Buff Bulletin Board

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


Outages Feb. 17–18 to MyCUInfo, Buff Portal, Canvas and other services

Enterprise database maintenance on Saturday, Feb. 17, will cause two 5- to 15-minute outages, between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m., for many campus services including MyCUInfo, Buff Portal, Canvas and more. See the full list of affected services.

On Sunday, Feb. 18, service maintenance will affect Campus Solutions, MyCUInfo, Buff Portal and more from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Remember that you can directly access Canvas and some other services that are provided through the portals. See the full list of affected services.

Did you try to buy or sell Taylor Swift tickets for the US Eras Tour?

The Leeds School of Business has launched a nationwide survey to help understand the motivations and attitudes of people who bought, sold or attempted to buy tickets to any of Taylor Swift’s concerts during the Eras Tour in the U.S.

This comprehensive study is the first of its kind, targeting a wide and diverse demographic to help uncover critical insights into the perceptions and experiences of fans and the general public when attempting to attend a concert by Taylor Swift in the U.S. This new and original survey will collect empirical data about the public’s perceptions of Taylor Swift as a dominant cultural symbol in the U.S. while helping to uncover the experiences of Taylor Swift fans—or Swifties—in accessing tickets to one of the most popular music tours in history.

The study is conducted by Joshua S. Nunziato from the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Division of the Leeds School of Business in collaboration with Carlos Chirinos—assistant professor of music business at New York University's Steinhardt School of Music, director of the NYU Music and Social Change Lab, and Dr. Morgan M. Bryant Assistant Professor at the Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University.

According to Chirinos, “This survey is a first attempt to understand the personal motivations and experiences that music fans have when attempting to acquire tickets to their favorite concerts. It will provide insights and help understand Taylor Swift’s superfans as well as the market for concert tickets in the U.S.”

Participants in the survey will be asked to provide information about their own experience buying and/or selling concert tickets as well as questions about their sense of belonging to Taylor Swift’s fan community. Respondents must be over 18 years old and have bought/sold or tried to buy tickets in the United States only. However, the survey will not require submission of any personal contact details.

The researchers invite all eligible individuals to participate. For more information on the survey and how to participate, please visit taylorswiftsurvey.com.

Host your next event at The Connection

campus community members enjoy an event at The Connection

Looking for a fun place to host your next happy hour? With a variety of event packages available, The Connection is an inviting space to gather with colleagues and co-workers.

The Connection offers hot food options, including pizza, chicken tenders, nachos and popcorn, as well as prepackaged snacks, candy and non-alcoholic beverages. The bar features Colorado’s local breweries and 30-plus beer, wine, canned cocktail and hard seltzer options.

Request an event reservation.

For grad students: Deadline to apply to graduate this spring is March 1

Graduate students, mark your calendars for these approaching graduation deadlines for spring 2024.

Graduate students must apply online to graduate by March 1 through Buff Portal on the “apply for graduation” card in order to have the degree awarded in May. This is required whether you plan to attend the university-wide ceremony or not. 

Doctoral students must enter their dissertation title as part of the online graduation application; you may update the title through the portal until this date. This title will appear on your transcript after your degree is awarded.

​Additionally, master's students who have not done so must submit to the Graduate School a Candidacy Application for an Advanced Degree by March 1. Applications follow a workflow process and must be approved by the academic department before they are directed to the Graduate School.

Faculty: Fill out OIT’s Academic Technology Survey

OIT's Academic Technology survey launched on Feb. 6. If you missed it, check your inbox for the link, or look for a reminder on Feb. 20.

Feedback on academic technology tools and services is vital to help OIT better understand if our offerings are meeting the needs of faculty. Help shape the direction of academic technology at CU Boulder by adding your voice to the survey!

Did you miss the housing fair? Check out Ralphie's List for housing options

Ralphie's List

⁠Ralphie’s List is your only university-affiliated resource for housing listings that are curated for students. The Ralphie’s List database lists rentals in the area, has a searchable roommate database and allows students to list sublets for free.

Get in touch with ⁠Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations for more resources or if you have questions about finding housing.

Action needed: Complete the basic needs campus survey by Feb. 21

Basic Needs Center: Complete the basic needs campus survey

Help CU Boulder identify needs and improve the programs and services that support student access to basic needs by participating in a campus survey! We encourage you to participate in this survey even if you have not experienced insecurity related to housing, food or other basic needs.

Complete the survey by Feb. 21 at 11:59 p.m. to be entered to win an air fryer, campus meal swipes, CU Boulder swag, textbook assistance, Apple AirPods or $500!

Access free Google career certificates

Google Career Certificates

Stand out in the job market and gain in-demand job skills for your future! Access free professional certificate courses where you will learn from experts and get certified in fast-growing, high-demand fields: cybersecurity, data analytics, digital marketing and e-commerce, IT support, project management and UX design. Apply today!

Earn your basic life support certification

The CU Emergency Medical Services (CUEMS) club is proud to announce we are hosting more Basic Life Support classes this upcoming semester! 

Learn life-saving skills for emergency situations and broaden your horizons for acquiring valuable clinical experience. This certification serves as a vital prerequisite for numerous health care certifications, including EMT, CNA and others. This course includes training on proper CPR, AED use and much more! 

The cost is $50, four hours. The course is held on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive an accredited American Heart Association e-card. 

Upcoming class dates are: 

  • Sunday, March 3
  • Saturday, March 16
  • Sunday, April 7
  • Sunday, April 20

Visit the CUEMS website to learn more and register (click the class date you are interested in). 

STEM majors needed for research study

STEM majors needed with QR code

Help us improve undergraduate STEM education by participating in a research study supported by NSF! (IRB #21-0121). 

Am I eligible? You may be eligible to participate if:
•    You are at least 18 years old
•    You are a current undergraduate
•    You have declared any physical science or engineering major except Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical & Biological Engineering
•    You have enrolled in or completed PHYS 1110: General Physics 1

What does my participation entail? We want to know how science and math majors react to typical classroom experiences. You will spend 1 hour completing problem sets and questionnaires online. The researcher will provide instructions over Zoom.

How will I get paid? You will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for your participation. 

What are the next steps? To see if you are eligible and to sign up, please complete this brief confidential eligibility survey.

Questions? Email brittany.tokasey@colorado.edu for more information.

DEI Impact Grants—last chance to ask questions Feb. 13

Faculty and staff who are working on a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impact Grant proposal draft and have a question or two are welcome to drop into a virtual office hour session on Feb. 13 from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom. Proposal submissions are due on Feb. 13 at 11:59 p.m. via OpenWater.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impact Grant program is sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Inquiries and requests for additional support may be sent to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program and Assessment Manager Lynda Duran. Additional resources to support the development of seed grant proposals are available in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource Hub.

Get ready to vote

The Colorado Presidential Primary is March 5, but ballots are mailed to eligible voters beginning Monday, Feb 12. Check your voter registration if you recently moved, and/or get registered today!

Who can vote

  • Registered Democrats will receive only the Democratic Party ballot.
  • Registered Republicans will receive only the Republican Party ballot.
  • Unaffiliated voters will be mailed both Democratic and Republican ballots but can only vote and return one ballot.

Change, withdraw party affiliation

While there is no registration deadline in Colorado, Feb. 12 is the deadline to change or withdraw party affiliation if you are registered with another party (other than Democratic, Republican or unaffiliated) if you wish to vote. New Colorado voters can register and vote up to and including Election Day (see below for in-person voting).

See student voting guidelines and registration requirements for more information.

Register to vote, check your registration

If you plan to vote in Colorado (either in Boulder or your home county), please register to vote or check your registration.

Feb. 26 is the last date to register/update your registration and still be mailed a ballot. After that, you can still vote, but you will need to go to a voter center to register or vote in-person. There will be a voter center in the UMC beginning Monday, Feb. 26, and you may use your Buff OneCard to register and vote.

Because both party ballots are the same statewide, any eligible Colorado voter can cast a ballot at the UMC Vote Center.

Students living on campus

Boulder County Elections has a specific way you must list your on-campus address on your voter registration record in order to get your mail ballot. Visit the Boulder County student voting guidelines.

Cast your ballot

Simply drop off your mail ballot on campus at the 24-hour dropbox at the UMC by Election Day Tuesday, March 5 (or go vote in person). This box may be used by any Colorado voter; out-of-county ballots will be rerouted to the correct county.

Simply drop off your mail ballot on campus at the 24-hour dropboxes at the UMC or Williams Village Center by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, March 5; or go vote in person, available on campus at the UMC only.

The dropbox may be used by any Colorado voter; out-of-county ballots will be rerouted to the correct county. Find additional drop-off locations.