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Preview welcomes first-year students

June 15, 2012

Over the next six weeks, recent high school graduates will be flooding the campus to receive their first glimpse into college life. During Preview, students will obtain their student IDs, register for courses, and become more familiar with the campus.

Welcome, first-year students!

Preview dates for first-year student orientation are filling up, but there are still several open sessions and sessions with waitlists available. 

The Preview Orientation and Registration Program is designed specifically for freshman students and is a great way to meet other students and the best way to guarantee that you: 

  • Complete academic advising
  • Register for fall classes
  • Learn about the many resources available on campus

Learn more about Preview 2012. 


Here's a Preview checklist to help you become more prepared for your experience.

Things to do before you arrive:
Things to do during your Preview session:
  • Meet with an academic advisor and register for fall classes
  • Turn in your health immunization forms.
  • Learn about graduation requirements
  • Take the MPE proctored exam, must have a photo ID (if applicable)
  • Take a Foreign Language Placement proctored exam (if applicable)
  • Get your Ram Card
  • Order your text books from the CSU Bookstore
  • Meet other students
  • Explore campus involvement opportunities
  • Learn about academic resources and student services on campus
  • Learn about what it means to be a CSU student!
Things to bring to Preview:
  • A photo ID (such as a driver's license or passport)
  • EIdentity username and password
  • Test results from any Advanced Placement Exams that you have taken (if available)
  • Health history form and certificate of immunization (if not sent in already)
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Necessary toiletries for overnight lodging
  • A fan, if you are staying overnight on campus - Parmelee Hall is not air-conditioned
  • A water bottle - it gets hot!
  • A backpack to carry all of your materials
  • Questions

Explore the Fort

Colorado State University and Fort Collins are situated along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. During your visit to CSU and Preview, you might want to build in some time to explore the area's recreational opportunities, diverse cultural attractions, restaurants, and shopping.

Visit Orientation Programs for more information on Preview or call (970) 491-6011.