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 Your veterinary education begins with first-year orientation at the CSU Mountain Campus, where Colorado's beauty inspires personal growth and teambuilding.

New DVM Students

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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 2017 Orientation Schedule
As a new student in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program, 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. 15-16, 2017
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. 18, 2017
2 - 4 PM
Hilton Hotel
425 West Prospect Road
Orientation week concludes with a special ceremony to recognize students as they commence their formal veterinary education. As part of this special event, each student is presented with the lab coat that they will wear throughout the first year. Attendees will learn about the unique experiences and talents of each individual within the incoming class, and be witness as the student body recites the Veterinarian’s Oath to conclude the ceremony. We hope friends and family will join us to celebrate this milestone and to welcome the students as they embark on this exciting and challenging adventure!

2. Get Connected  

You'll need an eID​ in order to access your University account, journals, lecture notes, and more.

Find troubleshooting instructions here.

3. Register for Classes

6. Meet your Mentor ​

The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) provides you a mentor and support network to help you through out your education.

8. Review DVM Program Policies

Code of Honor
Honor Board Fact Sheet

9. Financing Your Veterinary Education 

It is good to plan ahead financially. Better understand your expenses and explore financial resources available to veterinary students, such as financial education, advising, and planning​, to include:

  • Tuition Costs
  • Financial Aid
  • CVMBS Scholarships and Awards
  • DVM Emergency Loans
  • CVMBS DVM Financial Advisor​

​10. Find your way around campus and the city

Parking: 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: 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.

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Contact Us:
1601 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1601

(970) 491-2530


CVMBS Main: (970) 491-2250
Veterinary Teaching Hospital Fax: (970) 297-1205