We are excited to welcome you to Colorado State University for your tours and information sessions. Please use the map above and the instructions below to learn more about the locations and parking for your sessions. We recommended you arrive 5-10 minutes early to get parked and checked in.

Parking

All visitors must obtain a parking permit prior to parking on campus, except on weekends or after 4 p.m. on weekdays. Visitors may obtain a free, online permit by registering their vehicle’s license plate during the visit registration process. Once a vehicle is registered, there is no need for a physical permit.

These digital permits are valid in any “Reserved Parking for Admission Guest” spaces near the University Welcome Center at Ammons Hall or in any parking lot on campus designated with the letters A, Z, ZR, or R. These permits are not valid in “pay to park” spaces.

Parking lots 315 and 310 are the closest parking to the University Welcome Center. This map highlights most of the valid parking lots on campus for your digital permit.

Event locations

Visitors taking part in daily information sessions and tours from the Office of Admissions should check-in at the University Welcome Center, also known as Ammons Hall, at 711 Oval Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80521.

Nearest parking: You may park in any “Reserved Parking for Admission Guest” space near the Welcome Center or any “A – Faculty & Staff” space in Lot 315 if you have a digital parking permit.

From I-25, traveling north or south

These directions apply to visitors using I-25 to reach Fort Collins, such as those traveling from the Denver area or Cheyenne, WY.

  • Use Exit 269B, CO-14 W. toward Fort Collins.
  • Head west onto E. Mulberry St. for 4.2 miles.
  • Turn left on S. Howes St. for 0.3 miles.
  • At light, continue straight on Howes St. for 0.1 miles.
  • Turn right on Music Drive
  • Continue to the parking lot ahead. The University Welcome Center is directly to your right.

From College Avenue, traveling north

These directions apply to visitors traveling on College Avenue, U.S. 287, from the south.

  • Travel north on College Avenue until you reach E. Laurel Street
  • Turn left on Laurel Street and continue for 0.2 miles.
  • Turn left at Howes Street
  • Turn right on Music Drive
  • Continue to the parking lot ahead. The University Welcome Center will be directly to your right.

Tours for the Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) offices start in the Lory Student Center, Room 210, 1101 Centre Avenue Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521.

Nearest parking: You may park in any “A – Faculty & Staff” space in Lot 310, Lot 315, or Lot 425 if you have a digital parking permit.

All College of Agricultural Sciences events will start in one of the following spaces, as noted in your event registration.

Animal Sciences Building Lobby: Enter the building from the north near the Monfort Quad and wait at one of the couches for a student ambassador.

Animal Science Building Student Success Office: Enter the building from the north near the Monfort Quad and head down the hallway to the right.

Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building lobby: Enter the building from the north under the “A” and wait by the front desk at the entrance.

Plant Sciences Building, Room C-138: Enter the building at 307 University Ave., and head down the main hallway.

Nearest parking for above locations: You may park in any “A – Faculty & Staff” space in Lot 455 or Lot 310 if you have a digital parking permit.

B.W. Pickett Arena, 735 S. Overland Trail: Once on Overland Trail, turn at the B.W Pickett Equine Science Center sign. Do not turn onto Rampart Road. Our lobby is located in the B.W. Pickett Arena to the right of our driveway. Please park to the east of the B.W. Pickett arena and follow the sidewalk to a single glass door with a sign that reads “Equine Sciences Program.”

If you are going on a tour of Rockwell Hall or have signed up for an appointment with a recruiter, your visit will start in Room 110 of Rockwell Hall West, 501 W. Laurel Street.

Please note that there are three individual Rockwell buildings. Rockwell Hall West is located directly west of Rockwell Hall.

Nearest parking: You may park in any “A – Faculty & Staff” space in Lot 305, Lot 310, or Lot 315 if you have a digital parking permit.

All College of Liberal Arts events will start in one of the following spaces, as noted in your event registration.

Clark C 138: Located in Clark Building, Wing C, Room 138, 1200 Center Ave. Mall, Fort Collins, CO. Enter Clark C (the southernmost wing) through the north-facing doors (under the B wing) and turn right. C138 will then be on your left. Once you arrive, please check in at the front desk.

Nearest parking for Clark Building: You may park in any “A – Faculty & Staff” space in Lot 425, Lot 445, or Lot 455 if you have a digital parking permit.

Visual Arts lobby: Located in the Visual Arts Building, 551 W. Pitkin Street, Fort Collins, CO. Enter the building from the north and arrive in the lobby. Please wait in the seating area until the tour guide arrives.

Nearest parking for Visual Arts Building: You may park in any “A – Faculty & Staff” space in Lot 455, Lot 475, or Lot 540 if you have a digital parking permit.

The day will start at the Engineering Success Center in the Scott Bioengineering Building, 700 Meridian Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Please enter the Scott Bioengineering Building through the south-facing doors and you’ll find the Engineering Success Center on the first floor to your left. Stop by the front desk to check in.

Nearest parking: You may park in any “A – Faculty & Staff” space in Lot 165 or Lot 310 if you have a digital parking permit.

All events for the Warner College of Natural Resources start in our atrium in the Smith Natural Resources Building, 400 University Ave., Fort Collins, CO, 80523. Please stop by the front desk at the Student Success Center on the first floor to get checked in.

Nearest parking: You may park in any “A – Faculty & Staff” space in Lot 310 or Lot 425 if you have a digital parking permit.

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