CU Study Buddies makes it possible for undergraduate students to sign up for small, self-organizing study groups that meet in-person (on-campus) and/or virtually. University of Colorado Boulder research shows that helping students find classmates to study with can help them increase their sense of belonging and be more successful in their courses. Studying with classmates is also a great way to meet new people, develop good learning habits, and better understand course content. CU Study Buddies also introduces students to helpful study resources and campus study locations.
CU Study Buddies is a pilot program out of the College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Office of Information Technology, which focuses on high-impact courses that correlate with retention and persistence at CU Boulder.
Who can participate?
The Fall 2021 pilot is open to students in the following sections of these four A&S courses:
Students enrolled in any of these courses will receive an email or an announcement in their Canvas course during the first week of class for a link to sign up.
CU Study Buddies provides:
How does it work?
- Eligible students are given a sign-up link in their course and sent an email to opt in.
- Once matched with two of their classmates, students receive an email within one week from firstname.lastname@example.org with their study buddies’ names and email addresses.
- Students make contact with their study buddies and self-organize where and when to meet and how best to support each other.
For more information or specific questions, you can email email@example.com.