Enjoy friendly competition? Check out the video game bunker, intramural sports and more
Published: Aug. 30, 2022
Looking for things to do? If you enjoy friendly competition, there are plenty of ways to participate on campus. Meet new people or challenge your friends with these opportunities.
Bowling, billiards and pingpong
Challenge your friends to a friendly game of bowling, billiards or pingpong at The Connection. Reservations for single bowling lanes, billiards tables and pingpong tables are highly encouraged. And review upcoming events this semester like extreme bowling, live music and karaoke nights.
Check out the video game bunker in The Connection with four large screens and hundreds of games on three different new-generation consoles, including the new Xbox Series X. The Connection is subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which grants you access to all new Xbox titles. From current hits to cult classics, you can play in person with friends or online via multiplayer mode. Additionally, you can compete in video game tournaments this semester, co-hosted by CU Gaming.
Intramural (IM) Sports allows Buffs to compete against each other in a variety of sports and activities. It's a chance to meet other students and a fun way to stay active. IM Sports are open to everyone, whether you’re new to a sport or experienced. By purchasing an IM Sports Pass, you can play in any leagues you'd like throughout the semester including tournaments.
It’s Trivia Night every other Monday at The Connection! Teams and individuals are welcome to compete in these free events, and each trivia event will be based on a different topic. This semester’s Trivia Nights include Lord of the Rings, Halloween and more. There will be prizes for top finishers.
Lawn and board games
A variety of board games are available to check out for free at The Connection. Community Centers in the residence halls also have various games for check out. And you can rent yard games, volleyball sets and more from The Rec.
Join Buffalo Nites events throughout the fall semester for friendly competition with fellow Buffs. This semester’s events include broomball at The Rec, Drag Queen Bingo and free activities at The Connection.
All skill levels are welcome at The Connection’s Texas Hold’em poker tournaments. Tournaments are free to enter and are happening regularly through the fall semester. There will be prizes for top finishers!
Check out student organizations
With over 500 student organizations on campus, there are many that offer friendly competition. Browse BuffConnect to explore student organizations by category. Scan through the “Recreation & Wellness,” “Social” or “Sport Club” categories to find groups that match your interests.