- CSU spans five primary campuses on 4773 acres, plus numerous Agricultural Experiment Stations, Cooperative Extension offices, and Colorado State Forest Service sites across the state that cover an additional 4038 acres. Altogether, CSU has 705 buildings including 3295 classrooms and 1237 laboratories totaling 10,434,578 gross square feet. In addition to acres owned, CSU manages an additional 9,978,478 acres throughout the state, most of which is the Colorado State Forest.
- Coffee Shops
- CSU Transit Center
- Lory Student Center
- CSU Mountain Campus
- CSU Sports and Athletic Facilities
- Student Recreation Center
- Study Spaces
- University Center for the Arts
- University Libraries
- Veterinary Teaching Hospital
The CSU Bookstore is located in the Lory Student Center. Proceeds from the CSU Bookstore go back to students and the CSU community. CSU insignia items, school supplies, and art supplies are available as well as textbooks for every class at CSU.
Coffee shops are great places to grab a refresher and dive into studying or group meetings. Here are the locations of some coffee shops on CSU's campus.
Sweet Sinsations - Lory Student Center
Intermissions - Lory Student Center
Sweet Temptations - Behavioral Sciences Building
Morgan's Grind Café - Morgan Library
The Bean Counter - Rockwell Hall
Ram's Horn Express - Academic Village
The CSU Transit Center is located on the first floor of the north end of the Lory Student Center. It includes a Transfort customer counter, flat screen monitors displaying departure times and news stories, and an indoor passenger waiting area to make public transportation more comfortable and convenient for CSU students and visitors.
Transfort, Around the Horn
Transfort is the local Fort Collins bus service that offers a multitude of stops close to student living areas and runs schedules that complement CSU class schedules. This mass transportation system cuts down on pollution and brings students right to the center of campus. CSU students account for nearly thirty-five percent of Transfort's ridership!
Public transportation options are available to get you to campus and around Fort Collins. All students and employees receive a Transfort transit pass (on their Ramcard) thanks to the investment by the Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU) and Parking and Transportation Services. You can ride any Transfort route in the city along with MAX. Your transit pass can also get you to Loveland, Longmont, and Boulder via the FLEX.
The Lory Student Center is the dynamic hub of campus, serving more than 20,000 people each day. It encourages the lifelong learning development of students, faculty, staff, and community members. Lory Student Center services and programs create a stimulating and supportive atmosphere to complement academic learning and social enrichment. You may reach Campus Information and Box Office at (970) 491-6444.
Nestled in a beautiful, secluded mountain valley at an elevation of 9,000 feet, CSU’s Mountain Campus provides field research and education, conference facilities, a challenge course, and world-class hiking. The Mountain Campus is located 50 miles west of Fort Collins and is adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest. The campus is open from mid-May to mid-October and is available for field studies and research, conferences, workshops, meetings, and retreats.
Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium
“Welcome Home” is the theme behind Colorado State’s new 41,000-seat on-campus stadium facility. The facility, includes nearly 800,000 square feet of space, features a club area and meeting space available for use by the community, as does the entire area. Included in the new facility is the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center, the Collaborative for Student Achievement, as well as classroom and study space. CSU’s new on-campus stadium provides the latest in fan amenities and technology to guarantee an amazing fan experience.
Glenn Morris Field House
The Rams' indoor track and field training facility is the venerable Glenn Morris Field House, near the Jack Christiansen Track. This historic venue, built in 1924, underwent a renovation in 1998.
The venue contains three main wings: the south area, which includes the indoor track; the middle area, which houses offices and locker rooms; and the north area, which is where the basketball team formerly played and now is used for indoor court sports.
Indoor Practice Facility
The Indoor Practice Facility is designed for use by multiple sports programs at the University.
- Gymnasium easily encloses a regulation basketball court and two half courts
- Volleyball configuration can accommodate two full-length courts
- Contains a synthetic-turf football field (including one end zone)
- Features a four-lane, 70-meter track and a unique shoe-changing room adjacent to the football field
- Has flexibility to allow the softball team to set up batting cages on the football field
- Will provide shelter for any student-athlete in each of the Rams' 16 varsity sports
- Includes training room, equipment storage, lobby and trophy display case, and restrooms
- Uses an innovative air circulation system.
Jack Christiansen Track
One of the finest track and field facilities in the region in a picturesque setting lends itself comfortably to annually hosting marquee events, including the 2011 and 2005 Mountain West Track & Field Championships. Such is the history surrounding the Jack Christiansen Memorial Track on the east side of CSU's main campus.
Regarded as one of the region's finest facilities since it opened in 1989, the venue has provided a backdrop for success for the Rams. As a result, the program has the ability to attract some of the region's finest athletes.
Moby Arena is a cozy and intimate playing facility nestled in the heart of the university's central campus area.
With a capacity of 8,745, the whale-shaped venue features the pride and tradition of the Rams' program that dates back 100 years, and a newness associated with a recent renovation to the arena's concourses, athletic training facilities and locker rooms.
CSU's softball facility, Ram Field, has been the home of the school's varsity softball program since its opening in 1995. The diamond is a state-of-the-art, NCAA-regulation field, just south of Moby Arena, complete with a high-quality sound system. The foul lines are 200 feet from home plate, and the center-field fence is 225 feet away.
University Tennis Courts
The University Tennis Courts are one of the finest tennis facilities in the nation. The $2 million dollar facility that opened in 2010-2011 features 12 post-tensioned concrete courts, eight of which are lighted for night play. For information about use of the Tennis Complex, visit Campus Recreation.
Campus Recreation actively promotes the pursuit of a balanced, healthy lifestyle to a diverse university community by providing quality programs, facilities, and services that encourage personal growth, leadership development, and employment opportunities. Students paying full student fees for the current term are automatically eligible for Campus Recreation programs and services including use of the Student Recreation Center. Memberships are available to part-time students, employees, and spouses/partners. Inquire at the Service Center in the Student Recreation Center lobby for more information. To learn more about Campus Recreation at CSU, pick up a copy of the Campus Recreation Guide or check out Campus Recreation's website.
In addition to spaces in residence halls, among the shelves in Morgan Library and throughout the floors of the Lory Student Center, CSU offers a variety of other study spaces. Some study spaces are reservable through the library reservation system.
Some popular options include:
- Behavioral Sciences Building
- TILT Building -Russell George Great Hall
- Morgan Library - Group Study Rooms and The Cube
- The Durrell Center
- Clark Building - A-wing study lounge
- Scott Bioengineering Building
- The Microbiology Study Lounge
- Rockwell Hall West.
Located at 1400 Remington Street, the University Center for the Arts is an exquisite venue for music, theatre, dance and art where future generations of arts professionals – be it in performance, creative production and design, education, therapy, or research – are becoming contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society and advance knowledge in the arts through discovery, dissemination, teaching, and preservation. Located in the old Fort Collins High School, the state-of-the-art UCA houses music, theatre, and dance performance venues, museums and galleries, rehearsal spaces, classrooms, and more.
Fort Collins offers an exceptional environment for students in the arts through a community that is closely connected to activities at the UCA. Fort Collins has a thriving cultural and artistic community and is consistently ranked as one of the best or the best place to live in the country. Its culture and its inviting Old Town architecture are complemented by its prime location immediately at the foot of the Rocky Mountains with breathtaking scenery and an almost infinite opportunities for first-rate outdoor activities.
William E. Morgan Library, located in the center of the main campus, offers nearly 300,000 square feet of research and learning space and houses a large part of the paper collection, which includes books, maps, journals, technical reports, archives, and manuscripts.
The University Libraries connects CSU to information and knowledge critical for research and learning. With a diverse collection of more than 2 million physical items, more than 100,000 electronic serial titles, more than 1 million electronic books and a broad range of research services, the Libraries provides faculty and students with opportunities to develop projects and ideas. These services include library instruction, research assistance, archives, electronic reserves, desktop resource delivery, and interlibrary loan.
The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. These memberships enable the Libraries to participate in preservation, resources sharing, and collection development programs on a national scale. Resource sharing is further enhanced by the Libraries’ participation in RapidILL, a service developed at the CSU Libraries, which links the collections of more than 300 research libraries around the world.
CSU's south campus contains the Veterinary Teaching Hospital including the research and teaching programs and the federal Natural Resources Research Center.