Get Involved

Over 80% of students say living on campus contributes to their sense of belonging at CU.

How you can get involved

Residential experiences provide students with a variety of programs that will enhance their college experience. By participating in a RAP, LLC, FIG or other involvement opportunities, students will be introduced to a community of other students with similar interests and academic goals. Through various types of programming, students will develop friendships, gain important life skills and get a deeper and more fulfilling residence hall experience.

What am I eligible for?

Not sure what residence hall programs you're eligible for? Explore all of your options...

RAP HALL Arts & Sciences Business Pre-Business Engineering Pre-Engineering Education CMCI Architecture & Planning Music
Baker RAP Baker X       X X   X  
CMCI-Communications RAP Buckingham *X20%           X    
Engineering Honors RAP Andrews       X          
Farrand RAP Farrand X                
Global Engineering RAP Kittredge Central       X X        
Global Studies RAP Arnett X X     X X      
Health Professionals RAP Kittredge West X                
Honors RAP Smith X X   *X5% X X X X X
Leeds Business RAP Cheyenne Arapaho   X              
Libby RAP Libby X         X     X
Pre-Business RAP Williams Village North     X            
Sewall RAP Sewall X X       X *X5% X X

  X=Eligible      *X=% of population allowed to be this major

FIG HALL Arts & Sciences Business Pre-Business Engineering Pre-Engineering Education CMCI Architecture & Planning Music
Approaching Sustainability Through the Arts Libby X X   X X X X X X
Social Justice & Media Libby X X   X X X X X X
Developing Sustainable Communities & Cultures Kittredge Central X X   X X X X X X
Sustainability & Environmental Science Kittredge Central X X   X X X X X X

LLC HALL Arts & Sciences Business Pre-Business Engineering Pre-Engineering Education CMCI Architecture & Planning Music
Active Living Darley North X X   X X X X X X
Lucile B. Buchanan LLC Hallett  X X   X X X X X X
Multicultural Perspectives LLC Hallett X X   X X X X X X
Spectrum LLC Hallett X X   X X X X X X
Transfer WEST LLC Stearns West X X   X X X X X X
Quadrangle Engineering & Applied Sciences LLC Aden, Brackett, Cockerell, Crosman       X X        

X=Eligible  

Traditional
Non-Program
Arts &
Sciences
Business Pre-Business Engineering Pre-Engineering Education CMCI Architecture &
Planning
Music
Athens North X X   X X X X X X
Cheyenne Arapaho                 X
Darley North X X   X X X X X X
Darley South X X   X X X X X X
Hallett X X   X X X X X X
Kittredge Central X X   X X X X X X
Reed X X   X X X X X X
Stearns East X X   X X X X X X
Stearns West X X   X X X X X X
Willard X X   X X X X X X
Williams Village North X X   X X X X X X

X=Eligible  

Residential academic programs (RAPs) provide an academic environment that is integrated directly into the residence hall living experience. The students in the program live together in the same hall, participate in seminar classes in-hall, have access to faculty offices there and engage in community activities that reinforce the academic theme. 

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Baker Residential Academic Program

Baker RAP focuses on the natural sciences, pre-health and environment and is a great fit for students that see the importance of scientific awareness in both their daily lives and career paths. The program involves both traditional in-hall classroom work and cocurricular activities to actively engage students in the learning process.


Eligibility 

All students in arts and sciences or architecture and planning may apply


Program Details

  • Explore the natural world outside of the classroom with program faculty and staff. Past trips included overnight trips to the Great Sand Dunes, rock and mountain climbing and snowshoeing in the Rocky Mountains
  • Co-curricular events, including special lectures, museums trips, watching the annual elk bugling ritual in Estes Park and panning for gold in Idaho Springs
  • During a fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, students are introduced to opportunities to conduct research with CU faculty through programs such as the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

To Apply

Select "Baker RAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information 

Visit the Baker RAP website


Cost 

$850 per/yr*
* RAP rates are subject to change

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CMCI/Communication & Society Residential Academic Program

CommRAP is a community made up of a variety of students with interests in writing, music, athletics, rock climbing, leadership and more that understand the importance of communication in any career.


Eligibility 

Students with any major with an interest in communications


Program Details

  • An interdisciplinary program dedicated to understanding how communication shapes social worlds and worldviews through an examination of complex social problems
  • Fosters a participatory culture in which students shape social events and cocurricular activities to build a strong, supportive academic community
  • Promotes intellectual curiosity, creativity and collaboration—"a community of good-hearted scholars," as described by alums

To Apply

Select "CMCI-CommRAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information 

Visit the CommRAP website


Cost 

$850 per/yr*
* RAP rates are subject to change

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Engineering Honors Residential Academic Program

Through a culture committed to community, support, ambition, excellence and mutual success and achievement, this program brings together students and faculty that enjoy engineering without being defined by it. 


Eligibility

Students who have applied to Engineering Honors Program (EHP) directly and have been accepted to the program


Program Details

  • EHP is committed to the idea of community and bringing together students and faculty that are ambitious without being competitive, serious without being obsessive, committed to the success of others without sacrificing their own achievements and who enjoy engineering without being defined by it
  • EHP is a very diverse group that includes musicians, artists, gourmet cooks, writers, athletes and student leaders, with goals to become engineers, development workers, educators, entrepreneurs, medical doctors, professors, researchers and environmental policy makers
  • To graduate with honors, completion of a senior Honors ePortfolio and/or an Honors Thesis is required along with successful completion of the program

To Apply

Fill out an application with EHP and then select "Engineering Honors RAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information 

Visit the Engineering Honors RAP website


Cost 

$850 per/yr*
* RAP rates are subject to change

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Farrand Residential Academic Program

Farrand RAP is dedicated to the study of humanities within the larger frame of culture and society. Students may choose from among dozens of popular arts and sciences core courses offered by our award-winning faculty. 


Eligibility 

Only students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences may apply


Program Details

  • Co-curricular activities/student involvement includes: wide variety of events and performances, active and well-supported student governance (Farrand Community Council) and group projects benefiting the community and the environment
  • Students are encouraged to participate in a number of activities including:
    • faculty-led cocurricular events, outdoor programs and volunteering opportunities
    • student-led events, such as film nights, open-mic events and game nights
  • Residential advisors and second-year student mentors advise and help first-year students feel at home in their new surroundings

To Apply

Select "Farrand RAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information 

Visit the Farrand RAP website


Cost 

$850 per/yr*
* RAP rates are subject to change

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Global Engineering Residential Academic Program 

This program helps students prepare for the new global conditions of the engineering professions, through experiencing international culture, mastery of a second language and gaining confidence with IT-driven international communication and collaboration


Eligibility

Open to all engineering students, with particular attention to first- and second-year students with an academic or personal interest in global engineering, foreign languages, international collaborative design work and international development projects


Program Details

  • Faculty director in residence is former associate dean of the engineering college
  • Students in residence will practice their language skills through speaking Spanish, French or Russian in the residential academic program
  • RAP classes include a 2000 level seminar on global information communication technologies (HUEN 2020, which is a three-credit humanities and social sciences class). Further humanities and social sciences courses are available in the residence and vary year to year 

To Apply

Select "Global Engineering RAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information

Visit the Global Engineering RAP website


Cost 

$850 per/yr*

* RAP rates are subject to change

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Global Studies Residential Academic Program

The Global Studies Residential Academic Program (G-RAP) promotes global awareness by introducing 200 first-year students to the many cultures of the world, encouraging the study of foreign languages and international affairs and emphasizing the value of international education.


Eligibility

Open to first- and second-year students in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education and Pre-Engineering with an academic or personal interest in international affairs, cultural and ethnic studies, languages and studying abroad


Program Details

  • Provides an intimate yet inclusive environment for first- and second-year students interested in adding an international component to their undergraduate education
  • Offers the opportunity to choose interdisciplinary, internationally focused courses each of the two semesters, taught in a small academic setting of no more than 18 students
  • Connects students to a group of similarly-interested peers as well as staff and faculty with extensive international knowledge and experience
  • Coordinates field trips, community service projects and special evening presentations by faculty and members of the community on their international research and/or work
  • Encourages study abroad and sponsors an annual service learning trip to Peru each May

To Apply

Select "Global Studies RAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information 

Visit the Global Studies RAP website


Cost 

$850 per/yr*
* RAP rates are subject to change

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Health Professions Residential Academic Program

A community for students interested in healthcare and related career paths including, but not limited to, dentistry, chiropractic medicine, nursing, naturopathic medicine, optometry, podiatry, public health, physical and occupational therapy and veterinary medicine.


Eligibility

First- and second-year students with any major in Arts & Sciences


Program Details

  • Students will take one or two courses per semester in the residence hall
  • Co-curricular, faculty-sponsored talks, field trips, social outings and civic engagement activities
  • Pre-professional advising services with the Academic Advising Center
  • As students progress in their academic career, we invite them to continue their participation as an HPRAP member. We provide leadership opportunities and advanced coursework benefiting our sophomore and upper-class students

To Apply

Select "Health Professions RAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information

Visit the Health Professions RAP website


Cost 

$850 per/yr*
* RAP rates are subject to change

Honors Residential Academic Program

Honors RAP is a challenging and supportive co-educational living-learning community open to all honors-qualified students, of all majors, both freshmen and continuing students. By becoming part of this community, you will surround yourself with other bright, highly motivated students, enjoy small seminar-style classes and have the opportunity to work closely with honors faculty. Through classes and extracurricular activities, Honors RAP seeks to integrate the diverse disciplines of the College of Arts & Sciences with the opportunities and challenges of real world experiences. In short, we aspire to offer the best educational experience possible to qualified CU undergraduates.


Eligibility

  • Honors qualified first-year students are welcomed to participate in the program
  • Continuing Honors RAP students who maintain a 3.3 GPA

Program Details

  • Provide academically prepared and highly motivated undergraduate students with a challenging and supportive living and learning context
  • Honors RAP symposia and guest speakers provide students an advanced start with campus resources and unique scholarly opportunities
  • Past course offerings have included Ethics of Ambition, Biology; A Human Approach, World Music, Sex, Gender & Society and Nutrition for Health & Performance
  • Students are required to take one Honors RAP honors course each semester in their residence hall and attend some Honors RAP functions
  • Engage in a wide range of extracurricular activities
  • Most courses fulfill arts and sciences core requirements. In fact, continuing students are encouraged and have the opportunity to become student leaders within Honors RAP, helping shape the program according to their own needs and visions

To Apply

Select "Honors RAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information

Visit the Honors RAP website


Cost 

$850 per/yr*
* RAP rates are subject to change

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Leeds Residential Academic Program

The Leeds Residential Academic Program, or Leeds RAP, is a residential community that is comprised exclusively of undergraduate students who are business majors in the Leeds School of Business. Located in Cheyenne Arapaho Hall, the Leeds RAP provides in-house, rigorous business courses in a small classroom setting, in addition to community building and professional development opportunities. Students in the program develop supportive relationships with peer mentors, faculty and staff, including an in-house academic advisor.


Eligibility

First-year students enrolled in the Leeds School of Business who value an active community and desire a deeper college experience that involves connecting with faculty, staff, professionals and peers


Program Details

  • A high-touch residential experience with a focus on academic support, professional development and community-building
  • In addition to the convenience of taking the first-year core business classes in-hall, students can also find academic support on premises. This includes a first-year academic advisor, faculty office hours and peer study groups, not to mention having classmates in the same hall making study groups and class projects much easier to manage 
  • Professional development is available for all students in the program. Whether students know their specific career goals and intended area of study, or are still finding their fit within business, the Leeds RAP provides access to opportunities to learn more about potential career paths. The Signature Event series brings business leaders and faculty to the hall to speak on their own personal and professional experiences in the field. Experiential learning opportunities give students further opportunities to get an in-depth look at specific careers and business sectors.
  • Whether it's movie nights, ping pong tournaments or an ice cream sundae bar, community-building is also a central focus of Leeds RAP. The Leeds RAP community also extends beyond the first-year students that live in the hall—students have the opportunity to be matched with a peer mentor who also participated in the Leeds RAP their first year through the Leeds Peer2Peer Mentor Program.

To Apply

Select "Leeds RAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information

Visit the Leeds RAP website


Cost 

$850 per/yr*
Students may apply for need-based scholarships to cover the annual fee by contacting the RAP at LeedsRAP@colorado.edu 
* RAP rates are subject to change

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Libby Residential Academic Program

Libby RAP emphasizes creativity as a learned skill that aids problem-solving and critical thinking in a wide variety of disciplinary, intellectual and professional applications. The program's curriculum and co-curricular activities enhance a students' appreciation of the arts and includes core curriculum and elective courses that apply to most majors. 


Eligibility

Primarily for freshmen and sophomores in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students in other colleges may also be considered


Program Details

  • Libby's small seminar and studio courses (with 12-25 students per class) create a close intellectual and artistic community
  • Total enrollment in Libby RAP is approximately 300 students
  • Most courses offered fulfill core curriculum requirements. Past courses include Drawing/Painting for Non-Majors, Photography for Non-Majors, African Dance, Introduction to Acting, Gender and Film, Horror Films and American Culture, The History of Communication from Caves to Cyberspace, Economics, Nutrition
  • Classes meet in Libby Hall and are taught by faculty with demonstrated excellence in teaching

Three C's of Libby RAP

  • Creativity: We believe creativity is a necessity to succeed in today’s world. Our mission is to foster the skills students need to develop into creative leaders and engaged students of tomorrow.
  • Curriculum: Libby offers small seminar and studio courses (with 12-20) students per class, taught by faculty with demonstrated excellence in teaching. Classes range from history and biology to economics and education to an array of arts and film courses. Most courses offered fulfill core curriculum requirements. 
  • Community: Our goal is to provide first-year students a home away from home. We organize co-curricular activities (such as films, field trips and celebration of the arts) as well as community outreach events (such as arts and crafts) to help students explore networking and build life-long friendships.  

To Apply

Select "Libby RAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information

Visit the Libby RAP website 


Cost 

$850 per/yr*
* RAP rates are subject to change

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Pre-Business Residential Academic Program

Pre-Business RAP is a community made up of first-year students who are pursuing a business degree but have not yet been directly admitted into the Leeds School of Business.


Eligibility 

First-year freshman students who apply to and are accepted to the program


Program Details

  • Admitted students will be able to pursue pre-requisite courses to prepare for entrance into the business school their sophomore year
  • Personalized advising with a Leeds advisor
  • Specialized freshman seminar to help students explore business fields, provide connections to Leeds and prepare them for success in Leeds as a sophomore
  • Access to BCOR 1015: The World of Business (this class is typically unavailable to non-business students)
  • If you participate in the Pre-Business RAP, you must live in Williams Village North

To Apply

Select "Pre-Business RAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information 

Visit the Pre-Business RAP website


Cost 

$850 per/yr*

* RAP rates are subject to change

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Sewall Residential Academic Program

Sewall RAP is a co-educational program for first-year students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences who have an interest in the study of history, culture, education and society.


Eligibility

First-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences and students enrolled in other colleges who are interested in history, culture, education and society, and are motivated to make an investment in liberal arts education.


Program Details

  • Classes range from history and biology to economics and education, with co-curricular activities (such as lectures, films and field trips) and local community outreach to help students recognize and explore these connections
  • One three-credit Sewall course each semester is required of all residents
  • Participation in a community outreach program for which students receive academic credit is optional

To Apply

Select "Sewall RAP" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Additional Information 

Visit the Sewall RAP website 


Cost 

$850 per/yr*
* RAP rates are subject to change

First-year Interest Groups (FIGs) are one-semester long academic communities made up of no more than 25 students with similar academic interests that live together in the same residence hall and work closely with a FIG faculty director. Students take two courses together during the first semester on campus. FIGs are a great choice for students that are College of Arts & Science Open Option or interested in exploring several academic disciplines.

Approaching Sustainability Through the Arts

Eligibility

Open to all students but particularly appropriate for open option students in the College of Arts & Sciences


Program Details

Participants of Approaching Sustainability Through the Arts:

  • Take the first-year seminar, Comedy Matters
  • Take an additional theme-related course that fulfills degree requirements: THTR1009 - Theatre and Society 
  • Participate in cocurricular programs such as field trips, guest speakers and group meals
  • Receive structured and ad hoc mentoring and support from faculty and upper-division peers
  • Develop a community of support while transitioning into the college environment
  • Live together in Libby Hall

The faculty director is an associate professor in Theatre & Dance who uses the theater to enhance underserved populations’ ability to solve environmental challenges. One of her key projects is called Inside the Greenhouse, a collaboration with science faculty that is aimed at communicating to the general public about environmental issues.


To Apply

Select "Approaching Sustainability Through the Arts" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Cost

There is no fee associated with FIGs

Developing Sustainable Communities & Cultures

Eligibility

Open to all students but particularly appropriate for open option students in the College of Arts & Sciences


Program Details

Participants of Developing Sustainable Communities & Cultures:

  • Take the first-year seminar, Building Sustainable Communities Through Design
  • Take an additional theme-related course that fulfills degree requirements: SOCY 2077 - Environment and Society
  • Participate in cocurricular programs such as field trips, guest speakers and group meals
  • Receive structured and ad hoc mentoring and support from faculty and upper-division peers
  • Develop a community of support while transitioning into the college environment
  • Live together in Kittredge Central Hall

The faculty director is an assistant professor in environmental engineering who focuses her research on improving indoor air quality within Native American Indian communities.


To Apply

Select "Developing Sustainable Communities & Cultures" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Cost

There is no fee associated with FIGs

Social Justice & Media

Eligibility

Open to all students but particularly appropriate for open option students in the College of Arts & Sciences


Program Details

Participants of Social Justice & Media:

  • Take the first-year seminar, Journalism Through Film
  • Take an additional theme-related course that fulfills degree requirements: WRTG1150 - First-year Writing and Rhetoric 
  • Participate in cocurricular programs such as field trips, guest speakers and group meals
  • Receive structured and ad hoc mentoring and support from faculty and upper-division peers
  • Develop a community of support while transitioning into the college environment
  • Live together in Libby Hall

The faculty director is a professor and founding department chair in journalism whose research and teaching focus is on digital media law and ethics, digital news writing, reporting and editing and math/statistics for journalism.


To Apply

Select "Social Justice & Media" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Cost

There is no fee associated with FIGs

Sustainability & Environmental Science

Eligibility

Open to all students, but particularly appropriate for open option students in the College of Arts & Sciences


Program Details

Participants of Sustainability & Environmental Science:

  • Take the first-year seminar, Toxins in our Environment
  • Take an additional theme-related course that fulfills degree requirements: ENVS1000 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Participate in co-curricular programs such as field trips, guest speakers and group meals
  • Receive structured and ad hoc mentoring and support from faculty and upper-division peers
  • Develop a community of support while transitioning into the college environment
  • Live together in Kittredge Central Hall

The faculty director is a professor in environmental engineering who is a leading researcher on the topic of air quality standards and advocate for legislation that protects populations from excessive pollutants.


To Apply

Select "Sustainability & Environmental Science" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Cost

There is no fee associated with FIGs

Living and learning communities (LLCs) provide a residence hall environment to students in which participants live together in same hall and engage in activities that reinforce a particular academic or special-interest theme.

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Active Living & Learning Community

Offers students a residential experience in which all program participants strive to lead an intentionally active lifestyle. Events inspire the holistic development of mind, body and spirit.


Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students with an interest in the outdoors and health
  • Individuals with an interest in cycling, mountain biking, endurance sports, fitness, flexibility training, nutrition, outdoor adventure, yoga, mountaineering, meditation, positive mental health, running, skiing and snowboarding, slacklining, Pilates, rest and relaxation, rock climbing and bouldering

Program Details

  • Participate in activities and programs geared towards a variety of sub-communities including skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking/cycling, mind/body (yoga, meditation, Pilates), running, hiking and rock climbing
  • Provides student events and programs that promote healthy decision-making and a sustainable lifestyle
  • Opportunities to consult with a registered dietician, attend weekend trips and excursions

To Apply

Select "Active Living LLC" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Cost

There is no fee associated with Active Living LLC 

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Quad Engineering Living & Learning Community

Founded in 1987 with the goal of providing a shared living environment for students studying a wide range of fields related to engineering or the applied sciences. Current offerings include calculus work groups, late night breakfasts and an ongoing workshop series featuring award-winning programs like Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and The Pendulum Project.


Eligibility

Students studying engineering or pre-engineering


Program Details

  • A community that's 60-65% engineering students, so you'll never have trouble finding someone to borrow a book from or study with
  • A computer lab equipped with most of the programs you'll need for your engineering classes
  • Free drop-in tutoring from 5:00pm - 1:00am every weeknight
  • Calculus work groups held in-house

To Apply

Select "Quad Engineering LLC" under Program/Residence Hall in the online housing application


Cost

$130 per/yr*
*rates subject to change 

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Spectrum Living & Learning Community

This program is open to any and all students who have a passion for equal rights. The program's focus is on creating community—offering a variety of social and educational activities focusing on community dialogue and support of LGBTQIA students and their allies.


Eligibility

All colleges


Program Details

  • Through Spectrum LLC, students will find a supportive, social and communal space
  • Students will gain a perspective of equality and acceptances around LGBTQIA communities as well as their impact on a greater diverse world 
  • Students will gain a perspective of inclusion and equity through focused programming and educational sessions around diversity and social justice
  • Students will have the opportunity to gain skills engaging in cross cultural dialogue around the student experience, campus climate and retention at the University of Colorado
  • The Spectrum living area has gender-neutral bathrooms which create greater access and privacy
  • The Gender and Sexuality Center and other campus offices provide support for the program
  • A peer mentor and a resident advisor are available on the floor to support community dialogue

    Apply

    Select "Spectrum LLC" in the Preference Where to Live section of the online housing application


    Additional Information 

    Please contact the program at 303-492-6869


    Cost

    There is no fee associated with the Spectrum LLC 

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Lucile B. Buchanan Living & Learning Community

The program is open to any and all students who have a passion for equal rights. The program's focus is on providing students the opportunity to engage in dialogue around cultures of the African and black diaspora, identities and social justice issues.


Eligibility

All colleges


Program Description

  • Through the Lucile B. Buchanan LLC, students will find a supportive, social and communal space. Any and all students are invited to be part of the Buchanan LLC—specifically those identifying with elements of African and black diaspora and their community allies 
  • Students will gain a perspective of equality and acceptances around African and black diaspora, as well as their impact on a greater diverse world 
  • Students will have intentional exposure of African and black diaspora and history through programming 
  • Students will have the opportunity to gain skills engaging in cross-cultural dialogue around the student experience, campus climate and retention at the University of Colorado 
  • The Cultural Unity and Engagement Center (CUE) and other campus offices provide support for the community
  • A peer mentor and a resident advisor are available on the floor to further support community dialogue 
  • Additional information about the life of Lucile B. Buchanan

To Apply

Select "Lucile B. Buchanan LLC" in the Preference Where to Live section of the online housing application


Cost

There is no fee associated with the Lucile B. Buchanan LLC

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Multicultural Perspectives Living & Learning Community

This program is open to any and all students who have a passion for equal rights. The program's focus is on providing community and programming to students interested in social justice, diversity and identity development. 


Eligibility

All colleges


Program Details

  • Through the Multicultural Perspectives LLC, students will find a supportive, social and communal space
  • Students will gain a perspective of the diverse world through exploration of identity, cultural perspectives exchange and community, both at the University of Colorado and the greater society
  • Students will further their understanding of topics of social justice, civility and service through programming and activities
  • Students will take an active step towards supporting communities and intentional efforts around reshaping the campus climate
  • The Volunteer Resource Center (VRC), Women's Resource Center (WRC), Center for Student Involvement (CSI) and other campus offices provide support to the program
  • Peer mentors and a resident advisor are available on the floor to further support community dialogue 

To Apply

Select "Multicultural Perspectives LLC" in the Preference Where to Live section of the online housing application


Cost

There is no fee associated with the Multicultural Perspectives LLC

Involvement opportunities provide students with several more options to get involved in their residence hall communities but aren't structured quite the same as a residential academic program, freshman interest groups or living and learning communities. Participants may live in different halls or the program may occur during a specific time period (like fall opening).

EcoReps

Want to be a part of a close-knit community of student leaders? As an EcoRep, you will move in early to participate in an amazing weekend retreat in Jamestown, Colorado, which will connect you to other first-year students and give you the skills to hit the ground running as a dedicated environmental advocate! Interested EcoReps may also participate in a fully-funded spring break service trip, as well as field trips and trainings in Denver, Boulder and more!

Get the on-campus family that you deserve in this unique yearlong leadership opportunity, and learn how to create change at CU Boulder! Receive training on recycling, sustainability and green living that will enable you to educate your in-hall community and engage in meaningful dialogue with your peers!

Apply Now!

If you have difficulty with the web application, you may print, fill out, scan, and email the PDF application to ecoreps@colorado.edu
Applications due July 15, 2017


Our Mission

By giving our EcoReps the skills and knowledge needed to promote sustainably responsible behavior in the residence halls, our program strives to create an engaged and environmentally active on-campus community. We help students to be leaders within their academic class through specialized training, programming, experimental learning opportunities and service work.


Important Information

  • Available for first- and second-year students living in residence halls only
  • Must be available three Tuesdays per month from 6:00-7:00pm
  • This is a full-year program, and requires dedication and a full year commitment

EcoRep Duties

Required Meetings

  • Training meetings (Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Attend three hall council meetings a semester create sustainability related programs in your halls
  • Fall training: August 12-18
  • Spring training: Late January

Events

  • Attend and plan approximately three events per semester with fellow EcoReps 
  • Training and support is provided to make this process easy and fun
  • EcoReps receive programming funds for supplies/food—whatever is needed for planned programs

Other Opportunities

  • Serve as a recycling advisor in regular student move-in
  • Spring Break Service Trip; provided at no additional cost, up to 12 spots available for EcoReps only
  • Maintain an eco-board for your building to get your message out there!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at EcoReps@colorado.edu.

 

Stampede Camp

­Stampede Camp is a three-day experience for incoming students living within the residence halls. It's a great way for incoming first-year students to find their place at the University of Colorado Boulder. Through service projects, campus resource presentations and exciting, educational workshops, students are introduced to each other and campus. The stress-free, welcoming environment and small group exchanges prepare participants for their first year as a CU Buff and beyond!


Highlights of Stampede include:

  • Learn about clubs and organizations at CU
  • Connect with upper-division mentors to learn about the CU experience
  • Have focused time with other camp participants that are passionate about student leadership
  • Discover and participate in various activities and leadership development sessions
  • Be the first to meet all of your neighbors by serving as CU Fall Welcome/Move-In Volunteer

For additional details, including access to the application, visit the Stampede website. If you have any questions, please send us an email!

Traditional Residential Communities

Traditional communities house students with diverse academic and social interests but do not involve formal programming, classes or an additional application process. These halls engage in programming and community-building that aren't tied to a particular academic theme.


Foosball PlayersTraditional Living Experience Halls

Athens North
Darley North
Darley South
Hallett
Stearns East
Stearns West
Willard
Williams Village North

student taking a selfie with Chip the Buffalo with Bear Creek in the background

Bear Creek Apartments is dedicated to not just providing an exceptional place to live, but also to providing some great programs and activities to enrich the students' living experiences. The beginning of each year kicks off with Creek Week, which is five full days of fun including a huge barbecue, tie dye party, water kickball and a hang-out with Chip.

Throughout the year there are a number of events every month, frequently with an interest theme, including life skills, health and activity, Creek Geeks and cultural appreciation. Some of the meet-ups last year included DIY crafts, cultural cooking classes, indoor rock climbing, video game nights, trivia contests, bike rides and hikes. Also, each month there is a large event to bring residents together to socialize and have fun, like movies and s'mores, ice cream socials and game nights.

You can also expect to see International Hour once a week. These can range from small study breaks with free food to big events like celebrating Chinese New Year. A great way to stay up-to-date on the Bear Creek goings-on are by following the social media accounts!

Bear Creek Website

Our Community Garden Brings Residents Together

Graduate & Family Housing regularly schedules a variety of recreational and educational programs for residents to attend. These programs are a wonderful way to meet your neighbors and participate in the community.

Although the specific programs vary from year‐to‐year, usually there are welcome‐back events in the fall and winter, holiday celebrations, potluck dinners, outdoor movies in the summer, and a variety of activities for children, adults, families and single students.

To stay up-to-date, make sure to follow Graduate & Family Housing on Facebook.

Working with Housing & Dining Services (HDS) is a great way to earn money during college. It's super convenient and the department offers a variety of work types to meet different needs. It can also be an excellent way to meet people and build friendships within your community. Check out the information below to see all HDS has to offer!

RA Recruitment

The 2018-19 RA Application is now CLOSED

Welcome to the 2018-19 RA application site! You will find everything you need here to help guide you through the process, including a detailed job description, qualifications, hiring timeline and a list of frequently asked questions! If you'd like to ask us something not covered in our webpages, please email us at reslifestudenthiring@lists.colorado.edu.


Why be an RA?

  • You are the type of person who is always looking to be one step ahead of the rest. You want to be well prepared in conflict resolution, critical thinking and leadership skills—making yourself more competitive in the job market after graduation. 
  • You will make a difference. You will be the reason students decide to remain at CU or the reason they discover their perfect major. You look forward to being a part of a legacy and leaving your mark on the University of Colorado.
  • Meeting your residents in one-on-one settings to talk about challenges, accomplishments or their plans for the future will be a daily occurrence. You will also help your residents build connections with the campus at large.
  • While many off-campus jobs are hard to balance with a busy course schedule, we know that you’re a student too and want to make sure you succeed both at your job and at your schoolwork

If you would like to know more about what being an RA entails before applying, please meet with one of the RAs in your hall or contact your hall director.

To be an RA, you:

  • Must have completed at least two full-time (12 credit hours) academic semesters at the collegiate level by the employment start date; AB and IB credits cannot be substituted for full-time collegiate study.
  • Must be a regularly enrolled, full-time student at CU-Boulder; transfer applicants must provide proof of registration and transcripts from previous academic institutions.
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA both on the date of job offer and at the conclusion of spring 2016 semester. Note: the minimum GPA for honors halls is 3.0. Must be in good conduct standing with the university. New hires will be considered ineligible if they are on academic or conduct probation at either their time of job offer or their employment start date. Once a candidate has been offered an RA position, the expectation is that they do not violate the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check or show evidence that one has been completed within the last year.
  • Must continue to demonstrate academic progress by completing at least 12 credit hours per semester, excluding summers.


Resident Advisor Info Sessions

All applicants must attend one of the following info sessions to be considered.
*Additional dates and times may be added, please check back.

Date               Time         Location
Tues, Sept 26 1:00-2:00 pm Kittredge Multipurpose Room D
Thur, Sept 28 4:00-5:00 pm Village Center, Room B
Sun, Oct 1 6:00-7:00 pm C4C Abrams Lounge
Wed, Oct 4 5:00-6:00 pm C4C Room S350
Thur, Oct 5 7:00-8:00 pm C4C Room S350
Sun, Oct 15 5:00-6:00 pm Village Center Multipurpose Room B
Sun, Oct 15 7:00-8:00 pm Village Center Multipurpose Room B
Tue, Oct 24 5:00-6:00 pm Kittredge Central Multipurpose Rooms A & B
Thur, Oct 26 5:00-6:00 pm Kittredge Multipurpose Room B

 

2018-19 Resident Advisor Application

Date               Time         Activity
Sep 29, 2017   Application opens online at eRezLife
Oct 30, 2017 11:59 pm Application closes
Nov 15, 2017   Applicants notified of eligibility via email. Some candidates will be invited to sign up for an interview. Note: all email communication will be sent to the applicants' colorado.edu address
Nov 27-30, 2017   One-on-one interviews with hall directors
Jan 31, 2018   Anticipated new hire notification date. Alternate candidates will remain in selection pool
Feb 7, 2018 5:00 pm Deadline to accept offer of employment
Feb 15, 2018 5:00 pm A required RA pre-employment class for all newly hired RAs

 

2018 Mentor Resident Advisor Application Timeline

Date               Time         Activity
Sep 29, 2017 12:01 am Application opens online at eRezLife
Dec 1, 2017 11:59 pm Application closes
Jan 16, 2018   Applicants notified of hiring status Note: all email communication will be sent to the applicants' colorado.edu address
Feb 15, 2018 5:00 pm A required RA pre-employment class for all hired mentor RAs

 

Application  

Fill out an application online at http://cuboulder.erezlife.com. Flexibility is a quality that we find common in our most successful student staff members. You will be asked if you are willing to work in any residence hall across campus.

 

Short Answer

A portion of the online application will include question prompts. While the prompts will have a character limit, we encourage thoughtful responses as we will evaluated these to identify our top candidates.

Please browse these common questions if you are considering becoming an RA:

Q: I had a conduct violation during my first semester. Will that impact my eligibility for an RA position?
A: We understand that sometimes students can have a difficult time transitioning to college and that you may have made a decision during your first weeks at school that isn’t representative of your overall experience here. We will be reviewing all candidates’ conduct history and discussing each case individually and inform the candidate of the status prior to interviews being scheduled. In addition, applicants cannot be on University Conduct probation or Academic Dishonesty probation during the selection process, at time of hire, or at start of employment.

Q: If I’m applying to be an RA, should I still make other plans for housing?
A: If you sign up for housing in the residence halls or Bear Creek and are then selected for an RA position, Housing and Dining is able to transfer over your contract. We are unable to do the same for off-campus housing and would recommend that you wait until after the hiring process is complete to sign an off-campus lease.

Q: How many hours do RAs work each week?
A: We estimate that RAs will work 20 hours per week on average. However, the actual number of hours worked per week depends on many factors, including your duty schedule, interactions with residents, meetings, trainings and other job-related responsibilities. During training periods, you can expect to be in training 40+ hours per week.

Q: If I’m selected as an RA, can I choose my hall placement?
A: No. Departmental staffing needs, hall-specific programs and team dynamics will be the most significant factors in building placement. We have found that RAs who demonstrate the highest levels of adaptability tend to fare best in the RA position. We are looking for individuals who are ready to step into the RA position at any hall. Should you be placed in a hall and choose to decline the offer, you will not be able to reapply until the following academic year.

Q: I already have a part-time job on campus. Would I have to quit if I become an RA?
A: All RAs are required to get approval from their supervisor for any additional part-time jobs. Typically, first-year RAs are encouraged to critically evaluate their schedule to see if taking on an additional position is in their best interest. If you are approved to work an additional part-time job, the expectation is that the RA position takes precedence. Approvals to work an additional part-time job will be considered on an as-necessary basis after the first week of classes in August 2018.

Q: I’m planning on studying abroad in the spring. Can I still be an RA for the fall semester?
A: Unfortunately, the amount of training required for the RA position means that we are only able to hire RAs who can commit to a full year contract. Please let your current RA know if you are interested in looking into other leadership opportunities in your hall that would allow for more flexibility.

Q: I’m an international student. Am I eligible to be an RA?
A: International students are eligible for the RA position, as long as you have either a social security number or a valid F-1 visa. Please notify us at the time of hire if you are an international student, as your paperwork process may vary slightly.

Apply!

community assistant behind desk handing student buff onecard

Community Assistant

As a community assistant (CA) you will work at the front desks (community centers) in the residence halls. You'll help with day-to-day issues like room lock-outs and checking out equipment, but also participate in and encourage community-building in your hall. There are some excellent benefits to these positions including:

  • Planning activities that help build residence hall communities.
  • Working in your hall or a hall close to where you live. You can literally roll out of bed and be at work within minutes.
  • Gaining valuable work and leadership experience for future jobs.
  • Starting pay for CAs is $9.30 per hour

To find our what positions are available and to access the application, visit eRezLife

Night Community Assistant

As a night community assistant (NCA) you will work at the front desks (community centers) in the residence halls. You'll help with day-to-day issues like room lock-outs and checking out equipment, but also participate in and encourage community-building in your hall. There are some excellent benefits to these positions including:

  • Planning activities that help build residence hall communities.
  • Working in your hall or a hall close to where you live. You can literally roll out of bed and be at work within minutes.
  • Gaining valuable work and leadership experience for future jobs.
  • Starting pay for night CAs is $10.30 per hour

To find our what positions are available and to access the application, visit eRezLife

Front Desk Assistant

As a front desk assistant, you will be responsible for the administrative operations and management of the community center (front desk) under the direction of the hall director. This included duties such as:

  • Developing community-building initiatives
  • Providing guidance to community assistants
  • Creating,, facilitating and participating in staff development activities
  • Role modeling accountability to CAs
  • Starting pay is $10.00 per hour

Student Assistant

Student assistants provide administrative support to leadership in Residence Life. Duties include:

  • Providing customer support to visitors
  • Responding to email
  • Acting as phone reception
  • Starting pay for student assistants is $10.50

We look for students that pay great attention to detail, are reliable and responsible, have excellent customer service skills and are strong problem solvers.

To find our what positions are available and to access the application, visit eRezLife

Apply!

tutors standing behind table, smiling, getting reading to participate in the ASAP scavenger hunt team builder

Academic Tutor with Academic Success and Achievement Program

Do you think you would like to be a tutor? We are looking for students that:

  • Are excited about their course content and want to share their love of the subject matter with other students
  • Are excited about making a difference in a group of students’ lives
  • Are interested in being a mentor, especially to first-year students
  • Enjoy teaching and watching “light bulbs” go off when teaching others
  • Want to teach freshmen the study skills to succeed in college

If you saw yourself in any of these statements, this could be a great position for you! ASAP tutoring provides you not just an outlet to do the things listed above, but some of the other benefits include:

  • Being in one of the highest paid student positions on campus
    • Starting pay for undergraduate tutors is $9.50/hour- with the opportunity of a $2.50 promotion to head tutor after a year and positive evaluations from students and your tutor coordinator!
    • Starting pay for graduate students is $12/hour- with the opportunity of a $2.50 promotion to head tutor after a year and positive evaluations from students and your tutor coordinator!
  • Hours that fit your schedule
  • A great experience to put on your resume and to support you in the future
  • Helping you learn the subject matter more deeply (teaching is one of the best ways to learn)
  • Providing you with a way to make a difference in someone’s life

Think this is something that would be a perfect position for you? Our only requirements are that you:

  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Have a 3.2 GPA in the courses that you want to tutor
  • Can provide a letter of recommendation
  • Are enthusiastic in working with students
  • Are excited to learn the skills of teaching

You will need to sign up for an account (which is really easy!) and apply to the “Tutor-ASAP 2017-18” position. You should hear back within 3-5 business days.

*If you do NOT meet the GPA requirements or have other questions, feel free to contact us at asap@colorado.edu or call the office 303-735-3303.

Apply!

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Campus Dining Services

Whether you're thinking about a career in the culinary arts or looking for a job to supplement your income while you're in school, Campus Dining Services may be the answer for you!

We offer some great benefits for the busy student including:

  • flexible hours
  • convenient locations in our residential, retail and catering operations
  • competitive pay ($10.00-13.20/hr.)
  • participation in the new student employee of the month program
  • opportunity to be awarded scholarship money
  • leadership and advancement opportunities
  • the chance to gain valuable experience for your resume 
  • learning alongside award-winning chefs
  • developing time-management and interpersonal skills
  • working in modern, state-of-the-art facilities

And one of the best benefits—being part of a strong and inclusive community! 

Working with Campus Dining Services is more than just a paycheck, you're part of a team!

Employee of the Month Program

  • Six student staff members will be selected each month during the academic year
  • Recipients are each awarded a special prize, including things like ski passes, restaurant gift cards, amusement park tickets and golf and raceway tickets
  • A celebration party each month for the winners
  • Winner's names memorialized on the Wall of Fame in each dining operation
  • Certificates of achievement given to recipients and sent to parents (if you choose)

Yearly Scholarship

  • Six $1,000 scholarships awarded at the beginning of fall semester
  • Staff that have worked for Campus Dining Services for at least 60 days are eligible
  • Applications are accepted through April 1 for scholarships awarded the following fall
  • Students must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • The scholarship application is available on the Desire2Learn website (D2L)

Apply Now!

Additional Positions with HDS

Details, including pay, requirements, locations and applications for student positions are available at the eRezLife website.


Academic Success and Achievement Program Office Assistant

  • Work hour tracking, data collection, application review and student assistance.

Academic Success and Achievement Program Tutor Coordinator

  • Interview, hire, coordinate and evaluate tutors.

Bear Creek Office Assistant/Conference Services Liaison

  • Attend planning sessions, arrange housing assignments and provide general conference support.

Campus Card ID Assistant

  • Issue Buff OneCards to university faculty, staff and students; provide general customer service support.

CU Conference Services


Graduate & Family Housing Assistant

  • Provide customer service and general office support in the Graduate & Family Housing Office.

Mechanical Assistant

  • Painting, moving furniture, assisting with bed-lofting and replacing light bulbs and HVAC filters with Housing Facilities Services.

Occupancy Management Student Assistant

  • Provide customer service, respond to emails and phone calls

Student Assistant - BuffBites

  • Friendly, energetic, hard-workers needed to support the BuffBites events several times a week.

Student Assistant - Events and Administration

  • Strong leader to oversee the preparation and implementation of BuffBites events.

Student Teaching Assistant

  • Assist teachers at CU Children's Center in implementing classroom daily activities and leading small group activities under teacher guidance.

 

 

Apply Now

Student Groups

In addition to all the involvement and community-building opportunities in the halls and with Residence Life, there is also plenty to explore around campus.

A great place to start is with the Center for Student Involvement. There are literally hundreds of students groups on campus, from skydiving and running to improv and engineering, we have it all. You can even start your own group if you don't find what you're looking for!

Student Groups

Students Volunteering

A volunteer is someone who offers his/her/zir service for the benefit of a community. Service to your community can mean bringing a neighbor soup when they are sick, cleaning up a nearby park with friends to spending time serving internationally. Getting involved in your community at CU can be as simple as serving during the VRC's Better Boulder, Better World event or signing up to go on an Alternative Break trip and do service with other like-minded CU students.

Any of our student staff can connect you to volunteer opportunities in the Boulder and surrounding communities. Here are a few ways to get connected with our office and events.

Volunteer Opportunities