We look forward to welcoming you to CSU! All new students are expected to participate in Ram Welcome!  Scroll down to find the schedule that best applies to you as an on-campus, off-campus, or remote first-year student. Students will receive more information and a final Ram Welcome schedule in early August.

** Please note:  All students enrolled in Chem 111, Life 102, Calculus and Pre-Calculus will have required virtual sessions assigned to them to attend based off move-in day throughout Ram Welcome.  More information will be found on students’ individual Ram Welcome schedules when provided.**


First-Year Students Living On-Campus

Move-In Days: Monday, August 16- Wednesday, August 18

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 16th will have Ram Welcome small group sessions beginning on Tuesday August 17; students who move in on Tuesday, August 17th will have small group sessions beginning Wednesday, August 18th; and students who move in on Wednesday, August 18th will have small group sessions beginning Thursday, August 19th. Ram Welcome programming for all first-year students together will begin in the afternoon on Thursday, August 19 and will continue throughout the weekend. Below is a tentative Ram Welcome schedule for First-Year Students Living On-Campus:

On Your Move-In Day

TimeActivityLocation
Various TimesRam Welcome Check-In/Residence Hall Move-InYour Residence Hall
Various TimesLunch on Your Own
4:30pmResidence Hall Floor Meetings followed by Dinner with your Resident AssistantYour Residence Hall Floor
Various TimesEvening ProgrammingVarious

The Day After You Move In

TimeActivityLocation
Various TimesBreakfast on Your Own
10:00am-12:00pmSmall Group Meeting #1 w/ Your Ram Welcome LeaderVarious
12:00pm-1:30pmLunch on Your OwnResidence Hall Dining Centers
1:30pm-3:30pmSmall Group Meeting #2 w/ Your Ram Welcome LeaderVarious

Thursday, August 19th

TimeActivityLocation
4:30pmSmall Group Meeting #3 w/ Your Ram Welcome LeaderVarious
Various TimesDinner on Your OwnResidence Hall Dining Centers
5:00pm-10:00pmNight @ the RecRec Center
6:00pm-11:00pmRam Welcome CarnivalIntramural (IM) Fields

Friday, August 20th

TimeActivityLocation
TBDTo-Go Breakfast and Small Group Meeting #4 w/ Your Ram Welcome LeaderVarious
10:00amConvocationCanvas Stadium
Various TimesCollege Welcome ActivitiesVarious
11:30am-1:30pmLunch & Ram Welcome Street FairUnder Clark B & Monfort Quad
Various TimesDinner on Your OwnResidence Hall Dining Centers
6:00pm-10:00pmRamapaloozaLory Student Center & West Lawn

Saturday, August 21st

TimeActivityLocation
10:00amWe Are CSU: Small Group Meeting #5 w/ Ram Welcome LeaderVarious
Various TimesLunch on Your OwnResidence Hall Dining Centers
11:00am-1:00pmWe RideGreen Hall
Various TimesDinner on Your OwnResidence Hall Dining Centers
6:30pm-7:00pmIt’s Time to Get Ram ReadyResidence Halls
7:30pm-8:30pmRambunctious Pep RallyCanvas Stadium
8:30pm-10:30pmMovie Night in Canvas Stadium w/ Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall HonoraryCanvas Stadium
8:30pm-10:00pmCSU Traditions w/ the CSU Alumni AssociationIris & Michael Smith Alumni Center

Sunday, August 22nd

TimeActivityLocation
9:00am-10:30amHike to the “A”Bus Pickup from the Lory Student Center Transit Station
2:30pm-3:30pmClass QuestCheck with your Ram Welcome Leader for the location
Various TimesResidence Hall Floor Meeting with Resident AssistantYour Residence Hall Floor

First-Year Students Living Off-Campus

First-year students who live off-campus will have two options to begin their Ram Welcome experience, a virtual welcome event and an in-person event.  Below is a tentative Ram Welcome schedule for First-Year Students Living Off-Campus:

Tuesday, August 17th

TimeActivityLocation
Option 1: 6:00pm-7:30pmOff-Campus Student Welcome and Small Group MeetingsVirtual Session Only

Thursday, August 19th

TimeActivityLocation
12:30pmRam Welcome Check-In
Option 2: 1:00pm-4:00pmOff-Campus Student Welcome & Small Group MeetingsVarious
Various TimesDinnerResidence Hall Dining Centers
5:00pm-10:00pmNight @ the RecRec Center
6:00pm-11:00pmRam Welcome CarnivalIntramural (IM) Fields

Friday, August 20th

TimeActivityLocation
TBDTo-Go Breakfast and Small Group Meeting w/ Your Ram Welcome LeaderVarious
10:00amConvocationCanvas Stadium
Various TimesCollege Welcome ActivitiesVarious
11:30am-1:30pmLunch & Ram Welcome Street FairUnder Clark B & Monfort Quad
TBDClass QuestVarious Locations
Various TimesOff-Campus Student DinnerResidence Hall Dining Centers
6:00pm-10:00pmRamapaloozaLory Student Center & West Lawn

Saturday, August 21st

TimeActivityLocation
10:00amWe Are CSU: Small Group Meeting w/ Ram Welcome LeaderVarious
Various TimesOff-Campus Student LunchResidence Hall Dining Centers
11:00am-1:00pmWe RideGreen Hall
Various TimesOff-Campus Student Dinner Residence Hall Dining Centers
6:30pm-7:00pmIt’s Time to Get Ram ReadyResidence Halls
7:30pm-8:30pmRambunctious Pep RallyCanvas Stadium
8:30pm-10:30pmMovie Night in Canvas Stadium w/ Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall HonoraryCanvas Stadium
8:30pm-10:00pmCSU Traditions w/ the CSU Alumni AssociationIris & Michael Smith Alumni Center

Additional Opportunities:

DayTimeActivityLocation
Sunday, August 22nd 9:00am-10:30amHike to the “A”Bus Pickup from the Lory Student Center Transit Station

For more information, contact Orientation and Transition Programs at orientation@colostate.edu, (970) 491-6011 or use the live chat function on this website.