Published: Jan. 22, 2024

Hey Buffs, it's officially the second week of classes! Get the ball rolling this week with the MLK Day convocation, vape trivia, the Involvement Fair, the grand opening of the new gaming lounge, healthy eating tips, a live show at Fiske Planetarium and more.

Silhouettes of students walking on campus on a snowy dayMonday, Jan. 22 

CU Ski Bus to Winter Park

 6, 6:15, 6:30 a.m.  Will Vill, Kittredge, Farrand Field $10–$20
The Ikon Pass is most popular with CU students, so the CU Ski Bus is focusing on Ikon mountains this year. This Monday, pack up your ski or snowboarding gear and hop on the bus to Winter Park. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation 2024

 9–10:30 a.m.  UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Keynote speaker Tabatha L. Jones Jolivet is coming to CU to give a talk on the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., sharing what the CU Boulder community can draw from his vision. 

Welcome back, Transfer Buffs!

 6–8 p.m.  Village Center multipurpose rooms
Hey transfer Buffs! Welcome to (or back to) campus. Mingle with other Buffs while watching a movie, eating free pizza and using tie-dye on a new shirt. 

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Health Huts: Trivia Time! Let's Talk Vaping

 11 a.m.–1 p.m.  UMC 
How much do you really know about the effects of vaping? Test your knowledge during trivia with Health and Wellness Services and Student Affairs. 

DSCC Spring Welcome

 2–4 p.m.  UMC 457 
Welcome the new semester with the Dennis Small Cultural Center. This event aims to build community and engage attendees in activities. 

Job and Internship Search Strategies

 5:30–6 p.m.  Discovery Learning Center, Room 1B70 
If you’re hoping to score a fresh job or internship this summer, this strategy session is for you! Career Services is offering tips on building application materials, networking and more. 

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Involvement Fair

 11 a.m.–2 p.m.  UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom and Room 235
Looking to join an organization or club? Attend the Involvement Fair to learn about ways to connect with others, find belonging and get involved.

10 Tips for Healthy Eating

 Noon–1 p.m. Virtual
Nutrition is important to your health and well-being. The tips given during this session will show attendees how to maximize their day by increasing energy and reducing stress. 

Zen Meditation

 6–7 p.m.  UMC 411
Kick off the semester with a zen mindset. Meditation can improve your sense of wellbeing and balance. 

3 things to check off your to-do list

Thursday, Jan. 25 

LinkedIn 101 

 2–3 p.m. C4C S350 Zoom
LinkedIn is a powerful tool used in the professional world. This workshop will help you learn the mechanics of the platform and how to make the most of it. 

Alienware Buffalo Esports and Gaming Lounge Grand Opening 

 3–5 p.m.  UMC 138 and West Dining Room
The Center for Student Involvement is celebrating the grand opening of a gaming lounge featuring state-of-the-art Alienware PCs, displays and accessories. 

The Navajo Night Sky

 7–8 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium
Ravis Henry, a member of the Diné/Navajo Tribe is visiting Fiske to share stories and observations about the night sky. Can’t make it Thursday? Henry will hold the same presentation on Friday.

Friday, Jan. 26

Queer Cheer 

 1:30–3:30 p.m.  C4C N320
Queer Cheer is a weekly opportunity to decompress in the company of other queer individuals. Drop in anytime and learn ways to prepare for the future. 

Sommers-Bausch Observatory open house

 8–10 p.m. Sommers-Bausch Observatory, Room S220
Stop by the observatory to explore the night sky each Friday, weather permitting. Sessions typically last one to two hours. 

Laser Prince

 8:30–9:30 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium $8–$12
Prince is an undeniable icon. Celebrate the artist’s legacy with a vibrant laser fantasy show featuring his music. 

Saturday, Jan. 27

Commuting Buffs Pottery Painting

 11 a.m.–1 p.m.  7409 Grandview Ave., Arvada
Students who live off-campus are welcome to join a potter painting session with Student Affairs. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up


 7–7:30 p.m. ATLAS Center, Room B2
“Alderbaran” is a performance featuring Mary Elias Letera, an intermedia artist. The presentation will feature original music and visuals. 

Liquid Sky Pretty Lights

 10–11 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium $8–$12
The band Pretty Lights is back on tour at Fiske. During the live show, Colorado native, Derek Vincent Smith takes audience members on a journey through electronic music.