Colorado Student Media Association


State J-Day at CSU, Oct. 19, 2017

Start planning your J-Day on the campus of CSU in Fort Collins.

All registration is online and the process is quick and easy. The registration form is available here.

Registration cost is $20 per person for students and $35 for advisers who are part of CSMA member media. Finalized registration forms, Best of Show entry procedures, etc., will be sent in mid-September, with a deadline of Oct. 10 for all materials.

Make your bus reservations as soon as you can, before you get shut out. The opening session will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2016, and the awards session will end by 2 p.m. Buses park free near Moby Arena.

IMPORTANT: If you are ordering parking tags for the CSU lots ($12 each), you MUST have those orders in NLT Oct. 1, as the tags will be mailed to you.

Be an important part of making the day successful:
Interested in presenting a session at J-Day? The online speaker form is here.
Interested in being a sponsor for J-Day? The online sponsor form is here.


Staying overnight the night before?

The 2017 room block has not yet been finalized. Stay tuned.

From 2016: The Fort Collins Hilton is offering a special rate of $133 for a double-double room for Oct. 18, if you and your student wish to travel on Wednesday and spend the evening in Fort Collins. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the Lory Student Center.

You may book reservations by calling 970-482-2626 and requesting the CSU Journalism Day Room Block.  Your guest’s group code is  MJD.  You have until September 19th, to make your room reservations at the discounted room rate.  After this date, any remaining guest rooms will be released back to the hotel to sell.

We have created a website link that your guests can utilize to make their guest room reservations.  You can place it in the invitations or link it to the event website or Facebook page you may choose to create.  Your guests can then make their reservations online and are guaranteed they will be quoted the negotiated group rate.

If you prefer to book online, go to:



Colorado Student Media Association
State J-Day at CSU, Oct. 19, 2017