Transportation

Getting to Colorado State University

The closest airport is the Denver International Airport. From DIA you can rent a car and drive (a little more than an hour drive) or take a shuttle from (Green Ride) which is about $30 each way.

If you are renting a car you can use the following driving instructions to get to CSU.

The most straightforward way to get to Fort Collins from DIA is to take the toll road, E-470, to get to I-5 northbound. The E-470 on-ramp is clearly marked, watch the signs as you leave the airport. Tolls are now collected by photographing license plates and sending bills to owners of vehicles; see the E-470 website for more information. Once you reach the interchange with I-25, shortly after the second tollbooth, head north on I-25. In about a half-hour, traffic permitting, you will approach Fort Collins. Go past the Harmony Road and Prospect Road exits and take the next one, Exit 269 and head west (towards the mountains!) about 5 miles into town. This road becomes Mulberry St. You will come to a large street, College Ave, with a Safeway supermarket on the corner. Turn left (south), and go to Laurel St., where you will make a right (heading west).

In only a few blocks you will come to Meldrum, where you turn left onto the CSU campus, directly into the parking lot north of the Engineering building. The Physics Department entrance is in the D Wing of the Engineering building.

Parking passes are required to park in the lot next to the Physics and Engineering building (see map below).

** Important notes regarding  parking **

Most parking lots on campus are enforced 8am-4pm.  Visitors to the
University may use the Pay-to-Park machines or come to the Parking
Office in the Lake Street Parking Garage to get a daily permit and get a
complimentary campus map and detailed instructions on where to park.
There are three good options that are relatively easy to get to. See the
half of the lot 310 near the Lory Student Center (where the meeting is
held), which has daily pay parking at $1.75/hour. But that lot probably
fills up quite a bit by 9am.  There are two garages about a 10 minute
walk from the Lory Student Center.  The Lake St. Parking garage (1508
Center St.) is a good choice at $12 per day.  Permits for $12 a day may
also be purchased at the office in the Lake St parking garage.
Saturday:
There is no charge for parking in all of lot 310 near the Lory Student
Center in Saturday and at most other lots on campus.  But be sure to
read the signs in the lots for special exceptions.