Buff Family Newsletter
March 26, 2020

We know that many members of our Buff Family are feeling unsettled and concerned as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our students, and we want you to feel supported as a member of the Buff community. Below are tips to help you support your student with adjusting to online learning, navigating change, considering their relationship with social media and more.

Following are recent campus communications about COVID-19 and changes in response to this global issue:

With times like these, New Student & Family Programs continues to provide resources and support to both students and families. If you have questions or concerns, or need help finding resources on campus for your student, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call or text 303-492-4431 or email families@colorado.edu.

 
Mental health resources on campus Supporting your student through change
As we make an effort to socially distance ourselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19, many of us are experiencing changes to our daily routines. For students, it can be especially challenging to manage multiple changes at once, and everyone adjusts to change differently. As your student navigates the rest of the semester, here are some tips to support them.
 
what you need to know before your student signs a lease Transitioning to remote learning
CU Boulder has officially transitioned to remote learning for the rest of the semester. If your student is feeling overwhelmed by the changes in course structure, they aren’t alone. Share these tips and encourage your student to take advantage of free resources to help with the transition.
 
How to encourage a healthy relationship with social media
Social media has a lot of benefits: it’s a place where we can keep up with family and friends, make plans and hear about current events. However, it can also become a source of stress and anxiety. If you notice your student spending more time online or feeling additional stress, here are some ways you can work together to navigate social media in a more positive way.
 
helping your student prep for an interview Fall 2020 class registration opens soon!
Your student's registration window for fall 2020 will begin soon. Your student has an assigned day and time when they can begin registering for classes, and they can find this information in their Buff Portal. Students are encouraged to register as soon as their window opens. Remind your student to review holds and other tasks before their registration window opens, as these items may prevent them from being able to register on time.
 
 
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