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5 reasons to register for Family Weekend

June 14, 2019

It’s time to register for Family Weekend! This fall tradition, taking place October 3-6, will be a full weekend packed with activities, events and time to spend with your student. There are various registration package options *, allowing for flexibility in schedules and costs. Here are 5 reasons to attend...


Things to do over summer break

May 1, 2019

Summer in Colorado offers many opportunities to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and make new memories. From local Boulder events to Rockies games to outdoor activities, here’s our list of fun activities to do this summer. Boulder activities Located near Pearl Street, the Boulder Farmers Market occurs every Wednesday evening...


Graduation… Now what?

May 1, 2019

Graduating from school can feel both exciting and disorienting. Whether your student is starting a new job, attending graduate school or taking time to figure out the next step, this stage comes with a variety of changes and potentially new challenges. We spoke with Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) to...

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5 tips for stressing less this week

April 24, 2019

The right amount of stress can keep students motivated and working hard, but too much of it can take a toll on their wellbeing. It’s important for students to find healthy ways to manage stress, especially during finals and figuring out “what’s next” for the summer. Here’s our quick guide...

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10 things to do this summer besides work

April 23, 2019

Ah, summer! For some students that means three months away from the stress of preparing for exams, managing projects and writing papers. For others it means taking more classes, working an internship or getting a part-time job. No matter what your student's plans are, they shouldn't let the summer slip...

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Supporting students in resolving conflict

April 8, 2019

Conflict happens, and is normal in your student’s relationships —whether it’s with a friend, roommate or family member. Conflict can be uncomfortable and challenging for many of us, but there are ways to have difficult conversations and navigate disagreements with others. Here are some tips to share with your student...

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Self-care ideas to fit your student’s schedule

April 2, 2019

Encouraging your student to practice self-care can make a world of difference for their stress levels. Self-care is really a way to say "this is how I help myself feel better". It doesn’t have to be an investment of time or money (and definitely shouldn’t add more stress). Here’s our...

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Stopping the social media spiral

March 26, 2019

Social media can be a place for your student to connect with friends and family, make plans or learn about events. At the same time, social media use can sometimes be overwhelming with news and information. Navigating social media use is all about keeping things in perspective - here are...


Preparing for move-out

March 26, 2019

Whether your student is moving out of a residence hall or an off-campus residence, here are some reminders and tips for a smooth transition. Donate and recycle As your student is packing up their belongings, they may find they have more than they need. Encourage your student to donate or...

Supporting students in unfortunate circumstances

March 13, 2019

For many of us, life can sometimes get in the way of our daily routines and responsibilities. While at CU, students may encounter difficult circumstances, including prolonged illness or injury, a death of a friend or family member or other personal emergencies. These circumstances can come up unexpectedly and often...