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Events

Community Welcome Aug. 27

August 14, 2014

Colorado State University and the City of Fort Collins' Community Welcome is a cordial 'hello and welcome' to students settling into the community. This year, teams will be handing out 'The Art of Neighboring' brochure, a cool new tool that can help neighbors exchange contact information and learn a little more about one another.

An officer from ASCSU, Assistant Dean of Students Craig Chesson,  and a Fort Collins police officer walk a Campus West neighborhood as part of the CSU Community Welcome.Wednesday, August 27
4:30-8 p.m.
Drake Center/CSU environs

Keep an eye out for our volunteers

More than 200 volunteers -- CSU police, faculty, staff and students, and City of Fort Collins police, staff and long-term residents -- join together on August 27 for Community Welcome to usher in a new school year. The event is managed by CSU’s Off-Campus Life and the City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Services.  

Volunteers will visit more than 2,000 residences and will hand out “Art of Neighboring” brochures with information on how to be a good neighbor in our community.  These brochures encourage neighbors to meet each other and share contact information.

The value of knowing your neighbors

“We hope the ‘Art of Neighboring’ brochures will encourage students and long-term residents to engage early as new people move into the area,” said Emily Allen, community liaison for CSU and the City of Fort Collins.

“The Fort Collins community is ever evolving, and each year a neighborhood surrounding the university may look different. From encouraging people to meet face-to-face, to exchanging cell phone numbers so text messages may be sent, Community Welcome serves an essential role in reminding all residents the importance of communicating with your neighbors.”

Helpful tips

Other common neighborhood issues like noise, weeds, barking dogs and sidewalk snow removal are explained to help all neighbors stay clear of violating local ordinances and potential fines. Students living on CSU’s campus will receive information about neighborhood expectations before they move into the Fort Collins community.

“Our goal of distributing information on campus is to help students learn how to be a good neighbor when they move off campus,” said Jeannie Ortega, director of CSU’s Off-Campus Life.

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Contact: Off Campus Life
E-mail: ocl@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-2248