Communities & Programs

University Housing 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.

Family & Youth Activities

International Women’s Welcome (IWW)

The focus of the IWW is to welcome international women spouses and partners into the University Housing and Fort Collins communities. This unique program hosted by Central Programs provides information on schools, safety, cultural food stores, information on volunteering, and ways to connect with other women in the university apartment communities.

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 (University Village 1600, 1700, and Aggie Village Family) there are many activities designed for children of all ages. The university apartments have two youth programmers on staff in each family area to work with the children, providing educational and fun activities in a friendly environment.

  • Seasonal Multicultural Children’s Carnival
  • Halloween Children’s Carnival
  • Youth Clubs
  • Sports Days

The Seasonal Multicultural Children’s Carnivals are spring programs that are open to the public and provide an afternoon of fun for families across Fort Collins. The Carnival has various activities such as arts and crafts, games, face painting, etc. This is one of the largest events organized by the apartment communities and the Office of International Programs. More than 400 people from the CSU and Fort Collins community attend the Carnival each year. This event is geared towards children ages 4 – 12 and is free to CSU students and the Fort Collins Community.

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. University Housing 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.

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.

University Housing

Resident volunteers make significant contributions to the hundreds of programs occurring each year within the apartment communities. Volunteers are sought for large scale programs such as World Fest and Aggie Base as well as resident led programs such as Ping-Pong Night, Tastes & Sights Series, and language learning classes. To learn more about volunteering or community involvement contact your apartment area Resident Manager, Office Manager, or 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.