Green & Gold Days: Innovate, Celebrate, Explore.

You're invited to experience everything CSU has to offer this spring!

Campus ignites creativity and innovation in unexpected and exciting ways every day. From thought-provoking speakers to spring football and live music on campus – there’s something for everyone. Join us throughout this month of exploration and celebration!

Keynote: Naomi Oreskes


April 2, 4 p.m.

Join the philosophy department for its Interdisciplinary Science Communication Workshop keynote: “How Market Fundamentalism Has Blocked Climate Action”

Naomi Oreskes is Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, The Times (London), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and other outlets.

International Symposium


April 2-3, session times vary

This year, the International Symposium is aligned with CSU’s Thematic Year of Democracy and Civic Engagement. Presenters will address themes of democracy and civic engagement in a global context. Sessions include a wide range of international topics, including climate and environmental justice, technology, politics, and education.

ACT Human Rights Film Festival


April 3-7, program times vary

Colorado State University’s ACT Human Rights Film Festival brings the best and most recent human rights cinema to northern Colorado.

Through the shared experience of film and conversation, ACT cultivates empathy and new perspectives.

Water Career & Education Fair


April 3, 9 a.m.-Noon

Join the Colorado Water Center for the Water Career and Education Fair taking place on Day 2 of the Colorado Water Workforce Summit. This fair and expo is free and open to the public, with opportunities to connect with employers and professionals in water-related industries to learn about career and internship opportunities in Colorado.

CSU students can sign up for transportation to and from Spur on April 3.

Make & Mend Workshop


April 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Design & Merchandising department wants to help you with your sewing projects, big and small! Whether you need to sew on a button or fix a hole in your jeans – the Make & Mend team will be there to help!

Democracy Summit


April 8-12, session times vary

The Democracy Summit will include numerous workshops, panels, and signature events showcasing CSU’s efforts to foster healthy democracy and helping to prepare our campus for the 2024 election and beyond.

Don’t miss the keynote: Robert Putnam on April 12, 11 a.m.-noon. 

Business Day: experience AI’s dynamic impact


April 8-10

Join the College of Business for its 45th annual Business Day as it explores artificial intelligence from different angles and perspectives – addressing the good, bad and unknown – to foster a collective understanding of AI’s implications for the world.

April 8 & 9: 5-7 p.m.
April 10: Noon-2 p.m.

Colorado Science & Engineering Fair


April 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Fair honors excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, providing opportunities for students from all regions of the state to create and present their research in environments that nurture interests in science and technology.

The community is invited to view this year’s projects on April 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Lory Student Center grand ballroom.

Occupational Therapy Open House


April 11, 5:30-7 p.m.

Join Diverse-OT at its third annual open house! Whether you’re considering occupational therapy as a potential career, committed to one of CSU’s graduate programs, an alum of the program, a local practitioner or just curious about OT in general, stop by to learn about occupational therapy programs at CSU. RSVP requested.

CSU Spur: 2nd Saturday


April 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

2nd Saturdays at CSU Spur are free and open to the public, providing lots of family-friendly programming, including cooking activities in the CSU Spur kitchen, opportunities to watch veterinarians perform surgery on dogs and cats, see horses assisting with human therapies and engage with scientists at work.

April’s theme is “The Big Bloom.”

Annual CSU Drag Show


April 14 | Doors open at 5 p.m., show begins at 6 p.m.

Join CSU’s Pride Resource Center for its Annual Drag Show in the Lory Student Center grand ballroom! This celebration promises FIERCE performances from CSU students, faculty and staff, as well as local and Denver-area performers. Plus, don’t miss this year’s hosts: KRISA CONNA and CHOCOLAT!

All tip donations from this event support the Center’s LGBTQIA+ scholarship and the Leah Memorial Fund. 

Innovate CSU Day: Demo Day


April 17, 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship at CSU Demo Day! A premiere event that inspires and enriches the entrepreneurial community of CSU and Northern Colorado. Faculty, staff, and students, as well as alumni, business professionals, and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to engage with researchers and local emerging companies in and around our community.

Innovate CSU Day: Venture Rams Business Showcase


April 17, 4-6:30 p.m.

Throughout a new venture’s journey as a start-up, aspiring entrepreneurs will undoubtedly pitch their idea to countless stakeholders with the future of their companies on the line. The Institute for Entrepreneurship Venture RAMS: Business Showcase provides start-up founders with the experience and exposure to present their businesses effectively.

Join the audience to cheer on local entrepreneurs, or apply by March 31 to compete.

Natural Resources Days: Trivia at Ramskeller Pub


April 18, 5-7 p.m.

Eat, drink, and test your knowledge! Create your own team of up to six and compete for bragging rights and prizes for the top teams! Players can get a free cheese pizza slice (while supplies last).

Presidential Conversation with Ron Daniels


April 18, 11 a.m.-noon

As a part of CSU’s Thematic Year of Democracy, President Parsons hosts Ronald J. Daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University who has authored several books, including the 2021 book titled “What Universities Owe Democracy.”

Celebrate Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase


April 18, all day

CURC is an annual event that showcases the creativity and scholarship of undergraduate students across various disciplines, culminating in a closing ceremony that recognizes all participants and honors award winners from events throughout the year.

Award ceremony: April 25, 5-7 p.m.



April 18, all day

On April 18, we celebrate all that connects us as a green and gold community!

✔ Wear your green.
✔ Share why you love CSU on social using #ILoveCSUDay.
✔ Take advantage of deals around town with alumni-owned businesses.
✔ Indulge in an I Love CSU Day-themed drink from the campus coffee shops.
✔ Visit the plaza from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for sweet treats, fun games and Spirit CAM.
✔ Join one of several happy hours in Fort Collins and Denver.

APACC 40th Anniversary Celebration & Luau


April 19-20

Celebrate APACC’s 40th Anniversary with a weekend of fun!
Friday, April 19:
– 2 – 4 p.m. Open House in APACC
– 4 – 6 p.m. Mixer at Durrell Center
Saturday, April 20:
– Doors open at 11 a.m. for APACC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration and Pacific Club’s 18th Annual Luau

Theatre: Thornton Wilder’s Our Town


April 19, 7:30 p.m. (opening night)

This American classic won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938. Exploring timeless questions about the meaning of love, companionship, life, and death, Our Town tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

The University Center for the Arts is busy this time of year, we invite you to check out all the upcoming shows!

Engineering Days: Senior Design Showcase


April 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Interact with engineering students at the annual E-Days showcase event! You will see more than 100 senior design projects created by 300+ students as they take over the Lory Student Center and Plaza for the day. All departments within the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering will be represented, including biomedical, chemical and biological, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, and mechanical engineering.

E-Waste & Sneaker Collection and Compost Giveaway


April 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Swing by the Moby arena parking lot to…

🌱 Collect compost for your garden.
👟 Recycle your old sneakers. (Tennis shoes only. Limit: 2, 5-gallon buckets/person)
💻 Responsibly recycle your e-waste. (Limit: 2 large appliances/person)

CSU Race Weekend


April 20-21

Hosted by the CSU Rams cycling team each spring, CSU race weekend includes the Oval Criterium on April 20, and the April 21, Cobb Lake Circuit. Both races are part of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference and include collegiate and USAC citizen categories.

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Athletics: Green & Gold Weekend


April 20, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Come for the 5K and stay all day! All games are free and open to the public.

Grit 5K Run @ 9:30 a.m.
Register here!
Soccer v. Mines @ 11 a.m.
Football Spring Game @ 1 p.m.
Followed by the Kid’s Clinic
Softball v. San Jose State @ 4 p.m.



April 21, noon-4 p.m.

CSU’s National Volunteer Month CAMmunity Tradition is celebrating its 27th year as a long-time tradition and integral community engagement program. Join the SLiCE office, fellow Rams and community members on this one day of service during National Volunteer Month. Volunteers will work with a service-based community agency (non-profit/governmental-based organization) or a local neighbor within Fort Collins city limits to complete service projects.

Volunteer or sign up for neighbor support!

Building Bridges: Bipartisan Perspectives on Democracy


April 22, 2-3 p.m.

Join CSU President Amy Parsons for a conversation with Democratic Senator Michael Bennet and former Republican Senator Cory Gardner on the benefits of bipartisan partnerships in government. Colorado’s Senators from two sides of the aisle discuss the importance of finding compromise and common ground, while recognizing the power – and fragility – of democracy.

Register to attend or livestream the event!

Earth Day Festival


April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join the Ram community for its annual Earth Day celebration! Attendees will connect with and learn from CSU student organizations, academic departments, Fort Collins sustainability-related organizations and other vendors. Festivities will take place on the LSC West Lawn.

Arbor Day: Tree Planting


April 23, noon-1 p.m.


Volunteer for CSU’s annual tree-planting event in celebration of National Arbor Day!

This year, volunteers will gather at the northeast corner of main campus, west of College Ave. and north of University Ave.

Natural Resources Days: Makers Market


April 24, 5-6 p.m.

Warner College Council is hosting a Makers’ Market featuring Warner students’ creativity! Students will be selling their wares, crafts, and handmade goods, so come peruse and treat yourself or buy a gift for someone special. Interested in selling in the market? Fill out this form.

Natural Resources Days: Science Illustration Workshop


April 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Join Jules Woolums, founder of the Biological Illustration Guild, for a hands-on workshop to practice your scientific illustration skills! The workshop includes instruction, specimens and supplies. Can’t make it for the full 2 hours? Feel free to drop in any time to learn what you can.

RamFest featuring Midland


April 25 – Doors open at 6 p.m.

RamEvents invites you to enjoy two-time Grammy nominated country band, Midland, at Moby Arena!

Student tickets: $10 (login to purchase)
General admission: $26

Get your tickets now!

Translational Talk


April 25, 4-6:30 p.m.

CSU, CU Anschutz and Colorado School of Public Health researchers and academic leaders will discuss dissemination and implementation science and its impact on research translation at CSU’s Translational Medicine Institute.

RoboRam Cup


April 27, 1 p.m.

Join Associate Professor Sam Bechara’s mechanical engineering class as they take on the Inaugural RoboRam Cup! In a single-elimination tournament-style competition, students and their “robo-cars” will face off in two-minute, two-on-two soccer games.

Gather with Donna Brazile


April 30, 4-6 p.m.

An exploration of the Thematic Year of Democracy through the female lens, this keynote address is presented by American political strategist, former campaign manager and current chair of the Fulbright scholars program, Donna Brazile. Following the keynote, President Amy Parsons will moderate a panel of CSU leaders to discuss the role of higher education in promoting democracy.