Scenes from 2018 Community Open House on Aug. 4

Photos by Joe Mendoza, CSU Photography

More than 5,000 people spent part of their Saturday visiting Colorado State University, as campus invited the Fort Collins community to the sixth annual Community Open House at Canvas Stadium on Aug. 4.

“This is one way the university lets the community know that we are a resource for everyone,” said Stacy Grant, director of RamTrax Visitor Services for CSU. “The Community Open House offers a perfect time for local residents to experience campus.”

The three-hour open house featured activities for the whole family, from kids face-painting to stadium snacks, Old Aggie Lager on tap at the New Belgium Porch to free live music from local bands Porlolo and Mama Lenny and the Remedy. The various colleges that make up CSU were on hand to talk about their research and academic programs, the Rams offered a sneak peek at the upcoming football season with a warm-up and scrimmage, and there were free frozen treats for everyone.

“My favorite part of this event is when we can introduce longtime Fort Collins residents to someplace they may have never been before – campus – and show them that CSU is not only a good neighbor, but also that they can take advantage of what we have to offer,” Grant added.