Day 13 - August 15, 2017

Boulder sky and sunThe countdown continues and there are only 13 days left! Soon you will be here in Boulder, Colorado, enjoying the end of August!





Day 14 - August 14, 2017

Celebration - Students in standsBuffs, there are just two weeks until classes start! As you start getting ready to arrive in Boulder, check out the Fall Welcome schedule for a list of fun things to do when you get here.





Day 15 - August 13, 2017

transportationIf you haven't purchased your parking permit online, tomorrow is the last day to do so. After August 14, you must go to the Parking Services Business Office (1050 Regent Drive) to purchase your permit.




Day 16 - August 12, 2017

Ralphie runningThere are 16 days until classes start and 20 days until the start of football season! Ralphie has always been a female bison because of their size and temperament. Males can be almost twice the size. Ralphie and her Handlers can reach speeds of 25 miles per hour when they run out on Folsom Field.




Day 17 - August 11, 2017

Jake JLAll students get ready to start classes in their own way at CU Boulder. Here's what Jake did. "So this is going to sound really nerdy, but I went to an engineering camp prior coming to school. I also went on a lot of trips to Target, that's what I did to prepare."




Day 18 - August 10, 2017

CU Boulder - CampusThere are still 18 days left until the first day of classes, but let’s brush up on our CU Boulder history: 

  • Koenig Alumni Center was the home of CU Presidents from 1884 until 1963. A fence kept out the cattle from the pasture across the street. 
  • Macky Auditorium is one-of-a-kind as it incorporates five different structures in its design; the Palazzo Vecchio (Florence, Italy), King’s Chapel (Cambridge, England), the Magdalen Tower (Oxford, England), the Princeton University campus and a church on lower Broadway in New York City. 
  • The Yellow Jackets, Frontiersmen, and the Silver and Gold were nicknames used before CU Boulder became the Buffaloes in 1934. 
  • Ralphie I first appeared as the mascot in 1966. She got her name from the sound she made when she ran. 
  • The Colorado Daily student newspaper started as the Silver & Gold with a first run of 800 copies on September 13, 1892. 
  • Trains stopped daily at the CU train station until the tracks were removed in 1932. 

Facts are brought to you Paul Chinowsky, Associate Vice-Provost for Student Success, who also teaches a First Year Seminar class.

Day 19 - August 9, 2017

ScholarshipsIt’s never too early to consider scholarship opportunities! The CU Boulder Scholarship application is available year-round, with the majority of scholarships being available from October 1 to February 15. 






Day 20 - August 8, 2017

EmilyHere are some helpful tips from Emily, a student at CU: "Go to office hours because they are super helpful. As well as go to all the fairs that are available. There is an Involvement Fair and all the clubs and groups are there, so I would definitely recommend that." 




Day 21 - August 7, 2017

MadisonA piece of advice from Madison, a current CU student: "It's really helpful if you do a walk through before classes start, go around campus to find where your classes are at so you aren't stressed out on the first day."





Day 22 - August 6, 2017

FYS quoteNew students - don't miss out on this opportunity to take a course designed for you that focuses on unique topics: find out more!




Day 23 - August 5, 2017

Bike on CU Boulder CampusThere are 23 days left until classes start and incoming students might be thinking about how they’ll get around campus and Boulder. Only 10% of students drive to campus. Everyone else bikes, rides the bus, walks, or skateboards to class. 

If you’re bringing a bike, you’ll want to register it first. Register your bike now!



Day 24 - August 4, 2017

Union StationThere are 24 days – that’s just 3 Fridays! – left until classes start. Check out some of the great spots to spend your weekends in the Denver and Boulder areas.





Day 25 - August 3, 2017

Residence hall pop quizPop quiz: Which of these is not a residence hall? 

A. Sewall
B. Libby
C. Eaton
D. Farrand



Day 26 - August 2, 2017

Old MainWith only 26 days until classes are back in session, we're showing the Class of 2021 around campus.

See the rest of campus here!






Day 27 - August 1, 2017

Welcome Fest 2017With only 27 days left until the start of classes we're excited to announce the 2017 Welcomefest lineup is here! Join University of Colorado Program Council August 26 at Farrand Field to see DRAMNonameVanic and MTNMEN for free with a vaild Buff OneCard. 






Day 28 - July 31, 2017

TDay 28 - Sports Passhe CU Sports Pass is best way to ensure students have a ticket to CU football games, including the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Right now students can get the CU Sports Pass for just $99 and be a part of one of the greatest traditions in college athletics. Buy your CU Sports Pass before August 1, when the price will go up to $125.




Day 29 - July 30, 2017

Day 29 - FYSNew students should definitely consider taking a First Year Seminar course.  These courses are designed for first year students and focus on unusual topics, such as ghosts, environmental literature, and morality.  Students can enroll in a First Year Seminar course during their enrollment window or open enrollment after August 25. View the full list of First Year Seminar courses.




Day 30 - July 29, 2017

Day 30 - CountdownThe countdown is on! Today marks just 30 days until classes start. Follow us for the next 30 days as we introduce the Class of 2021 to campus, share exciting facts and help you prepare for the fall semester.