Published: April 4, 2024

The end of the semester is just around the corner and spring is in full swing! This month brings finals prep, volunteer opportunities, the Earth Day tree walk, craft nights, mental health support, video games, goat yoga, musical performances, puppy playtime and more. 

Featured events

Student recitals in April

Various times and locations 
Support fellow Buffs in their degree-qualifying recitals this month. Most performances take place at the Imig Music Building and are also availalbe via livestream.

IFS Underground

 April 5  11:59 p.m.  Visual Arts Complex, Room 1B20
As part of Animation Appreciation Week, the International Film Series is showing a Japanese erotic animated musical. 

Queer Cheer

 April 5, 12, 19, 26  1:30–3:30 p.m.  C4C N320 
Decompress with other queer individuals during this social event held by the Pride Office! 

Buffs After Dark: Just Roll With It

 April 6  8–10 p.m.  UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Let the good times roll with free roller skating in the UMC!

World Music Program

 April 7  2 p.m.  Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall (C112)
Check out a student performance showcasing a variety of musical genres. 

Pride Night at the Climbing Gym

 April 7  7–10 p.m.  Rec Center climbing gym 
The climbing gym is having a pride night. This event is open to members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Trained staff are available to show you the ropes. 

Bring Your Own Gender

 April 8, 22  11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.  C4C 336C 
Join a support group for students who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-questioning and gender-creative.

I Love Mondays: Meatballs and savory snacks

 April 8  2 p.m.  UMC North Dining Room
Enjoy a savory spread of meatballs, spring rolls, spanikopita and potstickers.

MySkills and UROP

April 8, 10, 16, 18  Various times  Virtual
This workshop helps students identify skills they have built in their university career and gain a hiring advantage before you even graduate. 

Networking & Building a Compelling Online Presence

 April 8  5:30–6:30 p.m.  Discovery Learning Center, Room 1B70 
Feel more confident in your networking and online presence skills after this interactive workshop. 

DIY Night: Open craft

 April 9  5–7 p.m.  UMC 330 
Make a craft of your choosing with the Center for Student Involvement. 

Celebrate Asexuality Day

 April 9  2–3 p.m.  C4C N320 
Celebrate the CU Boulder ace community and decorate cookies! 

Graduate Woodwind Quintet

 April 9  7:30 p.m.  Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall (C112)
The Graduate Woodwind Quintet at CU Boulder is called Juniper Winds. Their recital explores the history of contemporary Western music. 

Nutrition and Stress

 April 9  5–6 p.m.  C4C N301 
Stressful times can cause us to make unhealthy decisions. Learn how to manage a healthy diet under stress. 

Pre-Law Tuesday Talks

 5:30 p.m.  Virtual
Tune in for a weekly talk from nationwide law experts. 

Perfect Your Resume: Document workshop

 April 9, 23  2–3 p.m.  C4C S341  Zoom 
Catch the eye of a future employer by sprucing up documents at this workshop held by Career Services. 

Pingpong tournament

 April 9, 23  7–9 p.m.  The Connection 
Test your luck at a pingpong tournament in The Connection. 

Bandana Project

 April 9  11 a.m.–1 p.m.  Rec Center lobby 
Grab a green bandana as part of a mental health awareness and suicide prevention campaign. 

Goat Yoga

 April 9  Various times  Rec Center lawn 
Find your zen with baby goats. Yoga mats will be supplied, but attendees will also have the option to bring their own. 

April Community Gathering

 April 10  6–7:30 p.m.  C4C N320 
The Center for Inclusion and Social Change is hosting an April Community Gathering for socialization and karaoke.  

CMCI Career & Internship Office Hours

 April 10, 17, 25  10 a.m.–noon  CASE W344 
The CMCI team is setting aside time to help with all your questions regarding careers and internships. No appointment is necessary. 

Stress(Less) with Disability Services

 April 10  2–4 p.m.  C4C N238 
Partake in stress relieving techniques such as slime and stress ball-making. This is a monthly event hosted by Disability Services. 

Find Your Internship!

 April 10  3–3:45 p.m.  Virtual 
Feeling stuck in the internship process? Career Services is here to help! Attendees will learn strategies for finding, applying to and getting internships. 

Paws for a Cause

 April 10  11 a.m.–noon  Visual Arts Complex loggia 
Reduce feelings of stress and loneliness at Paws for a Cause. Attend for an opportunity to have puppy playtime. 

Super Smash Bros tournament

 April 10, 17  5–10 p.m.  The Connection 
Show of your Super Smash Bros skills at the tournament. 

Queer and Trans Grad Student Coffee Hour

 April 11, 25  Noon–1 p.m.  C4C Abrams Lounge 
Spend time with fellow grad students who identify as queer, trans and allied. Get to know your community! 

Early Music Ensemble

 April 12  7:30 p.m  Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall (C112)
This edition of the Early Music Ensemble is a celebration of French Baroque music. They are composed of a string orchestra and additional musicians. 

‘Pathway to a Post-Global Warming Future’

 April 11  7 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium 
Jeffrey Bennett, an expert in biophysics and astrophysics, is giving a live talk about global warming. He will also discuss envisioning a “post-global warming” future. 

PC Presents

 April 11, 18  7–10 p.m.  The Connection 
Enjoy live music during PC Presents at Club 156. 

Buffalo Nites: Video Game Night

 April 11, 18  8–10 p.m.  UMC Gaming Lounge 
Play games in the new gaming lounge with the Center for Student Involvement. Food and drinks will be provided. 

CS Optimize with AI

 April 11  4–4:45 p.m.  Virtual 
Artificial intelligence can help supercharge a job or internship search. Learn more during this technology-harnessing workshop. 

The Diabetes Link at CU Boulder 5K run/walk

 April 13  9–11 a.m.  Visual Arts Complex plaza
Join this 5K run/walk fundraiser for students affected by diabetes. 

Tour of Africa

 April 13  5–9 p.m.  Rec Center, Lower Courts
Learn more about the vibrancy and traditions of Africa by experiencing cultural food, music and performances. 

Grad Student Gratitude at The Rec

 April 13–14  Various times  Rec Center 
Graduate students can use the Rec Center for free this weekend! Enjoy free fitness classes, bouldering and more. 

Interviewing 101

 April 15, 29  10 a.m.  C4C S350  Zoom 
Prep for your next interview and learn the basics of interviewing during this workshop. 

I Love Mondays: Mac and cheese bar

 April 15  2 p.m.  UMC North Dining Room
Stop by for some warm and comforting mac and cheese. 

Trivia Night

 April 15  7–9 p.m.  The Connection 
Trivia Night is every other Monday at The Connection. Prizes available for top finishers. 

Concert Band and Campus Band performances

 April 15  7:30 p.m.  Macky Auditorium
Explore the joy of human imagination with the CU Boulder Concert Band and Campus Band.

You are Graduating—What’s Next?

 April 16  4 p.m.  C4C S350  Zoom 
What comes after graduation? Learn more about preparation and priorities during this workshop held by Career Services. 

DIY Night: Succulent origami

 April 16  5–7 p.m.  UMC 235 
Try out origami crafts during this week’s DIY Night. 

CU Involvement Awards

 April 16  6–8 p.m.  UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom 
The Center for Student Involvement is giving out awards recognizing leadership and engagement across campus. 

Ralphie’s Cooking Basics virtual cook-along

 April 16  5–6 p.m.  Virtual 
Use Buff Pantry ingredients to create a simple and delicious meal virtually. Register online.  


 April 16  7:30 p.m.  Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall (C112)
CU Boulder Soundworks is a concert series for the creation of new and original works from the College of Music. It is their final concert of the semester.  

Trivia Time! Let’s Talk Cannabis

 April 16  11 a.m.–1 p.m.  BOLD Center 
Learn more about the effects of cannabis and using it safely. 

Chai Chats

 April 17  4–5:30 p.m.  C4C Abrams Lounge 
Asian American and Pacific Islander individuals are invited to connect with one another while enjoying some chai and treats. 

Earth Day Tree Walk

 April 17  2–3 p.m.  Wardenburg Health Center
Boulder is a beautiful place to live. Appreciate planet Earth with a mindful tree walk around campus. 

 Campus map

Bookmark the campus map to find where you need to go, or save a link to the map on your smartphone home screen and use it like an app.

Self-Care Study Break

 April 18  10 a.m.–noon  UMC 415–17 
Take a break to enjoy breakfast and relaxing activities. 

Queer and Trans People of Color

 April 18  12:30–1:30 p.m.  C4C 336C 
Participate in a social group with others who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Applying for Graduate School: The Rundown

 April 18  2–3 p.m.  Virtual 
Gain a better understanding of graduate school during this virtual event. 

‘Cold Front: Unveiling Climate Change’s Influence on Common Illness’

 April 18  7 p.m.  Fiske Planetarium 
Climate change affects our everyday lives in different ways, including our frequency of sickness. Learn more during this talk from climate scientist Samantha Kornreich. 

Love Your Mother

 April 18  4–6 p.m.  Village Center Wellness 
Show your love for the Earth and test your eco knowledge. 

Free Rapids tickets giveaway

 April 18  10 a.m.  UMC 330
Pick up your free ticket on April 18 to see the Denver Rapids take on FC Dallas on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Volunteer with Thorne Nature Experience

 April 19  7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.  UMC south terrace 
Volunteer with the Thorne Nature Experience to help get youth outside and connected to nature. 

Volunteer: Support children in need

 April 20  8:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.  UMC south terrace 
Volunteer for A Precious Child, an organization that empowers and assists children in need. Volunteers will process incoming donations or work in the store by creating a welcoming atmosphere. 

Chamber Music Showcase

 April 20  2 p.m.  Imig Music, Chamber Hall (S102)
This showcase features brass, piano, string and wind chamber music. The showcase will last about six hours, with an array of performances throughout the day. Refreshments and food available. 

Volunteer: Make adventure accessible

 April 21  9 a.m.–3 p.m.  UMC south terrace 
Help the Lockwood Foundation with their mission to make mountain trails accessible to everyone. This experience will involve hiking, physical strength and teamwork. 

I Love Mondays: Smoothie making

 April 22  2 p.m.  UMC North Dining Room 
Customize a smoothie using the Environmental Center’s smoothie bike!

Billiards tournament

 April 22  7–9 p.m.  The Connection 
Compete in an 8-ball or 9-ball billiards tournament. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers. 

Puppy Love

 April 22  4–6 p.m.  Village Center Wellness 
Puppies are a great way to brighten your day. De-stress with puppy playtime at Village Center Wellness. 

DIY Night: Botanical wall art

 April 23  5–7 p.m.  UMC West Glenn Miller Ballroom 
In celebration of Earth Day, create your very own botanical wall. 

Volunteer: Motivational letters, thank you cards

 April 23  9 a.m.–5 p.m.  UMC 458 
Write thank you cards to youth and elderly individuals in the community. 

Ralphie’s Cooking Basics

 April 23  5:15–6:30 p.m.  Williams Village demo kitchen 
Learn basic cooking techniques and recipes during Ralphie’s Cooking Basics. Register online before attending. 

Queers and Cake

 April 24  1:30–2:30 p.m.  C4C N320 
Enjoy a fresh slice of cake from a local bakery with fellow LGBTQ+ individuals. 

Kitchen Table

 April 24  6–7:30 p.m.  C4C N320 
Over a meal, partake in a discussion about the experiences of women of color at a predominantly white university. 

Inclusive Excellence in Gaming: Asian American and Pacific Islander Experiences

 April 24  5–10 p.m.  UMC Gaming Lounge 
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the gaming realm by trying video games developed by AAPI or surrounding the AAPI experience. 

Campus Sustainability Summit

 April 24–25  9 a.m.–5 p.m.  UMC 
The Campus Sustainability Summit celebrates the university's sustainability leadership and accomplishments, and addresses the challenges posed by climate change. 

Opera Sneak Peek

 April 24  Noon  Imig Music, Chamber Hall (S102)
Faculty and students are presenting a sneak peak of the upcoming Eklund Opera production. 

Volunteer with Out Boulder County

 April 25  1–5 p.m.  UMC south terrace 
Help Out Boulder County as they prepare for pride festivities! Volunteers will glue pride flags and assemble information packages. 

Networking: The Basics and Beyond

 April 25  Noon–1 p.m.  C4C S350 
It’s not always about what you know but who you know. Learn more about networking during this event. 

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Longmont

 April 26  7 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  UMC south terrace 
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to help homeowners build or improve their future homes with an affordable mortgage. 

How to Get Noticed: Resumes and Cover Letters

 April 26, 30  2 p.m.  C4C S341  Zoom 
Career services is holding a workshop to help you polish up your documents and stand out from the crowd. 

East Aurora Block Party

 April 26  5–8 p.m.  Arrowwood Park
Community members and aspiring residents of East Aurora are invited to a block party. Food, games and crafts will be available. 

Middle School Ensembles

 April 26  7 p.m.  Nevin Platt Middle School auditorium
The 2024 Middle School Ensembles program is presenting their closing concert. 

Buffs After Dark: Late-night stress relief

 April 26  8–10 p.m.  Village Center, Innovation Center, Room 108
De-stress before finals week with a night of fun stress-relief activities and giveaways. 

‘FRESH’: Spring 2024

 April 26, 27  7:30 p.m.  Charlotte York Irey Theatre
Dance students are performing a potential mix of hip-hop, aerial, fusion forms and improvised choreography. 

Volunteer with Harvest of Hope

 April 27  9 a.m.–1 p.m.  UMC south terrace 
Harvest of Hope is a food pantry that serves everyone, regardless of their background. This is an opportunity to provide food assistance to others. Sign up on CU Serves

I Love Mondays: Breakfast pastries

 April 29  2 p.m.  UMC North Dining Room
Do you have a sweet tooth? In this edition of I Love Mondays, the Center for Student Involvement is serving up breakfast pastries. 

DIY Night: Seashell collage

 April 30  5–7 p.m.  UMC 235 
Hang out with fellow Buffs while creating a seashell collage. 

Pride Dinner & Discussion: Rainbow Resiliency

 April 30  5–7 p.m.  C4C N320 
Over dinner, engage in a discussion about how the LGBTQ+ has adapted to political difficulties over the years. 

Finals week swag

 April 30  11 a.m.–1 p.m.  Wardenburg Health Center 
Can you believe finals week is already here? Treat yourself to a swag bag to celebrate all your hard work.