Dinner with 12 Buffs - Host Registration
The CU Boulder Alumni Association is working hard to make sure students and young alumni know they are a part of the Forever Buffs family and you can help! Sign up today to host a Dinner with 12 Buffs.
If you live in the Boulder area, this annual event allows you to share your knowledge of life after CU and encourage current students to stay connected to the campus after they graduate. If you live in outside of Boulder, in cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, etc., you can share your insights with young alumni in your area.
If you are interested in hosting a Dinner for 12 Buffs, please register today.
Please note, your event does not have to be a formal dinner, you can either cook or purchase dinner for the group, and we encourage you to host as many students or young alumni as is convenient for you. Also, we will do our best to fill your dinner with guests, but if you live in a smaller town or remote area, you might consider hosting in a larger city nearby to increase the available alumni that might participate..
"I was the first guest to arrive at Art's house and he and his wife welcomed me in. I immediately felt comfortable and relaxed as I smelt the lasagna being prepared. As the other buffs arrived I met each one and socialized with people outside of my major and friend group. The conversations flowed easily and I made some new friends. I recommend Dinner with 12 Buffs to any CU student looking for an awesome home cooked meal and a welcoming presence from an alum."
"By participating in Dinner with 12 Buffs, I was not only able to sit down and eat a delicious meal with fellow CU Buffs who became good friends, but I was also able to make valuable connections in my prospective field that were limited to me before hand."
“Hosting Dinner with 12 Buffs is great fun as we have a chance to learn what the students are studying, their future plans and a little about their background. We also enjoyed watching their interaction with each other. While we have scholarship students we support in several areas around campus, this informal group gathering offers a different insight into CU as they’re experiencing it today.”
Marty Coffin Evans & Robert Trembly
"The kids were so appreciative of a home-cooked meal provided by alums who care about CU. Sitting in a circle, sharing their stories of how they came to choose CU, what the campus experience has been like for them -- good and bad -- was something they really needed to talk about, among themselves, but also to alums like me. Getting a sense of what it was like when I was in school, what changed, what things stay forever the same, enlightened all of us. The International students were particularly desirous of this kind of conversation; they took to the opportunity big time, and they left dinner having made new friends. For my wife and I, it was an extremely gratifying evening. These kids chowed down, laughed and talked, about their lives, their commitments, their experiences. They were polite, smart, and grateful as well, for sure, for an easy evening spent with new people. I know for a fact that should you extend your hospitality to a group of kids from CU for a Dinner with 12 Buffs, you'll be smiling for the rest of the night."
"Dinner with 12 Buffs was a blast! We enjoyed opening our home to other CU alumni. What better people to spend an evening with than other Buffs? Sharing campus memories and creating new connections. I would highly recommend you to host a future Dinner with 12 Buffs."
"Hosting Dinner with 12 Buffs was a great experience and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. The response and genuine appreciation from our guests was awesome."
"I have had the pleasure to both attend Dinner with 12 Buffs as a student as well as host. As a student, it was a great experience to network with CU alumni as well as meet other fellow diverse Buffs and learn about their experience at CU. The room was filled with Buff Pride! The experience as a host was equally rewarding. I had 12 successful young alumni attend my dinner and we all shared wonderful memories we created at CU. We shared stories about how CU helped us develop and grow to get to where we are now. Dinner with 12 Buffs helped me create valuable relationships and further the advancement of my career - all while have a delicious meal and so much fun! It's an experience you wouldn't want to miss!!!"
We want all alumni to feel like they can contribute to the Dinner with 12 Buffs program so we've made it easy and stress-free.
I don't have room for 12 people for dinner. No problem! You don't have to host 12 Buffs. You can host six or 16, as many as you feel comfortable accommodating.
I don't like to cook (Or, trust me, you don't want me to cook!). Some hosts prepare a delicious meal from scratch while others choose to pick up a prepared meal. Students and young alums will be happy either way!
Now you're in? Great! Contact Dawn Barone to sign up to host a dinner and receive more information to help you plan your Dinner with 12 Buffs!
Below are a few quick things to remember when hosting your Dinner with 12 Buffs:
Dinners usually last two to three hours.
Have your guests check in so that you can provide an attendance list to the Alumni Association after your dinner.
Do you have a digital camera or smart phone? If so, please take pictures and email them to Dawn Barone.
Your guests will come in a wide range of attire from business casual to spirited CU gear.
Consider a theme. Having a theme can make for great conversation or put the room at ease. Some ideas include:
Break the ice with a game. Make a room of 12 strangers feel like friends instantly with an ice breaker. Here are a couple of examples:
I've never been to The Sink.