Housing Fair

FEBRUARY 7, 2017
LORY STUDENT CENTER, GRAND BALLROOM

What is the Housing Fair?

What is the date and time of the Housing Fair?
How do I get to the Housing Fair?

Why is the Housing Fair earlier this year? (February vs. March)
Does the Housing Fair have a theme for decorations?
How do I receive registration materials for the Housing Fair?
What is the registration fee?
What does the registration fee include?
How do I register and pay for a table at the Housing Fair?
What other costs are there involved with the Housing Fair?

How will the Housing Fair be publicized to students?
How many students attend the Housing Fair?
When can I begin setting up for the Housing Fair?

I want to provide FOOD at my booth. What do I need to do to make this happen?

How can I make my Housing Fair Booth more "Green?"

Who should I contact for more questions or help?
Housing Fair Guidelines and Policies

What is the Housing Fair?
This event is an open house in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom that takes place every spring. It is an opportunity for students to do one stop shopping for places to live in Fort Collins. The Housing Fair brings together landlords, community resources and Colorado State University offices in order to inform students about housing options and how to successfully live off campus.

What is the date and time of the Housing Fair?
The Housing Fair will take place on Tuesday, February 7th from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University.

How do I get to the Housing Fair?
Map of Lory Student Center and CSU campus.

Why is the Housing Fair earlier this year (February vs. March)?
Over the years, the Housing Fair has happened at various times before and after spring break. Recent surveys suggest that students want rental housing information earlier in the semester. Additionally, Housing and Dining Services (HDS) began their on-campus LiveOn campaign November 1, two months earlier than previously. Given HDS's new timeline and the our desire to provide our vendors with as much exposure to as many interested students as possible, we went with the earlier date. We will continue to survey participants in the Housing Fair to determine if this is going to be a permanent decision.

Does the Housing Fair have a theme for decorations?
We do not to have a specific theme. Use your imagination and put together an engaging booth based on your own inspiration. As always, please review the Policies and Guidelines on our website for acceptable displays.

How do I receive registration materials for the Housing Fair?
We will be sending out Housing Fair information in November. If you do not receive the information or you do not believe that you are on our mailing list, please contact our office at (970) 491-2248 or email us at ocl@colostate.edu to request that material be sent to you. We will need to know your Name, Company, Mailing Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, and E-Mail Address. You may also register by clicking here.

What is the registration fee?
Registration fees are based on the number of table spaces you request starting at $275 for ½ table (3' X 3') and $375 for a full table (3' X 6'). Special requests may require additional fees. You may register online. Registrations are not complete until all fees are paid.

What does the registration fee include?
The registration fee includes your paid table space, 2 chairs, a white tablecloth, 2 parking permits, balloons, and a continental breakfast. Additional chairs may be requested on the day of the fair. Full table dimensions are 3’ x 6’; half tables are 3’ x 3’.

How do I register and pay for a table at the Housing Fair?
We have a completely ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT PROCESS. Click on this link to register. Following the completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Next, you will be prompted to the online payment portion of the site. Please note: If you do not complete the credit card payment, you will not be registered for the Housing Fair. A final receipt will be issued to you by email upon your completion of the payment process which confirms your full registration for the Housing Fair.

What other costs are there to the Housing Fair?
There are no other mandatory costs to the Housing Fair. Optional costs include:
  • Internet Access - $35
  • Electricity - no charge
  • Box Lunches - $12 each
  • HF T-Shirts - $12 each
  • Parking Permits - $7 extra for each additional permit above the two permits included in the registration fee

How will the Housing Fair be publicized to students?Off-Campus Life's advertising staff produces eye-catching advertisements for the Housing Fair on and off campus. The staff puts out sign stands with balloons in the Lory Student Center and around campus, sends out posters to campus offices and other approved poster displays, and hangs large banners outside of the Clark building and in the Lory Student Center where over 20,000 people enter each day. Additionally, we put ads in the student newspaper (The Collegian) several weeks before the event. We also advertise with a full page, back cover ad, and a sticker on the front cover several days before the Housing Fair until the day of. We also have Housing Fair displays on all 123 residence hall floors and inside the display cases in the LSC. We advertise on our website in several locations, on the main CSU web page, on the plasma television run by Campus Information, through SOURCE (an online publication) and the University Calendar. We also have an ad on the inside of each Transfort bus and an external curb-side banner on a Transfort bus! What's more, our social media staff works very hard to push this event and will consistently be reminding students to attend. 

How many students attend the Housing Fair?
In the last five years, we have averaged over 2,000 people attending the Fair each year.

When can I begin setting up for the Housing Fair?
There is an early set-up time the day before the Housing Fair on Monday, February 6th from 3:00p.m. until 6:00p.m. You may also come and set-up the morning of the Housing Fair beginning at 7:30a.m.

I want to provide FOOD at my booth. What do I need to do to make this happen?
Packaged and individually wrapped goods are no problem. Please contact Nancy Rhodes or Jeannie Ortega at (970)491-2248 if you have any questions.

Who should I contact for more questions or help?

Nancy Rhodes or Jeannie Ortega
Phone: (970) 491-2248
Fax: (970) 491-6196
E-Mail: Ocl@colostate.edu