Published: April 1, 2021

With last week’s announcement on the shift to a more traditional in-person experience at CU Boulder this fall, plans are underway to welcome our new class of students and provide opportunities to build community.

Fall Welcome will occur Aug. 15-29, with move-in beginning on Aug. 15. Here’s what faculty and staff need to know to prepare. 

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Move-in will begin Aug. 15 and go through Aug. 19. This year, beginning in June students will be able to select their own move-in dates and times. There will be a variety of move-in slots available for each residence hall throughout the five-day window. This schedule will help reduce the number of students checking in at their residence hall at each time.


Faculty and staff should plan for parking closures and impacts from Sunday, Aug. 15, through Thursday, Aug. 19. With increased traffic around Boulder during move-in, parking closures help create a positive move-in experience for new students and families by limiting the amount of vehicles driving to, on and around campus. 

Closer to move-in, permit holders will receive an email notification of any parking lot impacts from Parking Services.

Fall Welcome

Students will participate in Fall Welcome events both virtually and in-person. Students will learn more about campus resources and support services, while making valuable connections with fellow Buffs, faculty and staff.

Parent and family engagement opportunities will also take place during this time. These opportunities will help welcome them to our CU community, and share resources and services to help with their student’s transition to CU Boulder. 

The Fall Welcome program submission form will be available beginning April 16. Submissions will be due by June 1.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are essential to the success of Fall Welcome and move-in. While this year will look different, the volunteer support from our campus community will help ensure new students and families have a positive and safe experience.

There are a variety of volunteer shifts and roles to help support our new students and families. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to volunteer later this summer.