Published: Feb. 1, 2023

This month is jam-packed with social and professional opportunities! Sharpen your networking skills, celebrate Black History Month, practice gratitude, support College of Music performances, celebrate Valentine’s Day, enjoy social events at The Connection, prep for your future career and more.

Featured events

DIY Valentines

Feb. 1–6  Times vary   Museum of Natural History Biolounge
Spread your love for others by creating a handmade valentine! The museum will then pay for postage and deliver the card to Loveland, Colorado, so your sweetie receives a delightfully kitschy postmark from Loveland via their annual Valentine Re-mailing Program. 

College of Music student recitals 

Dates, times vary  Locations vary
Support your fellow Buffs as they perform their degree qualifying recitals. 

Friday Night Film Series

Fridays  8 p.m.  CHEM 140
Friday Night Film Series is a popular event for students to come together and watch a film. Free popcorn is provided by Program Council. 

  • Feb. 3: Till
  • Feb. 17: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Mostly Molecular Biology

Tuesdays  4–5 p.m. Gold Biosciences, Room A120
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology graduate students present the latest on their research each Tuesday.

Faculty Tuesdays 

Tuesdays  7:30 p.m.  Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall
Faculty Tuesdays allows renowned CU Boulder artists to perform with students and colleagues. Join for free, or pay what you can. 

Wellness Wednesdays

Wednesdays  2–4 p.m.  Locations vary
This weekly program provides a space to engage in self-care activities, learn about campus resources and build community.

  • Feb. 8: Your Best You
  • Feb. 15: Three Good Things
  • Feb. 22: Give a Compliment

Zen Meditation

Wednesdays 6–7 p.m. UMC 411
Learn to unwind by attending these meditation sessions. Each session will be led by Sigman Myoshin Byrd. 

CU on the Weekend: ‘A Study of Inequity in Sport’

Feb. 4  1–2:30 p.m.  CASE, fourth floor auditorium and virtual
Nicholas Villanueva, assistant professor of ethnic studies and director of critical sports studies, is discussing the intersectionality of gender and sport. 

Adaptive Fitness Training Series

Feb. 5  11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  Rec Center, Fit Well Suite
Work with a personal trainer on adaptive fitness training. 

I Love Mondays: Grab-n-Go Cereal

Feb. 6  2 p.m.  UMC north dining area
Enjoy a bowl of cereal while learning about CU. 

Career Technology to Help Land Your Next Job or Internship

Feb. 6, 13, 20  12:30–1 p.m.  Virtual
Get tips on landing your next job or internship. All questions and skill levels are welcome! 

Trivia Night

Feb. 6, 20  7–9 p.m.  The Connection
Test your knowledge with trivia night. Both teams and individuals are welcome. 

Health Huts: Sexual Health and Relationships Trivia

Feb. 7  11 a.m.–1 p.m.  Wardenburg Health Center information desk
S.H.A.R.K. stands for Sexual Health and Relationship Knowledge. Test your knowledge and win sexual health supplies. 

Spring Volunteer Fair

Feb. 7  1–5 p.m.  UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Volunteering is a great way to get involved with your community. Come learn about local organizations and volunteer opportunities at this event. 

CMCI Buffs Interview Buffs

Feb. 7  5:30–6:30 p.m.  Virtual
What happens after graduation? Tune in for a live informational interview with alumni to hear how they got started and gain valuable advice.

De-stressing the Career Path: A Skills for Success Workshop

Feb. 7, 28  2 p.m.  C4C S350
How do you balance stress and school? Learn how to prepare for a meaningful life after graduation. 

How to Get Noticed: Resumes and Cover Letters

Feb. 7, 21  3:30–4:30 p.m.  Virtual
Employers often sift through large amounts of resumes. How will you stand out from the crowd? Join Career Services to take your resume to the next level. 

Pre-Law Tuesday Talk

Tuesdays  5:30 p.m.  Virtual
Attention pre-law students: Pre-Law Tuesday Talks give Buffs insight from lawyers, law schools and judges across the country. 

Live music with CU Jam Society

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28  7–9 p.m.  The Connection
Did you know The Connection hosts live music every Tuesday? The CU Jam Society invites you to enjoy a night of tunes. 

CU Housing Fair

Feb. 8  10 a.m.–3 p.m.  UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Do you need support in your housing search? Connect with landlords, property managers and more at the CU Housing Fair. Free pizza provided. 

You are Graduating – What’s Next?

Feb. 8  11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  Virtual
The question looms: What is next? Are you graduating soon? Get a jump-start on your future by attending this workshop. 

Super Smash Bros tournament

Feb. 8, 15, 22  5–10 p.m.  The Connection
Show off your gaming skills at the Super Smash Bros Tournament. Sign up starts at 4pm., at The Connection front desk. 

Ralphie’s Cooking Basics: Shrimp and grits

Feb. 8  5:30–7:30 p.m.  Village Center demonstration kitchen
Not the best chef? Learn some cooking basics by attending this workshop. This week, students will learn to make shrimp and grits. 

Prepare for the Virtual Career & Internship Fair

Feb. 8  6–7 p.m.  Virtual
Are you planning on attending the virtual career fair? This workshop will help you feel more confident about networking and resumes. 

Industry Job Search Seminar for grad students, postdocs

Feb. 9, 16, 23  11 a.m.–noon  Virtual
This four-week seminar provides graduate students and postdocs with essential information to aid with your job search. 

How to Find an Internship

Feb. 9, 16, 23  3–4 p.m.  Virtual
Are you feeling stuck in your internship search? Drop by for an advice workshop. 

Virtual cook-along

Feb. 9  5–6 p.m.  Virtual
It may not look like there is much in your pantry, but the Basic Needs Center is here to help. Join this cooking tutorial to learn how to make a delicious meal using basing ingredients from Buff Pantry. 

Buffalo Nites: Swing dancing

Feb. 9  7–9 p.m.  UMC 235
Join the Center for Student Involvement to learn how to dance the swing and the Lindy Hop.

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Feb. 9  7:30 p.m.  Macky Auditorium
Enjoy a free performance from the outstanding musicians in the College of Music’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. 

Free Friday Power Hour

Fridays  5–6 p.m.  Rec Center
The Rec offers free fitness classes every friday. February classes include Cardio Ice, Bollywood Dance, Yoga for Self Love and more. 

Kongo dance class

Feb. 10  5–6:30 p.m.  UMC 235
In celebration of Black History Month, Brotha E is sharing his hip-hop knowledge. 

Buffs After Dark: Silent disco

Feb. 11  7–10 p.m.  The Connection
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a silent disco party in Club 156. 

Women of Color Yoga

Feb. 12, 26  11 a.m.–noon  Rec Center, Mind Body Studio
This is a safe and welcoming environment for women of color to practice yoga. 

The Big Game Watch Party

Feb. 12  4–10 p.m.  The Connection
It’s time for the event of the year, the 2023 Super Bowl. Watch the Kansas City Chiefs go head-to-head with the Philadelphia Eagles at The Connection. Free snacks available. 

I Love Mondays: Candy and Letters to Friends

Feb. 13  2 p.m.  UMC north dining area
This week’s event is all about spreading love. Give out candy and letters to friends. 

DSCC Dialogue: Intersectionality in anti-black spaces

Feb. 13  2–4 p.m.  UMC 457
The Dennis Small Cultural Center is celebrating Black History Month. Connect with peers at this event. 

How to Get a Job in Data Science

Feb. 13  5–6 p.m.  Discovery Learning Center, Room 1B70
Data science is one of the fastest growing career paths. This event will provide you with advice on getting a job in the field. 

Pingpong tournament

Feb. 13, 27  7–9 p.m.  The Connection 
Put your pingpong skills to the test. Single- and double-knockout pingpong will be played. Sign-up starts at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. 

CU Philharmonia Orchestra 

Feb. 13  7:30 p.m.   Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall
This is the first spring concert for the CU Philharmonia Orchestra. Enjoy a wide variety of symphonic repertoire. 

Health Huts: Days of Gratitude

Feb. 14  11 a.m.–1 p.m.  UMC first floor
What are you grateful for? Practicing gratitude is beneficial for your physical and mental health. This week, Health and Wellness Services will provide the materials to create and send out a postcard to someone you're grateful for. 

Engineering Resume Critiques with Employers

Feb. 14, 15  Noon–4 p.m.  Virtual
Attention engineering students: Get advice from tech employers on how to amp up your resume. 

CMCI Tailored Industry Trends to Help You Stand Out in the Job Market

Feb. 14, 28  12:30–1 p.m.  Virtual
Learn how to break into industry by learning about CMCI tailored industry trends. This helpful and engaging learning session will help you get a job in no time. 

DIY Night: Mug painting and card making

Feb. 14  5–7 p.m.  UMC 330
This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a fun night of mug painting and card making with peers. 

Billiards tournament

Feb. 14  7–9 p.m.  The Connection
Are you a pro at billiards? Visit The Connection for 8- or 9-ball tournaments. Prizes available for top finishers. 

Perfect Your Resume workshop

Feb. 14, 28  3:30–4:30 p.m.  Virtual
Resumes are essential to a job search. Learn how to make yours both eye-catching and professional with this workshop. 

Inclusive Sports Summit

Feb. 15  In person and virtual
Free and open to the entire campus community, the Inclusive Sports Summit is designed for participants to learn about equity and how it impacts athletes, being an ally, addressing inequities and connecting with campus resources for support. Register now and plan to attend!

Emigration to Canada info session

Feb. 15  Noon–1 p.m.  Virtual
Are you interested in Canada’s Express Entry program? Hosted by Graduate Student & Postdoc Career Services, this session will have important information presented by an Embassy of Canada representative. 

‘Whale Talk: Animal Communication and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life’

Feb. 16  7 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium
Attend this discussion to learn more about non-human communication. Bring your Buff OneCard for free admission. 

Buffalo Nites: Badminton tournament

Feb. 16  7:30–9:30 p.m.  Rec Center lower gym
Come play Badminton, a racquet sport, at the Rec. There will be a doubles tournament with fabulous prizes for those who land in the top. 

CU Symphony Orchestra 

Feb. 16  7:30 p.m.  Macky Auditorium 
The CU Symphony Orchestra has performed with accomplished artists and an award-winning composer. This performance will showcase the orchestra’s impressive skillset. 

Sit Volleyball

Feb. 17  5–7 p.m.  Rec Center lower gym
Enjoy a new form of volleyball, sit volleyball. This game is similar to volleyball but with a new take on the sport. 

Mellon / ACLS Speaker Series: Guha Shankar

Feb. 20  11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.  UMC 425
Hear from a folklife specialist from the Library of Congress.