What new students can expect for Fall 2022 campus Move-In Week

Parents and students at Move In
Move In 2022

Move-In Week is always a busy time on campus, but this year may be a tad busier with the large number of new first-year students arriving on campus.

To ease the transition, one week before Move In, students receive a “Welcome” email specific to their hall, providing information about preparing to arrive on campus, and for their specific Move In day. The majority of students move into the halls Aug. 15-17, and into Aggie Village apartments August 17-21, with the first day of each period being the busiest.

Preparing to come to campus

  • Students moving into the halls and apartments sign up for Move In time slots.
  • All CSU students are required to have a RamCard (student ID) and need it to access their on-campus meal plan as well as other campus services rampix.colostate.edu/.
  • Rooms come furnished, and students (and parent/families) must remember that what is moved in must eventually be moved out. Check out some tips on what to bring.
  • Whether or not students choose to bring a vehicle, there are many alternative transportation options available to get around town. After moving in, parking permits are required on CSU grounds, and spots fill up quickly. Visit pts.colostate.edu/ for details.
  • More than 80% of CSU students bring a bike, which must be registered with the CSU Police Department (CSUPD) to ride/park on campus. Register at police.colostate.edu/register-your-bike/ (preferred), or in person at CSUPD or The Spoke.
  • For students who still need to get their COVID-19 vaccine, two vaccine clinics are being held on campus at Moby Arena during Move In week: Thursday, Aug. 19, and Friday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. Instructions on making an appointment and uploading vaccination records, as well as a list of frequently asked questions are available online.
Eco Leaders breaking down boxes

Eco Leaders break down cardboard boxes for recycling. Fort Collins law prohibits throwing cardboard in the trash. Styrofoam recycling is also available during Move In only.

Move In day

  • Driving directions have been provided to all new incoming students prior to arrival as well as a link to CSU’s interactive Move In map to navigate campus. Because there are several ways to get to each hall and Aggie Village, following these directions helps ensure a smoother drive into town and to the correct lot to unload.
  • Visitors should be prepared for heavier traffic than usual in and around Fort Collins, and be mindful of pedestrians, scooters, and bicyclists who also use the lanes and sidewalks.
  • Upon arrival, residents are directed to unload vehicles in a 30-minute express unloading area. Volunteers are on site to assist with unloading. Vehicles must be moved from this area once unloaded. If guests bring a separate vehicle, they are asked to park one vehicle in the express unloading area and the other in a nearby temporary Move-In lot.
  • The Dining Centers are open for lunch – two on the south side of main campus and two on the north side. Water bottle filling stations and drinking fountains are in each hall and around campus. Meal plans are only valid in Residential Dining locations. Mobile ordering for pick-up through Grubhub is also available at several locations on campus as part of the meal plan; the Durrell Center can be accessed through Grubhub ordering only. The Grubhub app must be downloaded for ordering.
  • Parents/legal guardians may join their student for a free meal during Move In week. Students can also utilize their bonus/flex meals for other guests and friends.
  • Sustainability matters! CSU encourages the responsible disposal of packing materials at the waste stationsoutside each hall – Fort Collins law prohibits throwing cardboard in the trash. Styrofoam recycling is also available at waste stations during Move In only. For more information, visit the CSU Waste Sorting Guide.

Team effort

CSU staff across campus wear many hats during this time, pitching in anywhere and everywhere to ensure that students arrive and move in as smoothly as possible. Housing & Dining Services (HDS) staff clear their calendars to be available to help in multiple ways.

“It’s not uncommon to see the Environmental Services staff making a big push to clean and prepare rooms for Move In, and then shifting gears to help run elevators, check-out carts, and respond to issues that may need attention,” said John Malsam, associate director of University Housing. “The same holds true for the maintenance staff and others from HDS Facilities who have been changing filters, delivering furniture, completing inspections, and making repairs, and then shifting focus to managing traffic and unloading vehicles, setting-up/tearing down of added signage, and being prepared to respond to concerns in many areas. And all of this with a smaller staff roster than we’ve had in previous years.”

Families helping students move in

Families help students move in to the residence halls.

Dining details

Check out the new and improved offerings from CSU Residential Dining Services (RDS):

  • The Aspen Grill, now called The Stateroom, has temporarily been relocated from the Lory Student Center (LSC) to the Durrell Center, while the LSC is undergoing renovations. It will be open beginning Sept. 12, Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This living laboratory, in partnership with CSU’s Hospitality Management program, is a student-run classroom concept that offers a full-service restaurant experience.
  • Grubhub ordering – Mobile ordering continues at CSU. Visit the website for more information on using your meal swipes through Grubhub.Check out all dining options at housing.colostate.edu/dining/hours-explore..
  • Self-checkout at Ram’s Horn – This is a new concept next to the front desk in Academic Village Commons, beginning later in the Fall. It is “Unattended 24/7 Vending” where convenience items (snacks, drinks, etc.) can be purchased using a self-checkout register. Only Ram Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted.
  • Registered dietitian – Free nutrition counseling from the RDS registered dietitian nutritionist is available to those who live on-campus. Contact Kara McIver at eatwell.colostate.edu.
  • Additional meal period – Late lunch from 2 – 3:59 p.m. daily has added back to the dining schedule.
  • Breakfast added back – ‘All-you-care-to-eat’ breakfast at Braiden Hall returns.

For more information on Move In through Housing & Dining Services, please visit housing.colostate.edu.