Buff Bulletin Board

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


Attend the National Pan-Hellenic Council Meet & Greet on April 5

We are excited to welcome the National Pan-Hellenic Council, comprised of the nine historically African American sororities and fraternities, to our campus! Representatives from each chapter will be available to share information on their history and important facts, answer questions and provide details on how you can get involved.

Sign up to attend!

Questions? Email guillermo.ramirez@colorado.edu.

Graduate Student Appreciation Week is April 4–8! Join for fun events, giveaways

The Division of Student Affairs and the Graduate School invite all graduate students to join us for a celebration of Graduate Student Appreciation Week. We look forward to celebrating our outstanding graduate student community.

In addition, don’t forget HungryBuffs is offering free delivery on all orders for graduate students April 4–8 with coupon code “graduate22.”

Nominations open for CU Involvement Awards through March 31

Each year, the Center for Student Involvement and the Colorado Creed join together to recognize leadership and engagement across campus. The CU Involvement Awards is a free and open event that celebrates students, student organizations, faculty and staff who exemplify leadership and passion across the Boulder community. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, April 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. 

Submit your nominations by March 31.

Suspect in Friday’s vehicle theft and robbery arrested, jailed

A suspect who matches the description in a motor vehicle theft and robbery that occurred on the CU Boulder campus Friday morning has been apprehended, according to the University of Colorado Police Department (CUPD). The crime occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. on March 18.

CUPD notified the campus community of the arrest on Friday night, after initially alerting campus of the crime on Friday morning. No one was injured in the on-campus incident. 

The suspect was arrested at approximately 5:25 p.m. Friday, near Hays, Kansas. The stolen vehicle was also recovered. 

CUPD notified police agencies throughout Colorado and nearby jurisdictions to be on the lookout for a stolen Toyota 4-Runner off-road vehicle with Texas plates. 

Police were notified of a robbery in Hays, Kansas, by a suspect matching the description of the campus incident, then spotted the vehicle in a restaurant drive-thru in nearby Russel, Kansas.

The suspect was taken into custody after a high-speed chase. 

CUPD would like to thank the Hays Police Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Russell Police Department, the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department, and the other law enforcement agencies that helped in the search for and apprehension of the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact CUPD at 303-492-6666. If you wish to share information anonymously, contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers by phone or email. Reference CUPD case No. 2022-0480.

Student project: Resources for Marshall Fire victims

I am a Marshall Fire victim who lost her childhood home and everything inside it during the horrible Marshall Fire. I noticed a pain point for people who suffered smoke damage to their home, or whose home was destroyed, was that there were all of these resources out there but no clear organization. This meant a lot of the resources weren’t known to the people who needed them most.

When tasked with creating a website for my CU Boulder digital marketing class, I decided it was a perfect opportunity to make a comprehensive resource guide. I also noticed that people who wanted to help didn’t know how to help in effective ways and decided to integrate this into our website as well. 

Get a free professional headshot from CU Women of Color in STEM

In need of an updated LinkedIn photo, or just want to have a professional photo of yourself? 

CU's Women of Color in STEM student org is hosting a Headshot Happy Hour event where you can come get a free professional headshot. If you are interested, we will be meeting outside of the CU Book Store at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, and then will walk together to the fifth floor terrace of the UMC to take photos.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event so be sure to bring yourself and your friends.

Police warn about scam targeting users of Venmo, other payment apps

A warning to anyone who uses popular payment apps like Venmo on their cell phones: Protect your phone and treat it like a credit or debit card. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Police Department is investigating three cases of theft where victims lost hundreds of dollars each, after being convinced to hand their phones over to a stranger.

Police say it can happen anywhere (cases are also being investigated at other college campuses and cities in Colorado), and the popularity of payment apps among college students makes them especially easy targets. 

The scam goes like this: Unsuspecting victims are approached by someone claiming to have an urgent need to make a phone call. When victims hand over their phones, the person locates the Venmo app and pays themselves with the touch of a button. Police say once money is transferred, it’s nearly impossible to get it back. 

“As much as you wouldn’t hand your wallet to someone, don’t hand your phone to someone,” said Sergeant Eric Edford of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD). Edford recommends, if you’re feeling especially kind-hearted and decide to offer assistance, keep your phone in-hand and make the call for help yourself. 

Other tips to avoid cell phone scams: Keep security settings activated for all banking or cash apps, log out of those accounts after each use and lock your phone, keeping passcode or face ID enabled.

Nominate a faculty or staff member for a Marinus Smith Award—due March 18

The Marinus Smith Award recognizes faculty and staff members who have had a particularly positive impact on our students. Honorees are nominated by those they teach, mentor, support and serve. 

The faculty and staff receiving this award embody the true meaning of Be Boulder as they inspire, educate and motivate our community through innovation and passion. The award winners leave a long lasting impact on our community. 

Deadline to nominate is March 18. Learn more and submit a nomination.

Master's and doctoral students: Deadline to order commencement regalia coming March 31

Students dressed in regalia for commencement.

The deadline for master's and doctoral students to purchase commencement regalia online is 11:59 p.m. MDT on March 31.

  • Regalia for Master's students consists of a keepsake master’s gown, hood lined with CU school colors and velvet trim denoting field of study, mortarboard cap, and a black tassel.  
    $46.22 (plus tax and shipping)
  • Regalia for Doctoral students consists of a keepsake doctoral gown, hood linked with CU School colors and velvet trim denoting field of study, tam, and a gold tassel.
    $67.90 (plus tax and shipping)

Visit Jostens University of Colorado product webpage for details on additional products available.