Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center

Welcoming you home fall 2017

Serving as a place of pride when 215,000 Colorado State University alumni return to campus.


What defines us as Rams?

Between that anxious moment we set foot on campus and the moment we don cap and gown, something happens to us. It’s more than an educational journey that ends with a degree. It’s an experience that unites us in tradition, pushes our boundaries, challenges our beliefs, roots us in the beauty of this special place, equips us for accomplishment and adversity, and makes us forever part of the alumni family.

Opening Fall 2017

Nearly 20,000 square feet at the northeast corner of the new on-campus stadium will be dedicated to honoring our alumni – past, present, and future. The Smith Alumni Center will feature an interactive great hall utilizing the latest in digital technology to tell the story of our alumni and the University. The center will host gatherings year-round and serve as the first stop for alumni visiting campus.

Additional features will include:

  • Visitor information center
  • Event hall
  • Seminar rooms
  • Executive board room
  • Alumni Association offices

Be Part of the Story

The Smith Alumni Center will be funded through private support. Click the button below to give now or for more information about being involved in the project, contact Executive Director Kristi Bohlender at (970) 491-6533 or

Thank you, Iris & Michael Smith

We're profoundly thankful and inspired by a $13 million gift for scholarships and facilities from energy entrepreneur Michael Smith that includes $3.5 million for the new multipurpose on-campus stadium project. The Iris & Smith Alumni Center within the stadium will be home to the University’s 215,000 living alumni.

Read more about the impact of these generous donations.