CU Boulder students watch sunset from Flagstaff Mountain

Taking in 2020: Reflecting on the year at CU Boulder

Dec. 22, 2020

In looking back on 2020, COVID-19 stands out for many. In the face of sorrow and difficulty, Buffs came together, worked to protect our herd and helped curb the coronavirus through research and community resources. Prior to and during the pandemic, there have been moments of growth, greatness and celebration as well.

Football game with fans dressed in banana costumes

Best of 2019: Top moments in CU Athletics

Jan. 3, 2020

Football, basketball, soccer, track and cross-country, lacrosse, volleyball, tennis, skiing, golf—here are the top 19 moments from 2019.

Old Main split screen features green and sunny skies (left) and snowstorm (right)

Best of 2019: Instagram top 9

Dec. 31, 2019

The year 2019 was a great one for CU Boulder photos. On Instagram alone we posted 257 photos and received 787K total likes! From snow-mencement to Ralphie’s retirement, there’s never a dull moment around our beautiful campus.

Silhouette of a person near Waneka Lake at sunset

Taking in 2019: The year at CU Boulder

Dec. 23, 2019

The year 2019 was full of memorable moments, and we’re taking a look back at the highlights: research spanning everything from climate change to the value of a five-minute workout; strides in space studies; the upping of our sustainability game; and much more.

Students release biodegradable balloons as part of class project

Taking in 2018: A year in review

Dec. 20, 2018

The year was 2018, and it was full of highlights for the CU Boulder community through leadership, innovation and impacts. Here are just some of our most memorable Buff moments.

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10 CU Boulder science stories you won’t want to miss from 2018

Dec. 14, 2018

A pill that could one day stave off aging. Tracking tweets for science. Soft robots that move like us. These are among the top 10 high-impact findings of research published by faculty and students in 2018. See more.

Buffalo statue with eclipsed sun behind

Best 17 of 2017

Dec. 28, 2017

It was a year marked with new discoveries, academic and career achievements, high-profile visitors, Ralphie's 50th anniversary, philanthropic legacies and much more. Enjoy a recap of some of our proudest Buff moments.

CU fans cheer on the Buffs during sunset football game

Top 16 in 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

In 2016, we again celebrated a campus community that brings innovation and positive impacts to Colorado and the nation. We marked new discoveries, faculty achievements, Olympic medalists and a resurgent football program while welcoming high-profile visitors to campus and sending satellites throughout our solar system. Enjoy this recap of an outstanding year.

 Top 15 stories in 2015

CU-Boulder: Highlights of 2015

Dec. 11, 2015

In 2015, members of CU-Boulder's community again stood out by winning prestigious prizes such as the Pulitzer, getting up close and personal with Pluto and hosting high profile events that attracted attention around the globe to our beautiful Boulder campus.