University Programs and Services
The Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletic Department offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports, which compete at the NCAA Division II level.
For the women, CSU-Pueblo offers golf, soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, softball, cross-country, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, lacrosse, swimming, and diving.
On the men’s side, the ThunderWolves compete in soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, football, wrestling, lacrosse, cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field.
CSU-Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) which consists of 16 member institutions throughout the states of Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Utah.
Pack Athletics have won two team national championships, 80 RMAC championships, 98 national tournament appearances, won eight regional tournament championships and 36 team top ten finishes. CSU-Pueblo has also crowned 247 All-Americans and 30 individual national champions, which includes 100 All-Americans and 10 national champtionships in the last 13 years.
For more information, please visit the CSU-Pueblo athletics website at http://www.gothunderwolves.com.
Rawlings Outdoors Sports Complex
Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Rawlings Sports Complex houses the CSU-Pueblo baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s lacrosse programs.
The Rawlings Sports Complex features a 2,500-seat baseball facility, Rawlings Field, and the four-diamond Rawlings Softball Complex, as well as the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Soccer/Lacrosse Complex. The areas are used by sports teams for training and for use by student and public groups.
Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl
Home of CSU-Pueblo’s football and men’s & women’s track and field programs, the ThunderBowl features 6,500 seats, a synthetic turf field, a ten-lane all-weather track, throwing, jumping and pole vault areas, as well as a 27,000 square-foot field house, which includes a 10,000 square-foot strength and conditioning complex, The Leomiti Warrior Center for all 22 of CSU-Pueblo’s intercollegiate athletics programs, team meeting areas, student-athlete study-areas and lounges, and track and football coaches’ offices.
Massari Arena seats 3,900 fans and is the home of CSU-Pueblo men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, and volleyball programs. The arena includes one section of premium chair back seating and a luxury box overlooking the arena, dubbed “The Wolf Pack Room”.
Center for Academic Enrichment
Academic Improvement Program
The Academic Improvement Program helps students on academic probation develop an individualized plan for improving their academic standing. Contact us in LARC 151 or call (719) 549-2584.
First-Year Student Advising
All first-year, first-time students are advised through the Center for Academic Enrichment. The First-Year Advising program advises and orients new students during their first year in college. This program advises students for appropriate course selection and gives students the information and guidance they need to be successful college students. The Center for Academic Enrichment is located in the Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC), Room 151, and can be reached by phone at (719) 549-2584. Also, look on the web at http://www.csupueblo.edu/center-for-academic-enrichment/index.html.
Undeclared Academic Advising for Continuing and New Transfer Students
The Center for Academic Enrichment Academic Advisor works with new transfer and continuing students who are undeclared, students changing their major and undeclared students interested in exploring majors and learning how majors connect to careers. The advisor also assists students with course selection and registration. Undeclared advising is located in LARC 151. To schedule an appointment call: (719) 549-2584.
Gen Ed Tutoring Center
The Gen Ed Tutoring Center provides individual and group tutoring for general education courses in humanities, history, and social sciences as well as ENG 99 Foundational Practices in Writing (3 c.h.), ENG 111 Intro to American Academic Discourse (3 c.h.), and RDG 99 Developmental Reading Skills (3 c.h.). For more information visit us in LARC 251 or call us at (719) 549-2901.
The Writing Room provides an inviting atmosphere where students can receive advice and positive feedback on any type of writing from research papers, letters, and writing assignments to poetry and fiction. Visit us in LARC 251, online at http://www.csupueblo.edu/owl, or call us to make an appointment at (719) 549-2901.
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AND INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE
The Center for International Programs and Inclusive Excellence (CIP&IE) develops, promotes, and supports a welcoming environment for all students. The center supports international students through international student orientation, advising, airport pick-ups, cultural activities, English tutoring services, and assistance with academic concerns. The Center also promotes a welcoming environment for underrepresented students, faculty, and staff by providing transformative and educational learning experiences.
CIP&IE staff maintains an open door policy, ensuring that every student has an opportunity to be heard and helped when needed.
Support for International Students
- International Student Orientation: All new international students to CSU-Pueblo are required to participate in a two-day mandatory orientation upon arrival. During orientation, new students will be administered English, math, and reading placement exams. Results will indicate registration into the appropriate course(s) and do not interfere with admission to the University.
- Advising: Academic advising is provided for first year international students.
- Activities: International students are encouraged to participate in all activities offered by CSU-Pueblo. In addition, the CIP&IE hosts individual events throughout the academic year. Annual events include the International Extravaganza, holiday celebrations, and other cultural programs.
- English Language Institute: The ELI of CSU-Pueblo, an Extended Studies program, offers those lacking English proficiency a way to become proficient for entrance into university level coursework. ELI provides high quality English instruction in a fully-integrated university setting. Students are offered conditional letters of acceptance into regular major programs, pending proof of language proficiency. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
- Sports: International students are encouraged to participate in collegiate and intramural sports offered at CSU-Pueblo.
- English Tutoring: All international students are able to obtain free tutoring, as needed, in the area of language skill development. Individual and group appointments can be made accordingly in the CIP. Other academic tutoring is available across campus in various academic subjects.
The CIP&IE is also the origination point for those CSU-Pueblo students interested in Study Abroad and Student Exchange Programs. Such opportunities allow CSU-Pueblo students to study in accredited universities throughout the world.
National Student Exchange (NSE)
National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program of over 200 colleges and universities that assist undergraduate students in attending American universities in almost every state and several U.S. territories for up to one year.
Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial, and culture borders.
Federally-funded financial aid may be used by eligible Study Abroad/NSE participants enrolling at U.S. member colleges and universities.
Interested students can contact the Center for International Programs & Inclusive Excellence (CIP&IE) and speak with the NSE coordinator, who will assist you in finding the right university with the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet student’s academic, personal needs, and interests. The CIP&IE is located in the OSC, Suite 106. Phone: (719) 549-2329.
Study Abroad Programs
Colorado State University-Pueblo values the benefit of an education that includes international experiences. Consequently, the University encourages students with second language proficiency, when appropriate, to enroll in the CSU-Pueblo Study Abroad Program. Students wishing to increase cultural awareness, second language proficiency or competency in subjects offered in international settings, are encouraged to contact the CIP&IE. Study abroad opportunities for CSU-Pueblo students are presently available in accredited universities in: France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Thailand. Some schools teach in English; therefore, second language proficiency may not be required.
For more information call (719) 549-2329, e-mail: email@example.com Contact may be made directly with the study abroad coordinator by visiting Suite 106 in the Occhiato Student Center.
CIP&IE collaborates with several organizations and departments to sponsor diversity programming throughout the year. These activities are held in conjunction with national holidays and cultural celebrations and are open to the entire student population and the local community. Examples include: Hispanic Heritage Month, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Black History Month, Disability Awareness Month, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Week, Native American Heritage Month, Women’s History Month, Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and more.
Intellectual growth is important outside the classroom; therefore, activities and programs involving academic and student services departments are scheduled throughout the term to assist students to develop critical thinking; provide students with the skills necessary to maximize their talents and knowledge in order to advance towards a degree; and to develop an understanding of diversity in literature, art, mathematics, science, social science, and globally.
The Center also utilizes a variety of strategies such as cultural and diversity workshops and programs to develop an awareness of the diversity in our global society.
The Center provides opportunities for students to learn about educational opportunities and career opportunities. The Centerstaff conducts, supports, and co-sponsors programs that encourage student learning and enhance student retention such as local and national internships, conferences, and workshops. Students are also encouraged to participate in University programs, clubs, organizations, and conferences on and off campus.
Facilities, Technology, and Equipment
The CIP&IE is located in the OSC 106. Technology available to students includes computer stations with “wireless” capability. There are also study areas, microwaves, a television, and conference room for meeting and study group sessions. The Center is open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday and is available upon request for the utilization of student organizations, departments, or committees by calling (719) 549-2627.
DIVISION OF EXTENDED STUDIES
Colorado State University – Pueblo Division of Extended Studies houses several academic and professional development opportunities for the university. Through collaboration with Academic Departments, a variety of courses and programs are offered, including CSU-Pueblo Online, the Independent Study degree program, External Degree program, the High School University Bridge Program, and Short Courses and Conferences.
Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students may participate in Extended Studies programs. (Only degree-seeking students are eligible for financial aid.) Persons desiring classification as degree-seeking students in the External Degree Completion Program must fill out the External Degree Completion Application. Credit courses taken through the Colorado State University-Pueblo Extended Studies program have the same credit value as those conducted on campus and may be used in meeting the institutional residency requirement.
A primary aim of Extended Studies is to provide courses to additional academic access opportunities to students. A variety of educational methods – classroom instruction, correspondence courses, on-line courses, conferences, workshops and seminars – are utilized to expand educational access and meet the needs of students at convenient times and settings. Students may earn academic credit toward a degree, study for career advancement, or pursue cultural and avocational interests.
Extended Studies courses are of varied lengths. Intensive classes usually are held in the evening or on weekends for the convenience of working students.
CSU-Pueblo Division of Extended Studies also operates the satellite Tower Campus in south Colorado Springs and has an off-site office location for student support at the Fort Carson Army Base.
For more information contact Extended Studies:
CSU-Pueblo Online offers undergraduate and graduate programs in partnership with academic units at CSU-Pueblo. The current online academic programs include: Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), and Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Courses are offered in eight-week modules and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere with internet access. CSU-Pueblo Online offers a flat tuition rate, regardless of residency status. Please contact CSU-Pueblo Online for more information. Scholarships are available for those military service members who qualify.
Office: Division of Extended Studies, LARC 267
High School University Program
Extended Studies also administers programs in partnership with high schools through the High School University Bridge (HUB) programs. These programs include Senior-to-Sophomore (STS) and Concurrent Enrollment. The Senior-to-Sophomore (STS) program enrolls eligible high school students in dual credit courses which are delivered by highly qualified teachers on the high school campus. The Concurrent Enrollment program enrolls eligible Colorado high school students in college credit courses in accordance with Colorado Concurrent Enrollment policy. These courses may be offered on or off campus. Students enrolled in the High School University Bridge (HUB) programs are not eligible for Financial Aid; however, some students may receive financial assistance from their home high school.
Under Colorado’s Concurrent Enrollment and ASCENT Programs, high school students may register for classes at the University based on the availability of existing Concurrent Enrollment and ASCENT agreements. Information on these programs is available in the CSU-Pueblo Office of Extended Studies and at participating high schools.
The University also offers the STS program by agreement with various high school districts. High school students in this program are afforded the opportunity to study in university level courses while remaining in their high school classrooms and are considered unclassified students by the University. Students must submit an application for admission, transcript of their high school record and ACT or SAT scores. Those STS students who are in their senior year are given consideration for admission as regular first-time students for the fall semester following their high school graduation. Students interested in this program are encouraged to seek information from their high school guidance counselor or from the University’s Office of Extended Studies at 719-549-2316.
Office: Division of Extended Studies, LARC 267
External Degree Program
The external degree program allows students to complete the entire degree via correspondence or web-based education. The two degrees that are available are Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Bachelors of Science in Criminology. A student must be fully admitted into the university as a degree seeking student to receive a degree. The courses for the external degree are a part of the Independent Study Program.
Office: Division of Extended Studies, LARC 267
Independent Study Program
Independent study courses offer students the opportunity to complete print-based or web-based correspondence courses at their own pace over a six month time period. Independent Study provides flexibility and convenience. A student can enroll at almost any time during the year and study where and when it is convenient. If utilizing government financial aid degree-seeking student can combine the advantages of self-paced correspondence courses with web-based tools to complete your course work in 12-16 weeks. Students who utilize financial aid are required to complete the course in the semester in which they registered. Courses follow the traditional semester schedule. Independent Study courses are taught by CSU-Pueblo academically approved faculty/adjuncts members and qualified subject-matter experts who possess both a post-graduate degree and college or university teaching experience in their field. All instructors and curriculum are reviewed and approved by the Department Chair and Dean of the respective departments / colleges.
Office: Division of Extended Studies, LARC 267
Short Courses and Conferences
Short courses, workshops, or conferences can offer both credit and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based upon need and contact hours. Although the majority of course offerings are initiated by the University, courses may originate through requests by individuals and interested groups. Such special request courses may take place either on or off campus.
In-house training programs, administered under the Conference and Short Courses Program, are available to meet the ever-changing needs of business and industry. The programs can be designed to meet the specific needs of an organization and may be presented at a company site or, if requested, at the University.
Office: Division of Extended Studies, LARC 267
Teacher Education Program
In collaboration with the Teacher Education Department, Extended Studies offers graduate-level coursework for degree- and non-degree-seeking educators interested in professional development, recertification, and/or graduate degrees. This program associates with education partners external to the university who offer graduate credit in a variety of disciplines, as well as curriculum and instruction. The credits are transcribed as ED 500 (Workshop) for those courses that are designed for professional development and recertification only and ED 501 (Graduate Topics in Education) for those courses eligible to count toward graduate degrees, professional development, and/or recertification. All curricula and faculty are supervised by the Teacher Education Department. For more information about how this program connects with graduate degrees at CSU-Pueblo, please see the Master of Education (M.Ed.) section of this catalog.
Office: Division of Extended Studies, LARC 267
The Colorado State University-Pueblo Bookstore is conveniently located in the Occhiato Student Center.
The bookstore’s essential role is to serve as the primary academic bookseller and provider of supplies for students and the campus in support of the academic programs and events of the University community. Regular bookstore hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extended store hours for the Textbook Rush period are posted at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. The bookstore is also open before home football games.
The CSU-Pueblo Bookstore carries a variety of products including textbooks and course materials, general books, office and art supplies, officially licensed ThunderWolves apparel and gifts, and assorted food and snack products.
ThunderWolves apparel, gifts, and souvenirs are available at the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl for all home football games and at the Massari Arena for many other Game Day sports events.
Customers may take advantage of convenient 24/7/365 shopping online through the bookstore website at: http://www.csupueblobookstore.com.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, debit cards, and charges to Student Accounts may be used at the bookstore and online when making purchases. Dates when students can charge to their student accounts are published on the bookstore website and in PAWS.
Current students, faculty, and staff may load their campus ID card with ThunderBucks that can be used at the bookstore and get a 10% discount on many items (textbooks, software, calculators, and markdowns are excluded).
We invite you to visitus in person, or contact us at (719) 549-2146 during our regular store hours, or email us anytime at:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Service Locations
Campus food services are located in several areas on campus for your convenience. They are as follows: Due to construction and renovation of the Occhiato University Center in 2017-2018, the hours and location of the PackCafé may be adjusted. Please call Auxiliary Services at 719-549-2149, if you have any questions.
PackCafé’s entrance is located on the North East side of the Occhiato University Center. This location is the main dining operation for residential students dining on a meal plan. It is also open to the public for a one time door rate. It is open for service during the operating hours below.
Monday thru Friday:
|Breakfast||7:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.|
|Continental||9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.|
|Lunch||11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Late Lunch||2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Dinner||5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.|
Saturday and Sunday:
|Brunch||10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.|
|Dinner||5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
The Pavilion is located just west of the Hasan School of Business. This location serves as a “grab-and-go” for food and drink. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Bistro is located on the main level of the Culebra Residence Hall on the north side of campus. Mondo Sub Sandwhiches, bagels, coffee, late night snacks and other grab-and-go favorites are offered daily. The hours of operation are as follows:
Monday thru Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Café Libro is located on the main level of the LARC on the west side of campus. They offer made-to-order coffees, drinks, and grab-and-go food items. The hours of operation are as follows:
Monday thru Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Café in the General Classroom Building (GCB) is located on the main level of the General Classroom Building (west side of campus). They offer made to order coffees, drinks, and grab-and-go foods. The hours of operation are as follows:
Monday thru Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Rocky Mountain PBS/KTSC-TV
KTSC-TV is a non-commercial, public television station housed in the Buell Communications Center on the campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo. KTSC is the regional affiliate of Rocky Mountain PBS, a statewide PBS-member network serving 99% of Coloradans with stations in Pueblo, Denver, and Grand Junction along with the Tim Gill Center for Public Media in Colorado Springs.
Through a unique relationship between CSU-Pueblo and Rocky Mountain PBS, students engage in hands-on learning through the production of local programs.
Math Learning Center
The Math Learning Center (MLC) at CSU-Pueblo gives students a place to work in a collaborative and supportive environment. The MLC, located in PM 132, is open each semester Monday through Friday. At the MLC students receive assistance from fellow students who are also trained tutors. Our tutors can help students in classes ranging from elementary algebra to statistics and calculus. The center is also the home of a computer laboratory dedicated to math students working online homework assignments. The MLC also provides a calculator rental program, where students can rent a graphing calculator for use in their math classes during the semester. The MLC provides CSU-Pueblo students a place and a plan for success in college level and developmental math classes. For more information, call the Math Learning Center Coordinator at (719) 549-2271
Occhiato Student Center
The Occhiato Student Center ascribes to the “Role of the College Union” developed by the Association of College Unions International which states that:
- The union is the community center for the college, for all members of the college family - students, faculty, administration, alumni, and guests. It is not just a building: it is also an organization and a program. Together they represent a well-considered plan for the community life of the college.
- As the “living room” or “hearthstone” of the college, the union provides for the services, conveniences, and amenities the members of the college family need in their daily life on campus and for getting to know and understand one another through informal association outside the classroom.
- The union is part of the educational program of the college. As the center of college life, it serves as a laboratory of citizenship, training students in social responsibility and for leadership in our democracy. Through its various boards, committees, and staff, it provides a cultural, social, and recreational location aiming to make free-time activity a cooperative factor with study in education. In all its processes it encourages self-directed activity, giving maximum opportunity for self-realization and for growth in individual social competency and group effectiveness. Its goal is the development of persons as well as intellects.
- The union serves as a unifying force in the life of the college, cultivating enduring regard for and loyalty to the college.
The Occhiato Student Center is operated by the department of Auxiliary Services. Auxiliary Services is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All students enrolled must purchase an ID card also called the ThunderCard in the Auxiliary Services Office located in the Occhiato Student Center. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact Auxiliary Services office for the fee structure for new IDs, replacement IDs, or reactivation of an old ID card. In addition the ThunderCard may be used to add “ThunderBucks” to the card (like a declining balance debit card) which can be purchased and placed on your ThunderCard. Thunderbucks can be used for purchases of food items at any food service location on campus plus you receive a 10% discount and pay no sales tax on the food purchased. In addition you may use your ThunderCard to purchase anything needed in the University Bookstore (there is a 10% discount on all items except textbooks and computer software and sale items). The staff in the Auxiliary Services Office would be happy to give you more detailed information on these items.
Lost and Found
Auxiliary Services is the central Lost and Found for the campus. If you have lost something please stop by our office located in the Occhiato Student Center or contact us at (719) 549-2149.
All students needing to park a vehicle on campus are required to purchase an annual parking permit for their vehicle or motorcycle. Students are encouraged to purchase their parking permit at the beginning of each academic year (August) since parking rules are enforced year-round and enforced by University Public Safety. Permits can be purchased online at csupueblo.thepermitstore.com twenty-four hours a day, throughout the year. Students living in Crestone hall, Culebra Hall, and Greenhorn Hall will be provided special parking lots as well as any other General Student Lots. Students living at University Village at Walking Stick must obtain a permit that allows them to park in the lots at University Village at Walking Stick as well as any other General Student Lots. Students are authorized to park between two white lines, indicating student parking.
The University Library
The University Library supports teaching and learning by providing information services to students, faculty, staff and patrons throughout the city and region.
Library faculty and staff assist patrons in learning how to find and utilize print and electronic books and journals, internet sources, audiovisual materials, and government documents through instruction for individuals, small groups or formal classes. Staff also prepares subject guides for classes and arranges interlibrary loans. Librarians are available by phone, email, text message, chat, or in person to answer questions.
Approximately 350,000 titles are available. The library’s website provides access to over 100 online databases with reference information and journal articles, as well as web-based tutorials and help guides.
The University Library is a designated selective depository for U.S. Government documents. Special collections include the University Archives; the Colorado Chicano Movement Archives; the Ruben Archuleta Collection; papers of Vincent Massari, former state senator; the Alva Adams family papers; Tobie Hopkins Black Literature; the Ralph Taylor Southwest collection, and the Edward O’Brien Western collection.
The University Library is located in the Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) which opened in the spring 2011. The LARC includes technology study rooms and open computer labs that provide access to 100 desktop computers as well as laptops and iPads. Tutoring, advising, and other academic support services are also housed in the LARC.
Vehicle Parking Permits
Students who park their vehicles on campus must display a valid permit. Permits may be obtained email@example.com. Each student should purchase either a University Village at Walking Stick, Resident or General Student permit, depending on his/her housing situation. Students may be eligible to charge a permit to their student account prior to financial aid disbursement. Student permits expire on August 31st every year.