First, sign up for our online orientation

Starting on November 16th, you will receive a link in you CSU email account inbox directly from us with information on how to access and complete the Online Orientation. During this required online experience, you will learn about our community and our history, discover resources, and prepare for success in and out of the classroom.

You will not have to download any additional software either!

Academic Advising 

Part of the virtual orientation experience is academic advising and course registration. New students will connect with Academic Advisors and register for spring classes. 

The academic advising experience is designed to meet the variety of needs for new students. Upon completing Online Orientation, students will receive instructions on how to schedule their academic advising appointment. The advising appointments will be scheduled for a time when both students and Academic Advisors are available. 

What is Online Orientation?

Online Orientation is the first step of your Virtual Ram Orientation experience. The Online 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 Orientation required? Do I have to complete the entire thing?

Yes! All incoming First-Year and Transfer Students are required to complete Online Orientation. Online Orientation will provide you with information you will need in order to participate in advising and course registration.

How will I access Online Orientation?

Beginning on November 16th, you will receive an email to your CSU email account with instructions on how to log in and complete Online Orientation.

Before you begin your Online Orientation experience, you will need to establish an eID if you have not already done so ( 

When will I receive the Online Orientation access email?

All students beginning at CSU in Spring 2021 will receive the Online Orientation access email on Monday, November 16th. If you register for Ram Orientation after November 16th, you will receive the link to Online 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 –

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

Before you begin your online experience, you will need to establish an eID if you have not already done so ( 

Do I have to complete Online Orientation in one sitting?

No. You can complete Online Orientation in several sessions, but you must complete it 1 week before your scheduled Virtual Advising session.

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

Online Orientation is geared toward your specific needs as an incoming student. The information is tailored toward you as either a first-year or transfer student and is customized with information for your specific academic college.

What do I do once I complete Online Orientation?

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