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Boulder and the CU Boulder Campus

Weather

Boulder is 5,430 feet in elevation and has a sunny, semi-arid climate. Hydrating during your stay is very important, as altitude sickness (headache, nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, and tiredness) can occur. Weather conditions can change rapidly throughout each day and from day to day. During the Summer months, temperatures can range in the 80’s to 90’s or dip into the 60’s or 70’s.  Layers are always a good choice.

Internet Access

Access wireless service on campus by selecting UCB Guest Wireless from your available Wi-Fi network options and accepting the terms and conditions upon opening your web browser. You will be prompted to re-accept these terms and conditions periodically.

If you encounter difficulty accessing the Internet, call 303-735-HELP (4357) or email help@colorado.edu for assistance during their business hours.

Check firewalls or security settings on your computer that could possibly complicate accessing the campus Wi-Fi system before you arrive.

Parking

Parking is by permit or credit card pay-to-park machines.  Parking is very limited in and around campus so walking or bus transportation is advised.  If you chose to park on campus, participants are responsible for reading and adhering to all posted parking policies and paying accordingly. Read all signage when entering a lot to ensure you are parking in the correct lot. Individual requirements exist for each lot based on day and time.

Visit the following link for more information: www.colorado.edu/pts.

Campus Map: http://www.colorado.edu/map/

ADA Parking Needs:

Campus parking permits or paying at a meter are still required for those with disability placards or license plates. Visit the following website for more information: www.colorado.edu/pts/permits/ada-accessible-parking

Transportation

Airport shuttle service to/from DIA (Denver International Airport) & Boulder

RTD Buses (regional service to/from DIA & Boulder)

  • View Skyride schedules for AB/ABA airport runs & regional routes
  • View Flatiron Flyer for Denver/Boulder routes

Boulder local Buses

  • The Skip, Bound, and Hop pass campus daily.

Car Rentals

  • eGo CarShare: www.carshare.org
  • Zipcar: www.zipcar.com 
  • Rental Car Agencies Located at the Denver International Airport

Advantage
www.advantage.com

Enterprise
www.enterprise.com

Alamo
www.alamo.com

Hertz
www.hertz.com

Avis
www.avis.com

National
www.nationalcar.com

Budget
www.budget.com

Payless
www.paylesscarrental.com

Dollar
www.dollar.com

 

Biking and Walking around Boulder

Boulder is incredibly amenable to climate-friendly commuters. There are many pedestrian, bike, and multi-use paths throughout the City of Boulder.

 

City walking paths and maps: https://bouldercolorado.gov/goboulder/walk

Health & Safety Information

  • Campus and Off-Campus Emergencies 911
  • CU Police Department (On-Campus, Non-Emergency) 303-492-6666
  • City of Boulder Police Department (Non-Emergency) 303-441-3333
  • Boulder Community Hospital 303-415-7000

4747 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

Smoking:

The University is a smoke-free environment; smoking is not permitted anywhere on campus. Electronic cigarettes are included in the smoking ban.

Explore Boulder Like a Local!

Boulder Events

Chatauqua

Celestial Seasonings Tour

Pearl Street Mall

The Spot Bouldering Gym

Brewery Tours

Boulder Farmers Market

AREA RESTAURANTS

The Hill (west of the UMC towards the mountains)

  • Boulder Salad 1310 College Ave 720-266-6767
  • Café Aion (Boutique Restaurant) 1235 Pennsylvania Ave 303-993-8131
  • The Sink (Pizzeria/Burgers) 1165 13th St. 303-444-7465
  • Cheba Hut (Salads/Soups/Sandwiches) 1313 College Ave 303-413-3494
  • Dot’s Diner (Breakfast/Lunch) 1333 Broadway 303-447-9184
  • Gurkhas on the Hill (Indian/Nepalese) 1310 College Ave 303-443-1355
  • Half-Fast Subs (Sandwiches) 1215 13th St. 303-449-0404
  • Illegal Pete’s (Burritos) 1124 13th St. 303-444-3055
  • Kim’s Food to Go (Vietnamese) 1325 Broadway 303-442-2829
  • Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant 1325 Broadway #105 303-245-9365
  • Thai Avenue 1310 College Ave #220 303-443-1737
  • Rush Bowls 1207 13th St. 303-546-9666
  • The Corner 1100 13th St 720-398-8331

Base-Mar Shopping Area (corner of Broadway & Baseline on the south end of campus)

  • Wendy’s
  • Taco Bell
  • Noodles & Company (Pasta)
  • Subway (Subs)
  • Brewing Market (Coffee Shop)
  • Taj Restaurant (Indian)
  • Starbucks (Coffee Shop)
  • Einstein Bagels
  • Whole Foods Market (Organic Grocery Store with salads, soups, dishes for take-out)
  • May-Wah Restaurant (Chinese/Thai/Vietnamese)

Pearl Street Mall (starting at the intersection of Broadway and Walnut or Pearl Street)

  • Aji – 1601 Pearl St
  • Arabesque – 1634 Walnut St
  • Black Cat – 1964 13th St
  • Bohemian Biergarten – 2017 13th St
  • Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern – 921 Walnut St
  • Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse – 1770 13th St
  • Brasserie Ten Ten – 1011 Walnut St
  • Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace – 950 Pearl St
  • The Cheesecake Factory – 1401 Pearl St
  • The Corner Bar & Cafe – 2115 13th St
  • Falafel King – 1314 Pearl St
  • Foolish Craig’s Cafe – 1611 Pearl St
  • Frasca Food & Wine – 1738 Pearl St
  • Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar – 1117 Pearl St
  • Illegal Pete’s, Inc. – 1447 Pearl St
  • Japango – 1136 Pearl St
  • Jax Fish House – 928 Pearl St
  • Jill’s Restaurant at St Julien Hotel and Spa – 900 Walnut St
  • Next Door – 1035 Pearl St
  • The Kitchen – 1039 Pearl St
  • L’Atelier – 1739 Pearl St
  • Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill – 1346 Pearl St
  • Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant – 2010 16th St
  • Lindsay’s Boulder Deli/Häagen-Dazs – 1148 Pearl St
  • Mateo – 1837 Pearl St
  • The Mediterranean – 1002 Walnut St
  • Moongate Asian Bistro – 1628 Pearl St
  • Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery – 1535 Pearl St
  • Pasta Jay’s – 1001 Pearl St
  • Pearl Street Pub & Cellar – 1108 Pearl St
  • Pizza Colóre – 1336 Pearl St
  • Pizzeria Locale – 1730 Pearl St
  • Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant – 1101 Walnut St
  • Rueben’s Burger Bistro – 1800 Broadway
  • SALT the Bistro – 1047 Pearl St
  • Sforno Trattoria Romana – 1308 Pearl St
  • Sherpa’s Adventurers Restaurant & Bar – 825 Walnut St
  • Snooze, an A.M. Eatery – 1617 Pearl St
  • Sushi Zanmai – 1221 Spruce St
  • Tahona Tequila Bistro – 1035 Pearl St
  • Ted’s Montana Grill – 1701 Pearl St
  • Trident Booksellers and Cafe – 940 Pearl St
  • Two Spoons – 1021 Pearl St
  • The Unseen Bean – 2052 Broadway