Buff Family Newsletter
May 8, 2020

New Student & Family Programs wants to congratulate all the Buff Families who have a graduating senior. Congrats to your student on all of their academic and professional accomplishments during their time at CU Boulder. For our continuing families, we hope you all have a wonderful summer! This semester has been unlike any other with changes, uncertainty and readjusting, so we hope this summer you are able to take a few moments to relax and give yourself a pat on the back for all the ways you’ve supported your student during this transitional time.

 
Mental health resources on campus Message from Chancellor
In planning for fall semester, today the Chancellor shared more about potential academic and first-year experience ideas along with operational budget updates. CU Boulder is starting a weekly COVID-19 digest with information and campus updates. Please sign up if you are interested in these weekly updates.
 
Mental health resources on campus Graduation: Now what?
Graduating can feel both exciting and disorienting, even under normal circumstances. While our students’ everyday lives continue to be affected by COVID-19, taking time to figure out their next step can feel a little overwhelming. Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) shares insight into how you can support your student during this next part of their journey.
 
Mental health resources on campus Stay connected with CU Athletics
During this unprecedented time, CU Athletics is inviting new students and families to explore the Buffs Content Corral. For both students and parents, this content corral includes everything for your stay-at-home needs! From Zoom backgrounds, to daily training tips, to fun activities for kids, as well as multimedia entertainment, everything you need is in one location.
 
Mental health resources on campus Getting a head start this summer
Now that finals are over, encourage your student to take some time to reflect on the past year. What were their highlights? What classes did they enjoy? Are they happy with their grades? Depending on the answers to these questions, there are ways your student can use the summer to get ready for next year. Here are some common end-of-the-year reflections to help them get started.
 
Mental health resources on campus Help your student stay healthy and active outdoors this summer
Summer is just around the corner. That means more opportunities to get outside, soak up some vitamin D and stay active. Share these tips with your student to stay safe, healthy and make the most of their Colorado summer.
 
Mental health resources on campus Career Services: 10 things to do over the summer besides work
For many of us, this summer may be different from what we were expecting. Whether your student is looking for a job right now or looking for activities to fill downtime, here are some things they can do this summer.
 
Encourage your student to participate in Census 2020
Census results directly affect resources available to CU Boulder students, faculty and staff and the Boulder community. Even if home with you now, encourage your student to support CU and the Boulder community by participating in Census 2020 using their Boulder address. Students who remain in or previously lived in campus housing don’t need to take any action.
 
Let your CU Grad (and your neighbors) know how proud you are!
We’ve created ready-to-print lawn signs, large banners and posters to celebrate your student’s graduation and transition into the Forever Buffs family.
Celebrate | Commencement 2020 | University of Colorado Boulder
 
 
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