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Let us show you around! Our guided, on-campus tours will give you a better understanding of our location, academic programs, and the Colorado State community. Get a real feel for CSU and what it means to be a Ram by joining us in Fort Collins.

Your physically distanced, 75-minute tour will provide you and up to two guests the opportunity to explore campus with the guidance of a current CSU student. The university and Office of Admissions are following COVID-19 protocols, and visitors are asked to follow all health guidelines and requirement listed below. If you are unable to follow our protocols, please consider taking a self-guided tour at your own pace.

Tours may fill quickly. Be sure to check for availability and register for your session before confirming your travel plans.

Ready to visit?

Check out the schedule to find a date that works for you.

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Note: On-campus tours do not meet or replace the orientation requirement for admitted students. Orientation will remain virtual for Fall 2021. More information can be found here.

Location: The University Welcome Center, Ammons Hall

Weekday Sessions (Monday-Friday)
  • 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday Sessions
  • 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Note: Tours depart promptly after the scheduled time. Please allow 5-10 minutes to park and check in for your tour. Guests who arrive later than 15 minutes after their scheduled tour time will not be permitted to join the tour and may have to reschedule or take a self-guided tour.

Before coming to campus, please review our health procedures and protocols. These protocols are required even if visitors have been fully vaccinated. Our guidelines are liable to change at any time, based on our discretion and new information. Please return here, and check your email once registered for the most up-to-date information before you visit.

  • Stay home: Do not come to campus if you are sick, believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, or if you test positive for COVID-19.
  • Wear a mask: Staff, students, and guests are required to wear a mask while indoors, including during the tour and while entering all campus buildings. If you are unable to wear a mask during your visit, we encourage you to take a self-guided tour.
  • Physically distance: Maintain a reasonable distance from other individuals not in your party, including CSU staff and Admissions tour guides, at all times. Physical distancing markers will be placed around the check-in location and at various other points throughout the tour.
  • Follow directional signs: Pay attention to signage when entering and exiting buildings, classrooms, and other public spaces.
  • Show your Ram pride: Admissions staff will provide you with a sticker in order to identify you as a campus visitor. Please display your sticker visibly at all times.
  • Wash your hands: Please wash your hands and practice good hygiene. Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in and at various points around campus. Restrooms will be open to visitors at the Welcome Center.
  • Coming from out of state? Please follow the CDC’s travel guidelines prior to booking your trip.

Tours will begin at the University Welcome Center at Ammons Hall, located on the historic oval. For GPS, the best address is 711 Oval Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Directions to campus from I-25 and other routes can be found on our “Directions to campus” webpage.

All visitors must also obtain a parking permit prior to parking on campus, except if visiting after 4 p.m. or on weekends. Visitors can get a free, online permit by registering their vehicle’s license plate number during the tour registration process. Physical permits will not be issued.

These digital permits are valid in any “Reserved Parking for Admission Guest” spaces in front of the building or in any “A” lot to the west of the building. Permits are not valid in “pay to park” spaces. This map highlights available visitor parking. Lots 315 and 310 on the map are classified as “A” lots.

  • The tour will be guided by trained student ambassadors and will last approximately 75 minutes. Guests must stay with their tour guide at all times and not to enter any buildings without permission or guidance.
  • Tour stops include the Oval, the Lory Student Center, the library, and a classroom. In addition, information will be given on campus recreation, sports, Canvas Stadium, and residence halls.
  • While residence halls are not open to visitors, a mock room is set up in Ammons Hall (the tour check-in location) to view before or after your tour. 
  • What can we expect on the tour?
    The tour will be guided by trained student ambassadors and will last approximately 75 minutes. Guests must stay with their tour guide at all times and not to enter any buildings without permission or guidance. Tour stops will include the Oval, the Lory Student Center, the library, and a classroom. In addition to the stops, information will be given on campus recreation, sports, Canvas Stadium, and residence halls.
  • Can we go in to a residence hall?
    While residence halls are not open to visitors, a mock room will be set up in Ammons Hall (the tour check-in location) to view before or after your tour. Please follow physical distancing guidelines and continue to wear your mask upon entering Ammons Hall and the mock residence hall room. The room will be set up for show only, and guests will not be able to physically interact with items in the room.
  • Do I have to wear a mask if I’ve been vaccinated? 
    At this time, the CSU Pandemic Preparedness Team has no plans to immediately change its guidance for summer visits and activities, including the guidance regarding masks. We ask that all visitors continue to wear masks while inside campus buildings.
  • Are pets allowed on tour?
    For the safety and comfort of all guests, staff, and students, pets are not allowed to accompany guests on tour, even in outdoor spaces. Service animals are allowed on tour and around campus.

These sessions and tours are free to attend.

Prefer a self-guided tour?

If you prefer to explore campus at your own pace, our self-guided app will give you plenty of info as you tour on your own.

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