CU-Boulder encourages students to research various health plan options in order to make informed choices about health care. CU-Boulder has a mandatory policy that requires all students taking 1 or more credit hours to be covered by a health insurance plan. Students may elect coverage under their own insurance, through an employer, or through their parents; however, you will be automatically enrolled and billed by the university for the Student Gold Health Insurance Plan unless you select the Wardenburg Campus Care Plan or waive coverage by the semester deadline.
Technology will play an important role in your learning and research experiences during your time as a student at CU-Boulder. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is here to help you—enabling effective and innovative uses of information technology; and providing walk-in, online, and phone support.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomes over 1500 international students—from over 80 different countries—to CU-Boulder every year. If you are an international student, visit the website or stop by for help with visa questions or for suggestions (including English as a second language assistance and information on international student clubs) on how to get the most out of your stay in the United States. ISSS is a part of the Office of International Education. www.colorado.edu/oie | Center for Community S355
The University Libraries have the tools you need to create successful research papers and projects: personal research assistance, drop-in research workshops, access to writing help, and vast scholarly resources (online journal articles, books, and more). And don’t forget about the desktop computers, laptops available for checkout, group study rooms, 24/5 study space, and coffee shops. Take advantage of what the libraries have to offer! ucblibraries.colorado.edu
This office supports the 22,000 students who live off campus. It maintains contact information for several apartment complexes and property management companies in the area. Students can use Ralphie’s List, CU’s rental database, to search hundreds of available units, find roommates, and post sublets. In addition, an attorney is available for free lease reviews and general legal advice. offcampushousing.colorado.edu | UMC 313 | 303-492-7053
Students visit the Ombuds Office in C4C for a variety of reasons. Issues range from conflicts with roommates, to feelings of being treated unfairly by a professor or administrative office. We help students identify options for their CU-related problem or conflict, in confidence and at no cost. Call or stop by to make an appointment to see an ombuds for assistance. ombuds.colorado.edu | Center for Community N440 | 303-492-5077
New student orientation occurs each January and summer for entering first-year and transfer students. Depending on your college or school, a variety of programs and sessions are available. During orientation, students receive information about advising, registering for courses, taking advantage of campus resources, and making positive contributions to our diverse and dynamic community of CU-Boulder Buffs. orientation.colorado.edu
If you plan to park frequently on campus, consider buying a parking permit. A lot will be assigned according to your living arrangement. Permits must be purchased online or in person at Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) and a pick-up location is announced for each semester. Campus parking meters are intended for short-term use. Maps of campus lots may be picked up at PTS or viewed on their website. PTS offers many options for university vehicles, the Buff Bus shuttle, the faculty/staff Eco Pass, and car share programs.