Engineering Launch is a mandatory orientation experience for new first year students in the College of Engineering & Applied Science. Transfter students are highly encouraged to attend. 

Spring 2022 Engineering Launch

Joining our college in Spring 2022? See the schedule below; check your CU Boulder email account and register for New Student Orientation by January 6th at 11:59pm to recieve specific instructions and zoom links.  

 CEAS Welcome: Exploring Your Interests in Engineering  

The College of Engineering and Applied Science wants to make sure you start your semester with all the resources you need to prusue your dreams and interests in your new career at CU Boulder. Interim Dean Keith Molenaar, a strong advocate for your success here in CEAS, will welcome you to our community and answer questions about how to get the most out of your college experience. A fellow Engineering Buff Alumnus himself, he wants to help you feel a part of our Engineering Buff Family right from the start! You'll also hear from current students and staff who are passionate about helping you explore your intersts.  

Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Location: Check your CU Boulder email for room locations! 

8:40am: Get exclusive Engineering swag that you can't buy at the book store! 

  • Engineering Launch & Welcome Schedule:  

    • 8:40am: (Attendance Required for First Year students); Join our College Welcome Session by clicking on the zoom link and logging in with your CU Boulder email account 

  • 10:00am-3:00pm: Optional Programming through New Student and Family Programs Find schedule and options here.  

    • 10:00am: New Student & Family Program Welcome 

    • 10:30am: Being a Buff 

    • 1:00pm: Rotating Presentations and Resources 

    • 2:00pm: Rotating Presentations and Resources  

  • 3:00pm-3:45pm: Optional Drop-In Academic Advising Hours 


Fall 2021 Engineering Launch: 

*Each student will recieve a personalized schedule when they arrive at the Check In; below is a general timeline of events. 

Early Check In:

  • Wednesday, August 18th, 2:00pm-5:00pm 
  • Thursday, August 19th 2:00pm-5:00pm

If you're already moved into your residence hall we ask that you check in early to avoid long lines and crowds on Friday morning. 

Come to the Engineering Center lobby and pick up your Engineering Launch schedule and some fun SWAG! 

*Use the schedule in the CU Boulder Life App and the details printed in your check-in materials to find the room locations for Launch!*

Day #1: Friday, August 20th 

  • 7:00am-9:00am: Final Check In 
  • Friday Activities: 
    • As a Peer Mentor 
    • College Welcome from CEAS Leadership 
    • 2021 Group Photo & Engineering T-Shirt Pick Up (exclusive t-shirt, unavailable at the bookstore!)
    • Lunch Peer Mentors
    • Academic Success & Special Interest Sessions

Day #2: Saturday, August 21st 

  • 8:00am-9:30am: Late Check In
  • Saturday Activities: 
    • Meet Your Major - Dedicated time with your Academic Advisors and other faculty, staff, and students in the Department
    • Lunch w/ Peer Mentors or Academic Departments 
    • Community Building and More! 

Transfer Students
Transfer students are encouraged to attend all the sessions listed above. 

Pre-Arrival Trips (for fall-start students only)
If you are participating a pre-arrival trip, such as CU In the Rockies, please follow the guidelines noted in your specific move-in schedule sent by the Housing Office. 

Marching Band, ROTC, Athletics (for fall-start students only): 
If you are in the marching band or other special programs like ROTC or Athletics, you may have rehearsal/meetings/practice the week before classes start. All new freshmen must complete their college welcome day content (we call this Engineering Launch), in full, including the Meet Your Major session on the August 19th & 20th (Dates still TBD for Fall 2022). You might miss some marching band rehearsal or part of a practice if it overlaps with your Meet Your Major session. The folks who run these programs 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.