Buff Bulletin Board

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


CU health plan rates to increase modestly, with university contributions remaining high

The University of Colorado is increasing its investment in quality health care across the system, and faculty and staff will see only modest increases on most monthly CU Health Plan premiums. These increases will begin with the 2022-23 plan year on July 1.

While absolute premium costs will increase across the board, the university will continue to minimize the effect by paying the dominant share of the cost increases. The university, on average across all medical and dental benefits, pays approximately 90% of all costs.

Read more at CU Connections.

Mobile food pantry taking place April 21

Are you experiencing food insecurity? The Volunteer Resource Center will have a  mobile food pantry Thursday, April 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. on the UMC South Terrace Plaza.

The pantry is free and open to CU Boulder students, faculty and staff as well as community members of Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Drive-thru is not available at this mobile food pantry. If you’re driving to campus, limited parking will be available in the Euclid Parking Garage. A volunteer will be present at the entrance of the Euclid Parking Garage to provide additional information. 

Remember to bring your Buff OneCard and bags to carry your items. If you’re not feeling well, send someone else to pick up food for you. Visit the Events Calendar for more details.

Office of Pre-Health Advising now open to all undergraduates, recent alumni

The Office of Pre-Health Advising (OPHA) in the College of Arts and Sciences is now open for all undergraduate students and recent alumni, regardless of major, college or program.

The staff and pre-health advisors in the Office of Pre-Health Advising are passionate about helping CU Boulder pre-health students—whether that be exploring various health professions, discovering experiences to build their understanding of their future health career or helping students strategize and plan their future application process to a health professions school.

Visit the OPHA website to learn more.

Join free events, activities in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Every April, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center coordinates the national Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign for the month of April to educate and engage the public in addressing this widespread issue.

This year, Residence Hall Association, Residence Life, Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, Center for Inclusion and Social Change, CU Boulder Student Government and Office of Victim Assistance are collaborating to offer events and resources to the CU community. See what's coming up.

CU GOLD Buff Pantry Food Drive taking place this month

Buff Pantry Food Drive
CU GOLD (Gaining Opportunities through Leadership Development) is hosting a food drive during the month of April. We are collecting everything from non-perishables to spices/condiments to snacks! All donations will go directly to the Feed the Stampede Program. Bring your donations to the CU GOLD office, inside UMC 330 (Center for Student Involvement).

Undergrad students: Participate in focus group, earn Campus Cash

Health Promotion invites you to participate in a focus group regarding what you wish you would have known about drinking or partying before coming to college. In 30 minutes, participants will watch a short video, have the opportunity to discuss and share thoughts, and complete a brief survey. All participants will earn Campus Cash. 

If you go

Tuesday, April 19
12–12:30 p.m., 12:30–1 p.m., 1–1:30 p.m.
Wardenburg Student Health Center, West Solarium, Room 321

Research study on light at night , sleep in preschoolers

The CU Boulder Sleep and Development Lab is looking for participants for a research study to learn about how light exposure in the evening affects sleep and circadian rhythms in children. We need children ages 3.0 to 4.9 years who are healthy and have no sleep problems for an in-home study. This study takes place over 4–5 weeks, consisting of two identical 10-day protocols separated by 1–2 weeks. Families will be compensated for participating.

For more information, contact the Sleep and Development Laboratory at sleepdev@colorado.edu or visit our website.

Interview about experiences with online therapy

We are searching for community members to participate in a 45- to 60-minute phone or Zoom interview to talk about their experiences with online therapy. In particular, we are looking for individuals who:

  • Have used or are using online therapy services at a community-based organization
  • Identify as a member of the Latinx community
  • Are older than 18 years old
  • Speak English or Spanish

Participants will be compensated $20 for their time.

For more information, please contact Fuji Robledo at fujiko.robledoyamamoto@colorado.edu. Thank you!

Reminder: Fireworks are illegal in the city of Boulder

Much of the central and western U.S. is under increased fire risk, including parts of Colorado and Boulder. With drought and recent high winds, fireworks are particularly dangerous at this time and are illegal in Boulder. Not only is there increased fire risk, but setting off fireworks negatively impacts the health and wellness of your neighbors and our community.

The city of Boulder’s firework laws are more restrictive than other areas of Colorado. Laws prohibit items like sparklers, snaps, snakes, bottle rockets, roman candles and smoke bombs, in addition to fireworks that leave the ground or explode. You may also be held responsible for fireworks used by roommates and guests.

Possible legal penalties include:

  • Fines up to $1,000
  • Court fees
  • Possible arson charges
  • Possible jail time
  • Liability for property or personal injury damages 

You will also be referred to Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution at CU Boulder.

Unused fireworks can be brought to any Boulder fire station without penalty. Learn more about common citations and Boulder ordinances.