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:

  • ARTH 1500
    • Section 100
  • EBIO 1210
    • Sections 001, 002, 003, 004 
  • ECON 2010
    • Sections 100, 200, 300, 600, 700
  • PSYC 1001
    • Sections 001, 002, 003, 004, 005

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:

  • A chance to join the pilot for participating course sections
  • Assistance getting matched with two study buddies 
  • An opportunity to connect with classmates and make learning more enjoyable
  • Study resources and guidance for successfully studying with others

How does it work?

  1. Eligible students are given a sign-up link in their course and sent an email to opt in.
  2. Once matched with two of their classmates, students receive an email within one week from custudybuddy@colorado.edu with their study buddies’ names and email addresses.
  3. 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 custudybuddy@colorado.edu.