward growth and the achievement of unique potential. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life believes in the process of helping students reach their true potential. OFSL believes the mission and vision will be achieved through infusing the following non-negotiables throughout their programs, services, and conversations with students. Click here for the OFSL’s website.

 

The Women and Gender Advocacy Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSyKt3CW1S8

“Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides programs and resources focusing on all genders, social justice, and interpersonal violence prevention. Additionally, WGAC provides advocacy and support for victims of sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment and relationship violence. Our purpose is to provide a safe and affirming space for the students we serve at Colorado State University, while supporting systemic change to end all forms of oppression within our community.” Click here for the WGAC’s website.

Office of the Registrar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Aqoy_X41E

CSU’s Office of the Registrar is who your student will contact for any questions regarding their diploma, course credits, previous credits taken at other institutions or any other transcript related issue. Click here for their website.

Parking and Transportation Office: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUV-ssWfbhY

CSU’s Parking and Transportation Office handles all of CSU’s transportation needs, including informing your students about all the great ways they can commute to campus or safely reach their destination around Fort Collins. Check their video out for more info, and click here for their website.

Career Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=743ej4BRNA8

The Career Center offers a wide range of services for CSU students and alumni including career exploration, networking, how to build great resumes and cover letters, grad school prep, and more! Check out the Career Center website here!

Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR5wNFP-2Fc

The Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office at Colorado State University provides an important link between students and their surrounding communities. SLiCE brings together student organizations, student leaders and student volunteers under one umbrella; making our campus a better community and a more involved place. Being involved in SLiCE programs allows students to enrich their academic and social experience at CSU. Click here to learn more about SLiCE through their website.

In Conclusion…

Once again, we want to welcome you to the Ram Family!   This newsletter is meant to provide you with helpful information to support your student as well as to act as a reminder of the many resources that CSU has available to support your student’s CSU experience.   Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Parent and Family Programs if you have questions!   Remember, we want to partner with you to support your student’s success!

Take care,

CSU Parent and Family Programs

Email:  vpsa_parentfamilyprograms@mail.colostate.edu

Phone:  970-491-6680

Website:  parentsandfamily.colostate.edu