Opportunities for Young Alumni

CSU invites you back - back to the community that help set the foundation for this phase of life. The CSU Alumni Association has opportunities to engage with you, to provide service and volunteer opportunities, and to create spaces for Rams to connect with Rams.

The best news? We are cultivating these opportunities for young alumni like you! Please check out the events and information below, and stay tuned as we continue to dive into all that the year has to offer.

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Young Alumni Series

The young alumni series, supported by Canvas Credit Union, provides a space for young alumni to connect around financial education that is relevant to this stage of life. Each part of the series includes a formal presentation by a financial expert, intentional time to connect with other young alums, and opportunities to get your individual questions answered. Workshops in 2021 are scheduled from 5:30-7:00 p.m.


January 13 | Building and Balancing Budgets

The world of budgeting can be tricky to learn and confusing navigate. Canvas and the CSU Alumni Association will talk through getting started, where to save and invest money, and how to make wise decisions with your finances.

Event Recording | PowerPoint

February 16 | Taxes

We can all remember our first big paycheck- the first big deposit, the first taste of independence, and the first realization that a big chunk of your hard earned money is missing. Taxes!

Join the CSU Alumni Association and Dr. Jim Stekelberg as we talk about all things taxes: from federal to state, to the forms required, to write offs, to where this money goes.

**Due to the changing nature of tax law, this event was not recorded. Please direct any questions about the event to Alexandra Schweigert at

April 14 | Credit Scores

Everyone knows a good credit score can save you money, but when you ask how to boost it, you usually hear tons of bad advice. We’re debunking the old wives’ tales, and teaching you how to access your reports and scores, and clean up errors. Then we’ll hit you with a game plan to improve your credit score. Whether you’re just establishing credit, getting back on track, or aiming for a flawless score, our seminar will help you crush your goals!

Event Recording | PowerPoint

June 17 | Home Buying

Buying a home can be the most exciting purchase of your life! Invest an hour with your by-your-side-guide before investing in a brand new home. We’ll take you from start to finish: how to choose a realtor, different loan types, down payment options, closing costs, fees, and more.

Event Recording | PowerPoint

August 10 | Student Loans

Student loans don’t have to be a downfall. We’re here to explore the options of repayment with you as you blossom in your career. This class will discuss options for repaying, reducing, and even avoiding student loans. We’ll talk about grants and scholarships, types of student loans, refinancing & consolidating, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and resources for more information.

Event Recording | PowerPoint

October 13 | Investing

The world of investing can be tricky to learn and confusing navigate. Canvas and the CSU Alumni Association will talk through getting started, where to invest money, and how to make wise decisions with your money.


November 9 | Unwrap a Low Stress Holiday 

It’s the time of year when demands, expectations, and commitments are up—while money, time, energy, and daylight are in short supply. We’ll share tips, tricks, and resources to give you new ideas for beating holiday, financial, and emotional stress. Join us for this fun, practical, and philosophical discussion.



It's just a little party with 500 of your fellow recent Ram grads! Join us September 3-4 at Canvas Stadium as we welcome our young alumni back to campus and the community. We've put together an exclusive young alumni discounted ticket package for CSU's first home football game on Friday, Sept. 3. In addition, we have a variety of promotions and activities planned to help you reconnect with your alma mater all weekend long!

  • Drink on us at the Ram Walk Tailgate
  • Exclusive opportunities for photos on Sonny Lubick Field
  • Hotel discounts
  • Around town specials
  • Happy hour just for this crew!

Don't miss your chance to join the excitement, and come home for the first time in more than a year!


Jump in!

The CSU Alumni Association provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for alumni to support and stay connected to the University!

Check out our volunteer programs page to explore categorized involvement opportunities and complete your Volunteer Interest Form, letting us know which areas you’re most interested in and where you’re located! 


We Want to Hear from YOU!

Do you have young alumni programming ideas or want to explore ways to reconnect with CSU following your graduation. Our Young Alumni Engagement Specialist is here to chat! Contact Alexandra via email, or call her at (970) 491-2887.

Did You Know?

Alumni are eligible for a FREE 1-on-1 consult with our alumni career coach, Angela Hayes! Alumni Association members are also entitled to two additional free 1-on-1 coaching sessions per year. Learn more here.

Words of Wisdom

Do you want to share your story or share offer helpful advice to fellow Rams? Leave us a note! Words of Wisdom can be passed from Ram to Ram for decades to come.

Take Us with You

The Alumni Association app has the latest information on benefits, events, and membership and is available on Apple and Android devices. More information can be found here.

Stay in the Loop

Things change after graduation, we get it. As your life evolves make sure to update your contact information so that we can stay in touch wherever life takes you.