Community Welcome 2018

Wednesday, August 22

The City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University are teaming up for the 18th annual Community Welcome event taking place Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018.

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 22, 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 2018 Community Welcome Brochure click here!

To view the 2018 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 22, 2018                      4:30 PM - 8:00 PM                     Where: Lory Student Center Ballrooms C & D

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

Volunteer Sign Up





If you are able to drive others, please note that by utilizing your personal vehicle (staff, student, faculty, etc.), you must have a valid driver’s license and current car insurance; should you and your passengers be involved in a motor vehicle accident during this event, your personal car insurance would be the primary insurance to provide coverage. 

Please note that pizza will be served prior to walking through the neighborhoods.  We will do our best to accommodate varying dietary restrictions.  

***After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call our office at (970) 491-2248. Thank you!
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