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For grad students: Adjusted academic deadlines

Below are the adjusted deadlines for graduate students receiving May 2020 doctoral and master’s degrees.

May 2020 doctoral degree deadlines

  • Doctoral students must complete the PhD dissertation defense or final examination
    • Posted deadline: April 7, 2020
    • Adjusted deadline: April 24, 2020
  • PhD students must submit the dissertation and signature page
    • Posted deadline: April 14, 2020
    • Adjusted deadline: May 1, 2020

May 2020 master’s degree deadlines

  • Master’s students must complete the thesis defense or final examination
    • Posted deadline: April 14, 2020
    • Adjusted deadline: April 29, 2020
  • Master’s thesis plan students must submit the thesis and signature page
    • Posted deadline: April 21, 2020
    • Adjusted deadline: May 6, 2020

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Each spring, the university recognizes the important role that graduate and professional students play on campus with a week of activities, events and support services. Due to the current circumstances, we regret that full celebration of this weeklong celebration is on hold. However, we are pleased to announce that HungryBuffs has agreed to offer a 10% discount on all orders through April 30 by using the coupon code cugraduate10. We are also working on some virtual community events, which we will announce in further detail soon.

Ombuds offering virtual drop-in consults for undergrad students

Starting April 6, the Ombuds Office will offer 15-minute virtual drop-in consults for undergraduate students on Mondays and Thursdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. on a first-call, first-served basis. Virtual drop-in consults will continue every Monday and Thursday through May 7, 2020.

Please call 303-492-5077 during these days and times to participate.

The Ombuds Office serves as a good place to surface, voice, discuss and clarify university-related concerns. They listen without judgment, help people untangle issues, develop options and strategize. 

Sign up for benefits training and office hours via Zoom

Budget & Fiscal Planning is offering benefits training and benefits office hours via Zoom! These sessions cover the upcoming benefits localization to General Fund speedtypes in July 2020. Trainings are offered each Thursday and provide an overview. Office hours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays and dive deep into your speedtypes and benefits-related questions.

New, limited office hours for cash management

In light of CU Boulder’s transition to remote staffing, the Office of Cash Management has implemented reduced office hours. Effective immediately, new office hours will be Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Departments are welcome to use the black, metal payment drop boxes outside the north and south entrances of Regent Administrative Center. If you choose to use the payment drop boxes, please enclose your deposit in a large, sealed envelope. For any other circumstances, departments can email cashmanagement@colorado.edu for more information.

Please continue to honor deadlines listed in deposit guidelines.

The Writing Center is operating remotely!

The Writing Center is offering remote sessions through May 5! Book an appointment to have a phone conversation with a consultant or to receive written feedback on your work.

The CU Boulder Writing Center offers writers from all academic disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionally trained writing consultants. We help writers at all stages of the writing process from brainstorming through revision. Writing Center sessions strive to address writers' stated needs while attending to relevant disciplinary, rhetorical, grammatical and stylistic concerns.

Consultants provide feedback and advice that promote writers' abilities to communicate successfully and think critically in response to complex, evolving expectations of readers in academia, the workplace and society.

  • Save time by learning more effective writing techniques.
  • Eliminate writer’s block and procrastination.
  • Improve your argumentative impact, organization, and clarity.
  • Strengthen your revision and self-editing skills.
  • Learn proper citation to avoid unintentional plagiarism.

Services are free to all CU students, faculty, alumni and university affiliates.

For more information, visit our website or email wrtghelp@colorado.edu.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival seeking concessions staff members

Outdoor theater

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) seeks individuals to serve as concessions staff for the 2020 festival season. This is a great opportunity in a positive, fast-paced environment.

CSF is a professional theater company in association with CU Boulder. The CSF summer season runs May through August on the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and the indoor University Theatre. 

Base pay for concessions staff is $12 per hour with pay increases available based on experience and position type. The ideal candidate for these positions will be students who have a work-study award and can be available up to 20 hours per week beginning in June 2020 through August 2020 with training and setup hours in May 2020, however, non-students without work-study will also be considered. All candidates must be organized, analytical and adaptable. 

All positions include Training for Intervention Procedures (TiPS) certification and formal de-escalation training, paid for by CSF.

Interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to CSF Operations Manager Kurt Mehlenbacher at kume5547exc@colorado.edu.  

Save $25 on Shakespeare’s Sprites (summer camp for ages 6–9)

Shakespeare’s Sprites curtain call on stage

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival offers Shakespeare’s Sprites, a playful introduction to the Bard for ages 6–9, on campus at CU Boulder. Discover the fun of Shakespeare through pool-noodle fights, Elizabethan costumes, period insults, Renaissance songs and lively scene work. Each week culminates in a final showing for family and friends. 

This program is the perfect way to instill a love of language and theatre in your child. Students enrolled in Shakespeare’s Sprites should have basic reading skills. 

Sign up for either or both weeks!

Week 1: July 6–10, 9 a.m. to noon
Week 2: Aug. 3–7 | 9 a.m. to noon (full, wait list available)

Final performance: Friday of each week, 11:30 a.m.

Tuition is $235 per week. Tuition includes one ticket to attend CSF's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream on July 19 at 7 p.m. CU faculty and staff can use coupon code "SPRITESBUFF2020" to save $25 on enrollment!

Questions? Call 303-735-1181 or email csfedout@colorado.edu.

Save $50 on Camp Shakespeare (summer camp for ages 9–18)

Camp Shakespeare on stage

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival offers Camp Shakespeare, a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment on campus at CU Boulder. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the Outdoor Mary Rippon Stage. This program is the perfect place to instill a love of language and theater in your child. 

Sign up for one or both sessions:

Session 1: May 26–June 22
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to noon
Performance: Monday, June 22, 6 p.m.

Session 2: July 13–31
Monday–Friday, 1-5 p.m.
Performance: Monday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m.

Tuition is $950 per session and includes one ticket to attend CSF's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream on July 19 at 7 p.m. CU faculty and staff can use coupon code "SHAKESBUFF2020" to save $50 on enrollment!

Questions? Call 303-735-1181 or email csfedout@colorado.edu.

CU Athletics seeking Game Day Guest Relations Team members

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The Athletic Department is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the Game Day Guest Relations Team for the 2020 year. Our guest relations team members will play a pivotal part in ensuring all visitors to Folsom Field and the CU Events Center have an enjoyable experience while cheering our Buffs to victory.

This position will allow team members to have access to benefits that most fans would not normally receive, including credentialed access to all CU Athletics facilities (where you can be a part of the action) and Buffs gear/apparel.

University Libraries expand options for interlibrary loan delivery

Through an initiative of the University Libraries Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL), all CU Boulder students and employees with ILL privileges may now choose to pick up their ILL requests at the circulation desk of any Main Campus library: the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library; the Howard B. Waltz Music Library; the Gemmill Engineering, Math and Physics Library; or Norlin Library. The William M. White Business Library will participate in this service when the new space opens later this year. Individuals may return their ILL items to any CU Boulder library, with the exception of the Law Library. 

All CU Boulder students and employees with interlibrary loan privileges can use this free service to submit requests for books, articles and other resources through ILLiad. Individuals should select their preferred pickup location in the final stages of submitting an ILL request, by using the delivery method drop-down box in the ILLiad request form. The individual will receive an email when requested items are available for pick up. 

Read more about these new options as well as potential future improvements.


Participants wanted for study on learning and the brain

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder are looking for participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.  

The study requires one visit of 2 hours to the lab in Muenzinger and possibly a 30-minute follow-up online.
The visit will involve having your eye movements and brain activity noninvasively recorded while you complete a computer-based learning task. Brain activity will be measured using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG). 

It will take approximately 2 hours and you will be paid $15 per hour, an estimated $30 total for the session. You will be paid a further $10 for completing the follow-up. Payment will be via an Amazon gift card.

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are a CU Boulder student or staff member
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are proficient with computers
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments
  • Do not have a history of seizures

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com for more information.

Digital credential badges showcase skills, competencies and achievements

The Graduate School’s digital credential badges for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars participating in the Graduate School’s professional development opportunities are designed to showcase skills, competencies or achievements gained through learning experiences. Though they are not for academic credit, they can be used on social media sites, such as LinkedIn, or added as a link on digital résumés and e-portfolios.

For more information, contact Sarah Tynen, graduate program manager.

Host your event at The Connection

Hello world

The Connection--the only bowling center in Boulder--is a great space to host parties and events. Team building, graduation parties, staff recognition, Greek activities, sports team banquets and more!

We can serve bowling parties of up to 50 bowlers at a time. We offer discounted rates for CU student orgs and CU departments.

Our newly renovated space features 10 bowling lanes, five billiard tables, video game consoles, ping pong tables and great food selections.

Stop by The Connection on the first floor of the UMC, or call 303-735-BOWL (2695) for more information.