Published: June 1, 2017

summer at CU

Life at CU Boulder shifts gears after commencement but hardly goes dormant. The amphitheater rings with Elizabethan eloquence during the annual Shakespeare festival. Summer session students amble well-trod pathways. This year, for the second in a row, a Grateful Dead offshoot will electrify Folsom Field.

Still, come mid-May, a certain serenity settles over campus. Turtles queue along drifting logs on Varsity Lake. Frisbees arc above open lawns. The libraries close a little earlier.

The pair in this CU Heritage Center photograph, undated but thought to be of 1950s vintage, seem to be making the most of a pleasant day outside Norlin Library.

If you have a favorite memory of CU in summertime, we’d love to hear it. Write

Photo courtesy CU Heritage Center