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Colorado State University

Conference & Event Services
8037 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-8037
970-491-6222

8000Largest Group
75Meeting Rooms
5,500Overnight Guests
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  • 1 square mile contained campus1 square mile contained campus
  • Fort Collins Colorado, 50 miles North of Denver International AirportFort Collins Colorado, 50 miles North of Denver International Airport
  • Fort Collins Money Magazine Best Place to Live in America Fort Collins Money Magazine Best Place to Live in America
  • Vibrant nightlifeVibrant nightlife
  • 2015 "Best Suburban" venue, 2014 "Best Youth & Sport Camp" venue2015 "Best Suburban" venue, 2014 "Best Youth & Sport Camp" venue
  • Majestic Elms at historic CSU OvalMajestic Elms at historic CSU Oval
  • CSU Campus at the Foothills of Rocky Mountain National ParkCSU Campus at the Foothills of Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Newly renovated Lory Student Center provides over 50,000 sq ft meeting spaceNewly renovated Lory Student Center provides over 50,000 sq ft meeting space
  • 6 ballrooms, The Grand Ballroom can seat up to 1,500 people for one event.6 ballrooms, The Grand Ballroom can seat up to 1,500 people for one event.
  • Breakout rooms; basic AV and wireless internet includedBreakout rooms; basic AV and wireless internet included
  • 500-seat multi purpose theater500-seat multi purpose theater
  • Moby Arena accommodates 8,000 peopleMoby Arena accommodates 8,000 people
  • Over 23,000 sq ft of SMART Technology classroomsOver 23,000 sq ft of SMART Technology classrooms
  • 300 days of sunshine for great outdoor events300 days of sunshine for great outdoor events
  • Outdoor eventsOutdoor events
  • 11,600 sq ft sustainable social hub with outdoor amphithear and fire pit11,600 sq ft sustainable social hub with outdoor amphithear and fire pit
  • Marche style dining centers -sizzling salad barMarche style dining centers -sizzling salad bar
  • Marche style dining centers -Mongolian GrillMarche style dining centers -Mongolian Grill
  • Elegant cateringElegant catering
  • Diverse Catering optionsDiverse Catering options
  • CSU Academic Village residence hall community with dining centerCSU Academic Village residence hall community with dining center
  • up to 5,000 beds available on campusup to 5,000 beds available on campus
  • CSU Rec Center: lazy river, modern cardio equipment, climbing wallCSU Rec Center: lazy river, modern cardio equipment, climbing wall
  • Proximity to Colorado Outdoor Adventures, Rocky Mountain National ParkProximity to Colorado Outdoor Adventures, Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Colorado State University Mountain Campus - Retreat CabinColorado State University Mountain Campus - Retreat Cabin


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Located in Fort Collins, the crossroads where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, CSU is an awe-inspiring conference and event site. Our beautiful campus provides a serious educational aura found only at a university, while the surrounding area beckons visitors with an outstanding variety of opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

Fort Collins has been named by Money magazine as one of the best places to live in America. Fort Collins is approximately 50 minutes northwest of Denver International Airport (DIA). At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is the key to major recreation areas such as Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Red Feather Lakes, and the Cache La Poudre River.

If you choose to host your event at Colorado State University, you will not be disappointed! We encourage participants to bring their families to Fort Collins to experience an affordable foothills destination with a college town feeling and active community. With over 300 days of sunshine per year the Fort Collins area offers diverse recreational resources including boating, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, camping, and wildlife watching, as well as the vast amount of night and day time activities available steps away from campus.
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Denver, CO - 60
Cheyenne, WY - 45
Boulder, CO - 45
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Denver International / 50
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Onsite
Parking:
fee
Availability:
Lodging/dining, meeting and recreation facilities are available in addition to conference coordination, marketing, registration/financial administration.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls
Suite/Apt Style
Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Private|Semi-Private|Traditional
ADA Accessible:
yes
Largest Group:
8000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
75
Largest Classroom Style:
650
Largest Theatre Style:
8,000
Number of Overnight Guests:
5,500
Technology:
State of the art audio/visual services included with most meeting rooms. High speed wireless internet complimentary throughout campus included guest rooms, common areas and meeting rooms. Tech services of a major university. Over 23,000 square feet of SMART technology classrooms.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
free
Onsite A/V Staff:
yes
Food & Beverage:
Five residence hall dining centers offer “Marché” (made to order) style service including special concept stations offering Italian, Mexican, and Asian selections are available to conference and event participant’s three meals a day. On-staff dietitian available at no additional cost. The Lory Student Center located directly on campus can also provide variations with offerings such as Carl’s Jr., Panda Express, Subway and Taco Bell. Extensive catering services are also available on campus.
Must Use In-house Catering:
yes
Cultural Catering Available:
yes
Alcohol Permitted:
yes
Complete Meeting Package:
yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
yes
Special Rates and Packages:
All services are very affordable. Depending on the meeting package, daily rates run $25-$40 per person including lodging, meals, parking, meeting space and campus rec. Many package options to choose from. We offer discounts for large groups.
Rental Policies:
Campus lodging not available mid August to late May, except for CSU Mountain Campus which is available from late May until to late October.
Phone:
970-491-6222
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Social/Special events
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps






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Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Grand Ballroom The Grand Ballroom is a beautiful and versatile space that is multifunctional depending on the size of the event. The Grand Ballroom features four mobile partitions which create the opportunity to use one section at a time, two or three sections to create a larger space, or as the full Grand Ballroom space. With all the dividers opened, the Grand Ballroom boasts sweeping views of the mountains, the historic painted Aggie "A", and western campus. With so many options for setup, this ballroom can be used for a variety of events including lectures, banquets, resource fairs, concerts, and formal dances. Conveniently located at the top of the main staircase, the Grand Ballroom also has access to a registration booth with phone and internet access upon request.

74X200
North Ballroom The North Ballroom is a medium sized ballroom located on the north side of the upper level. This carpeted ballroom is great for large lectures, workshop classrooms, banquets and resource fairs.

46x80
Grey Rock Room The Grey Rock Room is a large refined meeting room located on the main level of the Student Center. This room features an entryway overlooking the Transit Center Lobby, and an outdoor balcony facing the west, supplying a serene view of the foothills and lagoon. The Grey Rock Room's versatility makes it a perfect location for a banquet, reception, lecture, or used for a classroom or conference.

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The University House University House on Remington is a fantastic venue for your next event. A former sorority house, this space on the corner of Remington and Lake streets was renovated in 2010 and is the perfect spot to host a University-related function. University House offers indoor and outdoor meeting and event space that can accommodate from 10 to 65 guests.

Classrooms We also have more than one hundred classrooms of various sizes, with 23,000 square feet of of state-of the art SMART technology.

23,000
Moby Arena For large conferences, we have the centrally located, fully air-conditioned Moby Arena, Home of the CSU Rams. Moby Arena can seat up to 6,000 people conference-style including a large stage and nearly 9,000 square feet for sporting events.

22,000
Cherokee Park Ballroom The Cherokee Park Ballroom can be booked for individual events, or paired with the attached University Club for a more versatile setting. This ballroom features a wooden floor, and beautiful cherry wainscoting to create a perfect setting for lectures, workshop classroom, banquets, and resource fairs.

39x60
Longs Peak Dining Room The Longs Peak Dining Room and Lounge is a distinguished dining space which is ideal for small receptions and formal meals. This room elegantly features a lounge/serving space, a fireplace, and a view of the plaza.

28x62
Double Meeting Rooms Double meeting rooms are versatile rooms in which a partition is opened to create a larger meeting space. These rooms are ideal for lectures, conferences, and workshop classrooms. Each set of rooms incorporate a large flat screen TV and window views which provide each with a unique and functional meeting space.

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Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Enhanced Private 404 756 Residence Halls Private yes
Enhanced Suite 361 595 Residence Halls Shared yes
Enhanced Traditional 220 369 Residence Halls Communal yes
Suite Style 1,071 2,469 Residence Halls Shared no
Traditional 1,322 2,932 Residence Halls Communal no

Catering

  • Breakfasts
    Starting early, this morning? Breakfast is served as early as 7am to get you started for your conference, early morning meeting, or casual gathering. Choose a served meal for groups of 15 or more. Buffets are available for parties of 20 or at our dining centers.
  • Breaks
    Break menu items may be used alone or added to any served or buffet meal. All items are available at any time in any location during your event.
  • Entrées
    Choose plated entrées to add formality and elegance to your special event. Friendly wait staff will be provided to attend to all of your needs. All meals can be made to accommodate special dietary needs at no additional charge.
    We Also Design Custom Entrees for Special Events and Themed Events.
  • Buffets
    Choose one of our flexible catered buffets or dine at one of our award-winning dining centers to meet the needs of your guests. We have a variety of menus to compliment the diversity of your guests whether for a formal affair or a gathering of friends and co-workers. We also design custom menus for special or themed events.

Dining

  • Ram's Horn and Corbett Dining Center
    Seating Capacity: 1,720

    Those dining centers are marche style with up to 6 stations:Italian, Mexican, American, Chinese, Wood-fired pizza, and a Mongolian grill.
    Boxed lunches and outdoor cookouts are available for summer conferences

  • Durrell Center
    Seating Capacity: 468

    Durrell Dining Center is a LEED certified dining facility, it features 7 unique dining stations, including an international station, make-your-own pasta bar, custom personal pizzas, an all-day waffle bar, and more. Durrell is located on the north-west corner of campus.

  • Corbett Dining Center
    Seating Capacity: 501
    The Corbett Marketplace has a variety of options including Tex-Mex, Sizzling Salads, a 100% vegetarian station, comfort food and more. Corbett is located on teh north side of campus.

Services

ServiceDescription
Conference Registration Services

The Registration Only service package is designed for groups requiring full registration management and financial administration
 

 Coordination 
• Serve a single contact for all registration management and financial administration services

Registration Management 
• Create and host customized registration website
• Provide advanced registration services via web, mail, fax and telephone
• Accept conference registration payments via credit card*, check, departmental internal order, bank transfer or money order
• Send confirmation packet to registered participants including, as appropriate, maps, hotel list, shuttle information, receipt of payment/balance due, and confirmation letter with instructions for on-site registration/check-in
• Provide sponsor with standardized registration reports, including participant information, event counts, revenue summaries and ADA information
• Provide each registered participant with a name badge in plastic holder, portfolio, note paper and pen
• Print certificates, event tickets and mailing labels (printing costs not included)
• Provide on-site registration services-one staff hour per 25 registrants as contracted
• Provide parking permits at check-in (on-campus only)

The Full Services

The Full Service Package (with housing) is designed to free you from many logistical concerns, so that you can give your full attention to the educational components of your conference
 

 Planning
• Lead pre-conference campus site tours
• Provide consultation to help refine format, budget and facility/service requirements
• Provide representation at local planning meetings
• Provide information on resources for area attractions/services
• Provide brochure copy to sponsor to describe University housing and dining services, to portray the conference setting, area attractions and to detail transportation options

Marketing
• Provide consultation on marketing timelines
• Assist in preparing and editing brochure and web copy for logistical and registration details
• Work with service providers to coordinate brochure printing
• Assist in facilitating blast emails to potential participants
• Coordinate marketing mailings (web based or hard copy)

Coordination
• Serve a single contact for all services and facilities as well as registration services
• Provide professional consultation during the development, implementation and post-conference evaluation
• Reserve function spaces and arrange for set-ups and audio-visual equipment
• Make arrangements for meals, refreshment breaks, assist with menu selection, and communicate meal count guarantees provided by sponsor
• Make reservations for campus lodging and block reservations for off-campus lodging
• Arrange for campus recreational facilities/equipment
• Work with service providers to coordinate transportation, copying services, telephones, sound equipment, audio or video taping and function amenities
• Assist with arrangements for tours, entertainment, exhibits, display/poster sessions
• Provide on-call assistance during conference duration
Registration Management
• Create and host customized registration website
• Provide advanced registration services via web, mail, fax and telephone
• Accept conference registration payments via credit card*, check, departmental internal order, bank transfer or money order
• Send confirmation email to registered participants including, as appropriate, maps, hotel list, shuttle information, receipt of payment/balance due, and confirmation letter with instructions for on-site registration/check-in
• Provide sponsor with standardized registration reports, including participant information, event counts, revenue summaries and ADA information
• Provide each registered participant with a name badge in plastic holder, portfolio, note paper, pen and campus map
• Work with service providers to coordinate printing and assembly of conference materials
• Print certificates, event tickets and mailing labels (printing costs not included)
• Provide on-site registration services-one staff hour per 25 registrants
• Provide parking permits
 

Event Coordination Services

The Event Coordination Service Package is designed to provide coordination for single session events on or off campus that do not require marketing or registration services. This package includes full coordination for single events and can include on-campus parking and meeting space.
 

Planning
• Lead pre-conference site tours

Financial Administration
• Establish a University account for conference expenses
• Compile final statement of expenditures
• Bill for balance due to sponsor
• Maintain account records for six years

Coordination
• Provide professional consultation during the development, implementation and post-conference evaluation
• Serve as a single contact for all meeting space, set-ups and, food/beverage and audio-visual requests
• Make arrangements for meals, refreshment breaks, assist with menu selection, and communicate meal count guarantees provided by the sponsor
• Make arrangements for meals, refreshment breaks, assist with menu selection, and communicate meal count guarantees provided by sponsor

Provide on-call assistance during conference duration 

Room and Board Conference Services

The Room and Board service package is designed for groups that will be dining and lodging on campus, but wish to do their own
 

 Planning
• Lead pre-conference campus site tours
• Provide consultation to help refine format, budget and facility/service requirements
• Provide information on resources for area attractions and services
• Provide brochure copy to sponsor to describe University dining and lodging services, to portray the conference setting, area attractions and to detail transportation options

Coordination
• Serve a single contact for all campus services and facilities
• Reserve function spaces and arrange for set-ups and audio-visual equipment
• Make arrangements for meals, refreshment breaks, assist with menu selection, and communicate meal count guarantees provided by sponsor
• Make block reservations for campus lodging
• Arrange for use of campus recreational facilities and equipment on a shared basis
• Work with service providers to coordinate transportation, copying services, telephones, sound equipment, audio or video taping and function amenities
• Assist with arrangements for tours, entertainment, exhibits and display/poster sessions
• Provide on-call assistance during conference duration
• Provide campus parking permits

Financial Administration Financial Administration

• Establish a University account for conference revenue and expenses
• Process and track deposits and expenditures through the conference account
• Purchase and process payments of conference-related expenditures per sponsor requests and approvals
• Compile final statement of account income and expenditures
• Bill for balance due or refund balance to sponsor
• Maintain account records for six years
One contact, one contract, one bill

Technology

TypeDescription
Audio/Visual Equipment Fully staffed and stocked A/V department with built in equipment in most venues and classrooms.

Free High-Speed Wireless Internet All accommodations, meeting rooms and many common areas feature free wireless access.

Security Secure entrance to all residential facilities and security escort service is available for conference guests.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Fort Collins - Great Place to Visit

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a city of 144,000 at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills. The community is known for its low crime rate, clean air and water, abundant recreational opportunities and reasonable cost of living – not to mention 300 days of sunshine per year.

The majority of our national and international conference attendees fly in to Denver International Airport, the largest airport in terms of land area in the United States.

Once you arrive in Fort Collins, you’ll discover a vibrant, friendly community that is welcoming to visitors. That sense of community – combined with our spectacular setting – makes Fort Collins a great place to stay and learn.
 

Attractions within minutes of CSU campus

CSU is in the heart of Fort Collins, and a wide assortment of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues cater to visitors and citizens alike. Whether you’re watching a concert in Old Town, viewing an exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Art or enjoying a cultural event at the city’s International Center, you’ll sense the connection between Colorado State and the Fort Collins community.
And whether you’re exploring the city’s extensive biking and walking trails, swimming in Horsetooth Reservoir or watching the sun rise over the Great Plains after climbing in the foothills, you’ll appreciate the quality of our natural surroundings.
 

Attractions within an hour of CSU campus

When you’re a conference guest at Colorado State University, you can cover a lot of ground in
60 minutes. At noon, you could be wrapping up your session in one of our SMART classroom. By 1 p.m., you could be watching wildlife at Rocky Mountain National Park, touring the mystic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. Or kayaking the Poudre River. Or hiking at 14,000  feet. CSU is close to all kinds of places – and sometimes there’s nothing better than an afternoon in the mountains.
 

Testimonials

  • Over half of our annual business is repeating customers. Upon request, we are happy to provide references from our satisfied customers. Our clientele is quite diverse, we provide services to youth, athletic, religious organizations, and scientific organizations, as well as and large corporations, just to name a few. The office of Conference Services has been in the meeting business for over 50 years and is an active member of the Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International, and has earned a One-Stop Shop designation.
    a One-Stop Shop Organization

  • I had the pleasure of working with CSU Conference Services on a CSU sponsored natural gas symposium in October 2011. They were part of a larger team made up of wonderfully skilled CSU departments. I have described them to others as professional, problem-solvers, patient, credible, easy to work with and who thought of details the rest of us hadn’t. I would recommend them to anyone who is planning a conference, meeting or a symposium in the future.
    Maury Dobbie, Assistant Director, CSU Center for the New Energy Economy

  • Conference Services helped us pull together a large conference for 200 in five weeks. There is no way we could have done it without them. We had an extremely successful event because Conference Services handled all of the venue details leading up to and on the day of the event. We look forward to working with them again soon!
    Bryan Willson, Clean Energy Supercluster Director

  • "Going out West is a bid treat, so we wanted mountains proximity with a contained campus. We get that at Fort Collins, so we go back. Unlike colleges sprinkled through a city, CSU has a well laid out campus in a discrete area with short walking distances, which would also be great for seniors. And it has a very good conference planning staff."
    Christine Douglas, Coordinator of Youth/Young Adult Ministry

  • "We meet at universities around the country, but few have the meeting facilities and amenities we require. CSU is very organized and enormously helpful, and offers the numerous classrooms we need for workshops in the afternoon and evenings."
    Sidney Grossberg, MD, American Society for Virology