Published: Jan. 17, 2020

Student spins a prize wheel at The Connection table

Looking to join an organization or club? Want to find new ways to get involved?

Attend the spring Involvement Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. There will be a variety of groups to match your interests. These include academic clubs, social clubs, social justice and activism groups, environmental clubs, volunteer opportunities and much more. There will be free food and giveaways, too!

Why you should go

Whether you’re starting your first year or final year at CU Boulder, there’s something for everyone at the Involvement Fair. Here are some reasons to go if you’re in your…

  • First year: Find your place at CU and make friends by getting involved. See everything that campus has to offer all in one place. Getting involved can help make campus feel “smaller” by finding your niche.
  • Second or third year: After being on campus for a while, you can find more opportunities to get involved with your free time. Start adding to your résumé with things you’ve been involved in. There are many opportunities to gain leadership skills and get ready for internships.
  • Final year: Find ways you can boost your résumé by getting involved. Consider graduate school opportunities or potential experience in your chosen post-school employment field.

Explore BuffConnect

If you are not able to attend the Involvement Fair or want to follow up with a student organization after the fair, visit BuffConnect, CU Boulder’s student organization directory. BuffConnect allows you to browse through hundreds of student organizations and connect online with groups you are interested in joining.

Get Connected

Get ready for the fair

  • Bring your schedule for the semester.
  • Go with an open mind. You never know what might speak to you when you get there.
  • Write a short list of things you want from a club or volunteer opportunity. For example: work experience, meet new friends, be more active, etc. Check out several options and weigh them against your list.

Questions to ask

At the fair, ask questions to get an idea if an opportunity is a good fit for you. Here are some examples:

  • What does your organization do?
  • What does it look like being a part of your organization?
  • How can I get involved?
  • What kind of time commitment is there to be involved with your organization?
  • When do you meet?
  • Where are you located?
  • What resources does your department have for students?

The spring Involvement Fair is hosted by the Center for Student Involvement. Find more ways to get involved on campus by visiting their websites.