Friday Afternoon Club (FAC)

This FCIC program is canceled until further notice.

Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) has been a CSU tradition for almost 50 years. Join us weekly and connect with our international community, learn about special activities or volunteer opportunities, and engage in new friendships from around the world in this relaxed, social setting. FACs are free and open to the Fort Collins community. To help ensure the quality and continuance of the FACs, donations of food, money or volunteer time are encouraged.

During the School Year:

From September through May, light snacks and an interesting program are offered each week. The last Friday of each month is the popular international potluck dinner, where attendees are invited to bring a food item to share, or make a small donation.


Learn more about this chance to share your culture with others and sign up for an open date on the calendar!

During the Summer:

Summer FACs are out popular BBQ potlucks. We provide the hamburgers & veggie burgers, and everything you need to go on it–but the other food comes from people like you! Attendees are asked to bring a side dish to share or make a donation. Popular dishes include fruit or vegetable sides, salads and casseroles, and of course, desserts. This is a great way to enjoy the warm summer nights in Fort Collins, and we hope to see you there!

If you have any suggestions of activities, need more information, or would like to volunteer to help with a Friday Afternoon Club event, please contact Steven Fletcher at

Sponsored by: Fort Collins International Center and Colorado State University’s International House/University Housing and Office of International Programs. For more information, call 970-491-5917.

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“The FAC is awesome. It’s a great experience to meet people from different nations and cultures. It is such an amazing thing to meet new people and broaden my knowledge about the world.” Inqman, Iraq

“It’s amazing to meet people from different parts of the earth and have conversations wit them at the FAC.” Bashar, Iraq

“The diversity of nationalities at the FACs is very good because you feel like all human beings are equal. I think meeting people from all over the world makes you feel the joy of life and understand life from different points of view.” Zana, Kurdistan

“The FACs are a great opportunity to get in touch with people from different cultures. Keep up the good work!” Maryan, Iraq

“Being around people from so many nationalities at the Summer Barbeque is fantastic. It was a great time.” I-Cheng, Taiwan