August 15, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Week of Welcome to feature convocation, music fest and more

Dozens of activities await new CU-Boulder students starting Aug. 22, including a welcome convocation, a Folsom Field pep rally and a “Global Jam” international food and music fest.

Fall residence hall move-in parking and traffic impacts

Fall residence hall move-in will begin the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 20 and will continue through Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. 

We ask that faculty, staff, and student permit holders on campus honor requests from Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) to temporarily relocate during this time. Traffic on campus may be congested. Consider using alternative methods of transportation to get to campus like bussing, biking, or carpooling. We also ask that vendors avoid deliveries on Tuesday/Thursday of this week; large vehicles will be denied access during peak move-in times.

Students conduct alpine fieldwork on the effects of climate change and air pollution

Perched on a mountain ridge at 10,000 feet, University of Colorado Boulder senior Taylor Stratton watches pikas scurrying among boulders and rocky debris. Lower down the wind-swept ridge Brian Shreve collects soil and plant samples in one of the 20 marked-off plots that dot the slope. 

This summer the two students have been working in the alpine environment of the Colorado Rocky Mountains 26 miles west of Boulder. They are part of the 20 other undergraduates and 30 or so researchers and graduate students who are conducting research at the CU-Boulder Mountain Research Station, an interdisciplinary facility of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks at CU Law School

A standing-room-only crowd in the Wolf Law Building’s Wittemyer Courtroom and nearly 100 others in an overflow room gathered yesterday as EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Colorado Sen. Mark Udall discussed President Obama’s Climate Action Plan at the CU Law School.

Colorado Mesa University-CU-Boulder partnership program receives accreditation

The University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction today announced the successful accreditation of their partnership program by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Community Notes


Transit impacted by 18th and Colorado construction

Transit routes (209, J, Stampede, and the HOP) that are currently detoured due to construction at 18th & Colorado Avenue will resume normal service once the road has reopened. To assure that you are getting the most up-to-date transit impacts information, be sure to sign-up for RTD Rider Alerts. Rider Alerts send email notifications to riders which pertain to specific routes.

RTD bus

Fall RTD schedule changes impacting campus

RTD’s fall schedule changes will begin Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. To determine if your regularly ridden route will be impacted, you can visit RTD’s service changes website. Routes impacted include the 209 and the Stampede.

Get Involved/Stay 'In the Mix'

CU-Boulder has hundreds of on-campus activities you can take part in, including more than 300 academic, political, social, religious and recreational organizations and clubs. For details on how to get involved in student activities, clubs and organizations visit the Student Involvement page. To keep tabs on what's happening on campus, visit In the Mix.

Research participants ages 12-21 needed: $25 for short interview

The Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program at CU-Boulder is seeking research participants ages 12-21. ADAPT is a place for young people ages 12-21 who are worried about experiencing unusual thoughts, suspiciousness or paranoia, or seeing or hearing things that are not there.

Earn $25 for participating in a short screening interview.

CU-Boulder No Smoking Policy effective Aug. 19

Campus Events

More Events »

Buff Bulletin Board

More Buff Bulletins »

In the News

Westbound Arapahoe Ave. to reopen between Folsom and 15th streets on Saturday, Aug. 17

On Saturday, Aug. 17, westbound Arapahoe Avenue is scheduled to reopen, providing traffic flow in both directions between Folsom and 15th streets. On Monday, Aug. 19, the JUMP bus route is scheduled to return to Arapahoe Avenue (in both directions), with temporary bus stop closures.

This second phase of construction, with both directions of traffic open, will remain in effect through mid-May 2014. During off-peak daytime hours (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), sections of Arapahoe Avenue will be narrowed to one lane of alternating traffic.

Learn more at the City of Boulder website.