On-campus discounts below. For off-campus discounts, click here.


PAY IT FORWARD by adding RamCash to your account! Paying with RamCash instead of cash or credit card supports on-campus businesses and departments. RamCash is accepted at several on-campus locations and can be added to your card to purchase food and other campus services like parking. Accounts can be opened with as little as $25 with no set-up, transaction, or minimum balance fees, and accounts never expire as long we you’re at CSU. 

DOLLAR DAY FRIDAYS: Drop by the RamCard Office every Friday to receive a $1 bonus for every $10 deposited!


Do you know that your RamCard is not only your employee ID, it is also your all-access pass to tons of on- and off-campus perks and discounts? Just a couple of these perks include:

  • A 10% discount on your Fort Collins Safeway purchases every Friday. Just show your RamCard at checkout!
  • Show your RamCard when you hop on any TransFort bus and get a free ride!
  • You can link your RamCard to the Poudre River Public Library District and have it double as your library card! Sign up online.

The full list of off-campus perks and discounts can be found at C2C’s Off-Campus Discounts page.

Employee Meal Plans–Housing & Dining Services

CSU employee meal plans are offered throughout the year at a discounted rate ($9.50+tax). These meals include dining at all Residential Dining Centers, Marketplaces, and Express locations on campus – whether for dine-in or to-go meals. Bringing a guest? Just swipe your card twice. Meals can be purchased at any time during the academic year in any quantity. Unused meals expire on June 30th.

New this year, you can use Grubhub to order food through our venues using your purchased meals. 


Housing & Dining Services

Faculty/Staff dining options website:

Professional Women's Apparel

The CSU Bookstore has added a selection of Women’s Professional Apparel to meet the growing demand for stylish professional wear, including cardigans, shirts, jackets, and accessories.  Please stop by the bookstore to check out their selection or visit their website.  New inventory is being added throughout the year.  They are also taking suggestions for new merchandise, including different jewelry options.  If you have any suggestions for merchandise ideas, please contact them.

Alumni Association

The CSU Alumni Association offers a variety of discounts, programs, events, services and deals for its members.

Membership Discount: CSU employees receive a discounted membership rate of $40 per year (regular rate is $50) for individuals or $50 for joint membership (regularly $60). You do not need to be a CSU alum to join!

Benefits of Membership:


  • CSU Bookstore: 15% discount on regularly priced items (see Alumni Association website for details).
  • Northern Colorado Big O Tires and Service Centers: Staff who are Alumni Association members receive $10 off a basic oil change at select Northern Colorado locations by showing their Alumni Association app at checkout. 
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax: Receive exclusive pricing on supplies, printing and more! (Click here to access the discount card under the Office Depot/OfficeMax label).


  • RAMblin Rams travel program: This program partners with travel partners to bring Ram fans, alumni and friends once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities across the world. These unique trips provide the chance to connect with other Rams on fun and special trips. For more information, including 2020/2021 destinations, click here. Future trips are updated on a regular basis.
  • Capstone Long Term Care Insurance: A brokerage consisting of highly experienced and professional long-term care specialists. Click here for more information.
  • Mindshare Network: Provider of professional and personal development tools. They have created a series of digital “toolkits” which help individuals and organizations discover innovative ideas, engage employees at all levels and create a vision for the future. Click here for more information.

Honors: The Distinguished Alumni Employee Award honors our graduates who have “enhanced the University’s mission, reputation, or campus morale, and who represent the University with professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication.”


CSU Alumni Association Website

Phone: 970-491-6533

Check out this special $15 discount on CSU License Plates exclusive for CSU Faculty and Staff. Anyone with Ram Pride can purchase plates; you don’t need to be a graduate! Just click on the license plate below for information.

license plate offer picture 

Ram Gear

Get your green on! The CSU Bookstore, located on the north side of the Lory Student Center has all kinds of great Ram Spirit gear! Watch for coupons offering employee discounts on CSU gear throughout the year.


RamTech in the Lory Student Center offers computers, tablets, software, and accessories at discounted prices for personal purchases by faculty and staff. Products include Apple, HP, Dell, and Microsoft. Through RamTech, CSU employees have access to free licenses of Office 365 for their personal use.

Additionally, RamTech staff can help you with computer repair and diagnostics; updating a Windows 7 Computer to Windows 10 with a discounted license; trade-in your old computer for cash or credit on a new purchase! Check out the RAMTech website or stop in the store! Hours and details online.



Instructions to access your free Office 365 license.

Phone: 970-491-7625

The Spoke

Are you familiar with all that The Spoke has to offer CSU employees?  So much more than just helping you fix your bike (no charge for labor, BTW, if you participate by learning how to do the repairs yourself).  Don’t really want to know how to fix, but prefer to leave it to the experts?  The Spoke offers competitive pricing for parts/labor.  Need equipment?  Check out the plethora of offerings at The Spoke, including:  Tubes, Tires, Brake Pads, Chains, Lights, and Locks; Need to register your bike?  The Spoke’s got you covered!  Extended hours and Mobile Spoke?  Check out the website for full details.  Deluxe and Comprehensive Commuter packages now available with special discounts for CSU employees.


Website: www.thespoke.colostate.edu

Phone: (970) 491-BIKE (491-2453)

Ram Country Meats

Did you know that Ram Country Meats, in the Department of Animal Sciences, offers competitively priced meat sales to the campus community? Employees may place orders online and then stop by the store on campus to pick them up. The program is student-run and operated, and all proceeds go to the Meat Processing Facility. See ramcountrymeats.colostate.edu for more information or to place an order. Catering for your next CSU event is also available!


Department of Animal Sciences

350 West Pitkin Street
Animal Sciences Building
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
(970) 491-6267
email: ramcountrymeats@colostate.edu
Website: ramcountrymeats.colostate.edu

Work-Life Employee Discount Program

A number of employee discounts and privileges are listed on the website of the Office of the Provost. In addition, BenefitHub, the State of Colorado’s Work-Life Employee Discount Program, offers a variety of discounts on goods and services to state employees.

Alternative Transportation Around the Horn

CSU’s on-campus shuttle, Around the Horn, helps visitors, students, faculty and staff get across the university’s nearly square-mile campus more conveniently and quickly. Around the Horn services are free to employees, students and visitors, thanks to generous contributions by the Division of Operations and ASCSU.

Around the Horn will provide rides to 14 stops at locations across campus identified by input from students and employees. During summer months, including the first week of service, the shuttle will run every 30 minutes. During the academic year, starting August 25, the shuttle will run every 10 minutes. The shuttle route is a loop from the southeast side of campus, to and around most of the Oval, across to the Lory Student Center, and down to Moby Arena.

The shuttle system is a partnership with the City of Fort Collins’ Transfort service. As part of the same funding package from the university, Transfort also is beginning service to the university’s Foothills campus, Veterinary Teaching Hospital and additional routes down Elizabeth Street.


CSU Source article on Around the Horn

Transfort Website

Ride Transfort, including MAX for free

As a university employee, you may ride any Transfort line for free as part of your C2C benefits. This includes all bus routes and the city’s bus rapid transport system, MAX, will which provides service from south Fort Collins to downtown, stopping at stations at Prospect Road, University Avenue and Laurel Street, as it passes through campus. As part of the university’s financial package that helped launch Around the Horn and expand Transfort routes, MAX and all Transfort lines are free to students and employees, with a CSU ID.

For more information about Transfort routes, including bus lines, MAX, and Around the Horn, the university’s on-campus shuttle, visit www.ridetransfort.com.

Tackle traveling on transit

Want to try transit, biking to work, or carpooling, but aren’t sure where to start? Parking and Transportation Services offers free alternative transportation training to employees to help faculty and staff find the best routes for their commute, download Transfort apps on their phones, navigate bike trails between campus and their home safely, and connect them with potential vanpool partners, among other benefits. Travel trainings are provided by Parking and Transportation Services.

For more information, contact Aaron Fodge.


Zipcar essentially functions as a car “library,” allowing faculty, staff, and students to check out an automobile for a minimal charge on an “as needed” basis.

Zipcar service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students, faculty and staff 18 years old and older, as well as members of the local community ages 21 years old and older. Gas, insurance, reserved parking spaces, roadside assistance and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in the regular hourly and daily Zipcar rates. Cars can be reserved for an hour or up to four days. Rates on all CSU vehicles start as low as $8 per hour and $66 per day (24 hours). Visit the Parking Services website for more information.