Published: July 14, 2021

Fall Welcome occurs 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 begins Aug. 15 and goes through Aug. 19. This year, students are 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.

Additionally, students have the option to bring personal belongings to their residence hall during designated Drop Off Days. Occurring Aug. 10 and 13, this will also help expedite the move-in process.


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 more efficient 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.

Learn more about alternative commuting options for faculty and staff during move-in.

Fall Welcome

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

This year, we are offering a track specifically for second-year students! The Second-Year Experience will be a chance for students to reconnect with campus, meet fellow second-year Buffs and continue to build their community at CU Boulder. 

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. 

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are essential to the success of Fall Welcome and move-in. The volunteer support from our campus community ensures new students and families have a positive and welcoming experience.

There are a variety of volunteer shifts and roles to help support our new students and families. View and sign up for available volunteer shifts.