At the University of Colorado our primary purpose is student education, development, and success.  To help make this happen, we partner with parents to enhance our students’ educational experience and contribute to their success.  The Office of Parent Relations and the CU Parents Association (CUPA) foster this partnership through a variety of communications, programs, and events.

An informed parent is an asset to their student’s success at CU.   Be that parent with a few quick steps:

As a department within the Division of Student Affairs, we are here to help with what you need to know.

“Dear Barney,

Your emails are fantastic.  As my Freshman son is 1,000 miles away, your communications make me feel as though he is very close and help us participate in this extraordinary journey he’s on.  From the drop off, through the flooding, Parent’s Weekend and now when he is back home for the holidays, your emails help bridge the gap!”
Father of Freshman, Class of ’17

“This is our 4th child in college so we are no strangers to parenting college-aged children, but we find that we learn something new from each of your newsletters.  Thank you!”
Mother of Sophomore, Class of ’16

CU Parents Association

Keep up with what’s happening at CU-Boulder. CUPA members enjoy a number of benefits and opportunities to network with other CU-Boulder parents worldwide.

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CU Foundation Parent Fund

The Parent Fund is one of many meaningful ways for parents to be involved in their student’s education. Each year the Parent Fund, coordinated through the CU Foundation enables the Division of Student Affairs to enhance important programs and initiatives that directly impact all students on campus from move in through graduation. Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

My student is having a hard time deciding upon a major/career. Is there anyone I should recommend they contact?

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