Once the newest Rams on campus – first-year and transfer students – have completed Ram Orientation and moved into their residence halls, it’s time to explore all that Colorado State University has to offer. And that’s a lot.
To see it all, download the Experience CSU app from the App Store or Google Play; there’s also a link to the Guide on the Ram Welcome web page. Check out the Parent and Family Guide, too.
The Guide not only lists the complete schedule of Ram Welcome events, It provides helpful campus information, CSU pride and traditions, what you can find in the Lory Student Center, and some of the great things to do in your first 50 days on campus to make your first year successful. International students can find additional information especially helpful for navigating the American university experience.
Ram Welcome starts Thursday afternoon with a mandatory meeting with resident assistants and Ram Welcome leaders, who will explain what to expect during the next four days before leading the way to Moby Arena for Convocation. This is where all first-year and transfer students will be welcomed to the Ram Family by CSU President Joyce McConnell and members of her cabinet.
Pro tip for parents and friends: Convocation is for students only, but it will be livestreamed, too – find the link at the Ram Welcome page.
After Convocation, students meet up with family for a welcome picnic dinner and carnival on the Intramural Fields behind Moby.
Highlights of Friday events include the street fair and lunch on Monfort Quad and under the B-wing bridge of the Clark Building. Then at 7 p.m., the fun moves to Lory Student Center for Ramapalooza – live performances, casino games, laser tag, free food, prizes and a great time for all.
Saturday is devoted to learning about what it means to be part of the CSU community, leading up to the ever-popular Rambunctious Pep Rally and taking this year’s C-S-U class photo at Canvas Stadium. Night @ the Rec offers a chance to get physical at CSU’s award-winning Student Recreation Center.
Sunday is the last day before classes begin. You can start with a hike to the “A” or take in a soccer game, or just get to know your roommates and fellow Rams better.
Welcome to the Ramily!