Transportation & Parking

Transportation Options


City of Fort Collins’ Public Transportation System with options to get to campus and around Fort Collins. All students receive a transit pass on their Ramcard (included in student fees).

Around the Horn

Free cross-campus shuttle system that runs every ten minutes from 7:00 a.m.-6:40 p.m. during the academic year, and every 30 minutes during the summer.


A regional bus route operated by Transfort, serving stops between Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, Longmont, and Boulder.


Direct bus that travels from Fort Collins to Union Station in Denver with connections to Colorado Springs and I-70 mountain communities.  Bus arrives 5 times daily at the Downtown Transit Center M-F.  The RamsRoute leaves campus (Plum and Meridian) at 4pm on Friday and returns at 4pm on Sunday to campus.

Bike Share

The campus and Fort Collins bike share program provides short-term bike rental across town through Zagster. Membership in the bike share program is available to anyone in the public 18 years of age or older.


Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Colorado State University has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. To use Zipcars, students and employees should register as a Zipcar member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away.

Bicycle Registration

80% of CSU students bring a bike to campus and 60% use a bike as their primary mode of transportation

  • CSU is a Platinum level Bicycle Friendly University
  • All bikes on campus must be registered for a small fee of $10
  • The Spoke, located in Laurel Village offers low-cost bike repair services
  • Register your bike at the CSU Police Station or at The Spoke

Bicycle Repair, Products & Services

The Spoke, a bike repair and education shop operated by student mechanics, is located in Laurel Village and offers bike registration and low-cost educational bike repair services to the campus community.  During Move In stop by The Spoke for all your campus biking essentials like a U-Lock, light, fender and bell.  If you opt to ship your bike to campus, The Spoke can build it for you and have it ready when you arrive.  Click on the button below to fill out our convenient online form if you are interested.

Academic Year Parking

Parking Permits

Parking at CSU is limited, but some parking lots are available for residential students. Residence hall students must purchase a parking pass from CSU Parking Services to park in campus lots.

  • North Side Residents (Westfall, Durward, Corbett, Parmelee, and Allison Halls): There is a remote parking option available at a reduced rate for students who are willing to park a short distance away from their residence halls. Remote parking is available at the International House on City Park Avenue (approximately a five-minute walk or two-minute bike ride from campus). Passes are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • South Side Residents: There is a remote parking option available at a reduced rate of $400/year for students who are willing to park a short distance away from their residence halls. Remote parking is available at Ingersoll Hall. Passes are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Game Day Repark Program

Starting Fall 2017, students with residence hall parking permits must park in specific lots reserved for them on the six Saturdays a year when the Rams play at the on-campus stadium. Those lots are:

  • Westfall (Lot #115)
  • Parmelee (Lot #145)
  • Allison (Lot#170)
  • Research Blvd. (Lot #740)
  • South College Ave. Parking Garage (Lot #577)

All other CSU parking inventory (including all residence hall parking lots on the South side of campus) will be reserved and specially permitted for game attendance parking only and other university allocation (e.g., ADA parking; faculty, staff and students whose jobs require them to be on campus on game days, etc.).  Residence halls on the south side of campus that maybe affected by the repark program include Ingersoll, Edwards, Summit, Academic Village, Newsom, and Braiden.

  • Students must repark their cars by 8:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to a Saturday home game
  • Students may return to their preferred residence hall lots beginning on Saturday approximately four hours after the game has ended or midnight (whichever comes first).
  • Students must return to their normal lots no later than 7:00 a.m. on Monday
  • Residence hall students who park in a lot allocated for game day attendance or other university use on game day face the possibility of towing and any associated fees.
  • CSU’s repark program is similar to residence hall parking programs used by other universities with on-campus stadiums.
Shuttle Service

CSU will provide a free repark shuttle service for students to/from all north and south residence halls to the College Parking Garage and Research Blvd. lots. Hours of operation will be:

  • 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. every Friday before a game
  • 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. every Sunday following a game
  • Shuttles run a minimum of every 15 minutes (based on user patterns and to accommodate student needs, shuttle hours of operation may be changed with advance notice)

SafeWalk is offered from dusk to dawn, 7 days a week, as a free service to students by CSUPD. CSUPD provides a safe escort from any point on campus to another campus location, including the Research Blvd. lot.

City Residential Parking Permit Program

Students parking in neighborhoods surrounding CSU risk receiving a citation, due to the City of Fort Collins Residential Permit Parking Program (RP3).