Published: March 2, 2021

Saving money doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your social life! Take advantage of free events and activities on campus this month ranging from game nights to movie nights and Inclusive Rec events.

Featured events

Inclusive Rec events

 March 7–28  Times vary  Virtual and in person
This month’s Inclusive Rec events include:

  • Women Rock (for those who identify as women or non-binary) on March 7
  • Women in the Outdoors Virtual Connection on March 18
  • Racquet Sports Day on March 19
  • Virtual couch to 10K strength prep to build your running endurance through March 22
  • Virtual 10K for the You Belong Here Campaign weekend of March 27–28

Space is limited, and registration is required.

Career workshops and events

 Through March  Virtual
Need help with your job or internship search? Career Services offers weekly workshops for tips on job searching, résumés and more! Get helpful info and a chance to ask our career advisors your specific questions. This month’s workshops include:

Make-n-Take events

 Through March  4 p.m.  TBD
Get the chance to meet new Buffs while you create fun kits for yourself and your home with the Make-n-Take events. Upcoming events include wood-burned coasters, mini gardens and mason jar munchies. Space is limited to the first 30 students that show up, so be sure to come early!

Basketball Shoot Around

 Through March 19   3:30–6 p.m.  Rec Center 
Grab a buddy and come shoot some hoops at the Rec Center! Only three people will be allowed per basket, you’ll have your own ball but bring your own if you can. Be sure to register in advance to reserve your spot. 

Love Your Body Activities with The Rec 

 Through April  Times vary  Rec Center
This month is dedicated to Body Image Awareness, with a different theme each week. Participate in a variety of events and activities through The Rec, including full body strength  movements, core exercises and more. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Campus Green Tours

 March 1–5   Noon to 1 p.m.
Did you know that CU is one of the most sustainable campuses in the nation? From pollinator gardens, bike stations and solar panels to the on-campus recycling facility, come see for yourself how we do sustainability at CU Boulder. Be prepared to walk all over campus and get to know it better in the process. Register in advance to reserve your spot.

LeaderShop: Effective Communication and Network

 March 3   6–7 p.m.  Virtual
Want to learn about networking and how to engage in networking throughout your professional and personal life? Join CU GOLD for this LeaderShop! The online workshop will include activities and discussions about communication in networking, what it looks like in your professional life, and how to successfully engage in networking conversations. You must RSVP to attend. 

Health Professions Virtual Fair Series

 March 3–4   11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Virtual
Is your dream to work in the health care industry? Now is your chance to network and learn more about different programs in the healthcare industry. Meet local and national employers as well as professional school admissions representatives from many different healthcare fields. 

  • March 3: Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Programs and Industries
  • March 4: Nursing, Pharmacy and Veterinary Programs and Industries

Wellness Wednesdays

 March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  2–4 p.m.  Zoom and North UMC dining area 
This free weekly program provides a space to engage in self-care activities, learn about campus resources and build community. This month’s activities include taking care through celebration, managing stress and improving sleep habits.

Eco-Social Solutions webinar series

 March 4, 18   5–6 p.m. Virtual
Learn about strategies and ideas that advance climate action, food security, social justice and sustainability on a local level. You’ll gain valuable insights into community approaches and leadership as well as knowledge of core topics in sustainability and social justice. This series runs biweekly through April 15. Register for details and Zoom access.

Think about it Thursdays

 March 4, 11, 18, 25  1–2 p.m.  Zoom
Come join your fellow Buffs every Thursday to stay in the know. This month’s topics include how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day differently, vaccine information and more! Be sure to register in advance to reserve your spot.

Buffs After Dark: The Quiz

 March 4, 11, 18, 25   7 p.m.  Zoom and North UMC dining area 
Come join your fellow Buffs for an evening of trivia and prizes. Form a team, compete and win cool swag! Learn more about The Quiz and how you can participate!

Fri-Yay Night: Geocaching

 March 5   10 a.m. Around campus
Bring a group of friends or meet new people on a hunt for geocache boxes near CU Boulder for a chance to win a prize for each person on your team! Register to get your name on a team or sign up with all of your members' names. Event is limited to the first 100 students, so sign up today! 

Basic Bike Maintenance

 March 5   2–4 p.m.  UMC Bike Station
Do you know how to change your bike’s tire? How about how to change your brakes? Stop by the UMC bike station to learn about bike anatomy, basic tools and the essential maintenance your bike needs to keep rolling! Remember to wear a face covering and maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others.

Conversations with Sustainable Buffs: Lifestyles of the Ecologically Rich

 March 5  5:30–6:30 p.m.  Virtual
Join this panel led by Peer Mentor Dominique Rowell and the Environmental Center for a conversation about climate change. Further your knowledge on the topic and learn how to make the world a better place through your expertise and care for the world.

Free Friday Power Hour

 March 5, 12, 19 and 26  4–5 p.m.  Rec Center
Come get your body moving before the weekend and join the Rec Center’s Free Friday Power Hour fitness classes. This month’s workouts include WERQ Dance, Cycle, Hip Hop Groove and more. Don’t forget to register to save your spot.

Zero Waste DIY Live: Zero waste coffee

 March 5, 12, 19, 26  5–5:30 p.m.  Instagram Live
Join the Zero Waste Outreach Team on their Instagram page for a live zero waste DIY life hack that you can add to your daily habits and reduce your environmental impact. This month’s hacks include making your own toothpaste, hand soap and more. Don’t forget to follow the CU Zero Waste Instagram account and tune in for this event.

Community Game Nights

 March 5, 12, 19, 26  6:15 p.m.  Zoom
Community Game Nights are your chance to join your fellow CU students, along with students from other campuses across the nation, in a variety of fun and engaging games—all played on Zoom! Upcoming game nights include trivia, bingo and more. You’ll also have the chance to be the “Buff Winner” of the week and receive a CU prize package valued at $50! Register for Community Game Nights.

Program Council Film Series

 March 5, 12, 19, 26  8 p.m.  Chem 140
Bring your popcorn, grab a friend and come watch a movie! Check out this month’s screening and be sure to arrive 30 minutes early for your spot.

  • Mean Girls, March 5
  • The Great Gatsby, March 12
  • Piranha, March 19
  • Spring Breakers, March 26

Feel Good Fridays

 March 5, 12, 19, 26  12:15–12:45 p.m. Virtual
Take a 30-minute break every Friday and participate in mindfulness activities. These guided meditations can undo stress, soothe the nervous system and help you feel relaxed and revitalized. All are welcome and there is no need for past experience with meditation. Registration is required.

Buffs After Dark

 March 6, 13, 19   7 p.m.  Zoom and in person
Come join a weekend evening of fun activities with Buffs After Dark, from experiencing a silent disco to solving a murder mystery and more. Bring a friend and register in advance to reserve your spot!

Mindful Mondays

 March 8, 29  2-4 p.m.  Zoom and North UMC dining area
Start your Mondays strong with engaging mindfulness activities. This month’s events include mindful celebrations and sleeping better.

Pre-Law Tuesday Talks

 March 9, 30  5:30 p.m.  Zoom
Whether you want to pursue a career in law or are simply curious about the field, join these weekly talks from lawyers, law schools and judges across the country about their experience. Be sure to register on Handshake to reserve your spot. 

DSCC Dialogues

 March 9, 16, 23  5 p.m.  Zoom
The Dennis Small Cultural Center’s discussion-based program series “DSCC Dialogues” was created to provide a safe space to have discussion around identity, community and world events. This month’s events include celebrating women of color, learning how to destress and building your career toolkit for success.

SKOServe: Volunteer for Your Career

 March 10  5–6 p.m. Virtual
How can volunteering contribute to your work journey/career? What is the best way to display and talk about volunteer experience in application materials and in interviews? Join the Volunteer Resource Center and Career Services for this unique training that examines how you can volunteer to gain experience, skills and insights for your work journey.

Ralphie’s Cooking Basics

 March 10, 24  5:30 p.m.  Virtual
Ask a friend to join you in making delicious Italian meals! Learn how to make an Italian spinach skillet and frittatas this month with the Center for Student Involvement. Participants will be able to pick up a food kit and cook with fellow Buffs in a virtual setting. Vegetarian options will be available for all classes. Learn more about Ralphie’s Cooking Basics.

Sustainable Solutions Challenge Ideation Workshop

 March 10  5–7 p.m. Virtual
Do you have the next innovative idea for a more sustainable future at CU? Come share your ideas by creating a short-pitch presentation. These pitches should address environmental quality, natural resource use, social justice and economic longevity at CU Boulder or through the CU system.

Guided paint class

 March 11  6:30 p.m.  Virtual
Engage with other Buffs and learn how to paint Aspen trees through this guided paint class with the Center for Student Involvement (CSI). All supplies are included and can be picked up on campus. Space is limited to the first 50 students, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot!

Shamrock Skate

 March 12  6–8:30 p.m.  Rec Center, Ice Rink
Get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day by dropping in for free ice skating! Skates are provided, students are encouraged to wear green. 

CU GOLD LEAD: Courageous Dialogue

 March 13  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Virtual
LEAD (Leadership Exploration And Development) is CU GOLD’s semi-annual leadership event, open to all CU Boulder students.This program will help you learn how to have open and engaging conversations with others and take responsibility, and techniques to express your voice in a courageous way. Registration will close after 100 people.  RSVP today, and email cugold@colorado.edu if you have any questions about the event.!

DIY Nights: Cross stitch kits

 March 15  6 p.m.  Zoom
Come meet new Buffs and get your craft on while you join the Center for Student Involvement for DIY Night! You can pick up the materials for a craft, then tune in to watch and create your own cross stitch project. Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance for this fun event. 

Health Huts

 March 16, 23  2–4 p.m.  Zoom and North UMC dining area
This program brings health and wellness activities to students every week. This month’s activities include learning about alcohol serving sizes and self-care! 

Buffalo Nites: CU Boulder’s annual poetry slam

 March 18  7 p.m.  Virtual
Join the Center for Student Involvement and the Dennis Small Cultural Center (DSCC) for the 18th Annual Poetry Slam! See your fellow students show off their skills and compete for prizes. 

Buff Meet-Ups: Volunteer Buffs

 March 18  6–7 p.m.  Virtual
Connect with folks in a virtual setting who enjoy volunteering, and learn about getting involved with community service in the greater Boulder area this spring semester. Register for the event here.

U.S. Department of State Foreign Service & Careers

 March 18  Noon to 2 p.m.  Virtual
Do you envision your career in politics? Whether advocating for human rights or democracy throughout the world, explaining American foreign policy to citizens of other countries, or assisting American Citizens overseas, you can make a difference with the U.S. Department of State. Join the conversation with Scott Smith, U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer and Diplomat In Residence. Register on Handshake for this free event.

Grad Student Movie Night

 March 19, 20  7:15 p.m.  Century Boulder theater
Get your popcorn and candy ready and join fellow Buff grad students for a movie night at Century Boulder! Space is limited to the first 20 students. Registration opens Monday March 8.

Williams Village bike repair and registration

 March 25, 26  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Williams Village bus stop
Have you registered your bike? Does your bike need a fix? The Bike Program will be offering bike repairs and bike registration at Williams Village near the bus stop. This event is weather dependent. Face coverings are required and physical distancing must be maintained at all times