Move In 2018: Scenes from Ram Welcome

Move In at Colorado State University has begun for the 2018-19 academic year. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, students and their families started to converge on residence halls, bringing everything they will need – and probably lots they won’t – to make campus their home away from home. Staff and student volunteers are on hand to help with everything from finding residence halls and rooms to recycling boxes and fixing bikes. The CSU Photography team is out and about, capturing the sights of this busy and exciting time on campus. Check back every day through Sunday to watch how we all settle in for another year of learning, sharing and growing at CSU.

Move In continued with about 2,300 volunteers – including the CSU Rams football team – helping haul stuff into the halls on Thursday, before Ram Welcome kicked into high gear. Convocation at Moby Arena brought the Class of 2022 together for the first time, where President Tony Frank and others welcomed them to campus. Then they rejoined their families for a picnic and carnival on the Intramural Fields.

Friday was dedicated to learning more about campus, with a street fair full of information booths, cultural center open houses, a faith and belief fair, and lunch on the Monfort Quad. In addition to an evening of Ramapalooza fun at the Lory Student Center, video artist Colleen Plumb gave a short talk while projecting her larger-than-life images of elephants in captivity, “Thirty Times a Minute,” on the side of the Visual Arts building.

Saturday’s college explorations were topped off by the Rambunctious Pep Rally and the iconic photo of the Class of 2022 spelling out C-S-U at Canvas Stadium, and a Night at the Rec for some physical activity. All Rams were resting up and preparing for the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 20. Have a great semester!