Departments, Services and Shops

Basic Needs Center

Room 458
The Basic Needs Center is your campus care collective, connecting you to essential resources when you need them most. We collaborate with on-campus and community partners to get you the care you need. We provide education on navigating local and national resources in addition to helping support you in emergency situations.

Buff Pantry

Room 1B73

CU Boulder’s on-campus food pantry is here to support all undergraduate and graduate students who are experiencing food insecurity. Clients are welcome to visit the Buff Pantry one time per week and will receive approximately 20 pounds of food per visit. The Buff Pantry provides fresh produce; shelf-stable, refrigerated and frozen food; and personal care items at no cost to students. Food and personal care item selection will vary based on availability, donations and time of year.

Center for Student Involvement

Room 330

CSI cultivates an environment for building vibrant, engaging and safe communities through programming, leadership development, cultural awareness and learning opportunities. We also serve as banker, bookkeeper, travel agent, purchasing department and event manager for student organizations.

CU Book Store

Room 145
The official bookstore of CU Boulder, selling CU merchandise, textbooks, office products, school supplies and more.

Commuter Lounge

Room 102

Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations welcomes commuter students to come to the lounge on the first floor. It is filled with amenities specifically for commuting students including printers, games, snacks, coffee, lockers, refrigerators and more!

CU Collegiate Recovery Community

Room 414

The CUCRC provides community, support and connection for students, faculty and staff in recovery or seeking recovery from a wide range of behaviors. Our mission is to help develop peer-to-peer connections, support resiliency and contribute to their overall well-being through a welcoming and supportive community.

CU Events Planning & Catering

Room 140

We are a full-service event planning and scheduling resource for CU and the Boulder area. From simple lunches and coffee breaks to elegant dinners and receptions, our expertise and attention to detail will help bring your vision to life. Whether you’re a recognized student organization, university department, non-university user or someone hosting a social event, we can help you create a memorable and successful experience.

CU NightRide

Room 233C

CU NightRide is a student-operated program dedicated to meeting the safety needs of CU students, faculty and staff by providing night-time transportation to support a safe academic and socially responsible environment both on campus and in the community. CU NightRide is free for CU students, faculty and staff.

CU Student Government

Room 125
CUSG is the official governing body of the students at CU Boulder. They seek to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students by funding student organizations, passing legislation, representing the student voice and overseeing facilities.

Dean of Students

Room 308
We provide our students the opportunity to explore a multitude of intellectual and academic options and to participate in a range of social and organizational leadership experiences. The Office of the Dean of Students supports and advocates for students, and connects them with resources essential to their ongoing success. We partner with students in order to enhance their overall learning.

Dennis Small Cultural Center

Room 457
The DSCC serves underrepresented student groups on the CU Boulder campus by providing programmatic support and a safe space for cultural expression and community gatherings. We serve the campus community as a whole by providing opportunities to enhance cultural awareness and celebrate diversity. We are committed to facilitating programs and resources that contribute to the intellectual, cultural, social, ethical and personal growth of all students.


First floor
From pizza, Chinese food and sandwiches to coffee, salads and food on-the-go, the UMC dining area has something for everyone during breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Elevations Credit Union

Room 143
Conveniently located next to the Book Store, Elevations offers great service to students and faculty, and accepts all walk-ins. Elevations Credit Union is proud to be the only financial institution to have a full-service branch on campus.

Environmental Center

Room 355

CU Boulder is proud to be a leader in sustainability. Join our Herd in making sustainable choices daily and getting involved with solutions on campus. As you move through your CU journey, the Environmental Center is here to help you develop knowledge, skills and leadership, connect with your peers and network with experts, and make a positive impact on campus and beyond.

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Room 416

Fraternity & Sorority Life at CU Boulder is made up of 30 chapters officially recognized by the university. Each chapter experience offers lifelong friendships, leadership opportunities, academic support, campus involvement and opportunities to give back to the campus and Boulder communities.

InkSpot Copy Center

Room 130C
Do you need to have printing done or copies made? Do you need labels or stickers? CU Imaging Services is here to help you. From stickers to postcards and bound books, Imaging services can make any project for campus.

Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations

Room 313

OCH&NR is your only university-affiliated resource for finding housing. Our office is here to help you with all aspects of living off campus, from searching for an apartment and roommate, understanding Boulder housing options and providing free lease reviews with our staff attorney, to navigating roommate disagreements, understanding Boulder ordinances and advocating for your rights as a student and tenant.

Peace Corps

Room 122
The mission of the Peace Corps is to promote world peace and friendship by providing qualified volunteers to interested countries in need of a trained workforce by fostering a better understanding of Americans on the part of the people served, and by fostering a better understanding of other people on the part of Americans.

Student Legal Services

Room 311

Student Legal Services is a small law office dedicated exclusively to serving the legal needs of CU Boulder students. We provide accessible professional legal assistance to eligible students for a fraction of the cost of a private attorney. SLS has several attorneys on staff who can help students make sense of their legal situations, explain their options and help them prevent their legal issues from spiraling out of control.

UMC Reception Desk

Second floor
The reception desk, located to the left of the main UMC entrance at Broadway and Euclid, is a comprehensive information center available whenever the UMC is open. It serves as a resource for general campus information and as the communications center for the UMC.

Volunteer Resource Center

Room 458

The VRC connects students with volunteer opportunities, programming and events that will encourage life-long engagement in the world. We are dedicated to helping students, staff and faculty explore the opportunities and understand sustainable ways in which to create an impact and affect positive social change.

Fun and Entertainment

Club 156

Room 115 (inside The Connection)

Club 156 is Boulder’s most intimate concert venue for local gems and national touring acts.

The Connection

Room 105
As the only bowling center in Boulder, The Connection is the place for fun things to do with friends and family, or just to relax. We featured bowling, billiards, ping pong, video games and board games with discounted rates for student, staff and faculty. Plus weekly poker, billiards, trivia and karaoke events and tournaments for students.

KVCU Radio 1190

Room 1B80

Radio 1190 is an independent, non-profit station at the University of Colorado Boulder. Rather than limited playlists or singular musical formats, we offer unique and distinct programming and on-air personalities who prominently feature personal playlists, new artists and listener requests.

Program Council

Room 401

Program Council is a student-managed department within the Center for Student Involvement that provides affordable, high-quality, face-rocking entertainment and professional event support for the Boulder campus community. Through scheduling, facilitating and producing events, Program Council offers educational opportunities for students to gain experience and insight into the entertainment industry.