Getting ready for midterms

Oct. 11, 2018

Midterms can be stressful, and while some stress can help motivate us, too much can be harmful. Learning to manage stress is key in getting through what can feel like a challenging point in the semester. Here are tips on recognizing the negative signs of stress in your student and...


Tips for beginning next year’s housing search

Oct. 10, 2018

It may seem early, but now is the time for your student to start thinking about where they’d like to live next year. Between on-campus apartments and off-campus residences throughout the Boulder community, here is some information and options to help them decide on next year’s housing. On-campus housing Returning...

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5 steps to preventing the flu

Oct. 10, 2018

Viruses can last 7–10 days, meaning symptoms like a stuffy nose, body aches, fatigue and a sore throat stick around for a while. Since antibiotics typically don’t work for viruses, it’s important for your student to do what they can to feel their best. As we head into flu season,...

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How to use Career Services at any stage

Sept. 26, 2018

Career Services is the place on campus to help your student develop and strengthen their resume writing and interviewing skills, and define their own unique career path, at any point during their time here at CU Boulder. Here’s how Career Services can help at every stage of your student’s college...


Is your student not feeling well?

Sept. 13, 2018

CU Boulder students have access to a full range of health services located conveniently on campus. Health and Wellness Services is here to keep your student healthy and get them back on track when they aren’t feeling well so they can make the most of their time here at CU...


Healthy Buffs: 3 keys to personal growth this summer

June 7, 2018

With longer days and a different schedule, summer can be a great time for your student to consider what they want for themselves and how they can plan to make it happen. This can mean setting clear goals, planning for the future or just learning to live in the moment...

Developing Life Skills

Feb. 8, 2018

As your student becomes more independent, you may hear them use the phrase ‘adulting’ more often. Part of the student experience is developing skills and routines that are typical of an adult, such as cooking, completing household chores, running errands and paying bills. CU Boulder offers resources to help your...

Fall Break

Nov. 15, 2017

Fall break can be a great time to reconnect with your student. While your student hasn’t been away from home that long, they are now used to being on their own schedule and living independently. They may have new habits and ways of operating in the world that differ from...

Academic Planning

Oct. 24, 2017

Whether your student is in their first year or last year at CU Boulder, now is about the time to start thinking about the future when it comes to academics. Academic Support Resources If your student feels they are struggling with one or more of their classes this semester, they...

Conflict Resolution Tips for Parents and Families

Oct. 12, 2017

Conflict is a normal and natural experience when your student is navigating and adjusting to new situations. While conflict can be challenging and uncomfortable for your student, there are ways you can support them while they are learning to engage in difficult dialogues and develop conflict resolution skills that will...