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  1. Review the video above to learn more about what to expect in the residence halls this semester.

  2. The CSU Pandemic Preparedness Team has developed a plan to provide free COVID-19 testing for students living on campus. Tents will be placed around campus, and each hall is assigned a specific tent for COVID-19 test sample collection during Move In. Prior to arriving for Move In, please use the Biodesix registration website to sign up for testing (Biodesix is a 3rd party lab CSU has contracted with to manage testing). We will need to collect some required information to test your specimen and report your results. During the registration process, you will be asked to:
    • Enter certain identification and demographic information into a portal that is required by State and Federal regulatory bodies for reporting.
    • Review and electronically sign a consent form. This form is required to receive the test. No test will be provided without a signed consent.
    • Once you have completed the registration and electronic signature, you will receive an email with a copy of your consent. Please note that emails will come from Biodesix.

  3. Resident Expectations: Following public health guidance can help limit COVID-19, and allows us to be together on campus. Please visit to learn about the expectations of our campus community.

  4. As you’re packing, be mindful of how much you bring – rooms come furnished, and remember that what you move in must be moved out. Large furniture, such as couches and futons, are prohibited. Check out some tips on what to bring.

  5. Students who are able should bring a care kit with them for the Fall semester. This kit should include: A thermometer to monitor for fever; at least two reusable, washable cloth face masks; basic cold and flu medications; sanitizer or hand wipes; a 30-day supply of their prescription medications that they routinely take (non-COVID related); health insurance information

  6. Consider your transportation options. If you choose not to bring a vehicle, there are many alternative transportation options available to get around town.

  7. More than 80% of CSU students bring a bike. You must register your bike with the CSU Police Department (CSUPD) to ride or park on campus. Register your bike with the CSU Police Department online at by Aug. 28. After you register, you will be instructed to pick up a registration decal at CSUPD that must be adhered to your bike. Remember to bring a u-lock with you to lock your bike up with (avoid cable locks) and check out the CSU Moves module to get important info about parking, maintaining, and navigating your bike on campus.

  8. If you haven’t already done so, please visit by Aug. 14, to submit your RamCard photo and verify your identification with a copy of your US driver license or passport from any country. Please note: If you only complete the photo upload step, but do not login to the Adobe site to verify your identification, you may receive a follow-up email from RamCard asking you to complete this step – this email is valid, and we ask that you follow the link in the email to the university login page provided to complete the process. Residents who complete this process by Aug. 14, may pick up their RamCards in residence hall mailboxes after they check in and get their keys during Move In. Your RamCard is your CSU ID and your key to campus for food from the dining centers, RamCash purchases, building access across campus, ticket to athletic and cultural events, library card, bus pass, and much more, so it is very important that all residents complete these steps so they can pick up their card when they arrive.
  1. Follow the driving directions provided at and use CSU's interactive move in map to navigate campus. Following these CSU-provided directions will ensure a smoother drive into town and to the correct lot to unload.

  2. Be prepared for heavier traffic than usual in and around Fort Collins. When you arrive on campus, be mindful of pedestrians, scooters, and bicyclists who you are sharing the sidewalks and lanes with.

  3. If your guests bring a separate vehicle, please park one vehicle in the unloading area and park the other in a nearby temporary Move In lot. Remember to put on a mask or face covering before getting out of the vehicle. Masks or face coverings are required for students and guests in public spaces on university grounds, including outdoors, in lobbies, etc., at all times.

  4. It is mandatory that all incoming residents must check in on the Biodesix registration website. You need to do this before you arrive on campus. (see Preparing for Move In section above). All students are strongly encouraged to be tested for the health of our community; once checked in through the registration portal, students can choose to opt out of testing.

  5. Summit Hall residents should individually proceed to Tent #7 before checking in at their residence hall, if possible (only students should go to the testing tents, move in helpers can unload the vehicle). When you arrive at your assigned test tent during Move In, you will be asked to show a photo ID such as your CSU ID, driver’s license, passport, high school ID, or other photo ID. The check-in personnel will use your ID number, email address, OR name and date of birth to confirm your identity and that we have everything needed in order to test your sample.

    Within 24-48 hours of your sample arriving in the lab, you will receive an encrypted email with your test results from Biodesix. If you do not see it, please check your junk mail. If your test result is positive, you will receive a phone call from public health officials at CSU to share resources and provide guidance on the university’s self-isolation and contact tracing protocol.

    For more information and FAQs about testing visit or

  6. New residents should then individually proceed to their hall’s check-in location after they are done at the testing tent. Summit check-in will be at the Summit front desk. Please enter through the main doors on either the north or south side of the building.

  7. Please arrive as early as possible within your scheduled arrival hour, and even up to 15 minutes prior, to accommodate for the time it will take to complete these important steps. To maintain proper physical distancing and expedite the process, please have your guests unload the vehicle while you proceed to testing and hall check-in.

  8. Bring a moving cart or dolly with you if you have one. There will be a limited number of carts available for check-out. You and your guests should also bring snacks and a refillable water bottle. Water bottle stations are located in the lobbies of each residence hall.

  9. Please be aware that there are limits on the number of riders permitted on elevators during and after Move In. Plan to take the stairs as much as possible to help keep the elevators open for those may need to use them.

  10. Please be aware of instructional and procedural signage posted throughout our buildings, such as enter and exit signs on doors.

  11. Once unloaded, vehicles must be moved from unloading zones. Temporary Move In lots are marked on the interactive Move In map. Non-residents are asked to leave campus by the end of Move In day as overnight guests are not permitted this year. Camping or parking RVs/campers on University grounds is strictly prohibited.

  12. This fall, including during Move In, residents will have four options for dining on campus. Primarily, residents will go to to order lunch and dinner for pick-up at Braiden, Durrell, Ram’s Horn, and The Foundry. Breakfast at these locations does not require a pre-order – just come in and grab breakfast to go. There is very limited seating in the dining centers so plan on taking meals to-go. Residents may also place an order for pick-up at Ram’s Horn Express, RamWich at Braiden, and Durrell Express, or place a small grocery order from the Ram’s Horn and Durrell Express Mini Markets. This is all done by ordering ahead through For meals on the go without scheduling ahead, residents can stop by a Grab & Go location at Newsom Hall and Spoons at Allison Hall. During Move In only, residents may also get up to two meals from the dining centers or Grab & Go locations for their guests. Visit for more information about dining in the residence halls this fall.

  13. Recycle your cardboard in the corrals set up near each hall. Fort Collins law prohibits throwing cardboard in the trash. Please remove and dispose of all other materials responsibly in the bins and dumpsters outside each hall. CSU Waste Sorting Guide

  14. Plan on participating in Ram Welcome after you’ve moved in. Ram Welcome will be held August 18-23, in a primarily virtual format. Learn more about Ram Welcome at, and feel free to direct questions to Orientation and Transition Programs.
  • Residence Director: George Guardado (he/him/his)
  • Why I enjoy working with students: I love working with students because it gives me the opportunity to meet, connect, and support a variety of experiences and students—helping people is in my nature and it excites me!
  • Best thing about Summit Hall: From a bird’s eye view, Summit is in the shape of an “S”, which provides an opportunity for residents to explore the many hallways that can lead to a lot of opportunities, friendships, and adventures.
  • Assistant Residence Director: Ethan Jackson (they/them/theirs)
  • Why I enjoy working with students: I love being able to support students through the maze that higher education can sometimes be.
  • Best thing about Summit Hall: I love the flexibility that the All Gender and Open Housing community gives our students!
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