With hundreds of student groups, clubs and organizations on campus, students at the University of Colorado Boulder have numerous opportunities to find their niche.
Beginning Sept. 4, CU-Boulder will hold its annual Student Involvement Week, which includes a variety of events and fairs offering students information about different clubs and organizations on campus and in the greater Boulder community.
“When students get involved on campus, they become more engaged in their campus community and establish those meaningful connections and relationships that will last a lifetime,” said Colin Spaulding, coordinator for activities and special events at the University Memorial Center. “Getting involved on campus is a great way to meet new people, connect with fellow students who have similar interests, as well as interact with a wide range of people on campus who you might not normally have a chance to meet or connect with.”
In addition to meeting new friends, Spaulding says participating in extracurricular activities can also be beneficial with academics and landing a job after graduation. “A large amount of research exists showing that students who are involved are more likely to persist through to graduation, be more successful while in college, and be more satisfied with their collegiate experiences,” he said.
Some of the week’s events include:
Volunteer Fair -- Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UMC Dalton Trumbo Fountain Court. Volunteer organizations from CU and the Boulder community will be showcased at the fair.
Student Involvement Fair -- Wednesday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UMC fountain court. More than 100 student groups and organizations will be on hand to talk about how students can get involved.
Study Abroad Fair -- Thursday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UMC fountain court. Students can learn about the experience of living and learning abroad and the variety of study abroad programs offered at CU-Boulder.
CU Student Government Open House -- Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1 to 3 p.m. in UMC room 125. Join CU-Boulder’s current elected student leaders to network and learn about the government that represents the student body, while enjoying free food.
To find a complete list of the week’s events visit inthemix.colorado.edu.