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It's easy to find your niche here. CU-Boulder has more than 300 academic, political, social, religious, and recreational clubs for you to choose from.

Student Clubs and Organizations: Whether you're interests include ethnic or cultural heritage, political involvement, or environmental issues, joining a club is a great way to get involved and meet people. See complete list >

Student Recreation Center & Sports: Membership is free with your full student fees and includes use of: 25-yard lap pool, ice arena, multi-use gym, free weight room, racquetball/handball courts, tennis courts, indoor running track, climbing wall, dance/aerobics room, equipment rental, and more. Go >

  • Intramurals provide a range of men's, women's, and coed team and individual sports activities at various ability levels.
  • Collegiate Sport Clubs enable you to compete in a variety of sports at local, intercollegiate, regional, and national levels.

University Memorial Center: The University Memorial Center (UMC), or student union, is a great place for study breaks, dining, and entertainment. Many of the student organizations also have offices here, making it a hub for community interaction and activism. The UMC also houses:

The UMC Connection is a popular place for students to meet up with friends, play, and relax. Featuring 10 newly renovated bowling lanes and eight regulation-size pool tables, the Connection provides fun activities, including bowling leagues, pool tournaments, Free Texas Hold’em poker tournaments, a games arcade, HDTVs, and free Wii, as well as a full restaurant menu.

The UMC-sponsored Midnight Breakfasts serve 1,200 to 1,800 students with a free hot breakfast during the fall and spring semesters’ finals weeks. CU staff, faculty, and administration volunteers prepare and serve the breakfasts. Students get a break from their studies and unwind with free bowling, pool, chair massages, climbing wall, inflatable games, or other fun activities.

Student Body Government: University of Colorado Student Union (UCSU) oversees a $37 million budget for the operation of many of the student resources on campus. UCSU also serves as the liaison between the student body and university administration. Learn more >

The annual UMC Welcome Fest kicks off new students’ first weekend on campus with local live music, video gaming, break dancing, salsa dance lessons and party, street ball tournament, free food, prizes, and lots more—a great way to meet new friends.

CU NightRide, a student-operated program, serves more than 32,000 students annually with free nighttime transportation for CU students, faculty, and staff within the city of Boulder, supporting a safe academic and socially responsible environment both on campus and in the community.

The student-operated Program Council brings popular artists to campus with large-scale events, operates a small nightclub for up-and-coming bands, and provides free preview film screenings, entertaining thousands of students on campus with alcohol- free events.