August 2021

The next part of your orientation experience is to engage in Ram Welcome! All new students are expected to participate in Ram Welcome.

Build upon your orientation experience and begin your successful adjustment to Colorado State University by exploring academic programs, engaging with faculty and staff, learning about the many services available to support your college experience, becoming part of the CSU campus community, connecting with other new and current students, learning traditions and discovering what it means to be a CSU Ram! The Ram Welcome program is a campus-wide coordinated effort that brings the entire campus community together to welcome new students at the start of each semester.

Ram Welcome will have in-person components to the program for Fall 2021 following local health guidance and will continue to offer virtual components as necessary. Please note: The Ram Welcome program will follow current public health guidelines and make any changes to the program plan necessary to follow those guidelines on the days of Ram Welcome.

How to Access Your Individualized Ram Welcome Schedule (Beginning Monday, August 16)
You can access your Ram Welcome Schedule from any browser, but for the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome. You can also view your specific Ram Welcome Schedule from any smart phone.
The information listed in the Canvas shell may change for your Ram Welcome session, including if you changed your major over the summer. We are working on making sure all the information is accurate. If you notice something that does not look right please contact us.
To access Ram Welcome:

  1. Visit the following link: https://canvas.colostate.edu/
  2. Login using your eID and password

Ram Welcome Schedules:

First-Year Students
First-year students who live on campus will begin their Ram Welcome experience the day after they move into the halls. For example, students who move in on Monday, August 16 will have Ram Welcome small group sessions beginning on Tuesday August 17, students who move in on Tuesday, August 17 will have small group sessions beginning Wednesday, August 18 and students who move in on Wednesday, August 18 will have small group sessions beginning Thursday, August 19. First-Year Off-Campus Students will begin their Ram Welcome experience Thursday, August 19. Ram Welcome programming for all first-year students together will begin in the afternoon on Thursday, August 19 and will continue throughout the weekend.

Transfer Students, Adult Learners and Student Veterans
Transfer Students, Adult Learners and Student Veterans will begin their Ram Welcome experience on Thursday, August 19.

International Students
International Orientation and Ram Welcome for international students will begin on Thursday, August 19 and continue throughout the weekend.

Parents & Families
There will be parent and family opportunities for engagement with the university during Ram Welcome on move-in days August 16-18.


If you have any questions, please contact us at orientation@colostate.edu, at (970) 491-6011 or use the live chat during business hours.