Published: Aug. 5, 2016

Planning to live off campus this year? Take a minute or two to peruse some tips and reminders about living in the Boulder community.

  • Meet your neighbors, Boulder is a friendly, welcoming place to live! Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations staff members along with volunteers from across campus will be on and around the Hill during the first couple weekends of the semester to welcome back students and provide information about how to be a good neighbor and community member, and how we can each do our part to avoid potential neighborhood impacts. We are Buffs wherever we are! 
  • Visit the Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations office in UMC room 313, for assistance with all of your off-campus living needs.
  • Questions about a lease or a security deposit? Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations offers free legal advice to currently enrolled fee-paying CU Boulder students. Legal advice.
  • Commuting? Your RTD CollegePass allows you to ride any RTD provided transit including the AB Skyride bus to the airport for no additional charge. Visit the Environmental Center for more information. Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations also provides resources, communication and programming for commuting Buffs managed by our Commuter Student Liaison. Email for more information or to be added to the commuting Buffs listserv.
  • The International Student Liaison can assist international students living off campus who may have rental questions, or who may just be looking for ways to get connected in the area or on campus. 
  • When hosting a party off-campus, consider using the Party Registration Program. Register your Friday or Saturday night party, and receive a warning from dispatch if your party is too loud. Unlike a nuisance party ticket, registration is free.
  • Flash floods can happen at any time in Boulder. Be prepared for a flash flood.
  • Don't feed the bears. The city of Boulder has a city ordinance that requires trash to be secured in bear-resistant trash cans or carts within designated areas of the city. Unsecured trash can lead to a $250 fine to property owners or tenants for a first offense. Bear Protection Ordinance.
  • The Environmental Center's SCORE program (which operates during the academic year) provides free home energy assessments and pizza. The program helps students lower energy bills and live more sustainably. SCORE.
Students walking through the Broadway underpass