Chicago cityThe Chicago Forever Buffs Alumni Chapter of CU Boulder

Chapter Leaders: Olga Jonas ‘05, Kent Green ‘05

Staff Liaison: Rebecca Reifel

Donate/Scholarships Help support Chicago area students attend CU.

Be Involved

The Alumni Association has more than 40 chapters and clubs, all volunteer-run, which bring the CU Boulder experience close to home no matter where home is. Our non-dues paying local chapters host a variety of events from family-friendly outings to Buffs watch parties at the best venues. 

To make it all work, we need dedicated CU Boulder alumni who bleed black and gold to take on volunteer leadership positions. That's where you come in! Are you interested in taking on a leadership position with your Chicago Forever Buffs chapter? Email us!

Stay Connected

Our CU Boulder alumni chapters are open to all alumni! There is never a membership fee or registration required. Are you not getting chapter communications? Be sure your contact information is up-to-date with the Alumni Association. You will automatically receive chapter communications if we have a current email and mailing address for you that’s within 50 miles of an active chapter city.

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Upcoming Events

Buffs Give BackBuffs Give Back

Sunday, May 21 
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Kayak Chicago
1220 West LeMoyne
Chicago, IL 60642

Join us in cleaning up the Chicago River with the Surfrider Foundation and Kayak Chicago!

Register today!

Beach Volleyball

Monday, June 5- Monday, August 7
Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m.

Join the Chicago Forever Buffs Beach Volleyball Team and spend Monday nights with your fellow CU alumni at North Avenue Beach!

There are 12 spots on the team and the season runs from June 5 to Aug. 7 (plus one playoff match, if applicable). 

Just $75 gets you a summer of fun with your Chicago Forever Buffs family!

Register today!

Buffs in the Biz

Get the inside scoop on success in Chicago from Forever Buffs just like you! Join us for Buffs in the Biz, moderated by Alumni Career Services Manager Lea Alvarado and featuring Scott Washburn (Fin'06), Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer at Winestyr; Sara Davine Roston (IntlAf'08), Director at Weber Shandwick; and Tom Gimbel (Soc'94), Founder and CEO of LaSalle Network.

Admission includes the panel discussion, a pre-reception with appetizers, plus one drink. A cash bar will also be available for additional purchases.

Cost: $15 for online registration; $20 at the door

Thursday, June 15
6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Chop Shop
2033 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Register today!

To stay up to date on our events, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or email us here.

Buffalo Bicycle Classic - Satellite Ride

Sunday, September 10

This will be the first year we are hosting a satellite ride with the cyclists participating in the annual Buffalo Bicycle Classic! 

Email us at: if you are interested in participating or volunteering!

The Chicago Alumni Club’s primary mission is to actively promote the general fraternal and philanthropic endeavors of CU Alumni and friends in the Chicagoland area.

We host activities with visiting coaches, faculty and administrators from the Boulder campus, provide networking opportunities, donate annual scholarships and much more.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter!
If you have any questions email us at

What kind of events do we do?

You name it! Watch parties, sports leagues, boat cruises, casino nights, wine tastings, ski getaways… you get the idea. We also host periodic mixers with our friends at the other PAC-12 Schools.

From the bar to the boardroom, we’re here for you! Don’t see something interesting? Just shoot us an email and help make it happen.

What next?

Come to our events and start meeting people – it’s really that simple!