Living on Campus
Roommate Agreements - My Room 2.0
- My Room 2.0 is a website where you create your roommate agreement. Each of your roommates completes a profile and a general roommate agreement is created based on the collective roommate profiles. Your profile covers, among other things, how you will handle visitors, study time, cleanliness standards, and how you will give each other feedback.
- Complete your Roommate Agreement online when you arrive on campus.
What happens if the agreement is broken?
- Always talk with your roommate first. Many disagreements are resolved by talking with each other. Often what you think is common sense is not common sense to your roommate and vice-versa. Give each other the benefit of the doubt.
- Involve your Floor RA. Often the RA can help you and your roommate work things out. Perhaps expectations need to be reset - something that you thought you could live with you really can't. It's okay to let your roommate know that your feelings have shifted and the RA can help you with structuring the conversation.
Your Residence Hall Community
You have both freedom and responsibility as a member of the on-campus community
Your Freedom - What Kind of BUFF Will You Be?
- Choose Your Schedule
- When to get up in the morning, when to eat, when to study, and when to go to bed
- Choose Your Friends
- Who will be your friends and how involved in campus life will you be
- Choose Your Classes & Co-Curricular Involvement
- What will you include in your academic life - classes, internships, attend campus speakers/lectures and learn outside the classroom
You are now responsible for educating yourself about the Residence Hall policies and procedures, CU Code of Student Conduct, CU Honor Code, and relevant City, State and Federal Laws.
Violations of alcohol and drug laws and CU policies have serious consequence for students which may result in probation, suspension or expulsion from CU. We highly encourage students to familiarize themselves with CU policies related to alcohol and other drugs.
- Students under 21 are not permitted to possess or consume alcohol, and may not be present in a room where other students are drinking alcohol.
- Smoking marijuana or being present in a room where others are smoking marijuana is also not permitted.
Some of the important academic support services provided in the residence halls are listed below. For more information about these services contact your resident advisor (RA) or the Academic Support Assistance Program office (ASAP) at 303-735-3303. Most programs are offered free of charge.
- CAPRH The Community Academic Programs in the Residence Halls brings you programs with faculty outside the classroom.
- Small group tutoring Residents may request free tutoring in any subject and will be scheduled per tutor availability.
- Walk-in Tutoring Residents may receive free tutoring Sunday through Wednesday from 8:00–9:00 p.m.
Regular mail and standard packages are delivered to mailrooms centrally located in your hall or commons area. All overnight express packages, flowers, cakes, etc. are delivered to the hall office and are signed for by staff. You will be notified by e-mail for package pickup. Outgoing mail is picked up daily from each hall.
Your mailing address will be:
[Box No.] [Hall Name]
Boulder, CO 80310 - [+ four digit extension]
Ralph E. Buffalo
9405 Andrews Hall
Boulder, CO 80310-0003
The four-digit zip code extensions are as follows:
|Hall||Four-digit Zip Code Extension|
If you plan to ship belongings before halls open, please be aware that residence hall mailrooms and front offices are not staffed until the week of move-in. Therefore, please do not ship items to be delivered before August 20 or they may be returned to sender.
If you have not received your hall mailing address by the time you travel to Boulder, arrange with your shipping agent to ship on a “will call” basis. When you receive your hall assignment, call your shipping agent with this information so that your belongings can be delivered.
Assistant Residence Hall Director (ARHD)
This paraprofessional position provides assistance to the full-time hall director in each building community, co-supervises resident advisors, and provides support for hall activities.
Resident Advisor (RA)
Your RA will live on your floor or a floor adjacent to yours. RAs are students who are trained to help you with any number of situations whether related to academic, personal, or maintenance needs.
Residence Hall Director (HD)
This full-time professional staff member is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the residence hall, supervising the resident advisors, advising student groups, and coordinating residence life activities. He or she acts as a liaison with maintenance, housekeeping, and food service. Residents should always feel free to contact their hall directors; they are committed to assisting students in areas of personal and academic growth.
Area coordinators are full-time professional staff members that supervise the hall directors and full-time office staff. They are in charge of the management of their area of residence halls.
Hall raisers are sophomores or upper-division residents who volunteer to return to campus early and assist with new-student-week activities. They will welcome you when you arrive, help you through the week, and assist the residence hall staff in hosting social and academic activities. Since hall raisers have already been in your shoes, feel free to ask them for pointers.
Each hall has an organized student government to deal with issues and needs in that hall. Representatives to these hall councils are elected from a floor or section of the hall early in the fall semester. Each hall council organizes social, recreational, and educational activities, and assists hall staff in making hall policy.
Representatives are selected from each hall council to serve on the Residence Hall Association (RHA). Its members represent all the residence halls and work together with Housing & Dining Services to make certain that the wants and needs of residents are addressed. Representatives raise issues of concern as well as plan events for the entire residence hall system.
Elections of representatives to RHA are held in hall councils soon after the fall semester begins. If you’re interested in being a representative, contact your hall director or RA. You can also call the RHA office directly at 303-492-7305.