Buff Bulletin Board

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


Reminder: Late drop deadline is Nov. 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Here are some things to know about withdrawing from a class:

  • Withdrawing from a course will not affect your overall GPA. 
  • The course will appear on your transcript with a “W” instead of an academic grade. 
  • You will still be responsible for 100% of the tuition and fees. 
  • If you drop below 12 credits, you will not be considered a full-time student. 

Talk to your advisor about your options before you decide to withdraw from a class. They may be able to help you find an academic resource to support your learning. 

If you decide to withdraw from a course, follow the steps on the Office of the Registrar’s Drop a Class website.

Students: Get free tickets for Joker or Zombieland: Double Tap

Nov. 1 update: Student tickets are sold out.

Come enjoy a free movie and a fun night out this Friday night! Students can pick up tickets in the Center for Student Involvement, UMC 330, on Thursday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 1, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Two tickets will be given per CU Boulder student present with a Buff OneCard. There are a limited number of tickets, so they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Join a paid sleep study

Hello world

Are you aged 18–35 and healthy? 

CU Boulder is seeking participants for a research study investigating how sleep loss affects decision-making and your body’s ability to digest and process the foods you eat. 

Participants must be healthy adults, ages 18–35, who normally sleep less than 6.5 hours per night during the school/workweek. Participants will complete six laboratory visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory and six weeks of at-home sleep monitoring. Four of the visits will last between 0.5-2.5 hours and two of the visits will last about one day.

Compensation up to $750. Get study details.

For questions email the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the RADS study.

Discounted $35 faculty-staff tickets for Friday’s football game vs. USC

Colorado football at Folsom Field

The CU Athletic Department is offering a faculty-staff special promotional ticket rate for this Friday’s football game versus University of Southern California. Faculty and staff members can get $35 tickets (regular price $75) by visiting www.cubuffs.com/promo and entering the code “STAFF.”

Don’t forget to show your Buffs sprit and wear black to the game, which starts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25. Please see this recent CU Boulder Today article for information on parking/transportation impacts and building access as a result of this Friday night football game.

Get reduced-price tickets to see David Sedaris at Macky

David Sedaris

Beginning at midnight on Thursday, Oct. 24, all remaining seats for comedian David Sedaris's show this Saturday, Oct. 26, at Macky Auditorium will be available to CU community members for just $30 (plus fees).

Online only when you use the code "BOULDER." Ends at noon Saturday.

Election information presentation

Attend this Boulder County Elections Division presentation to learn about how your local elections office ensures an efficient, accurate and secure election. The presentation will include information about the next four upcoming elections, ballot processing basics, voter statistics, recent legislative impacts on elections and election security.

If you go

  • Who: First-time voters or anyone interested in voting in Boulder County or simply interested in elections
  • What: Four Elections in 12 Months – What you need to know as a voter, plus voter statistics, election security, legislative changes and more! Presented by Molly Fitzpatrick, Boulder County clerk and recorder.
  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m.
  • Where: Hellems, Room 199
  • RSVP: Requested but not required

The presentation and Q&A session are expected to last about one hour.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity offers resources for grad students, postdocs

Graduate students and postdocs are invited to explore the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) website for writing programs, guest expert webinars, multi-week courses, professional reminders, a dissertation success program, peer mentoring and more. With CU Boulder’s institutional membership, most of the resources offered are free of charge.

For more information, contact Mignon Macias at mignon.macias@colorado.edu.

Applications for graduate student hearing officer position due Oct. 25

This 12-hour-per-week position with the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Office is responsible for engaging in reflective, restorative and educational dialogues with students through the student conduct process.

To apply, search for position number 21872, through the CU Student Employment Site. Contact Daniel Easton at daniel.easton@colorado.edu for more information.

Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers to study the potential health aging effects of nicotinamide riboside supplementation on blood pressure and physiological function.


  • Age 50–79 years
  • Higher than normal blood pressure
  • Willing to undergo a three-month period taking nicotinamide riboside or placebo pills

Benefits include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Monetary compensation for time

Paid study on bipolar disorder or depression

Have a history of bipolar disorder or depression? Interested in your moods and brain? Want a picture of your brain? Participate in a paid study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#17-0358).

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Visit(s) 1 & 1.5 – Behavioral lab tasks: Interview about thoughts and feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (2–3 hours each; $20/hour)
  • Visit 2 – fMRI scan: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (2 hours; $25/hour and picture of your brain)
  • Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys may also be available.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old.

Please fill out a brief survey to apply.

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “MASC Emotion Study” or give us a call at 303-735-7547. 

Lunchtime talk on imposter syndrome for grad students

Have you ever felt like an imposter? Join Leslie Blood, director of Graduate Community & Professional Development, for a lunchtime talk on the imposter syndrome, how it affects us and the skills and tools to overcome it.

This event is sponsored by Women in Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering (WiECEE). Refreshments provided.

If you go

Wednesday, Oct. 16
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discovery Learning Center 1B65
1095 Regent Drive
Engineering Center Complex (NE corner)

Donate meal swipes on Oct. 16 for World Food Day

In honor of World Food Day, CU Boulder is hosting a Swipe It Forward event in its dining centers on Oct. 16 to donate meal swipes to Buffs in need. If you don’t always use all of your meal swipes each week, or think you can spare a swipe from your block meal plan, this is the perfect opportunity to put them to good use to help fight food insecurity on campus. 

Anyone with a weekly or a block meal plan can visit the C4C Dining Center, Village Center Dining, Alferd Packer Grill, The Alley, Sewall Dining Center or SEEC Cafe to participate in this initiative. Simply tell the cashier you'd like to donate a meal. One meal can be donated per person.

Don't have a meal plan, but still want to help? Donate here. Learn more about food assistance resources

Healthy adults needed for a treatment study

Researchers from the Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory on the CU Boulder campus are conducting a study to investigate if electrical stimulation can improve walking and dexterity in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS).

You may be eligible to participate if you are:

  • Healthy with no history of neurological disorders
  • Match the age (30–64 years) and sex of a person with MS who has completed the study

The study involves two evaluation visits and nine treatment sessions (three times per week for three weeks):

  • Evaluation sessions (~1.5 hours each)
    • Familiarization 
    • Tests of mobility and muscle function
    • Answering questionnaire
  • Treatments (~90 minutes each)
    • TENS applied to sensory fibers in arm and leg muscles

Participants can earn up to $200 for completing the study.

If interested, contact mohammed.alenazy@colorado.edu or 303-492-4975 to learn more about the study.