Below is general information.  If you have other questions or need additional information about department operations, contact one of the appropriate staff members.

Hellems Building  Building Access

During the renovation of our permanent home, the historic Hellems building, which is slated to last two years (August 2023-August 2025), the Department of Linguistics is wholly located in the Lucille Berkeley Buchanan Building or LBB (1500 Central Campus Mall) on the University of Colorado Boulder's Main Campus. LBB is immediately due west of Hellems. The building is open and can be accessed by CU Boulder faculty, staff, students, and affiliates between the hours of 7am and 10pm, Monday through Friday. 

Linguistics faculty, staff, and students who require keys to an LBB office or lab, or extended access to LBB (outside 7am-10pm on weekdays, and on weekends/holidays) should fill out the form linked below. Students who require extended access to the building and/or need keys to any labs or office spaces require the permission of their faculty advisor/supervisor, and must attach confirmation of that permission to their request. 

Building Access and Key Request

class in session  Meeting Room Reservations

During our two-year stay in LBB, the Department of Linguistics has very limited access to meeting space. We have no conference room in LBB like Hellems 285. To the extent possible, we will reserve classroom space for critical needs like thesis defenses. If you need a meeting room for a regularly scheduled or one-off meeting (with an academic purpose), please reach out to Education Program Assistant Ethan McGinnis. Linguistics controls or has access to several lab/seminar rooms within LBB that we can schedule in cooperation with the Center for Computational Language and Education Research (CLEAR), our affiliated center in LBB. These rooms include LBB 122A and LBB 430. However, LBB 122A is a small space (no more than 8 people can fit comfortably in it) and LBB 430 is a CLEAR lab space that contains student desks. So we cannot guarantee access to those rooms. We ask that you contact Ethan at least 2 weeks before your event to secure a meeting space. 

campus map Transportation & Parking

CU Boulder's Parking Services offers a variety of permit options for faculty, staff, and students. It is possible to get around Boulder (and campus) without a car using alternative options such as the bus or a bike.  LING faculty and staff who wish to purchase a permit should fill out the Faculty and Staff Parking Permit Application and send it to the program's parking liaison, Linda Park.

Information about student permits is available on Parking Services Student Permit page.

Temporary permits are available to campus affiliates and visitors by phone at (303) 735-PARK (7275). Please have your license plate number available. For additional visitor parking options, view Parking Services Visitor Parking page.