CSU student fees continue to benefit students during online instruction due to COVID-19.

Student fees fund a package of services, spaces, support and opportunities for our student body as a whole. Student-fee funded programs and services will continue to be available to students during this time through online or other virtual systems regardless of whether instruction is on-line, hybrid or in-person format.

Examples of student fees that will continue to support students through services during this time include support for students with disabilities, student government and organizations, mental health services, student legal services, interpersonal violence response and safety, career advising, services and education offered to students through Off Campus Life, guidance and tailored support provided to adult learners and veterans, and technology fees. In addition, the university is investing in additional resources to support our students in their success as we deliver academic courses online during this time.

Student fees are part of our students’ investment in the university, which are paid regardless of whether or not or how often an individual student uses all of the services, spaces and opportunities they support.

Adult Learner & Veteran Services will be virtually open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (970) 491-0415 or access our chat feature.

The office will be open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for limited services, including distribution of calculators and iClickers, questions for ALVS staff and the Veterans Education Benefits Office (VEBO) staff, crisis support, and printing.

Services include:

Associated Students of Colorado State University continues operating and paying student employees and remains committed to actively serving students on various University committees.

ASCSU Senate is active and engaged in continuing to represent the needs and interests of the campus community through consideration of bills and resolutions.


  • All ticketed sports (football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball) to which students receive free entry are still expected to be played in Spring 2021.
  • Student engagement efforts at games will continue.
  • Enhanced student engagement is in process, such as making Athletics’ facilities available at select times to ease Rec Center crowding.
  • Athletics will stream select general student body athletic competitions held at Athletics’ facilities (e.g., flag football at Canvas, intramural basketball at Moby Arena).
  • Student-athletes and Athletic Department staff continue to be supported financially, such as trainers and strength coaches.
  • Athletics continues to provide valuable experiences for student employees.

Campus Recreation has reopened for fall, offering our normal semester building hours. Currently, only student members can use the facility, programs, and services, due to building capacity limits.

Visit our website at csurec.colostate.edu/reopening to learn about safety protocol, building hours, and more. Details about available services are below:

  • The Fitness Program offers a mix of in-person and online group fitness, cycling, and yoga classes.
  • Personal Training is open for current and new student clients, and also posts pre-recorded workouts.
  • Intramural Sports hosts a full schedule of both in-person and online competitions.
  • The Outdoor Program has a full schedule of local outdoor trips for students and posts online content for virtual clinics and resources on how and where and how to responsibly recreate in the region.
  • The Outdoor Gear Rental service is available for students to rent from for personal use.
  • The Climbing Wall is open for students Sunday through Friday for bouldering and roped-climbing.

Career Center

All of our services and events are available virtually, including career education, connection to employers, campus employment, as well as jobs and internship postings.

How to reach us:

  • Visit our website Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and click “Chat with us.”
  • Call (970) 491-5707, leave us a message and we will get back to you.
  • Email career_info@mail.colostate.edu

Service highlights:

  • Virtual drop-in career advising Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students may use the chat feature to initiate an immediate drop-in session for quick career questions. They also may select the option of a video session via Zoom, or a phone-only session.
  • Appointment-based career advising for deep-dive career-related needs, students may schedule 45-minute appointments with career educators using their Handshake account; they may select the option of a video session via Zoom, or a phone-only session.
  • Virtual career events: Events will be hosted throughout the fall semester, including the Fall Career and Internship Fair on Sept. 22-23.
  • Online Career Resource Center: 24/7 access to a searchable, sortable online career resource center, with tools and resources curated by our team.
  • Handshake and Big Interview: two online tools purchased by the Career Center that allow students to make progress toward their career goals.

Committee for Disabled Student Accessibility

The fee provides salaries for two positions critical to supporting students with disabilities.

The Assistant Director for Access and Accommodation: Works with faculty to ensure all classes are in compliance with federal mandates and supports the accommodation specialist who works directly with students to make sure online course accommodations needs are met.

The Administrative Assistant oversees the day-to-day operations of the office, provides direct supervision for the student staff that tend to a variety of functions for SDC, and makes sure the technology support and needs are being met. This position is pivotal as students, faculty, staff, and visitors contact the office in-person, via phone and web chat, staffed by student employees.

The enhancements funded by this fee support campus efforts to go beyond what is legally required, making it possible to change the campus into one that is more inviting to students with disabilities.

Conflict Resolution Services at the Student Resolution Center

 Conflict Resolution Services helps students resolve disputes, manage interpersonal/organizational challenges, and navigate University policies and procedures. All the following services are now available virtually:

  • Conflict Coaching: Having difficulties with a roommate, professor, advisor, or peer?  Receive coaching to get clarity, explore options, and develop solutions.
  • Social Justice Mediation: Looking for assistance in having a difficult conversation? Mediators can help facilitate constructive conversations between individuals in conflict.
  • Conflict Dynamics Profile: An assessment that reveals your constructive behaviors, destructive behaviors, and hot buttons in conflict.
  • Appeal Assistance: Learn the ins and outs of the appeal process (grades, registration, conduct…) and get support in crafting an effective written appeal.
  • Restorative Justice Practices: Facilitated group dialogue processes for building community, solving problems, and/or addressing harmful behavior.
  • Webinar Trainings: Interactive skill-building customized to fit the needs of organizations, groups, and teams.
  • Free Online Course: Conflict Management for College Students is an interactive Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

Conflict Resolution Staff are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. via phone, email, video conference, and web chat. Staff also have virtual drop-in hours Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Connect with us:

CSU Health Network Counseling Services

Through student fees, CSU students have access to a wide range of mental health support resources at no additional cost. Counseling Services provides appointments, crisis services, and therapy groups for students. All counseling services are currently provided by phone or online. Call (970) 491-6053 to speak to a member of the counseling team.

DAY (Drugs, Alcohol, and You) Programs are continuing, and groups and workshops have shifted to online delivery.

Psychiatry provides appointments by phone or secure videoconferencing (tele-psychiatry).

YOU@CSU, our online student success tool, has added 50-plus COVID-19-related resources to help students adapt to an ever-changing world, while social distancing and learning online. New content is regularly added to explore timely topics like finding your voice amidst social injustices, preparing for election stress, and how to support your mental health.

Health Education and Prevention Services has shifted outreach and programming to phone and online delivery, including tobacco cessation, suicide prevention, stress management, mindfulness, well-being, substance abuse prevention, and health communications.

CSU Health Network Medical Services

 Students continue to have access to a wide range of robust health and well-being services, made possible by their student fees.

Medical Services continues to serve students at the CSU Health and Medical Center during these hours. Available services include primary care, women’s and gender care, laboratory, behavioral health, X-ray, optometry, dental, and physical therapy. Medical providers are also available by phone and telemedicine to address any questions and concerns related to COVID-19 and other health issues.  ALWAYS CALL AHEAD at (970) 491-7121 before coming to the CSU Health and Medical Center. Walk-in services currently are not available, but students can often get same-day appointments for urgent needs.

The pharmacy remains open and ready to help students. Curbside delivery is available. Call (970) 491-1402 before arriving.

Interpersonal Violence, Response and Safety

 Student fees employ 3.5 full-time staff and 22 students, who are all currently working on remote advocacy and education efforts.

Student employees and peer educators are hosting virtual office hours, answering phones and producing web content, including videos and posts.

Prevention education is happening online, including Sexual Assault Awareness Month, consent in online dating formats, pressure for sex when isolated with a partner, healthy long-distance relationship dynamics, ethical porn consumption and porn addiction, etc.

In the area of advocacy, the 24-hour hotline is staffed, and digital advocacy support is provided, including online groups, virtual reporting to CSUPD, Student Conduct, and Title IX, help with disclosing to family members, safety planning for survivors who are isolated with violent partners, etc.

A web chat feature has been added to allow survivors an option for connecting with an advocate.

Advocates will continue to provide in-person advocacy on a case-by-case basis for survivors who are unable to connect virtually due to safety concerns. In-person accompaniment to court, hospital (when protocol allows), etc. continues to be provided.

Advocacy and Programming staff are also writing, recording, and editing podcast episodes, which address COVID-related interpersonal violence issues.

Lory Student Center

The LSC, including the CSU Transit Center, is open with clearly indicated requirements for face coverings, physical distancing, and hand washing. Building hours can be found here.

To help address significant financial stress and food insecurities, Rams Against Hunger is providing food and hygiene products in the LSC Theatre three days per week. All CSU students, staff, and faculty may select from a variety of fresh, refrigerated, and shelf-stable foods. This is open to anyone with a CSU ID.

Campus Information is open in-person and virtually via phone and web chat.

The CSU Bookstore is open to ensure students have their Ram gear and course materials: textbooks, eBook access, rentals, pre-order textbook delivery, supplies, and more. Online orders are also being taken.

Most LSC Dining venues are open, including the Aspen Grille, Ramskeller, and coffee locations across campus.

The LSC employs over 600 student staff. In addition to their individual responsibilities, student employees continue to grow and develop through the SHAPE training and talent development program.

LSC Ballrooms are being used for classrooms and many meeting rooms and lounge areas have been re-purposed for use as study areas with high-quality wireless internet.

Essential personnel have been and will continue to maintain the facility.

Off-Campus Life and RamRide

Staff will start the Fall 2020 semester working remotely. Off-Campus Life staff are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. via phone, web chat, email, and for drop-in virtual meetings. Please access these contact options on our homepage:

For help finding off-campus housing 24/7 check out RentalSearch, Apartment Complex List, Property Management List, affordable housing, Roommate Round Ups, short-term/temporary housing, and properties that have been zoned for extra occupancy. You can also access our Student Handbook for more information about living off campus.

RamRide continues to support Rams Against Hunger through our Food Operations. RamRide Food Ops will deliver boxes of free food from the CSU Food Pantry to on- and off-campus students, faculty, and staff. Read more information here.

RamRide is finalizing details about how students can access safe rides. Once finalized, updated information will be posted on our website, our app, and social media.

Performing Arts Center

The UCA will be fully functional throughout Fall 2020 in all aspects related to student fees, with the exception of live performance, which will be replaced with HD-streamed performances or performances recorded and rebroadcast. Access will be via the SMTD virtual box office with Vimeo as the primary platform.

All activities normally associated with student fees, which fund the UCA production staff and work-study students, will continue throughout the fall semester, including marching band, theatre and dance productions, and music ensemble concerts. These costs are ongoing and will continue throughout Fall 2020, regardless of mode of instruction. All of these virtual events, as usual, are free to all CSU students. The UCA production staff and work-study students will work diligently this semester on two theatre productions: Boy Gets Girl and Concord Floral, two dance concerts, and the Annual Halloween Organ Extravaganza, as well as support numerous needs for other music concerts.

For these productions, staff and work-study students will build backgrounds as digital theatre sets, design craft over 100 costumes, make props to set the time and theme of productions, mix and mic performers and musicians, use lighting to help establish mood and time for scenes, and teach our students new and exciting technology for digital broadcast and camera recording. This will all ensure we offer quality productions for the CSU community.

All of these activities are integral to our student’s education, offering one-on-one interactions with staff, while gaining very direct mentorship.


RamEvents is a “For Students, By Students” organization within Campus Activities that plans a variety of events for the CSU community. From large concerts and local live music to lectures and movies, RamEvents collaborates with on-campus and off-campus partners to consider and be inclusive of the identities and experiences of every student at CSU. RamEvents collects and utilizes CSU student feedback to reach and meet the needs of all students and plan events intentionally. The mission of RamEvents is to provide diverse and affordable events that both entertain and enrich the CSU experience.

RamEvents will host a variety of virtual speakers, performers, and opportunities for students to build community. These events will be primarily promoted via Instagram @RamEventsatCSU. Students can also find them on Facebook (facebook.com/RamEventsatCSU/) and our website.

Since attending synchronous events may be more challenging during this time, some of our events will be recorded and made available via our website. Just click the “Virtual Events Log-in” link on the main page and use your eID and password to access the videos.


Student fees employ 10 full-time staff and 28 students who are working in-person and virtually/remotely to serve students and our community.

dosomething.colostate.edu, a new website to support students in finding ways to be engaged, build relationships, and enhance the CSU experience was launched in response to COVID-19 in Fall 2020. During the first week of class, over 700 CSU Involvement Interest Forms have been completed, and SLiCE alone received over 400 submissions from interested students. Involvement Advising is available to all CSU students to meet virtually one-on-one with an involvement advisor.  Group/class advising sessions will be delivered upon request.

Rams Against Hunger offers a menu of services that meet the varying levels of food insecurity our community members face now and into the future. These services include a food pantry, a meal-swipe program, pocket pantries, and virtual assistance with navigating federal aid eligibility.

Student Organization registrations for the 2020/2021 academic year opened March 10, 2020, and SLiCE has received over 500 requests. We are entering Fall 2020 with 330 active registered student organizations (RSOs). Registration is live through Sept. 20. SLiCE continues to process financial documents for registered student organizations with financial accounts.

SLiCE staff continue to offer advisement to ASCSU student leaders as they navigate adjusting programs, funding, elections, and student representation in a virtual format.

Student Legal Services

Attorneys are working remotely, providing confidential advising appointments by phone and video conferencing.

Visit sls.colostate.edu for guidance on timely legal issues and to request an appointment.

SLS assists with most legal issues. These include making a medical power of attorney, dealing with leases and landlords, handling a criminal charge or sealing past criminal records to help your job prospects, understanding immigration issues, learning your constitutional rights when contacted by police or immigration enforcement, and forming a business or free-lance gig.

Alternative Transportation Fee

The Alternative Transportation Fee Advisory Board (ATFAB) is charged with overseeing transportation investments on behalf of the study body. ATFAB oversees the $1.6 million mandatory Transfort contract providing students with free access to all bus routes in Fort Collins and regional routes to Boulder (CU) and Greeley (UNC).

  • ATFAB annually awards a $250,000 mandatory pool for awards in transportation infrastructure such as trails and shelters, and programs such as bike shop and ski bus.
  • Our board consistently has representation from all College Councils and ASCSU-designated representatives.
  • ATFAB will conduct board meetings online during the fall semester to support physical distancing during the COVID pandemic.
  • Minutes and project investments, along with board membership, can be found at atfab.colostate.edu.

University Facility Fee

Approximately 90% of the fees collected annually are allocated toward annual debt service commitments for capital construction projects that directly benefit the students of CSU, including the Biology Building, Center for Performing Arts, Visual Arts Building, Computer Science, and Engineering II, among a host of others.

The remaining 10% is allocated by the University Facility Fee Advisory Board (UFFAB) to fund annual cash-funded projects.

To date, the UFFAB has voted to fund over $240 million in campus facility improvements dedicated to improving the academic experience of students.

University Technology Fee

More than 43% of the University Technology Fee Advisory Board’s (UTFAB) allocations in FY21 are devoted to services delivered online, including the Student Information System, Office 365, and RamLink, as well as lecture capture and academic technologies used in the delivery of online instruction.

  • New for Fall 2020: UTFAB funded a site license for iClicker Cloud, enabling the use of iClicker engagement technologies in remote instruction scenarios.
  • The University wireless network in academic buildings is supported by UTFAB, and central IT teams have been busy throughout the summer ensuring continued excellent coverage as on-campus instruction resumes.
  • Checkout laptops from the Morgan Library have been loaned to students in need while off-campus during this time, and these devices are funded by UTFAB.
  • Significant co-sponsorship of the CSU 3D printing lab is provided by UTFAB, and the lab has been actively engaged in community support by fabricating personal protection equipment and masks to provide to local COVID-19 response efforts.