Exterior of Lory Student Center with students walking by

We are excited to host students from independent backgrounds to show them how CSU can support them in their college journey!

When: 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. November 3, 2023

Who it's for: High school-age students from independent backgrounds

Where it is: This event will be held at CSU's main campus in Fort Collins at the Lory Student Center

What it is: This event will educate prospective students from independent backgrounds as they begin the college search process. We will provide information about resources provided through CSU's Fostering Success Program, including scholarships, creating a community, academic support, and access to holistic wraparound services. You will also hear about housing and dining options, and the career center will talk about the benefit of getting a four-year degree.

Sign up!

Register to save your spot for Independent Student Visit Day.
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Registration/Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Resource fair available
9:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.Welcome session with guest speakers and current students
10:05 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.Introductions and icebreaker
10:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.CSU Fostering Success Program services
10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Housing presentation
10:55 a.m. – 11:20 p.m.Financial Aid breakout sessions: FosterED and Fostering Success Program scholarships
11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.Fostering Success Program student panel
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Lunch at an on-campus dining hall
1:15-1:30 p.m.Career Center: Why a college degree matters
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.CSU Admissions presentation
1:30 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.Campus tour
3:35 p.m.Event concludes

Parking for your event is free, but you must provide your vehicle’s license plate when you register for your visit in order to obtain an online permit.

Parking will be held in the Moby Arena parking lot (#195). For those using a GPS, the best address is 951 W. Plum Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Upon arriving, please park in an “A” parking space.

For turn-by-turn directions to the Moby parking lot and other locations around campus, follow the information below or use this link.

For those traveling on I-25 to reach Fort Collins, use these directions:

  • Use exit 268, Prospect Road.
  • Head west and continue on Prospect Road for about 5 miles.
  • Turn right on Shields Street and continue for 0.2 miles.
  • Turn right on Elizabeth Street into the Moby Arena Parking lot.

If you need help with traveling, please email the director of the CSU Fostering Success Program, Andrea Fortney, or indicate so on your registration form.

Coming from out of town?

For those traveling to Fort Collins by air, Denver International Airport is the closest major airport to Fort Collins. We are about 65 miles north of the airport, and there are several options for transportation following your flight.

Need a place to stay? Learn more about lodging in Fort Collins.

  • Dress appropriately as you will be outside touring campus during your visit.
  • We’re here rain or shine! You’ll be notified via text if the weather does impact your visit. Keep up to date by checking CSU’s safety website.
  • Stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and be kind to yourself as you are at 5,000 feet of elevation.
  • Explore Fort Collins to make the most of your visit. Get tips from students and locals!

When will we receive a finalized schedule for the day?

A finalized schedule will be posted on our website 14 days in advance of the event.

When will my day start?

Check-in will be from 9 – 9:45am, with our Welcome Session beginning promptly at 9:45 a.m.

What do I need for check-in?

We will check in guests using the QR code in the email you will receive on November 1. Please have your cell phone out with the QR code pulled up before you get to check-in. We’ll have plenty of staff available to assist you with this process, as well.

Can I bring my caregivers or siblings?

Caregivers and siblings are welcome to join you for this event. If you’d like to bring friends or siblings who are also independent high school students, we ask that they register separately.

What if there is a weather emergency?

In the event CSU is closed due to weather, all registrants will receive a text notification of the event’s cancellation, and a notice will be posted at safety.colostate.edu. It is rare for CSU to close due to weather due to our well-equipped facilities department, but we want you to make the decision whether to attend based on your circumstances and comfort.

What should I wear?

We recommend you wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the weather. You may be a part of sessions that are both indoors and outdoors, especially if you choose to attend a supplemental campus tour.

I cannot find the confirmation email after registering. Where do I find it?

Please contact admissionsvisits@colostate.edu for your confirmation email to be re-sent.

My caregiver registered me under a different name. How can I change my name on the registration?

Please contact admissionsvisits@colostate.edu they will be able to assist with changing the name in the registration.

Contact our admissions events team at admissionsvisits@colostate.edu.


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