At the close of the 2013 spring semester, University of Colorado Boulder campus leadership began deliberations regarding changes to the academic calendar, with the goal of reinstating reading days before fall and spring final exams. The request for the return of this study period was launched by our student government (CUSG) and endorsed by the campus faculty assembly (BFA).
In response to our student’s concerns regarding the quick transition from the instructional period to the final exam period, beginning with Fall 2014 (next calendar year) final exams will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday evening and continue through 10 p.m. Thursday evening. This will become the ongoing pattern for final exams, and will continue for both fall and spring terms. Students will have a minimum 47-hour period between the end of classes at 5 p.m. on the previous Friday and the first final exam.
The change in the final exam calendar also requires changes to the Boulder campus commencement schedule. Also starting in fall 2014, the Friday after the final exam period will be open for the full day so that that our colleges, schools and departments can schedule individual recognition ceremonies. After the Friday recognition ceremonies, the campus-wide Commencement will be held on Saturday morning. The first Saturday Commencement for the University of Colorado Boulder will be on Dec. 20, 2014. Read more >>
If you have flood-damaged CU Library items please bring them to the Norlin Library circulation desk as soon as possible. We may be able to salvage damaged items, but don’t wait until it’s too late. Even if items have been destroyed and discarded or washed away, please contact Norlin Library Circulation as soon as possible: email@example.com or 303-492-7477 or stop by in person.
Anyone evacuated or unable to return to their home, their business or to the Boulder campus because of travel restrictions will not be fined for overdue items.
We realize this has been, and will continue to be, a time of extra stress and logistical challenges for our campus community. As we are concerned about the impacts of the flooding on each member of our campus and surrounding community, we will work to address your needs so that you can re-enter the academic community.
We have compiled information and links to policies and resources related to flood relief, counseling and ongoing CU-Boulder operations at http://www.colorado.edu/2013flood.
On Saturday afternoon, Folsom Field was quiet. But high above the empty grass, in the stadium’s club level, hundreds of flood-weary families gathered for a meal served by CU-Boulder’s student athletes.
Saturday’s football game between the University of Colorado and Fresno State has been postponed, university officials decided Friday morning. After careful consideration, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has decided that the university will not hold a football game on Saturday, Sept. 14, and that school officials will discuss a possible make-up date for the game.
Despite a break in the weather, emergency officials are reminding people that flooded areas remain hazardous and that tubing and kayaking are not legal during a declared emergency.
Boulder County Public Health is urging people to stay out of all floodwaters, even in areas where the water appears to be calm. The water may be contaminated with bacteria and sewage and hidden debris under the surface could be dangerous.
The nationally recognized excellence of the University of Colorado’s campuses and undergraduate programs is again highlighted in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, the 2014 edition of which was released today.
This fall, the University of Colorado Boulder is again hosting a large class of National Science Foundation fellows. Twenty-six new graduate researchers have received NSF fellowships, bringing the total number of NSF fellows on campus to 101, a new record for CU-Boulder.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is one of the most prestigious awards available for student researchers in the country. This year CU-Boulder was among the top 20 universities enrolling NSF fellows.