First Day of Classes - August 28, 2017

First day on campusHappy first day of classes, Buffs






1 day - August 27, 2017

Welcome home videoThe first day of classes is almost here and we cannot wait to see all of our students, faculty and staff back on campus. 

Welcome home, Buffs. 

Video by Alana Murphy/University of Colorado


2 days - August 26, 2017

Students at WelcomefestTonight University of Colorado Program Council and Cultural Events Board welcomed DRAMNoname and Vanic to campus. To open a duo of CU students, MTNMEN, took the stage at Farrand Field. Jake Lobel and Jeff Kassel formed MTNMEN after meeting at Sewall Hall! 

It was an awesome night, thanks also to the CU Boulder Center for Student Involvement for hosting Welcomefest '17.



3 days - August 25, 2017

2017 ConvocationOnly 3 more days! Today the incoming freshman class participated in Convocation and rounded out the morning with A Taste of CU on Farrand Field!





4 days - August 24, 2017

Ralphie running at kick offTonight the Class of 2021 learned some of the traditions of CU Boulder including seeing Ralphie run. Thanks to Athletics, the Division of Student Affairs, University of Colorado Student Government - CUSG, and the Residence Hall Association for putting on a great event! 

Photos by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado



5 days - August 23, 2017

move-in video from HDSWhat does an entire day of move-in look like in under 60 seconds? We went to Williams Village to find out

Video by Mason Marino/University of Colorado




6 days - August 22, 2017

2017 move inNew Buffs everywhere! We are so excited to welcome the Class of 2021 to campus and move-in started today. 

Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers helping with move-in over the next three days!




7 days - August 21, 2017

welcome videoJust one week until classes start! We can't wait to welcome you home, Buffs.





8 days - August 20, 2017

Fall welcome 2017 eventsFall Welcome kicks off this week! Download the mobile app and don't miss out on anything during Fall Welcome.





9 days - August 19, 2017

Laptop registration9 days until classes start! To prepare, you picked out the perfect laptop. Protect yourself from theft and be sure that it's registered.





10 days - August 18, 2017

ChipIt's almost time! Fall Welcome starts Sunday, Aug. 20 and ends Friday, Sept. 1. Here are the top 10 can't-miss experiences for students.




11 days - August 17, 2017

Laughing GoatWith just 11 days until classes start, here are a few locations both on and off campus that are perfect for studying. They include: Wolf Law Commons, WeatherTech Cafe, Laughing Goat on Pearl (pictured) and Barnes & Noble.





12 days - August 16, 2017

students studying"Try your best to make connections. Don't spend all your time alone with your roommate in your room even if you are swamped with school work. Go out and sit somewhere where there are people or join a study group. It helps a lot. In addition, take advantage of every free thing or event you can."




13 days - August 15, 2017

weather at noonThe countdown continues and there are only 13 days left! Soon you will be here in Boulder, Colorado, enjoying the end of August!







14 days - August 14, 2017

Celebration - Students in standsBuffs, there are just two weeks until classes start! As you start getting ready to arrive in Boulder, check out the Fall Welcome schedule for a list of fun things to do when you get here.





15 days - August 13, 2017

transportationIf you haven't purchased your parking permit online, tomorrow is the last day to do so. After August 14, you must go to the Parking Services Business Office (1050 Regent Drive) to purchase your permit.




16 days - August 12, 2017

Ralphie runningThere are 16 days until classes start and 20 days until the start of football season! Ralphie has always been a female bison because of their size and temperament. Males can be almost twice the size. Ralphie and her Handlers can reach speeds of 25 miles per hour when they run out on Folsom Field.




17 days - August 11, 2017

Jake JLAll students get ready to start classes in their own way at CU Boulder. Here's what Jake did. "So this is going to sound really nerdy, but I went to an engineering camp prior coming to school. I also went on a lot of trips to Target, that's what I did to prepare."




18 days - August 10, 2017

CU Boulder - CampusThere are still 18 days left until the first day of classes, but let’s brush up on our CU Boulder history: 

  • Koenig Alumni Center was the home of CU Presidents from 1884 until 1963. A fence kept out the cattle from the pasture across the street. 
  • Macky Auditorium is one-of-a-kind as it incorporates five different structures in its design; the Palazzo Vecchio (Florence, Italy), King’s Chapel (Cambridge, England), the Magdalen Tower (Oxford, England), the Princeton University campus and a church on lower Broadway in New York City. 
  • The Yellow Jackets, Frontiersmen, and the Silver and Gold were nicknames used before CU Boulder became the Buffaloes in 1934. 
  • Ralphie I first appeared as the mascot in 1966. She got her name from the sound she made when she ran. 
  • The Colorado Daily student newspaper started as the Silver & Gold with a first run of 800 copies on September 13, 1892. 
  • Trains stopped daily at the CU train station until the tracks were removed in 1932. 

Facts are brought to you Paul Chinowsky, Associate Vice-Provost for Student Success, who also teaches a First Year Seminar class.

19 days - August 9, 2017

ScholarshipsIt’s never too early to consider scholarship opportunities! The CU Boulder Scholarship application is available year-round, with the majority of scholarships being available from October 1 to February 15. 






20 days - August 8, 2017

EmilyHere are some helpful tips from Emily, a student at CU: "Go to office hours because they are super helpful. As well as go to all the fairs that are available. There is an Involvement Fair and all the clubs and groups are there, so I would definitely recommend that." 




21 days - August 7, 2017

MadisonA piece of advice from Madison, a current CU student: "It's really helpful if you do a walk through before classes start, go around campus to find where your classes are at so you aren't stressed out on the first day."





22 days - August 6, 2017

FYS quoteNew students - don't miss out on this opportunity to take a course designed for you that focuses on unique topics: find out more!




23 days - August 5, 2017

Bike on CU Boulder CampusThere are 23 days left until classes start and incoming students might be thinking about how they’ll get around campus and Boulder. Only 10% of students drive to campus. Everyone else bikes, rides the bus, walks, or skateboards to class. 

If you’re bringing a bike, you’ll want to register it first. Register your bike now!



24 days - August 4, 2017

Union StationThere are 24 days – that’s just 3 Fridays! – left until classes start. Check out some of the great spots to spend your weekends in the Denver and Boulder areas.





25 days - August 3, 2017

Residence hall pop quizPop quiz: Which of these is not a residence hall? 

A. Sewall
B. Libby
C. Eaton
D. Farrand



26 days - August 2, 2017

Old MainWith only 26 days until classes are back in session, we're showing the Class of 2021 around campus.

See the rest of campus here!






27 days- August 1, 2017

Welcome Fest 2017With only 27 days left until the start of classes we're excited to announce the 2017 Welcomefest lineup is here! Join University of Colorado Program Council August 26 at Farrand Field to see DRAMNonameVanic and MTNMEN for free with a vaild Buff OneCard. 






28 days - July 31, 2017

TDay 28 - Sports Passhe CU Sports Pass is best way to ensure students have a ticket to CU football games, including the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Right now students can get the CU Sports Pass for just $99 and be a part of one of the greatest traditions in college athletics. Buy your CU Sports Pass before August 1, when the price will go up to $125.




29 days - July 30, 2017

Day 29 - FYSNew students should definitely consider taking a First Year Seminar course.  These courses are designed for first year students and focus on unusual topics, such as ghosts, environmental literature, and morality.  Students can enroll in a First Year Seminar course during their enrollment window or open enrollment after August 25. View the full list of First Year Seminar courses.




30 days - July 29, 2017

Day 30 - CountdownThe countdown is on! Today marks just 30 days until classes start. Follow us for the next 30 days as we introduce the Class of 2021 to campus, share exciting facts and help you prepare for the fall semester.