FIRST (Faculty-in-Residence Summer Term) is an exclusive program that brings some of the best and brightest faculty to CU from national and international universities to challenge your mindset and broaden your perspective.

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  • Online Courses

    Get even more out of Summer Session. Engage with your instructors and classmates in innovative ways, such as discussion groups, message boards, and video lectures.

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  • Featured Courses

    Selected through a rigorous process and uniquely created for each Summer Session, courses range from first time courses and summer-only offerings to innovative teaching approaches.

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  • Maymester

    Accelerate your academic career with the intensive, single-course focus of Maymester. You'll be immersed into an interactive environment where you can complete a core or major requirement in just three weeks.

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Welcome to Summer in Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder offers you the opportunities to earn academic credit, satisfy your curiosity, meet major or minor requirements, and be part of our summer community. Many of CU's most popular and sought-after courses are offered in Summer Session.

Summer 2014 Schedule

Term M (Maymester): May 12-30
Term A: June 2 - July 3
Term B: July 8 - August 8
Term C: June 2 - July 25
Term D: June 2 - August 8

News & Updates

Summer Session Welcomes International Students. More Details >

Enhancing University Summer Session Programs: The Role and Effect of Visiting Faculty Download assessment of the FIRST program >

Request a Catalog

Request a copy of the 2014 catalog and see all the offerings including Maymester, FIRST, and online courses. Request your copy today >