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Events

Ram Welcome Aug. 22-25

August 7, 2013

Ram Welcome is an orientation and transition program for all new first-year and transfer students.

Ram Welcome: One of CSU's biggest traditions

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New first-year students will meet their Ram Welcome Leader and learn everything they need to know about becoming a Ram.

The outdoor picnic takes place on the Intramural Fields and allows students the chance to get to know one another.

Getting a caricature of yourself is just one of the neat things students can do during Ramapalooza.

Students are officially welcomed to the university by CSU officials during Convocation .

Ramapalooza includes live comedy and music performances, casino night, caricature artists, crafts, food and prizes.

Ram Welcome kicks off after students have moved in and attended their first floor meeting.

Students have the opportunity to check out neat study programs, student services and student organizations at CSU's Street Fair.

Tickets often sell out quickly for the New Student and Family Picnic with the CSU Alumni Association.

The Carnival and President's Concert includes games, snacks, carnival rides and live music.

 

Ram Welcome 2013

All new first-year and transfer students attend Ram Welcome or Transfer Ram Welcome before classes begin. It builds upon the summer orientation experience (including Preview, Next Step and CSU Connect) for new students once they have arrived on campus. Ram Welcome begins on Thursday, Aug. 22, and continues throughout the weekend.

Ram Welcome 2013 will help new students:

  • Explore academic programs and meet faculty and staff
  • Learn about the many services available to support your college experience
  • Become part of the CSU community
  • Connect with new and current CSU students
  • Learn traditions and discover what it means to be a CSU Ram!

Building a community of Rams

Ram Welcome for new first-year students begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, after students have moved into their residence halls and attended their floor meeting. Off-campus first-year students attend the Office Campus Student Welcome at 4 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. Transfer Ram Welcome begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, with the Transfer, Veteran and Adult Learner Welcome in the Lory Student Center Theatre.

At 4:30 p.m., new first-year students will meet their Ram Welcome Leader and learn everything they need to know about when and where to be for Ram Welcome.

From there, new first-year students and transfer students will attend Convocation and be officially welcomed to the University. Students should don their green for this official welcoming from President Tony Frank, Provost Rick Miranda, Vice President for Student Affairs Blanche Hughes and the ASCSU President.

Following Convocation, students and parents are invited to the New Student and Family Picnic with the CSU Alumni Association. The outdoor picnic will take place on the Intramural Fields. New students will need to show their RamCard, and parents and family members will need a ticket to attend the event. The deadline to purchase tickets for parents and family members was July 31, 2013.  There will be a limited number of tickets available the day of at the Lory Student Center I-Box on the north end of the Lory Student Center on a first come, first-served basis.

The Carnival and President's Concert will kick off at 7 p.m. and includes games, snacks, carnival rides and live music on the Intramural Fields and in front of the Student Recreation Center.

Friday

On Friday, students will attend their College Welcome following breakfast. College Welcome activities give students the chance to meet their college dean, faculty and academic advisor, as well as tour their department and classrooms.

Following College Welcome will be the Faculty and New Student Lunch where students will swipe their RamCard for a bite to eat while they get to know faculty, staff and other students within their department.

At noon, students will have the opportunity to attend the Street Fair under Clark B. The Street Fair showcases a variety of CSU resources, including programs of study, student services and student organizations.

That evening, students can join Campus Activities at the Student Recreation Center for Ramapalooza from 7 p.m. until midnight. Entertainment will include live comedy and music performances, casino night, caricature artists, crafts, food and prizes. Programming specific to transfer students, including Class Quest and the Transfer Induction Ceremony, also occur Friday.

Saturday

On Saturday, first-year students will experience We Are CSU and discover what it means to be a part of the CSU community while taking the traditional C-S-U photo. At 7:30 p.m., students will participate in the first-ever RAMbunctious Pep Rally sponsored by CSU Athletics in Moby Arena. Students also will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of interest programs into the evening, such as watching "Identity Thief" on LSC West Lawn, IM Sports Night, Residence Hall programming and Ram Night at Super Target.

Sunday

On Sunday, first-year students can participate in the Class Quest from 2-3 p.m., and go on a guided tour to find their class locations. Interest programs such as the very popular Hike to the 'A' and the Preview Mountain Experience Reunion are available, as well.

Ram Welcome schedules and detailed information.

Transfer Ram Welcome schedules and detailed information.


Contact: Orientation and Transition Programs
E-mail: orientation@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6011