Published: Aug. 25, 2022
Chip with students during welcome week.

This weekend brings a farmers market excursion, extreme bowling, the Trash the Runway exhibit and more.

Friday, Aug. 26

Connect at the Rec | Bumper Cars on Ice

7–9 p.m.  Rec Center ice rink
Escape the summer rays with a fun game of bumper cars on ice. Registration is recommended.

Extreme Bowling

7–11 p.m. The Connection
Extreme bowling is fun for everyone. Black lights, colored lane lights and colored pins take the sport to the next level. Standard bowling rates apply. Stop by Aug. 26-27.

Observatory open house

8–10 p.m. Sommers-Bausch Observatory
For all you stargazing Buffs, don't miss this weekly open house at Sommers-Bausch Observatory (On clear nights only). Come check out the telescopes and learn about the night sky! All are welcome and admission is free. 

Saturday, Aug. 27

Farmers Market Excursion Buff Meet Up

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  University Memorial Center South Terrace
Connect with other Buffs while visiting the Boulder Farmers Market. There will be plenty of fresh fruit and veggies to be had too.

Downtown Boulder Tour for Second Year Students

1–3 p.m.  Ben & Jerry’s on Pearl Street
Second year students are welcome to join Student Affairs on a guided tour of Pearl Street.

Solar Superstorms

8:30–9:30 p.m. Fiske Planetarium
Ever wonder what’s it like on the sun’s surface? Fiske Planetarium has you covered. In Solar Superstorms, Benedict Cumberbatch narrates a fiery presentation of the sun’s surface. You’ll get to witness the largest eruptions in the solar system, violent solar tornados and more. Tickets are $8 for students and can be purchased here.

Sunday, Aug. 28

Trash the Runway

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday hours)  CU Museum of Natural History Biolounge
Stop by the CU Museum of Natural History for an upcycled fashion show. The show’s clothing is designed by local artists in grades 6-12.

New Buffs

Chautauqua Park

Southwest of Main Campus | 900 Baseline Road
Those who are new to Boulder can visit one of the city’s most iconic landmarks; Chautauqua Park. This beautiful area sits at the base of Boulder’s Flatirons, and has several hiking trails and a nice lawn space to study or lounge.

University Hill

West of Main Campus
If you haven't already, check out University Hill. The Hill is one of the most popular places for CU students to visit and hang out. It has something for everyone; coffee, art, retail and music.