Published: Aug. 9, 2022

About 8,000 new students and their families will arrive on campus next week, marking the start of Fall Welcome. There will be many activities and events between Aug. 15 and Sept. 2 in addition to move-in. These events allow new and returning students to meet fellow Buffs, become familiar with campus resources and feel welcomed and supported at CU Boulder.

Here’s what faculty and staff need to know to get ready for Fall Welcome.

Parking and traffic

There will be campus parking closures for faculty and staff from Aug. 15 through Aug. 21. Permit holders will receive email notification of their permitted lot/zone parking impacts from Parking Services. Please note, Regent Drive and Colorado Avenue (east of the Colorado Avenue/Folsom Street intersection) will be restricted to vehicles displaying “Move-in” permits from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day Monday, Aug. 15 through Thursday, Aug. 18. 

Parking lot closures are in effect due to the increased traffic around Boulder during move-in. This helps create a more positive and efficient move-in experience for new students and families. Faculty and staff are encouraged to plan alternate transportation options to get to campus or take advantage of alternate work arrangements after discussing with their supervisor.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are essential to the success of Fall Welcome and move-in. The university is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help welcome new students and families to campus. 

Review and sign up for volunteer shifts. More Fall Welcome volunteer information can be found on the Volunteer Resource Center website.