Community Welcome 2019

Wednesday, August 28

The City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University are teaming up for the 19th annual Community Welcome event taking place Wednesday, August 28nd, 2019.

The goal of the program is to help foster a sense of community and connection between students and long-term Fort Collins residents. Over 200 volunteers, made up of CSU students and staff, city employees, and Fort Collins and CSU police go door-to-door visiting approximately 2,000 homes in neighborhoods close to the main campus. On August 28, teams will once again distribute valuable information about City ordinances and expectations the University has for its students. Additionally, the teams encourage neighbors to get out and meet each other (providing residents with the new “Art of Neighboring” brochures to exchange names and contact information) to create positive relationships with new and old neighbors.

Those interested in signing up to volunteer from 4:30pm-8:00pm that evening (and receive FREE dinner, T-shirt*, dessert) can sign up below.

To view the 2019 Community Welcome Brochure click here!

To view the 2019 Community Welcome Brochure for the CSU Apartment Community click here.

You can read and print out Art of Neighboring Brochures for your neighborhood here here.

Event Details

When: August 28, 2019                      4:30 PM - 8:00 PM                     Where: Lory Student Center Ballrooms 

Sign up to volunteer!

The success of the event has everything to do with the amazing volunteers who give their time and energy each year to help students and non-students feel welcome in our community! Volunteer today!

Testimonials from Volunteers

"What was your favorite part of the event?"

“Building positive relationships within the team and with the households we visited. Loved hearing from the long-term residents who have been in the neighborhood for 40 or 50 years.” -- CSU Student
“Hanging out with cops and getting to talk about how wonderful Fort Collins is and how proud I am to be CSU alum, a coach, and member of this community.” -- CSU Alum
“I really enjoy the interactions with the residents as well as all the collaboration between CSU, students, city staff, and PD.” -- CSU Student
“Interacting with long-term residents of Fort Collins and hearing what issues matter the most to them. Interacting with the officers as well." -- CSU Student
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