Published: March 1, 2012 By

Forever Buffs legacy cordDid you happen to spy the black-and-gold cords some graduating seniors wore during commencement in December?

As part of the Forever Buffs initiative, the CU-Boulder Alumni Association began a new tradition by providing “legacy cords” to graduating students whose family members are CU alums. The cords are worn with the student’s graduation gown to recognize his or her family ties to CU.

“The goal of the program is to recognize legacies, especially those of parents and of grandparents,” says Clark Oldroyd (MEdu’75), Alumni Association associate director. 

Students graduating in May who have CU family ties should stop by Koenig Alumni Center at 1202 University Ave. during the two weeks before commencement to receive a free legacy cord. The cords also are available at The Herd’s Senior Sendoff on May 3 at Koenig. The Herd is the student arm of the Alumni Association.

Photo courtesy M. Douglas Wray