Published: Oct. 29, 2021

There are many activities happening on campus throughout the month. Take advantage of these free student events ranging from career fairs to DIY craft nights, game nights, Inclusive Rec events and more!

Featured events

November: Mental Health is Gratitude

 Through November  Time varies  Location varies
Like most good habits, expressing gratitude can take some practice. Here are a few different ways you can incorporate gratitude into your daily routine. Try them all or choose the one that feels like the best fit for you. Review events happening in November to learn how to find gratitude in all aspects of your life. 

Career workshops

 Through November  Virtual
Are you looking for ways to grow your network? How about learning how to create a résumé or cover letter that will get noticed by employers? Career Services will be hosting weekly workshops to guide you in your professional development. This month’s sessions include:

College of Music student recitals

 Through November  Time varies  Imig Music 
The stars of tomorrow are on stage today at CU Boulder. College of Music undergraduate, master's and doctoral students present works old and new for their degree-qualifying recitals. Unless noted, most recitals happen on campus at the Imig Music building, are free and open to the public and are also available to livestream online.

Indigenous Planning: Community Development Practices

 Nov. 1  5:15–6 p.m.  Virtual
Join the conversation with Laura Harjo, an associate professor for Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, while she shares ways of carrying out Indigenous planning processes that are focused on the futures that communities wish to live in. Check out the Zoom link to take part in this event. 

Mindful Mondays

 Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29  Time varies Virtual and in-person options
Start your week by attending Mindful Mondays to participate in active mindfulness lessons and learn about resources. This month’s activities include learning to cope with stress, being grateful and having important conversations with those around you. 

Inclusive Rec events 

  • Nov. 2 LGBTQ+ and Allies Skate Night: Buffs and allies are invited for a free ice skate night at the Rec. 
  • Nov. 8 BIPOC Bouldering at the Gym: Join allies and BIPOC students for a free night of rock climbing and bouldering at the Rec Center. 
  • Nov. 15 Goalball: Goalball is a team sport designed specifically for athletes with a vision impairment. The object of the game is to roll an audible ball over the opponent’s goal line with blindfolds. 
  • Nov. 15 Wheelchair basketball: Utilize the Rec Center’s specialized basketball wheelchairs and drop in for wheelchair shootaround.

Space is limited, and registration is required for Inclusive Rec events.

Transfer Tuesday Coffee

 Nov. 2  7:30–9:30 a.m.  Williams Village North, International Transfer Lounge
Enjoy your morning with a medium cup of coffee (or tea)! Make sure to wear your Transfer Buff T-shirt to get your morning beverage.

Diversity and Inclusion Summit

 Nov. 2  9 a.m.–7:15 p.m., Virtual
The theme of this semester’s Diversity and Inclusion Summit is “The Power of Community: C.L.I.M.B. with Purpose.” Join fellow Buffs to explore how self-reflection plays a vital role in cultivating inclusive excellence while tapping into both your head and your heart. 

The summit will focus on how students, staff and faculty, together, can transform CU Boulder’s culture. Some of the workshops include “Purpose With a Capital P: Living in Your Value,” “Remembering Your Power, Harnessing Your Voice” and more! View the full schedule and register in advance to not miss out on this insightful event.

Mastering Your Habitual Tendencies: How to Learn More Effective Productivity Habits

 Nov. 2  12–1 p.m.  Virtual
This event is open to all graduate students and postdocs. The key to managing the academic lifestyle is in making your innate tendencies work for you. Leslie Blood, director of Graduate Community and Program Development, will help you understand your innate habits and skills in order to create more effective and efficient time management and productivity habits. Register to attend.

Campus Eco Tour

 Nov. 2  12–1 p.m.  UMC 355
Take a tour and learn about CU Boulder's environmental feats. This tour will start at the Environmental Center and take approximately an hour. Sign up to attend this event.


 Nov. 2  5–6:30 p.m.  Virtual
Explore the exciting world of startups and entrepreneurship! Meet with employees at startups and learn how you can get involved in what they are doing. Whether you’re interested in IT and engineering, content and design, social media and more, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to register on Handshake to attend this event.

Pre-Law Tuesday Talks

 Nov. 2, 9  5:30 p.m.  Virtual
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 to learn about their experience. 

Poker Tournament

 Nov. 2, 16, 30  7–9 p.m. UMC, The Connection
Come show your skills at the free Texas Hold’em poker tournament. Sign-up starts at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Prizes for top finishers!

Health Huts

 Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 Time varies Location varies
Be part of health and wellness activities every week. Learn more about managing stress, finding gratitude, preventing illness and more. All activities will take place on Tuesdays.

Faculty Tuesdays

 Nov. 2, 9, 30 7:30 p.m.  Grusin Music Hall
Renowned College of Music faculty artists perform with students and colleagues in chamber music recitals featuring world premieres and beloved classics.

Lug Your Mug

 Nov. 3  9–11 a.m.  ATLAS Center, outside Pekoe Coffee Shop
Come get a free coffee if you lug your mug! All you have to do is bring your own mug and you get rewarded with free coffee! The Zero Waste Outreach Team wants to reward you for getting out of the disposable mentality.

Project Drawdown: An Introduction

 Nov. 3  12–1 p.m.  UMC 245
Do you have ideas on how to fight climate change? Attend this event to connect, learn and help chart a path forward for solutions-based climate change action at CU Boulder. The nonprofit organization Project Drawdown will be speaking on their mission to "drawdown" carbon and other greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere.

Wellness Wednesdays

 Nov. 3, 10, 17  2–4 p.m. Location varies
This free weekly program provides a space for self-care activities, learning about resources and building community. This month’s activities include navigating relationships, being grateful and managing stress. 

Clean Up and Eat Up

 Nov. 3, 10  5–7 p.m.  Meet outside of CASE
Get outside to care for our environment and make friends. Come help pick up litter in the community with the Environmental Center. After cleaning up, you’ll get the chance to grab a bite to eat (provided by the E-Center) and connect with fellow Buffs! Groups will be limited to 10 participants. Be sure to register in advance to reserve your spot.

Think About It Thursdays

 Nov. 4, 11, 18  1–2 p.m.  Virtual
Take a break from school and join Thursday sessions where you’ll learn new things on specific topics. This month’s topics include how to stay connected, build habits at home and use stress to your advantage.  

Night at The Connection

 Nov. 4  6–8 p.m. UMC, The Connection
Bring a friend to The Connection to participate in any activity free of charge!

CSI Book Club

 Nov. 4, 11  5–6 p.m. Virtual
Join your fellow Buffs this fall to read and explore the Buffs One Read book, American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures. There will be two opportunities this month to meet and discuss the book with the CSI Book Club. Sign up today.

Karaoke Nights

 Nov. 4, 18  7–9 p.m.  UMC, The Connection, Club 156
Here’s your chance to take your best rendition of “Billie Jean” or “Oops!... I Did It Again” to the people! Join this event for a night of great music and a fun time with friends. 

CU on Friday

 Nov. 5  4–6 p.m.  UMC, The Connection
Connect with your community at this fun UMC tradition! November’s theme is “Keep Calm and Be Grateful.” Come decorate your free eye/sleep mask, grab a gratitude journal, and enjoy some caramel apples, pumpkin bread and hot apple cider. Plus there will be half-price bowling and billiards during the event. 

Indigenous CU Panel

 Nov. 5  4–6 p.m.  UMC, Room 384–86
Join the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies for a panel discussion featuring Native American alumni through the decades. This panel, moderated by Ian Her Many Horses, will discuss Native American student experiences and key moments of Native American history at CU Boulder for the Chancellor’s CU Boulder History Project

Open Mic Nights

 Nov. 5, 19  7–9 p.m. UMC, The Connection, Club 156
Calling all performers! Are you a singer, musician, band, comedian, poet, storyteller or have any other talents you want to share with the world? If so, then come perform at Open Mic Night at The Connection’s Club 156. All types of performers, first-timers and experienced artists are welcome. Performer sign-up begins at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk.

Trivia Night

 Nov. 8, 29  7–9 p.m. UMC, The Connection
Sharpen your brain and bring a friend for Monday night trivia! Teams and individuals are welcome and it’s free to enter. This month’s topics include sports and end-of-semester themes. Sign-up starts at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. 

The Ways We Name Ourselves: In the Indigenous Community

 Nov. 9  5–6:30 p.m.  C4C, Abrams Lounge
Words matter. And they change over time as we change as people and communities. Join in the conversation around the terms we use in our communities, how we name ourselves and how we don’t always agree across our own communities on those terms. 

Feel Good Fridays

 Nov. 5, 12, 19  12:15–12:45 p.m.  CU Art Museum
Come learn about a work of art and then participate in a related mindfulness practice. Join in the museum galleries in person or virtually via Zoom. The powerful, guided meditation can undo stress, soothe the nervous system and help you feel relaxed and revitalized. All are welcome. Register in advance for virtual attendance. 

Program Council Film Series: The Green Knight

 Nov. 5  7:30 p.m.  CHEM 140
Bring your popcorn and a friend and come watch The Green Knight. The story is a fantasy retelling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; the film begins at 8 p.m.

SKOServe: Culture Shock

 Nov. 9  5–6:30 p.m.  UMC 418
Join the Volunteer Resource Center to learn skills for how to cope with challenges and embrace navigating differences in order to build resilience and volunteer more effectively. You’ll also have the opportunity to examine your connection to community issues, develop new ways to engage and learn about ways to get involved.

A&S Buffs Interview Buffs

 Nov. 9  5:30–6:30 p.m. Virtual
Learn what it is like to work in real jobs! Tune in for a live informational interview to hear how Arts and Sciences alumni got started and advice for how you can start preparing for your career.

Pingpong Tournament

 Nov. 9  7–9 p.m.  UMC, The Connection
Come test your luck at a single or double knock-out pingpong tournament! Sign-up starts at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Prizes for top finishers!

DIY Nights

 Nov. 9, 30  5–7 p.m. In person
Let your creativity shine at DIY Night! Twice a month, you can get together with fellow crafters and indulge in making crafts. All materials will be provided and this month’s crafts include greeting card gift sets and twisted wire ring making! Each participant will need to register in advance, and space is limited, so sign up early! 

Colorado Universities Partnered Virtual Career & Internship Fair

 Nov. 10  11 a.m.–4 p.m. Virtual
If you’re looking for a job in Colorado, now is your chance to find one. Attend this event to video chat one-on-one with employers that are looking for talented and skilled future team members just like you! Companies will also host group sessions where you can jump on an info session-type video call with some of your peers to learn more about company culture and the types of roles they are looking at hiring. Whatever your interests, there’s an option for everyone! Get more info and register now.

Transfer Lunch Hour: Bowling

 Nov. 10  11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. UMC, The Connection
Join and connect with fellow transfer students during a friendly game of bowling. So bring yourself and your lunch, relax, fuel up and make new friends!

Buffs Hire Buffs: Networking Night

 Nov. 10  5–7 p.m.  UMC 235
Come to the first ever Buffs Hire Buffs networking night to check out what some of CU Boulder’s most prominent alumni employers are up to. You’ll hear company pitches and learn what it takes to be a successful Buff alumni, while also getting to network with employers who hire and mentor CU Boulder students.

CMCI Buffs Interview Buffs

 Nov. 10  5:30–6:30 p.m. Virtual
Learn what it is like to work in advertising, communication and film/production jobs! Tune in for a live informational interview to hear how CMCI alumni Meredith Mirrington (MediaSt’01), head of Strategic Communications at Amazon Web Services, got started and advice for how you can start preparing for your career.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

 Nov. 10  5–9 p.m.  UMC, The Connection
Show off your skills at a video game tournament! Sign-up starts at 4 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Co-hosted by CU Gaming and The Connection.

Billiards Tournament

 Nov. 11  7–9 p.m. UMC, The Connection
Show off your skills at an 8-ball or 9-ball billiards tournament at The Connection. It’s free to enter and sign-up starts at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Prizes for top finishers!

Science Under the Dome: Science of Sci-Fi talk

 Nov. 11  7 p.m. Fiske Planetarium
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in space, or how your favorite science fiction movie compares to the real thing? Join bioastronautics doctoral student Annika Rollock for a journey through film and history to discuss the way artists and filmmakers have inspired real-life engineers and influenced the way our astronauts live and work in space. 

CU in the Community

 Nov. 13  9 a.m. to noon  Location varies
Are you looking to volunteer? Now is your chance to volunteer in a project and gain understanding of social and environmental issues, engage in direct service, reflect on your impact and learn about continued engagement in communities. Learn more about the projects you can be part of and how to sign up. 

LEAD: Leadership in Turbulent Times

 Nov. 13  10 a.m.–2 p.m.  Kittredge Central, Multipurpose Room
Gain leadership experience at the Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) event. Hear how other students have led during difficult times. Discover ways to practice this knowledge in your own life. Meet new people and engage in a variety of leadership topics in an energetic atmosphere. Lunch will be provided and participation prizes will be available. RSVP to save your spot.

Interrupting Racism workshop

 Nov. 16  Noon to 1:30 p.m.  UMC 247
Join your fellow Buffs for this 90-minute workshop to engage in dialogue across differences, learn bystander intervention strategies and understand your role in combating racism.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

 Nov. 16  3–4 p.m.  Zoom
Come learn about how Disability Services supports college students with mental health diagnoses. You’ll also learn about campus resources for mental health and strategies for taking care of your mental health. This presentation is open to all students, not only those registered with Disability Services.

Volunteer Recruitment: Volunteer Management Training series

 Nov. 16  10-11:30 a.m. Virtual
Do you want to learn more about how to recruit volunteers for your organization? Join the Volunteer Resource Center for this training series to learn about tools to recruit volunteers who are not only going to do the job well but will be excited about supporting your organization. The series is open to CU Boulder students, staff and faculty as well as non-profit organizations.

Diplomatic Security Career Info Session

 Nov. 16  Noon  Virtual
Are you interested in law enforcement, traveling around the world or protecting the United States? If so, you might be a perfect candidate to join the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). CU Boulder graduate Nico Figueroa shares his journey to DSS, explores different positions within the department and provides information on how you can get started on this career path.

A&S Buff Talks: Career Exploration

 Nov. 17  5:30–6:30 p.m. Virtual
Attend this event to hear from a panel of experts about their day-to-day experiences and the steps they took to get into their chosen field and industry. Today’s experts come from the Peace Corps, American Civil Liberties Union and more. Register on Handshake to reserve your spot.

Transfer Student Success Workshop: Mental Health Stress Less

 Nov. 18  1–2 p.m.  C4C, Flatirons Room
These sessions are designed to support transfer students in various realms. Learn about resources on campus as well as tips for success both here at CU Boulder and in your future.

November Community Gathering

 Nov. 17  6–7 p.m.  C4C, third floor, Abrams Lounge
Are you looking to meet new people or reconnect with old friends? Attend the November Community Gathering for some free food, games and music to enjoy an afternoon of fun activities! 

Dean of students office hours

 Nov. 18  10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  UMC 308
Stop by the UMC and chat with the dean of students during office hours. Ask questions, connect with our staff and learn about resources; no appointment needed!

Transfer Tabling: Gratitude Cards

 Nov. 22  8 a.m.–5 p.m.  CASE, Transfer Space
Come write a gratitude card, give your feedback and get your questions answered at this transfer student event. 

Sustainable Buffs Monthly Meetup

 Nov. 29  5:30 p.m.  Eaton Humanities, Humanities Lobby
Ready to meet like-minded students, find things to do and learn about opportunities in campus sustainability? Come hang out, get free food and listen to speakers who are in student leadership to learn how you can get involved.

Kitchen Table

 Nov. 30  5:30–7:30 p.m.  C4C, third floor, Abrams Lounge
Kitchen Table offers leadership and community-building opportunities to students identifying as women of color working their way through a predominantly white university. Attend Kitchen Table nights for a chance to build community with other women of color, share your experience and learn of other local organizations that are doing similar work.

Allyship: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

 Nov. 30  2–3:30 p.m.  Administrative and Research Center, Room 346
Are you interested in becoming an ally? You can start by learning the three basic steps to defining your allyship journey. Learn how to define and leverage your allyship and walk away with a template to help guide your learning and steps for action