Published: April 4, 2019

Saving money doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your social life. Take advantage of free events and activities on campus this month.

Two students lying in the grass of Farrand Field on the first day of springConference on World Affairs

The Conference on World Affairs is a festival of ideas featuring 200 panels, 100 speakers and performers, over five days, attracting more than 70,000 people to campus each year.

Conference on World Affairs student breakfast

Join The Herd for a free breakfast and to learn about the presentations and performances happening across campus during the conference.

Bark Buddies

Melt away your stress with this pre-finals treat brought to you by the University Libraries and Therapy Dogs Boulder County.

I Love Mondays

This weekly event is always free and a great way to do something fun at the start of the week! Located in UMC North Dining right by Alferd Packer Grill from 2 to 3 p.m., I Love Mondays also promotes other opportunities on campus that you can get involved in. This month’s events include caramel-covered apples, a chicken nugget station, cookies and lavender plants.

Fri-Yay Nights

With a range of different events, Fri-Yay Nights brings weekly fun activities to kick off the weekend right. This month’s events include a silent disco on ice, a free screening of Aquaman, a board game night and create-your-own self-care kits.

CU Gaming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament Series

Head to The Connection on April 11 to compete in this double-elimination, singles bracket tournament. The Connection will also be serving food and drinks! Sign up between 6 and 6:30 p.m. The tournament will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Goat Yoga

While you may not see the goats doing a warrior pose, they will be present and exploring while yoga sessions take place at the Rec Center lawn on April 16. There will be a limited number of drop-in spots available on a first-come, first-served basis, and spectators are welcome! This event is free and open to all students. Learn more.

Just in Time Career Fair

Stressed about finding a job after graduation or an internship for the summer? There will be more than 100 employers from every industry at CU Boulder on April 17 for a day of networking. The fair is open to students and alumni from all majors, experience levels and backgrounds. Dress professionally and come prepared with copies of your résumé and your best elevator pitch. Bring your Buff OneCard to enter the event.

Have questions? Career Services will provide drop-in hours in the UMC from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day!

Campus Sustainability Summit and Awards

Attend the Campus Sustainability Summit on April 18 to learn and contribute to the latest innovative developments in sustainability at CU Boulder. The 23rd annual Campus Sustainability Awards also will be presented during the lunch hour of the summit, recognizing outstanding efforts toward continuing the leadership and legacy of sustainability at CU Boulder. This event is free and open to everyone. Registration is required by April 10 if you would like lunch.

Health and Wellness Summit

This is your one-stop shop to learn a holistic approach to improving your well-being, and find resources and support on campus. Session topics include stress management, self-care, nutrition, emotional wellness, technology and more. The Health and Wellness Summit on April 25 is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Learn more and register.

UMC Summer Sendoff

Celebrate the end of the academic year with the UMC! Visit The Connection on April 24 to enjoy a delicious meal as you head off to a much-deserved summer break!

Italian Film Festival

Enjoy the local premieres of six recent, critically acclaimed Italian films at the 2019 Italian Film Festival. All films are shown in original language with English subtitles.

University Singers and University Choir concert

CU Boulder's flagship choirs, the University Choir and University Singers, present their final concert of the 2018–19 season. The theme of the program centers on the elements of nature.

Program Council Film Series

Join Program Council for free movies and popcorn throughout the month of April.

Dinner with 12 Buffs

Now in its fourth year, the Dinner With 12 Buffs program brings students and alumni across the country and around the world together to share good food, great conversation and Buffs pride. By the end of the evening, 12 strangers have become 12 friends.

Celebrate National Donate Life Month, give a pint

Help save a life by donating blood during the campus blood drive April 9–11.

Vote in the CUSG spring elections

The polls open on Monday, April 8. Be sure to vote, so your voice can be heard.

Better Boulder Day of Service

Participate in CU's largest day of service, the Volunteer Resource Center's Better Boulder Day of Service, on Saturday, April 13. Sign up by April 10!

Russian Culture Week: Russian Spring Festival

Participate in traditional Russian games, eat traditional Russian foods, be entertained by students’ creations of effigy dolls and costumes, and enjoy the live music of Planina.

Campus Orchestra performance

The Campus Orchestra, comprised of music and non-music majors, performs a wide range of repertoire from the baroque through contemporary periods in both string and full-orchestra settings.

Pizza & Perspectives: Russia & Eastern Europe

Come hear different Eastern European and Russian student perspectives on culture, life in the U.S., and life back home, plus get a chance to ask your own questions. Enjoy the free pizza, too!