Harriet Nteza does not care about the 20-hour drive to San
Francisco. She plans to join the fifth consecutive Associated
Students of CSU Ram Road Trip to support the CSU football team.
“I want to be there for my school and it will be fun for me to
go on an almost-free road trip,” said Nteza, a junior biology
major. “The money is worth it to spend New Year’s Eve somewhere
other than Colorado.”
All Rams fans, students and non-students are invited to
participate in the Ram Road Trip, which handles accommodations for
participants to watch the Rams compete against Boston College in
the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl on New Year’s Eve.
“We’re hoping to provide the trip to as many students out there
as possible and help them to enjoy their New Year’s,” said Zach
Collins, ASCSU associate director of student services.
Individual package prices differ with transportation needs.
A fee of $99 covers a game ticket, two nights stay at the
Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel and a ticket to the Ram Rally.
The $99 package will accommodate students who wish to drive to
the game on their own or students who are originally from
California, like Jason Speciner, a senior finance major.
“I’m from L.A. and I’m going to be home anyway,” Speciner said.
“I’m still going to go to the game, (going to) enjoy the game, and
celebrate a win and go party.”
Students who require transportation from Fort Collins can pay a
$199 fee for two nights’ accommodations at the Renaissance Parc 55
Hotel, a game ticket, ticket to the Ram Rally and a charter bus
ride to San Francisco. The ride departs from Fort Collins on Dec.
29 and returns on Dec. 2.
Ticket prices for non-students and registration information can
be found at www.ascsu.colostate.edu.
Fozia Mehdi, a freshman business and chemistry major, thinks the
prices for the trip are reasonable and that there are many
advantages to participating.
“It would be fun and interesting to get to know more people, and
you don’t have your parents with you to make decisions,” Mehdi
Justin Lindauer, a junior construction management major, has
participated in previous bowl games as a band member and said he
wishes he had the money to go on the Ram Road Trip because he has
enjoyed the games.
“They’ve been really fun,” Lindauer said. “In New Orleans it was
crazy; the parties were on Bourbon Street at all hours of the night
and in Memphis (Tenn.) we had a New Year’s Eve party at the
To register students must be at least 18 years of age or have
parental consent and have a credit card to reserve their hotel
room, said Brandi Johnson, ASCSU marketing director.
Due to increased student interest, ASCSU is accepting an
unlimited number of students for the road trip, but the deadline
for registration is this Saturday at 7 p.m.
“I would stress the short time crunch,” Collins said, “The way
it is set up ticket sales close at the end of the week, so get them
while they last.”