Gaining a sense of belonging on campus often begins with connections. Even as we practice physical distancing, there are still many opportunities for students to connect with fellow Buffs and find their niche at CU Boulder. Here are a few ways students can get involved right now.
From crafting nights to Netflix watch parties and fitness classes, there are plenty of virtual events for students to connect with others. Here are just a few things students can participate in this semester:
- Comedians in Your Kitchen allows students to join virtual cooking classes and learn new recipes.
- Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Nights give students the opportunity to take time to relax and craft with their peers. Upcoming projects include macrame wall hangings and embroidery hoops.
- Guided Paint Classes offer a chance to learn painting virtually from a pro at the local guided paint studio, Tracy’s Place.
Encourage your students to check out the Fall Events web page regularly and follow @CUBoulderLife on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for things to do.
With more than 500 student organizations on campus, there’s something for everyone – no matter where students are in their academic journey. Many student organizations are meeting virtually this semester. Students can browse BuffConnect to explore their interests and find a club that’s right for them.
Leadership and career development
Whether a student is looking to meet new people, gain experience for their resume or develop professional skills, here are a few ways they can accomplish their goals this fall:
- Learn about preparing for career fairs, writing resumes, finding internships and more at career fairs and events with Career Services
- Join Residence life as a resident advisor (applications open Sept. 25), community lead or community assistant
- Apply to the Journey Leader program and help welcome new students to CU Boulder
- Apply to be a part of a student board, like the Cultural Events Board or the Distinguished Speakers Board
- Take on a leadership role in a student organization
Health and wellness
Our students’ holistic well-being is a critical component to their academic success. There are many weekly programs held virtually to help students connect with each other and improve their health and wellness this semester:
- Mindful Mondays is a weekly virtual mindfulness program where students can engage in active mindfulness lessons and learn about existing resources on campus.
- Health Huts bring virtual health and wellness activities to students every week. Activities are free and open to all students.
- Wellness Wednesdays virtual events allow students to practice self-care, learn about resources and build community.
- Think about it Thursdays is an opportunity for Buffs to take a step back and evaluate what's important to them. Virtual activities include vision boarding for the semester as well as discussions on the pandemic, politics, relationships and more.
- Fri-Yay Nights is a chance for students to make connections with a variety of fun, virtual activities to kick off the weekend right.
Additionally, Recreation Services is providing a number of virtual ways for students to stay healthy and engaged during these unique times. From the comfort of their home, students can join in positive intention meditations, live or pre-recorded fitness classes or a short stretch break to keep themselves moving throughout the day.
The Environmental Center offers opportunities to explore the intersection of social justice and sustainability. Students can check out the upcoming Eco-Social Solutions webinar series, and sign up for the Environmental Center’s newsletter to learn more about involvement opportunities.