Published: April 22, 2024

This week has plenty of events celebrating National Volunteer Week and Earth Day, plus: smoothie making, puppy playtime, a self-defense workshop, a “Spring Romance” musical performance and more. 

student reading while leaned against a tree on campusMonday, April 22

I Scream for Zero Waste

11 a.m.–4 p.m. Duane Physics and Astrophysics, lawn
Make a pledge to sustainability, followed by a free scoop of ice cream. 

Earth Day craft and cookie decorating

1:30–3:30 p.m.  Henderson Building, BioLounge
In celebration of Earth Day, decorate Earth shaped cookies at the CU Museum of Natural History. Grab a complimentary coffee or tea after decorating your treat. 

I Love Mondays: Smoothie making

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

Puppy Love

4–6 p.m.  Village Center Wellness
De-stress with puppy playtime at the Village Center wellness space.

Tuesday, April 23

Sant Jordi Day

11 a.m.–6 p.m.  CASE E350
Pick up a free rose in celebration of Catalan Day. 

‘Pollinator Pandemic: The Outsized Role of Parasites in Bee Health’

6–8 p.m.  Biotech Building, Butcher Auditorium (A115)
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Sammy Ramsey is giving a talk about bees and parasites this Tuesday. Registration is required

Self Defense Workshop

6–7 p.m.  Williams Village, Rec Center
Partake in a free self-defense workshop. Participants will learn about awareness, defense and ways to get out of various situations. 

3 things to check off your to-do list

  • Pick up sunflower seeds on Monday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the east entrance to Norlin Library. 
  • Drop off used clothes and other items and/or pick up new-to-you items during the Campus Sustainability Summit Drop and Swap event on Wednesday, April 24, at the UMC.
  • Graduating honors students: Your spring 2024 honors medals are available for pickup on Friday, April 26, at the Regent Administrative Center, Room 101.

Wednesday, April 24

Colorado Denim Day

All day
Help raise awareness on sexual assault by wearing denim this Wednesday. Learn more about Colorado Denim Day.

Campus Sustainability Summit

9 a.m.–5 p.m.  UMC
Learn about and celebrate CU Boulder’s commitment to sustainability leadership and accomplishments. The event continues on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Take Back The Night

6:30–9 p.m.  Norlin Quad
Sigma Psi Zeta is holding a community event dedicated to protesting sexual assault and violence. 

Thursday, April 25

Networking: The Basics and Beyond

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. 

Out Boulder County: National Volunteer Week

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. 

Backcountry Cooking: Chopped Competition

5:30–8 p.m.  Rec Center, Outdoor Pursuits Classroom $10
During this competition, pairs will prepare a dish using basket and pantry items on camp stoves. Who will cook the most delicious meal? 

 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.

Friday, April 26

Habitat for Humanity in Longmont: National Volunteer Week

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. 

The Rec’s Spring Fling

4–6 p.m.  Sewall Field
After a long week, unwind with an outdoor celebration of spring! Events include yard games and volleyball, s'mores roasting and a free cycling class. 

Buffs After Dark: Late Night Stress Relief

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

Saturday, April 27

Harvest of Hope: National Volunteer Week

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

Farm and Feast

11 a.m.–3 p.m.  Growing Gardens, corner of Jay Road and 28th Street
Volunteer to prepare the Harvest of All First Nations’ plot at Growing Gardens. Participants will also discuss food sovereignty in Colorado and enjoy delicious food.

‘Spring Romance’

7 p.m.  Macky Auditorium $10–$94 
The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Francisco Fullana are performing “Spring Romance.”