CSU-Pueblo spans more than 275 acres on the northeast edge of Pueblo, a culturally diverse city of nearly 110,000 in the colorful Pikes Peak region of southern Colorado. Located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, the University enjoys an average of 320 days of sunshine each year. From sailing on Lake Pueblo, mountain biking on the miles of nearby trails, whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River or skiing and snowboarding in the nearby mountains, the University’s 4,000+ students enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities. The Student Recreation Complex houses the Outdoor Pursuits Program, which provides outdoor gear such as mountain bikes, kayaks, tents, backpacks and other camping and climbing gear to students at nominal prices, as well as classes on how to use that equipment, and frequent trips to provide opportunities to test those skills.
With an emphasis on student life, our Occhiato Student Center houses the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership, the Associated Students’ Government, and dozens of other student clubs and organizations to serve every interest. Concerts, movies, speakers, comedians and stage plays and musical performances are a regular feature at the many venues on campus and an artificial turf student recreation field hosts intramural and pickup games of flag football, soccer, lacrosse and more.
We offer a wide variety of housing options to serve student needs and interests. We have both traditional residential facilities and town house living accommodations for our upper classmen and have the ability to house up to 950 students. Our housing programs offer vibrant activities, programs with services that enhance the students’ undergraduate experience. Support services such as tutoring, advising, referrals, study services and a multitude of engagement opportunities enable our residents to have a safe and fulfilling collegiate experience and make it easier to achieve success in their educational programs. It is common to see faculty lead programs and interactions with residents, while others take advantage of lounges, exercise facilities, computer labs, basketball courts, a bistro and other amenities that make their residential experience a home away from home.
The campus landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade with renovations to its athletic and academic facility (Massari Arena) and a $25 million makeover to the University Library as well as construction of a Student Recreation Center, Student Recreation Field, the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl football and track stadium, a three-part residence hall complex, an enhanced soccer/lacrosse complex, a $16 million General Classroom Building, and a $30+ million major renovation and expansion to the Occhiato Student Center.
CSU-Pueblo has 22 athletic teams and is part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl houses intercollegiate programs in football, men’s and women’s cross country and track and field. Basketball, volleyball, and wrestling programs compete in Massari Arena, while the baseball and softball programs reside in the Rawlings Sports Complex, and soccer and lacrosse in the Art and Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.