Veterans Week 2022

What is Veterans Week?

In honor of Veterans Day that occurs on November 11, CSU’s Adult Learner & Veteran Services has dedicated  November 5-12, 2022 to our #CSUVeterans. During this week, we will honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States, with a special appreciation for the #CSUVeterans in our staff, faculty, student body, and alumni.

Veterans Week Kick-Off

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“I firmly believe that at the very core of our success – is our greater campus community believing in and demonstrating the value that student veterans bring to CSU.  If you have not heard me say it before, know that the student veterans on our campus today will one day be referred to as the next greatest generation!!

-Marc Barker

CSU’s Safety and Risk Services and Chief Resilience Officer

Veterans Week Schedule

November 5 – 12, 2022

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM MST Fall CleanUp! 
Fall Clean Up is an opportunity for CSU students & staff to help Fort Collins neighbors in need.
Join the ALVS as we kick-off Veterans Week by assisting elderly and/or physically limited neighbors in the Fort Collins area with outdoor yard work (raking leaves, trimming bushes, cleaning gutters, etc.) that they cannot complete themselves and cannot afford to pay someone to do. This program helps facilitate positive relations between the long-term residents in Fort Collins and CSU students and staff, while also helping the neighbors to maintain their properties and get their homes ready for the fall/winter seasons. Families, Partners, & Kids are all welcome to join us! We’ll reach out with more information if you plan on joining us!
7:00 – 11:00 PM MST 5th Annual ALVS Military & Veteran Appreciation Ball

The Adult Learner & Veteran Services Office invites you &/or a guest to attend our 5th annual Military, Veteran, & Adult Learner Appreciation Ball. You’ll hear this event sometimes referred to as Adult Prom. ALVS is looking forward to celebrating with all of our community in the Canvas Stadium, 4th Floor Stadium Club Level. Dinner will be included and a cash bar will be available. Due to limited seating, an RSVP for this event is required.


Canvas Stadium, 4th Floor Stadium Club Level


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST Maximize Your Scholarship Opportunities

Join our scholarship expert, Jay MacDougall as they breakdown the complexities of the CSU Scholarship Application! Lunch will be served.
This workshop will also be available via Zoom. Register here to attend virtually.
Hybrid Event

Longs Peak, Room 302, Lory Student Center

On Zoom


12:30 – 2:30 PM MST
Creative Writing Workshop with Ross Atkinson
This one-time writing workshop event, hosted by the Adult-Learner and Veterans Service office, is open to anyone with a story to tell. Free to stop by for 30 minutes in-between classes to write and listen to some stories, or stay the whole event. There is no expectation placed on participation. This “Writing with Veterans” event follows the same methods as CSU’s veterans writing workshop in that participants will be given a couple of prompts before being given 20 -30 minutes to write. Afterward, anyone who wishes to share their composition can, but sharing is not an expectation. Listeners will then comment on aspects of the writing that resonated with them or that they enjoyed. The workshop facilitator will also highlight some creative methods and tools for participants to try in their writing if they wish. If you already have a story to tell and don’t wish to use the prompts, great! Feel free to use this workshop space to get that story out and get some real-world feedback. There is no expectation to use any prompt or tool, but they are there if they are needed. Lunch will be served!
Room 322, Lory Student Center
12:00 – 2:00 PM MST
Champions of the ALVS: a Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer
This event is open for all faculty, staff, and students who:
  • have a genuine passion for supporting Adult Learners, Student Parents, and Student Veterans at CSU,
  • want to learn how to better support the ALVS student population, and
  • identify as an adult learner, student parent, or student veteran.

This mixer is a relaxed gathering where faculty, staff, and students can connect over the joys of adulting, and learn how to best support each other.

Longs Peak Room 302, Lory Student Center

Staff, Faculty, and Community Partners RSVP Here

12:00 – 1:00 PM MST
Meet & Greet Lunch with Veteran Service Organizations

Join the ALVS for lunch as we connect with Veteran Service Organizations such as Veteran Education Benefits Office (VEBO), VITAL (VA), Larimer County Veteran Service Office, and more regarding your military benefits. Feel free to drop by for some lunch and to say hello!

Room 322, Lory Student Center
5:00 – 8:00 PM MST
Creative Writing Showcase

You will be reading alongside veterans and military affiliates from all over the Front Range who participate in CSU’s veterans writing workshop. If you are interested in reading your writing in a public forum, get in touch with the workshop facilitator, Ross Atkinson, as soon as possible after “Writing with Veterans” to reserve your spot. Ross can be reached by email at:

Dinner will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Wolverine Farm & Publick House
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM MST
National Roll Call
This is a drop-by event. National Roll Call pays tribute to our American military service members and civilians who have made the ultimate sacrifice over the past two decades during the Global War on Terror.
Held each year on Veterans Day, National Roll Call is an opportunity for the campus and local community to participate and show their commitment and support for these fallen heroes. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to volunteer as a reader.
Volunteer to read by RSVPing.
Lory Student Center Plaza (East Side)


If you’re interested in reading names, please sign up for a time here.

1:00 – 5:00 PM MST
ALVS & ROTC Military Appreciation Tailgate
Families, Partners, and Children are invited! The CSU Meat Judging Team will be catering barbecue. The tailgate will take place in the IM Fields.
Vegetarian options will be available.
IM Fields in the North East Corner
5:00 PM MST Kickoff Time
Military Appreciation Game -| CSU v. Wyoming
Families, Partners, and Children are invited!
If you need additional tickets, complete the RSVP Link!
Canvas Stadium