The University of Colorado Boulder Fall Welcome, which introduces new students to the campus through various events and activities, officially kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 18.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The goal of Fall Welcome is to ensure that the transition to CU-Boulder is an engaging, healthy and positive experience for all students. Workshops for parents are also planned on topics such as maintaining your sanity while supporting your freshman child and helping students manage stress in healthy ways.
Fall Welcome events continue through the first few weeks of classes.
“It is important that our university come together to welcome our incoming students and their families to campus so that they can have a successful academic and social transition during this important first step in their college experience,” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Christina Gonzales.
Among the highlights:
- Move-in. Most students move into campus residence halls on Aug. 19 and 20. Throughout campus move-in, “Quick Drop Stations” will be designated around the residence halls. Students will check in with a photo ID at the Quick Drop Station closest to their residence hall where volunteers will help unload vehicles and direct drivers to extended-term parking lots. An overview of the move-in process indicating where to check in, where to park while dropping off belongings and where to park after unloading are available at https://housing.colorado.edu/node/516.
- Events. Hundreds of events representing every corner of the CU-Boulder campus community will help students make immediate connections and have fun during this pivotal time.
- Fall Welcome app. All the information on the Fall Welcome webpage – and more – is available through the new CU-Boulder Fall Welcome Guidebook App. Download it to access a full session schedule, a campus map and important campus contacts. Search “CU-Boulder Fall Welcome” in the Guidebook application search feature and download to your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
Students and parents can get additional information about Fall Welcome, including details about residence hall move-in, class registration, maps, directions and more at www.colorado.edu/orientation/fallwelcome.
Other Fall Welcome event highlights:
Thursday, Aug. 20:
- CU Kickoff 8:30 p.m. – The Division of Student Affairs, Residence Hall Association and Colorado Athletics host the “CU Kickoff” in Folsom stadium with an official welcome from the Residence Hall Association, CU Student Government and Student Affairs, followed by a pep rally.
- Connect @ the Rec 9 p.m. – CU-Boulder Recreation Services and the Residence Hall Association invite students to connect with other students at an open house. Activities include bouldering in the climbing gym, ice skating, indoor putt-putt course, human foosball inflatable, swimming in the Buff pool, lawn games, outdoor movie, blender bikes and free pizza.
Friday, Aug. 21:
- Fall Convocation 10 a.m. – Attendance at Convocation, the rite of induction into the CU-Boulder academic community, is essential and is expected of all new students. Students will hear from Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, faculty, staff and student leaders and learn about the meaning and responsibilities of becoming CU-Boulder students.
- Taste of CU 11 a.m. – Taste of CU is a signature event hosted by Housing and Dining Services following the Convocation. The event will feature food, music and a chance to connect with other new Buffs. Faculty and staff are welcome to enjoy a Taste of CU.
- UMC Fall Fest 7:30 p.m. – UMC Fall Fest features a variety of fun, interactive activities and free food throughout the UMC. Activities include tie dye shirts, comedy performances and free bowling. Be sure to arrive early to have your picture taken with CU’s live mascot, Ralphie.
Saturday, Aug. 22:
- Welcomefest 2015 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. – The annual CU Welcomefest Concert will take place on Farrand Field. Bands include Seven Lions, Joywave, Sunboy and innerspace.
Jennifer McDuffie, New Student Welcome Programs, (O) 303-492-1417
jennifer.mcduffie (at) colorado (dot) edu
Katie Theiler, Housing and Dining, (O) 303-492-8380
katie.theiler (at) colorado (dot) edu
Julie Poppen, CU-Boulder media relations, (O) 303-492-4007 (M) 720-503-4922
julie.poppen (at) colorado (dot) edu