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CSU has a variety of transportation options to eliminate the financial burden of storing, maintaining, and insuring a personal vehicle.
City of Fort Collins' Public Transportation System
Around the Horn
Free cross-campus shuttle that runs every 10 minutes
Free bus that travels from Fort Collins to Loveland, Berthoud, Longmont and Boulder
Direct bus that travels from Fort Collins to Union Station in Denver with connections to Colorado Springs and I-70 mountain communities. Bus arrives 5 times daily at the Downtown Transit Center M-F. The RamsRoute leaves campus (Plum and Meridian) at 4pm on Friday and returns at 4pm on Sunday to campus.
The campus and Fort Collins bike share program provides short-term bike rental across town.
Zipcar can be used by all students with a membership and provides insurance for renters under the age of 25. Sign-up before you move in so you are ready to drive when you arrive.
Bicycle Education and Registration - 80% of CSU students bring a bike to campus and 60% use a bike as their primary mode of transportation
- CSU is a Platinum level Bicycle Friendly University
- All bikes on campus must be registered for a small fee of $10.
- The Spoke, a bike repair and education shop operated by student mechanics, is located in Laurel Village and offers bike registration and low-cost bike repair services to the campus community.
Academic Year Parking
- Parking at CSU is limited, but some parking lots are available for residential students.
- Residence hall students must purchase a parking pass from CSU Parking Services to park in campus lots.
- North Side Residents (Westfall, Durward, Corbett, Parmelee, and Allison Halls): There is a remote parking option available at a reduced rate for students who are willing to park a short distance away from their residence halls. Remote parking is available at the International House on City Park Avenue (approximately a five-minute walk or two-minute bike ride from campus). Visit the Parking Services page to select this option (passes are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis).
Game Day Repark Program
- Starting Fall 2017, students with residence hall parking permits must park in specific lots reserved for them on the six Saturdays a year when the Rams play at the on-campus stadium. Those lots are: Westfall (Lot #115), Parmelee (Lot #145), Allison (Lot#170), Research Blvd. (Lot #740) and the South College Ave. Parking Garage (Lot #577).
- All other CSU parking inventory (including all residence hall parking lots on the South side of campus) will be reserved and specially permitted for game attendance parking only and other university allocation (e.g., ADA parking; faculty, staff and students whose jobs require them to be on campus on game days, etc.).
- CSU will provide a free repark shuttle service for students to/from all north and south residence halls to the College Parking Garage and Research Blvd. lots. The shuttle will operate from 4-8 p.m. every Friday before a game and 8-11 a.m. the Sunday following game day, and run a minimum of every 15 minutes. Based on user patterns and to accommodate student needs, shuttle hours of operation may be changed with advance notice.
- SafeWalk also is offered from dusk to dawn, 7 days a week, as a free service to students by CSUPD. CSUPD provides a safe escort from any point on campus to another campus location, including the Research Blvd. lot.
- Students must repark their cars by 8 p.m. on the Friday prior to a Saturday home game. Students may return to their preferred residence hall lots beginning on Saturday approximately four hours after the game has ended or midnight (whichever comes first). Students must return to their normal lots no later than 7 a.m. on Monday.
- Residence hall students who park in a lot allocated for game day attendance or other university use on game day face the possibility of towing and any associated fees.
- CSU’s repark program is similar to residence hall parking programs used by other universities with on-campus stadiums.
City Residential Parking Permit Program
- Students parking in neighborhoods surrounding CSU risk receiving a citation, due to the new City of Fort Collins Residential Permit Parking Program.
- Students are encouraged to bring a bike to campus and use alternative transportation whenever possible.
- Bike racks are conveniently located close to the entrances at every residence hall.
- Parking is limited on the Colorado State University campus and permits are required in residential lots.