WELCOME TO COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
HOME OF THE CSU RAMS!
This self-guided walking tour will give you the opportunity to experience the ram community first hand. The combination of outstanding academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and enthusiastic student involvement is why many call CSU home. Discover CSU’s eight colleges, dine at one of our award-winning dining centers, and get to know the lively academic community that is Colorado State University!
1. Ammons Hall
Originally built as the Women’s Recreation Center in 1922, with an indoor pool. The pool is now filled in and Ammons Hall is home to the University Welcome Center and Office of Admissions.
Take a walk through the Oval and discover the historic district of campus. With buildings dating as far back as 1881 (Spruce Hall), the oval embodies the vast history of campus. Shaded by American elm trees, the Oval is a perfect place to for students to study and recreate. The annual homecoming parade, President’s Annual Fall Address, and multiple weddings take place here each year.
3. Lory Student Center
With more than 20,000 people passing through its doors each day, the Lory Student Center (LSC) underwent a major renovation in 2014. This facility houses a food court, the CSU Bookstore, Student Advocacy offices, meeting space, ballrooms, and a microbrewery that serves as a lab for fermentation science.
4. Morgan Library
The Morgan Library has been providing research and study space for students since 1964. It currently holds 2 million books and journals in its collection. Extensive renovation of the library, which includes a 24-hour study cube, has revitalized the space to be more suitable for current students.
5. Biology Building
The Biology Building was built in 2017 and focuses on creating spaces where the record-number of Biological Sciences and Zoology majors can spend their time in classrooms or study spaces. The facility provides cutting-edge laboratories for CSU researchers, faculty, and students.
6. Chemistry Research Building
The Chemistry Research Building is a state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratory facility located on the “Science Mall.” This building provides 60,000 square feet of additional hood-intensive lab space, which integrates collaborative student and faculty research. Check out the art installation just outside of the building’s entrance featuring molecules found in our
7. Academic Village
Academic Village, one of CSU’s living-learning communities, features a common area with a water fountain, award-winning Ram’s Horn Dining Center, and three residence halls – Engineering, Honors, and Aspen.
8. CSU Canvas Stadium
The multi-purpose stadium houses the Alumni Center, classrooms, and the Collaborative for Student Achievement, touching all students during their time in school and inviting alumni back to campus. The facility achieved Leed Certification that ensures a healthy and sustainable environment.
9. Student Recreation Center
CSU’s Student Recreation Center is a breathtaking combination of luxurious amenities and stunning cultural design and is consistently ranked one of the top 5 student recreation centers in the country. The 165,000 square foot facility feature a twofloor cardio-weight fitness area, group fitness studios, climbing wall, bouldering cave, in-pool rock wall, 4-lane swimming pool with lazy river, indoor and outdoor basketball, outdoor volleyball and hockey areas, a hot tub, and much more.
10. The Pavilion
The Pavilion is in the center of Laurel Village and is the first project on the main CSU campus to receive a LEED Platinum certification. The Pavilion features sustainable and local products as well as innovative energy-saving features including a katabatic cooling tower.
11. University Center for the Arts (1400 Remington Street)
The University Center for the Arts is an exquisite venue for music, theatre, dance and art that features over 300 performances and events each year. In this building – through performance, creative production, design, education, therapy, and research – future generations of arts professionals are becoming contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society.