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Supporting your student during finals

Nov. 19, 2019

No matter where your student is in their academic journey, finals can be stressful. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of time to prepare and finish the semester strong. Here are some ways you can support your student as they get ready for finals. Get organized and plan a strategy Your student...

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What to do if your student is having trouble sleeping

Nov. 18, 2019

After enough late nights and early mornings, feeling sleepy can seem like another part of the college experience for your student. But sleep is vital to overall health—research shows that getting 7-9 hours of restful sleep every night makes a world of difference for cognitive functioning, mood, metabolism, memory, immune...

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Talking with your student about their future

Nov. 18, 2019

Whether your student is considering a summer internship, full-time job or further education, fall break can be a great time to check in with them about their future plans. Here are a few tips for talking with your student about their future. Listen and check in Many students feel anxiety...

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Buff Family Q&A: Student clubs and organizations

Nov. 18, 2019

We asked Buff families to share a club or student organization their student has joined that they would recommend to a fellow Buff looking to get involved. Read their responses below! “Colorado Ocean Coalition.” Their mission is to develop a two-way relationship with the oceans and water. Those who live...


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...