Our University

Visiting Our Campus

Updated July 2014

Our campus is in the center of Fort Collins, Colorado, just at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills. It's an ideal location to live and learn – a unique blend of big city advantages and small town friendliness with easy access to the great outdoors.

Our Campus & Community

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Our campus is in Fort Collins at the base of the Rocky Mountains.

The University Welcome Center is located in Ammons Hall on the University Oval.

Fort Collins has a thriving cultural and artistic community.

Downtown is a popular locale for evenings out.

The Poudre River, just minutes from campus, is local favorite for kayaking and rafting.

Ram athletics provide family fun and entertainment all year long.

University Welcome Center

Ammons Hall (maps & directions)
(970) 491-6909
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

The Welcome Center serves as the university's official front door for our visitors and friends. The center offers general information about campus and the Fort Collins community, along with admissions information for prospective students and their families, including daily information sessions and campus tours.

Fort Collins

Fort Collins is a city of 150,000 located 60 miles north of Denver. "The Fort" seems to have something for just about everyone – several shopping malls, hundreds of restaurants, multiple movie complexes, a regional cultural center, natural areas, miles of bike trails, and cozy coffee houses – right here in town. And for outdoor enthusiasts, camping, hiking, snow boarding, downhill and cross-country skiing to rafting, fishing, and water skiing are all within a short drive.

Driving Directions and Parking Information

Building locations, campus maps, and driving directions can be found on maps.colostate.edu.

After You Arrive

  • University Parking Services - Parking on campus is regulated - visit Parking Services online and get all the information you need prior to your arrival. You can also pick up your guest parking permits and detailed parking information at the Lake Street Parking Garage located on the corner of Prospect Road and Center Avenue.
  • Campus Maps - Building locations, campus maps, and driving directions can be found online, at the Welcome Center, or at Parking Services.
  • Colorado Welcome Center - Colorado experts provide complimentary Colorado maps, routing information, weather updates, brochures and more. The center is surrounded by more than 200 acres of nature preserve, with nature and interpretive trails, picnic areas and more.
  • Fort Collins Convention & Visitors Bureau - Links to accommodations, local eateries, shopping, recreation, sights, events, and more!
  • Hotels Near Campus - Metro Travel Guide provides a map to find hotels near Colorado State University.


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