Colorado is known for its amazing changing seasons. As with most universities you want to look for an apartment around the semester schedules. This is a popular town and with a large student body population therefore apartments have a tendency go quickly. Keep an eye out on all the local advertising boards and directories for apartment openings.
With a large campus base you can rest assured that when apartments come available they will be advertised. Local realty offices have listings of new openings they are managing. In addition student life offices on campus will generally have a listing of apartment openings all across town. Apartments are easy to find.
Fort Collins is a fairly large town so if you have your own transportation life will be a lot easier. However for those who don't the city has Transfort, their public transportation system. If you go to their website at http://www.ridetransfort.com/ you can see a complete listing of the bus schedules as well as the fees to ride the bus.
Money Magazine names Fort Collins the Best Place to Live in the Country. There is a vast array of things to do in this area. For the foodie in you there are numerous paces to eat that will tantalize everyone's taste buds. Of course there are numerous micro-breweries where you can taste a variety of beer as well as tour the brewing facilities. For the outdoor lovers there are a variety of outdoor activities you can participate in.