Parent/Guardian or Family

We are excited to welcome you and your student to Colorado State University. Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to stay connnected and informed.

Costs

Tours

Tour the Residence Halls

Residence hall tours are available Monday-Friday at 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the following Halls: Allison, Aspen, Laurel Village Alpine, and Parmelee. Visit the hall’s front desk to be escorted on a tour of a model room.

Safety

Housing & Dining Services takes security and safety seriously. For more information, please visit one of the links below:

Dining on Campus

Meal Plans & Rates

Meal plans for on-campus students are included in the room & board rates.

CSU Apartment and Off-Campus Meal Plans may also be purchased and used at any residential dining center or express facility.

Dining Guest Passes

Available during the academic year (not available during summer session)
Parents and legal guardians are welcome to eat with their residence hall student twice every two weeks at any of our dining centers or express locations for free! To be admitted, parents or guardians need to be accompanied by their student and introduced to the meal checker.

RamCash

RamCash dollars can be used to do laundry, pay parking fees, and purchase a la carte items or meals across campus.

Special Dietary Needs

Special Dining Needs:

Our online dining menu and signs in the dining centers help identify Vegan, Vegetarian, Eat Well, Local Products, Contains Nuts, and Gluten-free items (located in designated gluten-free zones).

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist:

Our Registered Dietitian can also provide additional information at (970) 491-4714 or Brittney.Sly@colostate.edu.

Special Events for Parents

Ram Welcome: Explore CSU

Ram Welcome festivities will kick off on move in day with a weekend jam packed with great CSU events for students and parents.

Homecoming/Family Weekend

Parents are invited to join Colorado State University in October as we celebrate Homecoming with a parade, football game, concert, and other fun activities. Dine on Campus as our Guest Parents and legal guardians are welcome to eat with their residence hall student twice every two weeks at any of our dining centers or express locations for free! Visitors may also purchase a meal ticket and eat at any dining center.

Locations/Mailing Addresses

External Resources