Plan Your Visit to Campus and the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Whether you are just beginning your college search or finishing up applications, visiting campus is a great way to decide if the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering feels like home! Here are a few fun and informative opportunities to consider as you plan your visit to campus.


Students showing off their mechanical chassis at Engineering Days

Events hosted by the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Colorado State University offers a variety of programs and visit opportunities throughout the year to suit all different interests, passions, and educational goals. The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering also offers different engineering-focused events throughout the year! Attending one of these events is a great way to engage with current students and faculty and get an idea of what it is like to be an engineer everyday. Some of the upcoming events or the 2019-2020 year where you can learn more about engineering include:

A visit day offered for free twice each year, the College invites high school students, transfer students, their parents, and community members to explore engineering majors and careers. Walk-ins are welcome. Learn more and register here.

Although this is not a traditional visit day, the E-Days design showcase features outstanding opportunities across disciplines to interact with undergraduate students and their projects. This event celebrates all of the hard work that goes into the completion of senior design projects! Learn more here.

Events hosted by the Office of Admissions

Students in front of Academic Village on campus.

Choose CSU is an event designed for admitted students to have the opportunity to create a day on campus based around their interests. Learn more and register here.

Explore CSU is a full-day visit program designed for high school seniors and transfer students to experience what it means to be a Ram. You’ll spend the day exploring campus and learning how CSU supports and promotes student success. Learn more and register here.

Discover CSU is designed for high school sophomores and juniors to visit campus and discover how CSU can help students develop passions and achieve success. Learn more and register here.

Campus Information Sessions and Tours

Students walk on CSU's campus

Campus tours are a great way to get familiar with the layout of campus and provide a better understanding of how our location, academic programs, and community shape who we are as an institution and what it means to be a Ram. Though not engineering specific, on these tours you will get to see a lot of campus and you can pair the general tour with an engineering specific tour as well.Learn more and sign up for a tour here.

Personalized Engineering Tours

The engineering student ambassadors ready to welcome students to campus

Take a tour with one of our engineering student ambassadors. This one-on-one tour includes a tour of both of the engineering buildings, some of our classrooms and lab spaces, as well as one of our residence halls. A personal tour is one of the best ways to get good insight on both CSU and on the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. Not to mention, the entire team of student ambassadors are students who are going through classes first hand that you may go through in the future! You can register for a tour online here.

Locations to Visit On Campus

While you’re around, here are some fun locations to visit on campus!

Lory Student Center’s West Steps

A student snapping a shot of the sun setting over CSU's rec center

The classic Colorado State view awaits you upon the western steps of the Lory Student Center. Gaze out upon campus, including the rec center, intramural fields, and the A in the distance, and have a photo op! (Come at sunset for a truly spectacular shot.)

KCSU in the Lory Student Center

A KCSU DJ on air

Did you know CSU has its own radio station? KCSU broadcasts underrepresented music, news, and sports coverage that you can’t find anywhere else on the radio – and the DJs are all students! Find the station in the basement of the LSC.

Sweet Temptations and the Behavioral Sciences Building

A photo of the Behavioral Sciences Building on CSU's campus

Stop by another cute coffee shop for a warm cup of Joe and head up to the third floor balcony for an amazing view of campus!

Canvas Stadium

A panoramic of Canvas Stadium

The hub on campus for school spirit, Canvas Stadium is always a great spot to visit. Can you imagine this stadium on game day?

small Tips for visiting campus

Dress appropriately for the weather! Colorado weather can change on a dime, so it is a good idea to bring layers and add them as necessary!

Fort Collins is located at an altitude of 5,003 ft! This means it is important to stay hydrated. Remember to bring a water bottle!

Remember to register your license plate when you sign up for a tour. This ensures your car has a parking pass and expedites the check-in process.

Come to campus with some idea of what you want to see. This way, you can customize your visit and make sure you get all your questions answered.

Take lots of pictures to remember your visit by!

Cam the Ram receiving lots of pets

We look forward to seeing you on campus! Go Rams!

Kate Boyd, Engineering Student Ambassador

Author: Kate Boyd

Kate is a second-year student and a committed Engineering Student Ambassador. She is studying Chemical and Biological Engineering with a minor in Spanish and hails from Boulder, Colorado. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the engineering ambassador team at!