A Message from President Joyce E. McConnell

Joyce E. McConnell, President

Welcome to Colorado State University!  You have joined a campus that is proudly inclusive, and a community where you will discover mentors and life-long friends.  Alongside those new friends and guided by those mentors, you will reach for extraordinary goals: To become scholars.  To become researchers.  To become leaders.  To become engaged contributors to our world.

At CSU, our goal is to help you achieve all these goals.  This General Catalog will help you navigate the many timelines and deadlines you must keep track of and the many decisions and choices you must make as you pursue your CSU degree.  The General Catalog is also the best place to find the answers to questions you may have about University operations and protocols.

Of course, there are questions you won’t find answered here, or questions that may not have just one right answer.  What’s one class I should absolutely sign up for this semester?  What academic major will most excite and energize me?  What do I want to do with my life once I leave campus?  How can I begin to make an impact on the world while I am still on campus?  For these questions, I urge you to engage with the tremendously talented, passionate faculty and staff around you.  Go to office hours.  Make—and keep—regular appointments with your advisor.  Ask for help whenever you need it, over email or after class, in tutoring centers and the library.  Then come back to this General Catalog to ensure you’re on track.

We are so excited to welcome you to CSU.  We are here to support you in your pursuit of your most ambitious goals, and we know you will achieve them, becoming the scholars, researchers, leaders and engaged citizens whom we need in our world, today and tomorrow.  Go Rams!

Joyce E. McConnell