Overview

As a CU Boulder employee, you have access to many perks and programs. The following list provides links to perks, employee programs and discounts.

Perks for CU Boulder employees include:

Bright Horizons Care Advantage (SitterCity & Years Ahead) Membership

To support our employees, the campus has partnered with Bright Horizons to give eligible employees access to the Care Advantage program.  The program includes:

  • Sittercity membership that provides employees with access to a nationwide network of caregivers with profiles that include background checks, references, reviews, pictures and more.
  • Years Ahead membership that connects employees to a senior care solution that will help you understand and find the right level of care for their aging loved ones.
  • Preferred enrollment status at community-accepting Bright Horizons child care centers. Contact the center for more information. Local centers include*: 
    • Bright Horizons Montessori at Interlocken, Broomfield
    • Bright Horizons at the Ranch Reserve, Westminster
    • Bright Horizons at Louisville
    • Bright Horizons at East Longmont
  • Tuition discounts at participating partner centers nationwide. In addition, you will receive a registration fee credit in your enrollment in a participating center. Local centers include*:
    • La Petite Academy

*Eligible centers and discounts are determined by Bright Horizons. See the Care Advantage website for the most current listing of centers and discounts. 

Eligibility

All University of Colorado Boulder and System Administration employees are eligible for this Bright Horizons Care Advantage membership. To activate your membership, navigate to the Bright Horizons Care Advantage website for CU employees. You will need to provide your university email address and employee or student ID number.

Other Childcare Discounts

  • Benefit Hub
    • As a state employer, CU Boulder employees are eligible to participate in the State of Colorado’s employee discount program. Benefit Hub childcare discounts may include*:
      • The Learning Experience - 10% off 
      • The Learning Group Brands - 10% off and registration fee waivers
        • The Children's Courtyard of Frederick
        • La Petit Academy
      • KinderCare - 10% off
      • Au Pair in America - 5% off
      • Cultural Care Au Pair - up to $500 off

* The Benefit Hub discount program is ran through the State of Colorado for state employees. Discounts and participating locations are determined through that program and are subject to change. See the Benefits Hub website for the most current listing. 

Faculty or staff employed on the Boulder campus, Boulder campus retirees, and employees of University System offices in Boulder are eligible for a membership to the CU Boulder Recreation Center.

University of Colorado Health Plan participants can take advantage of Be Colorado programs. Be Colorado also offers all University of Colorado (CU), University of Colorado Health (UCH), and University Physician’s Inc. (UPI) employees great discounts at a variety of gyms and fitness centers along the front range.

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is dedicated to serving the emotional and psychological needs of the campus community. All FSAP staff are trained as generalist counselors and are equipped to deal with a wide range of personal and work related issues.

The Real Help Hotline gives you access to professional counselors who can offer assistance finding local resources or provide immediate crisis counseling. It’s a free and confidential service and it’s available 24/7. The service is available to all employees through the Be Colorado program. 

The Office of Victim Assistance offers free and confidential information, consultation, support, advocacy, and short-term counseling to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Borrowing materials from University Libraries is simple with your Buff OneCard.  CU Boulder faculty and staff  can borrow most items up to 6 months.

Lynda.com provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative and business skills. Online learning through lynda.com is available for all CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students.

Human Resources offers a comprehensive learning catalog to CU Boulder employees through Organization and Employee Development and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.

The CU Boulder Writing Center offers writers from all academic disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionally trained writing consultants. We help writers at all stages of the writing process from brainstorming through revision....Services are FREE to CU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The Eco Pass provides eligible CU faculty, staff, and retirees bus and light rail service (including Local, Regional and Express service). While most services are free, some are offered at low costs.

B-cycle bike sharing provides an opportunity for convenient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly transportation around Boulder.  There are 280 bikes at 40 stations around Boulder and 10 stations serving the CU Boulder campus. CU Boulder employees can purchase an unlimited pass at a discounted rate. 

PTS, eGO CarShare (a local non-profit) and Zipcar collaborate to provide carsharing on campus and throughout Boulder. Reduced membership rates available to CU students, faculty and staff. 

The Guaranteed Ride Home Program provides CU Boulder Eco Pass smart card holders with a FREE taxi ride home in the event of an emergency or work schedule change when they take the bus, car pool or use alternative transportation to get to work.

CU-Boulder has launched CU Commute, a social platform that networks users by alternative methods of transportation. CU Commute offers incentives, prizes, and a trip tracker for folks who use alternative methods of transportation. 

The Bike Program is your one-stop shop for all things related to biking at CU. Operated by Parking & Transportation Services and the Environmental Center, the CU Bike Stations offer mechanic assistance, Buff Bike 2-day free rentals (free to faculty, staff and students!), and the bike registration program.

CU NightRide is a student-operated program dedicated to meeting the safety needs of CU students, faculty and staff by providing night-time transportation to support a safe, academic and socially responsible environment both on campus and in the community. CU NightRide is free for CU students, faculty and staff.

Desktop Support for Personal Devices

Provides campus affiliates computing support for their personal or university owned equipment by trained technicians at no cost to the client.

Service is set by appointment and conducted at the customer's on-campus location of choice.

Antivirus software for personal or university computers at no cost to CU Boulder faculty, staff and students.

Educational pricing on new computers and software through the CU Bookstore. 

As a state employer, CU Boulder employees are eligible to participate in the State of Colorado’s employee discount program.

TicketsatWork is the leading Corporate Entertainment Benefits provider, offering exclusive discounts, special offers and access to preferred seating and tickets to top attractions, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more. Use company code UCOLORADO when becoming a member. 

Use your EcoPass and save with discounts at restaurants, stores and more! Just flash your EcoPass at these participating local businesses.

Eligible CU Boulder employees may receive discounts on CU Buffs season tickets and some single game tickets when offered.

CU Presents offers all CU Boulder faculty and staff with valid Buff One cards a 25% discount on all Artist Series, Eklund Opera, and some special events! This discount becomes available when single tickets go on sale, usually in August for most events. This discount is not available at the Box Office night-of-show. 

While your Buff OneCard has several official uses on campus, it also has perks too. Faculty and staff have several options for dining in the housing and dining establishments, including the Center for Community dining room. Meals can be purchased at a deeply discounted rate when campus cash is added to your Buff OneCard.  

Discounts on parking near Denver International Airport offered to all University of Colorado employees. Vendors provide baggage assistance and shuttle service from their lot to the airport. All operate 24/7, 365 days a year. Parking availability is guaranteed; advance reservations are available but not required.

The University of Colorado has worked hard to establish relationships with local hotels to provide a local preferred hotel program that benefits our travelers and guests of the University.