As students leave campus during the summer months, CSU uses the variety of available spaces to host conferences and summer camps. Throughout the residence halls, common areas, and campus-wide facilities, on any given summer day you can see conference and camp attendees of all ages enjoying the Colorado views and lifestyle.
For summer 2015, CSU Conference & Event Services has 87 conference groups confirmed to stay on campus, which includes more than 15,000 guests staying overnight in 10 residence halls. The largest conference this year, with 5,000 attendees, is Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), with their main staff on campus from July 12-22. CRU has been a CSU regular for many years, holding a big conference on campus every other summer.
Conference & Event Services conference coordinators work with meeting and event planners to provide a variety of service packages and programs to meet the needs of the visiting groups. Whether the group is passing through for a one-night stay with the popular MS 150 bike tour, or for a week or more through one of the many youth sports and music camps, overnight guests are treated to CSU’s fabulous accommodations, facilities, and campus and local amenities.
Ram Orientation/summer school/summer guest housing
Aside from the conference side of summer campus activity, Braiden and Parmelee halls are both bustling with various overnight groups. Braiden is home to Ram Orientation — a summer orientation program for new, incoming CSU students who often bring their parents, families or guests. Ram Orientation runs from June 9- July 16.
Parmelee Hall is abuzz with summer school students who are on campus for 4-, 8-, and 12-week terms. During the summer months, Parmelee is also host to CSU Summer Guest Housing. For the fourth year in a row, CES is offering suite-style accommodations for anyone wishing to stay on campus for one night, several nights, or even an extended stay of 28 nights or more, May 24 – Aug. 8.
In past years, this was available only to those who were visiting on CSU business. This summer, in response to a saturated rental market in Northern Colorado, CES is extending this program to anyone who is affiliated with a research, education, or outreach purpose (not necessarily associated with CSU), including students interning with local businesses.
For a single room rate of $60 per night ($85 double) – you can’t beat the accommodations and amenities. Two rooms share a bath, with a mix of single and double occupancy options. Rates include linens, parking, Wi-Fi and cable, and one dining center meal per person per night stay. Guests may drop in to the Rec Center for $5 per visit, or walk/catch the Max bus for a night out in Old Town.
For more information on summer conferences or the Summer Guest Housing programs, contact CES via email or phone at (970) 491-6222.