Chip and his family

Welcome to the Buff Family! We are so excited for you and your student to begin your journey at CU Boulder.

Completing the Family Online Experience

Your student will be completing CU Boulder’s online orientation, the New Student Online Experience, before registering for courses. To help prepare you for your student’s transition and journey at CU Boulder, we invite parents and families to complete the Family Online Experience.

The Family Online Experience provides valuable information and resources to support your student, including details about student success, enrolling in classes, technology needs, living on and off campus, finances and more.

 Tip: New Student & Family Programs is here to support families and students. If any questions arise as you are completing the Family Online Experience, please reach out to us!

Understanding Your Student’s Online Experience

Your student will receive an email through their CU Boulder email account with directions for completing the Online Experience. The Online Experience will provide your student with information about campus resources, academic advising, registering for classes, finances, housing and more. Once your student has finished their Online Experience, they will be able to meet with their academic advisor, choose their enrollment dates and register for classes, so it's important they get started early! 

 Tip: Do not complete the Online Experience for your student. This is the first step in the transition from high school to college, and we want to ensure your student is fully prepared and engaging with this information.


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