Buff Bulletin Board

The Buff Bulletin Board, a listing of campus announcements, is a service of Campus Communications.


Register for Centering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research and Creative Work

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)'s Undergraduate Research Programs Division and the Committee on Diversity & Inclusion present a first step in response to the national call for awareness and action on diversity, equity and inclusion.

This a virtual conference to serve as a platform for professionals to share, learn, listen and grow in areas of this integrated focus, in order to adequately contribute to the ongoing transformation of the undergraduate research environment on our campuses.

Using creative facilitative approaches including critical conversations and innovative presentations related to the installation, operation, maintenance and application of undergraduate research structures in higher education institutions, this conference promotes the exploration and adoption of effective tools and processes for change, that will generate a range of equitable and inclusive opportunities for the advancement of undergraduate research.

Target audience: Professionals who support the undergraduate research enterprise including mentors, administrators, faculty and industry partners.

UROP projects open for summer 2021 and beyond

Hello world

CU Boulder undergrads:

UROP invites you to join a team of students working with faculty in many fields of study—as soon as this summer! Projects are supported by UROP Team Grants and may provide financial support to participants.

To participate, check out the list of projects and reach out to the project mentors directly.

Seeking subjects for study investigating improvements in manual dexterity

The Neurophysiology of Human Movement Lab is looking for healthy adults aged 60-89 years to participate in a research study investigating the effects of manual dexterity training on the health of the neuromuscular system.

The study involves nine separate visits to our lab (~30-45 minutes each, three weeks total) on the CU Boulder Main Campus, for which subjects will be paid $120.

If interested, please call 402-310-7298 or email taylor.tvrdy@colorado.edu and reference the manual dexterity study.

Take a survey about COVID-19's impact on your social circle and class experience

Undergraduate students: Take a quick 10-minute survey about the impact of COVID-19 on your social circle and class experience for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card. 

For questions or comments regarding the survey please contact one of the following researchers: 

Buff Bus summer schedule begins Thursday, May 6

The Buff Bus will begin operating on its summer schedule beginning Thursday, May 6.

Service changes include:

  • Williams Village/Bear Creek and Marine Street Express will be out of service for the summer beginning Thursday, May 6, and will resume in the fall semester.
  • Stampede service will continue to operate Monday through Friday throughout the summer season.

Mobile vaccine clinic Tuesday, May 4 at Williams Village

COVID-19 Vaccine Bus.

Students, staff, faculty and the Boulder community can get a COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic on Tuesday, May 4. The mobile vaccine clinic, hosted by the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) will be offering the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) near the Village Center at Williams Village

It’s important to get vaccinated to support your own health, but also to strengthen the community for your family and friends. If you are leaving Boulder for the summer, please sign up for a vaccine before you travel.

Diploma cover pick-up opportunity

Diploma covers for graduating students will be available at the University Memorial Center (UMC) information desk beginning Thursday, April 29 through Friday, May 14.  The UMC is open Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Please note the information desk has temporarily relocated to the first floor of the UMC. 

Please be sure to bring your Buff OneCard with you when you come to pick-up your diploma cover.  We can identify you by your Student ID number if you do not have your Buff OneCard.  Feel free to contact the Commencement Office (commencement@colorado.edu) with your questions about diploma covers. 

Diploma Name, Address and Mailing

Your diploma will be mailed to you about eight weeks after the end of the semester in which you complete your degree requirements. Please be sure to update your diploma address in the BuffPortal so that your diploma is mailed to your preferred address.  The Post Office will not forward your diploma if your address changes.  More information about graduation is available on the Office of the Registrar’s Graduation webpage

If you are a spring 2021 graduate, your diploma name and address can be update in the BuffPortal before the spring 2021 deadline of Tuesday, June 1 (11:59 p.m.).  Additional details about graduation deadlines is available on the academic calendar

Classified staff: Fiscal year-end leave rollover/payout options

According to the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, the Colorado State Personnel Board Rule 5-4.(A) will remain in effect through the end of the 2020–21 fiscal year.

Classified employees who believe they are eligible for a carry-over or payout of their annual leave should complete the Declared Emergency Leave Rollover Request Form and submit to their supervisor for approval. Get details.

Do you care about open access? Be a beta-tester

We're CU Boulder graduate students who believe networking technology can accelerate the Open Access Movement and change how we share research–– like how Spotify changed music.

75% of the world lacks access to most research––this causes significant inequalities in who has access to and participation in research. We would love to learn more about what matters to you so that we're comprehensive and inclusive to your specific wants and needs.

Graduate and professional students, postdoc researchers, faculty and staff members and more are invited to take this quick 60-second survey

Printing, wide format, scanning, mailing and much more!

Did you know the Ink Spot provides:

  • Offset and digital printing––offering the highest quality print available.
  • Color or black-and-white printing––from a single copy to high-volume orders, we can provide high-speed, quality prints at an affordable cost.
  • Wide-format printing, laminating and foam core mounting––from conference posters to large grommet banners and pull-up banners, as well as wall, window, floor and vehicle decals, we are here to assist with any wide-format needs at prices that are often less than our competitors.
  • Bulk mail services

Ink Spot Copy Center | UMC, first floor

Summer piano lessons for children and teens

The CU Youth Piano Program offers piano lessons for the summer 2021. All levels and ages are welcome!

Details about the program:

  • Students register for either 7 or 14 lessons this summer. Lessons can be online or in-person.
  • Instructors are graduate teachers––piano majors in the master's or doctoral program who love teaching kids!
  • Options of 30, 45 or 60 minutes per week.
  • Scheduling is flexible depending on child and instructor availability, with the option of skipping some weeks (because of travel, etc.).
  • Lessons start after May 17 and must end by Aug. 15.
  • Open to children ages 6–18. All levels of experience welcome.

Learn more or complete the student inquiry form.

Share your feedback on library services and collections

Norlin Library

Many library services changed or were disrupted due to the pandemic. We are interested in learning more about how these changes may have affected your use and satisfaction with our services, spaces and collections.
Participation in this research study is voluntary and your responses will be confidential. CU Boulder students, staff and faculty who complete the survey have the option to enter a drawing for one of 20 $5 Amazon e-gift cards (one entry per person).

Complete our survey.

This survey has been reviewed and approved by CU Boulder's Institutional Review Board (protocol 21-0044). Please contact the co-investigators (gabrielle.wiersma@colorado.edu and arthur.aguilera@colorado.edu) if you have questions or concerns about this survey or research project.

Undergrads: Apply for the TEDxCU executive committee

TEDxCU is a student-centered team that organizes a typical TEDx event, in addition to TED livestreams and TEDxCUSalon. We are looking for highly motivated and organized undergraduates who love spreading good ideas. We have openings in design, finance, marketing, media production, operations, outreach, partnerships, programming and TEDxCUSalon.

If you will be a junior or senior in fall 2021, you are eligible to apply for the executive committee. All undergraduate majors at CU Boulder are encouraged to apply! Applications for the TEDxCU 2021–22 executive committee will close at 11:59 p.m. MDT on May 5, 2021.

Freshman and sophomores are encouraged to apply to serve on the various committees and can apply in September 2021. Follow us on social media and visit our website to find out when committee applications open.

Summer hours begin May 10

Summer hours for the Boulder campus will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., effective Monday, May 10, through Saturday, Aug. 14. On Sunday, Aug. 15, the Boulder campus will return to its regular operating hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

These hours apply to employees working on campus or remotely. Some departments maintain their own unique hours of operation. Please follow your department's schedule.