Please Note: This website will be continuously updated as schedules are finalized.  Additionally, students will receive more information via e-mail regarding their respective Ram Welcome schedules very soon! Ram Welcome activities will primarily be virtual in order to follow physical distancing and public health guidelines. Links to these sessions and your college sessions will be available in Canvas, starting Thursday, January 14th.

You can access your Virtual Ram Welcome from any browser, but for the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome. You can also view your Virtual Ram Welcome from any smart phone.  

To access Ram Welcome: 

1. Visit the following link: https://canvas.colostate.edu/  

2. Login using your eID and password  


International Students

All International Students will begin their Spring Ram Welcome experience on Thursday, January 14th.  Spring Ram Welcome for International Students will be a consist of small groups with Ram Welcome leaders, virtual interest sessions from multiple offices on campus, and things to do on your own time at CSU and the surrounding Fort Collins area!

Small group meetings will provide new students a way to connect with a current student leader, connect with their new student peers and learn more about Colorado State University.  Links to presentations and small group sessions will be provided to students via Canvas. Small group information includes:

  • Welcome messages from university leadership
  • Learning about CSU traditions
  • Discussing how to prepare for classes
  • Learning what it means to be a part of the CSU Community, and more. 

Students will receive information about how to access these virtual small group meetings a few days prior to Ram Welcome.  In addition to the virtual small group meetings, students will be provided with a variety of things to do on their own to connect to the university throughout the week. 


Ram Welcome programming available to ALL International students (both on and off-campus students) throughout January 14 – January 15, 2021:

Spring Ram Welcome consists of the following:  

  • Virtual Ram Orientation for International Students- January 14 – 9:00am-12:00pm (MST)– You will hear from offices on campus about how to be academically successful in a U.S. class environment, learn about academic integrity expectations at CSU, hear about dining and dietary options, and have a chance to hear from current international students and ask them your questions.
  • Ram Welcome Small Group Meeting- OPTION 1: Thursday, January 14 – 3:00pm-4:30pm (MST) or OPTION 2: Thursday, January 14- 6:00pm-7:30pm (MST)– Small group meetings will provide new students a way to connect with a current student leader, connect with their new student peers and learn more about Colorado State University.  Links to small group sessions will be provided to students via their Canvas (similar to Virtual Ram Orientation). Small group information includes:
    • Welcome messages from university leadership
    • Learning about CSU traditions
    • Discussing how to prepare for classes
    • Learning what it means to be a part of the CSU Community, and more. 
  • Scheduled Virtual College/Department Welcome Activities for all new students. Students will participate in sessions specific to their college/major. Please find the links for your college session on your Canvas Ram Welcome page:
    • Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering – Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:00 am
    • College of Business – Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:30 pm
    • Warner College of Natural Resources – Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:00 am
    • College of Agricultural Sciences – Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:00 am
    • College of Natural Sciences – Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm
    • College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences – Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:00 am
    • Undeclared Students – Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm
    • College of Liberal Arts – Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:00 am
    • College of Health and Human Sciences – Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11:00 am
  • Pick-up your Ram Welcome Materials. Students can pick up their Ram Welcome Materials (or choose to have them mailed) after the week of February 1st. These materials include students’ For-Ever-Green T-shirt, a gift from ASCSU, giveaways from students’ academic colleges and departments and more! More information on how students will be able to pick up these items (or have them mailed) will be provided at a later date on our website and sent to student email addresses.
  • Virtual Interest Sessions.  A series of webinars with various campus offices. 
  • A variety of things for students to engage in on their own Students will be provided a list of activities and links to complete activities during Spring Ram Welcome. 

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