Here is your opportunity to recognize outstanding CU faculty and staff!

Do you or your student know of a CU professor, instructor, advisor or staff member who has had a positive impact on the lives of one or more CU-Boulder undergraduates? If so, please complete the easy nomination form for the Marinus Smith Recognition Award. The award is named after Colorado pioneer Marinus G. Smith, a Colorado pioneer, who made a significant financial contribution, as well as a substantial donation of land, which made it possible for the University to locate in Boulder, at the base of the beautiful Flatirons. Awardees and nominators will be invited to an award ceremony luncheon on April 18, 2015 in the Kittredge Central Multipurpose Room where awardees will receive a beautiful engraved award and certificate.

The nomination form is located at

January Off-campus Housing Fair

Send your student to our Housing Fair! Off-Campus Housing hosts two housing fairs a year. Our January fair is the largest, welcoming over 50 local landlords, property management companies, realtors, and vendors to campus. This is the easiest and most convenient way for your student to start their housing search and collect a variety of information on available properties and services.

The January 28th fair will be held on Wednesday from 10am-4pm in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. Free pizza will be served at noon! A second fair will be held on Wednesday, February 25th.

Parents & Students, for more info on : Read more about CU’s housing fairs

Eaton Humanities and Norlin Library to Have 24 Hour Access During Finals Weeks

Eaton Humanities and Norlin Library to have 24 hour access during Finals Week
The CU-Boulder College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that the Eaton Humanities building will be open 24 hours a day during finals week for students with an active BuffOne card, providing an additional all-night study location on campus.

Students are welcome to use empty classrooms and other study areas in the building. Eaton Humanities provides easy access to Norlin Library, which also provides during finals week a 24-hour study area in the Commons, including the Laughing Goat Coffee Shop (east side off Sundial Plaza). The rest of the Norlin Library will remain open until 2 a.m. during finals week.

The 411:
- The Eaton Humanities building and the Norlin Commons will be open 24 hours Friday, Dec. 12 through 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec.18.
- You will need to use your active BuffOne card at the card readers outside the exterior doors to gain access to the buildings during the extended hours.
- A CU Police Department security guard will walk through Eaton from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. during this period, and security is also maintained in the Norlin main building and Commons area.

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Dozens of Activities Await Incoming CU-Boulder Students

Dozens of activities await new CU-Boulder students starting Aug. 21, 2014 including a welcome convocation, a Folsom Field pep rally and a “Global Jam” international food and music fest.
The free events give new students a chance to get acquainted with each other, the campus and surrounding community before classes start on Aug. 25.
New students will attend the mandatory convocation on Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. in the Coors Events Center, where they will hear from Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, faculty, staff and student leaders, and learn about the meaning and responsibilities of becoming CU-Boulder students.
Immediately following the convocation, attendees will make their way to Global Jam on Farrand Field for international food and music from noon to 2 p.m. This event is free for all new students with their Buff OneCard wearing the Week of Welcome shirt they will receive during move in.
Find out more here.

Insurance Deadline September 3rd

With school starting soon, that means many deadlines are approaching quickly. One big one is the insurance decision deadline. CU Boulder policy requires all students to have a health insurance plan. Therefore, students must select or waive the university insurance by SEPTEMBER 3RD or they will be automatically enrolled in the Student Gold Health Insurance Plan and billed $1,695 per semester. Students can make this decision on their MyCUInfo account and find instructions on how to do so, as well as information on the Gold Plan, here.

CU Board of Regents Approves New College of Media, Communication and Information

People are communicating more quickly and more intensely than ever before, and using rapidly changing technologies to do it. Now, CU’s new College of Media, Communication and Information is here to prepare students to solve the challenges those changes can cause and, above all, to take advantage of the many new opportunities they offer. When a CMCI student graduates, they will leave CU-Boulder with the cutting-edge skills and insights they need to thrive in the workplace and to meet all that awaits them in today’s media landscape. Learn more about this exciting addition here.

As Commencement Nears, We’re Reminded How Amazing CU Students Are

We have amazing students at CU-Boulder. Along with engaging with national leaders and policymakers and doing world-class space research, they are also engaged in experiential learning that tests their classroom knowledge and provides experiences they will remember for the rest of their lives. That’s certainly true of some of our engineering students, who developed a solar-powered toilet for third-world communities. You can hear about it here, in this compelling interview on Colorado Public Radio with Karl Linden, professor of environmental engineering, who led the CU team in developing this innovation.


It’s Be Boulder. week!

Be Boulder. week is upon us! During Be Boulder. week each day highlights the things that make CU-Boulder such an incredible university. Each day’s events are designed to be fun and interactive, and encourage your students to be prideful of the excellence achieved here at CU- Boulder. Encourage your students to see all the achievements that CU has accomplished, and Be Boulder. week showcases.
For more information, click here.

CU Money Sense Week

Could your student use some advice on money management? Tell them about CU Money Sense Week from April 21-24! They can become financially fearless by participating in this week of personal finance and money management workshops. Every workshop is free and you can learn more about the event here.

My student needs to store belongings over the summer, where and how can they do this?

The UPS Store has contracted with the University to offer a summer storage program for all returning students both on and off-campus. This program offers a variety of sizes and options for your selection.
It’s simple. The UPS Store provides the box, your student fills it up and returns it to one of The UPS Stores on campus. They label and seal it, store it for the summer off-site in a climate controlled, secured warehouse and have it awaiting your student’s return for pick-up during move-in*. They can also schedule convenient delivery to the new residential address of your student in the fall, on or off-campus.

Sizes and prices:
22x22x22 Box $50.00/summer Up to 70lbs**
18x18x18 Box $35.00/summer Up to 50lbs**
24x18x12 Box $35.00/summer Up to 50lbs**

Bike: $75.00/summer – No box necessary
Ski/snowboard: $65.00/summer – No box necessary

*There may be additional charges for deliveries outside the designated delivery time window.
**Items weighing over the allowable weight will be assessed an additional fee of $10.00/box.

Please visit The UPS Store website or contact them directly at (303) 442-2601 x101 for more information.