The Black in Boulder (BiB) Symposium is a transformational and connecting experience for first-year and transfer students that centers Blackness at CU Boulder. The purpose of the Symposium is to enhance the social, emotional, and academic success of incoming African American/African/African Diasporan students by providing opportunities that enhance their academic experience, knowledge of campus resources, cultural awareness, on-campus network, and other strategies for success. The Symposium fosters a sense of community and provides a foundation to support curricular success on our college campus.

This inaugural Black in Boulder Symposium will be on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 1-4 PM.

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Is there a fee associated with the symposium?

There is no cost for students to attend the BiB Symposium.

Is the symposium in person?

Yes, the symposium will be in person. We encourage all attendees to wear their masks and follow campus safety protocols.

Will there be lunch?

No, there will not be a full meal, but we will have snacks available.

What do I need to bring for the sessions?

Anything that you need will be provided. However, if you want to take notes, students can bring notetaking materials.

I have a conflicting event and cannot come to the symposium. What can I do?

Let us know ( that you cannot attend the symposium, and we can work with you to receive critical information discussed during the event. You can also attend several CAAAS programs in the first six weeks of the semester that will present similar information.