Connecting students with long-term residents

Colorado State University and the city of Fort Collins team up every year to knock on doors and welcome new students to town as well as chat with long term residents to promote neighborliness.

More than 200 volunteers — CSU police, faculty, staff and students, and City of Fort Collins police, staff and long-term residents — joined together Aug. 27 to usher in a new school year through the annual Community Welcome event.

The event, which has volunteers visiting more than 2,000 residences, encourages students and long-tern residents to be neighborly by meeting each other and sharing contact information.

The event also explains city ordinances, covering topics like noise, weeds, barking dogs and sidewalk snow removal to prevent students and long-term residents from getting potential fines.

The event is managed by CSU’s Off-Campus Life and the City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Services.