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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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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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Midterm prep

Sept. 26, 2019

Getting ready for midterms can sometimes feel overwhelming. But it’s possible for students to prepare without pulling all-nighters. With the right study strategies, your student can stay focused and organized. Here are some tips to help support your student as they get ready for midterms. Plan study sessions Sometimes the...

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Get an early start on next year’s housing search

Sept. 26, 2019

Living on-campus Returning undergrad students can apply to live on campus in the residence halls or Bear Creek Apartments in Williams Village. More details about the application process and deadlines to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year will be available later this semester. ​ It may seem early, but now...


Tips for roommate disagreements

Sept. 10, 2019

Sharing a living space with others can sometimes lead to miscommunication or differences of opinion. Disagreements are normal and bound to happen from time to time. How your student handles them can help create a living environment where everyone is happy. Working through disagreements can result in growth, learning and...

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What to do when your student is homesick

Sept. 9, 2019

It’s common for many students to feel homesick, especially at the beginning of the fall semester. Even if students have been at CU Boulder for a year or two, they may still feel unsettled after being home for the summer. While feeling homesick is not fun, it can get better...


Adjusting to life changes

Aug. 27, 2019

There is one thing that remains constant in life: change. Whether it’s moving away from home, living with a new roommate or starting a new job, many students are adjusting to change as they start a new academic year. And students aren’t the only ones experiencing change. Whether your student...