Be Connected

Email: dcforeverbuffs@colorado.edu
Chapter Liaison: Maggie Selinske (Maggie.Selinske@colorado.edu)

The Alumni Association has more than 40 chapters, all volunteer-run, which bring the CU Boulder experience close to home no matter where home is. Our non-dues paying local volunteer organizations host a variety of events from family-friendly outings to Buffs watch parties at the best venues. 

To make it all work, we need dedicated CU Boulder alumni who bleed black and gold to take on volunteer leadership positions. That's where you come in! Are you interested in taking on a leadership position with Forever Buffs D.C.? Email us!

Our chapters are open to all alumni! There is never a membership fee or registration required. Are you not getting volunteer communications? Be sure your contact information is up-to-date with the Alumni Association: update your contact information here.

Event Calendar

Chapter Leader: Tara Cugelman-McMahon
Chapter Vice President: Christina Goodall
Past President: Landon Mock
Social Event Coordinator: Morgan Heczko
Watch Party Coordinator: Tara Cugelman-McMahon
Sports Chair: Vacant
Social Media Coordinator: Vacant
Football: Morgan Heczko and Tommy Moehlman
Softball: Landon Mock and Tommy Moehlman
Pac-12 Representative: Vacant
Capital Alumni Network Representative​: Vacant

Let the East Coast know you love the University of Colorado with a CU-themed Maryland license plate ... and help a student at the same time! It's easy with our license plate program.

md plateSimple step-by-step process to obtain your CU license plate in Maryland:

  1. Make a $50 donation to the Forever Buffs Washington D.C. scholarship fund. This fund helps students in the D.C. area attend CU-Boulder.
  2. Once the CU-Boulder Alumni Association receives confirmation of your donation, we will send you an application form for the Maryland DMV along with a letter confirming your donation.
  3. Fill out the application form for your CU license plates.
  4. Take the completed application form and the letter confirming your scholarship donation to the your local DMV to complete your registration and purchase of CU license plates in Maryland!

Whether you are trying to find your first job out of college, are looking for a new position after many years, or just want to polish your résumé, our chapter’s career resources page aims to assist you with your career development in the nation’s capital:

University of Colorado Career Services

CU’s Career Services office offers a bevy of resources for alumni, including, but not limited to online career-related webinars and teleclasses, career counseling, and tips for résumés, cover letters, and interviews.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great tool for advertising your work experience and skills, managing professional contacts, and learning about potential job opportunities. Be sure to join the University of Colorado Boulder Alumni LinkedIn group page on LinkedIn, which features a wealth of general career advice and discussions, as well as our Forever Buffs Washington D.C. LinkedIn group page for local news and connections.

USAJobs

If you are searching for a job in the federal government, USAJobs is the official website for listing job opportunities with federal agencies. Additionally, the USAJobs Resource Center provides information on types of federal employment, employment eligibility, and tips for applicants. Are you still in school or did you graduate within the last two years? Learn about internships, fellowships, and special hiring opportunities through the Pathways program for students and recent grads.

Job Boards

For non-federal positions, there are several job boards, such as IndeedMonster, CareerBuilder, and SimplyHired, which allow you to create an account, post your résumé, and search for available positions. If you are looking specifically for non-profit jobs, check out Idealist, which has an extensive list of available non-profit positions.

Veterans Career Resources

For veterans seeking employment, MilitaryFriendly.com maintains a list of employers that are leaders in opportunities for military service members and spouses. Maryland’s Department of Labor also has a tool that will crosswalk your Military Occupation Specialty code to federal jobs that require similar skills or experience.

D.C. Buffs shirts are available at our events or via email. Proceeds from t-shirt sales go towards our alumni chapter. These sales help fund future events and our scholarship program for CU students from the D.C. area.

flag shirtD.C. Flag Shirt

The back of the shirt says “D.C. Buffs – The Capitol Herd.”

This design is available in:

  • Black Women’s V-Neck T-shirt ($20)
  • Black Men’s Crew Neck T-shirt ($20)

Flatirons/Skyline Shirt

The back of the shirt features the Flatirons over the D.C. skyline.

This design is available in:

  • Gold crew neck t-shirt ($15)

Forever Buffs D.C. Flag Football

Ever wanted to represent CU on the gridiron? If so, read on for more information on our co-ed alumni flag football team.

Each fall, the Capital Alumni Network (CAN) sponsors a competitive co-ed flag football league comprised of around 60 university alumni teams. 2019 will be the D.C. Buffs’ 18th year in the league. Our primary purpose for participating is to have fun, but we also like to win, and we do quite a bit of it (2006 league champions, 2 final fours, and three elite eights since).

The season starts in September and runs through November. The league tournament is in December. Most games are played on Saturday morning or early afternoon. There are 10 regular season games total. The league consists of alumni teams from over two dozen schools. If you are interested in playing, or would like more information on the team, please send an email to dcforeverbuffs@colorado.edu.

Joining the team is a great opportunity to network and to meet alumni from other schools, as well as from CU! We hope to see you on the field!

Softball - Spring/Summer

Email dcbuffs@coloradoalum.org to sign up.

Every year, the Capital Alumni Network sponsors a co-ed softball league. Weekly games are played generally on Thursday or Friday evenings on the National Mall near the Washington Monument. There are also occasionally Saturday morning games near Greenbelt, Maryland. The season runs from mid-April to early August, and the per player fee for the season is typically $30.

The league tournament is held over two weekends in August for a separate fee, and includes all-you-can-drink beer and all-you-can-eat food. You must play at least 5 regular season games to be eligible for the tournament.

The league consists of alumni teams from more than 60 teams. It is a fun, very social league, and it features frequent post-game happy hours. It is a great opportunity to network and to meet alumni from other schools, as well as CU.

Soccer - Spring/Summer

Every year the Capital Alumni Network sponsors a co-ed alumni soccer league. The regular season runs from early April through mid-June, with playoffs in late June. Our team plays in the 7×7 team division, and games are played on Sundays in Alexandria at T. C. Williams High School on a turf field. It is a great way to meet other alums! Email dcbuffs@coloradoalum.org to sign up for
the 2019 season.

There are many ways in which you can give back to CU. Below are just a few options for ways to support our chapter and the university:

Forever Buffs Washington D.C. Alumni Scholarship Fund

Our alumni chapter scholarship provides a one-time scholarship for a CU student from the D.C. area. To contribute to this fund, please click here.

CU in D.C. Program and Scholarship Funds

The CU in D.C. Internship program provides a means for current CU students to complete their coursework while gaining experience in a professional internship in Washington, D.C. For more information on the program, click here. To contribute to the program fund, click here. To contribute to their scholarship fund, click here.

CU Athletics

The Buff Club provides private support for all CU Athletics programs and endeavors. Please visit their website for more information on the Buff Club and to donate.

For a full list of giving opportunities at the University of Colorado, please visit cufund.org.

Volunteer

Financial donations are not the only way you can support CU and our alumni chapter. If you are interested in assisting with chapter operations in any way, please contact us.

Internships

The CU in D.C. Internship Program is always looking for new places for their students to gain experience. If you can offer an internship or have internship contacts/know about internship possiblities, please contact Vicki Hunter.

Donate/Scholarships 
Help support Washington D.C. area students attend CU.