Student Celebrating while ringing a CSU deposit bell

Due to ongoing concerns and preventative measures regarding COVID-19, all prospective student visits between March 16 and April 30 have been canceled. If you have registered for one of these events, you will be contacted via email with more details and upcoming virtual opportunities. For updates on Admissions events, please visit

College is a big choice. Make it yours.

You made countless edits on your application. You waited patiently to hear a decision. And finally, you received a packet and read two simple words: “You’re In.”

Now that you’re admitted, you have a lot to consider — but your college decision doesn’t have to be be a chore.

At Choose CSU, the most exciting program of the year for admitted students, you have the opportunity to choose what your visit looks like . You’ll build a customized schedule in order to get the information most relevant to you — your academic experiences, your goals, and your interests. The day is set up conference style and includes multiple sessions, tour opportunities, and presentations hosted by your academic college and various campus resources.

You’ll also have the chance to take home CSU swag, participate in fun admitted student traditions, and more.

Whether you already know you’re a future Ram, you’re considering your options, or you’re returning to campus for another visit, Choose CSU offers a unique way to explore campus and help with your college decision.

Ready to take the next step toward joining the Ram Family? Choose your date below and reserve your spot.

More than just a visit

At Choose CSU, you get to make the day unique to you. In addition to interactive sessions with academic colleges and campus offices, you’ll have opportunities that include:

  • Take part in a CSU admitted student tradition by committing to the Ram Family and ringing the CSU cowbell
  • Grab your friends and favorite props and pose at the Find Your State Photobooth
  • Take pictures at highlighted campus stops to complete your ‘RAM-GO’ card and win CSU swag

Use your CSU eID to register. Review our website for eID instructions.

Note: Choose CSU does not meet the on-campus orientation requirement for admitted students.

March 28, 2020

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Lory Student Center

Tentative Agenda

  • 7:30 AM — Check-in, Lory Student Center
  • 9:30 AM — Welcome Session
  • 10:15 AM — Academic Experience
  • 11:45 AM/12:15 PM — Lunch at an on-campus dining center
  • 12:45 PM — Information and Resource Fair
  • 1:45 PM — Breakout Session #1
  • 2:30 PM — Breakout Session #2
  • 3:15 PM — Breakout Session #3

Arrive early, stay late, see more

The Friday before Choose CSU, all attendees are invited to an evening welcome reception at the Nancy Richardson Design Center from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

The reception allows you to check-in early to avoid waiting in line on Saturday morning. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff along with current and future Rams.

Additional opportunities, including campus tours, academic tours, and open houses, will also be available throughout the day. Parking for the Friday reception will be available in Lot #585, just south of Canvas Stadium. Parking permits are required for Friday opportunities — if interested, you will receive instructions on how to register your vehicle for a complimentary digital parking permit valid for the day of your visit.

Where to stay 

Fort Collins has a variety of lodging opportunities in-town and surrounding campus. We’ve partnered with select Fort Collins hotels to special room rates for Choose CSU attendees and guests for the Friday night preceding the event.  Visit this link to learn more and contact the hotels to book.

Additionally, the official Visit Fort Collins website has compiled a comprehensive list of options for visitors.

Contact our Admissions Events Team at