CU-Boulder is committed to excellence in all aspects of personal and academic life. Alcohol abuse and misuse is a significant impediment to achieving this excellence. Therefore, CU-Boulder permits only responsible, legal consumption of alcohol. The university complies with all federal, state, and local laws concerning alcohol and illegal drugs. As a CU-Boulder student, you are responsible for acquainting yourself with the laws and university policies regarding alcohol and illegal drugs.
The CU Book Store is proudly owned and operated by CU-Boulder. Conveniently located on campus in the University Memorial Center, the CU Book Store offers used, rental, digital, and new textbooks, year-round textbook sellback, CU clothing and gifts, school supplies, computer hardware and software at educational prices, grab-and-go snacks and convenience items, and magazines and general books. www.cubookstore.com | UMC ground level | 303-492-6411 (or toll free: 800-255-9168)
Career Services is a great place to get help with planning your career, finding an internship, and getting a job or going to graduate school. The Career Services fee you pay with your tuition covers almost everything—access to online internship and postgraduate job opportunities, admission to career and internship fairs, on-campus interviewing, employer and job-search skills presentations, professional career counseling, résumé critiques, and résumé referrals.
The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) is a resource to students in providing advocacy, advising, support, and mentoring services aimed at increasing community, persistence, and empowerment of all students, using a particular lens of multiculturalism and social justice. A few of the programs offered by CMA are the Peer Mentor Program, First Generation Scholars Program, Diversity Awareness Trainings, White Ally Program, and Exploring Diversity Through Film Series.
The Children’s Center (303-492-6185) serves the children of university residents, students, staff and faculty. Additionally, CU-Boulder Human Resources provides employees with access to Sittercity, an online platform that connects employees to pre-screened babysitters, nannies, elder care providers, tutors, pet care providers and housekeeping services.
Hazardous storms and other emergencies occasionally force the campus to close. Closures for emergencies that occur at night normally are announced by 6:00 a.m. Daytime closures or evacuations are announced as decisions are made. Information on the nature of the emergency and any necessary instructions will be posted on the main CU-Boulder website and sent via campus text alerts. www.colorado.edu | 303-492-4636
See Ombuds Office.
Counseling and Psychological Services offers counseling programs and activities for all CU-Boulder students. All contacts are confidential. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. In the event of an emergency during working hours, you may call our main number and press "2" for immediate professional assistance. counseling.colorado.edu | Center for Community S440 | 303-492-6766
From time to time, we all have difficulties with our personal relationships, social life, classes, or finances. As a result, we may feel depressed or anxious without being able to link these feelings to a single problem. Other crises arise when we are victims of physical assault, harassment, or discrimination; have a serious substance abuse problem; or feel violent or suicidal. If you find yourself in a crisis, don’t hesitate to call the Office of Victim Assistance at 303-492-8855 for free and confidential assistance. cuvictimassistance.com
Any CU-Boulder student, staff, or faculty member may receive a free safe escort by vehicle to or from campus and throughout Boulder city limits. CU NightRide is based out of the UMC at the reception desk on the second floor. Campus escorts are provided by a micro-minivan and are usually available within five minutes. Rides are available by heading to the CU NightRide dispatch desk in the UMC or from any location by calling 303-492-SAFE (7233). umc.colorado.edu/cunightride | 303-492-SAFE (7233)