CS Opportunities Mailing List

Be in the know about campus events, extracurricular activities, student groups, hackathons, research options, career development options and some student-specific internships and jobs. This mailing list is available to CU Boulder students involved with computer science, whether it is your major, minor or some other affiliation. Learn More

Computer Science Education Lab (CSEL)

CSEL is located in ECCS 112 and ECCS 128. Your Buff OneCard is requred for access to the lab. Faculty, staff and students (either in the CS department or enrolled in a CSCI course) should have access to the CSEL resources, which include PCs for academic use, a graphics machine and a printer. For more information, visit the CSEL GitLab page.


The department is now able to make available all the software available under the Microsoft Dreamspark license. This software is available to any student who is currently enrolled in a computer science course (this is not exclusive to CS majors but is open to all students currently enrolled in CS courses, all department faculty and all department staff members). The license does NOT extend to CS majors who are not currently enrolled in courses. 

The software can be downloaded from the dreamspark website and installed on your personal computer with limited lifetime licenses -- details are provided when you download the software. To access the software, visit our dreamspark portal. You will be asked to enter your IndentiKey username and password and then should be taken directly to the web store. If you have any trouble, contact trouble@cs.colorado.edu.

APT Repository

For information on adding the repository or finding and installing CU packages, visit the the CU CS APT repository site.

Standard Development Environment and Virtual Machine 

For content and information related to the official CU CS development environment and Virtual Machine, see the SDE page. You can also download the VM or view VM Install Sessions.