Undergraduate Student Resources

Registering and Advising
 
Rebekah Pichotta is our new Interim Academic Advisor. If Erin Heim was your advisor,  Rebekah is now your temporary advisor. 
Rebekah Pichotta

Open Advising Hours: W 11:30-12:30

Office: 121 Forestry

Phone: 970.491.4081 

Click here to schedule an appointment! with Rebekah*

*Rebekah has Skype advising appointments M/T/TH 1:15-2:30 & T/TH 9:15-11:00
 
Megan Mardesen

Open Advising Hours: T & TH 10:00-12:00

Office: 122 Forestry  

Phone: 970.491.3751

Click here to schedule an appointment! with Megan
Please refer to our frequently asked questions here.
Advising Guides For Majors
Forestry Advising Guide NRM Advising Guide Rangeland Ecology Advising Guide

FORMS

All undergraduate students in the Natural Resource Management and Forestry majors are required to complete acceptable professional work experience prior to graduation. This requirement provides students with the opportunity to prepare for beginning work experience, gain exposure to their chosen field, work towards career goals, gain valuable references needed for future employment, and increase their likelihood of employment after graduation.
The student's academic advisor must approve a plan of proposed field experience and approve acceptable completion of the experience.
 
Once you have determined which experience you would like to use to meet this requirement, fill-out and electronically submit this form: Professional Work Experience Prior Approval

After submitting the prior approval form you will receive a receipt. Please save the receipt for your records. After submitting this form your advisor will review it to determine whether your proposed experience for the professional work experience requirement is appropriate. You will get a response from your advisor within a week (longer if submitted over the winter or summer break) of submission of the form indicating if your experience is approved. When you have completed your work experience fill out the Completion of Work Experience Form. This requirement is not complete until both forms have been submitted and approved.
 
Completion of Work Experience Form

After you have completed your approved work experience, please submit the completion of work experience form.


A registration override form is for students who have already received permission from the course instructor or their advisor to register. It is not necessary to wait for the first day of class to petition for an override. The option to override students into a course is at the instructor's or department's discretion and can be processed by either party. 
 
When requesting an override, be sure you tell the instructor or department what registration error message you received so that person can provide the correct override. Once the instructor or department representative electronically processes an override, you must register for the course on RAMweb. You are not able to use the "shopping cart" method when you have an override but, instead, must type the CRN into the space provided on the Registration Worksheet.
 
Override Form 

*Overrides must be approved of by the instructor of the course or your advisor.
 

STUDENT RESOURCES
 

CASA, the Center for Advising and Student Achievement empowers students to explore and engage in their educational and personal purpose, within an inclusive community that supports learning and graduation. This includes key communities, orientation and transition programs, and undeclared advising. CASA also provides outreach and support programs in the form of information and connections to resources for populations that: • can yield higher retention (e.g. students struggling academically or who are close to graduating but not currently at Colorado State University).• have a specific university‐targeted need (e.g. former foster youth or students struggling academically).• are participating in a scholarship program (e.g. Daniels Fund Scholars, Daniels Opportunity Scholars, First Generation Award, Fostering Success Scholarship, Puksta Scholarship).

Health Education and Prevention Services, offered through the Colorado State University Health Network supports the health and well‐being of students through the identification of campus health priorities and delivery of relevant programs, services and multidisciplinary initiatives that enable students to accomplish their academic goals and enhance personal development. Focus areas include: • Alcohol and other drug prevention. • Mental health initiatives. • Nutrition and physical activity initiatives. • CREWS peer education. • Sexual health initiatives. • Tobacco cessation.

Adult Learner and Veteran Services is an office and lounge for students who feel they don't fit the typical college student profile. ALVS supports the academic success of adult learners and veterans, from their first semester at Colorado State University to graduation. ALVS strives to support adult learners who transfer to Colorado State University from two and four year schools; who return to finish a degree after being away from school for several years; and, who decide to pursue a degree after serving in the military or working in a professional career. We provide one‐on‐one consultations to get to know you; scholarships, textbook awards, and honor societies for adult learners and veterans; information and referrals about campus resources that offer services and programs that support adult learners and veterans; and, programs that facilitate transition to campus life.

The vision and mission of the University Counseling Center and the Colorado State University Health Network is to lead the university community toward a healthy campus that promotes student success by providing multidisciplinary healthcare to enhance all aspects of student well‐being. Both strive to promote the complete physical and mental health of the University student community by providing quality health care and comprehensive health education and prevention programming. In addition, the Health Network offers educational opportunities and training programs for all levels of health professionals. Through ongoing research, the Health Network evaluates programs and services and assesses student needs to meet our goal of continuous quality improvement.
 

WCNR Career Services is a satellite office of the CSU Career Center. Our mission is to assist WCNR students and alumni in all aspects of theirCSU Career Center career development process. One valuable resource which we strongly encourage our forestry students to use is the Career Center. Staffed by an experienced and dedicated Assistant Director and Career Center Liason, the center empowers students to pursue satisfying careers through the development of individualized career plans. Whether a student is just beginning his/her college experience or approaching graduation, the Career Center is available to help students every step of the way. In helping students, the Center works with a vast number of employers to help facilitate relationships that will lead to future employment for students and alumni. 

The Transfer Orientation, Next Step, is optional for transfer students. The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship strive to make the transition to CSU a smooth one, with one‐on‐one advising, transfer guides designed for specific community colleges and much more. Colorado State University’s office of Admissions also has a transfer student center dedicated to transfer students.

TILT's Learning Programs are designed to enhance the educational experience of students at Colorado State University by enhancing academic skills, supporting work in courses, providing preparation for life after graduation, and offering enrichments that go beyond the classroom. TILT offers study groups, tutoring, academic skills workshops and much more. 

The College offers more than 130 scholarships ranging from $450‐$5,000 specifically to students in Natural Resources; $30,409 in scholarships is available to students in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship specifically. Scholarships are available to entering freshman as well as
sophomore, junior and senior students. Criteria vary from merit to need‐based. Students are required to submit one letter of recommendation from individuals who know the student well and who can recommend the student based on their academic achievement, leadership abilities, activities and personal attributes, and ability to contribute to the Natural Resources industry. Incoming freshmen must provide a high school transcript.

The Live Green Community is an experience‐based learning community sponsored by the Warner College of Natural Resources, the School for Global Environmental Sustainability, and the College of Agricultural Sciences. It represents a core group of students who are interested in learning about sustainability through service experiences, encompassing preserving national parks, the production of organic and traditional foods, buying local foods, and understanding renewable energy and its footprint on natural landscapes. This community emphasizes the complexity of sustainable living through class projects and interactions with communities and professional leaders in sustainability. 

The Center is funded by a primary grant from the U.S. Department of Education, with additional funds for operations, tutoring, and for direct grants to students from the University. A grant from FirstBank Community Fund of Colorado also allows for
enrichment of programs. As one of the 946 federally‐funded TRIO (through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education) Student Support Services programs in the nation, the Academic Advancement Center’s mission is to help low‐income, first‐generation college students, foster youth, and students with disabilities to stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degrees.

Resources for Disabled Students (RDS) has helped facilitate the educational pursuits of students who have disabilities by coordinating a variety of services. These services support the unique academic needs of permanently and temporarily disabled students. As one of the Student Diversity Programs and Services offices on campus, RDS also works to ensure policies, procedures and practices within the university environment do not discriminate against students because they have a disability. RDS has the authority to verify and confirm the eligibility of students with disabilities for the majority of accommodations on campus. While some accommodations may be provided by other departments, a student is not automatically eligible for those accommodations unless his/her disability can be verified and the need for the accommodation confirmed, either through RDS or
through acceptable means defined by the particular department (e.g. Parking Services). Faculty and staff may consult with RDS whenever there is doubt as to the appropriateness of an accommodative request by a student with a disability. The goal of RDS is to normalize disability as part of the culture of diversity on campus. The characteristic of having a disability simply provides the basis of the support that is available to students. The goal is to ensure students with disabilities have the opportunity to be as successful as they have the capability to be.