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. 

Questions?

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are working virtually, and there may be a minor delay in the response.

Start here: Orientation Steps

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 Tool is required of all incoming Engineering students by June 3. 

  • 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

Engineering:
Pre-Orientation Checklist

All incoming students are required to watch the pre-orientation video. Access information was sent to your CSU email account.

This is required to register for CHEM111, except for Computer Engineering students. 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.

Get the basics of registration through the CSU Registrar’s series of short videos.

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 engr.colostate.edu/ets. This will allow you to log in to campus computers and access important software tools.

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

First-Year Students

Step #1: Pre-orientation

Pre-orientation includes videos, links to websites, documents to download, quizzes to complete, and includes the Introduction to Academic Advising videos.

Access information was sent to your CSU email account.

Step #2: Virtual orientation

Schedule for virtual orientation days, Mountain Standard Time:

  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.: Tech check-in
  • 9:15 – 9:25 a.m.: CSU Welcome
  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.: Orientation Leader Small Group
  • 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.: Honors, Key, CNSLC Meetings
  • 11:15 a.m. – Noon: Academic Advising
  • Noon – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch break (on your own)
  • 1:15 – 4:00 p.m.: Course registration

Transfer Students

Step #1: Pre-orientation

Complete the asynchronous online orientation which includes videos, links to websites, documents to download, quizzes to complete, and includes the Introduction to Academic Advising videos.

Access information was sent to your CSU email account.

Step #2: Virtual orientation

Schedule for virtual orientation days, Mountain Standard Time:

  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.: Tech check-in
  • 9:15 – 9:25 a.m.: CSU Welcome
  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.: CSU Transfer Student Panel
  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.: CSU Adult Learner and Veteran Student (ALVS) Experience
  • 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.: Transfer Transition Leader Small Group
  • 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.: ALVS Student Small Group

Students can contact their academic advising department to schedule a remote advising appointment and complete course registration.

Family and Guests

Parents and families can participate in the virtual orientation program to support students. There is no charge for parents or family members to participate.

Engineering Ram Orientation Family/Guest Webinars:

This year, we are featuring webinars for family members and guests of students in orientation. Webinars will be recorded and posted here as available, to access the information after the events in case of scheduling conflicts.

Access information for live webinars will be emailed to registrants when available.

Registration

Questions?

If you have specific questions or topic areas you would like us to address during the webinars, please don't hesitate to contact us. E-mail us at shannon.wagner@colostate.edu.