Fall Break: Tips for the transition home

Nov. 6, 2019

If your student decides to head home for fall break, it can be a great time to reconnect. While they may not have been away from home that long, your student is used to being on their own schedule and living independently. They may have new habits and views that...

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Fall break in Boulder

Nov. 6, 2019

Is your student staying in Boulder over fall break? There are many things to do in the Boulder/Denver area, especially with fewer students around. From delicious local restaurants to exciting holiday events, here are some staycation ideas and fall break reminders to share with your student. Things to do in...

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Staying healthy on campus

Nov. 6, 2019

Germs spread fast, especially on college campuses. With the arrival of cold and flu season, there are steps your student can take to stay healthy. Some of these tips may seem like common sense, but they are good reminders for all of us! Getting vaccinated From the flu to meningitis,...

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Buff Family Q&A: Favorite fall traditions

Nov. 6, 2019

We asked Buff families to share their favorite fall family traditions. Read their responses below! “Going to the pumpkin patch, then carving jack-o-lanterns together.” “Altar for Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead).” “Making homemade glazed donuts!” “Hiking.”

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Buff Family Q&A: Supporting your student when they are homesick

Oct. 21, 2019

We asked Buff families to share how they support their student through homesickness. Read their responses below! “I try to give her something to look forward to in terms of a family member visiting or a summer trip that we have scheduled. Something to take her mind off of the...

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Helping your student prepare for an interview

Oct. 21, 2019

Did you know? Many companies travel to CU Boulder and reserve space on campus to conduct interviews with interested and qualified student candidates. This process is all managed through Handshake, CU’s online platform for students to find internships and jobs. After students apply through Handshake, employers review resumes and inform...

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What you need to know before your student signs a lease

Oct. 21, 2019

Before your student signs a lease, it’s crucial that they read and understand the document fully. It may be tempting to skim through it, but they could miss important information in a legally binding contract. With many students preparing to sign a lease for next year’s housing, here are some...

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Mental health resources on campus

Oct. 21, 2019

Between midterms, cold and flu season and daylight saving time around the corner, this time of the year can be stressful. While students may experience various levels of stress, anxiety or other mental health concerns throughout the year, these levels might be on the rise this month. Finding help on...

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Having a conversation about substance use

Oct. 7, 2019

Family members are crucial partners in the academic success of their student. It’s important to have an open and ongoing dialogue with students about important issues, especially when your student may be exposed to situations involving alcohol and drugs. The use of alcohol and drugs can affect a student's social...

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Recruitment season for jobs and internships

Sept. 26, 2019

Is your student planning to have an internship over the summer? Are they graduating in December or May and planning to get a job? It’s time to get ready for recruitment season! What is recruitment season? Many organizations in all industries have embraced mass recruiting as a way to hire...