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Be a CU-Boulder Student for a Day
The Be a CU-Boulder Student for a Day program provides you and your family the chance to explore campus and the many opportunities you will have as a student. We invite you to sit in on a sample lecture, take a walking tour of CU-Boulder, attend a panel discussion with current students, view a residence hall room, eat lunch on campus, and meet with various campus leaders and representatives.
Be a CU-Boulder Student for a Day programs are held throughout the year and are intended for all prospective, undergraduate students and their families.
The cost for this all-day program is $20 per person payable by cash or check at check-in. This fee covers parking, light refreshments in the morning, and an all-you-care-to-eat lunch in one of our campus dining halls.
The Be a CU-Boulder Student for a Day programs are typically held on Fridays throughout the fall and spring semesters. This is a full-day program that begins at 8:30 a.m. and offers activities until 5:00 p.m. Please review the dates, as well as a tentative agenda below before making your reservation:
|Spring 2013 Program Dates|
|February 15||March 1||April 1|
|February 18 (President's Day)||March 8||April 19|
|March 15||April 26|
|March 18 (Monday)|
|Fall 2013 Program Dates|
|September 27||October 11||November 8|
|October 18||November 11 (Monday)|
|October 28||November 15|
|8:30-8:50 a.m.||Welcome to CU-Boulder!|
|9:05-10:00 a.m.||Walking Tour of Campus|
|10:05-10:45 a.m||Sample Lecture|
|11:00-11:15 a.m.||Admissions Information Session|
|11:15-11:20 a.m.||Dining Services Information|
|11:45-12:30 p.m.||View a Residence Hall Room (Drop-In)|
|12:45-1:15 p.m.||Residence Life and Residential Academic Programs|
|1:15-2:00 p.m.||Parent & Student Panels with Current CU-Boulder Students|
|2:15-2:30 p.m.||Day in the Life of a CU-Boulder Student|
|2:30-2:45 p.m.||How to Make the Most of Your Afternoon|
|3:00-5:00 p.m.||Afternoon Sessions|
As you plan your visit, we also encourage you to view CU-Boulder’s calendar of events and our visit announcements page .CU-Boulder's campus can be very busy; we host a number of athletic events, performing arts programs, concerts, and more.
In order to provide a positive experience for every guest, we ask that you register for an event two weeks prior to visiting campus. Walk-in space is not guaranteed. You must register for an event to ensure your space.
- To register for an event, students must log in to their MyCUBoulder account. After you have logged in, click the ‘Visit CU’ tab, then click on ‘Register for an Event’
- If you have not created a MyCUBoulder account, click here to get started.
- Family members should call the Office of Admissions at 303-492-6301 for assistance with scheduling a visit.
Following registration, an e-mail confirmation will be sent to the student’s e-mail address with more information about where to park, location, and directions. You may also download a copy of your visit guide.
Please note: payment cannot be accepted online at this time; instead, please bring your payment to the program in the form of cash, or check.
The University of Colorado Boulder is located in sunny Boulder, Colorado - 30 miles northwest of Denver. The Boulder area offers a wide array of activity ranging from hiking and biking to shopping, amazing dining, and entertainment. We hope you are able to explore the community of Boulder while you are visiting campus.
Please plan to arrive on campus at the University Memorial Center (UMC) between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. to check-in and enjoy light breakfast refreshments. Give yourself adequate time to find the session location and parking. WFor complete directions and parking information, please download your visit guide. We also encourage you to check our visit announcement page, which will provide you with updates about campus activities and construction that may impact your visit.
Please note: There is currently construction on Broadway Street, which may cause delays.
During your time on campus, take advantage of the informational sessions from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. You will have the chance to attend classes, learn more about academic majors, discover academic enrichment programs and student resources, as well as explore the CU-Boulder community.
After your Be a CU-Boulder Student for a Day experience, if you have additional questions, please feel free to drop-by the Office of Admissions or Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services. Both are located in the Regent Administrative Center.
We also encourage you to explore campus. You will receive a self-guided tour map in your folder of materials upon checking in. While on campus, you may want to check out the following:
- The Macky Auditorium Concert Hall
- The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
- CU Art Museum
- Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory
If you are unable to attend on one of the dates above, please consider our Daily Information Sessions and Campus Tours offered on most weekdays and Saturdays. This program is not designed for schools or organizations. If your group (eight or more people) would like to visit campus, go to the Ralphie's Group & Community Visits page.