Student Life

Students Playing Spike ball

Student life

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to enhancing student academic success, from the moment students arrive on campus through graduation.

Student Affairs provides essential support services that enhance the classroom experience. This includes where students eat, sleep, build community and find help if needed. Student Affairs programs and services address student social, emotional, physical, professional and academic needs to help students graduate and build lifelong skills. Learn more at

Band and Bash
First-Year Experience

New Student & Family Programs works with students from the time they decide to attend CU Boulder through the first few weeks of the semester. The year kicks off with events and activities designed to promote campus services and resources, create opportunities to connect with fellow Buffs, and set students up for success at CU Boulder. Learn more by visiting

CU Kick Off
Students in front of Baker Hall

Student life: Housing & involvement

On- and off-campus housing

On-campus housing provides students with a home away from home. Students can find community and support in meeting their academic goals. Residence hall communities are designed primarily for first- and second-year students. There are many residential programs and experiences for students in their academic journey. For more information about on-campus housing, visit

Many students live off-campus after their first year at CU Boulder. Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations is a great resource for students to find housing, understand lease agreements, learn about city ordinances, discover what legal resources are available and more. Students can easily use Ralphie’s List, CU Boulder’s online rental database, to help in their housing search. Visit to learn more.

Student involvement

Getting involved is a great way for students to meet fellow Buffs, discover new hobbies and interests, and build their own community at CU Boulder. With hundreds of academic, political, social, religious and recreational clubs and events, there are many ways to get involved! There’s something for everyone at CU Boulder, whether students are looking for activities that emphasize ethnic or cultural heritage, fraternity and sorority life, political involvement, environmental issues, leadership development, service experiences or school spirit. To learn more, visit

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Wardenburg Health Center

Student life: Campus life

Health and Wellness

CU Boulder students have access to a full range of health and wellness services to support their holistic well-being, including recreation and fitness, medical care, counseling and psychiatric services, peer-to-peer coaching, support groups, advocacy, workshops and more. Explore everything Health and Wellness Services has to offer at:

Wellness Wednesday Succulents

One of the university’s top goals is to promote a safe, secure and comfortable campus environment for our students. Comprehensive information on safety programs and emergency services is available at

Wellness Wednesday Succulents
Diversity and inclusion

CU Boulder embraces the involvement of every student, staff and faculty member. We recognize that a truly diverse community includes people from all ethnic, regional, cultural, economic and religious backgrounds. This also includes first-generation students, people with disabilities, students who are parents, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, people of different ages and political viewpoints, and many others. For more information, contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement at