Graduate Student Handbook


VITAL INFORMATION: What you NEED TO KNOW to get started at CSU-Pueblo


ONLINE RESOURCES: Helpful links to info and services you can access online


CAMPUS RESOURCES: Services available to you on campus

  • IDs/ThunderBucks: You'll need an ID card to check out library items or use the Student Rec Center.  Get your ID card in OUC 102 from Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, for $10.  That $10 goes onto your ID card as "ThunderBucks," because your ID is also a prepaid debit card that saves you money on purchases you make on campus.  For example, when you use your ThunderBucks card, you
    • get 10% off food purchases on campus
    • pay no taxes for on-campus purchase
    • For more information, contact Auxiliary Services at 719-549-2149
  • Parking & Maps: Need help navigating campus?  Visit the Auxiliary Services office in OUC 102 or the Cashier's window in the ADM building to buy your parking pass.
    • You can get a permanent decal or hanging tag.
    • "Green" vehicles merit a 20% discount on parking tag prices.
    • Prices for the academic year:
      • Permanent decal: $75
      • Hanging tag: $100
      • Motorcycle: $37
    • Questions? Call Auxiliary Services at 719-549-2149.
    • Now, where to park?  Find campus maps here
  • CSU-Pueblo Bookstore: Order books and supplies in person or online at the CSU-Pueblo Bookstore.  Online orders can be picked up in the store or shipped directly to you: 549-2146
    • check out books
    • research reference materials
    • grab a coffee or snack at PerkSpot
    • find a quiet room to study
    • meet with a discipline-specific librarian for research help
    • Contact the LARC for more information:



    • Insurance: CSUP offers accident and illness insurance for students and their dependents.
      • Illness, wound treatment, and preventative services (including STD screening, physical exams, and immunizations)
      • Appointments not necessary but recommended: 549-2830,
      • Consultations are free; students pay for medications and exams.
  • The Counseling Center offers free 45-minute counseling appointments, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, for currently enrolled students.  Contact the Counseling Center in PSY 236 for more information: 549-2830. 
  • Child Care: Accredited child care is available on campus for CSU-Pueblo students, with discounted fees available for students enrolled in 6 credit hours, maintaining a GPA of 2.0, and placing their child in a minimum of 12 hours/week of childcare. Three classrooms are available: 1 toddler (12-36 months) and 2 pre-kindergarten (3-5 years).   Full and half-day care available. For more information, call 549-2745.


  • Student Recreation Center: Don't let stress get the best of you!  Work off some steam at the Student Recreation Center, which features:
    • state-of-the-art workout equipment
    • ball courts
    • swimming pool
    • fitness classes
    • FREE for students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.  Access costs $75/semester if you're enrolled in less than 6 hours. 
    • Call 719-549-2085 for more information
  • Career Center: The Career Center can help you transition from graduate school into the workforce, with the following one-on-one services available:
    • Career and internship coaching
    • Resume and letter review
    • Interviewing strategies

    Visit the Career Center in LARC 187 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm or contact them for more information: 549-2980,