The CSU Mountain Campus is located in a high valley of the Rocky Mountains (9,000 feet above sea level), approximately 2 hours drive west of the city of Fort Collins.  It is surrounded by two National Forests and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Undergraduate students with majors in forestry, natural resource management, rangeland ecology, watershed, ecosystem science and sustainability, and fish, wildlife, and conservation biology are required to attend a four-week summer session (NR220) at the Mountain Campus, typically in the summer between their sophomore and junior years.

In addition, forestry students are required to attend an additional two week session (F230) at the CSU Mountain Campus that covers material specific to forestry.

Learn more about the Mountain Campus here.

Mountain Campus Information

A Vision for the CSU Mountain Campus


CSU Housing and Dining Services has partnered with CSU facilities and Warner College of Natural Resources to update the vision for CSU’s Mountain Campus. The vision outlines goals for enhancing management, programming, and facilities at the Mountain Campus while maintaining its unique character and important aspects of the student experience there.

cover of mountain campus vision document

Four NR 220 sessions will be offered during the 2018 summer session:

Session 1 – May 14 – June 8 (001-50702 & L01-50704)
Session 2 – May 14 – June 8 (002-50703 & L02-50705)
*Note Session 1 and 2 will be taught concurrently
Session 3 – June 11 – July 6 (003-56271 & L03-56272)
Session 4 – July 9 – August 3 (004-57255 & L04-57256)

Please see this registration flyer (coming soon) for information on registration (registration begins March 20 at noon).  When you register in RamWeb make sure you choose the Summer Session as RamWeb may default to Fall Semester.

After the registration period is complete, we will have a mandatory orientation on April 19, 2018 from 5:30-6:45 pm in Clark A101.

You will then have access to Canvas where information will be posted.

Before attending NR 220, you will need to sign liability and permission forms.  These will be available on the Canvas website.

For those needing financial assistance, check out Student Financial Services for summer ( students in WCNR, consider applying for a WCNR scholarship (


Resident Assistant (RA) positions are available for each session.  In addition positions working at the Mountain Campus on the grounds, building, and kitchen crews are available for sessions when you are not taking class. If you are interested in these positions – Contact Seth Webb at 970-491-4747;


F230, Summer 2017  May 29 – June 11
   * Note you can not take F 230 and NR 220 concurrently

Please see the F230 registration flyer (coming soon) and/or Contact Rocky Coleman for more information.

Can I go home on weekends?

NR220 does not meet on the weekends except for exams on the first two Sundays at 7 pm. Thus you can leave the Mountain Campus for most of the weekend. However the Mountain Campus is a beautiful place to explore with world class hiking and we encourage you to take advantage of the location.