COVID-19 Recovery Updates

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COVID-19 Recovery Updates for the LSC

The Lory Student Center is open for business! To download the latest draft of the full LSC Re-Opening and Return to Work Plan, click here.

This page is being updated regularly as recovery efforts unfold. For information on specific programs and services, reference the sections below, use our webchat box (bottom right corner), or call Campus Information at 970.491.6444.

Building Information

Advertising in the LSC is now available. Click here for more information about available advertising avenues!

Fall 2022:

  • Monday through Saturday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

The LSC hours for Fall and Winter Break are:

Fall Break

  • Sunday, Nov. 20 – Wednesday, Nov. 23: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 24 – Saturday, Nov. 26: CLOSED 

Winter Break

  • Sunday, Dec. 18 – Tuesday, Dec. 20: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21 – Sunday, Dec. 25: CLOSED
  • Monday, Dec. 26 – Friday, Dec. 30: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 31 – Monday, Jan. 2: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Jan. 3 – Saturday, Jan. 14: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 15: return to normal hours

To reach an LSC Building Manager, call (970) 215 -7112

Please click on the link below for pertinent information regarding work and COVID-19.  This page is being continuously updated, so check back frequently.  Contact Stephanie Tomasini if you have further questions or concerns.

Important Links:

The use of the Lory Student Center Plaza during the fall semester will be limited due to COVID-19 public health orders. Download the latest guidelines below.

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Campus Information

Campus Information is continuing to operate both in person and virtually via the chat box in the bottom corner of this window, or,  visit us in person or call us at 970-491-6444!  

Winter Break 2022 Hours (In-Person, Phone & Web Chat)

Monday – Friday

  •  9:00 am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday- closed


Regular Semester Hours (In-Person, Phone & Web Chat)

Monday – Friday

  •  7:30 am – 7:00pm


  • 10:00am – 5:00pm


  • 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Upcoming Store Hours

August 17th – 20th:

  • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

August 21st:

  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

August 22nd:

  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

August 23rd:

  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

August 24th – 27th:

  • 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

August 28th:

  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Beginning August 29th:

  • Mon. – Fri. 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Click Here to learn more about Free Shipping Options, Free eBook Access, Curbside Pickup, Rental Return and Sellback Info.

For urgent Bookstore questions, please call (970) 491-3939

The following dining venues are OPEN within the Lory Student Center:


 Mon. – Thu.Fri.Sat.Sun.
Aspen Grille*11am – 1:30pm11am – 1:30pmClosedClosed
Bagel Place7:30am – 11:30am7:30am – 11:30amClosedClosed
Bagel Place 27:45am – 2:30pm7:45am – 2:30pmClosedClosed
Cams Lobby Shop7am – 6pm7am – 6pmClosedClosed
Fifty3011am – 3pm11am – 3pmClosedClosed
Freddy’s10am – 7pm10am – 7pmClosedClosed
Garbanzo Express11am – 4pm11am – 4pmClosedClosed
Intermissions8am – 4:30pm8am – 4pmClosedClosed
Panda Express10:30am – 4pm10:30am – 4pmClosedClosed
Ramskeller12pm – 5pm12pm – 5pmClosedClosed
Spoons10:30am – 3pm10:30am – 3pmClosedClosed
Sweet Sinsations7am – 5pm7am – 4pmClosedClosed
Subway (LSC)7am – 8pm7am – 6pm9am – 6pm11am – 8pm
Taco Bell10:30am – 2:30pm10:30am – 2:30pmClosedClosed

* Open on Mondays for takeout only

The LSC is dedicated to the health and safety of our community.  Per University mandate, all events and meetings should be held virtually if possible.

If a face-to-face meeting or event is required, please fill out a reservation request form here.

If you are interested in exploring future dates, please don’t hesitate to contact event planning by email (, phone (970-491-0229), or contact your LSC event planner.

Food Pantry

  • To help address significant financial stress and food insecurity, Rams Against Hunger is providing food through a distribution site open 3 days a week. The site will be housed at the Lory Student Center Theatre with the following hours:
    • Wednesdays: 4 -7 p.m.
    • Thursdays: 4 – 7 p.m.
    • Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

    All CSU students, staff and faculty may select from a variety of fresh, refrigerated and shelf-stable foods. The distribution site is open to anyone with a CSU ID. To access the site, enter the south entrance of the Lory Student Center and follow the signs.

    We ask that all visitors work with us to maintain social distancing guidelines and health protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

    • Pocket Pantries: Rams Against Hunger also will continue to offer a limited selection of food items to all members of the Ram community at the following locations:
      1. Lory Student Center- level 200 – ASCSU Plaza-side entrance
        Please “swipe” your CSU ID to enter the Pocket Pantry doors
      2. University Housing – Aggie Village Family Apartments
        Aggie Village Family Center – 501 West Prospect St, Building 24
      3. University Housing – University Village Center Apartments
        1600 West Plum, Building 24.

    Visit for more information.

LSC Business Partner locations will be open with varied hours. Please check back soon for more details, or contact specific entities directly.

Student Services

  • Office Hours: Virtual Only,  Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (visit our website or call us at 970-491-6626)
  • LSC Flea MarketNo reservations at this time — please leave a message at 970-491-1114.
  • Box Office: No reservations at this time — please leave a message at 970-491-4849.
  • RamEvents programs — more information to come about formats and locations . Please continue to check this page for updated information.
  • Closed for summer.  No reservations at this time — please leave a message at 970-491-4849.
  • Closed for summer.  No reservations at this time — please leave a message at 970-491-1114. 

The LSC Arts Program will continue to highlight art in our collection, in current exhibits and where available worldwide using virtual exhibits on Instagram @csulscarts and on Facebook at 

Online Housing Resources

Program Suspensions

  • RamRide has been suspended for the semester.
  • Party Registration has been suspended until at least May 15, 2020.
  • Roommate Round Ups are suspended (students can still find roommates 24/7 through RentalSearch)
  • Off-Campus Life’s Home Buyer’s class has been suspended for the semester.

Contact Off-Campus Life

  • Off-Campus Life is available to support students/staff/residents M-F, 8am-5pm, through the following avenues:

Party Registration Suspended for 8 weeks:

Colorado State University and the City of Fort Collins are suspending the Party Registration program for the next 8 weeks in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado Department for Public Health and Environment, the White House are encouraging all community members to practice social distancing, which includes avoiding gatherings of 10 people or more.  After assessing this guidance from state and federal entities, we have determined that promoting social distancing to help to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus is something that we need to elevate at this time.


We are asking all CSU students and long-term residents to consider following these recommendations and have determined that suspending the Party Registration for the next 8 weeks is in the best interest of public health.  This includes suspending any parties that are currently registered and not allowing any new additional registrations at this time.


This suspension will lift on May 15th, and this date will be reevaluated as we get closer.


It is encouraged to avoid off-campus gatherings of any type. We are expecting students to follow these guidelines and while it may feel tempting or appropriate to gather together in small or large groups to have parties because of the access to free time or because you are at lower risk of infection, now is the time to show Ram Pride and put the greater community needs before your own interests.   Even if you are not symptomatic you can be a carrier of the virus so it’s important to distance yourself from others during this time.  Please avoid having off-campus parties until the state and federal recommendations have changed.

For more information on virtual events, connect with RamEvents on Instagram (@RamEventsatCSU) or Facebook (RamEvents at CSU)

RamRide is currently suspended:

RamRide has suspended operations until classes return to in-person status. Considering that RamRide takes students to any home or business address in Fort Collins (including Old Town), we feel it would not be in alignment with the university’s encouragement of social distancing to have RamRide operate. We know RamRide is built to primarily prevent drunk driving, which is a serious social issue, and helping to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus (flatten the curve) is also a serious social issue that needs our priority right now.

We understand fall 2020 will look different for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and the Colorado State University Ram community due to COVID-19. To ensure the health, safety, and well-being of individuals, groups, and the collective CSU community, all RSOs will operate with strict parameters during the fall 2020 semester. Download the latest guidelines below.

Download PDF

Rocky Mountain Collegian and College Ave Magazine continues to publish regularly online at

KCSU continues to remotely broadcast talk shows and music programming either over the air at 90.5 FM in the Northern Colorado area or online at or via the TuneIn App.

CSU-TV 11 continues to re-broadcast shows and occasional new programs on Channel 11 and 880 on Xfinity and also streaming on the web at

Fall Virtual Office Hours 


Monday – Friday

8:00 am-5:00 pm 

by phone (970-491-1682) or email ( 

Fall In-Person Office Hours 


Monday – Thursday 

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Registered Student Organization (RSO) Drop-in Hours

Connect with an RSO Coordinator on Zoom during Drop-in hours. Click here to join the meeting.
  • Monday 12pm – 2:30pm MST | Tuesday 12:30pm – 3pm MST| Friday 11am – 1:30pm MST

 Alternative Break 

  • Due to the public health risks affiliated with travel, Alternative Break will not be offered during AY2020-2021


Campus Rise Up 

  • TBD


Campus Step Up 

  • We are exploring new formats for Campus Step Up this year in order to comply with all public health guidelines. Possibilities include a series of virtual sessions paired with synchronous group debriefs. Look for updates about the new structure!


C.A.N.S. Around the Oval 

  • A.N.S. Around the Oval will happen virtually and remotely throughout the month of October 2020,  andparticularly in celebration of World Food Week – a time of action dedicated to tackling world hunger.  


Circle of Change Leadership Conference 

  • COCLC is being offered virtually this year! Look out for further updates – Applications to participate will be coming soon. Students will participate in the virtual conference and attend facilitated debriefs with their peers.



  • The programming offerings of CSUnityare yet to be determined, though virtual/solo/remote volunteering will continue to be encouraged and be made available via Service Happenings throughout AY2020-2021. 


Involvement Advising 

  • Advising sessions will be conducted via zoom or other online platforms. Schedule an appointment here.


Involvement Expo – Community Agencies & Registered Student Groups  

  • Due to the public health risks of gathering in large groups, the Fall Involvement Expo for Community Agencies will transform into an online offering and database.  Submissions from community agencies can occur throughout the year, but can begin as early as September 2020, and they will be made available to the Ram Community through our Service Happenings program.
  • The Fall Involvement Expo will be hosted completely virtual on Flipgrid. The delivery of the Spring Involvement Expo is TBD. 



  • LeaderShapeis hosted by an external organization. Whether or not we are able to finance students to attend Leadershape will depend on the conference’s status post 2020. 


President’s Leadership Program/Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies Minor 

  • Course delivery style (online, in-person, hybrid TBD). Retreats and other experiences involving travel will not be offered in AY2020-2021 


Project Homeless Connect (April 2021)  

  • Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event that provides individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness with access to vital services such as basic medical exams, legal advice and much more.
  • TBD for the AY2020-2021 Event


Ram$ for Change 

  • Due to public health risks of interacting with vulnerable populations, with whom the majority of projects would serve, and the uncertainty of providing virtual/remote volunteering opportunities large enough to accommodate the size volunteer groups from RSOs, the Ram$ for Change fundraiser will not be offered during AY2020-2021.


Public Achievement  

  • Public Achievement is a civic engagement service-learning experience for college students to think of ways to serve the community by engaging in unique problem solvingactivities akin to community organizing.  
  • TBD for the AY2020-2021 Event


Rams Against Hunger  

  • Rams Against Hunger Food Swipe Program is currently in operation.  Students apply for dining hall meals via the application on RAH website.
  • Rams Against Hunger Ram Ride Food OpsDeliveries will take place on Fridays. Students, faculty, and staff can choose up to 2 Fridays each month for delivery. You must submit the application by the Wednesday before the delivery date.           
  • Rams Against Hunger SNAP benefitscanbe applied for remotely!  For more information and to complete an eligibility screening and application, contact  Or you can call us at (970) 491-8051.  We are here to answer your question and help you navigate the benefit process. 
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Ram Food Recovery Program 

  • This service has been suspended due to COVID 19.



  • This is a virtual service and will continue unchanged in AY2020-2021 


Ram Serve 

  • This will be organized by Key Communities during AY2020-2021. 


Service Happenings 

  • Service Happenings will be updated regularly and will be a source for community engagement opportunities while in the midst ofthe pandemic and beyond. 


SLiCE Adaptive Swim 

  • Due to public health risks of gathering in large groups and in swimming pools, SAS will not be offered during AY2020-2021 


Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI)

  • SJTI: Student Experience will not be hosted until July 2021 and thus is not a part of this academic year’s budget. We will keep you posted on our ability to offer this opportunity!


Student Organization Center (SOC)

  • The Student Organization Center is closed until further notice. To access your locker, visit the SLiCE Office located at LSC 210 Monday-Friday 10am -2pm or contact the LSC Building Manager  (970) 215-7112 if outside of these hours. Questions about the SOC can be directed to 



  • Due to public health risks of gathering in large groups, TGIF will not be offered during AY2020-2021


The REAL Experience 

  • Given the emerging collaboration with SHAPE, REAL workshops will be available to campus constituents by request. Contact us to set up a REAL workshop tailored to your office’s student staff!

Student Legal Services attorneys are continuing to provide legal advising via phone and Zoom appointments. Request an appointment from the SLS website:

There you will also find legal guides for COVID-19 issues as well as general legal matters.

Important Reminders