Although CU-Boulder is a very safe place, unfortunate things can happen. Make smart choices regarding your personal safety and educate yourself so you can safely enjoy the natural environment of Boulder and the surrounding foothills and mountains.
CU-Boulder’s newest residence hall, Kittredge Central, is welcoming students this week for the first time, 53 of whom are engineering students and will be immersed in Spanish through the building’s new Residential Academic Program, or RAP. Also, the nearby Kittredge West residence hall is reopening this week after renovations. Both buildings comprise a number of “green” features to improve water and energy efficiency and to reduce the campus’s carbon footprint.
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.
The free events give new students a chance to get acquainted with each other, the campus and surrounding community before classes start on Aug. 26. The activities are scheduled in addition to orientation sessions that cover the details of class registration, policies and student services at each college.
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.
Last Wednesday, the Sherry Kenyon RA Fire Academy trained more than 200 CU-Boulder student leaders in fire safety. Participants learned how to use fire extinguishers, met with Boulder firefighters and experienced a “simulation” smoke-filled hallway. These student leaders will use their training to help educate our 6,500 residents living on campus. The academy is a 12-year collaboration between Housing & Dining Services and the Boulder Fire Department.
The CU Women's Ultimate Frisbee team is looking for new recruits! Whether you have played ultimate Frisbee before or are looking to try out a new sport, come check out the informational meeting. It’s a great way to play competitively, get in shape, meet new friends and have fun.