Published: July 9, 2020

Fall Welcome will occur Aug. 17 to Sept. 5, with move-in beginning on Aug. 17. Here’s what faculty and staff need to know to prepare.


Move-in will begin Aug. 17 and go through Aug. 21. This year, students are selecting their own move-in dates and times. There will be a variety of move-in slots available for each residence hall throughout the five-day window. This schedule will help reduce the number of students checking in at their residence hall at each time.

Additionally, students have the option to bring personal belongings to their residence hall during designated drop off days. Occurring Aug. 5–7, this will also help expedite the move-in process and limit the amount of students checking in during move-in later.


Faculty and staff should plan for parking closures and impacts from Monday, Aug. 17, through Friday, Aug. 21. With increased traffic around Boulder during move-in, 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. 

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

Fall Welcome

Students will be participating in Fall Welcome events both virtually and in-person. Students will be learning more about campus resources and support services, while making valuable connections with fellow Buffs, faculty and staff.

Parent and family engagement opportunities will also take place during this time. These opportunities will help welcome them to our CU community, and share resources and services to help with their student’s transition to CU Boulder. 

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are essential to the success of Fall Welcome and move-in. While this year will look different, the volunteer support from our campus community will help ensure new students and families have a positive and safe experience.

There are a variety of volunteer shifts and roles to help support our new students and families. View and sign up for available volunteer shifts. Find more Fall Welcome volunteer information on the Volunteer Resource Center website.