Engineering Launch is a mandatory orientation experience for new first-year students in the College of Engineering and Arts & Sciences Pre-Engineering Program. Students should attend both days, in full. Please do not schedule other trainings, meetings, or events during the days of Engineering Launch. Bring your Clifton Strengths results and your BuffOne Card with you! 

All new first-year students should plan to attend the following:

  • August 20 - 21, 2019 - Check In to Engineering Launch (Bring your BuffOne Card)
    • We highly recommend you check in to Engineering Lauch after you arrive on campus to receive your personal schedule ahead of time for August 22 & 23. 
      • Early Check In: Tuesday, August 20th: 10 am - 3 pm @ Engineering Center Lobby
      • Early Check In: Wednesday, August 21st: 10 am - 3 pm @ Engineering Center Lobby
      • Final Check In: Thursday, August 22nd: 7 am - 9:15 am @ Engineering Center Lobby
  • August 22 - 23, 2019 - Engineering Launch
    • Engineering Launch will run from 8:00am - 5:00pm on August 22 and August 23. All new first-year students are required to attend BOTH DAYS, in full.


Transfer Students
Transfer students not required to attend Engineering Launch, but are welcome and encouraged to participate! Look in your CU Boulder email account the 2nd week in August for the RSVP form! 

Pre-Arrival Trips
If you are participating a pre-arrival trip, such as CU In the Rockies, you will be instruced to arrive early and drop off your items. You will usually return the morning we start Engineering Launch. You will need to immediately get ready and hurry to the check-in and first session of Engineering Launch as quickly as possible. If you are not able to complete moving your items in to your residence hall prior to your trip, you will need to attend Engineering Launch in full, and then move-in the evening of August 22. Keep in mind, you'll be meeting a bunch of new friends at Engineering Launch! Maybe they can help you finish moving in!

Marching Band
If you are in the marching band, you may have rehearsal the week of August 19. All new freshmen must attend their college welcome day (we call this Engineering Launch), in full. Therefore, you will miss some marching band rehearsal, if it overlaps with your college welcome day. The folks who run the marching band are aware of this, and will allow you to miss rehearsal. Note that each college does their own college welcome day, and it may or may not be on the same day as Engineering Launch. Therefore, your friends in a different college may be doing something on a different day than you.