Published: Oct. 22, 2020

This weekend brings screenings of The Conjuring and The Babadook, pumpkin patches, DIY tie-dye masks, Buff Trivia, a bear monitoring service project, lawn games and more.

students walking on campus with fall foliageFriday, Oct. 23

Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Painting

Noon  The Hill, College and 13th
Add some festive fall décor to your home! Grab a pumpkin and some painting supplies from the Neighborhood Ambassador tent; then head to Beach Park for inspiration in small groups, or take the supplies to-go and craft at home!

Forever Buffs Spotlight Live Faculty Q&A

Noon Virtual
CU brings you this engaging mini-lecture series featuring world-renowned CU professors speaking on their cutting-edge research. Featured faculty will inspire you, inform you of the amazing work currently happening on campus and remind you that we’re all part of the same amazing community. This week, join Hannah Glick—neuroscientist, audiologist, CU Boulder professor, mentor and public speaker.

Reducing Polarization Dialogue

Noon to 1 p.m. Virtual
Please join a group of students, staff and faculty in collaboration with the CU Dialogues Program for a series of discussions aimed at building empathy and understanding across political and other divisions. We welcome all viewpoints and perspectives and fundamentally aim to better understand the issues and where each of us is coming from, not to "win" a debate on any particular topic. Register here.

Fri-Yay Nights: Tie-dye masks

1–3 p.m.  Outside the Rec Center
Stop by the Rec Center entrance to pick up a tie-dye kit to create a unique face mask! No registration required.

A Night at the Pumpkin Patch

6–9 p.m.  UMC South Terrace
Join your fellow Buffs for a night of fun at the pumpkin patch. Find your perfect pumpkin to decorate your space and take a go in our giant inflatable corn maze!

Film screening: The Conjuring

8 p.m.  Chem 140
Join Program Council for a free screening of The Conjuring. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will need to wear masks, complete the daily health assessment and sign in before entering the event space.

Buff Trivia

6–8 p.m.  Zoom 
Alumni, families and friends are invited to put their useless knowledge skills to the test and form a team for Buff Trivia. Registration is required, and there will be prizes! 


Saturday, Oct. 24

Bear monitoring service project

9 a.m. to noon  The Hill
During the fall, black bears are extremely active and often spotted in urban areas as they prepare for winter hibernation. Join the CU Wildlife Club for a socially-distanced bear walk to clean up trash on The Hill. Sign up for a slot.

Social circles and lawn games

3–6 p.m.  Farrand Field
Grab a small group of friends (no more than 10 total) and come on down to Farrand Field. There will be lawn games, space for you to hang out together and an opportunity to be outside before the snow begins to fall.

Film screening: The Babadook

8 p.m.  Chem 140
Join Program Council for a free screening of The Babadook. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will need to wear masks, complete the daily health assessment and sign in before entering the event space.


Sunday, Oct. 25

Conversations with Sustainable Buffs

2–3 p.m.  Zoom
Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice and Sustainability connects the dots between three of society’s most pressing challenges and helps participants find pathways for powerful change in our everyday lives. Join this discussion hosted by the Environmental Center to talk more about this compelling topic.