University of Colorado at Boulder

Dept Strength

Friendly Atmosphere

We have active student communities

We strive to create a warm and friendly environment by providing opportunities for students in the geography department to get acquainted outside the classroom. The weekly “coffee break” in our casual Gugg lounge is a great way for students to meet not only their fellow majors, but the grad students and faculty as well. We host a number of annual informative events for undergrads such as the Grad School and Career Night symposiums.

CU Boulder's Geography department also hosts a local chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU). The chapter fosters social and professional ties across the field of Geography in our department and throughout the local academic community. GTU hosts events each semester and works with the department's graduate representatives to plan the fall and spring picnics. GTU also facilitates the mentor program for new graduate students. All geography graduate students are eligible to join. If you have questions, contact graduate students Abby Hickcox, Adam Williams or Preston Cummings. The faculty sponsor is Tim Oakes. For more information on the national GTU, visit the GTU website.