Visit the Graduate School website for a full list of resources for graduate students.

Activities and Groups

  • Chemistry Graduate Student Committee. The (CGSC) is a five-member peer-elected body of graduate students whose purpose it is to represent the chemistry graduate students in matters within the chemistry department. 
  • ChemUnity. A graduate student-led group working to improve the lives of chemistry graduate students and help foster community within the department. We provide peer mentoring services, coordinate social events, advocate for graduate student wellness, and offer professional development opportunities.
  • CU-Prime. A graduate-student-run group in the Physics Department promoting an inclusive, supportive and diverse community in STEM through undergraduate-level research seminars and mentorship. 
  • Forever Buffs. Students become lifelong members of the Alumni Association the day they set foot on campus. As a Forever Buff, you can explore networking opportunities and participate in student-alumni events
  • Forum on Science, Ethics, and Policy (FOSEP). A multidisciplinary organization of graduate and professional students and postdocs, FOSEP works to build bridges between science and society and to foster leaders who are prepared to apply specialized expertise to 21st-century challenges
  • Graduate Students of Color Collective. A student group that aims to create and maintain space for self-identified students of color to gather and support each other. Contact Cecilia.Valenzuela@colorado.edu. EDUC 140
  • Hit the trails. The city of Boulder is surrounded by more than 45,000 acres of protected open space and has over 300 miles of bikeways that run through town. Visit the City of Boulder website for trail information
  • Skiing and snowboarding. Excellent downhill ski areas are a relatively short distance from Boulder. National forest and park service lands are open to cross-country skiers wherever there’s snow
  • STEMinar. An interdisciplinary seminar by and for graduate students in STEM disciplines  
  • Student Recreation Center. A 300,000-square-foot facility with four pools, an ice rink, climbing wall, aerobics studios, intramural and club sports, etc. Membership is included in student fees  
  • United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS)The primary advocacy group for graduate and professional students on campus  
  • Volunteer Resource Center. CU-Boulder’s placement service helps students, staff, and faculty find community volunteer opportunities that match their interests

To see additional clubs and organizations, visit The Center for Student Involvement (CSI)

Key Student Services

  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). Free confidential counseling, consultation, crisis intervention, alcohol/drug help and more. Walk-in hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday–Friday. C4C S440, 303-492-6766
  • Cultural Unity & Engagement Center (CUE). Resources and facilitation for first-generation students, international students, and students of color   
  • International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Resources for international students and scholars on a variety of topics ranging from immigration to housing
  • Information Technology (OIT)An online tour of IT services with info on Desire2Learn (D2L), on-campus printing, free software and more
  • Library ServicesConnect with your subject specialist; arrange research consultations; use group study rooms, software programs and study carrels in libraries across campus
  • Wardenburg Health Center. This primary healthcare facility is located conveniently on campus. Services include primary care, psychological health, sports medicine, women’s health and peer education
  • Writing Center. Free tutoring services to students from across disciplines