The CU Boulder Student Employee of the Year Award recognizes and honors student employees for their contributions to the university community. Students are nominated by faculty and staff members.

Student Eligibility

  • Enrolled in a CU Boulder degree program at least half time as an undergraduate student. Graduate students and Teaching Assistants are not eligible.
  • There is no restriction on student's length of employment.


All nominated students and their nominators will be invited to a luncheon with the Chancellor in April to celebrate.

  • The first place campus winner will receive Buff Gear donated by the CU Bookstore and will be nominated for National Student Employee of the Year to honor their accomplishments.
  • The second place campus winner will receive Buff Gear, donated from Student Employment within the Office of Financial Aid.


The deadline to email nominations was February 15, 2023.