Graduate Student Resources

Dear CSU Graduate Student,

Welcome to Colorado State University! We are excited that you’ll be a Ram this fall! CSU has a Division of Student Affairs (https://studentaffairs.colostate.edu/) that has many resources for graduate students and potentially their families. As a CSU graduate student, we want you to know that our staff can make you aware of resources and programs, both on and off campus, that can support you. The following email is intended to provide you with some information that has been requested by CSU graduate students in the past -as it relates to student services.

CSU Specific Resources for Graduate Students:

CSU Specific Resources for Graduate Students with Families:

  • Parent & Family Programs Office: Can provide guidance to graduate students about potential resources and support for their immediate family members (i.e., partner/spouse and/or children).
  • The Recreation Center: Fitness, intramural sports, outdoor adventure programs, and overall health and wellness programs – for family members.
    • CSU full-time students’ (so any graduate student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours) spouse/partners can purchase a full membership to the Rec Center as long as they can provide a bill, lease, or piece of mail that has both individuals names on it. View full info on memberships.
    • Once a spouse/partner has a membership, the complete services and programs of the Rec Center are open to them, which includes the Rec, Intramurals, the spa, etc.
    • If students would like to purchase a guest pass in lieu of a full membership for their spouse/partner, they can do so for $5.00 a day.
    • CSU Rec Center offers family hours for students to bring in their dependents (up to 4) and spouse/partner for free. These hours vary depending on the semester, but generally they are Fridays from 3 pm – Sundays at 5 pm, and fall, winter, and summer breaks are from open to close each day.
  • Lactation Rooms: Locations on campus that serve as lactation rooms.
  • Ram Kidz Village: Drop-in childcare that includes structured, educational activities for children aged 12 months-11 years old while their parent remains in the Morgan Library.

Ft. Collins Area Resources for Graduate Students With or Without Families:

  • Career Builder – The Coloradoan: Resource to find potential job opportunities in Ft. Collins.
  • Downtown Ft. Collins: Provides information on downtown Ft. Collins dining, arts and culture, shops and services, etc. available in downtown Ft. Collins.
  • Groome Airport Shuttle: Shuttle services to and from Denver International Airport (DIA).
  • Larimer County Early Childhood Council: Includes information re: options for daycare/childcare in the Ft. Collins and broader Larimer County Area.
  • Fullana Learning Center: Provides information re: early childhood programs and schooling options in Ft. Collins and the broader Poudre School District.
  • Poudre School District: Provides information re: schools and schooling in the Ft. Collins and broader Poudre School District.

We hope this list of resources can be helpful if needed. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office if you have questions or suggestions for additional resources we should list/note.

Telephone: 970-491-5312
Email: vpsa_studentdesk@mail.colostate.edu

Sincerely,
The Division of Student Affairs