Published: April 4, 2023

It’s crunch time! The month of April brings ways to unwind and recharge, grad student appreciation, live concerts, fitness classes, film showings, career workshops, faculty talks, recitals and more. 

Featured events

Grad Student Appreciation Week events

This week, CU faculty, staff and students are recognizing contributions made by grad students. Enjoy a variety of free events for grad students. 

Free access to the Rec Center

Through April 7
Enjoy free Rec access, along with free fitness classes and free skate rentals during Rec Skate. 

Cover Letters and References

April 5  Noon Virtual
During this session, attendees will receive concrete advice on cover letters and references. 

The Academic Job Search

April 6  10 a.m.  Virtual
Get an overview of the academic job search process. 

Industry Interviews and Salary Negotiation

April 6  Noon  Virtual
What comes after you land an interview? Learn how to prepare, follow up, negotiate and more. 

Coffee & Cookies on East Campus

April 6  1 p.m. SEEC Auditorium (C120), South Atrium
Share a treat with fellow graduate students. Please register to attend.

Libraries Bingo

Through April 28  8 a.m.–6 p.m.  Norlin Library
Take a journey across campus while learning about collections and services at University Libraries. Fill out your bingo card to earn a weekly prize! 

College of Music student recitals

Various dates, times and locations
Undergraduate and graduate students are giving degree-qualifying recitals throughout April. Most recitals take place at Imig Music with a livestream option. Find the full schedule on the College of Music website.

Staff Council Blood Drive and Be the Match

April 5, 6  9 a.m.–noon  ​Rec Center, ice rink overlook
Staff Council is celebrating their 50th year partnering with Vitalant—donate blood and receive a CU-branded 50th anniversary baseball cap, as well as cupcakes to celebrate the milestone. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment. Be the Match and CU Health and Wellness Services will also be on site.

Lug Your Mug

April 5, 12  9 a.m.–noon  ​ATLAS corridor outside of Pekoe Coffee Shop
Collect your reward for getting into the reusable mindset! Students who bring a reusable mug will receive free coffee. 

Sexual health resources 

April 5  10 a.m.  ​Rec Center ice rink overlook
Health and Wellness Services is coming to the Staff Council Blood Drive to teach students about sexual health resources. They will also be giving out free at-home STI test kits. 

Love Yourself

April 5  10 a.m.–noon ​UMC 457
With finals coming up, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Take a break from studying and engage in self-care. Breakfast, coffee and tea will be provided. 

Just in Time Career & Internship Fair

April 5  11 a.m.–4 p.m.  ​UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
If you're stressed about finding a job or internship, Career Services is here to help. It is time for the final career fair of the year. 

Wellness Wednesdays: Sexual health trivia 

April 5  2 p.m.  ​Wardenburg Health Center
Test your knowledge about sexual health in a safe and welcoming environment. Free sexual health supplies available. 

Cool Boulder x CU

April 5  4 p.m.  ​CHEM 140
Have you heard of the Cool Boulder initiative? This meeting will cover revitalizing topsoil, increasing food security and more. 

Super Smash Bros tournament

Wednesdays  5 p.m.  ​The Connection
Show off your gaming skills at The Connection! Sign-up starts at 4 p.m.

Environmental Board meeting

April 5, 19, 26  5 p.m.  ​UMC 425
The Environmental Board helps make CU a greener campus. Attend a meaning and learn more about how to help. 

Zen Meditation

Wednesdays  6–7 p.m.  ​UMC 411
Find your zen and get to know your true self during these free meditation classes. 

Italian Film Festival: USA

April 6–22  ​Visual Arts, Room 1B20
CU Boulder is showcasing an Italian film festival! Enjoy the local premiere of six acclaimed Italian films, all in their original language with subtitles. 

Be the Match 

April 6  9 a.m.  ​Kittredge West Hall lobby
Cheek swabs can determine if you are a bone marrow match in a number of minutes. During this session, attendees will find out if they are eligible for donation. 

Body Gratitude 

April 6  10 a.m.  ​Rec Center, ice rink overlook
How is your relationship with body image? Take some time to appreciate your body during the Staff Council Blood Drive. 

Networking: The Basics and Beyond

April 6  Noon  Virtual
It’s not always about what you know but who you know. Career Services is here to teach networking skills to Buffs. 

Roaming Resume Reviews

April 6  Noon ​C4C N215
Does your resume stand out? Sometimes you need a fresh set of eyes to take a look. Get your resume reviewed by a Career Services staff member for fast and personalized support. 

Free STI testing

April 6  2 p.m.  ​C4C N320
One in five people have an STI. Protect yourself and others with this opportunity for free STI testing and reproductive health supplies. 

How to Find an Internship

April 6, 13, 20  3 p.m.  Virtual
Experience in your field is nearly essential when applying for jobs. Don’t know where to start? This workshop will teach you strategies for finding, applying and securing internship positions. 

Program Council concert: On The Dot, The Lip, Short On Time

April 6  7 p.m.  ​The Connection
​​Come on down to Club 156 to enjoy a concert presented by CU Boulder’s Program Council. Doors at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m.

Buffalo Nites: Spa night

April 6  7–9 p.m.  ​UMC Aspen Rooms
Enjoy an evening of rest and relaxation. The Center for Student Involvement is offering free eyebrow threading, solid-color manicures and face masks.

Faculty talk at Fiske: Galilean Moons

April 6, 7  7 p.m.  ​Fiske Planetarium
Learn about the history of the exploration of the Galilean Moons. Free with valid Buff OneCard. 

Sidewalk Talks: Culture and Health

April 7  1:30 p.m.  ​UMC
How do you honor your identity? Visit with a peer wellness coach to talk through your wellness goals. 

Free Friday Power Hour: Kauit yoga

April 7  5 p.m.  ​Rec Center, Studio 2
Every Friday, the Rec offers CU students free fitness classes. This week will help students regain balance, mobility, flexibility and strength with Kauit yoga. 

DJ Σpsilon at Club 156

April 7  6 p.m.  ​The Connection
Get your groove on with DJ Σpsilon! Enjoy pop-tech remixes of popular music. 

Succulent Social

April 7  7 p.m.  ​The Connection
Who doesn’t love succulents? Stop by The Connection to plant your own. Free food from Cosmo’s Pizza provided. 

Friday Night Film Series: The Whale

April 7  8 p.m.  ​CHEM 140
The Whale, starring Brendan Fraser, is a film about the relationship between an obese English teacher and his daughter. 

Project Kind 5K

April 8  11 a.m.  ​Duane Physics
Project Kind 5K is an opportunity to spend time in the community and further conversations about mental health. 

Project Kind Open Mic and Talent Showcase

April 8  6 p.m.  ​Renee Crown Institute
Are you interested in topics related to mental health and healing? All Buffs are invited to share their story. 

Women of Color Yoga

April 9, 23  11 a.m.  ​Rec Center, Mind Body Studio
Women of color are underrepresented in U.S. yoga. This free yoga event is open to all who identify as women or nonbinary individuals of color.

Career Technology to Help Land Your Next Job or Internship

April 10, 17, 24  12:30–1 p.m.  ​Virtual
Learn more about navigating Handshake and Vmock, two of the university’s best career platforms. 

I Love Mondays: Hummus and dips

April 10  2 p.m.  ​UMC north dining area
Start the week off with free hummus and dips! 

Trivia Night

April 10  7 p.m.  ​The Connection
Test your knowledge with Trivia Night at The Connection! Prizes available for top finishers. 

Goat Yoga

April 11  Various times  ​Rec Center lawn
Practice yoga with baby goats! The point of this exercise is to foster connection between people, movement and nature. 

The Bandana Project

April 11  11 a.m.  ​Norlin Library east entrance
The Bandana Project is a campaign for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Learn how to support yourself and fellow Buffs. 

Perfect Your Resume: Document Workshop

April 11, 25  3:30 p.m.  ​Virtual
Take your documents to the next level with Career Services. 

Building Your Network and Online Presence

April 11  4 p.m.  ​Discovery Learning Center, Room 1B70
Networking is a key part of being a professional. In this workshop, students will get the opportunity to practice their skills. 

How to Grow Your Money

April 11  5 p.m.  ​UMC 457
Learn the basics of investing and wealth management. Appetizers and refreshments are available. 

DIY Night: Blanket and pillow making

April 11  5 p.m.  ​UMC 330
Take some time to make a craft and relax with peers. During this event, students will be crafting pillows and blankets. 

Pre-Law Tuesday Talk: Claire O’Brien

April 11  5:30 p.m.  ​Virtual
Calling all pre-law students! The director of admissions at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, shares insight and advice this week.

Live music with CU Jam Society

Tuesdays  7 p.m.  ​The Connection
Get your boogie on with CU Jam Society. They have live music each Tuesday in April. 

Graduate woodwind quintet recital

April 11  7:30 p.m.  ​Imig Music, Chamber Hall S102
Join the Juniper Winds quintet for their spring concert, featuring Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel, Wind Quintet in G Minor by Franz Danzi, Afro-Cuban Concerto by Valerie Coleman and The Girl With The Flaxen Hair by Claude Debussy.

 Low-cost things to do

Looking for more things to do this month? These activities won't break the bank.

Native Plant Identification: $5
There are many different plant species living around us. Attend this presentation on April 11 to learn more about identification and potential plant uses. 

The Diabetes Link at CU 5K Run/Walk: $10
Help a good cause and walk/run for Type 1 diabetes research on April 16.

Bowling tournament: $11 entry fee
How polished are your bowling skills? Come down to The Connection for some friendly competition on April 16.

Extreme bowling: $3.50 per game, $2.75 shoe rental
Regular bowling is fun, but extreme bowling is better! Enjoy black lights, colored pins and more on Friday and Saturday nights at The Connection.

Conference on World Affairs

April 12–14  Various times and locations
This year’s conference will focus on world affairs surrounding climate change. Read through a list of free panels and programs, curated just for students

You are Graduating—What’s Next?

April 12  11:30 a.m.  ​Virtual
Graduation is coming up. What now? This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of life after graduation. 

Wellness Wednesday: Let’s Get Sleepy

April 12  2 p.m.  ​Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building lobby
A good night's sleep can help you think more clearly and do better in school. Learn some tips and tricks.

Community acupuncture clinics

April 12, 26  12:30 p.m.  ​UMC 414
Improve your health and well-being with acupuncture. Participants will do ear acupuncture and choose between traditional needles or ear seeds. 

A&S Buff Talk: Recent grads

April 13  4 p.m.  ​Virtual
Hear from a panel of recent CU grads about the steps they took to get into their chosen field and industry. The last half hour, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a panelist.


April 13  5 p.m.  ​Virtual
If you are looking for a job or internship, startups are a great place to start! Learn more and hear startups pitch their companies and ideas. 

Virtual cook-along

April 13  5:30 p.m., ​Virtual
This cooking class will teach you how to make a simple but delicious meal. 

Up/down tennis

April 13  6 p.m.  ​Rec Center tennis courts
Have you ever tried up/down tennis? One partner will use a sport wheelchair while the other stands. Hit the courts for a new experience. 

Buffalo Nites: Party in The Connection

April 13  7 p.m.  ​The Connection
The Center for Student Involvement is throwing a party at The Connection! Enjoy free bowling, billiards, pingpong and karaoke. 

Poker tournament

April 13, 20  7 p.m.  ​The Connection
How’s your poker face? Put your poker skills to the test with a free Texas Hold’em tournament at The Connection. 

CU in the Community: Volunteer with Greenwood Wildlife

April 14  11 a.m.–5 p.m.  ​5761 Ute Highway, Longmont, CO 80503
Help the staff at Greenwood Wildlife prepare for the busy season. Volunteers will clean animal condos, complete yard work, set up enrichment and more. 

CU on the Weekend: How GPS Changed Everything

April 15  1–2:30 p.m.  ​Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building and virtual
How is it that a system, originally intended to support worldwide military operations, has created such broad-reaching benefits? And how has the landscape of GPS capability continued to evolve? Dive in with Professor Penina Axelrad.

Free Friday Power Hour: Cycle

April 14  5 p.m.  ​Rec Center, Cycle Studio
Enjoy a free cycling class where each song brings a new challenge. This class is perfect for individuals of all fitness levels.

Buffs After Dark: Just Roll With It

April 15  7 p.m.  ​UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Join the Center for Student Involvement for an evening of free roller skating. 

I Love Mondays: Dirt sundaes

April 17  2 p.m.  ​UMC north dining area
Relieve the Monday blues with dirt sundaes, a childhood staple! 

Trivia Time: Let’s Talk Cannabis

April 18  11 a.m.  ​Wardenburg Health Center
Cannabis is legal in Colorado, but how much do you really know about it? Learn more and test your knowledge. Prizes included.

Get Hired: Using Your Skills to Tell Your Story

April 18  2 p.m.  ​C4C S350
Your skills are part of your story. Learn how to home in on these skills when asked about them by potential employers. 

How to Get Noticed: Resumes and Cover Letters

April 18  3:30–4:30 p.m.  ​Virtual
Having an eye-catching resume and cover letter can really help you stand out from the crowd. Join Career Services to take your documents to the next level. 

Cracking the Coding Interview

April 18  5 p.m.  ​ECCR 151
This workshop helps prepare students for coding interviews that lead to computer science internships and jobs. 

CMCI Buffs Interview Buffs: Bailey DeCamillis

April 18  5:30 p.m.  ​Virtual
Buff Alumna Bailey DeCamillis is coming to CU to tell her story about her job as a corporate marketing manager at Stoplight.

Pre-Law Tuesday Talk: Alisa Leonard

April 18  5:30 p.m.  ​Virtual
Pre-law students are invited to join the senior assistant dean at Boston University School of Law as he shares insight and advice this week.

CU Involvement Awards

April 18  6 p.m.  ​UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
The CU Involvement Awards celebrates Buffs who exemplify leadership and passion across Boulder community. 

Billiards tournament

April 18  7 p.m.  ​The Connection
Are you a pro at pool? Show off your skills during 8-ball or 9-ball billiards. 

CMCI Internships 101

April 19  4 p.m.  ​Virtual
Learn about getting an internship in the CMCI field and the process of applying for internship credits. 

Wellness Wednesday: Earth Day celebration

April 19  2 p.m.  ​Wardenburg Health Center
Boulder is a beautiful place, and Earth Day helps us appreciate it. Join Health and Wellness Services for a mindful tree walk around campus. 

Budget-Friendly Meal Planning

April 19  5 p.m.  ​UMC 457
Many college students have trouble planning out meals. Learn how to plan meals on a tight schedule and limited budget. 

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Tea Tasting

April 19  5 p.m.  ​UMC 457
Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an evening of tea tasting. 

Kitchen Table

April 19  6 p.m.  ​C4C N320
Kitchen Table is a monthly gathering for students identifying as women of color. This is a great opportunity to make new friends or connect with people you already know. 

Mobile Food Pantry

April 20  2–4 p.m.  ​St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
The Mobile Food Pantry is a resource for Boulder Community Members. Attendees will receive up to 30 pounds of food in multiple boxes. 

Applying to Graduate School: The Rundown

April 20  3:30 p.m.  ​Virtual
Are you interested in grad school? Understand the process by attending this free workshop by Career Services. 

Guided Paint Class

April 20  7 p.m.  ​UMC 235
Create your own work of art with the guided painting class. All levels are welcome. 

Free Friday Power Hour: Yoga sculpt

April 21  5 p.m.  ​Rec Center, Studio 2
This full-body workout focuses on developing your core for future yoga poses. Focus on strength while finding stability and calm within. 

Friday Night Film Series: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

April 21  8 p.m.  ​CHEM 140
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a 2023 sequel. It stars Paul Rudd as Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly as the Wasp. 

I Love Mondays: Mashed potatoes bar

April 24  2 p.m.  ​UMC north dining area
Stop by the UMC to learn more about campus and enjoy some yummy mashed potatoes! 

CU Clothing Swap

April 25  10 a.m.–4 p.m.  ​UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
When was the last time your closet had a revamp? The CU Clothing Swap is an opportunity to clean out your closet and revamp it with something new. 

Men’s Mental Health Matters Too

April 25  11 a.m.  ​Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building
Men are less likely to reach out for support when struggling with mental health. Learn more about mental health and resources for support.

DIY Night: Tote bag decorating

April 25  5 p.m.  ​UMC 330
This DIY night includes conversation with peers and tote bag decoration. 

Pre-Law Tuesday Talk: Gary Jackson

April 25  5:30 p.m.  ​Virtual
If you’re a pre-law student, this talk is for you! Hear from the Honorable Gary Jackson, retired; Member of the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame.

Wellness Wednesday: Snacking & Studying

April 26  2 p.m.  ​Rec Center lobby
With exams around the corner, it is a good idea to have a plan. Join Health and Wellness Services for free snacks and study tips. 

DSCC End of Year Celebration

April 27  2:30 p.m.  ​UMC 457
The school year is coming to a close. Celebrate with the Dennis Small Cultural Center. 

Program Council concert: Clementine and Jack Campbell

April 27  7 p.m.,  ​The Connection
CU Boulder’s Program Council is putting on a concert! Enjoy Clementine with Jack Campbell. 

Free Friday Power Hour: Zumba

April 28  5 p.m.  ​Rec Center, Studio 2
Zumba is a fitness class where you can dance while breaking a sweat. Enjoy a free full-body workout. 


April 28, 29  7:30 p.m.  ​Charlotte York Irey Theatre
Fresh is a mix of hip-hop, aerial, fusion forms created by College of Arts and Sciences’ students. 

Thompson Jazz Big Bands

April 28  7:30 p.m.  ​Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall
Enjoy a free jazz performance with musician Dave Holland. He is a successful bassist, composer and band-leader who creates innovative music. 

Friday Night Film Series: Almost Famous

April 28  8 p.m.  ​CHEM 140
Almost Famous is an early 2000s film about a high-school boy in the 1970s who has the opportunity to write a story about an up-and-coming rock band. 


April 29  4–8 p.m.  ​Farrand Field
There is a carnival at CU! Take a break before finals week to play games, ride rides, listen to music and enjoy some good food.