USPS mailboxes can be found all around campus. Stamps are available in the UMC in both the Ink Spot Copy Center and the CU Book Store. The zip code for campus residence halls is 80310 plus a separate four-digit extension for each hall. Make sure your address is correct. Changing your address with the registrar’s office ensures you will receive important information from the university. Get instructions for changing your address at registrar.colorado.edu/students/address_changes.html.
CU-Boulder is fortunate to offer a variety of museums, galleries, and other on-campus attractions. The CU Art Museum, in the state-of-the-art Visual Arts Complex at the heart of campus, organizes year-round exhibitions of major national and international art in addition to showing work by regional artists and students. Visit the UMC Art Gallery to see contemporary exhibits by CU-Boulder graduate students.
This office supports the 22,000 students who live off campus. It maintains contact information for several apartment complexes and property management companies in the area. Students can use Ralphie’s List, CU’s rental database, to search hundreds of available units, find roommates, and post sublets. In addition, an attorney is available for free lease reviews and general legal advice. offcampushousing.colorado.edu | UMC 313 | 303-492-7053
Students visit the Ombuds Office in C4C for a variety of reasons. Issues range from conflicts with roommates, to feelings of being treated unfairly by a professor or administrative office. We help students identify options for their CU-related problem or conflict, in confidence and at no cost. Call or stop by to make an appointment to see an ombuds for assistance. ombuds.colorado.edu | Center for Community N440 | 303-492-5077
If you plan to park frequently on campus, consider buying a parking permit. A lot will be assigned according to your living arrangement. Permits must be purchased online or in person at Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) and a pick-up location is announced for each semester. Campus parking meters are intended for short-term use. Maps of campus lots may be picked up at PTS or viewed on their website. PTS offers many options for university vehicles, the Buff Bus shuttle, the faculty/staff Eco Pass, and car share programs.
CU-Boulder is home to one of the oldest and largest recycling programs in the nation. Look for recycling containers in and around every campus building where you can recycle co-mingled containers, office paper, newspapers and their inserts, magazines, catalogs and phonebooks, and corrugated cardboard. CU Recycling is a partnership between CUSG, Facilities Management, and Housing & Dining Services. ecenter.colorado.edu/recycling
Boulder has an unusully rich variety of religious choices. Religious Campus Organizations is an officially recognized organization that provides religious outreach to the CU-Boulder community. Members work together to help students stay spiritually connected. Many have special centers or churches close to campus. Visit the website for a list of participants. www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/rco
Sexual assault is against the law. It is specifically prohibited on campus and in the university community. The university’s definition of sexual assault encompasses sexual contact, sexual intrusion, and sexual penetration without consent. Acquaintance rape accounts for the majority of rapes committed, and includes situations in which a person is without the physical or mental capacity to consent (often due to being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs). Violators can be arrested, charged with a crime, and may face university discipline.