Established in 1977, Student Legal Services (SLS) is a small law office at CU-Boulder dedicated exclusively to serving the legal needs of students. Sponsored by the Student Government and funded in large part by student activity fees, SLS provides accessible professional legal assistance to eligible students for a fraction of the cost of a private attorney. SLS has several attorneys on staff who can help students make sense of their legal situations, explain their options and/or help them prevent their legal issues from getting out of control.
As a student or prospective student at CU-Boulder, you have a right to certain information pertaining to financial aid programs, crime and safety, graduation rates, athletics, and other general information such as the costs associated with attending CU-Boulder. This information is available to you at www.colorado.edu/administration/righttoknow/list.html.
Join the ranks of over 1,000 CU-Boulder students who study abroad each year. Study abroad programs exist for all majors, including yours! Explore your major while abroad, and build skills for the job market. CU has many affordable study abroad programs, and financial aid applies. Scholarships are also available. CU Study Abroad has programs for all language levels, and there are programs in over 50 countries where you can study in English. studyabroad.colorado.edu | Center for Community S355 | 303-492-7741
Suicidal thoughts—your own or a friend’s—are cause for serious concern. Suicide is the second ranking cause of death for college-age students, and all warning signs must be taken seriously. A person who is suicidal often feels depressed, lonely, and isolated from friends and family. A change in sleep patterns, loss of interest in activities and friends, and changes in lifestyle are some additional indicators of suicidal tendencies. If you find yourself or a friend exhibiting these behaviors, seek help immediately!
In the event of an emergency, you may use any public pay telephone toll free to reach help. Dial the 9-1-1 emergency number or 0 to reach the operator. Dialing 9-1-1 from campus telephones connects you with the campus police.
Testing Services, under the umbrella of Career Services, administers academic, admission, and exemption tests. These include national tests such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL-iBT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), PRAXIS Series exams for prospective teachers, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and bACT-Residual. CU-Boulder institutional tests available include Core Curriculum Exemption tests in geography, upper-division written communication, QRMS, and 56 foreign languages.
Buses. You don't need to park it—and all you need is your Buff OneCard to ride for free! Most buses run every 10 to 15 minutes during peak hours on weekdays and weekends, but schedules do vary.
Voted CU’s and Boulder’s Best Hangout, the UMC is visited by more than 12,000 people every day who come to grab a bite to eat, enjoy free entertainment, catch some sun by the fountain or on the rooftop, shop the retail stores, study, check email, bowl, play pool, and take care of banking, printing, and mailing. With a wide variety of student services and dozens of student group offices in the building, the UMC is an exciting center for community interaction and activism. At the UMC, diversity is celebrated through food, dance, art, music, and the free exchange of ideas.
The Office of Veterans Services serves the needs of student veterans on campus as well as military members attending CU. The office provides “one-stop shopping” for counseling and program information and supplements other campus units by placing special emphasis on the recruitment and retention of veterans at CU-Boulder.