Published: Feb. 14, 2022

Outdoor movieAs you’ve settled into your semester, you may have found ways to meet new Buffs or you’re looking for places to find your community. Just because you’re in school doesn’t mean you can’t take a break and find time to enjoy yourself. From joining a book club, attending a concert or catching a movie, there’s something for you to find your place on campus. 

Here are some ways to connect with others if you love entertainment and having a good time.

If you are into entertainment

School is as much about working hard as it is about keeping balance. When you’re ready to take a break from studying or homework, there are programs and opportunities available for you to find something fun to do and connect with your Buff peers. 

You can start by attending free movie nights or live music hosted by Program Council (PC). Program Council is a student-run department within the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) that hosts entertainment events throughout the semester, including concerts, movie nights and more. If you want to be even more involved, consider joining PC’s Street Team to help spread the word about upcoming events. You’ll gain great entertainment industry experience, get free tickets to local shows and make life-long friends! 

If you just want to have fun

If you’re looking to relax and just want to have a good time with friends, check out Buffs After Dark and Buffalo Nites events. There are a variety of activities to take part in for your entertainment. From movie nights, Denver Nuggets games and activities at the Rec, you’ll never have a reason to be bored. 

If you want to discover other fun programs on campus, visit the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) website or stop by their office. CSI hosts a series of programs and events to provide activities that are fun and undoubtedly a good time, like guided painting classes, l Love Mondays, DIY nights and more.

You can also find and connect with other Buffs through BuffConnect. With over 500 student organizations, there is something for everyone. The list is organized by category to help you find organizations. Try searching “Art, Music, Performance” or “Social” to find a club that matches your interests. 

Attend events

Attending events is your chance to meet people that share your interest and try new things. Be on the lookout for activities you can be a part of to make the most of your fun time!

Try things on your own

If you’d like to explore on your own or with a friend, here are a few suggestions for things to do to have a great time.  

  • Attend concerts in the Boulder/Denver area

  • Start your own book club with friends or check out local libraries or bookstores

  • Set up movie night with roommates or friends

  • Apply for a job with the Center for Student Involvement or Program Council

  • Throw yourself a dance party after quizzes, midterms and finals

For more tips and resources for getting involved, visit the Student Affairs website, check out student events, download the CU Boulder Life app and be sure to follow @CUBoulderLife on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!