What to do when you're new!
As a first-year DVM student, you may feel excited as well as overwhelmed by everything you need to do to get started. Use this checklist to help navigate your way.
1. Plan for Orientation
Fall 2016 Orientation Schedule
As a new student pursuing your Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, your six-day orientation is an invaluable source of both the information and the relationships you will need to get started successfully.
Ram Outdoor Leadership Experience (Aug. 17-18, 2016): ROLE is an interactive orientation designed to aid the development of professional skills in the DVM Program at CSU's Mountain Campus
Passages & Coating Ceremony (Aug. 19, 2016): Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.
2. Create an eIdentity
You'll need an eID
in order to access journals, lecture notes, your University account, and more.
3. Register for Classes
Fall 2016 class registration now open!
(information on electronic billing and payment dates for fall, spring, and summer)
4. Get your Required Books, Equipment, and Supplies!
7. Review DVM Program Policies
8. Financing Your Veterinary Education
- Tuition Costs
- Financial Aid
- CVMBS Scholarships and Awards
- DVM Emergency Loans
- CVMBS DVM Financial Advisor
9. Find your way around campus and the city
If you commute to class, getting a parking permit can be helpful. Parking is limited, however. Public transportation or biking to class are good alternatives.
Transfort is Fort Collins' public bus system. The buses run on regular intervals to most places around the city and to campus. As a student at CSU a bus pass is included in your student fees.
Around the Horn:
Around the Horn is a free, new shuttle system designed to help CSU students, faculty, staff, and guests get across campus conveniently and quickly.