Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center

Your Home on Campus

Welcome Home

Located on the northeast corner of the stadium, the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center pays tribute to all that makes us proud to be Colorado State University Rams. It is a place for alumni, students, family, and friends to gather and celebrate.

The Smith Alumni Center is approximately 20,000 square feet and is located at the northeast corner of Canvas Stadium. Mindock Hall features interactive storytelling about Colorado State University and its alumni, utilizing seven touch screens, a 9‐screen video wall, and vibrant graphics.


The Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center is located at 701 W. Pitkin St., on the northeast corner of Canvas Stadium. Visit for parking information, including a parking map of campus. Most “A” and “Z” lots end enforcement at 4 p.m. on weekdays; If you are arriving before 4, there are metered parking spaces near the library in lot 425 and in the Lake St. Parking Garage.

Host Your Next Event

In addition to housing the CSU Alumni Association staff offices, the facility has approximately 7,300 square feet of meeting and event space. This includes a fully appointed board room seating 26, an event hall featuring a fireplace, and two seminar rooms. The Association will be hosting numerous events in the center year‐round and it will be available to the public as rentable space. Click here to plan your event today!

Rudy and Kay Garcia Collaboration Room

The Garcia Alumni Collaboration Room lends itself to alumni passing through as a quiet work area to catch up on things. The room’s table and chairs also make it the perfect place for small meetings while on campus. Email to inquire about reserving.

Share Your Story

The Ann Gill Storytelling booth provides an opportunity for alumni and guests to record their CSU memories on video and share those with family and friends via Web, e‐mail, Facebook, and Twitter. See what others are sharing here:

CAM the Ram

CAM the Ram will have a designated outdoor location on the east side of the Smith Alumni Center. This is where Rams fans will find CAM and the Ram Handlers on game day and for special events throughout the year.

A Tradition Renewed

The original Old Main Bell hangs in the Jim & Nadine Henry Family Tower at the north entrance of the Smith Alumni Center. After its mysterious return some ninety‐seven years after its disappearance, the Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU) generously paid to have the bell refurbished and will work alongside the Alumni Association to bring back the tradition of the bell for Rams victories and to commemorate special University occasions.

Game Day Experience

The Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center will also open four hours prior to kickoff. Watch college football games on our giant video wall, explore CSU stories through interactive touch screens, and get your photo with CAM the Ram (just outside the center). Beer, wine, and food are available for purchase and the stadium’s clear bag policy is in effect. The alumni center will close 30 minutes prior to kickoff, just in time for the ringing of the Old Main Bell just outside the main entrance.

Outside the Smith Alumni Center
Mindock Hall in Smith Alumni Center
Alumni event at Mindock Hall
CAM and CSU friends outside Smith Alumni Center
Old Main Bell

Thank you, Iris and Michael Smith!

We’re profoundly thankful and inspired by a $13 million gift for scholarships and facilities from energy entrepreneur Michael Smith that included $3.5 million for the multipurpose on-campus stadium project. The Iris & Michael 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.