Campus Announcements


Pay your charges in full online, in person OR set up a payment plan with a One Stop Cashier/ Student Business Services staff (next to One Stop). Students who pay fall billing charges in full or set up a deferred payment plan by September 4 will be entered in a drawing for prizes.

Recipients determined by random drawing after September 4, 2015. Selections are final. Restrictions apply.


Come on over to the CASA house for a nice Grizzly Welcome. Enjoy some cake and horchata, and bring friends! The C.A.S.A House is located behind the library. Brought to you by the Grizzly Activity Board.

GAB Positions Available!

Hello, are you interested in leadership and being involved on Campus more? Well come on over to the Student Life Center to our Grizzly Activity Board Office. We have only two Executive Board conditions left! VP of Marketing and Small Events Coordinator, come to the Student Life Center for an application and more information! :) This is considered campus employment.

Two Workstudy Openings at ASU Community Partnerships

ASU Community Partnerships, the office of Adams State dedicated to improving the quality of life for the San Luis Valley community, is seeking two students to fill workstudy positions starting the fall 2015 semester.

The first workstudy position, the General Office Workstudy will serve as the first point of contact for the Community Partnerships office, assist in organizing and executing department programs and events, perform clerical duties, assist in the creation of website and other departmental material, help to gather information and materials for events and programs, and do whatever is needed to ensure the department is able to successfully fulfill its mission. This position requires strong computer skills, and customer service skills would be very helpful. Website development experience is a plus.

The second workstudy position, the Proposal Facilitation Workstudy, will be focused on providing administrative support to Community Partnership’s project in facilitating grant proposals from local farmers, ranchers, small businesses, and nonprofits to the United States Department of Agriculture. The workstudy will also provide general support to other Community Partnerships programs as needed. Again, strong computer skills are required, with data entry experience and experience in small business, nonprofit, or agricultural enterprises being very helpful.

To apply for either of these positions, please send a resume to Karl Jolliff at

Want to Climb Mount Blanca over Labor Day Weekend? The Adventure Program can help!

Join us on this amazing hike up the 3rd tallest peak in Colorado! Mt. Blanca is 14,345ft and the lakes below are beautiful. If you have not been up to the Como and Blue lakes or been atop a 14,000ft peak, this is your opportunity to visit one of the valleys great treasures.

Cost: $65.00
Priority/ FYF: $45

Registration Deadline: 6pm on Sept. 2nd

Pre-Trip Meeting: 6pm Wednesday Sept. 2nd in the Rex fitness and Wellness Center

Trip Includes: All necessary camping and hiking gear – backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, cooking equipment, transportation, leadership of experienced ASAP staff, and all meals.

Physical/Mental Challenge:
Physically, this trip is tough because of the two long days of hiking and the gain of nearly 6,000ft. The terrain is demanding and requires a person to be physically fit and capable of carrying a 30lb. pack for about 6-8 hours. The route is mostly on jeep trails, but then on a breath taking ridge you make the final ascent to the summit of Blanca on Sunday. You will be exhausted, but glad for it.

Prior Experience:
None required, but should be comfortable with heights, rugged terrain, and be capable of hiking for most of a day.

Free movie and refreshments – Friday!!

Please join the ASU Counseling Center and Tu Casa in viewing “The Mask You Live In,” Friday, August 28th @ 5pm in MCD 101. Explore how and why boys and young men struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. All are welcome, and pizza will be provided. Not recommended for children under 16 without parental supervision.

The movie trailer is included below:

Welcome Back Dinner Thursday Night – Moved Inside

Due to the possibility of bad weather, the Welcome Back dinner will be held in the LaMesa Dining room.
Join us for the Welcome Back Dinner in the LaMesa Dining room in the SUB. The dinner is 5-7pm on Thursday and will replace the evening meal in the cafeteria. The dinner is open to all ASU students, ASU faculty/ staff and families.
This year’s dinner is a State Fair theme. Menu items include a variety of salads & sides, burgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs and chicken options. Don’t miss these fair favorites: roasted Olathe sweet corn, turkey legs, Hatch Green Chili nacho station, funnel cakes, cheese cake pops and rootbeer floats made with rootbeer from our very own SLV Brewery.
If you have specific menu questions please contact dinning services at 587-7861.


Since last semester, the Den in the SUB has received some new products such as burritos (breakfast and dinner) , tornados, bagel slims, and many more frozen foods in the freezer. Also, there are a variety of new juices (naked juice, bolthouse, odwella), pickles, hot teas, mio energy water enhancers, rhino rush energy shots, chips and muffins. Come in TODAY to check out some of the new changes.

Internet bandwidth upgrade complete, ASU now at 500 Mbps

ASU Computing Services is pleased to announce that today (8/27) we upgraded our overall campus Internet bandwidth from 400 Mbps (megabits per second) to 500 Mbps. For the last several years, we’ve been working to keep up with the bandwidth needs of our campus, and we are hoping this increase will further improve our service to our students and employees.

Having trouble connecting to our network? Our friendly Helpdesk and ResNet technicians are available to help! Please stop by the ASU Computing Services Helpdesk located directly between the Rex Activity Center and the campus green for assistance. You can also call us at 719-587-7741 or send us an email at

Thanks and have a great day!

Computing Services

New Hours for ASAP

Hey friends and welcome back! We have been busy all summer to get ready to announce this- ASAP has MOVED from the Student Union Building to our new home in the Rex Activity Center, and we love it here! Our rental shop now shares the front desk with Rex staff- so whether you are looking to rent some gear or just drop in and say hello, we’ll be there!
Also, our hours of operation have changed for both the Rental Shop and the climbing wall.
Rental Shop:
M-F: 12 to 6pm
Sat. and Sun. – Closed

Climbing wall:
Monday & Tuesday: 3 -9pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 3-7pm
Friday & Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12-3pm

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions!
Have a great first week, and GO GRIZZ!!

Driver Positions

Upward Bound is hiring drivers to transport high school students to and from their instructional sessions. Must be available to drive on Monday and Wednesday evenings and have a valid drivers license. Vans from the university are used to transport students. If interested; we are located in Richardson Hall, Room 2-400 or call us at 587-7865.

Employment Opportunity – Upward Bound

Looking for a job? Upward Bound is a pre-colligate program that serves first generation and low-income high school students with college potential. We are hiring for several positions:

Senior advisors work with high school seniors on college applications, FAFSA, essay writing, scholarship applications, and overall preparation for college. This position pays $9.50/hour, 7.5 hours/week.

Junior advisors work with high school juniors on ACT Prep, essay writing, scholarship searches, college/university searches, and financial literacy. This position pays $9.50/hour, 7.5 hours/week.

Instructors work with high school freshmen and sophomores on math and English. Job responsibilities include teaching students in a classroom and tutoring. This position pays $9.50/hour, 7.5 hours/week.

Drivers transport students to and from meeting locations in a 10 passenger van. Applicants cannot have reckless driving, etc. on their driving record. Workstudy can be applied to this position.

Candidates for these positions should have Monday and Wednesday evenings available to work. These are campus employment positions; applicants do not need workstudy. These jobs look great on resumes! Students who are interested can get applications from the Upward Bound office, Richardson Hall 2-400.


Newman Grizz Catholic would like to welcome interested new members and returning members to a Welcome Back BBQ on August 30 after 5:00 mass in the church backyard. Rides to mass will be provided, please meet at the Rock by the Student Union Building by 4:50.


Pay your charges in full online, in person, OR set up a payment plan with a One Stop Cashier/Student Business Services staff (next to One Stop). Students who pay fall billing charges in full or set up a deferred payment plan by September 4 avoid the $40 late payment fee.


ASU Police seek hit and run vehicle

The Adams State University Police Department is seeking information about a car and driver who fled the scene of an accident on August 21, according to Paul Grohowski, ASU Chief of Police. He said the vehicle is believed to be a sunburst orange colored Chevy Cobalt or Pontiac G5.

“At approximately 3:19 p.m. on August 21, a vehicle traveling northbound on Monterrey Avenue from First Street crossed the center line and drove up and onto the sidewalk in front of Adams State University. It struck and injured two female pedestrians, a freshman at ASU and her mother,” Grohowski added. “The force of the impact separated the driver’s side mirror from the vehicle. ASUPD has the mirror housing in evidence; its paint code and color (Sunburst Orange) was used exclusively on late model GM vehicles.”

Anyone with information leading to the identification of the driver and vehicle is asked to contact the ASUPD at (719) 587-7901 or the San Luis Valley Crime Stoppers at (719) 589-4111. A reward may be available through the San Luis Valley Crime Stoppers.

See photo.