Outreach is among the pillars that Colorado State University was founded upon and is an effort that continues today through interaction with our Colorado communities, and around the globe. CSU’s Commitment to Community is a reflection of the University’s promise of service and engagement to Colorado citizens, executed by providing resources, participating in events, and building community partnerships. Colorado State University is proud to be part of such a vibrant and active Fort Collins Community.  At many of the community events you will find CSU hosting a booth, tent, or activities.  This fall we are proud to be part of multiple community events. We invite you to join in on all the fun!

Fall 2018 Events


CSU Athletics

CSU is home to many athletic events throughout the year! Bring your Ram Pride to cheer on our student athletes! For more information visit this website.

Homecoming

October 8 – 13, 2018

Alumni, families, community members, and visitors are invited to Homecoming & Family Weekend, the time of year when we come together to celebrate Colorado State University’s past, present, and future. For more information, visit this website.

Opera: The Myth of Orfeus (Orfeo ed Euridice) by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Directed by Tiffany Blake; Conducted by Wes KenneyOctober 25, 26, 27, 7:30 p.m., matinee on October 28, 2 p.m.

Orpheus, musician and poet of mythological legend, was said to have the ability to charm all living things with his voice. When his beloved Eurydice dies of a fatal snake bite, Orpheus descends into the darkness of the Underworld to ask for herreturn, hoping his voice can soften the hearts of the gods. His request is granted, but Orpheus must walk in front of Eurydice and not look back until they reach the upper world. Will he overcome the temptation? The popular and influential opera was first performed in 1762 in Vienna. CSU System Passport eligible.

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Big Love by Charles Mee

Directed by Eric Prince
November 9, 10, 15, 16, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on November 11, 17, 2 p.m.

Big Love, by Charles Mee, has been called a big, beautiful, fantastic mess. Just like love. It’s also been called a eu

phoric, erotic, madly tumultuous piece of work, and although based on one of the oldest plays of ancient Greece it’s more recognizably HBO’s The Sopranos in style and method rather than Aeschylus.

It’s the story of three women (and 47 sisters) fleeing their homeland of Greece to escape forced marriages to men they have never met and do not love. Their refuge is a sumptuous Italian villa and its eccentric household until the jiltedgrooms finally arrive, by military helicopter, to retake the betrothed women by whatever means necessary. Events however spin out of control in a dizzying, surprising and wildly comical fashion, leaving audiences entertained, yet pondering the eternal question of love and marriage. Must we succumb to the power of love, to the pull of passion to experience all that is good in life? Or is sexual attraction, lust, and love itself, just another form of enslavement? Written originally for the Humana Festival, Louisville, in 2000, there is still something topically relevant about this play in this era of Trump and the “Me Too” movement, and our debates about the politics of power, gender, and male supremacy.

The oldest questions on earth have a way of just never going away….