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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
As we come to the end of another semester, some students can use some extra help with their academics. The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) located in Fleming can assist with individual tutoring and group workshops. Group workshops includes topics such as help overcoming writing anxiety, time management, and getting over test anxiety. More information can be found HERE and on the SASC website.
Does your student have a job or internship lined up yet for the summer? CU Career Services is hosting the last career fair of the year. It’s the “Just in Time” hiring and internship fair with over 70 employers. All of which, are hiring to fill positions by June 30, 2014!
Tell your student to spruce up their résumé at one of the workshops leading up to the fair, come ready to impress, and explore the opportunities. All majors are welcome to attend this FREE event for students; no pre-registration is necessary.
When: Thursday, April 17th
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: University Memorial Center (UMC), Glenn Miller Ballroom & Room 235
See more details and complete employer list for the “Just in Time” career fair here!
Also, tell your student to attend our pre-fair workshops to prepare for the fair and polish their résumé!
April 14 – 16: Quick 15-minute résumé reviews. Visit our office in the CU Center for Community (C4C) N352 from 1:30pm – 4:00pm
April 14: Résumés that Rock! (Workshop)
Learn how to write a resume and cover letter that will get noticed.
April 15: Résumés & Networking (Buffs Professional Program)
Get ready for your internship or job search and learn how to network to your next position. Create a résumé from scratch or polish up an existing one to get noticed.
April 16: Career Services in Norlin Library!
Our peer career advisors will offer advice inside Norlin Library, by the Laughing Goat to give tips on attending the JiT Fair.
April 16: Networking. Um Awkward!
Learn practical ways to go about creating new relationships in the work place- face to face, voice to voice.
Admitted Student Day provides an exceptional opportunity for admitted students and their families to explore the University of Colorado Boulder and all that it has to offer. You will have the opportunity to speak with various academic, social, and residential programs. This special one day open house provides admitted students with the opportunity to tour all of our residence halls, dine on campus, and attend specialized programs and receptions. Come discover your place on campus! For more information, visit the Admissions website.
There will be social media activity throughout the day on the Admissions social media channels (facebook.com/mycuboulder, @mycuboulder for Instagram and Twitter) and you are invited to join in on the fun! Please use the hashtag #CUBLDR18 and participate when you can!