Student Affairs Events

August 11 - September 10, 2022

Monday, August 15

two students playing volleyball

Relax outdoors and play lawn games to connect with fellow new students! Provided games include cornhole, giant connect four, giant Jenga, Kan Jam and more....

Tuesday, August 16

students at graduate orientation

Check in for orientation and pick up your Graduate Student Tshirt!

students at graduate orientation

Beat the heat with the first campus tour of the day! Current CU students will take you on a tour of campus, stopping at some of the most visited spots and...

students at graduate orientation

Be inspired as you begin your CU Boulder journey! We will welcome you to campus, share logistics about the day, and give an overview of the Graduate School...

students at graduate orientation

Be inspired as you begin your CU Boulder journey! We will welcome you to campus, share logistics about the day, and give an overview of the Graduate School...

students at graduate orientation

Join us to get some quick tips and info from campus departments, including information about Health and Wellness, funding and opportunities for professional...

student speaking on a panel

A panel of current graduate students will discuss tips for success in graduate school and share personal experiences about their transition. Attendees will...

students at graduate orientation

Meet other Graduate Students and make cross-department and cross-campus connections with fellow Buffs!

students at graduate orientation

Stop by to pick up a grab and go lunch. Eat on your own or join us for a networking event!

students at graduate orientation

Current CU students will take you on a tour of campus, stopping at some of the most visited spots and sharing some fun history and traditions along the way....

students at graduate orientation

Visit with a number of campus departments to learn more about the resources they offer for graduate students.

students at graduate orientation

Stop by to pick up a grab and go lunch. Eat on your own or join us for a networking event!

students at graduate orientation

Meet other Graduate Students and make cross-department and cross-campus connections with fellow Buffs!

students at graduate orientation

Current CU students will take you on a tour of campus, stopping at some of the most visited spots and sharing some fun history and traditions along the way....

two students smiling for a photo together

Bring all your questions to ask Journey Leaders about anything CU related. Question and answer session. Meet at the Buff Meetup tent located outdoors at the...

group of students meeting

Chat with fellow international students and learn about ways to get involved on campus, as well as the resources available to support you! Meet at the Buff...

two students playing volleyball

Relax outdoors and play lawn games to connect with fellow new students! Provided games include cornhole, giant connect four, giant Jenga, Kan Jam and more....

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

student watching a film

Come join Program Council for the first film screening of the year! Film screenings will occur most Friday nights of the semester and will always start at 8...

two students playing video games

Join other incoming students for a night of board games and video games! Test out your skills in Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, and more! Meet at UMC 235.

Wednesday, August 17

Buff Orientation | Check-In

Check-in for Buff Orientation and lunch on your own. Learn more about various campus resources at the Resource Fair.

students at campus event

Bring all your questions to ask Journey Leaders about anything CU related. Question and answer session. Meet at the Buff Meetup tent located outdoors at the...

Master of Science in Data Science Orientation

Join Data Science faculty and staff to get oriented to your degree program in this required orientation. Dip your toes into the world of data science and...

group of students together

Drop by and learn more about available resources and how to access them.

students together

Meet and chat with fellow international students and learn about ways to get involved on campus, as well as the resources available to support you! Meet at...

students walking

Join new and continuing students on a guided excursion to Pearl Street, the historic heart and soul of Boulder. Learn about the best restaurants and shops...

students in a circle meeting

The faculty, staff, and current students of PLC welcome the new and continuing students who are new to PLC. Parents and family members also join the new...

two students playing volleyball

Relax outdoors and play lawn games to connect with fellow new students! Provided games include cornhole, giant connect four, giant Jenga, Kan Jam and more....

Welcome to the Farrand Fam

Welcome to Farrand! Come for pizza and games, stay for connections with your new community. Be sure to arrive by 6:30pm for a special activity!

students playing lawn games

Activities include archery tag, drone racing simulator, music and Cosmo's pizza!

picture of Old Main with flatirons in background

Fan of the supernatural and the unsual? Join other new students for a night of frightening stories of CU Boulder's past and present ghosts. At the end of the...

students playing a game

Test your trivia skills and hang out with other new students. Join us for some fun and a chance to win cool prizes!

Thursday, August 18

group of students together

Drop by and learn more about available resources and how to access them.

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

Disability Services: High School vs. College

High school vs. college: Your student's transition Going to college can be a significant transition for both students and families. For many, this will be...

8/18 3pm
Virtual Event
group of students together

Required large group presentation for orientation to HRAP and welcome to all involved.

picture of bingo cards

Join New Student & Family Programs in a night of Bingo and a chance to win FREE groceries! Meet other incoming students prior to the first day of class.

two students playing volleyball

Relax outdoors and play lawn games to connect with fellow new students! Provided games include cornhole, giant connect four, giant Jenga, Kan Jam and more....

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

Neighborhood Block Parties | 'Venture Village

Make memories and share in some great laughs and entertainment with your community or residential neighborhood in this celebratory dinner experience to start...

Friday, August 19

a group of students at Welcome to our Herd

Learn what it means to be a CU Boulder student at the inaugural welcome to our community from CU Boulder faculty, staff and student leaders. You’ll also hear...

group of students together

Drop by and learn more about available resources and how to access them.

CU cheerleaders at Folsom Field

Gather at Folsom Field with your fellow Buffs for the official CU Kickoff pep rally.

group of students at Spirit Night

Keep the excitement rolling by celebrating being a CU Buff while getting some free CU gear, connecting with some local vendors and trying some food truck...

students watching film on lawn

Join Program Council for an outdoor film screening under the stars on a giant screen as part of Spirit Night. To stay up to date on all film screenings be...

Saturday, August 20

Hiking Buff Meetup

Meet and hike with other students who enjoy getting out on the trails and exploring Colorado's beautiful landscape! Meet at the Chautauqua Park Trailhead...

A picture of apartments in the Hill Neighborhood

Venture to the University Hill neighborhood (The Hill) to check out some of the places students like to hang out off campus. Explore the Hill's best...

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

students walking

Join new and continuing students on a guided excursion to Pearl Street, the historic heart and soul of Boulder. Learn about the best restaurants and shops...

Indigenous and Native Students Buff Meetup

Connect with Indigenous and Native students, faculty, and staff on campus! Join the Center for Inclusion and Social Change for a casual meetup and learn how...

performer singing

Connect with fellow buffs who love music! Whether you enjoy attending concerts, listening to music, or playing a musical instrument, all are welcome. For...

students together

Meet other transfer students and learn about how to succeed on campus after transferring from another university! For anyone interested in staying later, our...

students together

Get connected and learn about available resources with incoming students who live off-campus and are commuting to campus this Fall! For anyone interested in...

group of students at concert

Join Program Council for the largest student event of the year! The WelcomeFest Concert is free and open to ALL CU Boulder students. Don't miss and chance to...

Sunday, August 21

Buff Orientation | Check-In

Check-in for Buff Orientation and lunch on your own. Learn more about various campus resources at the Resource Fair.

Hiking Buff Meetup

Meet and hike with other students who enjoy getting out on the trails and exploring Colorado's beautiful landscape! Meet at the Chautauqua Park Trailhead...

A picture of apartments in the Hill Neighborhood

Venture to the University Hill neighborhood (The Hill) to check out some of the places students like to hang out off campus. Explore the Hill's best...

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

Monday, August 22

First Day of Classes Office Hours

Stop by Marlene’s office and release your first day jitters with staff who can help with any of your questions & concerns. Then, commemorate your first day...

picture of Chip with Pride flag

Connect with incoming students who identify as queer/LGBTQ+ and learn about resources and opportunities on campus. Meet at the Buff Meetup tent located...

two students smiling for a photo together

Ready to make friends? Bounce out of your comfort zone and into a ball pit! Get to know another CU Buff with a round of icebreaker questions. Meet at the UMC...

students listening

Meet other second year Buffs returning to CU! This is an opportunity to meet more of your peers in an experience designed specifically for second-year...

students gathered in a greenhouse

Learn how you can be a sustainable Buff! Chat with other incoming students who appreciate the environment and learn about relevant CU clubs and organizations.

text graphic that reads I heart female orgasm

I Love Female Orgasm is a program of Sex Discussed Here!, a team that presents smart, funny sex education programs. They present on LGBTQ topics, a...

Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Students Buff Meetup

Make connections with Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students on campus, and learn how to get involved with relevant clubs and organizations!...

two students crafting together

Love crafts and DIY projects? Create a vision board for your first semester and connect with other incoming students! All materials will be provided. Meet at...

student in theater watching film

Connect with fellow buffs who love movies and film! For anyone interested, this group will plan to go to the Movie Night on Spirit night together! Meet at...

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

Tuesday, August 23

students studying in norlin library

New to campus? Stop by the University Libraries Welcome Tent outside the west entrance of Norlin on Monday, August 22nd, and Tuesday, August 23rd, from...

photo of plant and text graphic that reads 'Health Hut'

Start your year off strong with self-care trivia! We'll look at self-care practices in each of the 8 dimensions of wellness. Gain strategies to reduce stress...

picture of UMC and flatirons

Make connections with Latinx students on campus, and learn how to get involved with relevant clubs and organizations! Meet at the Buff Meetup tent located...

two students smiling for a photo together

Ready to make friends? Bounce out of your comfort zone and into a ball pit! Get to know another CU Buff with a round of icebreaker questions. Meet at the UMC...

two students smiling for a photo together

Ready to make friends? Bounce out of your comfort zone and into a ball pit! Get to know another CU Buff with a round of icebreaker questions. Meet at the UMC...

students hanging out together

Make connections with multiracial students on campus, and learn how to get involved with relevant clubs and organizations! Meet at the Buff Meetup tent...

picture of students at DIY Night

Take time out of your week to relax and craft with your peers. DIY Nights are a great way to engage with others while participating in a number of craft...

group of students on mountain skiing

Love skiing, snowboarding, or other winter sports? Get to know other students who like winter sports with resources on organizations on campus. Hear from...

students cooking

Chat with students who love cooking, baking, food, and trying new recipes! Meet at the C4C Dining Hall and join us for dinner.

students listening

Make connections with Black students on campus, and learn how to get involved with relevant clubs and organizations! Meet at the Buff Meetup tent located...

picture of video game bunker

Connect and play video games with other students who share your passion for gaming. Meet at the Buff Meetup tent located outdoors at the UMC South Terrace,...

Pool Party Buff Meet-Up

Join new students at the only buffalo-shaped pool in the world - The Buff Pool! Enjoy time outside by the pool, with music, and volleyball. Meet at the Buff...

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

Wednesday, August 24

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

Thursday, August 25

three students smiling at CUnity Fest

Connect with community and make new friends as you enjoy free food, games, music and more! Meet student organization and multicultural Greek leaders, get to...

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

Friday, August 26

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

student watching a film

Come join Program Council for the first Friday Night Film Series screening of the semester! As always, the movie is free - so is the popcorn! Be sure to...

Saturday, August 27

photos of vegetables

Meet other incoming students and explore the Boulder Farmers Market, which is held every Wednesday and Saturday. Meet at the UMC South Terrace.

Hiking Buff Meetup

Meet and hike with other students who enjoy getting out on the trails and exploring Colorado's beautiful landscape! Meet at the Chautauqua Park Trailhead...

Downtown Boulder Tour for Second Year Students

Join second year students on a guided excursion to Pearl Street, the historic heart and soul of Boulder. Learn about the best restaurants and shops that...

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

Sunday, August 28

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

Monday, August 29

On-Campus Student Job Fair

Looking for an on-campus job? Come to this event to meet campus employers, explore opportunities and learn how to apply! Hourly and work-study positions...

students in bumper cars on ice

Get out of the heat and hop into an ice bumper car. Reservations recommended.

Tuesday, August 30

Academic Coaching Orientation

Come learn about what Academic Coaching is. Connecting with a coach can prepare you to make a plan to improve your academic skills and take steps to reach...

photos of UMC building

The Dennis Small Cultural Center (DSCC) exists to serve underrepresented student groups on the CU-Boulder campus by providing programmatic support and a safe...

picture of plant and text that reads 'health huts'

Learn about the correct portion size for various types of alcohol. Try to pour your own and we’ll let you know how you did! Learn other party smart...

Farrand Hall | Talk-O Tuesdays

Meet the Farrand Fam! Kick off our first Talk-O Tuesdays series with the Farrand team and celebrate surviving your first week of classes with tacos and...

picture of Chip with Pride flag

Join the Pride Office for our annual Pride Picnic for LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty. Come eat some picnic lunches, learn about the events we have...

Wednesday, August 31

text graphic that reads 'Wellness Wednesdays'

Join our HealthBuffs for some stress-less resources to help you start the semester strong! We'll explore mindfulness, self-care planning and hands-on stress...

group of students laughing

This event is geared toward any and all graduate students to be able to come and visit and connect with other graduate students. Food and beverages will be...

College Diabetes Network Meeting

Are you interested in meeting other Type 1 Diabetics on campus? The College Diabetes Network at CU Boulder isn’t just a new peer support group but a...

Thursday, September 1

three studens with bikes

Bike Fest features food, music, bikes and more! Free bike-themed t-shirts are printed on the spot and bike games take place in the center of Farrand Field....

picture of the engineering center building

Come check out the various student organizations that you can join as an Engineering student. In addtion to student organizations we hope to have...

student smiling with notebook

Meet with CU GOLD (Gaining Opportunities through Leadership Development) and learn more about our programs and leadership workshops we'll have available for...

Tuesday, September 6

picture of plant and text that reads 'health huts'

Come meet Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and learn about the services they provide to support mental health! Explore how to best support yourself...

Farrand Hall | Talk-O Tuesdays

Who am I? This week’s Talk-O Tuesday is all about using tools to discover who you are and what’s important to you. Afterwards you’ll leave with a starting...

Wednesday, September 7

text graphic that reads 'Wellness Wednesdays'

Join us to play "The Game That Goes There", a hilarious party game that challenges players to guess which messed up thought was yours. You'll also get to...

Thursday, September 8

Law School: Navigating Disabilities & Accommodations

This presentation will help students registered with Disability Services and enrolled in the law school learn how to navigate their accommodations while...

9/8 3pm
Virtual Event

Friday, September 9

Hill Block Party

Community members and students that are currently living on or considering a future home on the Hill are welcome to come to a free block party September 9th...

Saturday, September 10

picture of cycle studio in rec center

Join us for some fun music, swag giveaways, festive atmosphere and a great introduction to Cycle classes at the Rec. No experience is necessary.