Published: April 11, 2019

Plans are already underway to welcome our new class of students this fall. In order to provide incoming students a better opportunity to build community and have a more positive move-in experience, some changes have been made from last year’s model.

Fall Welcome will occur Aug. 20–30, with move-in beginning on Monday, Aug. 19.

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Move-in will begin on Monday, Aug. 19, for international students. It will go through Thursday, Aug. 22. Students’ move-in dates will correspond with their residence hall; this allows students to start building community and make connections right away, as they meet their roommate(s), floormates and resident advisors.


Faculty and staff should plan for parking closures and impacts from Monday, Aug. 19, through Thursday, Aug. 22. There is a high volume of traffic around campus and Boulder during move-in dates, and parking closures help create a positive move-in experience for new students and families by limiting the amount of vehicles driving to, on and around campus. In a 2018 Fall Welcome experience survey to incoming CU families, about 92% agreed that parking and traffic on move-in dates was managed well.

Closer to move-in, permit holders will receive an email notification of any parking lot impacts from Parking Services.

Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome begins Tuesday, Aug. 20, and ends Friday, Aug. 30. Fall Welcome creates a centralized, campuswide welcome experience for all incoming students and families. Programs occurring through Fall Welcome will be designed to provide resources and campus information, establish affinity and a sense of belonging within the campus community, and offer insight and support strategies for a safe and healthy college experience.

Campus departments are invited to submit programs, events and opportunities to be included in the Fall Welcome schedule. Submit your Fall Welcome program here. Any questions regarding Fall Welcome can be directed to New Student and Family Programs.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are an essential component of Fall Welcome. The volunteer support from our campus community enhances the feelings of welcome and belonging for our new students and families, and ensures the move-in process and programs are efficient and run smoothly.

View and sign up for available volunteer shifts. If you would like to volunteer as a department or group, contact Hannah Wilks. All Fall Welcome volunteer information can be found on the Volunteer Resource Center website.