Campus life at Colorado State University

Spectacular scenery, recreational opportunities, sunny climate, world-class healthcare and excellent facilities for arts and culture make Fort Collins your ideal place to live. People love the city so much that it's ranked the #3 Happiest and Healthiest City in America (Gallup-Healthways Survey, 2014). With its close proximity to Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park and other outdoor recreation areas, there’s always something new to explore with your friends!

Get involved and show your school spirit

Whether you want to play or watch, sporting options are limitless on campus. As a student, you get free entrance for all Rams sporting events. Support the green and gold as they compete at the highest collegiate level in basketball, football (American style), soccer, volleyball and dozens of other sports.

If you want to get in the game, head to our brand-new, award-winning Student Recreation Center. It's ranked in the top 15 most amazing student rec centers in the country. Play intramural games, attend free classes or just get in a good workout. To really enjoy everything the area has to offer, check out the Outdoor Program, which provides guided wilderness trips, clinics and classes.

Follow your faith

At CSU, we take pride in having students from all cultures and religious backgrounds. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible exploring your spiritual beliefs in a nurturing environment. There are more than 30 organizations devoted to spirituality to help you pursue your faith. The CSU Health Network also offers a great support system for students in search of spiritual guidance.

Food options for all appetites

CSU and the surrounding areas offer a variety of great eating options. On campus, choose from six dining halls and 18 restaurants offering cuisine from around the world. Our campus chefs cater to all dietary needs and restrictions, from halal to vegan. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask. CSU has five coffee shops located around campus so you can grab a drink, a snack or a light meal no matter where you’re heading next.

One of the best spots to go and meet up with friends is INTO’s very own café, conveniently located near most INTO classrooms in Alder Hall. Fort Collins is also famous for having more restaurants per capita than most US cities, so you’re sure to find something that will give you that familiar taste of home.

Healthy living

Keeping you healthy on campus is a top priority. The CSU Health Network offers medical, mental health, education and prevention services for all students. You also have access to International Student Care Coordinators who are specially trained to assist international students with the American health care system. The group works to address your health care concerns, answer questions and connect you to the resources you need. If you do get sick, the CSU Health Center is here to help.

A number of immunizations are required. All are available at the CSU Health Center but immunizations are often less expensive in your home country than they are in the US. There could be a cost depending on your insurance.

We want you safe no matter where you go. Safewalk is a free service for students. They are CSU students who will walk with you any place on or near campus. Blue Light Emergency Phones are located around campus for communication with Campus Police, which can provide additional services such as personal escorts and building access assistance.