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Lockers can be rented for semesters in various locations on campus.
- Engineering Center
- Norlin Library
- Student Recreation Center
Office of Veteran Services
The Office of Veteran Services should be your first stop if you are a veteran considering attendance to CU. They can provide assistance on using your education benefits and provide transition programs like Summer Bridge and Veteran Ambassadors. It's important to understand how your benefits work at CU, including providing a Request for Enrollment Certification each semester, and Residency Requirements.
The Office of Veteran Services has a great staff willing to assist with your needs. Additionally, Kristina Spaeth is the academic advisor who specializes in working with veterans.
The campus has a group for veterans, the Student Veteran Association (SVA) and can be found on Facebook. The group hosts monthly events for free food and socializing with other student veterans.
RTD: Military Ride for Free
Active duty, Guard, and Reserve members can ride RTD public transportation for free. Visit www.rtd-denver.com/militaryRides.shtml for more information, and be sure to submit a fee waiver with the Environmental Center during the academic year, which is currently $85 per semester. Waivers must be submitted by the following dates according to semester:
- Fall term - October 1
- Spring term - March 1
- Summer term - July 1
Veteran Alumni Association
The Veteran Alumni Association supports CU Boulder veteran alumni in the transition. With social gatherings and volunteering opportunities, it's a great place to be with like-minded individuals. They also offer a Veteran Mentorship and Transition Program where student veterans can work under a mentor in a "Veteran Friendly" company or organization to enable success in civilian business world.
The University Libraries has a special guide for transfer student. Check it out to find all your research needs, as well as other important resources to help you succeed, including "Text a Librarian."
Register Your Laptop
CU Boulder Office of Information Technology offers a free laptop registration program to help protect your valuable property. In a partnership with the Boulder Police Department, laptop registration is a quick and simple process that can deter the theft of your laptop. Bring your laptop to the Technology Learning Center on campus or to Pearl Street CPC and receive a tamper-resistant sticker.
- University of Colorado Boulder Technology Learning Center (see map), 1045 18th Street, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Pearl Street CPC, 1500 Pearl St. - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Software and Hardware
The Office of Information Technology offers recommendations if your looking to buy a new computer. If you are buying a new computer, check with the CU Bookstore and get information on the partnerships with Dell, Lenovo, and Apple. There are also many partnerships with the university to get free or student discounted software products.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP): UROP supports research partnerships between faculty and undergraduate students from numerous academic areas.
Discovery Learning Apprenticeship (DLA) Program: As an undergraduate discovery learning apprentice, you’ll work alongside graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and industry representatives, as collaborative partners on original research.
Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research: BSI Scholars is a funding and professional development program for current CU Boulder undergraduates. Eligible students conducting original STEM research are paid to work in a laboratory on the CU Boulder or CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Students also attend seminars to enhance the research experience, and summarize their findings through a presentation at the end of the term.
Students receive an RTD CollegePass when registered for classes. This allows for more commuting options as bus routes run from Denver to Boulder along Highway 36, as well as easy transportation around Boulder. This pass also offers free trips to and from the airport. Looking to spend some time in Denver? The CollegePass also provides free lightrail service to/around the Denver Metro area.
Visit Parking and Transportation Services to purchase a campus parking permit. Fall 2018 sales start 10 AM on August 15. If you have 2 or more people travelling in the same vehicle, you may qualify for the Carpool Permit and can have priority parking spots if you arrive before 9:00 AM.
Prefer to bike? Environmental Center offers bike registration on campus, as well as many service stations around campus. Remember, the safest way to secure your bike on campus is by a U-Lock. The Environmental Center also provides a lock swap program where you can trade your current lock for a FREE U-Lock!
The UMC also offers CU NightRide, a free transportation service for CU Boulder students inside Boulder city limits. If it's late and you need a ride, call 303-492-SAFE (7233) or download the TapRide app.
Food and Drinks
All listed here will be dining options without the campus meal plans. Housing and Dining Services locations will accept cash or card, but may cost extra (as with the C4C location).
- Housing and Dining Services Locations (with or without meal plan)
- Atlas - Pekoe Sip House
- Engineering Center - Celestial Seasonings Café
- Koelbel Building - Method Coffee Roasters Café
- Norlin Library - Laughing Goat
- Muenzinger Phychology - Etai's Bakery Café
- UMC Dinning
- Panda Express
- Papa John's
- Jamba Juice
- CU Bookstore
- UMC Connection: the bowling alley in the UMC offers various menu options, as well as alcoholic beverages.
East Campus Options
- Etai's Bakery Café
- BOLD Center, Engineering
- Engineering Lobby
- Idea Forge (Near Kittridge)
- Imig Music Building Lounge
- Koelbel Building near Method Coffee Roasters
- Norlin Library near Laughing Goat Coffee
- UMC Bookstore (downstairs)
- UMC Dining Room