Students Features Archive

CU-Boulder 2012 Orientation

Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder is one of the world's top universities, and we are glad you are joining our outstanding student body.

Orientation kicked off on June 14, and dates will vary depending on your college or school, whether you are a first-year or transfer student, and whether you are a Colorado resident or an out-of-state student.

Learn more about your college program, make your reservation, and prepare for orientation.


7 CU students win Fulbrights

Seven University of Colorado Boulder graduate students and alumni will go abroad in 2012-13 to pursue a variety of studies, research and teaching projects as grantees of the prestigious Fulbright program.

CU students to help NASA develop astronaut food

University of Colorado Boulder students and faculty have been selected to develop a remotely operable, robotic garden to support future astronauts in deep space.

The project is one of five university proposals selected to participate in the 2013 Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge led by NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation.

Learning and living sustainability

SEEDS and Sustainable by Design, CU’s two newest Residential Academic Programs, feature an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability and innovative problem-solving.   

CU graduate strives for career combining law and education

Just prior to entering the University of Michigan Law School, Wendy Chi taught in a Bay area under-resourced school. That experience motivated her to plan a career combining education and law, and brought her to CU-Boulder.

The most unique study spots on campus


We all have our favorite study spots. Some enjoy the comfort of their own rooms for serious studying, while others find the serenity of Norlin Library valuable when getting work done.  

On a campus as large as CU’s, there are bound to be spots as interesting and unique as the students they serve. Places where the environment can be so interesting and charming that you might find yourself paying more attention to your surroundings than your studies.

CU-Boulder/Harvard team wins $50,000 student competition

A revitalization project for downtown Houston combining residential, retail and entrepreneurial business elements won $50,000 in a national urban design competition for a joint student team from the University of Colorado Boulder and Harvard University.

Students, jobs and social media

With many employers using social media and conducting Google searches as part of their employee screening process, creating a positive and professional online presence can go a long way in helping students land a job out of school.

However, simply building a professional online appearance is not the only thing students should worry about. Minimizing a negative online presence can be just as important.

Minimizing a negative online presence

Rose Heaphy -- My trip to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M.

Even though the Buffs fell short of advancing to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 17 by losing to the Baylor Bears, as CU-Boulder student Rose Heaphy shows us, the Buffs were never short of fan support, even if that meant getting up in the wee hours of the morning and driving to Albuquerque, N.M.

CU students’ work makes it to the big screen

The work of a talented group of University of Colorado Boulder students and staff has made it to the big screen. The really big screen -- in fact, a more than 20-meter dome.


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