Published: Jan. 24, 2024

Join us for a salon event hosted by the Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA), where we center the voices of graduate students in the arts and humanities.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024
  • Time: 12:15pm - 1:30pm
  • Location: Rec Center’s Ice Overlook Large Meeting Room (C250)

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Group discussions from the Center for Humanities & the Arts salon event in February 2023, topic is "Future of Arts and Humanities". A group of people around a table discussing and chatting.

Our aim is to bring together graduate students from various departments and colleges involved in arts and humanities alongside faculty and administrators who support CU Boulder graduate students. 

Through a salon format, we empower graduate students to lead small table conversations on the challenges within arts and humanities graduate education. Our focus is on cultivating an environment where graduate students' perspectives take center stage, enabling collective dialogues to tackle these challenges collaboratively. This salon serves as a platform for understanding, fostering dialogue, and identifying resources to address shared concerns. Faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to participate by listening and fostering a deeper understanding of the graduate student experience and collectively working towards solutions.

This salon is part of the CHA’s 2023 – 2024 academic programming theme “Liberty, Freedom, Democracy: The Fight for Ideas”. Food will be provided for all registered attendees. For additional event information or questions about this event, please reach out to the CHA at

International Symbol of Access (blue square overlaid in white with an image of a person in a wheelchair)The Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA) strives to create an experience that is accessible and accommodates the needs of those with disabilities. If you identify as having a disability, you will have an opportunity to indicate any accommodation requirements when you register using our online registration system. You may also email us at to let us know how we can better enhance your experience.


Questions include:

  • How can the university and departments better financially support arts and humanities graduate students?
  • What non-scholarly resources would be helpful for arts and humanities graduate students to feel like they belong?
  • How can the university and departments prepare arts and humanities graduate students outside of academia?
  • What concerns do graduate students have about the state of the arts and humanities on college campuses and nationwide in general?
  • Based on the survey results (shared out prior to event via email), what specific outcomes would you like to see administrators take to better serve graduate students?
  • How might we facilitate more interactions and exchanges among arts and humanities departments and/or among any and all academic departments on CU Boulder’s campus?
  • How are graduate students mentally and emotionally navigating uncertainty, considering the fact that tenure-track jobs are far from guaranteed after graduation?


This salon event is located at the CU Boulder's Recreation Center building in the Ice Overlook Large Meeting Room (C250).
Address: 1835 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80302

Map of Ice Rink that points to how to get to room C250

Map of CU Boulder's Student Recreation Center, highlighting the entrance and room C250, otherwise known as the Ice Overlook Large Meeting Room