Published: Feb. 1, 2022

There are a variety of activities happening on campus all the time. From learning to have compassion and celebrating Black History Month to career fairs, DIY nights and more––take advantage of free student events this month.

Featured events


February: Mental health is building strong relationships

 Through February 
Mental Health Is… is a campaign designed to help you explore different topics and activities related to mental health, practice valuable skills and learn about support resources. This month’s campaign is focused on building strong relationships, with yourself, your family, friends and partners. Learn tips and tricks to start or continue to build those relationships this month, and find events and programs on campus to help you along the way. 

Black History Month events

 Through February
February is Black History Month. Take some time to attend events focused on celebrating, honoring and learning more about this community. 

Career development workshops

 Through February  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 hosts weekly workshops to guide you in your professional development. This month’s sessions include:

Student recitals

 Through February  Imig Music and virtual
The stars of tomorrow are on stage today at CU Boulder. College of Music 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 via livestream.

Spring Festival of Choirs

 Feb. 6  7:30 p.m.  Macky Auditorium
Join all of the CU Boulder choirs as they look toward and welcome the beginning of the spring thaw with the joyous sounds of voices raised together in song. Repertoire will include the music of Florence Price, Joseph Flummerfelt, Ola Gjielo, Anna Amalia and others.

Health Huts

 Feb. 8, 15, 22  2–4 p.m.  Location varies
Learn about health and wellness activities every week. This month’s activities include resources for strong relationships, sexual health and relationships, days of gratitude and more.

Pre-Law Tuesday Talks

 Feb. 15, 22  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. 

Involvement Fair

 Feb. 2  11 a.m.–2 p.m.  UMC, Glenn Miller Ballroom
Find your passion and your place at the Involvement Fair! Connect with student organizations and learn about campus events. It’s a great way to find community on campus.

Wellness Wednesdays

 Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23  Noon–2 p.m.  Location varies
This weekly program provides a space to engage in self-care activities, learn about campus resources and build community. You can also have one-on-one conversations with an emotional wellness peer educator to create a self-care plan that’s right for you. This month’s activities include self-compassion, active listening, sexual health and practicing gratitude. 

Disability Justice, Coalition Work and Environmental Futures: Featuring Mia Ives-Rublee

 Feb. 2  3:30–4:30 p.m.  Virtual
Share an afternoon with Disability Services and Mia Ives-Rublee as she talks about her expertise in disability justice with environmental organizations, institutions and broader coalitions—including outdoor recreation access, being a competitive athlete, plastic ban advocacy and the value of public protest and voting. Live ASL interpretation will be provided, and registration is required to attend.

DSCC Open House

 Feb. 2  4–6 p.m.  UMC 457
Visit and check out what the Dennis Small Cultural Center (DSCC) has planned for this spring and how you can get involved! The DSCC works to be a safe space for students and provide cultural and social justice-oriented events and programs.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

 Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23  5–10 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.

Environmental Board meetings

 Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23  5:45–7 p.m.   In person and virtual
If you want to get involved in sustainability issues and help make CU Boulder a greener, more socially just place, attend and join the Environmental Board. As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to advocate for campus environmental policy, determine funding for innovative sustainability projects, get practical experience and more.  

Start Your Semester Strong

 Feb. 3  3–4 p.m.  Virtual
Attend this workshop to try new strategies to help you get organized. Learn how to organize course syllabi in a planner or phone and tips for time management skills.

Think about it Thursdays

 Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24   Time varies  Location varies
Take a break from school and join Thursday sessions where you’ll learn new things on specific topics. This month’s topics include building community, relationship goals, feeling grateful and finding self-compassion. 


 Feb. 3  5–6:30 p.m.  Virtual
Do you want to find out where your talents plug in? Explore the exciting world of startups and entrepreneurship! Meet with employees and learn how you can get involved in what they are doing. Register on Handshake to attend this event. 

Guided Paint Class

 Feb. 3  7–9 p.m.  UMC 235
Take time to relax and learn from a pro by attending a guided paint class. It’s a great way to get to know others while creating a painting you can’t wait to show off to your friends! All supplies are included. Registration is required to attend this event. 

Karaoke Nights

 Feb. 3, 17  7–9 p.m.  UMC, The Connection
Here’s your chance to take your best rendition of “Billie Jean” or “Oops!... I Did It Again” to the people! Attend karaoke nights for a great night of music and a fun time with friends. 

 Extreme Bowling

Grab a couple of friends and get ready to have a great night at The Connection! Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights and color pins. It’s the only extreme bowling you’ll find in Boulder!

Open Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to close. Pay just $3.50 per game per student and $2.75 for shoe rentals.

CU on Friday

 Feb. 4  4–6 p.m.  UMC, The Connection
Connect with your community at this fun UMC tradition! February’s theme is “Be Kind and Get Your Groove On.” Enjoy free cookie decorating, sub sandwiches, chips and hot chai. Plus there will be half-price bowling and billiards during the event. 

Buffalo Nites: Just roll with It

 Feb. 4  6–10 p.m.   UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Come roller skate in the UMC! Bring a friend and enjoy food, games, cookie decorating and lots of fun activities!

Friday Night Film Series

 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25  8 p.m.  CHEM 140
Come watch a movie every Friday night on the big screen with Program Council. There will be free popcorn, and the events are open to all students and guests. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; the film begins at 8 p.m. February movies include: The Big Lebowski, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Last Night in Soho

Climate Justice Workshop II: Community, Action and Leadership

 Feb. 5  10 a.m.–3 p.m.  Fleming Building, Idea Forge Room 33
Do you want to learn more about your role as a climate justice leader? Join this workshop to  hear from experts from different fields to better understand what climate justice looks like in our society as well as potential areas to navigate your own leadership. There will be a light breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m. if you are interested in joining. Be sure to register to attend

I Love Mondays

 Feb. 7, 14, 21  2–3 p.m.   UMC, North Dining Room
Connect with other Buffs while you enjoy some light treats. I Love Mondays is a space to learn about campus departments, student organizations and events to help you become more connected on campus. 

Volunteer Recruitment: Volunteer Management Training series

 Feb. 8  10–11:30 a.m.   Virtual
Come learn about the tools you need to recruit and retain volunteers for your organization. You will be able to understand recruitment and its importance, define barriers that folks might experience to volunteering with their organization and design an effective recruitment message.

Mental Health First Aid

 Feb. 8  11 a.m.–5 p.m.  UMC 415
Mental Health First Aid training helps a person with no clinical training assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. The training will focus on a five-step strategy where you’ll learn to assess and support someone in crisis. 

Think, Innovate and Find Your CMCI Job and Internship

 Feb. 8, 10  2–3:30 p.m.  CASE, Room E422
Ready to stand out to recruiters and land a job? In this workshop, you’ll learn a multi-pronged approach to identify your personal filters and goals, while gaining knowledge of best practices in multiple CMCI industries. Sign up on Handshake to attend. 

Non-traditional Student Welcome

 Feb. 8  3–5 p.m.  UMC 457
Transfer students, international students, continuing-ed students, first-gen students—come visit and connect with other non-traditional students.

DIY Nights

 Feb. 8, 15, 22  5–7 p.m.  UMC 330
Let your creativity shine at DIY Night! This is a great event to meet others while participating in a fun craft project. This month’s crafts include making door-hangers, mini terrariums and macrame keychains. Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance to reserve your spot!

Redefining self-care

 Feb. 9  11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.  Wardenburg Health Center
Learn tips and tools on how to take care of yourself while leading others, to promote self-care within your team and to recognize, manage and avoid passing unhealthy stress.

Aerospace and Defense Career and Internship Fair

 Feb. 9  11 a.m.–4 p.m.   Virtual
Attend this fair where employers will be recruiting from majors including engineering, physics, information science, math, astronomy and more! To increase your chance of being selected to talk with an employer one-on-one, complete your profile and RSVP for the event in Handshake.

Persevering Legacy

 Feb. 9  7:30 p.m.   Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall
The College of Music presents Persevering Legacy, a student concert that elevates stories of historically marginalized, diverse female composers to align classical music with social activism.

STEM Industry Virtual Career and Internship Fair

 Feb. 10  11 a.m.–4 p.m.  Virtual
Whether you’re looking for a full-time position or an internship, the STEM Industry Virtual Career and Internship Fair is ideal for you. Employers will be recruiting for computer science, robotics, math, statistics, technology and all engineering fields. To increase your chance of being selected to talk with an employer one-on-one, complete your profile and RSVP for the event in Handshake.

Poker Tournament

 Feb. 10, 24  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!

Pingpong Tournament

 Feb. 14, 28  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. There will be prizes for top finishers!

Transfer Student Study Session

 Feb. 15  11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  Norlin Blue Room
If you’re looking for a space to stay focused, join other transfer students at Norlin. All transfer students, no matter your major, are welcome.

CU faculty composers with the Nois Sax Quartet

 Feb. 15  7:30 p.m.  Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall
The College of Music composition department teams up with the Chicago-based Nois Saxophone Quartet to present two premieres and other works by each of the five CU faculty composers. In addition to new works for Nois, there will be electro-acoustic works and a closing work for piano, four-hands.

Inclusive Sports Summit

 Feb. 16  In-person and virtual sessions
Be part of the fifth annual Inclusive Sport Summit. This year’s theme is “Lead like a champion: Paving the way to an equitable playing field.” The summit will focus on topics of equity in different athletic disciplines, strategies to promote equity on campus and the greater community, skills to build techniques for addressing inequities and more! Register to attend. 

CU Off-Campus Housing Fair

 Feb. 16  10 a.m.–3 p.m.  UMC, Glenn Miller Ballroom
Are you looking for a place to live for the summer or even next year? Then attend the Off-Campus Housing Fair to meet with off-campus property managers and landlords, and learn more about what properties are available. Get tips for how to live off campus and enjoy some free food and giveaway prices while you’re there!

Buffs Supporting Buffs: Supporting Survivors—How to Respond in a Trauma Informed Way

 Feb. 16  Noon–1:15 p.m.  Wardenburg Health Center
Join this session and learn skills that address how to respond to someone after they share a traumatic or life-disrupting event. How you respond matters and can impact healing and whether the survivor will seek additional support. 

You are Graduating–What’s Next?

 Feb. 16  4–5 p.m.   Virtual
Have you been focusing solely on your time in college and wondering what you will do next? Join this workshop with Career Services and get a better understanding of what you might want to do after graduation, what your priorities are and how to set yourself up for success.

STEM Industry In-person Career and Internship Fair

 Feb. 17  11 a.m.–4 p.m.  UMC, Glenn Miller Ballroom
Whether you’re looking for a full-time position or an internship, the STEM Industry Career and Internship Fair is ideal for you. Connect with employers who will be recruiting for computer science, robotics, math, statistics, technology and all engineering fields. Sign up on Handshake to attend.

Ignite Social Justice & Leadership Conference

 Feb. 19  UMC
The Ignite Conference is an annual one-day conference-style social justice program that serves as a learning and networking opportunity for student leaders across CU Boulder’s campus. This year’s theme focuses on empowering student leaders to rise above adversity, engage in social movements and lead others in positive social change in order to transform the CU Boulder community and beyond. Fill out a registration form before Feb. 11 to participate. 

Strength Training for the LGBTQ+ & Allies

 Feb. 19  11 a.m.–noon  Rec Center, Outdoor Program classroom
Join Alex, a certified personal trainer, for a strength training class and Rec Center tour to help you navigate fitness spaces on campus. Alex will discuss his own experiences with fitness as a trans man, share tips on navigating spaces and create a supportive community for LGBTQ+ students.

Civil, Environmental and Architectural Career Fair

 Feb. 23  Noon–4 p.m.  Virtual
Attend this event if you’re interested and want to learn about internship opportunities in the field of civil, environmental and architectural careers. The fair is intended to capture all sub-disciplines within the department, including structural, electrical, mechanical, geotech, water resources and construction engineering and management. To increase your chance of being selected to talk with an employer one-on-one, complete your profile and RSVP for the event in Handshake.

CMCI Career and Internship Fair

 Feb. 23  5–7 p.m.  UMC, Glenn Miller Ballroom
Come meet employers who will be recruiting for advertising, media, publishing, journalism, communication, media, graphic design and more! Register on Handshake to attend.

Party Smart

 Feb. 23  12–1:15 p.m.  Wardenburg Health Center
Explore what party culture means at CU Boulder while learning skills to have a better time and look out for one another.

Women-only swim

 Feb. 27  4–6 p.m.  Rec Center, Clare Pool
In support of religious and cultural differences, Inclusive Rec is partnering with the Muslim Student Association to offer a monthly women-only swim. This event will take place in the privacy of the Clare Pool and will be staffed by female lifeguards. Make sure to bring your Buff OneCard to participate