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Your student’s well-being is an important component to their success at CU Boulder. With Health and Wellness Services, we are committed to improving the overall health of our students by providing on-campus services to support every aspect of their well-being. 

Health insurance and immunization requirements
All students are required to have health insurance during their time at CU Boulder. Students may elect coverage through an individual health insurance plan, through a family member or employer or the university’s Student Gold Health Insurance Plan. Students must also complete the immunization requirement by submitting proof of two doses of the MMR vaccine and taking the New Student Immunization Questionnaire. Learn more about the health insurance and immunization requirements; the deadline for these requirements is Sept. 17, 2018.


Managing stress

The right amount of stress can keep us motivated, but too much of it can take a toll on our well-being. Now is a great time to work with your student to identify healthy ways to manage stress, especially with packing, saying goodbye to friends and family and looking toward the future with move-in and classes. Learn more about managing stress.


Setting up for success: Nutrition

Before your student gets to campus, support them in thinking about healthy, mindful eating and getting enough good-quality food throughout the day. Our nutritionists are ready to answer any questions and help your student meal plan, figure out the dining halls and can support students with a variety of nutrition concerns —here are their best tips for starting those conversations now!


The many benefits of exercise

Regular exercise can lead to better sleep, positive moods, lower stress levels, improved cognitive function and better overall health - all components that help your student in their academic success at CU Boulder. Fitness experts from the Rec Center offer different perspectives on exercise and suggestions to help your student find what works for them. Share these ideas with your student.


Healthy hints for getting outside

300 days of sunshine combined with high altitudes make Colorado a pretty special place to be, and life at CU Boulder brings plenty of opportunities to get outdoors, get some vitamin D and to get active. Share these tips with your student about outdoor exposure, biking and camping in Colorado.


Campus Care has you covered

If your student already has health insurance coverage, consider the Campus Care supplemental plan. This plan provides unlimited primary coverage for $175 per semester through CU Boulder Medical Services. If your student gets sick or injured, they can easily find care on campus in a variety of locations and avoid the hassle that can come with finding care in the community.

Buff Family Advice

“Paying the Campus Care Supplement ($175 each semester) to have access to Wardenburg Health Center was a great decision. We have private health insurance for our son, but that supplement gave us the peace of mind that he wouldn't have to search out care off-campus if he needed it.” – CU Buff parent

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