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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  • Augmester

    Segue into your fall studies with some of the most popular summer offerings. Gain knowledge and momentum by concentrating on an Augmester course.

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  • CU South Denver

    This summer your campus can be close to home. Earn credit toward your CU-Boulder degree by enrolling in courses held at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver.

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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 2015 Schedule

Term M (Maymester): May 11 -29
Term A: June 1 - July 2
Term B: July 7 - August 7
Term C: June 1 - July 24
Term D: June 1 - August 7
Augmester (new in 2015): August 3 - 20

News & Updates

CU-Boulder courses now offered at CU South Denver facility. Learn More >

CU-Boulder Faculty Invited to Apply for Grants to Teach Summer Courses. View the Summer 2016 Call for Proposals for FIRST, Instructional Grants, or Online Courses

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

New Initiatives on the Horizon for Summer Session 2015. More Details >

Request a Catalog

Request to be placed on the mailing list for the 2015 catalog and see all the offerings including Maymester, Augmester, FIRST, and online courses. Request your copy today >