Activities

Music and Concerts

RamEvents provides fun music events for you to participate in, including concerts and shows! Every year RamEvents has Battle of the Bands, the Outlet Series, as well as other exciting concerts. If you love music and want to be involved in the music scene on campus, check out RamEvents!

 

The University Center for the Arts (UCA) houses the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, and select courses out of the Department of Art and Art History and the LEAP Institute for the Arts. With more than 250 performances and exhibitions annually, the (UCA) is an exquisite venue that showcases CSU students.

 

From the Northern Colorado acts that play at FoCoMX in April to the local and national acts that perform at Bohemian Nights New West Fest, the music festivals in Fort Collins are as vibrant and unique as the Fort Collins culture.

University Center for the Arts
New West Fest

Shopping

Old Town Fort Collins – Support local business by shopping in Old Town. Downtown Fort Collins has unique shopping where you can find one-of-a-kind clothes, beauty products, jewelry, home décor, and fun gifts.

Foothills Mall – The Foothills Mall recently had a $100 million dollar revitalization and includes superior retailers, restaurants, a movie theater, community gathering spots, and a parking garage. Foothills Mall also features amenities such as fountains, a skating pond, pavilion, parks and valet parking.

Front Range Village – Front Range Village has a mix of stores, restaurants, entertainment, and also has a library. It is surrounded by big box stores, has the city’s largest collection of large national retailers, and a wide array of smaller boutiques in a walkable state-of-the-art lifestyle shopping center.

16th Street Mall in Denver – The 16th Street Mall is a pedestrian and transit mall in Denver, Colorado. The mall, 1.25 miles long, is home to over 300 locally owned/chain stores, over 50 restaurants, and the Denver Pavilions.

Sports

Getting involved outside of the classroom at CSU is a great way to stay active and make new friends when you are not in class. As you make connections with other CSU students you will start to feel more at home and excited about your new environment.

CSU Student Recreation Center – The CSU Rec Center is the #4 campus recreation center in the nation CollegeRank.net and houses a myriad of choices for students interested in healthy physical maintenance, including an aquatic center with a pool that has four 25-yard lap lanes, a climbing wall, volleyball, and basketball areas.

Intramural sports at CSU are a great way to get involved and play on a team without having to be a serious athlete. These are structured sporting events designed to get students together and help them stay active.

Fort Collins Recreational Sports – Recreational sports are organized events hosted by the City of Fort Collins. You can join a team to participate in a variety of sports.

The CSU Outdoor Program (OP) provides year-round adventure opportunities for students. The Rec Center program revolves around the CSU climbing wall, where students can get the practice and experience they need to put their outdoor adventure skills to the test! The OP also features over 50 different trips, clinic, and events throughout Colorado.

Sport Clubs at CSU are student-run organizations that are funded through student fees, dues, and club fundraising. Sport Clubs are part of the Campus Recreation Department. The Sport Clubs Program allows students to participate in sports and compete with other colleges and universities. The clubs travel and play in regional and national events.

CSU Rec Center
Volleyball

Clubs and Organizations

With 500+ clubs and student organizations it is easy to find a group that shares your passion, and if you can’t find what you are looking for, you can always start your own club!

Asian Pacific American Cultural Center
El Centro

International Student Groups

There are 60+ clubs on campus dedicated to diversity and the international student body. Joining an international student club can be very beneficial to students who are missing home and want to connect with like-minded students or wish to spread cultural awareness in the CSU community.

 

Student Diversity Programs

CSU’s Student Diversity Programs and Services is committed to helping and supporting students of all backgrounds integrate and contribute to CSU student life and communities.