Media Advisory: Colorado State University Move-In Fall 2007

Move-in at Colorado State University begins at 8 a.m. on August 16. It is anticipated that the Residence Halls will open at full occupancy this fall with 5,183 students.


Academic Village

– The Academic Village is a state-of-the-art living learning environment that integrates academic pursuits into the living environment.

– Construction is completed on the two residence halls in the village, which will be home to 420 students in the Engineering Living Learning Community and the Honors Living Learning Community.

– The Academic Village will open full; there are 193 double rooms and 25 single rooms. All rooms feature private bathrooms, air conditioning and wireless Internet capabilities.

– The Engineering Living Learning Community building features a live-in faculty/staff apartment, three graduate student apartments, design studios, an electronic classroom, and a second designated network for residents.

– The Honors Living Learning Community building is home to the Honors Office, a fireside seminar room, classroom spaces, and seminar rooms.

– The Grand Opening for the Academic Village will be celebrated during Homecoming Weekend, October 5 and 6. The Honors Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall.

– The Commons building, which houses a large dining commons, programming space, mail services, and a 24/7 front desk, is still under construction. However, mail services will be open for move-in on Aug. 16 and the front desk will open temporarily in the Engineering building before opening permanently in the Commons building.

– The Dining Center will open in 2008 and will feature a Mongolian grill, sports grill, convenience store with an espresso bar and much more. All students with a meal plan can eat in any one of the eight dining centers Housing & Dining Services provides. The closest dining for Academic Village residents until the dining commons opens is in adjoining halls including Edwards, Newsom and Ingersoll.

Live Green Floor in Summit Hall

– A new sustainability themed Living Learning Community is being launched this fall in Summit Hall.

– The floor will open full with 26 returning and incoming Colorado State students.

– The community is open to students in any major and is a themed Living Learning Community, meaning that students do not need academic requirements to live on the floor; a shared interest in environmental interests and a commitment to living sustainability are the only requirements.

– The Green Floor is sponsored by Housing and Dining Service’s Live Green Team.

– Floor activities will include a pilot composting program, a sustainability fair to bring together student organizations committed to environmental issues, a wind farm tour and other activities the floor will determine after move-in.

– Students on the floor will also have the opportunity to participate in existing Housing and Dining Services sponsored sustainability programs including the wind power program, America Recycles Day, RecycleMania, and Earth Day.

Housing & Dining Services Green Power Purchase

– Housing and Dining Services has purchased 3,023,787 kilowatt-hours of green power to offset electricity use in all common areas of the department – dining centers, lobbies, lounges, and administrative buildings like the Palmer Center and the warehouse.

– Dollars for the purchase were generated from expected utility savings with the consolidation of three dining centers into the Academic Village dining commons when it opens in 2008.

– In 2006, Housing and Dining Services’ student wind power program was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Green Power Partner, a designation given to businesses and organizations that purchase at least four percent of their electricity utilities from green sources.

– The student green power program, which allows students to purchase green power for their residence hall rooms and university apartments, will continue again this year. Last year, a record number of 350 students registered for the program.

RamCard Office

– The RamCard Office, formerly known as the ID & Vending Office, has relocated to the lower level of the Lory Student Center in room 31 (the office was previously located on the main level of LSC next to Sweet Sinsations).

– Incoming students will receive their RamCards during check-in at the residence halls. Incoming students who are not living in the residence halls or students who have not yet taken their picture for their RamCard can stop by the RamCard office.


For more information, contact Tonie Miyamoto at (970) 491-4314 or