Arriving on Campus
|Students attending August orientation (Colleges of Architecture & Planning,
Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Music, or Business) may move in beginning at 8:00am
|Tuesday, August 20|
|Engineering students that attended an orientation session in June or July
may move in beginning at 1:00pm
|Wednesday, August 21|
|Non-engineering students that attended orientation sessions in June or July may
move in beginning at 9:00am
|Thursday, August 22|
Due to the huge effort required to safely coordinate staff and resources for the arrival of nearly 6,000 residents, NO EARLY ARRIVALS will be allowed into the residence halls.
Early move-ins cannot be accommodated. Do not arrive at the residence halls before your appointed move-in date or time.
If you must travel to Boulder ahead of your assigned move-in date, plan to stay at a local hotel until your assigned move-in time.
Odd numbered floors
Even numbered floors
(rooms beginning with 0 and 1B should be considered even)
Even numbered floors
Odd numbered floors
(rooms beginning with 00 should be considered odd numbered floors)
- On Move in days TUESDAY August 20, Wednesday August 21 (Engr only), and THURSDAY August 22, 2013, special unloading areas will be designated around the residence halls. Welcome Assembly students will assist on this day.
- Parking and Transportation Services personnel will be on hand to direct traffic.
- Service loading dock area of each building may be used for temporary parking while unloading only. Parking at loading docks is strictly limited to 15 minutes.
- Regular parking lots located near the residence halls for longer term parking will be open during the heavy move-in days, and no permit will be required.
- All parking meters will be operational during the move-in period, so plan to feed them if you park there. Handicap accessible parking is designated around all halls and you must always display an appropriate placard.
Please remove all cars parked around the perimeter of Farrand Field by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22. The street will be blocked off that evening to begin preparations for Global Jam.
Your Buff OneCard will function as an electronic access card that operates outside entrances and interior security doors in the residence halls. Some halls accommodate access to rooms electronically and others use metal keys.
The best way to ensure your safety and to protect your belongings is to lock your room any time you leave it (even just to go down the hall). This is especially important during move-in and checkout times when there are many people in and around the hall. For this reason, you should carry your key/access card with you at all times.
Your first bill will be available on CUConnect at https://cuconnect.colorado.edu. It will be due by September 5, 2012. This bill will be for housing, tuition, and fees. If you have questions about the housing portion of your bill, contact Housing Financial Services in the Center for Community, room S300, 303-492-3315.
If you know or find out that you will not be coming to CU-Boulder, you need to submit a written cancellation of your housing reservation directly to Occupancy Management, Center for Community, Room S300, 159 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0159 as soon as possible, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call 303-492-6673. You will also need to notify the Office of Admissions, 303-492-6301.
Flying to Colorado
- Make your plane reservations into Denver International Airport (DIA). August is a very busy travel month with students converging on all the colleges and universities in the state.
- Several transportation options are available from DIA directly to Boulder, including buses, taxis, airport shuttles, and hired cars.
- Travel time from DIA to Boulder is about one hour and fifteen minutes depending on weather conditions and traffic.
- Regional Transportation District (RTD) skyRide bus runs hourly between DIA and Boulder and costs $10 one way. The buses are regional style coaches with large luggage compartments below. For schedule information, call RTD at 303-299-6000 or visit their website at www.RTD-Denver.com.
Driving from DIA to Boulder, exit the airport and follow Peña Boulevard to I-70 West. Travel west on I-70 and transition onto I-270, which will take you to US 36 West. Follow the signs to Boulder and CU.
E-470 toll road offers a much less congested route to Boulder around Denver. Exit the airport on Peña Boulevard and follow the signs for E-470 North. E-470 becomes the NorthWest Parkway toll road as you cross over I-25, and ends at Highway US 36 (there are no tolls after this point). Proceed West on US 36 for approximately five more miles to Boulder and the CU campus. Tolls from DIA to the end of the expressway just before Boulder are collected electronically. Cameras photograph the front and rear end licence plates and a statement is mailed to the vehicle owner at the address on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).