The Buff OneCard is your official CU-Boulder student ID to be used for your entire career at CU-Boulder. The card is required as official verification of eligibility for many student privileges, including access to residence hall buildings, the Student Recreation Center, all campus libraries, Wardenburg Health Center, dining halls, tickets for athletics events, free use of RTD buses, and more. If you lose your card or believe it has been stolen call 303-492-1212 immediately to have the card deactivated. This prevents others from using it.
Your student number is the most efficient way for the university to keep track of your records and distinguish you from other students who might have a similar name. Your student ID number is used for things such as getting a transcript, registering for classes, and applying for financial aid. Your student number is not considered directory information and is not released to the public. MyCUinfo.colorado.edu
As a student or prospective student at CU-Boulder, you have a right to certain information pertaining to financial aid programs, crime and safety, graduation rates, athletics, and other general information such as the costs associated with attending CU-Boulder. This information is available to you at www.colorado.edu/administration/righttoknow/list.html.
Join the ranks of over 1,000 CU-Boulder students who study abroad each year. Study abroad programs exist for all majors, including yours! Explore your major while abroad, and build skills for the job market. CU has many affordable study abroad programs, and financial aid applies. Scholarships are also available. CU Study Abroad has programs for all language levels, and there are programs in over 50 countries where you can study in English. studyabroad.colorado.edu | Center for Community S355 | 303-492-7741
In the event of an emergency, you may use any public pay telephone toll free to reach help. Dial the 9-1-1 emergency number or 0 to reach the operator. Dialing 9-1-1 from campus telephones connects you with the campus police.
Testing Services, under the umbrella of Career Services, administers academic, admission, and exemption tests. These include national tests such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL-iBT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), PRAXIS Series exams for prospective teachers, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and bACT-Residual. CU-Boulder institutional tests available include Core Curriculum Exemption tests in geography, upper-division written communication, QRMS, and 56 foreign languages.
Buses. You don't need to park it—and all you need is your Buff OneCard to ride for free! Most buses run every 10 to 15 minutes during peak hours on weekdays and weekends, but schedules do vary.
Want more out of classes?Consider getting a tutor or joining a study group. If you’re an on-campus resident, the Academic Support Assistance Program (ASAP) is dedicated to helping you achieve academic success. ASAP offers a variety of small group tutoring, study sessions, and other support to connect you with the academic resources available to you. housing.colorado.edu/resources-tips/tutoring
Voted CU’s and Boulder’s Best Hangout, the UMC is visited by more than 12,000 people every day who come to grab a bite to eat, enjoy free entertainment, catch some sun by the fountain or on the rooftop, shop the retail stores, study, check email, bowl, play pool, and take care of banking, printing, and mailing. With a wide variety of student services and dozens of student group offices in the building, the UMC is an exciting center for community interaction and activism. At the UMC, diversity is celebrated through food, dance, art, music, and the free exchange of ideas.