The City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University are partners in the effort to build community and create a positive environment in neighborhoods where non-student residents and students live in close proximity. The University and City jointly fund the Community Liaison Programs position to take the lead on implementing programs to enhance relations between neighbors and students.
We offer students planning to move off campus for the first time an opportunity to get the information they need with regard to their housing options, rights and responsibilities off campus, and resources available to them as off-campus residents. Residence Hall presentations happen on an annual basis.
Off-Campus Life Student Handbook: Avoiding Sticky Situations
This handbook has been created to help you make a successful transition in your move, whether you currently live in the residence halls or already live off campus. This guide covers topics such as: where to find a place, managing a budget, good neighboring tips and being aware of city codes and ordinances that impact students (noise, occupancy limit, nuisance gathering, parking, snow shoveling, etc.) Additionally, you will be provided with important tips on leasing, parties, and healthy roommating. Off-Campus Life Handbook (PDF)
Moving/Living Off Campus Jeopardy (ongoing)
Students can attend a Moving/Living Off Campus Jeopardy Presentation covering topics like: Codes and Ordinances, Parties, Leases, Housing and Roommates & Neighbors.
Decks of Cards (ongoing)
Each playing card contains a helpful and fun tip about the City's various nuisance codes, neighborhood relations, and resources for off-campus students. Cards are distributed in dining halls during the spring semester. Decks are also given away in party packs and at the end of each Party Partners class.
E Trivia: Test Your Rental Knowledge With Some Off-Campus Trivia
This trivia-style power point was designed to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a resident of Fort Collins. Questions are based on ordinances, myths and tips for living off campus. Click here to challenge your rental knowledge.