Published: April 13, 2022

Plans are already underway to welcome our new class of students this fall. Fall Welcome occurs Aug. 15-Sept. 2, with move-in beginning on Aug. 15. Here’s what faculty and staff need to know to prepare.


Move-in officially begins Aug. 15 and goes through Aug. 18. 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 four-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.11 and 12, this will also help expedite the move-in process.


Faculty and staff should plan for parking closures and impacts from Monday, Aug. 15, through Thursday, Aug. 18. 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.

Fall Welcome

Students will participate in Fall Welcome events 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. 

Campus departments are invited to submit programs, events and opportunities to be included in the Fall Welcome schedule. Submit your Fall Welcome program by May 13, 2022. Any questions regarding Fall Welcome can be directed to New Student and Family Programs.

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.

Sign up to volunteer today!