There are a lot of ways to participate in Ram Welcome 2020. Whenever you have time outside of your scheduled small groups, we encourage you to participate in the events listed below. Whenever you’re engaging in activities, be sure to take pictures and post them using #RamWelcome2020!

If you are living on campus, be on the lookout for nightly virtual programming in the residence halls!

Virtual Interest Sessions

Check out these interest sessions to hear from a variety of offices and groups across campus! Descriptions, links, and times are below. Virtual interest sessions are offered during Ram Welcome each afternoon between 2:15pm-4:15pm.

Campus Recreation Information

All of the content listed below can be accessed through the Campus Recreation website at this link: or through the Campus Recreation Instagram account @csurec

General Info, Facilities, and Aquatics

Sport Clubs

Intramural Sports (IMs)

Outdoor Programs and Climbing Wall


Starting Your Semester Strong

Join The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) to learn about ways to be a successful student this semester and to hear about different ways TILT can support you!

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Join the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life for a brief presentation about the benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority at Colorado State University. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session. 

#DoSomethingCSU: An Introduction to Involvement

This session provides an overview on how to make the most of your time as a CSU Ram by introducing you to different ways to Do Something and become involved on campus. Find ways to be engaged, build relationships, and enhance your CSU experience.

Research Survival Skills: The Morgan Library

In this session, you’ll be meeting with CSU Librarians to learn about some tools for doing academic research. We’ll talk about how to access library resources (whether you’re learning online or in-person), how to get started with your research, and how to get help from some of our awesome librarians. 

Where Will Your Future Lead? We Can Help!: Career Center

Join us to hear an overview of Career Center services!

Do You Want to be a Teacher? Teacher Licensure at CSU

Wondering how to become a teacher? Staff from CSU’s Center for Educator Preparation will help you understand the process.

  • Thursday, 8/20            2:15pm-2:45pm          Join us on Microsoft Teams          
Queer-ientation: with the Pride Resource Center

The Pride Resource Center is the main destination for CSU LGBTQ+ students to build community and find support while expanding their understanding of sexual/romantic orientation, gender identity, and gender expression amongst other intersecting identities. Join us for Queer-ientation to get connected to the many virtual resources offered by the Pride Resource Center and  have your questions answered by returning LGBTQ+ students regarding the ins and outs of the CSU experience.  A second session will be hosted on Tuesday, Aug 25th from 4-5 PM. Email with questions of accommodation requests.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Ambassador Chat

Have questions about joining a fraternity or sorority? Visit and click on the Chat with Us icon in the bottom right corner of the homepage to connect with students and staff from the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life


  • Tuesday, 8/18             3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, 8/19        3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Thursday, 8/20            3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Friday, 8/21                 3:30pm-5:00pm
Involvement Advising Drop-In 101

Do you want to Do Something and are interested in getting involved on campus? Join your fellow peers and gain insight from our Involvement Advisors on ways to find community, engage around shared interests or identities, build friendships, learn skills outside the classroom, and more!

All New Students

  • Tuesday, 8/18             2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Wednesday, 8/19        2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Thursday, 8/20            2:15pm-3:15pm

Transfer Students Only

  • Friday, 8/21                 2:15pm-3:15pm
Campus Recreation Ram Welcome Week 2020 Offerings

All of the content listed below can be accessed through the Campus Recreation website at this link: or through the Campus Recreation Instagram account @csurec

DateTimeProgramZoom Link
Monday, 8/173:30pmGeneral Info, Facilities and Aquatics
Tuesday, 8/183:30pmSport Clubs
Wednesday, 8/193:30pmIMs
Thursday, 8/203:30pmOutdoor Program and Climbing Wall
  • On-Demand Opportunities Available on the Web Page:
    • Recorded Fitness Classes
    • Sport Club Info Sessions (schedule and links available on website)
    • IM scavenger hunt for the chance to win a free IM Membership for the fall semester
    • Outdoor Programs content including a how to guide for hiking to the “A” safely
    • Recordings of each spotlight session, after they happen
    • Facility Tour video
  • Other opportunities:
    • Program-Specific Instagram Story Takeovers corresponding with each spotlight session
Upload photos to the Ram Welcome 2020 Mosaic

Be part of the class picture tradition–in a new way this year! Visit our 2020 Mosaic page for information on how to submit and upload a picture or two!

Participate in GooseChase game to win prizes!

Interested in getting to know campus better while also having a chance to win fun prizes? Participate in a GooseChase game/mission! Check out our GooseChase page for information on how to participate!

Bike Registration

If you brought a bike to campus, this is a great place to start.

  • The online registration is accessible through the PD’s website at
  • BIKE REGISTRATION (The Customer How To’s):
  • Watch the video on the PD’s website that walks through how to fill out the online registration form (where to find the serial number and make and model for both a bicycle and an e-scooter) and where to affix the registration sticker 
  • Complete the online form and submit it online
    • PD staff will then prep an envelope that includes the booklet of rules and regulations, the registration sticker, information about CSUMoves and info about The Spoke
    • PD staff will bill the $10.00 fee to the student/staff’s
  • Customers will receive an email telling them how and when they should specifically pick up their registration envelope from the PD. 
    • For registration forms that are submitted with questionable information (i.e. Serial number issues)– These people will be asked to bring their bikes so that my team can obtain the correct information
Take a Bike Tour of Campus

Interested in seeing some cool areas of Fort Collins via bike? Check out Ram Welcome Bike Resources through Parking and Transportation Services to see 3 routes that will get you to Old Town, Roland Moore Park, and City Park!

CSU Moves Bike Education Module

Prepare for fall and earn $10 Ram Cash: Take the CSU Moves training to learn about your local transportation options and key strategies for navigating campus safely and efficiently!

You @ CSU
  • Be sure to complete the YOU@CSU virtual orientation  – This short welcome experience will walk you through a handful of interactive well-being tips while orienting you to the value of the YOU tool. 
  • YOU@CSU Virtual Orientation:
  • In early September, YOU@CSU will launch a new interface with exciting new functionality to help you create an even more personalized digital experience. Upon creating or returning to your account, you’ll be guided to select interest areas, confidentially share information, and personalize your content. Home page widgets will help you get the most out of YOU@CSU assessments, content, and goals. Plus a new explore page will assist the navigation of thousands of pieces of relevant content to easily serve up the right resource at the right time. 
Run Campus 5K Route

Interested in getting to know campus better? Dust off your running shoes and head to the Oval for a self-paced 5K Route around campus! Click on the link below to see the route!

Make sure you take a picture and post it using #RamWelcome2020Virtual5k


Hike the “A”

It’s hard to miss the giant “A” that adorns the foothills just west of town. The “A” stands for “Aggies,” which was CSU’s mascot before we became the Rams. Hiking to the “A” will engage you in this nearly century-old tradition as well as give you great views of Fort Collins and the Horsetooth Reservoir. For information about the hike, click the link below:

Hike the A

Hike Natural Areas in Fort Collins

Fort Collins has beautiful natural areas all around. If you’re interested in starting to explore those, check out the link below containing information about different areas and ideas of where you can start!

Hike Nearby Natural Areas

Grab’n’Grow with NRHH and RHA (On-Campus Students)


  • About the event: 
    • Students will get a “goodie bag” that contains one succulent, and one terracotta pot
    • Inside the bag/box there will be information about hall council, how to get involved in NRHH & RHA, and some merch from the orgs. 
    • This event will act as a RLP tabling event, in which we market our organizations and tell students how they can get involved. 
  • Important info: In order to uphold University social distancing and COVID-19  guidelines, we ask that all students wear a mask when coming to pick up their succulent, and that students stay at least six feet away from each other at all times. In order to limit the amount of students in one space, we have a large window in which students can come get a succulent. Again, we ask students to respect social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines and to be considerate of those around them.


Durrell Center, Rooms B & C


Saturday, 8/22 3:00pm – 6:00pm


Students living in residence halls

Decorate with the Ram Welcome Decoration Pack

Download, print, and decorate with this packet of CSU-themed decorations!