PLACE Orientation

Welcome to PLACE!

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation. Orientation will occur in person the week of August 14-17. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mandatory Orientation

Orientation is mandatory for all new PLACE students. If you have questions, you can email us at

Fall 2023 Orientation Schedule

Saturday, August 12Location
10am - 1pmOptional
A Home-y Giveaway Event
Come get free household items, including dishes, kitchen items, bedding, towels, and more.Plymouth UCC Church, 916 W. Prospect Rd.
Monday, August 14Location
9:30am - 12:30pmOPTIONAL
Bike Workshop & Ride
Learn about biking in Fort Collins, the rules you need to be aware of. Enjoy a bike ride tour of campus and get a free bike helmet. End the session with a free lunch.Preconstruction Building Room 122
1pm - 3pmOPTIONAL
Open a Bank Account with FNBO
Open a bank account with First National Bank. Bring your passport, I-20, CSU ID number/email, and US address.Preconstruction Building Room 122
3pm - 4:30pmREQUIRED
Welcome & Introduction to PLACE
Welcome to CSU! You will get a folder with important information and meet your classmates.Spruce Hall 203
4:30pm - 5pmREQUIRED
Set up NetID
Set up your NetID. Spruce Hall 203
5pm - 7pmOPTIONAL
Pizza & Volleyball
Join us for a chance to make new friends. Enjoy some volleyball with new friends. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be provided.Outdoor Volleyball Courts at Student Rec Center
Tuesday, August 15Location
7:30am - 8:30amREQUIRED
Check-in, Resource Fair, & Breakfast
Check-in and explore on campus resources.Lory Student Center (LSC) Grand Ballrooms
8:30am - 9amREQUIRED
Hear a brief welcome from CSU staff.Lory Student Center (LSC) Grand Ballrooms
9am - 9:45amREQUIRED
Campus Resources Session
Learn about campus resources available to you.Lory Student Center (LSC) 384
9:45am - 10:30amREQUIRED
Cultural Adjustment & Small Group Discussion
Learn about cultural adjustment and meet new international students.Lory Student Center (LSC) Grand Ballrooms
10:30am - 10:45amBreakEnjoy a short break.Lory Student Center (LSC) Grand Ballrooms
10:45am - 11:30amREQUIRED
CSU Campus Safety
Learn about personal safety and important laws in the U.S. from CSU police.Lory Student Center (LSC) Grand Ballrooms
11:30am - 12pmREQUIRED
Immigration Information
Learn about US immigration rules and regulations. Ask advisors immigration questions.Lory Student Center (LSC) Grand Ballrooms
12pm - 1:30pmLunchEnjoy lunch with new friends.The Foundry Dining Center
1:30pm - 2:30pmOPTIONAL
Campus Tour
Join a campus tour led by current students and staff.Leave from dining center after lunch.
5:00pm - 7:30pmOPTIONAL
Food Truck Rally
Enjoy live music, time with new friends, and food from local food trucks.Meet at International House at 5pm.
Wednesday, August 16Location
9am - 10amREQUIRED
Placement Test: Writing
Take the written part of the English placement test.Morgan Library Room 174
10am - 12pmREQUIRED
Placement Test: Listening & Comprehension
Take the listening and reading comprehension part of the English placement test.Morgan Library Room 174
12pm - 12:30pmREQUIRED
Get Your RamCard
Get your RamCard. $20 will be charged to your student account on RamWeb. Bring your passport.Lory Student Center (LSC) Ram Card Office
1pm - 4pmOPTIONAL
Transportation Session & Shopping Trip
Learn about Fort Collins's free bus system. Then, take a bus ride on the Max to nearby stores!Leave from Spruce Hall Lobby
Thursday, August 17Location
9am - 9:30amREQUIRED
Immunization Session
Upload required immunization documents. Bring your MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) immunization documents (paper copy OR digital copy on your phone).Morgan Library 174
9:30am - 10:15amREQUIRED
Immigration Information Session
Attend required session and learn about US immigration rules and regulations.Morgan Library 174
10:30am - 12:30pmREQUIRED
Placement Advising & Registration
Meet with an advisor for placement results and register for classes.Morgan Library 174