Colorado State University is home to award-winning dining centers, state-of-the art University Center for the Arts, the beautiful Annual Flower Trial Gardens and more. More than 4,000 public events are hosted on the main campus each year. No matter what time of the year you visit there are always events, tours, and attractions!
The Lory Student Center serves as a supportive, creative gathering place for exchanging ideas, socializing, challenging social and cultural norms, engaging in campus activities, eating, playing, shopping, relaxing, gathering, and learning…. Your home away from home.
In essence, the Lory Student Center is campus “connection central” – its heartbeat – where students, faculty, staff, and the world at large come to work, learn, play, and feel a part of the energy of Colorado State University’s community. The Lory Student Center contributes directly to the educational mission of Colorado State University by providing encouragement and opportunities for participation in educational, cultural, and recreational activities and provides services for the convenience of the campus community.
We are dedicated to promoting a supportive, creative learning environment by developing campus community through a diversity of high quality, student-centered programs and services.
The Lory Student Center family welcomes you to experience Colorado State Universities campus starting at the heart.
Cheer on the Rams
CSU Athletics is home to 16 Division I sports in the Mountain West Conference. Cheer on our fantastic Ram Athletes at the new On Campus Stadium, Moby Arena; or travel with us on the road to away games. Be sure to check out Ram Town before our home football games at Hughes Stadium to enjoy pregame activities, tailgates, band and spirit performances and an interactive kids zone, and the Ram Walk tradition celebrating the Rams arrival to the stadium. Be on the look out for CAM the Ram and don’t forget to take a picture with him for good luck!
Take in a Performance
The University Center for the Arts features over 250 world-class music, theatre and dance performances and high-profile arts events each year. Performance spaces include the Griffin Concert Hall, University Theatre, University Dance Theatre, Organ Recital Hall, Studio (Black Box) Theatre in addition to practice rooms and classrooms. The facility is also home to our University Art Museum and Avenir Museum.
The Lory Student Center Theatre has undergone an extensive renovation to become a state-of-the-art facility that hosts galas, concerts, theatre performances, lectures, and community gatherings each year.
- Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
- Colorado State University Art Museum, located inside the University Center for the Arts, is the primary showcase for the visual arts on campus. Each year the museum exhibits 8-9 diverse exhibitions. The museum’s permanent collection is comprised of about 3000 objects. The museum is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday and free.
- Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising
- Curfman Gallery
- Gustafson Gallery
- Hatton Gallery
The Annual Flower Trial Gardens bloom May through October outside the University Center for the Arts. This beautiful garden showcases over 1,000 different cultivated varieties of annuals. The outdoor display and test areas at the Annual Flower Trial Garden were established to allow students, researchers, industry representatives, homeowners and extension personnel to learn, teach and evaluate through horticultural research and demonstration projects conducted in the unique environmental conditions of the Rocky Mountain/High Plains region. We recommend bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy. The gardens are free and open to the public.
Dining on Campus
Colorado State University offers a variety of dining options that are open to the public. There are 2 award winning dining centers, a student-run full-service restaurant, and a multiple quick-service food locations. Contact Dining Services for menu options, group reservations, and pricing.
- Ammons Hall Welcome Center
- 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 for prospective and admitted students.
- Lory Student Center
- Calendar of Events
- Directions to campus
Explore 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.