Benefits-eligible employees are enrolled automatically in a mandatory retirement plan, but CU also offers three voluntary savings plans. These plans allow employees the opportunity to save additional money with low fees and both traditional and Roth taxation options.
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This two-year program is for graduate students in the arts, humanities and other programs who use the methods/archives of the arts and humanities in their scholarship.
Participants will join a community of learners who focus on the co-design of mutually beneficial projects with partners outside of the university in Colorado communities. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend over two years and up to $1,000 in project funding.
The application deadline for the 2024–26 cohort is Sunday, March 17.
If you’re graduating with your master’s or doctoral degree, you will wear a black gown and a hood lined with velvet trim denoting your field of study. Master’s students will wear a mortarboard cap and a black tassel. Doctoral students will wear a tam and a gold tassel.
You can purchase your regalia from Jostens online. The deadline for ordering is Wednesday, March 27, at 11:59 p.m. MDT.
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.
CU Boulder's draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) has been published, and the open comment period closes on March 5. Visit the CAP website to read the plan and submit feedback. The campus community's input is vital as we create CU Boulder's road map for achieving carbon neutrality.
CU has partnered with Xcel Energy and Colorado CarShare to bring fully electric car share vehicles to campus. The first vehicle is available in Williams Village, and two additional EVs will be available in Smiley Court and Athens North in the future.
Plus, students will receive a waived membership fee and $25 in ride credit, and faculty and staff will receive $25 in ride credit—learn more and access discounts.
Norlin Library has completely reopened Monday, Feb. 26, after the Feb. 9 fire that shut down portions of the building. Most fire remediation efforts have been completed.
Research participants wanted! The current study aims to gather information and insights regarding sense of belonging from students at CU Boulder, with an emphasis on students who are studying within the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.
The results of this study will inform any changes that may need to be implemented or programs that need to be developed to enhance student sense of belonging within the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and at CU Boulder.
You must be a current CU Boulder undergraduate and 18 years or older. Participants will be compensated up to $40.
CAIRO Lab is looking for participants for a study on using an AI-based chatbot to complete tasks. You must be a CU Boulder student who is over 18 years old, and you will receive $15 for participating in a 45- to 60-minute-long study.
- Title of research: AI Chatbot User Study
- Institution conducting research: CU Boulder Collaborative AI and Robotics Lab
- Eligibility: CU Boulder students over 18 years old
The purpose of this research is to improve the implementation and use of chatbots that are based on artificial intelligence. Our goal is to make chatbots more usable by everyone, including for work, school and general information. As chatbots become more common, we hope to find ways to implement them safely and conscientiously.
In this study you will use AI chatbots to complete two different tasks. Your participation should take less than 60 minutes and will take place in the CU Engineering Center. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can sign up here.
Calling all CU engineering students! Education Abroad has a new program just for you. CU Boulder’s first ever full-length semester faculty-led program, the Global Semester: ESCEND Engineering Management/Entrepreneurship Minor program is running this fall in Lisbon, Portugal. The application deadline for fall 2024 is March 1.
The ESCEND program is a unique opportunity for you to complete either the engineering management or entrepreneurship minor while living in the beautiful city of Lisbon. Gain critical business management and entrepreneurial skills and a broader knowledge of a “world where engineers are expected to understand the technical, economic and managerial aspects of projects.”
Studying abroad in Lisbon offers a unique and enriching experience with academic, cultural and personal growth opportunities. Create connections with local students and experts through site visits and field trips.
Most classes are taught seminar-style to encourage discussion and interaction, and include guest lecturers to bring in fresh insight and expertise. You will enroll in the following classes, all of which count as required or elective courses for both minors:
- EMEN 4030: Project Management
- EMEN 4100: Engineering Economics
- EMEN 4800: Technology Ventures and Marketing
- EMEN 4820: Entrepreneurial Product Development
The coursework will be supplemented with an internship placement, allowing for hands-on application and meaningful connection-building.
Want to shape the future of CU Boulder and improve your resume at the same time? Run for CU Student Government!
To start your campaign, you must fill out a candidacy form for the position you would like to run for. Download the form.
Once your form is complete, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent a petition form to begin collecting signatures from CU students. If you reach the signature threshold for your position and submit the petition form by March 4, you will be added to the spring election ballot!
The Basic Needs Center works in partnership with Student Support and Case Management to help you access the essential resources you need. The Basic Needs Center can connect you to on- and off-campus food resources, emergency housing resources and additional wellness services to support your unique needs.
Do you have a faculty or staff member who has made a positive impact on your time at CU? Nominate them for a Marinus Smith Award. Submit your nomination by March 15.
Submit your favorite family recipe through the Taste of Home program! Recipes are accepted through March 21.