With only a month left of the semester, it’s not too late to join activities happening on campus. Take advantage of these free student events throughout the month—from self-care workshops, movie nights, celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to concerts and more.
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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 care of ourselves and finishing well. As much as we may dread it, finals are coming up quickly. As we settle back into our normal schedules after spring break, it’s important to take care of ourselves so we can finish the semester well. Learn tips so you can practice self-care even in times of high stress.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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AAPI Heritage Month is nationally recognized in May, but many departments at CU Boulder celebrate it in April when more campus community members are here. Get involved and attend events to learn more.
- The Ways We Name Ourselves in AAPI Communities on April 6
- AAPI Coffee/Tea Hour on April 12
- DSCC Dialogues: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month on April 20
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Join the Residence Hall Association, Residence Life, Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, Center for Inclusion and Social Change, CU Student Government and Office of Victim Assistance to #SupportSurvivors during SAAM. Learn about resources and attend events to get involved.
- Consent Cookies and Free Shirts on April 5
- Self-Defense Workshop at the Rec on April 11
- Sexual Assault in the LGBTQ+ Community on April 12
- Romance Movie Night on April 17
- Denim DIY on April 20
- Bonny Shade: A conversation to end sexual violence on April 21
- More events
Throughout April Times vary Imig Music
The stars of tomorrow are on stage today at CU Boulder. 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.
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Grad students—take part in special events this week hosted by the Division of Student Affairs and the Graduate School. There will be events and activities throughout the week to have fun or meet other graduate Buffs.
- Graduate Student Appreciation at the Rec from April 4–8
- Industry Job Search Seminar for Grad Students and Postdocs on April 4
- Free Professional Headshots for Grad Students on April 4
- Grad Student Appreciation Breakfast on April 5
- Grad Student Grab-n-Go Goodie Bags on April 5
- Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop for Graduate Students on April 6
Throughout April 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:
- Networking: The Basics and Beyond
- Prepare for the Fair: Resumes and More
- Prepare for the Career Fair: Resume Tips for Grad Students and Postdocs
- De-stressing the Career Path
- How to Get Noticed: Resumes and Cover Letters
- How to Find an Internship
- Handshake and VMock Training for Your Internship and Job Search
- You’re Hired! The Job Market for Your A&S Degree
- CMCI Industry Trends to Help You Stand Out in the Job Market
April 19–22 Times vary Locations vary
Join the Volunteer Resource Center for a week of volunteer projects to serve the local Boulder community! You can participate in as many projects as you want. Projects include:
- Supporting with tasks and outreach at the Out Boulder County office
- Managing donations with A Precious Child organization
- Assisting with CU Boulder’s Mobile Food Pantry
- Volunteering to sort through produce at the Community Food Share
- Helping prepare and maintain a clean and safe space for wildlife at the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Make sure to register on CUServes to volunteer!
April 4, 11, 18, 25 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 fruit trees, mini charcuterie boards, sundaes and gourmet snacks.
April 4, 11, 18, 25 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 in the UMC.
April 4, 18 7–9 p.m. UMC, The Connection
Join fellow Buffs on Mondays for Trivia Night! This month’s themes are music pop culture and The Avengers. 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.
April 5 10–11:30 a.m. Virtual
Recognition is an integral part of volunteer management that involves the acknowledgment of contributions made by volunteers. Learn how to identify barriers to giving volunteer recognition at your organization, explore the spectrum of ways volunteers can be appreciated and understand the essential guidelines for effective recognition. The series is open to CU Boulder students, staff and faculty as well as nonprofit organizations.
April 5 Noon–1 p.m. C4C, third floor, Abrams Lounge
Come by and eat a slice of cake from a local bakery while chatting about LGBTQ+ life and culture. See you there!
April 5 5:30–6:30 p.m. Virtual
Wondering where A&S graduates are working after graduation? CU Buff alumni panelists will share the steps they took to get into their chosen field and industry. Bring your questions and register on Handshake to attend.
April 5 6:30–8 p.m. Virtual
Join a panel discussion from experts who have taught English around the world. Panelists will share tips on how you too can land a job teaching abroad. They will share personal experiences, the qualifications necessary for landing a good position, questions you should ask and other critical issues to consider. Sign up on Handshake to participate!
April 5 6:30 p.m. C4C, third floor, Abrams Lounge
Bring a friend and learn more about the National Pan-Hellenic Council. NPHC comprises nine historically African American sororities and fraternities. Representatives from each chapter will be available to share information on their history and important facts, answer questions and provide details on how you can get involved. Register to attend.
April 6–9 8 a.m.–7 p.m. UMC, various locations
The Conference on World Affairs returns in person, and this year, organizers have curated a student-specific series of programs focused on today’s top world issues. CU Boulder students don't need to register, and will be treated like VIPs with priority seating at this free conference.
April 6, 13, 20, 27 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 helping friends with Narcan, prioritizing mental health, decorating pot gardens and finishing well.
April 6, 13, 20 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.
April 6, 21 5:30–6:30 p.m. UMC 355
Are you a member of a recognized fraternity or sorority at CU Boulder? Are you interested in helping your chapter reduce its environmental impact? Attend this meeting to learn more about how you can become a Green Greeks representative! As a representative, you have the chance to help establish sustainable behaviors in your organization. Register by completing the Green Greeks interest form and learn more.
April 6, 13, 20, 27 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.
April 7 7 p.m. Fiske Planetarium Free with Buff OneCard
There are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy, and hundreds of billions of galaxies in our universe, each filled with stars that could be hosting their own planets. Surely, Earth can’t be the only place where the cosmos has evolved into life—life that can ask questions, feel emotions and seek knowledge. The year is 2028, and a space agency has quietly published some data from one of its radio telescopes whose signature is not one we have seen before. Join us as we go on a deep dive into the nature of this signal and investigate whether there might be life among the stars.
April 7 7–9 p.m. CASE, Room E422
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.
April 7 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!
April 7, 14, 21, 28 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 caring for ourselves, substance use, real self-care and finishing well.
April 8, 15, 22, 29 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.
April 8 3–4 p.m. Virtual
Have you been focusing solely on your time in college and wondering what you will do next? 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. Sign up on Handshake to attend!
April 10 10 a.m.–noon Beach Park, 1280 Euclid Ave.
Join CU GOLD for a day of service! Help clean up Beach Park and spend quality time with your fellow Buffs. Activities include repotting flower beds, pulling weeds, picking up trash and cleaning up the area. All necessary materials will be provided. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! You do not need to be a CU GOLD member to participate.
April 10 3–7 p.m. UMC, Glenn Miller Ballroom and Aspen Rooms
Travel the world right here on campus. The CU International Festival is a celebration of cultures and traditions from all around the world. It is the largest student-organized event on campus and is free and open to the public.
April 11 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!
April 12 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. CASE, Transfer Lounge
Drop by the CASE transfer lounge to decorate your graduation cap! Supplies will be provided to all graduating transfer Buffs.
April 12, 19, 26 2–4 p.m. Locations vary
Learn about health and wellness activities every week. This month’s activities include taking care of yourself, vaping and tobacco use and mixing up your meals and snacks for finals.
April 12 3–4 p.m. C4C, Room N320
Attention Latinx community: The Center for Inclusion and Social Change and the Office of Precollege Outreach and Engagement invite you to a Cafecito and Chisme coffee hour. Come enjoy community, cafecito and catch up on chisme! Coffee and pastries will be provided.
April 12 5–7 p.m. CASE, Chancellor’s Lounge
Come to this networking night to hear from some of CU Boulder’s most prominent alumni employers. In the first half of the event, alumni will present their company, and share how they got there and current and open positions. During the second half, you’ll have the chance to ask questions, talk about jobs and connect with those employers!
April 12, 26 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 take-home tie-dye and essential oil bracelets. Space is limited so be sure to register in advance to reserve your spot!
April 12, 19, 26 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.
April 12 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.
April 13 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. UMC 247
Mental Health First Aid 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.
April 13 11 a.m.–4 p.m. UMC
Are you looking to find a job after graduation? Or an internship for the summer? Don’t miss out on the final career fair of the semester! Meet employers from every industry and network. The fair is open to students and alumni from all majors, experience levels and backgrounds. Be sure to register and see the list of participating employers on Handshake.
April 13 5:30–6:30 p.m. Virtual
Learn what it is like to work in advertising, communication and film or production jobs! Tune in for a live informational interview to hear how CMCI alumni got started and get advice for how you can start preparing for your career. This month’s guest speaker is Chris Bell, director of creative affairs and inclusion at Skydance Animation Studios.
April 13 5:30–7:30 p.m. Village Center Dining
Come try your cooking skills at Ralphie’s Cooking Basics. Bring a friend or make a new one while you learn to make chicken parmesan or eggplant parmesan as 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.
April 13 7 p.m. UMC 235
A real-life “Guardian of the Galaxy,” Moogega “Moo” Cooper holds the awesome responsibility of keeping the red planet safe from any of the Earth’s contaminants. Cooper is the planetary protection lead of the famed NASA 2020 Mars mission—with its highly viewed landing on Feb. 18, 2021. Her work with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is integral to the ongoing mission to discern whether Mars could be habitable for humans and that we don’t harm what’s already there. Pick up your free ticket in the engineering building lobby to attend. Must show Buff OneCard.
April 14 Noon–1 p.m. UMC 245
Learn ways that you can adopt a zero-waste lifestyle. Register to attend.
April 14 5–6:30 p.m. Virtual
Explore the exciting world of startups and entrepreneurship! Meet with employees and learn how you can get involved in what they are doing. Sign up on Handshake to participate.
April 14 5:30 p.m. UMC 382–86 Zoom
The top five teams have submitted their ideas for sustainable innovations. They will present pitches at a campus competition, which will be judged live. This event is open to audience members in person and remotely via Zoom. Cash prizes will be awarded to a winner, a runner-up and an audience favorite.
April 14 7–8:30 p.m. UMC 235
Bring your friends, take a study break and join the Center for Student Involvement for a night of trivia, fun and prizes!
April 14 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.
April 15, 22, 29 8 p.m. CHEM 140
Come watch a movie on the big screen with Program Council. There will be free popcorn and the event is open to all students and their guests. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; the film begins at 8 p.m. April movies include Encanto, Spiderman: No Way Home and Lamb.
April 17 4–5 p.m. Rec Center
Cultivate a yoga practice that supports your physical, mental and emotional well-being. The class will demonstrate how yoga can help you develop clarity, self-confidence and skills for managing your health. No experience is needed, and drop-ins are welcome.
April 17 7:30 p.m. Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall
CU Festival Chorus, an auditioned mixed voice choir consisting of 50-plus singers and is composed of music majors, non-majors and community members, joins CU Boulder’s premiere choral ensemble, the Chamber Singers—cited with critical acclaim for its performances and sings classically based literature from all cultures and style periods.
April 19 10–11:30 a.m. Virtual
Attend this training to discuss the purpose and value of carrying out volunteer program evaluation, identify key steps and stakeholders who must be engaged in the creation and approval of the evaluation and assessment process. The series is open to CU Boulder students, staff and faculty as well as nonprofit organizations.
April 19 Noon–1 p.m. Virtual
Tune in, meet fellow transfer Buffs and virtually play games to have some fun!
April 19 6–7:30 p.m. UMC, Glenn Miller Ballroom
The CU Involvement Awards is a free and open event that celebrates students, student organizations, faculty and staff who exemplify leadership and passion in the Boulder community. The event is hosted by the Center for Student Involvement and the Colorado Creed to recognize leadership and engagement across campus.
April 20 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Virtual
Whether you're a student or an alum, no matter your major or experience, attend this job fair to find opportunities that are right for you. Learn about career options and network with employers. To increase your chance to talk one-on-one with an employer, complete your profile and register for the event on Handshake.
April 20 3–4 p.m. Zoom
Attend this presentation on test-taking strategies and time management tips, and learn how to create a study schedule for your final exams. All students, not only those registered with Disability Services, are welcome.
April 20 6–7:30 p.m. C4C, third floor, Abrams Lounge
If you are a student who identifies as a woman of color, attend this event to connect with peers and mentors that support wellness and nurture the leadership of women of color.
April 21 Noon–7 p.m. UMC
The Campus Sustainability Summit will showcase research, programs and innovations related to sustainability, climate and the environment. Students, faculty and staff are invited to share, learn, get involved and celebrate the wide array of sustainability leadership and accomplishments at CU Boulder.
April 21 2–4 p.m. UMC, South Terrace Plaza
Are you experiencing food insecurity? The Volunteer Resource Center will have a mobile food pantry where you can receive up to 30 pounds of food at no cost. Drive through is not available at this mobile food pantry. If you’re driving to campus, limited parking will be available in the Euclid Parking Garage. A volunteer will be present at the entrance of the Euclid Parking Garage to provide additional information. Remember to bring your Buff OneCard and bags to carry your items. If you’re not feeling well, send someone else to pick up food for you.
April 21 7 p.m. Fiske Planetarium Free with Buff OneCard
Join Tasha Snow on her adventures to conduct research in the far reaches of our planet, taking ice cores from the middle of Greenland in the north, to navigating treacherous iceberg riddled oceans to map the warm waters reaching Antarctic glaciers in the south. She will take you through research projects being conducted by Colorado researchers, the changes that are being witnessed by our scientists and how these changes impact us in Colorado.
April 22 7:30 p.m. Imig Music, Chamber Hall
The CU flute studio presents a diverse concert of nature-inspired music in celebration of Earth Day. Featuring both solo and chamber music, the concert includes the premieres of commissions by CU composers Dianna Link and Conor Abbott Brown. Additional music by Coleman, Honneger, Messiaen, Socolofsky, Flutronix, Higdon, Boulanger and Takemitsu.
April 22, 23 Times vary Lot 308
Take a well-deserved study break, decompress, laugh and have fun before finals week at Springfest. There will be carnival rides and games, food and music for you to enjoy and have a good time. Springfest is open to CU faculty, staff and students with a current BuffOne card.
April 22, 23 7:30 p.m. Charlotte York Irey Theatre
Enjoy a potential mix of hip-hop, aerial, fusion forms and improvised offerings crafted by undergraduate and graduate dance students.
April 25 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