Optional New Student Welcome Days

Welcome to the University

Optional New Student Welcome Days are one-day programs you can choose as an additional part of your New Student Welcome Experience. While these days are optional for all incoming students, we encourage new freshmen and transfer students to join us on campus to connect with academic advisors, faculty, student organizations and the departments that will support you and your family as new members of our community. There is no cost to attend the day program and each student may bring one guest. 

The goals of our optional New Student Welcome Days are to introduce you to academic resources and opportunities to support your academic endeavors, engage you with campus history and introduce you to your fellow incoming students and families, and connect you with the campus-wide resources that will support your health, belonging and well-being during your CU Boulder journey. Review the agenda.

Summer 2016 Welcome Days
Monday, June 27
Friday, July 8
Friday, July 22
Friday, July 29

To ensure that guests have a good experience, New Student Welcome Day space is limited. There is no cost for students to attend and each student may bring one guest. Please register early to ensure your space. Walk-in space is not guaranteed.

To register for an event, students must log in to their MyCUBoulder account. After you have logged in, click the ‘Visit CU’ tab, then click on ‘Register for an Event.’

Following registration, an email confirmation will be sent to the student’s email address, closer to the event, an email with more information about where to park, location and directions.

Make Your Welcome Day Reservation

First things first: students must have a MyCUBoulder account to register. If you forgot your username or password, you may reset them.

Parents can register for a visit by calling (303) 492-4431.

Log in to MyCUBoulder and follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the "Visit CU" tab in your MyCUBoulder account.
  2. Click the "Register for an Event" button in the upper left corner of the page.
  3. A pop-up window with a calendar will appear. Select the date of the visit program you are registering for, then select the program you want from the options that appear below the calendar and click "Next>>".
  4. You will then be taken to the Campus Event Registration form. Follow the form instructions to complete and submit your registration. Each student may bring one guest.
  5. Your registration is complete! You should receive an email the following day confirming your visit and providing you with any additional details to help you prepare. If you have any issues, feel free to email us at welcome@colorado.edu or call 303-492-4431.


The city of Boulder has a lot to see and do. You just might decide to stay awhile! While you are in Boulder, you have a number of wonderful accommodation choices - with both on and off campus options.

On-campus Accommodations

New Student Welcome Day guests may find it convenient to take advantage of an optional overnight in a university residence hall. On-campus overnight accommodations are available to students and their families or guests the night before and/or the night of the program. On-campus accommodations will be available in Williams Village North residence hall, located on the Williams Village campus.  Available options include a single room (individual) or double room (shared). Attendees who select a double room will have an opportunity to indicate a roommate preference; otherwise, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned. 

All rooms are furnished with an extra-long twin bed and will have a provided linen package which includes one set of non-fitted sheets, two towels, one washcloth, pillow, pillowcase, blanket and bedspread. While there is no housekeeping service in individual guest rooms during your stay, housekeeping services is provided daily in restrooms and public areas. All rooms are air conditioned and bathrooms are community style by gender. All campus facilities are non-smoking, including on-campus housing.

Overnight parking permits will be available for purchase upon arrival at Williams Village North residence hall. Transportation is being arranged for travel to Central Campus for the New Student Welcome Day program.

To make a reservation, please select your Welcome Day date:  
June 27       July 8             July 22         July 29

For more information about overnight on-campus accommodations, please contact CU Conference Services by phone at 303-492-5151 or by email at conferences@colorado.edu.

Off-Campus Accommodations

You may choose to stay at one of the many wonderful hotels in the Boulder area. For more information, visit bouldercoloradousa.com/hotels

Stay connected with the CU Boulder Guidebook mobile app! On the app, you will find a customizable schedule for the day, parking and arrival information, resources, Boulder tips and more.

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