Students Features Archive

Getting started at CU-Boulder

Don’t be shy. I think a lot of new students are afraid to ask questions. They really don’t want to look unknowledgeable about campus, but it’s really okay to ask.

If you’re a new member of our campus community (or you just haven’t been paying enough attention), here’s a checklist that will help you get started on a great semester.

Questions? Resolving Door has answers

Ever wonder where the least expensive place is to study abroad?  Or what the CU student government really does? Or where the quiet study spots are on campus? If you find yourself asking questions like these, the Resolving Door website holds the answers.

Housing & Dining Services

As part of the Division of Student Affairs, Housing & Dining Services is committed to providing an engaging and inclusive on-campus living and learning environment for undergraduate (first year and beyond) and graduate students.

Make it a break: tips to get your break on!

The promise of spring break is what gets us college students through the mountain of assignments, meetings, projects and exams. Now is the time to start thinking about ways to make your spring break a genuine break. Whether you’re working, traveling, volunteering, catching up on school assignments, or relaxing here in Boulder, now is a great opportunity to plan what you’ll do to make sure this break is just that, a break.

Surviving finals

It’s that time of year again: Norlin Library is getting more visitors than usual, and Laughing Goat baristas are filling the bean hoppers twice as fast; finals season is in full effect. Spring semester is wrapping up, and CU-Boulder students are starting to feel anxious as they prepare for a week of stress and exams. To help ease into finals week, fellow Buffs have offered the following tips.


You can play a vital part in helping to ensure the Boulder campus is a safe place to live and work.

Take a moment to read this section, and please help us by knowing and following the university's safety policies and procedures. This information is provided to you as part of the University of Colorado at Boulder's commitment to safety and security on campus and is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act of 1990 as amended.

CU webapp makes meeting people easy

Developed at CU-Boulder, new mobile social network lets users view Facebook profiles on their iPhone or iPod Touch

You know how it is. You see someone interesting in class or a coffee shop or walking across campus and wonder, “Who’s that?”—but you’re reluctant to talk to someone you don’t know. It wouldn’t be so intimidating to strike up a conversation if you knew something about the person. The hoozat web application makes it easy to meet people and make friends.

Great places to study

Because that’s why we came to college, right? With midterms fully underway and finals lingering in the distance, there’s one thing we all need to be doing, and that is studying. Where we choose to study—the atmosphere, seating arrangement, noise level, location, food or drink readily available—these aspects and so many more all matter when we choose where to settle and crack open the books. After a few years of experience, here’s some upperclassmen advice about some of the best places to study.

Programs for every major

Thousands of students graduate from CU every year, with many of them carrying identical diplomas. Any degree from this school is great—but it’s the students who seek out opportunities outside of the classroom who have the upper hand in the competitive job market. Here are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you here at CU. Taking advantage of any of these programs will not only give you an edge; it will also enhance your education and expand your knowledge and skill set.


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