May 10, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Chancellor's Corner: 2013 Spring Commencement address

Graduates, congratulations! Your hard work has brought you to this day. But your work is not done. In fact, it is only beginning. The University Seal you will soon see stamped on your diploma depicts a torch in the hands of youth with a Greek inscription that reads: “Let Your Light Shine.”

Long Bill approves merit, COLA increases for classified employees

On Monday, April 29, 2013 the Governor signed Senate Bill 13-230, commonly referred to as the FY 2013-2014 budget bill, or Long Bill. According to this bill,  classified employees are eligible for a 2% cost of living increase (COLA), a performance based merit increase (based on a 1.6% pool), and an additional increase if an employee’s new salary (after the COLA and merit increases are applied) falls below the new minimum salary for their job class.

Learn more about the Class of 2013: an in-depth series

The University of Colorado Boulder held its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, at Folsom Field. The ceremony honored candidates for 6,084 degrees, including 4,687 bachelor’s degrees, 903 master’s degrees, 171 law degrees and 494 doctoral degrees. Read more about the Class of 2013 >>

Community Notes

Campus traffic advisory: High school commencements

CU-Boulder will host several high school commencements during May. Public parking for event attendees will be available around Coors Events and Conference Center. Traffic congestion on campus roadways will begin approximately 2 hours prior to the beginning of a ceremony and lasts approximately 1 hour after the conclusion of each commencement.

Following is the schedule of high school commencements:

Student receives prestigious Boren Award

Lesile Dong has been awarded the prestigious Boren scholarship to study in China during the 2013-14 academic year. Dong, a double major in international affairs and Asian studies, will study Mandarin and international affairs at Peking University in Beijing.

IT Service Center in action

IT Service Center summer hours

The IT Service Center's hours will change starting Friday, May 10 in accordance with the switch to CU-Boulder campus summer hours. Walk-in hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the summer, call-in help will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday while Saturday and Sunday hours will remain 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Learn more about the IT Service Center and other walk-in support centers at

Summer scene at CU

Summer hours for the Boulder campus begin today

Summer hours for the Boulder campus are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., effective Friday, May 10, 2013 through Sunday, August 18, 2013. On Monday, August 19, 2013 the Boulder campus will return to its regular operating hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some departments maintain their own unique hours of operation. Please follow your department's schedule. For more about the campus schedule of holidays, visit