City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University Community Welcome Event Set for August 22

The City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University are teaming up for the annual Community Welcome event.  From 5 – 9 p.m. on Aug. 22, Fort Collins police officers, Colorado State staff and students, city staffers, and long-term residents will visit neighborhoods close to campus.

The purpose of Community Welcome is to welcome Colorado State students to the community and inform them of their responsibilities off-campus, which includes following city codes and ordinances.  

The information volunteers distribute will inform students and non-student residents of noise, trash, public nuisance and snow ordinances, as well as address off-campus parties, nuisance gatherings, the riot law and the importance of forming positive relationships with neighbors.  This year, handouts also will provide updated information about the city’s Occupancy Limit.

In addition to distributing information off-campus, Residence Hall students and Apartment Life residents will receive information about city ordinances and resources.  The goal of distributing information on-campus is to inform students of expectations before they move into neighborhoods or off-campus apartments.

Community Welcome is a collaborative effort between The Fort Collins Neighborhood Services Office, Colorado State Off-Campus Student Services, Colorado State Vice President for Student Affairs Office, Fort Collins Police Services and Associated Students of Colorado State University.  To participate or for more information contact Melissa Emerson, community liaison at (970) 491-6707 or email