Published: March 1, 2022

There's always something happening on campus. Self-care workshops, movie nights, celebrating Women’s History Month, career fairs and more—take advantage of free student events this month.

Featured events

Mental health is finding your break

 Through March Times vary Locations vary
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 taking a break and allowing yourself to reset. As we approach the middle of the semester, many of us may be experiencing high levels of stress. Learn tips to start or continue self-care practices, find some relief, focus on yourself and find your break. 

Women’s History Month events

Through March  Times vary  Locations vary
March is Women's History Month. Take some time to attend events focused on celebrating, honoring and learning more about this community. 

Career workshops

 Through March  Times vary  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:

College of Music student recitals

 Through March  Times vary  Imig Music
The students of the College of Music 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.

Be The1to: Ask the Question

 March 2  Noon–1:15 p.m.  Wardenburg, West Solarium
Join to have an honest conversation about suicide prevention for students by students. You will learn to notice the signs that someone may be having thoughts of suicide, tips for having important conversations and how to connect someone to the available resources.

Wellness Wednesdays

 March 2, 9, 16, 30  Noon–2 p.m. Locations vary
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-care, St. Patrick's Day, strengths and values and getting back on track. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

 March 2, 9, 16, 30  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.

CMCI Buffs Interview Buffs

 March 2, 30  5:30–6:30 p.m. Virtual
Learn what it is like to work in real advertising, communication and film or production jobs! Tune in for a live informational interview to hear how CMCI alumni got started and advice for how you can start preparing for your career.

Environmental Board Meetings

 March 2, 9, 16, 30  5:45–7 p.m. Locations vary
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.  

Note-taking strategies

 March 3  3–4 p.m.  Zoom
Attend this event to learn tips on ways to strengthen your note-taking skills. Discussion will include resources and technology for supporting your note-taking. This presentation is open to all students, not only those registered with Disability Services.

Think about it Thursdays

 March 3, 10, 31  Times vary Locations vary
Take a break from school and join Thursday sessions where you’ll learn new things on specific topics. This month’s topics include strengths, finding your break and getting back on track.

Guided Paint Class

 March 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! This month’s painting will be of a close-up animal. All supplies are included. Registration is required to attend.

Karaoke Nights

 March 3, 17, 31  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. 

First-Gen Fridays: So you want to be a grad student?

 March 4  10:30 a.m.–noon  C4C, Room N320
If you’re a first-gen student, enjoy a cozy morning with free coffee, donuts and snacks while you learn about graduate school from current students and those who already graduated. 

Feel Good Fridays

 March 4, 11, 18, 25  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 if you plan to attend virtually. 

CU on Friday

 March 4  4–6 p.m. UMC, The Connection
Connect with your community at this fun UMC tradition! March’s theme is “Buff Madness.” There will be a free-throw contest with prizes for the top finishers. Plus, get free nachos and lemonade and half-price bowling and billiards during the event.

Heels Dancing

 March 4, 11, 18  6–7 p.m.  Rec Center, Studio 1
Movement is for everybody and sometimes it’s just for fun. Attend this heels dancing class to strengthen the muscles used while wearing heels. You’ll also work to develop self-confidence and self-awareness, and learn choreography that will build upon skills taught each week. Make sure you have your own heels and that they have a protective tip on the heel—no bare metal surface will be allowed.

Program Council Film Series

 March 4, 11  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 event is open to all students and guests. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; the film begins at 8 p.m. March movies include School of Rock and Legally Blonde

TRANSforming Gender Conference

 March 5  10:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Virtual
The TRANSforming Gender Conference raises awareness about issues and identities in the trans community. This year's keynote speaker is Sam Feder, director of the acclaimed Netflix original documentary Disclosure—an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Register to attend this insightful event.

I Love Mondays

 March 7, 14, 28  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. This month’s treats include grab-n-go cereal, pizza and cookies! 

Eboard Food Security Committee

 March 7, 14, 21, 28  2–3 p.m. Locations vary
Help fellow Buffs in reducing hunger on campus. Join this group to address campus policy, funding and programs around the mission. You’ll also have the chance to give back to your community by being part of a free fruit and veggie collection and distribution at the International English Center. 

Trivia Night: Jurassic Park

 March 7  7–9 p.m.  UMC, The Connection
Join The Connection on Mondays for Trivia Night! Today’s theme is Jurassic Park. Teams and individuals are welcome, plus it’s free to enter. Sign-up starts at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers!

Women Rock

 March 7  7–10 p.m.  Rec Center 
Enjoy a night of climbing at the Rec Center climbing gym! Outdoor Program staff will be available to provide belay support and instructional advice. The event is open to first-time and experienced climbers. All expressions of the female and non-binary identity are welcome.

Faculty Tuesdays

 March 8, 15, 29  7:30 p.m.  Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall 
Take in wondrous musical performances for free—in person or streamed online. Most Tuesdays through the academic year, CU Boulder faculty experts treat audiences to their renowned talents. See what's coming up this month.

Transfer Student Study Session

 March 8  11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  Norlin Library, 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.

Health Huts

 March 8, 15, 29  2–4 p.m. Locations vary
Learn about health and wellness activities every week. This month’s activities include de-stressing, getting back on track and more.

Food Pathways

 March 8, 9, 10  5–6:30 p.m.  Rec Center, Ice Rink Overlook Room
Attend this workshop to hear from speakers on the direct connection between food and climate justice. These discussions, demonstrations and presentations will highlight the leadership of many local BIPOC leaders that are centering food sovereignty as solutions to address climate change. Register to be part of this event.

The Ways We Name Ourselves in Women's Communities

 March 8  5–6:30 p.m.  C4C, Abrams Lounge
Words matter, and they change over time as we change as people and communities. Join the Center for Inclusion and Social Change in a 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.

DIY Nights

 March 8, 29  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 rock photo holders and an open craft. Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance to reserve your spot.

Pre-Law Tuesday Talks

 March 8, 15  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. 

Graduate School Fair

 March 9  11 a.m.–4 p.m. Virtual
Considering graduate schools? The graduate fair is a great way to explore opportunities with more than 100 graduate schools. Learn about their application deadlines, interview prep, materials and more! To increase your chance of being selected to talk one-on-one, complete your profile and RSVP for the event in Handshake.

Well CU: De-escalation Techniques

 March 9  Noon–1:15 p.m.  Wardenburg, West Solarium
In this workshop, you will learn strategies for de-escalating a high-intensity conflict, as well as learn more about university policies related to disruptive behavior and resources available within Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

A&S Buffs Interview Buffs

 March 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 A&S alumni got started, and advice for how you can start preparing for your career.

Wealthy Wednesdays: How credit is racist (and what we can do about it)

 March 9  6–7:30 p.m.  Virtual
Bring a friend and learn how credit has been used as another tool to perpetuate racist and anti-poor economic inequality. Then, gain knowledge of credit cards and credit scores, and how to avoid credit traps. Make sure to register to attend the event. 

Campus Sustainability Series: Climate Justice

 March 10  Noon–1 p.m.  UMC 247
Increase your awareness of the ethical concerns associated with climate change and learn what CU Is doing to combat this. Register to attend.

Sustainable Solutions Challenge Ideation Workshop

 March 10  5–7 p.m.  CASE E230
Do you have an idea for making campus more sustainable? Your ideas can not only come to life but also give you the chance to win $1,500 in cash! Through this facilitated workshop, registered and potential participants can review the proposal components, refine their concepts, learn more about campus sustainability challenges and meet group members. Learn more about the Sustainable Solutions Challenge and fill out the participant interest form to participate. 

Buffs Hire Buffs

 March 10  5–7 p.m. Virtual
Come to this networking night to hear from some of CU Boulder’s most prominent alumni employers. Alumni recruiters present their company, what it means to be a Forever Buff and open job and internship opportunities.

Poker Tournament

 March 10  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!

LGBTQ+ Pool Party Bash

 March 10  8 p.m.  Rec Center, Clare Pool
Join the Rec Center and Pride Office for an LGBTQ+ swim night. All identities, allies and body types welcome! No registration necessary.

Buffalo Nites: Just Roll with It

 March 11  6–10 p.m.  UMC, Glenn Miller Ballroom
Come roller skate in the UMC! Bring a friend to enjoy food, games, cookie decorating and lots of fun activities.

Fire Pit Friday

 March 11  7–9 p.m.  Beach Park on the Hill
Join Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations at Beach Park on the Hill to warm up with some fire pits! Snacks and hot beverages will be available. All students are welcome.

I ☘️ Will Vill

 March 11  8–10 p.m. Various locations
Engage with a variety of activities throughout the William’s Village residence halls, including trivia, tattooing, cookie decorating and more. At each event you participate in, mark off your passport. When your passport is complete, turn it in for a I ☘️  Will Vill sticker and be entered to win a bigger prize.

Get Lucky Bingo

 March 11  8–10 p.m.  Kittredge Central, Multipurpose Room
Are you feeling lucky? Drop in for a night of bingo, food and prizes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

 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.

Spring Splash

 March 11  8–10 p.m.  Libby Hall
Come tie-dye some shirts, eat some food, compete in trivia and play some games! All are welcome, and prizes will be given out.

St. Patrick’s Week at the Rec

 March 11–17  Times vary Locations vary
Spend your St. Patrick's Day week at the Rec! Join in for a week of fun, free events with lots of swag available. Some of the activities include free climbing on St. Patrick’s Day, doing yoga to Celtic music, a cycling session while experiencing the Irish countryside and more!

Denver Nuggets Game

 March 12  7 p.m.  Ball Arena
Get a free ticket to see the Denver Nuggets take on the Toronto Raptors at Ball Arena in Denver! Pick up your ticket at 10 a.m. March 8 in UMC 330. One ticket per student with a valid Buff OneCard. If you want to go to the game with a friend, please pick up your tickets together. No tickets will be held. 

RHA’s Shamrock Showdown

 March 12  7:30–10 p.m.  Farrand Field
Join Residence Hall Association for our Shamrock Showdown—the campus's premiere St. Patrick's Day competition. Come and enjoy fun games and inflatables to compete against your friends, get a bite of some yummy food and the chance to win prizes on Farrand Field.

St. Patrick’s Day Silent Disco

 March 12  8–10 p.m. UMC, The Connection
Come and join the Silent Disco party in Club 156 as an early St. Patrick's day celebration. Bring a friend to dance the night away and get a match of free bowling! Food and snacks will also be available for purchase.

March Madness Wheelchair Basketball

 March 14  6 p.m.  Recreation Center, Upper Courts
Join us for wheelchair basketball shoot arounds and drop-in games, or fill out your March Madness 2022 bracket. Sports wheelchairs are provided. All abilities are welcome. 

Pingpong Tournament

 March 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!

A&S Buff Talk: Social Media Marketing

 March 15  5:30–6:30 p.m. CASE, Room E352
Hear from a panel of experts about the steps they took to get into their chosen field and industry. This session’s panelists will be Vasanth Rajasekar who is a digital marketing specialist with Hitachi Vantara and Waverly McDaniel, co-founder and creative director for the Post Meridiem. Sign up on Handshake to attend. 

Engineering Buff Talks

 March 15  5:30–7 p.m.  Engineering Center, Room 265
Hear from a panel of experts about the steps they took to get into their chosen field and industry.

Ralphie’s Cooking Basics

 March 16  5:30–7:30 p.m.  Village Center
Come try your cooking skills at Ralphie’s Cooking Basics. Bring a friend or make a new one while you learn to make pasta from scratch and cook it to your taste buds. You’ll learn to make pasta carbonara or pesto for a vegetarian option. All materials will be provided and you must sign-up to attend. Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times when in the kitchen.

March Community Gathering

 March 15  6–7 p.m.  C4C, third floor, Abrams Lounge
Join the Center for Inclusion and Social Change for food, games and music. Meet new friends and connect with your communities.

St Patrick's Day Drag Queen Bingo

 March 17  6–9 p.m.  Village Center, Multipurpose Room
Get lucky with Drag Queen Bingo! Bring your friends, and win tons of cool prizes. You don’t want to miss this.

Science Under the Dome: “Do It For The Gram...The Kilogram.”

 March 17 7 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium
What is a kilogram? As a matter of fact, what is any unit of measurement? What’s a meter, an inch? What’s a second? We use these measurements every day, and to most of us they just are unchanging, well-defined units of measurements. But what if they aren’t as unambiguous as we believe them to be? Join PhD candidate Marium Fernanders to explore these questions and more. Students are admitted free with a valid Buff OneCard. Tickets must be picked up in person (only one ticket per student).

Colorado Skies: The Spring Equinox

 March 20  1 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium
Join Fiske Planetarium to learn about the spring equinox! The sun rises due east and sets due west on the equinoxes, plus day and night are approximately equal in length. We'll also explore the spring constellations and let you know what objects to look for with the naked eye, a pair of binoculars or a small telescope. Students are admitted free with a valid Buff OneCard. 

Women-only swim

 March 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.

Chemical and Biological Engineering Career Fair

 March 29  Noon–6 p.m.  Biotech Building, main atrium
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Career Fair will feature employers from a wide variety of fields eager to connect with and recruit undergraduate and graduate students. Come learn more about opportunities available in the industry and higher education, whether you are looking for an internship or job now, or if you are planning for the future.

Think, Innovate and Find Your CMCI Job and Internship

 March 29  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. 

Kitchen Table

 March 29  6–7:30 p.m.  C4C, Abrams Lounge 
If you are a student who identifies as a woman of color, attend this kitchen table to connect with peers and mentors that support wellness and nurture the leadership of women of color.

Think, Innovate and Create Your CMCI Resume

 March 31  2–3:30 p.m. Virtual
CMCI students—learn how to prepare a résumé and tailor it to your industry. Think about trends and how you should incorporate them into your résumé.

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