CSU–Pueblo hosts Community College Day with the ThunderWolves


A free lunch, campus tours, football tickets, and gift packets will be offered to students from five Southern Colorado community colleges as part of the Sept. 26 football game between Colorado State University-Pueblo and Colorado School of Mines.

Students from Lamar Community College, Otero Junior College, Pueblo Community College, Pikes Peak Community College, and Trinidad State Junior College may reserve up to four tickets for the 2 p.m. contest in the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl by calling 719-549-2306 or RSVPing through CSU-Pueblo Admissions representatives or staff from the Southern Colorado Educational Opportunity Centers (SCEOC) located on the campuses. 

Beginning at 12:30 p.m., students will gather in the newly constructed Student Recreation Center to obtain their tickets (student identification required), free shirt, lunch, and giveaways, and take part in a campus tour. Students also may submit an entry for the halftime drawing of a $500 scholarship and a $500 529 college savings account from CollegeInvest, Colorado’s not-for-profit higher education financing resource.

The presidents and student body presidents of the five community colleges have all been invited to deliver the game ball and participate in the coin toss.

CSU-Pueblo and the five community colleges are part of the 10-member Southern Colorado Education Collaboration, which aims to build a culture that encourages southern Colorado residents to pursue associate’s, bachelor’s and graduate degrees , enhancing cooperation between two- and four-year schools to increase student transfer, establishing a collective voice for higher education in the region, and improving K-12 partnerships, teacher training, workforce training, research opportunities and financial support for higher education.

About College Invest – For three decades, CollegeInvest has served as Colorado’s not-for-profit higher education financing resource, helping families across the state pay for college by providing planning tools, college savings plans, scholarships, matching grants, community outreach programs, and student loan forgiveness. Families can access valuable information on planning and paying for higher education at www.collegeinvest.org.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.