Published: Oct. 16, 2023

As midterms approach, don’t forget to engage in some form of self care this week. Sometimes taking a break is the best remedy! 

This week brings Research & Innovation Week events, a tea party, a campus tree tour, Halloween hacks, DIY pride flags, an outdoor volunteer opportunity, night sky exploration, the Fall Housing Fair and more.

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Research & Innovation Week

Oct. 16–20  Various times and locations
Research & Innovation Week is a celebration of research and other projects completed at CU Boulder. All events are free, but some require registration beforehand.

Monday, Oct. 16

How to Support Trans Students on Campus

Noon–1 p.m.  Virtual
During this event, the Pride Office is sharing information about what campus life is like for trans students, and how we can create a welcoming environment for them.

I Love Mondays: Tea party

2 p.m. UMC, North Dining Room
It’s tea time! The Center for Student Involvement is serving up free cups of tea in the UMC this Monday.

Marvel Movie Club meeting

6–8 p.m. Engineering Center, ECCS 1B12
Are you a Marvel fanatic? The Marvel Movie Club comes together every Monday to watch Marvel movies! 

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Campus Tree Tour 

1–2:30 p.m. Norlin Library sundial
Our campus has 60 species of trees. During this tour, Facilities Management Forestry Supervisor Vince Aquino will guide you through the attributes and historical significance of trees across campus.


7:30 p.m. Business Field
All CU Boulder students are invited to explore the night sky on the Business Field.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Fall Housing Fair

10 a.m.–3 p.m. UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Do you have a plan for where you want to live next? At the housing fair, students will learn more about finding off-campus housing and will meet with landlords, city offices and vendors.

All Industries Virtual Career & Internship Fair

11 a.m.–4 p.m. Virtual
Students from all backgrounds are invited to join this virtual career and internship fair! Grow your network by meeting with possible employers and internship providers.

Halloween Hacks

3:30–5 p.m. ATLAS Center, Room 113
During Halloween Hacks, experts are here to provide guidance to attendees while they work on Halloween costumes, decorations and more!

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Thursday, Oct. 19

Celebrate and Educate: Pride Trivia and Drag Bingo

6–7:30 p.m. C4C Abrams Lounge
It’s a trivia extravaganza! Jessica L’Whor is hosting a night of pride trivia and drag bingo. Winners will receive Pride Pack prizes.

Science of Sci-Fi

7 p.m. Fiske Planetarium
Science fiction often contains vivid landscape imagery in its storytelling. During this free presentation, take a journey through the fundamentals of soil and how it relates to science fiction.

Halloween Splash Cinema

8–10 p.m. Rec Center, Buff Pool
Say goodbye to the Buff Pool for the season at this Halloween movie night—complete with heaters, hot cocoa and candy. Cannonball! 

Friday, Oct. 20

Make Your Own Pride Flag 

12:30–3:30 p.m. CU Art Museum
Make your very own pride flag with the Center for Inclusion and Social Change!

Q BBQ Fest at Folsom Field 

Oct. 20, 5 p.m.; Oct. 21, 11 a.m. Folsom Field  $10–$20
The Q BBQ Fest is America’s largest BBQ festival. Top pitmasters from around the country will be bringing their expertise to Boulder. Enjoy live music, BBQ tutorials and demonstrations and other activities.

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

7–8 p.m. Fiske Planetarium  $8–$12
Learn about black holes, narrated by Liam Neeson. This presentation will explore the power and grace of black holes.

Floyd’s Dark Side of the Rainbow Laser Show

10–11 p.m. Fiske Planetarium  $8–$12
Watch a portion of the classic film "Wizard of Oz" set to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon." This show is only available during Halloweentime! 

Saturday, Oct. 21

Ignite Social Justice & Leadership Conference 

9 a.m.–2 p.m. Kittredge Central
The theme of this leadership conference is “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow, Create the Future​.” This is a learning and networking opportunity for student leaders. 

CU in the Community: Make adventure accessible 

9 a.m.–2 p.m. Meet on the UMC south terrace, travel to NCAR Trailhead together
During this community opportunity, volunteers will help those with limited mobility access trails. Teamwork, some physical strength and hiking on uneven trails may be required.