Here are some older links and information about Nontraditional Student support in this state. There may still be some clues here to help you find help and support at your school. Please pardon any links that no longer work. They will soon be deleted or fixed this year (2015).
am very impressed with the resources Colorado offers its nontraditional
students. My favorite site so far is the first one listed here:
Colorado State University Resources for Adult Learners Office.
information was taken straight off this group's website. Also,
they have a Nontraditional
student group with their own website, too!
office address is listed as being in Fort Collins. In the past,
Colorado State University has celebrated Non-Traditional Student
week, had an Adult Student Newsletter, orientations, A No Limits
to Learning series, a Peer Mentor program, nature outings, family
support, free athletic tickets for members children, Pizza gatherings,
Java Jumpstart meetings, and much more. Now they are redoing
their web pages and programs, but still pay special attention
to their nontraditional students. Here is what they offer now
(from the website):
"Off-Campus Student Services/Resources
for Adult Learners offers a variety of services and programs
for commuter, off-campus and non-traditional students. * A spacious
student lounge to study, check email, eat lunch or relax between
classes * On-line rental listings for apartments, condos, houses,
rooms, and seeking roommates * Scholarships and scholarship
information; childcare referrals; athletic tickets for children,
and Pinnacle Honor Society for non-traditional students * Support
groups, peer mentor programs and social events for single parent
students, veteran students, women students, and commuter students
* Assistance with neighborhood relations and problem solving
* Publications and assistance with understanding your rights
and responsibilities as a tenant * and much more!"
State University at Loveland offers non-courses for
working professionals. These courses include business courses,
a health course, a marketing course, and a leadership course.
The University of Denver has some very interesting things
available for their nontraditional students, too. They have
a Women's College that offers weekend classes for busy nontraditional women. Also, University College and the OSHER
Lifelong Learning Institute all offer classes and programs
just for nontrads. OSHER is especially for adults age 55 and over. University
College has lunchtime enrichment classes and more.
The University of Colorado at Boulder has a Nontraditional
student center. Here is the description of it, straight from
Nontraditional Student Center serves students who are married,
divorced, single parents, 25 years old and over, and those who
have returned to college after an extended absence. Students
aged 25 and above comprise 8 percent of undergraduates and 20
percent of all students at CU-Boulder. The center sponsors periodic
lunches with discussions, speakers on various topics, and socials.
Peer advisor training is given by students who volunteer at
the center. Student volunteers answer questions and offer support
in the UMC, or over the phone at 303-492-1536."
State University at Pueblo offers nontraditional students
special days like the Halloween Carnival and also Family Fun
Days. Here is their description from their website:
"Non-Traditional Student Services is an
informal social and educational environment for non-traditional
students where they can become aware of the services and programs
of the University and local community. The NSS staff plans programs
and activities for the CSU-Pueblo community. Past programs include
the Annual Halloween Carnival, Holiday Food Basket Distribution,
Personal Development Workshops, and Family Fun Days. Non-Traditional
Student Services staff are located in the Office of Student
Activities in the Occhiato University Center, Room 002."
Not all the links work on this site.
I can tell from looking up these sites this month
that Colorado values its nontraditional students. There is even
a page at the Colorado Department of Public Education telling
about a program of interest to nontraditional students called
of Extended Studies. This program links colleges and universities
who offer extended studies programs ands continuing education
Add your Colorado college
or university page or your nontraditional group site by clicking
You can also check the Colorado Featured Page for more information from earlier research.