Published: Nov. 13, 2023

Kick off the week before fall break with some fun events: a CU Farm & Garden Club party, a celebration in honor of America Recycles Day, laser shows at the planetarium, DIY craft night, CU volleyball and more.

Recycling cans on CU Boulder CampusMonday, Nov. 13

Buff Pantry Donation Drive

9 a.m.–4 p.m. UMC, Buff Pantry, Room 1B73 
Do you have any extra food and personal care items you would like to donate? The Buff Pantry is accepting donations of shelf stable items that have at least a three-month window to expiration. Can’t make it on Monday? More donation dates are available throughout the week. 

Renting 101

5–6:30 p.m.  Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, Room 153 
Renting can be tricky, so it’s important to understand the basics of it. The Basic Needs Center and Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations are here to help. In this session, you will learn more about securing off-campus housing, reading leases and more.

End of Growing Season Party

6–7 p.m. UMC 245 
The  CU Farm & Garden Club is celebrating the growing season as it comes to an end. Enjoy food, drinks, games, trivia and prizes. This is the club’s final event of the year.


Tuesday, Nov. 14

DIY Night: Pixel Flowers

5–7 p.m. UMC 235 
During this event you will be building and painting your very own pixel flowers! Space is limited, so be sure to sign up in advance.

LinkedIn 101

11 a.m.  C4C S440 (Career Services office) 
When was the last time you updated your LinkedIn profile? During this workshop you will learn the in and outs of the professional social media platform.


Wednesday, Nov. 15

3 things to check off your to-do list

America Recycles Day

11 a.m.–4 p.m. Visual Arts Complex, outdoor plaza 
It is America Recycles Day! The CU Environmental Center is holding an event to celebrate. Attendees will sharpen their recycling knowledge and have the opportunity to build a reusable kit.

Queer and TransGiving Dinner

6–8 p.m.  C4C, third floor, Flatirons Room
Celebrate Thanksgiving with your  LGBTQ+ family and the Center for Inclusion and Social Change.

SNAP Information Session

4–6 p.m. Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, Room 332 
The Basic Needs Center can help you enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Stop by to learn more about the program and possibly set up a time to apply.


Thursday, Nov. 16

Zen Meditation

6–7 p.m. UMC 411 
CU Professor Sigman Myoshin Byrd is hosting Zen Meditation sessions on Thursdays throughout the semester. Participants will sit for 20 minutes and then have a conversation about the Zen practice.

Earth at Sun’s Mercy: Living under a Star

7 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium
This talk will explore how humanity has adapted to living under the sun. Solar physicist Ryan French will discuss the incredibly dynamic star that causes both danger and life.

Wind Symphony

7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium 
Hear outstanding brass, wind and percussion students perform compositions by Aaron Copland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Strauss and Zhou Tian.


Friday, Nov. 17

Feel Good Fridays

12:15–12:45 p.m. CU Art Museum 
Feel Good Fridays are a blast! Stop by the CU Art Museum to learn about a work of art and participate in a mindfulness practice. No meditation experience is necessary. Can’t make it in person? The event is also held virtually.  

Skills for Thriving

2–3 p.m.  Virtual
You’re surviving, but are you thriving? Learn skills for managing and responding to distress with this virtual workshop held by Counseling and Psychiatric Services.

CU volleyball vs. Washington State

7 p.m. CU Events Center  $8–$10 
Cheer on the CU volleyball team as they take on Washington State. Sko Buffs!

Floyd's The Wall Laser show

10–11 p.m.  ​Fiske Planetarium  $8–$12 
Submerse yourself in Pink Floyd’s music with this surround sound show and a 360-degree wrap around screen. Prepare yourself for an immersive journey presented by laser engineers.


Saturday, Nov. 18

Liquid Sky Harry Styles

8:30–9:30 p.m.  ​Fiske Planetarium  $8-$12 
Visit Harry’s dome this Saturday and immerse yourself in a world of captivating visuals, high quality surround sound and 8k dome quality.