Global Jam on Farrand Field

Now – August 22, 2014

Sept. 1, 2014

Each fall the newest members of the Forever Buffs family connect — most for the first time — during the university’s Week of Welcome, which includes free activities in the CU Recreation Center, a Welcome Fest in the University Memorial Center and a concert on campus hosted by CU’s Program Council.

Homecoming program, Nov. 7, 1931

Look: 100 Years of Homecoming

Sept. 1, 2014

A sampling of a century of CU homecoming football programs, from the early 20th century to the 1980s.

Rec Center climbing wall

Infographic: Rec Center

Sept. 1, 2014

The new Student Recreation Center, aka “The Rec,” opened in phases starting in 2013.

ruins and soldiers in wartime

Then – February 4, 1919

Sept. 1, 2014

It was early winter when Capt. Francis Wolle (MEngl’16) entered the shattered city of Verdun with his men.

Eric Stough speaking during spring commencement

Now – May 9, 2014

June 1, 2014

When Eric Stough (Film’95), animation director and producer of South Park, spoke during spring commencement, he related his work as an animator to life, emphasizing the importance of each moment.

Chautauqua Park

Look: 24 Hours in Boulder

June 1, 2014

Explore Boulder this summer by renting the city’s hip red cruiser B-Cycle bikes. In the morning, hit the Boulder Creek path, one of The Hill’s unique coffee shops and cafés or pedal to Chautauqua for close-up views of the Flatirons.

Norlin Library

Infographic: If These Old Walls Could Speak

June 1, 2014

The university’s first library opened in September 1877 in Old Main. It had two books, but by the turn of the century the library, situated on the third floor, had more than 7,000 books.

An estimated 17,000 people joined hands to encircle the plant’s 17-mile perimeter

Then – June 6, 1989

June 1, 2014

Amid stories of radioactive waste leaking in fields, 70 FBI agents and Environmental Protection Agency staff descended on the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production plant 25 years ago.

ick Shearon, known as “Buff Man,” and “Buff Girl” Courtney Benejam cheer on the Buffs

Now – November 24, 2013

March 1, 2014

The school spirit enthusiastically displayed in the Coors Events Center during basketball games is arguably the greatest in the Pac-12.

Dark Horse sign

Look: Watering Holes

March 1, 2014

From the end of Prohibition in 1933 until 1967, Boulder only allowed 3.2 beer to be served within city limits.