Communities & Programs

Apartment Life strongly believes that residents achieve a more productive and gratifying experience at the University if they feel at home in their living environment. Each apartment community has live-in student staff who work with residents to provide a wide range of programs and to create inclusive and culturally rich communities.

Each apartment community develops an event calendar unique to the particular area. These events provide opportunities for single students, students with families, and family members to adjust to their new life, while promoting autonomy, cooperative decision-making, and leadership development.

Intercultural Connections Community (ICC)

The Intercultural Connections Community (ICC) is a unique community within the University Apartments for single undergraduate students, 23 years of age or younger, who have fulfilled the live-in requirement and are interested in an intercultural living experience and broadening their world view. Through a wide range of programming and educational opportunities, we seek to foster personal growth and global awareness, and to promote intercultural competence and academic success. While living in the ICC, students attend two programs of their choice per semester designed to integrate them to the ICC community and develop their intercultural competency skills.

ICC is perfect for Students With an Interest in:
  • Diversity
  • Global/International Affairs
  • Studying Abroad
  • A Living-Learning Community
  • Meeting academic, career, and personal goals
  • Interest in community service, volunteerism, and active community involvement
Benefits
  • Great study environment that promotes academic success
  • Live-in staff available to help
  • Diverse community – approximately 70% of our students are from foreign countries and represent varied races, religions, sexual orientations, and abilities
  • A more mentored living-learning experience
  • Family-friendly and student focused community
Events & Activities
  • Friday Afternoon Clubs (FAC’s) – Held every Friday at the International House
  • United Tastes of America – A program featuring traditional foods from all 50 states of the US
  • Knowing The World & Knowing The U.S. Nights – Cultural awareness programs featuring interactive presentations, music, dance, cultural displays, and traditional foods highlighting domestic and international cultures.
  • Over 300 other passive and active programs around personal, academic, and wellness skill development, and career goals

Family & Youth Activities

International Women’s Orientation

A free program for women spouses and parters held in late August that covers childcare, safety, volunteer opportunities and culture shock.

Women’s Clubs and English Classes
  • Held weekly at University Village and Aggie Village
  • Touch base with friends and meet new ones
Youth Activities

In the family apartment areas at Colorado State University there are many activities designed for children of all ages. Apartment Life has two youth programmers on staff in each family area to work with the children, providing educational and fun activities in a friendly environment.

  • International Children’s Carnival
  • Halloween Children’s Carnival
  • Youth Clubs
  • Sports Days

English Language Classes

Moving to a new country can be difficult enough without the added worry of whether you can speak the language. Here at CSU, we want both you and your spouse or partner to succeed. Apartment Life takes the welfare of our residents very seriously and that includes everyone, not just the student! That is why we offer English language classes for those of you who are more comfortable learning English in a less formal environment.

Apartment Life English Classes
  • Offered at Aggie and University Village weekly (FREE)
  • Improve your confidence and knowledge of the English language
  • Catch up with friends and meet new members of your community
INTO Colorado State University

The Academic English program prepares students for University study through classes in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and test preparation.

The General English program is designed for students of all English levels who want to improve communications skills and learn more about American culture.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to make connections with others, learn new skills, and utilize old ones, and make a positive difference in your community.

Apartment Life

Resident volunteers make significant contributions to the hundreds of programs occurring each year, including larger programs such as World Fest, Aggie Bash, and International Children’s Festival; as well as resident-run programs such as Ping-Pong Night, Tastes & Sights Series, and language classes.  To volunteer or get more information contact Apartment Life in the Palmer Center at (970) 491-4755 or your Community Coordinator.

Colorado State University

The Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office has listings of volunteer opportunities throughout campus and the community.

City of Fort Collins

The community-wide organization, First Call can connect residents wishing to volunteer in the community with organizations that align with their personal interests.