A Big Ram Welcome

The day has finally come: the Class of 2016 has arrived on campus. Ram Welcome festivities began at 8 a.m., when doors to the dorms officially opened. After you’ve moved all of your belongings and knick-knacks into your new room and met your roommate, CSU and the College of Business have a plethora of activities to keep you busy until classes begin on Monday.

Below you can find the events which pertain to you specifically as a College of Business student as well as other events of interest from Thursday to Saturday.


7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Carnival and President’s Concert: Games, snacks, carnival rides, and live music on the Intramural Fields located in front of the Student Recreation Center. Venture inside The Rec to explore “Retro Rec”, an interactive decade-themed adventure leading you through each area of the Rec Center. Explore programs and services offered through Campus Recreation, play games, and win prizes.


9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | College Welcome: Meet with other College of Business students in the Rockwell Courtyard. Here you’ll get a chance to register, meet with advisors, learn about concentrations within the College, and explore various business-related student organizations. There will also be a raffle, and you could win prizes such as a new bike, a dinner in Old Town, or cool CSU swag. Companies who donated prizes to the College of Business’s Ram Welcome event include:

  • Butter Cream Cupcakery
  • Rams Book Store
  • Café Bluebird
  • Recycled Cycles
  • Noodles & Company
  • Pizza Casbah
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • Big Dog Textbooks
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Kilwins Ice Cream
  • Chipper’s Lanes
  • Beau Jo’s Pizza
  • Sonny Lubick Steak House
  • Canino’s Italian Restaurant
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Ethics Matters Boot Camp (Required for new College of Business students): Establishing an ethical base before starting your college career is imperative to achieving success in both your college courses and later in the business environment. Ethics is the underpinning of College of Business courses at CSU and this boot camp is a great way to get started! “Ethics Matters” Boot Camp is designed to provide students with a preview of the ethical principles and foundations that will be embedded throughout the College of Business experience. Come prepared for an engaging, interactive, and fun learning experience!

7:00 p.m. – Midnight | Ramapalooza: Join Campus Activities at Ramapalooza for endless entertainment including live comedy and music performances, casino night, caricature artist, crafts, food, prizes, and much more. Watch The Hunger Games under the stars and meet GUIDE staff at this GUIDE sponsored movie event on the Lory Student Center Plaza.


10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. | Ram Night @ SuperTarget: Stock up on supplies for your room and enter to in great prizes at an exclusive late-night shopping trip to SuperTarget. Catch the bus directly from CSU Transit Center, the south side of Corbett Hall (on Plum St.) or on the north side of Summit Hall (on Pitkin St.).

Upperclassmen: What do you remember about Ram Welcome and your first days at CSU?


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