Engineering-specific COVID-19 updates for students

Anthony Marchese, professor and associate dean of engineering

A message from Anthony Marchese, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Dear Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering Students:

I know from my discussions with you and your families over the years that one of the major reasons that many of you chose to attend CSU was because of our community. I know that being physically separated from your CSU community represents an unprecedented challenge and I want to assure you that the engineering faculty and staff are here for you to help you overcome any challenges that you face. While the situation continues to evolve, our main guiding principles are to maximize your health and safety, and to minimize the disruption in your studies and student life. While it is evident that we must avoid meeting face-to-face to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are working diligently to provide you with the services necessary to maximize student success. Below are important updates on some of the key areas that are continuing to address.

In the past 2 weeks, I have witnessed the community rallying together in extraordinary ways, which should not have been a surprise given our Land Grant mission and values as an institution. Although our learning community is suddenly geographically distributed in ways that we never imagined, I know that the CSU community will emerge ever stronger. I encourage you to engage locally and show your loved ones and local community what it means to be a CSU Ram. Donate blood. Check in on an elderly neighbor. Help a sibling with their homework. Most importantly, focus on your health and safety, and the health and safety of your community. Rams take care of Rams.

Stay Safe,


Managing Stress and Anxiety

Please take care of yourself, physically and emotionally, the CSU community is experiencing a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions. Please contact the CSU Health Network here immediately if you need to seek any mental health guidance.

Keep Informed of the Latest Developments on COVID-19

First and foremost, please continue to check the university COVID-19 website at

The situation continues to evolve locally and nationally, so it is important to keep informed of the latest developments and how they are impacting CSU.

Academic support and information

All students should consult with their academic advisor before deciding to request a change from a traditional grade. At the point of requesting an S/U grade, students will be asked to indicate that they understand the potential consequence, including:

  • Impact on GPA for students on academic probation.
  • Impact on graduate/professional school applications.
  • Scholarship implications if a minimum of graded coursework is required.

Although we are working remotely, the Engineering Success Center and Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs remains fully functional. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any issues regarding student success, career readiness, diversity programing, academic affairs, student affairs, scholarships or any other area of concern including severe financial hardship (see below for more information).

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Anthony Marchese at

We recognize that many undergraduate engineering students rely heavily on academic support services such as tutoring and mentoring at the Engineering Residential Learning Community, within the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering departments, via our Diversity Organizations, and others. We are working diligently to provide these all-important support functions in a remote format.

In addition, we are in discussions with our partner academic units who provide similarly important support services, including The Calculus Center and others. The Calculus Center will provide information on online tutoring by March 24 here:

Information on tutoring through TILT and numerous other resources to help with the transition to remote learning can be found here:

Please keep an eye out for future communications from the college on tutoring services. In the meantime, if you have any questions on the status of these services, please contact Dr. Anthony Marchese at

CSU is committed to your success as a student.  As we move to online learning for the remainder of the spring semester, here are some study tips, resources, and information you may want to keep in mind.

Visit for the latest resources.

While the Graduate School team is not physically in the office, the team is available to help you with any questions and will continue to work to minimize disruptive impacts to degree completion and program requirements during this rapidly changing situation.

Visit the Graduate School COVID-19 page for updates specific to graduate students.

The university has moved the course withdrawal deadline from March 23 to May 8, which is the last day of classes for Spring 2020. This extension will impact all courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Updated deadlines are posted on the Important Dates section at

We have already moved past the course drop deadline. Therefore, a course withdrawal is the only available mechanism by which students can drop a course with an indication of W on the transcript.

CSU Online offers courses of different lengths and varied start dates. It will retain varied class lengths and parts of term offerings as currently scheduled and will maintain its already established withdrawal deadlines.

The Repeat/Delete deadline has also been changed from March 23 to May 8 for Spring 2020 only. This option pertains only to undergraduate courses.

Given the unique circumstances of transition to remote learning, CSU Fort Collins and CSU Online are implementing an S/U grading practice for spring 2020 only. Following the end of semester grade posting for spring semester 2020, students will be able to request an S/U grade rather than traditional letter grade until June 5 for any course taken in this semester.

The S/U policy applies to all spring 2020 undergraduate and graduate courses. This practice will replace any previously published restrictions on use of S/U grading, making it an option for all students, undergraduate and graduate, for spring 2020. All students, and especially students on probation, are strongly encouraged to consult with their academic advisor or the Graduate School before making a decision.

Students who earn a C or above in a traditionally graded class may request to have the letter grade changed to “S” for Satisfactory, which reflects a C or better. Students who earn D or F letter grades would be reflected by a “U” for Unsatisfactory. “S” grades contribute to credit hours but not to the GPA. “U” grades will contribute neither toward credit hours earned nor to the GPA.

Students will not be allowed to change an S/U grade once the change from a letter grade has been made. The Office of the Registrar is developing a tool that will allow students to use RAMweb to see their course sections. Students will be able to select individual course sections to which they want to apply the S/U option. Traditional A to F grading will be used for all courses not selected for the S/U option.

Please note that the S/U option will not have negative implications for students’ Financial Aid but students should check rules for their scholarships prior to making a decision.

We have instructed all engineering professors to develop revised course syllabi to clearly document any changes in the instruction format and course deliverables as a result of the transition to remote format. We suggest contacting your instructor if you have not received a revised syllabus within one week of the start of remote teaching.

Summer registration began as originally planned on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

General resources

The CSU Office of Financial Aid has some limited emergency funding available for students with severe financial hardships via Ram Aid. To request assistance, you can contact the Office of Financial Aid via Please make sure to include your name, CSUID and a brief statement as to the assistance needed, and please cc me on that email.

The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering also has some limited funding to help address emergency financial hardships. Please contact Dr. Anthony Marchese for further information.

We are aware that some students are lacking basic necessities such as food and other supplies. Rams Against Hunger and ASCSU continue to serve students, staff and faculty at the following two Pocket Pantry locations.

  • Lory Student Center– level 200 – ASCSU Plaza-side entrance
    Please “swipe” your CSU ID to enter the Pocket Pantry doors
  • University Housing – Aggie Village Family Apartments
    Aggie Village Family Center – 501 West Prospect St, Building 24

The Larimer Food Bank will also continue to provide food for the CSU community for free during this time. For more information about the Larimer Food Bank, please see

In addition, Rams Against Hunger will continue to partner with the Food Bank of Larimer County for a modified Mobile Pantry event. Additional food distribution events are currently being planned. For more information about this, and other Rams Against Hunger support, please continue to check the Rams Against Hunger website, which is being updated with new information as RAH evolves to work with our Ram Community during this time.

SDC is working with campus partners such as TILT, ATRC, and Administration to ensure Canvas accessibility for online courses. If you experience barriers to accessing your online classes, please reach out to your Accommodation Specialist immediately. 

Visit the Student Disability Center update page for the latest information.

Open to all beliefs, faiths, cultures, and identities (including those who do not identify as religious or spiritual), Spiritual Care services are here to support you as you explore life’s questions, experiences, and transitions.

We don’t provide answers. Instead, we support you in a safe, nonjudgmental space to help you process your questions and find your own answers.

Visit the Spiritual Health page on the CSU Health Network website.

College and University Resources

Financial Aid and Scholarships


University Financial Aid Resources

Scholarship Questions

Faith Nielsen
Scholarship Coordinator
(970) 491-7103

The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering pays differential tuition for all graduate students on a research assistantship (GRA), teaching assistantship (GTA), or other assistantship (GSA).

Student Organizations

Vehicle senior design team

Become a part of the engineering community through our many student organizations. Find opportunities for collaboration and connection through diversity organizations, honor societies, and local engineering project clubs.

Dean's List

The Dean’s List for the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering recognizes students with high academic achievements during the course of the semester.

Ryan Abbott
Brendan Abel
Steven Abel
Caitlin Adams
Emma Adams
Salim Al Abri
Saleh Al Ismaili
Hassan Al Lawati
Ghassan Al Mamari
Yaqoob Al-Aamri
Khalid Alanazi
Sydney Alderfer
Kristopher Alquist
AlWaleed Al-Rashdi
Bilarab Al-Yahyaai
Connor Anderson
Nick Anderson
Ashley Andringa
Chon Chia Ang
Jorge Arriaga
Katie Ascough
Taylor Ausec
Brandon Avers
Austin Banks
Ryan Barnes
Matt Barr
Emma Barrett
Ethan Barron
Katelyn Bartley
Isaac Bast
Lauren Beatty
Mike Berg
Cooper Bisset
Jason Black
Jake Blase
Hector Bonilla
Carmen Bowen
Michael Bradley
Isabella Brandes
Will Brandt
Chloe Brekhus
Thomas Bridges
Hailey Brunner
Nick Bruns
Khoa Bui
Matt Bullock
Ben Bunten
Ainsley Burch
Catherine Burr
Michael Cabida
Ansley Carver
Sarah Chancellor
Nick Chastain
Brooks Classick
Joe Clouse
Mykala Coe
Bailey Coker
Sienna Colonese
Trenton Cooper
Jeremiah Corrado
Connor Craddock
John Crowell
Kira Cunniff
Sierra Curdts
Alec Day
Sarah deBoer
Jack Derbique
Brandon Dodd
Courtney Doherty
Matthew Douple
Maggie Dring
Jake Edwards
Alaa Eldeiry
Megan English
Max Essenburg
Katie Evans
Najy Faour
Abigail Fennell
Beatrice Fischer
Sami Fischer
Garon Fish
Kinsey Flanders
Devon Fossceco
Julia Friederich
Troy Garner
Katie Gaughan
Ashley Geraets
Joseph Girard
Sophia Girard
Garret Glaspy
Ethan Green
Ryan Guidice
Stephen Haag
Kayla Hackett
Olivia Hahn
Zach Haigh
Sawyer Halingstad
Jared Ham
Enci Han
Cory Harland
Macklin Harrington
Cole Harris
Miles Harris
Sarah Hartley
Iris He
Andy Hegemann
Andrew Helmreich
Matt Helmreich
Connor Henderson
Hailea Henry
Kendall Hettel
Kevin Hewson
Spencer Hicklin
Colin Hill
Joseph Hodges
Emily Hoffmann
Cameron Holmes
Kyle Howe
Casey Johnston
Drew Jones
Spencer Jordan
Walter Jordan
Jurre Kalff
Duke Kalua
Kirsten Kauk
Amy Keisling
Bilal Khan
Jason Kiehlbauch
David Kimmey
Kim King
Kelly Koehler
Cameron Koford
Rachelle Koly
Kalyn Kosmiski
Noah Koury
Nick Krekeler
London Kubicek
Max Kuck
Elizabeth Lacey
Chris Lamson
Marina Larson
Sawyer Lasewicz
Sebastian Lawton
Danelle Lazcano-Concelman
Andre Leautaud
Paxton Lee
Jordan Leonard
Jacob Lerner
Ilana Levine
Everett Lewark
Xiaochen Li
Jared Licht
Ross Lohrisch
Alex Losada
Liza Lunina
Scott Maclean
Chris Mann
Ethan Markey
Aaron Marshall
Brian Mccaffrey
Elliot McCormick
Will McCormick
Sydney McDonald
Stuart McKnight
Josh Mcmartin
Sarah Mendus
Zijun Meng
Amanda Merkley
Peter Meyer
Clint Middlemist
Zane Miller
Lukas Mills
Lars Mitchel
Naser Moin
Kendall Monley
Vincent Montez
Pierce Montilla
Mackenna Moody
Blake Moore
Colton Moore
Stephanie Mooty
Tanara Morrell
Meghan Morrill
Thomas Muetterties
Richard Nash
Elise Ng
Mikayla Novak
Theresa O’Donnell- Sloan
John O’Donnell-Sloan
Michelle Ondrejka
Collin Orr
Kojo Otoo
Hannah Park
Eric Percin
Georgia Perkins
Hannah Peters
Ben Platt
Devin Pohl
Daniel Polinski
Lex Pollicita
Maya Priebe
Noah Probst
Mackenzie Radandt
Emily Radtke
EmmaKate Raisley
Isaac Reaves
Mauri Richards
Ethan Richardson
Natalie Rios
Lauren Robertson
Krista Roerty
Courtney Roush
Kelly Ryan
David Salmon
Daniel Sanchez
Jordan Schlitzer
Kyle Schmer
Amanda Schmidt
Kayla Schultz
Taylor Schulze
Trey Scism
Nick Scrivens
Alison Shad
Clay Shaver
Sydney Sherrick
Amanda Shick
Nick Shipe
Becca Shorey
Kieran Simske
Thamir Sindi
Jessica Slane
Sean Smith
Erin Solis
Jonathan Steiner
Chloe Stoffel
Dan Stone
Wyatt Suit
Kellan Sullivan
Parker Sullivan
Yipin Sun
Aaron Tai
Calvin Tai
Juliette Talarico
Jacob Tamani
Wes Taylor
Alden Tennison
David Thormodsgard
Nick Trammell-Jamison
Gus Trimble
Beau Van Der Sluys
Jake Van Dorfy
Nick Velasquez
Juan Venegas Jimenez
Sarah Verderame
Julia Vervaecke
Axel Villarreal Conchas
Owen Wahl
Sarah Wakumoto
Janaye Walker
Bobbi Jo Wallace
Peter Walsh
Connor Wenzel
Jack Whalen
Sam White
Tracey Wick
Analiese Wiedenbeck
Dillon Willett
Jack Willson
Seth Wilson
Anna Wilwerding
Adji Witjaksono
Sam Wolyn
Cassie Wong
Andy Worcester
Connor Worrell
Kiyoshi Yamamoto
Austin Yeager
Roman Yoder
Kiho You
Ailsa Young
Tommy Zakrzewski
Yuwei Zhao
Ryan Zonnefeld

Engineering Orientation

Starting a new phase of life as a college student is not always easy, and we want to help our new students with a smooth transition into the college and CSU. Our orientation programs work alongside the university’s to provide dynamic, student-centered experiences.

Completion of Chem Prep is required one week prior to orientation.

Deadline to complete MPE is June 1, 2020.

Missed the June 1 MPE completion deadline? 
E-mail Shannon Wagner to discuss your options and best next steps.

  • Completion of the MPE is required for all incoming engineering students, regardless of anticipated AP/IB credit for high school exams and courses completed.
  • Without MPE, students will not be able to register for math or science (CHEM 111 or PH 141) during Ram Orientation.
  • Completion of ALL Chem Prep modules is required for all incoming Engineering students except for Computer Engineering students. Visit the Chem Prep page for more information.
  • Students’ fall class schedules will be adjusted (with support from their respective academic advisor) in mid-July (as necessary) to account for earned AP/IB credits earned from spring 2020 exams.

Help! What do I do first?

Start Here

CSU: Admitted Student Checklist

You’ve created a lot of unique logins while applying to universities, but we have good news for you: This is the last one you’ll need for a while.

Your eID is needed to complete many of the enrollment tasks to the right, and it also will be your official login as a student at Colorado State. Click here for instructions to create your eID unless you’ve already done so.

To confirm and deposit, visit RamWeb using your eID and select the ‘confirm and pay’ link on your profile. For more information, visit the Admissions Deposit Confirmation page.

Make sure you’ve finished #1-3 above before you access the orientation form.

When you are ready to reserve your spot in an orientation session, visit the Ram Orientation Reservations page

Visit the Applying for Financial Aid page and follow the process, including:

  • Create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Verify Information on Your Student Aid Report (SAR)

Completion of the Math Placement Exam (MPE) is required of all incoming Engineering students by June 1. 

  • In addition, all Engineering majors (except Computer Engineers) are also required to complete Chem Prep well in advance of Ram Orientation. 
  • There is a 48 hour waiting period for Chem Prep completion to show up in the CSU student information system, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to complete this important part of your pre-orientation process.
  • All official transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.  Click here for more information on the transcripts process and to submit documents
  • In addition, bringing copies of your unofficial transcripts (both college transcripts and ACT/SAT/AP exams scores) with you to Ram Orientation can also be helpful for fall registration since the Registrar’s Office has up to 30 business days in which to evaluate official transcripts once they’re received.

Visit the Health Checklist page for health requirements and recommendations for incoming CSU undergraduate students.

Part 2

Pre-Orientation Checklist

This is required to register for CHEM111. Find more ChemPrep information here.

There is a 48 hour waiting period for Chem Prep completion to show up in the CSU student information system, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to complete this important part of your pre-orientation process.

Gather your ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores and visit the placement website to determine if you are ready for CO150. Take Directed Self Placement (DSP) if needed.

Create your Engineering Technology Services (ETS) account at This will allow you to log in to campus computers and access important software tools.

Log in to and complete the Registration Ready steps in the center window.