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Phone Numbers
Voice: 970-491-8682
Fax: 970-491-8449
info@atmos.colostate.edu
USPS/UPS Mailing Address
Colorado State University
Department of Atmospheric Science
200 West Lake Street
1371 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1371
FedEx/Other Mailing Address
3915 W. Laporte Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Graduate Program Information

For general questions about admissions and applications, or to inquire about your application status, please contact Sarah Tisdale by phone at 970-491-8360 or by email at info@atmos.colostate.edu.

Prospective Student Visits

Please contact the department by phone at 970-491-8682 or by email at info@atmos.colostate.edu.

January through March is an extremely busy time in our Department and we generally are only able to accommodate visits by admitted students during this period. We regret we may be unable to accommodate your request for a visit during this time, but please contact us after March 31 so we can schedule a visit.

Outreach and Educational Presentation Requests

FORTCAST (FORT Collins Atmospheric ScientisTs) is a local chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) run primarily by Atmospheric Science graduate students at Colorado State University. It serves the interests of the atmospheric sciences community of Northern Colorado. The chapter is a professional, service, educational, and social organization for individuals with a wide variety of atmospheric science backgrounds. The chapter seeks to promote and advance the atmospheric sciences through public outreach and will conduct activities in the manner expressed by the AMS.

FORTCAST hopes to engage the greater northern Colorado region with fun and exciting methods to foster learning about the atmosphere and the processes contained within.

If you’re interested in having FORTCAST talk to your school or organization, please fill out our request form and a FORTCAST representative will contact you. Please allow at least two weeks’ notice, so the group can adequately prepare.

To learn more about FORTCAST, visit their website.

Maps

The department is located on the Foothills Campus of Colorado State University along the northwestern edge of Fort Collins, CO.

map of foothills campus

Interactive map of the department campus

Colorado State University main campus

Fort Collins (Google Maps)

Bus Route to Atmospheric Science Campus

A Transfort bus route runs from the main Colorado State University Campus to the Foothills Atmospheric Science Campus when CSU classes are in session. The route runs Monday through Friday with the first bus departing the CSU Transit Center at 7:15 a.m. and leaving once an hour until 6:15 p.m. The route runs along Mulberry, Laporte, and Overland Trail with multiple stops. More information regarding bus stops, the route, and times can be found at http://www.ridetransfort.com/img/site_specific/uploads/33.pdf.

Bus Route 33 to Ats campus

Driving Directions

Coming from Denver International Airport (DIA)

  1. Take Pena Blvd from DIA to northbound E470 (toll charges apply – approximately $6).
  2. Take E470 to northbound I-25 toward Fort Collins.
  3. Take I-25 north for about 60 miles.
  4. Take exit 269 (Mulberry Street and CO-14) west.
  5. After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  6. Turn right on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  7. Turn left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  8. While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, go past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  9. Parking permits are not required, so feel free to park anywhere.
  10. Use the double doors on the west side of the building to gain access to the department office.

Coming from the north (Wyoming)

  1. Take I-25 south to exit 269B (Mulberry Street and CO-14) west.
  2. After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  3. Turn right on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  4. Turn left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  5. While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, go past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  6. Parking permits are not required, so feel free to park anywhere.
  7. Use the double doors on the west side of the building to gain access to the department office.

Coming from the south (Colorado Springs, Denver, etc.)

  1. Take I-25 north to exit 269 (Mulberry Street and CO-14) west.
  2. After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  3. Turn right on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  4. Turn left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  5. While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, go past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  6. Parking permits are not required, so feel free to park anywhere.
  7. Use the double doors on the west side of the building to gain access to the department office.