Published: Nov. 10, 2016
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In honor of Veterans Day, CU would like to show our appreciation for our veteran students and veteran dependents with Veteran Appreciation Week, as well as remind the community of the veteran services currently offered at CU.

Veteran Appreciation Week at The Rec

From Nov. 7 to 13, veterans and immediate family members of veterans with a valid U.S. military ID and Buff OneCard will receive free entrance to The Rec Center, in addition to free fitness classes, bouldering and skate rentals for themselves and up to two guests. (Guests must be at least 16 years of age to attend a fitness class and at least 12 years of age to boulder in the climbing gym.)

And on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, present your military ID and Buff OneCard at Guest Services to get a free Rec Center water bottle, while supplies last. 

For more information, visit The Rec website or email

CU Boulder Office of Veteran Services

The Office of Veteran Services (OVS) is a one-stop shop for all veteran programs, policies, pay, information, support and more.

With a unique understanding that student veterans and military members are a valued, vital component of the campus community—the diversity of which is broadened by their life experiences—Veteran Services strives to make successful transitions for these military persons into our campus environment.

According to the OVS, on average, student veterans who withdraw from CU attend three semesters before leaving. In an attempt to lower attrition rates and bolster student veteran success at CU, the OVS offers three ongoing programs, listed below.

  • Bridge Program: A two-week, summer course offered to incoming student veterans who need a refresher on basic skills (e.g. math, writing) to successfully transition into academia
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentor Program: Support program that connects incoming student veterans with student veterans already on campus
  • Academic Case-Management Program: Focuses on case management to get students who are having academic hardships back on track

For more information, visit the Office of Veteran Services website.