Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Youth Retreat/Camps


Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, the crossroads where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, CSU is an awe-inspiring conference and event venue. 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 was named by Money magazine as one of the best places to live in America. Colorado State University 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 daytime activities available steps away from campus.

Continue reading below for more information on the event spaces at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Food & Beverage Options

Ram's Horn

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

Seating Capacity: 1,720

Durrell Dining Center

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.

Seating Capacity: 468

Corbett Dining Center

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 the north side of campus.
Seating Capacity: 501

Catering Options


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.


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.


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.


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.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 5,500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 5500
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Enhanced Private

The Academic Village features a commons with the Ram's Horn Dining Center, the Engineering Hall, the Honors Hall and Aspen Hall. The Academic Village is located on the south side of campus close to academic classrooms and the intramural fields. 
All rooms have private bathrooms.
Air conditioning in each room.
Dining options at the Academic Village Commons include a Mongolian Grill, Sizzling Salads, Tex Mex, Stone Hearth Pizza, Wraps & Deli Sandwiches, Carving Station, Express, Espresso Bar and Sports Grill.
Commons building also features a mini convenience store, central mailboxes, and sunken lounges.

The Laurel Village, CSU's newest residence hall communities opened fall 2014. Pinon Hall and Alpine Hall feature a mix of traditional style, suite style bedrooms with private and shared bathrooms. Close to the Durrell Center, which provides a dining center, programing space, game room and outdoor seating.
404 Rooms | 750 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Enhanced Suite

Summit Hall is located on the south side of campus next to the Horticulture Gardens and across from the Dining Commons at the Academic Village.

Alpine Hall and Pinon Hall provide suite style shared bathrooms for two or four guests..
349 Rooms | 547 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout


Durward and Westfall Halls are a 12-story residence hall towers on campus which offer great views of the foothills and campus. Durward and Westfall are located on the north side of campus close to Durrell Center, Moby Arena, and Campus West (off-campus shopping and restaurants).

1,322 Rooms | 2,472 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Traditional Suite Style

Suite style rooms - each room has a sink with a connecting toilet and shower shared between 2 rooms
463 Rooms | 883 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Enhanced Traditional

Alpine Hall and Pinon Hall, CSU's Newest residence halls offer enhanced traditional bedroom with comminuty bathrooms.
213 Rooms | 357 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Enhanced Private Quads

18 Rooms | 72 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Traditional Quads

88 Rooms | 352 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Fitness Center
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Running Trails
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


Office of Conference Services,

Fort Collins Fort Collins, 80523



Nearby Airport

Denver International - 50 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Denver International - 50 minutes

Nearby Cities

Denver, CO – 60|Cheyenne, WY – 45|Boulder, CO – 45

Things to Know


Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

ADA Accessible: Yes


Colorado State University has state of the art audio/visual services included with most meeting rooms. High speed wireless internet is complimentary throughout our Fort Collins campus including guest rooms, common areas and meeting rooms. Our event venue provides tech services of a major university. Over 23,000 square feet of SMART technology classrooms are located on our Fort Collins campus.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen


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