The Conference on World Affairs, held each year during the second week of April, is the largest event in Boulder, attracting 92,000 students and visitors to over 200 sessions, all of which are free and open to the public. Roger Ebert, who was a participant for four decades, called it the “conference on everything conceivable,” as topics are hardly limited to international affairs.
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The CU Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Diversity (CU-LEAD) Alliance is a set of multidisciplinary academic neighborhoods whose students, faculty, and staff are united to promote diversity and educational excellence for students from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college students. Visit the CU-LEAD website for a complete listing of programs and opportunities. www.colorado.edu/odece/lead.html | Office of Diversity and Equity, 206 Regent Administrative Center | 303-735-1332
College exams come in many forms—hourly exams, take-home exams, oral exams, presentations of papers, projects, open-book exams, midterms, and traditional finals. Examination “blue books” are often required for writing essays. You can buy them at the CU Book Store, the Colorado Bookstore, the Norlin Library Copy Center, or at the cash registers in the Alferd Packer Grill during finals week. registrar.colorado.edu
Student may evaluate their instructors and courses using the Faculty Course Questionnaire, which is administered during the last two weeks of the fall and spring semesters. The results are published online and can help you choose your classes each term. www.colorado.edu/fcq
First-year students have many exciting new opportunities and face a number of potential challenges. Those who become involved in their university community, both inside and outside the classroom, typically perform at higher levels in both the academic and personal aspects of their lives. Connect with your peers, meet regularly with faculty members, or touch base with a resident advisor (RA) to find out about the many resources and experiences that the university has to offer. The choices you make in the first year have a huge impact on what kind of Buff you will be at CU and beyond.
Each instructor at CU-Boulder is responsible for determining course requirements and assigning grades on the basis of those requirements. Use MyCUinfo to access your grades at the end of each semester, as well as to find comprehensive information about related topics such as credit hours, grade point average, privacy of academic records, transcripts, course repetition, attendance verification, and more. MyCUinfo.colorado.edu
As the Rocky Mountain region’s only comprehensive public research university, CU-Boulder produces a large share of the master’s and doctoral degrees granted in the state of Colorado. Our graduate students play important roles in our teaching and research mission, benefitting from small, seminar-style classroom and laboratory settings and close interaction with our world-class faculty to make important contributions to our groundbreaking research and creative work. For specific information on programs of study, visit the Graduate School website.