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Becoming a Forever Buff

Bummed about graduating and leaving The Herd? Don't worry! When you graduate, you're automatically a Forever Buff - part of a community more than 270,000 CU Boulder alumni!

Whether you are looking to attend a Rockies game with other Denver-area young alumni, want to join your fellow Forever Buffs for a watch party in New York City, plan to tour California’s wine country or want to connect with an alumni-specific career counselor, we’ve got something for every CU young alum! And the best part is, with the Alumni Association’s Forever Buffs initiative, you'll never have to pay membership dues!

Want to be even more involved? Join our CU Young Alumni chapter or find your local Chapter or Club if you leave Colorado. We can help with your job search too, just check out our free Career Services programs. And, don't forget to update your information with us so you'll receive the award-winning Coloradan alumni magazine.


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Buffalo Legacy

When a family makes it a tradition to attend CU Boulder, it's something to celebrate. The Alumni Association's Buffalo Legacy program honors students, parents and grandparents who share the bond of being Buffs.

Buffalo Legacy Cord

Graduating legacy students receive a free cord to wear during commencement to celebrate their family’s commitment to CU Boulder. Cord pick-up will be available at the Koenig Alumni Center.

Register here for your legacy cord!

Buffalo Legacy Scholarships

Each year the Alumni Association awards scholarships to incoming freshmen and continuing students that meet the legacy requirement of having a parent or grandparent that also attended CU Boulder. You can learn more and apply for the scholarship online.

Buffalo Legacy Events

Throughout the year, the Alumni Association hosts special events for Buffalo Legacy students and their families. Stay tuned for information about our next event.

Thank You!

And of course, the Alumni Association thanks you for sending your student to CU Boulder as continuing your legacy is the greatest gift an alum can give the university.

For more information about the Buffalo Legacy program please contact Brennan Jones.


About CUYA:cu boulder young alumni having fun watching a game

The CU Young Alumni chapter fosters an environment that continues to promote the CU experience and have a great time while doing it. We host several events per month in the Denver area, so whether you’re interested in connecting with old friends, making new ones, professionally networking or just looking to have some fun, we definitely have an event for you. CUYA is growing rapidly so make sure you’re not missing out!

See CUYA's upcoming events


About Chapters and Clubs:

cu boulder alumni foreverbuffs homecoming football game 2017Celebrate your Forever Buffs pride as alumni by connecting with our alumni chapters and clubs across the country. The Alumni Association has more than 40 chapters and clubs, all intended to bring the CU Boulder experience closer to you.

Local chapters host a variety of events including CU watch parties at the best local venues. As an alum, get involved by recruiting top students in your area or participating in volunteer opportunities with other Buffs. 

If you are moving to a new area, make sure to look up your local chapter for advice on anything from where to live to the greatest local coffee.

Learn more about Chapters and Clubs


About Career Services

A student at Career Services getting help update their resumeLet us help you in your career! The Alumni Association has partnered with CU Career Services to offer you a multitude of alumni resources, including job search and networking strategies, résumé and cover letter samples, interviewing tools and much more.

We have events, workshops and webinars designed to meet your needs and many of them are completely free! New grads get unlimited career counseling sessions with our staff in their first year out of school at no cost!

See Career Services upcoming events