Getting a head start this summer

May 5, 2020

Now that finals are over, encourage your student to take some time to reflect on the past year. What were their highlights? What classes did they enjoy? Are they happy with their grades? Is there anything they wish they had done differently? Depending on the answers to these questions, there are ways your student can use the summer to get ready for next year. Below are some common end-of-the-year reflections to help them get started


How to help your student stay healthy and active outdoors this summer

May 5, 2020

Summer is just around the corner. That means more opportunities to get outside, soak up some vitamin D and stay active. Share these tips with your student to stay safe, healthy and make the most of their Colorado summer. General outdoor tips Maintain social distancing (6+ feet) from others. Try...


Graduation: Now what?

May 5, 2020

Graduating can feel both exciting and disorienting, even under normal circumstances. While our students’ everyday lives continue to be affected by COVID-19, taking time to figure out their next step can feel a little overwhelming. Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) shares insight into how you can support your student during this next part of their journey.

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Students can still access Health and Wellness Services from home

April 23, 2020

While many of our students have left campus, they can still access Health and Wellness Services from the comforts of home. Students can also access these services throughout the summer, even if they are graduating this semester. Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) If you’ve noticed changes in your student or...

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How to talk to your student about substance use

April 9, 2020

Many of us have had to make major life changes over the past few weeks. Our students are no different. As they move through this transitional period, they may experience higher levels of stress, anxiety, depression or anger. It’s important to keep in mind that everyone copes with changes differently,...


How to navigate conflicts and disagreements at home

April 9, 2020

Many of us have had to make significant changes to our everyday lives in the face of uncertainty and adversity, including our students. Social distancing dictates that we spend the bulk of our time indoors with the same people day in and day out. The combination of these can lead...

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Finals: Tips to support your student

April 9, 2020

Finals can be stressful for your student, no matter where they are at in their academic journey. Here are some ways in which you can support your student as they finish their semester. Let them vent Studying for tests, writing papers and completing projects at the end of the semester...

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How to encourage a healthy relationship with social media

March 26, 2020

Social media has a lot of benefits: it’s a place where we can keep up with family and friends, make plans and hear about current events. However, it can also become a source of stress and anxiety. If you notice your student spending more time online or feeling additional stress,...

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Supporting your student through change

March 26, 2020

As we make an effort to socially distance ourselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19, many of us are experiencing changes to our daily routines. For students, it can be especially challenging to manage multiple changes at once, and everyone adjusts to change differently. As your student navigates the rest...


Transitioning to remote learning

March 26, 2020

CU Boulder has officially transitioned to remote learning for the rest of the semester. If your student is feeling overwhelmed by the changes in course structure, they aren’t alone. Share these tips and encourage your student to take advantage of free resources to help with the transition. Set up a...