Today @ Colorado State has been replaced by SOURCE. This site exists as an archive of Today @ Colorado State stories between January 1, 2009 and September 8, 2014.


Orientation for new first-year and transfer students

December 30, 2009

Are you beginning your college career at CSU this coming January? For those new to campus and Fort Collins, here are some pluses: 1) You can orient yourself by looking for the mountains; 2) You can travel for just 20 minutes and explore foothills and canyons; and 2) you'll be attending one of the best universities in the nation. CSU was listed as a top tier university by U.S. News and World Report's 2010 "America's Best Colleges."

Congratulations on your admission to Colorado State University! We are anxiously awaiting your arrival for the start of spring semester.

Easing the transition

Spring orientation for new first-year and transfer students is Jan. 14, 2010.

Orientation helps facilitate a successful transition to CSU for new students and their families. The programs allow students to learn about academic and involvement resources, get advising, register for classes, and connect with other new students along with our Orientation Team.

In addition, programs will help family members and guests learn more about Colorado State and the goals and expectations for students.

Whether you're new or just interested, you're invited to explore the programs that will welcome you to our academic community! 

Successful start

Spring orientation programs offer:

  • the knowledge and tools for a successful start at Colorado State
  • an opportunity to meet with an academic advisor to plan for your spring semester courses (if needed)
  • the excitement of learning what it means to be a CSU Ram!

Reserve your spot today

Please contact the Orientation and Transition Programs office at (970) 491-6011 for further assistance or make your reservation online at

Other orientation programs

Additional orientation programs are run out of offices other than Orientation and Transition Programs. Contact them directly for additional information.

Graduate School orientation

The Graduate School offers a brief orientation each semester regarding graduate student life. This one and a half hour presentation is a good introduction to many of the services available on campus and in the community. [ More ]

International Student orientation

Every semester the Office of International Programs coordinates a comprehensive orientation program for new international students. It includes information on preparing for their academic experience, obtaining proper documentation and travel papers, settling in to Fort Collins, and accessing university services. [ More ]