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CSU Summer Session: Shorter terms allow flexibility

Summer Session at CSU is an opportunity for students to complete coursework in 4-, 8-, 12-week and varying-length terms. Students surveyed favor completing fewer credits in a shorter time frame and accelerating their academic progress. Courses are adaptable to students’ needs with online and campus options. Summer classes can be a great time for students to recover lost credits, get …

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Where in the world will your student be next semester?

Education abroad – the opportunity to live and learn outside of the United States — is a life-changing opportunity with enormous benefits for CSU students that include enhancing their studies, better preparing them for their careers, and engaging them as citizens of the world. This year CSU sent nearly 1,700 students to over 80 countries for study, research, internships, service …

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Conversations to Have With Your Student Leading Up to Graduation

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, that can only mean one thing: graduation is right around the corner. Your student is juggling their first round of tests, planning one last spring break, and looking for a post-graduation job, but what else should your student be focusing on leading up to graduation? The CSU Alumni Association is …

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Living On Campus Is A Great Option For Returning Students – Deadline Extended!

Has your student finalized their housing plans for next year? If not, there’s still time for current hall residents to complete their returning-student application to live in the halls again next year. The application deadline has been extended from February 28 to March 31, and premium spaces for returning students are still available. Housing in the residence halls is guaranteed …

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Welcome to Spring Semester!

Dear Parents and Families, We are excited to be welcoming students back to campus this week for the start of another semester! Although we all enjoyed some time away from campus this winter break, we prefer the campus to be lively and active with students rushing to class, filling the library and eating in the residence halls. Our staff always …

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Mental Health Support Resources For Your Student

By Kate Hagdorn, CSU Health Network Throughout the year, students can experience difficulties that may show up in your interactions with them. Your role is integral in supporting their well-being, and your encouragement and referrals make a difference. By paying student fees, your student has access to a wide range of mental health support resources, including Counseling Services, provided by …

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Year 2 @ CSU

Written by Courtney Conrad, Coordinator, Orientation and Transition Programs As students return this spring semester, we hope to provide them with the opportunity to reflect on purpose and make meaning out of what they are experiencing in college. The second year allows students to seek out new opportunities on campus, new connections, new peer relationships, new confidence in who they …

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Starting the Process: Off-Campus Living

Jenn Rieskamp is the Community Liaison Specialist with Off-Campus Life at Colorado State University and Neighborhood Services at the City of Fort Collins.  Jenn can be reached by e-mail at jenn.rieskamp@colostate.edu or by calling 970-491-6707.   With the spring semester already underway, there’s a good chance that you may be wondering where your student wants to live next year, who …

Ram Connection: a Newsletter from the CSU Parent and Family Board

The Ram Connection is a newsletter developed by the CSU Parent and Family Board and meant to be a resource for all CSU parents and family members.  The CSU Parent and Family Board is comprised of CSU parents and family members, from around the U.S., who work closely with the University to enhance efforts to support CSU Parents and Family …