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

Faculty/Staff Meal Plans--Housing & Dining Services

CSU faculty and staff members enjoy discounted meals at all residential dining centers and can buy meal plans or individual swipes. Locations include Allison, Braiden, Durrell, Rams Horn at Academic Village, and The Foundry dining centers. The current rate is only $7.50 per meal for all you care to eat.  You may purchase as many meals at a time as you would like, and the meals never expire.

For the month of September 2019, faculty and staff will receive one free meal for every three purchased!  Log into your RamCard account and select “Manage/Purchase Meal Plan” from the options.  Then select the Faculty/Staff link.  Make sure you select the “Faculty Staff 3 Meals Get 1 Free” option for your free meal!


Housing & Dining Services

Faculty/Staff dining options website:

Alumni Association

Discounts: The CSU Alumni Association offers a variety of discounts and deals for its members, including a 15% discount on regularly priced items at the CSU Bookstore (see Alumni Association website for details). 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!

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

University Club

The University Club welcomes faculty, staff, retirees, graduate students, and alumni with an inviting atmosphere for networking, socializing, or simply relaxing.
Membership includes:

  • Continental breakfast (Monday – Friday, 7 – 9:30 a.m.) featuring bagels, pastries, hot and cold cereals, yogurt, cottage cheese, fruit, coffee, tea, and fruit juices
  • Happy Hour (Thursdays, 4 – 6 p.m.) with complimentary hors d’oevures
  • 10% discount on regularly-priced items at the CSU Bookstore (excludes textbooks, electronics, and specialty items)
  • 20% discount at the Aspen Grille
  • 20% discount at Recycled Cycles
  • 20% discount at CSU’s AVEDA Concept Salon
  • 15% discount at CAM”S Lobby Shop and LAKE STREET MARKET

Join us at the University Club today! We are located on the third floor of the Lory Student Center.  Sign up at   http://lsc.colostate.edu/services/university-club/university-club-application/


University Club Website

Phone: 970-491-5587

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.

Ram Cash

More Green for Green! Come to the CSU RamCard Office on Friday and they’ll give you a $1 for every $10 added to your RamCard.  Dollar Days!!


RamTech in the Lory Student Center offers computers, tablets, software and accessories at discounted prices for personal purchases by students, faculty and staff. RamTech currently offers computers from Apple, HP, Dell and Microsoft. Check out the RAMTech website or stop in the store! Hours and details online.



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 www.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: www.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.

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.


CSU Source article on Around the Horn

Transfort Website