The Explore CU program provides you and your family the chance to explore campus and the many opportunities you will have as a student at CU Boulder. The day includes attending a sample lecture, taking a walking tour of campus, viewing a sample residence hall room, eating lunch on campus and meeting with current students, faculty and staff! Explore CU programs are held throughout the year. 

Who: This program is for prospective freshman students who have not yet applied to CU Boulder. If you have applied to CU Boulder and are awaiting an admission decision OR are an admitted freshman, we recommend you attend a Be Boulder for a Day program or Admitted Student Day. If you are a transfer student, we recommend you attend a Transfer Information Session.

When: Click on the date below to register

Cost: Free


  • Sample lecture
  • Walking tour of CU Boulder
  • Presentation on the admission process
  • A panel discussion with current students
  • A tour of a residence hall room
  • Lunch in one of our award-winning dining halls
  • An opportunity to meet with various campus leaders and representatives

Tentative Agenda*:

8:00-8:30 a.m.


8:30-8:45 a.m.


8:50-10:00 a.m.

Campus Tour

10:05-10:55 a.m.

Academic Experience: Sample Lecture

11:00a.m.-12:10 p.m.


12:10-12:30 p.m.

Residence Hall Sample Room Viewing

12:45-1:15 p.m.

Opportunities Sessions

1:20-1:55 p.m.

Family & Student Panel Discussions with Current CU Boulder Students

2:00-2:20 p.m.

CU Boulder Student Experience

2:20-2:35 p.m.


2:35-5:00 p.m.

Option Afternoon Session & Class Observations

*Please note: The agenda is tentative and subject to change.