Snow glistens on the Boulder Flatirons under the daytime moon. In December 2011 Boulder had an average snowfall of 33.1 inches. In a typical year, Boulder will receive 34 inches by the end of December and 88.6 inches by the end of the snow season.
Towering over the campus and Boulder are five major Flatirons named after the flat, metal irons used by pioneer women to press their clothes.
A summer day on campus is framed by the Center for Community building, which opened in 2010 and houses student services, a coffee shop, grab-and-go food services and a 900-seat dining hall. It received a LEED platinum rating in April — the highest possible designation — from the United States Green Building Council.
This distinctive Tuscan-influenced cupola on Libby Hall is highlighted by heavy snow on the Flatirons. Casey A. Cass
A gorgeous view of the Flatirons from Chautauqua.
CU’s mascot, Ralphie V takes the field, inspiring a new generation of Forever Buffs.
The University Theatre is one of the buildings surrounding the Quadrangle on the CU-Boulder campus.
The majestic Flatirons are a backdrop for the new Center for Community building, which houses 12 student services offices, a parking garage and a 900-seat state-of-the-art dining facility that serves 5,500 meals per day. Casey A. Cass
Casey A. Cass captures Old Main and the Flatirons on a fall day.
A gorgeous aerial view of the University of Colorado with the Flatirons for a backdrop.
The late afternoon sun shines on Norlin Library amid the tranquility of summer. Above the entrance reads, “Who knows only his own generation remains always a child.” Glenn Asakawa
The majestic snow-covered Flatirons are a breathtaking backdrop with Old Main in the foreground. Photo by Casey A. Cass
A bicyclist practices his moves in front of the Hale Science building on July 15, 2009. Glenn Asakawa