Colorado State University Renovates Dining Centers While Keeping Ram Traditions Alive

New additions to Colorado State University dining centers have implemented fresh and healthy ways for students to enjoy on-campus meals as well as building school spirit and honoring the names, faces and traditions that represent the Colorado State Rams.

The Edwards Hall Dining Center at Colorado State is paying homage to the traditions of the university with the recent sandwich facility, Ram’s Deli. The new and popular deli served 15,296 meals in the first 21 days it was open.  

The new deli, which opened in January, is open for dinner and late night service until 11 p.m. Students can enjoy an array of sandwiches or Ram wraps including the Penley sandwich, named in honor of the university’s president, Larry Edward Penley. The president himself created the turkey, bacon, avocado, pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomato on whole-wheat bread sandwich.

"We’re working to integrate Colorado State tradition into the dining experience," said Deon Lategan, director of Dining Services at Colorado State. "Students can enjoy made-to-order sandwiches while learning about the people and traditions of Colorado State."

Ram’s Deli is not the only dining facility paying homage to the university’s traditions. In 2003, Durrell Express, a grab-and-go venue that features a 10-foot mural of historical pictures, opened to students.

Edwards Dining Hall has been renovated to display bold Ram colors as well as the Colorado State logo. Corbett Hall also has been renovated to feature a marketplace serving area, where students can order entrees made fresh to order. The new additions to the dining center will be complete in spring 2005. It will remain open through renovations.

For more information about the dining renovations at Colorado State, contact Deon Lategan at (970) 491-4776 or e-mail at