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University of Colorado-Boulder

Educational Resources

Libraries

Five branch libraries. Collections include human rights, medieval manuscripts, women's history (including women poets of the romantic period), western historical (including Gary Hart papers), and the Tippit Photobook Collection.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 3,554,826 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 26,152 current serial subscriptions.
  • 6,802,839 microforms.
  • 450,928 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Art galleries, natural history museum, heritage center, observatory, planetarium and science center, electron microscope, outdoor theater, video interactive foreign language laboratory, mountain research station, centrifuge, a hands-on teaching and learning laboratory for engineering, a multipurpose cultural/athletics/educational events and conference center, a premier concert hall, and an innovative multi-disciplinary IT center, which will soon have its own 34M, 66,000 square foot building in the center of campus, fall 2006.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,300 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 15 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 70 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 50 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 20 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 4,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, other

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 22% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 15% of housing units are Singles.
  • 50% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 4% of housing units are Triples.
  • 31% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 23 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the CU Opera, football, the International Festival, the Conference on World Affairs, Theatre productions, speakers brought to campus by organizations such as the Women's Resource Center and the Cultural Events Board.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 293 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta; Alpha Kappa Delta; Eta Kappa Nu; Golden Key Honor Society; Kappa Kappa Psi; Mortar Board; Omicron Psi; Omega Chi Epsilon; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Sigma Pi; Pi Mu Epsilon; Pi Sigma Alpha; Psi Chi; Sigma Gamma Tau; Sigma Tau Delta; Tau Beta Pi; Tau Sigma;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) 30 religious groups
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Afghan Student Union, Alliance of Latin-American Students Asian Unity, Association of Thai Students in Boulder, Black Student Alliance, Bridges (An alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, & Transgender Students of Color), Chinese Student and Scholar Association, Hmong Students Association, Hui O Na Hoaaloha (Aloha Club), Indian Student Association, Indigenous Student Organization/ OYATE, International Festival, Japanese Student Association, Korean American Students of Boulder, Korean Student Association, Mosaic, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano De Aztlan, Persian Student Organization, South Asian Student Association, United Mexican-American Students, Vietnamese Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) orchestra, bands, festival chorus, choirs, opera group, men's and women's glee clubs, intercollegiate debating, theatre, modern dance group, musical comedy group, photography and chess groups, drill team, community service program, special-interest groups; Too many to list all. See: http: //www-ucsu. colorado. edu/guide/index. cfm#; And check out the many Student Groups or search for a Club on this site.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Press (weekly paper, with daily on-line issue), Colorado Daily (daily)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Denver International Airport (42), Colorado Springs (106)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Denver (27)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Boulder (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 20% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 14% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,200
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 14 fraternities
  • 14 fraternity houses
  • 7% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 11 sororities
  • 11 sorority houses
  • 9% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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