Annual Celebrate! Colorado State festivities start in April

CAM the Ram will be at the the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center April 18 as part of Celebrate! Colorado State festivities for I Love CSU Day.

Colorado State University is hosting a series of events this spring celebrating the achievements of the campus community.

The annual events, starting in April and running through May, include Celebrate! Colorado State, I Love CSU Day and Celebrate! CSU Milestones.

May 9: Celebrate! Colorado State

Celebrate! Colorado State, an annual tradition established during the Yates administration, is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, from 10:30 a.m. — noon in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom. The annual CSU tradition was rescheduled due to inclement weather on April 10.

The awards ceremony celebrates the teaching, research and service achievements of students, alumni and friends, academic faculty, administrative professionals and classified staff.

The event will include naming recipients of the University’s highest honor for faculty – University Distinguished Professor – as well as the Monfort Professorships, established by the Monfort Family Foundation to recognize faculty who are rising stars in their fields.

Additionally, top faculty honors celebrate scholarship, through the Colorado State University Scholarship Impact Award, and teaching, through the Board of Governors Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Celebrate! Colorado State also recognizes contributions across the campus community in advising, leadership, campus diversity and inclusion, innovation and philanthropy, among other areas.

Recent Celebrate! Colorado State award winners

April 18: I Love CSU Day

All of Ram Nation – students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends – should wear green on Thursday, April 18, to show their love for their favorite school.

CAM the Ram will be at the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on I Love CSU  Day, while Alumni Association staff will be out and about with giveaways for people wearing their Rams green.

May 9: Celebrate! CSU Milestones


CSU employees with major anniversaries of service will be honored at the Celebrate! CSU Milestones on Thursday, May 9.

The reception, honoring employees who have achieved a decade or more of service, is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. in the LSC Grand Ballroom. This all-University event recognizes retirees and faculty and staff who are reaching milestones – 10, 15, 20, 25, etc. – during the 2018-19 fiscal year.

An invitation-only prereception for employees celebrating retirement and 35-plus years of service is slated for 3-4:30 p.m. that day in the LSC Longs Peak Room 302.

To ensure that all employees who have reached a milestone are included, and each name is accurately represented, the Office of CSU Events has provided a draft list of the honorees online for review. Take a moment to review the list, and report any corrections to the Office of CSU Events & Donor Engagement via email or by calling (970) 491-4601.