A concrete canoe in the shape of a blue shark.

Canceled concrete canoe competition doesn’t dampen students’ enthusiasm

May 17, 2023

This year, 15 CU Boulder civil and architectural engineering students spent more than 60 hours constructing a concrete canoe. Despite the open water races being canceled due to cold temperatures, CU Boulder students did well in other ASCE competitions, taking second place in both the non-technical paper and innovation challenge and third place in both the technical paper and surveying competitions.

People chat on the Norlin Quad.

Presenting send-off videos for the Class of 2023

May 11, 2023

As you go forth from the university, take in reflections and parting words in videos from the Commencement Office, CU Student Government, Alumni Association and Senior Class Council, including a “Buffs Going Bananas” appearance.

Carter Nelson

A journey to never forget

May 9, 2023

Graduating CU Boulder senior Carter Snelson walked every street in Boulder, a journey that totaled 970 miles.

Silhouette of the Leeds building

Leeds class of 2023 caps off college experiences, prepares for lifetime of impact

May 9, 2023

Amid countless challenges, Leeds graduates transformed the school, campus and world through their work. And they’re just getting started.​ Here are some of their stories.

17-year-old CU Boulder graduate Brian Tan

‘Powerhouse’ computer science student set to graduate at 17

May 4, 2023

Brian Tan taught himself calculus at 13, took the SAT at 14, got a GED at 16 and got his associate's degree in computer science in the same year. Tan is young, but it is also his contributions to his classes and research groups on which his collaborators and mentors remark.

Rita Garson

5 decades after starting college, tenacious student to graduate

May 3, 2023

Rita Garson, now 76, will celebrate her special day at CU Boulder with her sister, adult children and grandchildren, two of whom are also alumni.

students sit on Folsom Field during 2018 commencement ceremony

Presenting tomorrow’s leaders: The class of 2023

May 3, 2023

Read words of wisdom from some of the many talented and innovative students who are graduating and starting on their next adventures. As they become Forever Buffs, they leave their inspirational legacies—with advice and reflection—for those who follow.

Andrea Kloehn

Meet the College of Music’s outstanding grad

Dec. 16, 2022

Flute performance major Andrea Kloehn is this semester's Outstanding Graduating Senior. Learn more about her and the other College of Music winter graduates.

Shloka Dhar

Artist vivifies the pain, diaspora and tragedy of Kashmir

Dec. 16, 2022

Shloka Dhar, who majored in art practices and molecular, cellular and developmental biology, is the College of Arts and Sciences’ outstanding graduate for fall 2022.

Rylee Vogel

With double degrees, Rylee Vogel eyes show business

Dec. 14, 2022

Rylee Vogel is an actor and a communicator. This year, she’s also the recipient of the William W. White Outstanding Graduate Award, an honor bestowed to the student graduating with the highest GPA in the College of Media, Communication and Information.