Colorado State University President Tony Frank to Deliver Fall Address on Sept. 15

Note to Reporters: Parking for the media will be provided on Isotope Drive on the south side of the Oval. Media must arrive by 11 a.m. to park on the Oval, which will be closed to all traffic at 11:15 a.m. sharp.

Colorado State University President Tony Frank will deliver his Fall Address on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the university’s historic Oval. He will address the state of the university and the vision for the institution for the coming year and beyond.

The university community is invited to gather at the Oval at 11:15 a.m. with the Colorado State Marching Band. Frank will begin his comments at 11:30 a.m. from the south end of the Oval. This year’s Fall Address also will be the official kickoff of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which will include a proclamation from Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat.

Immediately following the address will be the annual all-university picnic, a long-standing tradition for the campus community celebrating and promoting the spirit and diversity of Colorado State University. Picnic entertainment will be provided by Quemando Salsa Orquesta, a contemporary salsa band from Colorado.

The President’s Fall Address and University Picnic were first held in September 1997 as a thank-you to the university community for pulling together in the aftermath of a devastating flood. The event has been a university tradition ever since.

University classes will not be canceled, but departments are encouraged to arrange schedules to accommodate those who wish to attend. The Oval will be closed to traffic and parking throughout the day.

In case of inclement weather, check the CSU website at for updates on a possible location change.

For more information, contact the Office of CSU Events at (970) 491-4601.