All incoming first-year students are required to live in the on-campus residence halls their first two semesters. Residence halls are co-ed; however, most halls have single- gender floors. Most rooms are shared with one other student, and roommates are always of the same gender.
Numerous off-campus apartments and houses are available in and around Boulder. The CU-Boulder Off-Campus Student Services office maintains listings of rooms, houses, and apartments for rent in the Boulder community.
The campus offers a broad array of academic support options to students, including tutoring within the residence halls; specialized advising for majors and within special groups such as health sciences, high achievers, and for students who need help in certain areas; organized group study sessions; tutoring; a writing center for consultations; and individual consultation with faculty members.
The International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) office supports all international students at CU-Boulder by providing advice on immigration, employment, cross-cultural adaptation, academic policies, and campus resources. ISSS conducts an international student welcome session before the start of each semester and works with CU International, a student-run club, to organize a variety of social events during Welcome Week. ISSS also sponsors multiple programs and activities geared toward international students throughout the year, e.g., a weekly international coffee hour.
Career Services helps students in their professional develop- ment and job search processes. Services provided include career and internship fairs, career counseling, job and intern- ship listings, testing services, and job search coaching (resume/curriculum vitae writing, networking, interview preparation).
Wardenburg Health Center is the primary health care facility for CU-Boulder students located conveniently on campus. Services include primary care, psychological health, sports medicine, women’s health, and peer health education.
At the University of Colorado Boulder, preparing for a success- ful career begins at the undergraduate level. Undergraduate students can participate in ground-breaking research, have opportunities to present at conferences, and have their work published—giving them a significant advantage as they apply for jobs, graduate school, and prestigious fellowships.
Additionally, the career services office provides assistance in locating internships and other practical training opportunities to enhance job skills and career readiness.
CU-Boulder has state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities throughout the campus, including campus-wide wireless Internet access. The College of Engineering and Applied Science is home to two high-tech research and learning laboratories and 12 engineering research centers. The university library system includes a main library and five branch libraries.
Despite being a large university, CU-Boulder students enjoy an intimate and intensive education. Eighty-five percent of classes have 50 students or fewer and 51 percent have 20 students or fewer. The faculty are passionate teachers, and they encourage students to attend office hours for individualized attention.