Welcome to the Buff Family! We are excited to welcome you and your student to the CU Boulder community. As a new Buff, your student will complete many important steps before starting classes and we are here to help along the way. New Student & Family Programs is dedicated to easing the transition and helping your student succeed at CU Boulder.

Our orientation is intentionally designed to be a multi-step, self-paced process that sets your student up for success and introduces all that CU Boulder has to offer. Your student’s journey begins with the Online Experience, our virtual orientation. After completing the Online Experience, students have the opportunity to connect with an academic advisor and register for classes – they can do both from home! These steps and others will be communicated to your student via email and will be listed in their student portal. Fall Welcome takes place before the semester begins, and will be a chance for your student to participate in welcome events to learn more about academics, health and wellness, campus services, finding their community and much more!

We encourage students to take the lead in completing these steps. As a family member, you can reference the Buff Family Resource Hub where you will find information on topics like advising, class registration, housing, finances, books, technology, transportation and more. We encourage you to learn about the steps your student will take so you can be a resource throughout their experience.

If you or your student have questions, we encourage you to connect with our team of student Journey Leaders and the professional staff in the New Student & Family Programs office.