The 2020 Shovel Snowdown has concluded…for now! Stay tuned for more information about when we will re-open requests for vouchers. However, please feel free to watch the below video, which will give you a lot of important information on shoveling requirements in Fort Collins.
Welcome to the 2020 Shovel Snowdown! Our program looks a little bit different this year. Instead of handing out shovels on the plaza, this year we are mailing out 400 vouchers for snow shovels to local students. All you have to do is watch the video below, take a quiz on the contents of the video, and fill out a short form with your information.
CSU students will be able to claim a voucher from Monday, October 19th to Thursday, November 19th, or until we run out of vouchers!
These vouchers are only redeemable at:
Once you click the button, you will be taken to the quiz. The quiz will ask you information presented in the video, so please watch it before you navigate to the quiz. You must answer all the questions correctly in order to reveal the form. You may need to refresh the page if you select an incorrect answer. These vouchers will be sent by mail, so please make sure you put down your mailing address.
The Shovel SnowDown program is intended for students living off-campus in a detached dwelling with public sidewalk shoveling requirements. Off-campus apartment complexes traditionally take care of shoveling public sidewalks. Students who live in one of the following apartment complexes or something similar and are not required to shovel their public sidewalk will not be receiving a voucher for a free shovel:
Cam the Ram showing off one of our free shovels with style at the 2019 Shovel Snowdown
Did you know the City of Fort Collins has a snow shoveling ordinance that requires city residents to shovel the public sidewalk adjacent to their property within 24 hours after snow accumulation? Read more about the ordinance here.
To help off-campus students learn more about the ordinance and receive a free snow shovel, Colorado State University’s Off-Campus Life and the City of Fort Collins’ Neighborhood Services are excited to partner for the annual Shovel Snowdown event.
Shovel Snowdown is an event designed for off-campus students who are required to the shovel the public sidewalk adjacent to their property after a snow storm. Not sure if you’re required to shovel your sidewalk? First check with your apartment complex or HOA. Don’t have one? Call Neighborhood Services to check: 970-224-6046.
Off-Campus Life and Neighborhood Services staff will be giving away 400 FREE SNOW SHOVELS to off-campus students who are required to shovel their sidewalk fall in early October. We give away the snow shovels until we run out, so make sure to keep an eye on our social media for the date and time, and mark your calendar!
This event is popular. We recommend lining up in advance to make sure you get your shovel! You will need your RamCard (Student ID) with you, and staff will be verifying your off-campus address. If you are not required to shovel your sidewalk this year, please plan to attend this event in a future year when you live in a residence that does require you to shovel.