August 20, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

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CU-Boulder goes smoke free on Aug. 19 implementation date

The newest phase of the campus No Smoking Policy went into effect today, with the campus officially transitioning to a smoke free environment with designated smoking locations.

Through the creation of a simple shelter, students gain new skills, community

A group of 15 CU-Boulder environmental design students took their skills from studio to field this summer for a client-based construction project in New Mexico.

CU-Boulder’s new and renovated residence halls showcase new academic program, sustainability

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.

Community Notes

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.

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.

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.

CU-Boulder student leaders receive fire safety training

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.

Interested in Ultimate Frisbee?

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.

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