Things to Do CSU: Cans Around the Oval & Homecoming Weekend!

Things to Do CSU: October 8-14th, 2018

Cans Around the Oval:

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Cans Around the Oval is Back! This CSU tradition is going into its 32nd year of impacting the Northern Colorado community. Can collection begins October 10 and will end the following Wednesday, October 17. Last years collection raised a total of 324,038 pounds of food. Our very own College of Business was the first place winner among CSU departments, offices, and colleges on campus in addition to the total first place winner. The C.O.B. had a total impact of 93,014 pounds of food. The bar has been set high!

1 in 5 children in our local community are not meeting their nutritional needs on a daily basis. So while you’re at the grocery store this week, remember it doesn’t cost a lot to make a big difference in someone’s life! Let’s make it happen Biz Rams!


Homecoming Weekend:

October 10th-14th, 2018


Homecoming tradition

This weekend is an amazing time for current Rams, Alumni, and all their families to come together and celebrate the culture that we have here at CSU! Throughout the weekend, there are going to be multiple events every day that are open to anyone. Grab current Ram, a past alumnus, a prospective Ram, and all the family you can bring!


Below are some of the events offered: If you would like to see the full schedule, head to the Homecoming website!


Wednesday, Oct. 10

  • Homecoming Comedy Show with Sasheer Zamata!
    • 4 Season Cast member of Saturday Night Live!
    • Lory Student Center Theatre (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 12

  • Festival on the Oval
  • Homecoming Parade
  • Friday Night Lights: Bonfire, Lighting of the A, and Fire Works!

Saturday, Oct. 13

  • CSU vs. New Mexico football game – kickoff 2 p.m

Parking & Contact Points:

Yes, this is something that we all dread. Think and plan ahead we choosing where to park. Here are some great resources for you to use when finding parking during this crowded weekend!

CSU’s Virtual Map

RideTransfort: Public Transportation


If you have any other questions here are some contact points that can be of help!

(800) 286-2586 – Alumni Association programming and general information
(970) 491-6680 – Parent and Family Programs

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Go and check out Cans around the Oval, and get your family and friends excited for this weekend!





Things to Do CSU – Diversity Week – Women’s Volleyball Game

Things to Do CSU: October 1-7, 2018

Diversity Week: October 1-5

Women’s Volleyball Game: Friday, October 5th 


1. Women’s Volleyball: CSU Vs. Airforce Academy

 The CSU Volleyball team is taking on the Air Force Academy this Friday night. This in-state rivalry is a game you don’t want to miss. This season, the Rams are 11 -5, and the Falcons are 12-4. Start your weekend off by supporting your fellow Rams!

Check out the schedule if you have any questions, and to see upcoming games!

CSU women's volleyball


2. 18th Annual Diversity Symposium

This year’s Diversity Symposium has become an entire week! This week-long symposium is filled with events that dive into diversity and inclusion on Colorado State University’s campus. 

Each event is free to attend and is not only for students, but it will also be publicly open for anyone wishing to attend. 

Along with the events, there is going to be Three Full Days of Sessions! These sessions have more the 5o different topics.

The open times for these sessions are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 3: 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday, October 3: 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
  • Thursday, October 4: 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M

Below are the event dates and the topic of that day’s event!

  • Monday, October 1: 9 A.M.
    • CSU Feminist Fight Club
    • President Tony Frank, Cori Wong, & Others
  • Tuesday, October 2: 11:30 A.M.
    • CSU Inspire: Ignite-Style Session on Diversity and Inclusion
    • Elizabeth Sink, Tom Biedscheid, Bridgette Johnson, and Vincent Basile
  • Wednesday, October 3: 5:30 P.M.
    • Symposium’s Keynote Address
    • Cornell William Brooks
  • Thursday, October 4: 9:00 A.M.
    • Beyond Feathers and Fluff: Teaching About and With American Indians 
    • Susan Faircloth, Ph.D.
  • Friday, October 5: 8:3o A.M.
    • Deeper Understanding of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.
    • Lecia Brooks

Location For All Events: Lory Student Center

If you have any questions or want to see more information about these events, please visit the Diversity Symposium Website.

Hope to see you there!

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Things to Do CSU 4/9-4/14

With the stress of midterms diminishing and the beautiful spring days back for a little while, we have some great opportunities to get out, have fun, and enjoy our incredible school!

With a Jazz Ensemble Concert that is bound to have you snapping your fingers, an opportunity to learn the dirt on dirt (pun intended), an incredible performance by the University Center of the Arts, and a Think Tank with a buffet and some great breakout sessions, their are plenty of things to do at CSU this week!

Think Tank: Free Speech Summit

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Freedom, it’s something we all have, but something most of us take for granted. It’s something that not many of us think about, learn about, or get to express our opinions about. With the Think Tank: Free Speech Summit we have an incredible opportunity to change this.

This incredible full day summit presented by the Office of the Vice President of Diversity, a group that promotes creating a community at CSU where all members feel welcomed, valued, and affirmed, you have the opportunity to dig deep into the impacts of hate speeches, how they support impacted students and so much more.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.  Welcome Session, LSC BallRoom
  • 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1
  • 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Breakout Session 2
  • 12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Presidential Panel with Buffet Lunch, LSC Ballroom
  • 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Breakout Session 3

The nearest paid parking lots are parking lot 425 and 310, which can be seen on this Interative CSU campus map.

The registration for this event ends tonight, so if you want to attend this incredible event click here

Here’s the Deets:

Jazz Ensembles Concert: With Fossil Ridge High School Jazz Band

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CSU Jazz Ensembles I and II are joined by Fossil Ridge High School’s Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dan Berard, for the annual High School Invitational Concert. All groups feature outstanding student performers and improvisers playing exciting and swinging arrangements for the last big band concert of the year!

Here’s the Deets:

School of Global Environmental Sustainability Science Seminar w/ Elizabeth Bach

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Get learnt on dirt! Elizabeth Bach Executive Director of the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative is coming to speak about soil diversity and health related to sustainability and ecosystems. It’s a win-win no matter what because even if you’re less than impressed by the dirt gossip there will be refreshments served at the end of the 45 min presentation.

Here’s the Deets:

  • Date: Thursday, April 12th  
  • Time: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
  • Cost: Free for 21+
  • Location: 108 Johnson Hall

Student Chamber Music Showcase

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Join us at Colorado’s beautiful University Center of the Arts for a night of ambient music that’s bound to have you engulfed in a mixture of brass, wood, and string instruments! For this special program their  will be selected chamber music groups from all areas of the University Center of the Arts performing this special program.

Get a glimpse of what’s in store with this incredible YouTube video that captures the ambient sounds of Colorado State University’s Top Musicians.

Here’s the deets:

Things to Do CSU 4/2-4/7

With the snow melting and the fresh green grass starting to blossom around our beautiful campus, spring is in the air and so are some amazing events at Colorado State University.

With an incredible networking opportunity with the Job and Internship Fair, a tear jerking Mozart performance, an open astronomy night with breath taking stars, and a fashion show that displays the ingenuity and creativity of our students, their are plenty of things to do at CSU next week. 

The Just in Time Job and Internship Fair

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The Just In Time Job & InternshipFair is a great opportunity to explore opportunities with employers that are hiring. Employer like Berkshire Hathaway Homestate, Madwire and Signpost are among the 50 amazing employers that will be at the event. Employers will be looking to hire  students for full-time, part-time, internship, seasonal, and volunteer positions.

This event is open ONLY to students and graduates of Colorado State University – Fort Collins, CSU Online, CSU Global and CSU Pueblo. CSU ID number will be required to enter. Pre-registration Is NOT required for the Just In Time Job & Internship Fair, however if registered you will receive reminders and notifications of any changes involving the fair. Otherwise, just bring  your resume and CSU ID.


  • What should I bring? Is there a dress code?
    • Please dress for success, bring copies of your resume and a valid student ID.
  • How do I prepare for the Just In Time Fair?
    • Stop by the career fair office during drop-in hours in LSC Room 120 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Monday-Friday for all of your prep questions prior to the fair. Also, download The Fairs App for the most up-to-date information and a list of registered employers.
  • Do I need to register to attend?
    • No, but it is highly recommended that you do. To do so, please go to your Handshake account and click the “Join Event” button on the left side of the event page.

Here’s the Deets:

  • Date: Tuesday, April 3rd
  • Time: 4:30 pm-7:00 pm
  • Location: Lordy Student Ballroom Center 
  • Cost: Free; you will need your CSU ID number and you can pre-register for the event to get notifications about any changes or updates.

Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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GET YOU SOME CULTURE! Actually though, if you’re checking this blog for something to do tonight, that means you don’t have anything better to do. Don’t just gloss over this event because of your preconceived judgments about operas, it looks pretty interesting. Can’t say that I’ve ever been to an opera, but after some research on this one, maybe you should take a walk on the “Mozart wild side.”

Die Zauberflöte means The Magic Flute and originally debuted in 1791 just before famous composer Emanuel Schikaneder’s death. Take look at this Youtube clip for a taste of the trippy-ness that is Mozart. (turn on closed captioning and auto-translate to get the full story.)

Here’s the Deets:

  • Date+Time: Ticketed Performances: April 4, 6, 7:30 p.m., and April 8, 2 p.m. Free Performance: April 5 10 a.m.
  • Location: University Center for the Arts
  • Cost: No Charge/CSU students, $3/youth (under 18), $16 /senior (62+), $18/adult
  • Tickets

Astronomy Night

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Join us for incredible views of the night sky through telescopes. This tour of the night skies will include modern day knowledge and legends and lore from around the world. All ages are welcome join in the fun!

  • Here’s the deets:
  • Date & Time: 8 pm, April 6th
  • Location: 1251 East Drive
  • Cost: Freeeee

Spectrum: CSU Design and Merchandising Fashion Show

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Looking for the latest and greatest fashion designs? Does your life need some spice and flare with some of the latest fashion trends? Then come take a glimpse into CSU’s underground fashion scene, with a fashion show that’s sure to take your breath away.

With design collections by CSU’s apparel and merchandising majors, you will get a taste of the underground fashion scenes latest designs. Watch them walk it, talk it, and flaunt it down Fort Collins Lincoln Center runway with outfits that make A$AP Rocky and Kanye West inspired.

Here’s the Deets:

  • Date + Time: Friday April 6th, 7:30 PM
  • Location: Fort Collins Lincoln Center. 417 West Magnolia,
    Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Cost: $10 nosebleeds-$50 for front row seats
  • Tickets

Things to Do CSU 3/26-3/31

With some beautiful sunny days, the grass just starting to sprout, and the overall energy of the CSU campus warming up there are some amazing events to enjoy on our beautiful campus.

1.  Japanese Film Night: Throne of Blood

Returning to their lord’s castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit’s prophecy comes true, Washizu’s scheming wife, Asaji, presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit’s prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place.

Throne of blood is a 1957 black and white film directed by Akira Kurosawa, the greatest screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It is in Japanese with English subtitles. Featuring some of Kurosawa’s most unforgettable, hallucinatory imagery, inspired by Noh theater as much as the classical source, this is Kurosawa at his atmospheric best.  

Here’s the Deets:

Image by: Colorado State University’s department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures


2. Kemal Gekic Piano Performance

Spend your Thursday evening being serenaded by the great Kemal Gekic’s Piano performance in the Organ Recital Hall. Kemal is a citizen of the U.S., Serbia and Croatia and has been seen as a phenomenal pianist since even the early age of 1.5 years old. We expect a great show, so don’t miss it! If you need a preview taste of his style, checkout this video-

Here’s the deets:

  • Date: Wednesday, March 28th

  • Time: 7 pm

  • Location: Lory Student Center Theater

  • Cost: Free

Image by: Colorado State University’s Music Department


 3. Feminist Thoughts and Activism Conference

With constant cases of sexual harassment, abuse, and disparate treatment of women being reported across the United States the Women’s Gender Advocacy center is hosting a feminist thoughts and activism conference to allow people to share their thoughts and experiences.

This event is supposed to be a breath of fresh air during this time of turmoil in the United States. With the image of a flower representing the nurturing nature of the Women’s Gender Advocacy center, the group hopes to recharge and help everyone grow and blossom as a community.

Through their incredilbe emotional support, awareness, and unbelievable community they offer CSU a little light and support in such dark times.With several keynotes, breakthrough sessions, and their incredible community this event will be a great experience for anyone looking for some emotional relief.

Here’s the Deets:

  • Date: Saturday, March 31st

  • Time: 9 am- 4 pm

  • Location:  2nd Floor of Lory Student Center in the Woman and Gender Advocacy’s Room

  • Cost: Free

Image by: Colorado State University’s Women and Gender Advocacy Center


4. ASCSU Candidate Debate

Come to the Lory Student Center to hear from your candidates for student government! Find out more about how they plan to tackle the issues facing students!

Here’s the Deets:

  • Date: Wednesday, March 28th

  • Time: 7 pm

  • Location:  Lory Student Center Theater

  • Cost: Free

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Things to Do at CSU 3/19-3/24

With spring break coming to a close and our sun burns finally fading we have some great opportunities to have some fun at CSU!

1) CSU Writes Guest Speaker: John Calderazzo on Forward-Facing Scholarship –“Blogging for Fun & Profit”

John Calderazzo will be orchestrating a energetic workshop on blogging techniques and etiquette. His goal is to explain the best practices so your blog is read and understood by all audiences. Known on campus as a top tier professor, you won’t want to miss this one.

Here’s the deets:

  • Date: Tuesday, March 20
  • Time: 2:30-4pm
  • Location: LSC 386
  • Cost: Free!! Just show up!
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2) Eco-Spirituality Workshop

You hear that? Birds Chirping. The river rushing by… The mountains are calling. Come attend this amazing eco-spirituality workshop where you can deepen your connection with the natural world. In this class you will not only engage with the new found Earth each week, but you will also have a half day retreat to the mountains on Saturday April 7th from 1-5 PM.

Here’s the deets:

  • Workshop Date: Each Wednesday, March 21st-April 18th
  • Workshop Time: 12:00-1:15 PM
  • Retreat Date: Saturday April 7th
  • Time: 1-5 PM
  • Location: Health and Medical Center Conference Room 2012
  • Cost: Free (No ticket required!)
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3) Family Fun Night

Ram Events, El Centro, Adult Learner and Veteran Services and the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center are putting on a night of fun and games for families in the CSU community! Join in an evening of family fun and find out more about all the good these offices do for the CSU community!

Here’s the deets:

  • Date & Time: March 22, 4 to 6 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Lory Student Center Ballroom
  • For more information, call 970-491-6444
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4) Classical Convergence, Borromeo String Quartet

The Borromeo String Quartet is joined by Organ Professor Dr. Joel Bacon for an extraordinary concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Colorado State University’s renowned Casavant Organ.

The visionary performances of the Borromeo String Quartet have established itself as one of the most important string quartets of our time. The Chicago Tribune calls the Borromeo “a remarkably accomplished string quartet, not simply for its high technical polish and refined tone, but more importantly for the searching musical insights it brings.”

Here’s the Deets:

  • Date: Friday, March 23rd
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Organ Recital Hall,University Center for the Arts
  • Cost: $10/Student, $20+/public

Get your tickets at  or call (970) 221-6730

For more information visit:

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Things to Do at CSU 3/4-3/10

Spring break is coming up fast, but before you guys head off to Cabo, Lake Havasu, or the breath taking couch in your parents basement their are some amazing events going on at CSU.

1) Comedy with Nicole Byer and Aaron Kominos-Smith

Comedians and MTV stars Nicole Byer and Aaron Kominos-Smith perform at the LSC this Thursday to deliver laughs with energetic and reliably raunchy content. Reward yourself for surviving midterm exams and essays and come on down for some good ol’ fashioned humor.

Here’s the Deets:

  • Date: Thursday, March 8th
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: LSC Theater (200 Level.. 2nd Floor on the Southwest side of the LSC)
  • Cost: Free (Just make sure to grab your ticket below!)

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2) Clarinet Pop Orchestra Concert

Kick off spring break with an evening performance by the newly formed Clarinet Pop Orchestra. This ensemble delivers some of your favorite pop genres in a visually and aurally striking performance unlike anything that you expect from the clarinet!  

Here’s the Deets:

  • Date: Thursday, March 8th
  • Time: 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
  • Location: Gaffield Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts
  • Cost: Free (No ticket required!!!)

For more information visit:

3) Pompeii Archive

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to see eighteen large scale photographs of people encapsulated by Mount Vesuvius infamous EXPLOSION!!!! These images show people’s fear, anger, and love during their final moments before they were engulfed by lava pouring out of Mount Vesuvius back in 79 CE. These stunning photos were captured by an American photographer named William Willie who created highly detailed photographs that evoke the emotions portrayed by the poor victims of this tragedy, while showing the transitions that continue to mark the site in the twentieth century.

Here’s the deets:

  • Date: Friday, March 9th
  • Time: 10 am- 6 pm
  • Location: UCA: Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
  • Cost: Free (No ticket required!!!)

For More Information Visit:

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4)CSU Baseball Double Header Vs. Metro State:

There’s no better way to spend a spring day than at the ballpark! Get out and support your six time club baseball national champion CSU Rams as they take on Metro State in a double header!

Location: City Park

Date & Time: Saturday March 10th, 12 pm & 2:30 pm

Cost: Free (No Ticket Required!!!)


A Perfect Day in February

Welcome to Fort Collins! Whether you are a prospective student, recent retiree, or a wide eyed tourist… Our City has something for everyone! This blog will give you detailed schedules so you can make the most out of your time in Fort Collins! If you are here with the kids and need a family friendly time we’ve got the schedule for you. If you have heard about our coveted breweries and looking to get drunk by one in the afternoon we’ve also got that! Explore our blog so that you can get the most out of the beautiful city of Fort Collins! This post outlines a perfect day in February! 


A Perfect day in February

If you’re visiting Fort Collins in February, the weather is bound to be unpredictable. Say you were banking on warm weather, and of course it ends up being cold. You aren’t out of luck! There’s plenty to do here, even on a chilly day! If you aren’t sure of what to do, don’t worry because we are here to give you a perfect itinerary that will allow you to make the most out of your time in Fort Collins! Here is a schedule we have planned out to for you… Enjoy!

6:00 AM: Start out your day by heading over to our favorite local coffee shop to grab a bite and some coffee before heading to Horsetooth for the sunrise. Bindle Coffee isn’t just a coffee shop! Bindles Coffee aims to provide their customers with a space to “breathe, to dream, and to enjoy beautiful food and coffee”. It has a wide array of pastries made in house by their beloved pastry chef Jen. Bindles values social sustainability, and exhibit this by sourcing their coffee through Direct Trade Relationships. They truly care about everyone involved in the production process and this really sets Bindle apart from other coffee shop! Bindles Coffee is not just a plain old coffee shop…  It is an experience authentic to Fort Collins that you will not want to miss out on!
*Pro-Tip: Get the Breakfast Burrito. You won’t regret it.

Address: 1933 Jessup Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525

6:30 AM: It’s almost dawn at Horsetooth Reservoir, so drive on up to the top to see a beautiful view of the mountains and reservoir while the sun rises. Horsetooth Reservoir is beloved by CSU students and community members alike. During the summer you can expect to see boats, cliff divers, and groups of people cracking open a cold one on the shore. Since it is February these activities are not ideal, but not to worry…  You don’t even have to get out of your car to enjoy the beauty of Horsetooth. Just sit, enjoy the warmth of your car while you sip on that delicious Bindle latte (we recommend adding a splash of Irish Cream), and enjoy the view. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can explore around Horsetooth for a while and take in its beauty. If you need any assistance in finding your way around the area, there’s a map pictured below. Most of the parking lots cost $7  to park in, but if you stay in the car you can cruise away before receiving your ticket! 

Here is a google maps screenshot of what one of the parking lots look like! They are easy to find when driving around the reservoir! 

10:30 AM: Now that you got your early morning adventure in, you probably built up an appetite. Head over to the Silver Grill Cafe for brunch. Depending on what day you go, the wait time can get somewhat long, so it’s recommended to get there a little early. Be sure to try out their famous giant cinnamon rolls! Silver Grill Cafe also has some mouthwatering mimosas if you are looking to get your buzz on early in the day. 

2:00 PM: Once your tummy is full, you probably want to do something that doesn’t require a whole lot of effort. Bizarre Bazaar Bookstore is a cozy place that has a rich selection of books through the community buying, selling, and trading. However, this quaint little store has much more than than just books. This is the perfect place to browse through vinyl records, cassette tapes, posters, DVD’s, and so much more.

6:00 PM: Now it’s close to dusk and if you want a charming place to see the sunset, CSU’s oval is the place for you. The oval is one of the oldest and untouched places on CSU’s beautiful campus, and it’s a great place to pass the time. Not to mention, It’s stunning during any season of the year. Keep an eye out for our eye catching squirrels who love to frequent the oval and accept snacks from welcoming visitors! 

8:00 PM: You just took a stroll through the Oval and now it’s time to grab a bite. What better way than to take a Carriage Ride through Historic Old Town Fort Collins to The Still Whiskey Steaks? It’s a fun and enjoyable way to get to dinner, and it allows you to see the most exciting and beautiful parts of our city! Once you arrive to The Still Whiskey Steaks, head in for a mouth-watering steak dinner. The Still Whiskey Steaks is a superb restaurant, whether it’s their outstanding food or the old timey ambiance, this is the perfect place to end the night.


For carriage ride bookings, click the link below!