Welcome to Our Herd | August 22 | 7:30-8:15 p.m. | Norlin Quad
Members of the CU Boulder community act with respect, integrity and honor. These ideals apply to your academic life and your interactions with fellow community members. At this event, you’ll learn what it means to live these ideals every day. Faculty, staff and students will share their advice as you begin your journey at CU Boulder.
Connect at the Rec | August 22 | 8:30-11 p.m. | Rec Center
Explore all that the Rec has to offer at this event:
Cool down in the outdoor pool or ice rink.
Climb a route in the climbing gym.
De-stress on the rooftop tennis courts with aromatherapy and Oxygen Bar.
Relax with friends playing board games and video games.
Refuel with a variety of snacks.
Health and Wellness Services and Residence Hall Association (RHA) are excited to see you at Connect at the Rec!
Residence Hall Programming | Time & Location Varies
Get to know your residence hall community by attending your required floor meeting and other hall programming. Learn more here
College Day | August 23 | Time and location varies by college
Connect with academic advisors, deans and essential academic support staff. You’ll also gain an understanding of academic expectations and resources at CU Boulder.
CU Kickoff | August 23 | 7-8 p.m. | Folsom Field
Show off your Buff pride with this kickoff to the fall semester! Learn CU traditions and cheers with the CU Spirit Squad, Golden Buffalo Marching Band and athletics coaches. You’ll also get to see the best tradition in college sports: the running of Ralphie.
Black and Gold Bash | August 23 | 8-11 p.m. | Benson and Duane Fields
The Black and Gold Bash features:
A live DJ and light show
A zip line
A mechanical bull
And much more!
Entry is free and open for all students. Join The Herd for a welcome bash like no other!
WelcomeFest | August 24 | 5-10:30 p.m. | Business Field
The WelcomeFest concert is free and open to all new, returning and graduate CU students. This year's concert will be one of the biggest yet – stay tuned for the lineup announcement in early August. Follow Program Council on social media to be the first to know!
Business of Being a Buff | August 24 - 25 | Various times | Glenn Miller Ballroom
Get the inside scoop on college life from Journey Leader Mentors. These students are here to help you navigate the transition to CU Boulder. They will share advice on:
Effective Bystander Training | August 24 - 25 | Time & Location Varies
Many members of our campus community will witness situations where help is needed. What a bystander does may make all the difference. In this interactive session, we will explore factors that hinder and promote helping and practice the range of skills for intervening effectively.
All new students (first year and transfer students) are required to attend a bystander training session. If you miss your session, you will have a hold on your class registration for next semester.
Bouncing Back: What To Do When Things Don’t Go As Planned | Aug. 24 & 25 | Time & Location Varies
A lot of amazing things can happen when you come to college but things don’t always go as planned. Attend this session to explore ways to get back on track faster. Learn more here
Be Involved Fair | August 28 | 2-6 p.m. | Norlin Quad
No matter what your passions and interests are, there are many ways to get involved. Meet with student organizations, campus departments and community organizations in the Boulder area. Learn about their involvement opportunities and all the ways you can get involved this year! This event is open for all CU Boulder students to attend.
The Herd at Ralphie's Corral | August 30 | 4 p.m. | Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Lot C
Looking for free snacks and refreshments before the Rocky Mountain Showdown? Need a place to sit down and relax before the big game? Stop by the Herd’s exclusive student event inside Ralphie’s Corral. Get your picture taken with Ralphie, and watch the Spirit Squad and the Golden Buffalo Marching Band perform before you head into Mile High Stadium to cheer on the Buffs! Plus, scan your Herd App for free game-day swag. Look for the ForeverBuffs arch and giant inflatable buffalo, Alphie, outside Gate 1 in Lot C!
Rocky Mountain Showdown | August 30 | 8 p.m. | Broncos Stadium at Mile High
Cheer on the CU Buff football team at the annual CU vs. CSU game!
FREE Buses will be provided and accommodations will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Buses will board in front of the CU Events Center at 4:30PM
Buses will return AFTER the game
Must show Buff OneCard
Tickets to the game will be issued via mobile delivery to your phone
Purchase a CU Sports Pass at CUBUffs.com/students! You must be a registered student to purchase a CU Sports Pass.