Education, Teaching & Research


The University of Colorado at Boulder has a legal and moral obligation to accommodate all students who must be absent from classes or miss scheduled exams in order to observe religious holidays; we must be careful not to inhibit or penalize these students for exercising their rights to religious observance.

System and Boulder Campus policies exist for the approval and creation of new Centers, Bureaus and Laboratories. See and These policies state that these units may be authorized by the Chancellor for an initial term of up to five years, and that renewals may be requested for up to seven years.


An Honor Code establishes a fundamental social contract within which the University community agrees to live. This contract relies on the conviction that the personal and academic integrity of each individual member strengthens and improves the quality of life for the entire community. The Honor Code is vital to the Building Community Campaign, which is striving to develop a welcoming and supportive climate in which all people are respected and free to express differing ideals and opinions. A sense of mutual trust is critical to achieving such a community.

The University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) values its employees and students and recognizes the importance that families fulfill in the lives of employees and students. These guidelines address and outline the circumstances under which it is appropriate to bring non-student, minor children to the workplace or classroom. The guidelines are intended to foster respect for the needs of all parties impacted by the presence of non-student, minor children on the campus, in the workplace, or in the classroom.

It is the policy of the University of Colorado Boulder to adhere to the final examination schedule as published in the Registration Handbook and Schedule of Courses each semester. While it may be appropriate not to give a final in some cases, such as laboratory courses, seminars, and colloquia, final examinations are integral parts of the instructional program and should be given in all other undergraduate courses. Unless notified otherwise in writing during the first week of classes, students should assume that an examination will be given.


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