The Connection is open for bowling, billiards and ping pong and as a study spot for CU Boulder students, faculty and staff.

To help protect the health and safety of our community while providing a safe and inclusive facility, The Connection will strictly adhere to all state and local recommendations, guidelines and capacity limits to accommodate physical distancing.

Operating Hours

Monday–Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Bowling Hours

Every day: 12-4 p.m.

What is Open

Inside The Connection, the following areas are open:


 Wear a face covering, stay six feet apart, wash your hands frequently, stay home if you are sick

To ensure the safety of all players and staying in compliance with CU Boulder, state and local regulations.

Visitor Guidelines

  • Buff OneCard is required for access to limited services in The Connection
  • Face coverings are required
  • Stay six feet apart from others
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick
  • Wash your hands frequently
    • Restrooms are located just outside The Connection’s entrance
    • Hand sanitizer and wipes are available at the entrance
  • No sharing of equipment between persons
  • Do not move tables and chairs
  • Advance reservations are highly encouraged and will be prioritized Make a reservation
    • Walk-ins will be accepted when available
  • Capacity is closely monitored to ensure an appropriate number of guests at any one time
    • Limited number of billiard and ping pong tables available
    • We can accommodate two persons per billiard or ping pong table
    • Please no spectators or guests at game tables
    • We have removed furniture to create more space to allow for adherence to social distancing practices

Bowling Guidelines

  • Available only to current CU Boulder students, faculty and staff
  • Hours: 12-4 p.m. seven days a week
  • Rates  Effective Mar. 1, 2021, until further notice
    • CU Students: $3.50 per game, per person
    • Shoes: $2.75 per pair
    • CU Faculty and Staff: $4.50 per game, per person
    • Shoes: $3.00 per pair
  • We highly recommend making an advance reservation. Walk-ins will be accepted when available. There are three lanes available.
  • We are not accepting cash payments at this time.
  • Limit four bowlers per lane.
  • Equipment (including balls, bowling shoes and ADA ramps) can be picked up at the check-in desk. Equipment is sanitized between users. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own equipment.

Billiards and Ping Pong Guidelines

  • Available only to current CU Boulder students, faculty and staff
  • Rates  Effective Oct. 26, 2020, until further notice
    • CU Students: $2.50 per table, per hour
    • CU Faculty and Staff: $3.00 per table, per hour
  • We highly recommend making an advance reservation; walk-ins will be accepted when available
  • We are not accepting cash payments at this time
  • Limit two players per table
  • Equipment (including balls, racks, cues and paddles) can be picked up at the check-in desk. Cue sticks are chalked at the check-in desk. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own equipment.

Additional Safety Measures

The health and safety of our community is very important to us. Here are some of the measures we have in place, designed to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission for visitors and staff.

  • All equipment is cleaned and sanitized between use, including balls, cues, paddles, racks, ball return, tables, scoring system and pedestal
  • Shoes are sanitized after each use with medical-grade disinfectant spray
  • Guest touch points and surfaces are regularly cleaned and sanitized, including tables, counters, seating and equipment return stations
  • If you would like additional cleaning, please request wipes and/or spray at the front desk
  • Plexiglass barrier at check-in desk
  • Separated billiards, ping pong and lounge tables and seating to allow for social distancing