First 50 Days

First 50 Days includes programs students should attend the first eight weeks on campus.  By attending and participating in these programs, new students will have the ability to learn about involvement opportunities on campus, become part of the CSU campus, engage in community wide-events, and enhance their connection to being a CSU Ram!  As a new student within the first eight weeks of the semester, you should plan on participating in the First 50 signature events and consider attending other events on campus.

First 50 Days Signature Events include:

Fall Involvement Expo
August 31 - September 13, 2020

Hosted virtually 
Colorado State University’s asynchronous virtual Fall 2020 Involvement Expo is an opportunity for you and your fellow Rams to get involved on campus. By connecting with 300+ Registered Student Organizations and University departments, you have the opportunity to leave your mark at CSU through student organization and discover the services offered to you. The Fall Involvement Expo is a great way to think big, get involved and Do Something CSU. Visit from August 31 – September 13 and join the RAMily. Check out the instructional guide for details on how to access the Involvement Expo during the dates mentioned. 

Homecoming and Family Weekend
Thurs.-Sat., October 1-3, 2020
Join the CSU campus community as we celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend! There is no doubt Homecoming and Family Weekend will look different than it ever has before, but the purpose will remain the same. Join us October 1-3 to celebrate what unites us as Rams as we bring Colorado State to you! Together, we will Light the A, re-create time-honored traditions at home, show off our Ram Pride with a digital party pack, run a virtual 5K, and more. The weekend will be full of fun for everyone!

Diversity Symposium
Mon.-Fri., October 19-23, 2020

The Diversity Symposium is FREE and open to all Colorado State University faculty, staff, and students. Registration is required and additional information will be email to all registered attendees in early October. To access the schedule, follow the link using your CSU eID.

Cans Around the Oval
October 12-16, 2020
C.A.N.S. Around the Oval is a CSU tradition, where students, faculty, and staff partner with local community members, schools, and organizations to raise awareness about food insecurity by collecting food goods and raising monetary donations for the Food Bank for Larimer County. In 2019, C.A.N.S. Around the Oval evolved into a fund and food drive asking donors for C.A.N.S. “cash and nutritious staples” (including online monetary donations and healthy non-perishable food items) to enhance the quality and quantity of food to better meet community needs.  Students may CANtribute in various ways including volunteering, donating, and using art and social media to spread awareness, in addition to education themselves and others about the cause. CANtributions may come through solo acts of kindness and/or collective team efforts as part of our Friendly-Competition amongst CSU Departments, CSU Student Groups, Community Organizations, and Local Schools. #TogetherWeCANS2020 . Learn more at 


Additional Events happening within the first 8 weeks of the semester:

Fraternity and Sorority Welcome Back Block Party
Thurs., August 27, 2020
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. 
Fraternity & Sorority Life will host a virtual Welcome Back Block Party event consisting of synchronous and asynchronous components. The Welcome Back Block Party webpage will be live with asynchronous content beginning August 17, 2020 and will be available throughout the month of September. The synchronous components of the event will occur on Thursday, August 27, 2020 between 11a.m. and 2p.m. Welcome Back Block Party webpage.

Education Abroad Fair
Tues., September 1 - Fri., September 4, 2020

On behalf of CSU International Programs - Education abroad, we would like to invite you to our first Virtual Education Abroad Fair. Visit the website on how to register for sessions.

Hall Council Interest Sessions
Thurs., September 3, 2020
5:30 -6:30 P.M
Virtually within your Residence Hall


If you have questions or for more information, contact Orientation and Transition Programs at (970) 491-6011 or