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About Orientation and Transition Programs

Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP) at Colorado State University provides programming and services designed to assist first-year, second-year, and transfer students with a successful transition at Colorado State University.We offer a continuum of services beginning with orientation to Ram Welcome (prior to classes beginning) to transition programming throughout the first two years of students’ experiences at CSU. OTP believes in assisting students in knowing and feeling what it means to be a CSU Ram. Additionally, OTP places high value on student leadership and development and employs over 300 student leaders to implement these university-wide programs.

Programs Include:

  • First-Year Student Orientation
  • Transfer Student Orientation
  • International Student Orientation
  • First-Year Mountain Experience/Transfer Mountain Experience Outdoor Orientation
  • Camp 1870
  • Ram Welcome
  • First 50 Days
  • New Student Seminar- Exploring Major Tracks
  • Getting to Year 2 @ CSU
  • Transfer Programs @ CSU
  • Year 2 @ CSU: Second Year Program

Orientation and Transition Programs organizationally is a part of the Collaborative for Student Achievement in the Division of Student Affairs and the Division of Academic Affairs whose mission is to empower students to create and achieve their personal and educational goals. The Collaborative for Student Achievement is made up of six units which include Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP), Advising for Undeclared Students, Key Learning Communities, Outreach and Support Programs, Community For Excellence Scholar Programs, and Health Professions Advising.