Congratulations once again on earning a spot in the Presidents Leadership Class.  You are entering into a very special community that is here to support you through your career at the University of Colorado Boulder and beyond.  You have committed to becoming a better leader, a better student and a better citizen in your community through the curriculum and programming offered by the Presidents Leadership Class.

Over the next four years you will take four PLC courses and one capstone course (if you choose) culminating in a Leadership Studies Minor, undertake and participate in two Applied Leadership Experiences, enjoy two Experiential Weekends, serve your community with over 80 hours of service work, and grow through your participation many community events.

However, before you get started on this journey, you need to be ready for the very first day!

First, please fill out the following form ASAP : PLCer Contact Information

Additionally, you will soon be registering for classes with an advisor. Due to preparations and restrictions undertaken by CU Boulder, your schedule might look differently than expected. It is likely that PRLC 1810 will be taught remotely. You will attend and participate remotely while living on campus. We will communicate all decisions by the university to you, when we are alerted to them. Hopefully, PRLC 1820 will be taught in-person, and your PLC experience will really take off!

You, nor your advisor, can register you for PRLC 1810. I will do that this summer. Please leave the following windows of time open in your schedule so you can attend your PLC lecture and recitation:

  • Monday/Wednesday: 6:00-6:50pm
  • Thursday: 3:30-7:30pm - try to leave entire span open so you can be placed in either the earlier (3:30-5:30) or later (5:30-7:30) recitation without time conflicts.

Below, you will find documents that explain details about important dates and events, and enrollment into your first two PLC courses, PRLC 1810 and 1820. You will also find information to help you prepare for PLC.

1 – New Student Handbook (COMING SOON both online and to your home address)

2 - Staff Reading Recommendations - These are all highly recommended (because they are so good!) but not required.

Aaron Roof - Director, PLC Emily Allen Walsh - Program Coordinator Jessie Kasynski - Program Manager JulieMarie Shepherd Macklin - Academic Director PLC Scholars

Team of Rivals - Doris Kearns Goodwin

Second Mountain - David Brooks

Team of Teams - General Stanley McChyrstal

Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo

Coddling of the American Mind - Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt

Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond

Start with Why - Simon Sinek

Quiet - Susan Cain

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*%k - Mark Manson

Living list of PLCers favorite reads, podcasts, movies, etc.


3 – PLC Website Scavenger Hunt (UPDATE IN PROGRESS: required before PLC Orientation in January)

4 - PLC Dress Code (required even for remote instruction)

Please keep track of the link to this page and share it with your parents/guardians.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me - You, nor your CU advisor, can enroll you in PRLC 1810.

Keep an eye out for many emails this summer from myself, Aaron Roof, JulieMarie Shepherd Macklin, Emily Allen Walsh and/or the plc-20 listserv.  We have a lot of information to pass along and we don’t want you to miss anything!  Start checking your email address at least once a day this summer.