Welcome to CSU!

Colorado State University Parking and Transportation Services supports as many as 20,000 people getting to and around campus. We provide the framework and infrastructure for a multitude of transportation options to students, faculty, staff and visitors. This includes 13,000 parking spaces on three campuses, coordinating nine bus routes through campuses, and facilitating safe commuting for bicyclists, longboarders, scooter riders and pedestrians who are on campuses each day.

Explore your options:

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There are no restrictions at CSU for freshman to bring their vehicles to campus (35% of freshman choose to bring a car with them to campus).

  • There are over 4,500 spaces dedicated specifically to resident hall parking, with an average of 2,500 resident hall permit holders.
  • There are different permits available depending on where you live on campus, including lower-cost remote options.
  • View a map of designated parking areas for residents of the North Res Halls and South Res Halls.
  • Permits are available in annual, semester, month and daily options.
  • If you are unsure whether you want to keep a vehicle on campus, we recommend purchasing an annual permit. Annual permits have an extended return deadline of March 31, providing time to get familiar with campus and decide if you want to keep a vehicle on campus or are more comfortable with alternative methods of transportation such as public transit, biking, or walking.

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CSU students ride the City’s bus system “Transfort” free with their RamCard, including:

  • Around the Horn shuttle that goes around campus every 10 minutes
  • The MAX, connecting CSU to Old Town Fort Collins, the mall, grocery stores, etc. (also every 10 minutes)
  • Regional routes to connect to Windsor/Greeley (Poudre Express) and Loveland/Longmont/Boulder (Flex)

Additional bus services to get around the region include:

  • Bustang North goes from Fort Collins to Denver Union Station; connect there to RTD’s airport “A” line, Bustang West to Glenwood Springs or Bustang South to Colorado Springs.
  • The Groome shuttle goes from CSU to Denver International Airport
  • SkiSU goes from CSU to local ski resorts on the weekend

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CSU is proud to be one of eight universities in the US with the highest (platinum) designation for bike-friendliness from the League of American Bicyclists and we are also located in a platinum-rated City, Fort Collins. You will enjoy many miles of bike paths and lanes throughout of community. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you plan to bike at CSU:

  • We have over 18,000 bike parking spaces; just be sure to bring a u-lock to secure your bike.
  • Register your bike with CSU Police ($10 for the life of the sticker).
  • The Spoke is CSU’s educational bike shop, which offers inexpensive bike repairs, as well as storage over breaks and long-term rentals.
  • Want an extra layer of protection for your bike? Check out our secure bike shelter permit options.
  • Want to learn more about Fort Collins’ great bike culture? Watch a recording of an Earth Week panel discussion called “Why I Love to Bike in FoCo” from April 22, 2021.

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CSU offers several shared modes to suit your transportation needs:

  • ZipCar carshare has eleven cars available for short-term rental right on campus for students 18 years and older, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reserve and pay by the half-hour. $25 annual memberships for students.
  • Bird electric scooters are available on and around the CSU campus, as well as throughout Fort Collins. Scooters can be
    found & unlocked using the Bird App and rides are a flat unlock fee + per minute rate.
  • E-bike share will also be available by the beginning of the fall semester 2021!
  • RamRide is a free, safe ride home.

Additional Resources

Questions?

We are happy to help!

  • For parking questions, please email Stephanie Zakis (Stephanie.Zakis@colostate.edu).
  • For questions about transit, biking, shared modes, etc., please email Erika Benti (Erika.Benti@colostate.edu).
  • To talk with one of our customer service reps, please call the Parking and Transportation Services at 970-491-7041 anytime between 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, M-F.