General FAQ

What if I don’t have internet access?

Please email our office at orientation@colostate.edu to discuss options for completing Virtual Ram Orientation.

First-Year Students FAQs

What is Online Pre-Orientation?

Online Pre-Orientation is the first step of your Virtual Ram Orientation experience. The Online Pre-Orientation system covers information about Colorado State University, our history and traditions, campus resources, academic success, and how our course registration system works.

Is Online-Pre-Orientation required? Do I have to complete the entire thing?

Yes! All incoming First-Year Students are required to complete Online Pre-Orientation before attending their Virtual Ram Orientation session. Online Pre-Orientation will provide you with information you will need in order to participate in advising and course registration during your Virtual Ram Orientation session.

How will I access Online Pre-Orientation?

Beginning on April 19th, you will receive an email to your CSU email account with instructions on how to log in and complete Online Pre-Orientation. Before you begin your Online Pre-Orientation experience, you will need to establish an eID if you have not already done so (www.eid.colostate.edu).

When will I receive the Online Pre-Orientation access email?

All students beginning at CSU in Fall 2021 will receive the Online Pre-Orientation access email on Monday, April 19th. If you register for Ram Orientation after April 19th, you will receive the link to Online Pre-Orientation in your confirmation email once you have completed your registration.

What if I do not have access to a laptop, smart phone, or stable internet?

Contact us for options – orientation@colostate.edu

Do I need to do anything to prepare for the Online Pre-Orientation?

Before you begin your online experience, you will need to establish an eID if you have not already done so: eid.colostate.edu.

Do I have to complete Online Pre-Orientation in one sitting?

No. You can complete Online Pre-Orientation in several sessions, but you must complete it 1 week before your scheduled Virtual Ram Orientation session. And you must complete one full module at a time to save your progress.

Is Online Orientation the same for ALL incoming students (first-year, transfer, etc.)?

No. Online Pre-Orientation is geared toward your specific needs as an incoming student. The information is tailored toward you as a first-year student and is customized with information for your specific academic college.

What do I do once I complete Online Pre-Orientation?

Once you complete Online Pre-Orientation, you will move on to Step 2: Virtual Ram Orientation and Advising.

What is the schedule for Virtual Ram Orientation?

You will need to be available ALL DAY to participate in Virtual Ram Orientation. The detailed schedule for the program is still being finalized and will be shared as soon as possible.

If I completed Online Pre-Orientation do I still have to participate in Virtual Ram Orientation?

YES. Online Pre-Orientation prepares you for your Virtual Ram Orientation session. You must complete Online Pre-Orientation before attending your Virtual Ram Orientation session. Your Virtual Ram Orientation session is where you will connect with campus resources, other new rams, and meet with an academic advisor for Academic Advising and Course Registration.

Does my family participate in Virtual Ram Orientation with me?

We have designed a Virtual Orientation experience just for parents, families, and guests. For more information about this, please visit the Families and Guests page on our website.

Transfer Students FAQs

What is Online Pre-Orientation?

Online Pre-Orientation is the first step of your Virtual Ram Orientation experience. The Online Pre-Orientation system covers information about Colorado State University, our history and traditions, campus resources, academic success, and how our course registration system works. Upon completion of Online Pre-Orientation, you will unlock your academic advisor’s information and will be able to contact them for advising and course registration.

Is Online-Pre-Orientation required? Do I have to complete the entire thing?

Yes! All incoming Transfer Students are required to complete Online Pre-Orientation. Online Pre-Orientation will provide you with information you will need in order to unlock your advisor’s contact information for academic advising and course registration.

How will I access Online Pre-Orientation?

Beginning on April 19th, you will receive an email to your CSU email account with instructions on how to log in and complete Online Pre-Orientation. Before you begin your Online Pre-Orientation experience, you will need to establish an eID if you have not already done so: eid.colostate.edu.

When will I receive the Online Pre-Orientation access email?

All students beginning at CSU in Fall 2021 will receive the Online Pre-Orientation access email on Monday, April 19th. If you register for Ram Orientation after April 19th, you will receive the link to Online Pre-Orientation in your confirmation email once you have completed your registration.

What if I do not have access to a laptop, smart phone, or stable internet?

Contact us for options – orientation@colostate.edu

Do I need to do anything to prepare for the Online Pre-Orientation?

Before you begin your online experience, you will need to establish an eID if you have not already done so eid.colostate.edu.

Do I have to complete Online Pre-Orientation in one sitting?

No. You can complete Online Pre-Orientation in several sessions, but you must complete it in order to be advised for course registration. Additionally, you must complete one full module at a time to save your progress.

Is Online Pre-Orientation the same for ALL incoming students (first-year, transfer, etc.)?

No. Online Pre-Orientation is geared toward your specific needs as an incoming student. The information is tailored toward you as a transfer student and is customized with information for your specific academic college as well as specific information if you are a veteran or adult learner.

What do I do once I complete Online Orientation?

Once you complete Online Pre-Orientation, you will move on to Step 2: Virtual Ram Orientation.

What is the schedule for Virtual Ram Orientation?

The detailed schedule for the program is still being finalized and will be shared as soon as possible.

Does my family participate in Virtual Ram Orientation with me?

We have designed a Virtual Orientation experience just for parents, families, and guests. For more information about this, please visit the Families and Guests page on our website.

What is Online Pre-Orientation?

Online Pre-Orientation is the first step of your Virtual Ram Orientation experience. The Online Pre-Orientation system covers information about Colorado State University, our history and traditions, campus resources, academic success, and how our course registration system works. Upon completion of Online Pre-Orientation, you will unlock your academic advisor’s information and will be able to contact them for advising and course registration.

Is Online-Pre-Orientation required? Do I have to complete the entire thing?

Yes! All incoming International Students are required to complete Online Pre-Orientation. Online Pre-Orientation will provide you with information you will need in order to unlock your advisor’s contact information for academic advising and course registration.

International Students FAQs

How will I access Online Pre-Orientation?

Beginning on April 19th, you will receive an email to your CSU email account with instructions on how to log in and complete Online Pre-Orientation. Before you begin your Online Pre-Orientation experience, you will need to establish an eID if you have not already done so: eid.colostate.edu.

When will I receive the Online Pre-Orientation access email?

All students beginning at CSU in Fall 2021 will receive the Online Pre-Orientation access email on Monday, April 19th. If you register for Ram Orientation after April 19th, you will receive the link to Online Pre-Orientation in your confirmation email once you have completed your registration.

What if I do not have access to a laptop, smart phone, or stable internet?

Contact us for options – orientation@colostate.edu

Do I need to do anything to prepare for the Online Pre-Orientation?

Before you begin your online experience, you will need to establish an eID if you have not already done so: eid.colostate.edu.

Do I have to complete Online Pre-Orientation in one sitting?

No. You can complete Online Pre-Orientation in several sessions, but you must complete it in order to be advised for course registration. Additionally, you must complete one full module at a time to save your progress.

Is Online Pre-Orientation the same for ALL incoming students (first-year, transfer, etc.)?

No. Online Pre-Orientation is geared toward your specific needs as an incoming student. The information is tailored toward you as an international student and is customized with information for your specific academic college.

What do I do once I complete Online Pre-Orientation?

Once you complete Online Pre-Orientation, you will move on to Step 2: Ram Orientation for International Students.

What is the schedule for Ram Orientation for International Students?

The detailed schedule for the program is still being finalized and will be shared as soon as possible.

Does my family participate in Ram Orientation with me?

We have designed a Virtual Orientation experience just for parents, families, and guests. For more information about this, please visit the Families and Guests page on our website.

Families and Guests

Will there be a charge for family and guest orientation? 

No, there will not be a charge for online family and guest orientation.  

How do I sign up for Virtual Guest Orientation?

Students will need to register their guest(s) in our online reservation system. Guests can be registered for a session at any point; it will just need to be at least one week prior to the desired session.

How many guests can participate in Virtual Guest Orientation?

Your student can register as many guests as they would like.

Can guests of the same student attend different Virtual Guest Orientation sessions?

Yes, a student can register their guests for different orientation sessions. Students will need to make sure to include accurate contact information for each guest registered.

Is guest orientation on the same day as student orientation?

Some guest orientation sessions will correspond with student orientation sessions. Guest do not have to attend a session on the same day as their student’s orientation. These sessions are completely independent of each other and do not have any joint sessions. Before selecting, a date be sure to consider device availability and internet access and bandwidth. To find the dates for guest orientation click here.

Are Spanish language sessions available for virtual guest orientation? 

The online orientation modules for Families and Guests will have the option to receive information in Spanish. Currently we are not offering Spanish language sessions for Virtual Ram Orientation sessions.

When will I get the link for my orientation session?

You will receive a detailed email including the link to access your guest orientation one week prior to your session.