Published: Nov. 13, 2023

Kick off the week before fall break with some fun events: a CU Farm & Garden Club party, a celebration in honor of America Recycles Day, laser shows at the planetarium, DIY craft night, CU volleyball and more.

Recycling cans on CU Boulder CampusMonday, Nov. 13

9 a.m.–4p.m. UMC, Buff Pantry, Room 1B73
Do you have any extra food and personal care items you would like to donate? The Buff Pantry is accepting donations of shelf stable items that have at least a three-month window to expiration. Can’t make it on Monday? More donation dates are available throughout the week.

5–6:30p.m. Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, Room 153
Renting can be tricky, so it’s important to understand the basics of it. The Basic Needs Center and Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations are here to help. In this session, you will learn more about securing off-campus housing, reading leasesand more.

6–7p.m.UMC 245
The CU Farm & Garden Club is celebrating the growing season as it comes to an end. Enjoy food, drinks, games, trivia and prizes. This is the club’s final event of the year.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

5–7p.m. UMC 235
During this event you will be building and painting your very own pixel flowers! Space is limited, so be sure to in advance.

11a.m. C4CS440 (Career Services office)
When was the last time you updated your LinkedIn profile? During this workshop you will learn the in and outs of the professional social media platform.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

3 things to check off your to-do list

  • : The Basic Needs Center is collecting food and personal care item donations from Nov. 13–17 during regular hours to distribute to Buff Pantry clients. The Buff Pantry accepts shelf stable items that have at least a three-month window to expiration.
  • :The last day for undergraduate students to submit, update or cancel their fall 2023 application form is Thursday, Dec. 14, at 11:59 p.m. MST.

11a.m.–4p.m. Visual Arts Complex, outdoor plaza
It is America Recycles Day! The CU Environmental Center is holding an event to celebrate. Attendees will sharpen their recycling knowledge and have the opportunity to build a reusable kit.

6–8p.m. C4C, third floor, Flatirons Room
Celebrate Thanksgiving with your LGBTQ+ family and the Center for Inclusion and Social Change.

4–6p.m.Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, Room 332
The Basic Needs Center can help you enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Stop by to learn more about the program and possibly set up a time to apply.

Thursday, Nov. 16

6–7p.m. UMC 411
CU Professor Sigman Myoshin Byrd is hosting Zen Meditation sessions on Thursdays throughout the semester. Participants will sit for 20 minutes and then have a conversation about the Zen practice.

Earth at Sun’s Mercy: Living under a Star

7p.m. Fiske Planetarium
This talk will explore how humanity has adapted to living under the sun. Solar physicist Ryan French will discuss the incredibly dynamic star that causes both danger and life.

7:30p.m.Macky Auditorium
Hear outstanding brass, wind and percussion students perform compositions by Aaron Copland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Strauss and Zhou Tian.

Friday, Nov. 17

12:15–12:45p.m. CU Art Museum
Feel Good Fridays are a blast! Stop by the CU Art Museum to learn about a work of art and participate in a mindfulness practice. No meditation experience is necessary. Can’t make it in person? The event is also held virtually.

You’re surviving, but are you thriving? Learn skills for managing and responding to distress with this virtual workshop held by Counseling and Psychiatric Services.

7p.m.CU Events Center $8–$10
Cheer on the CU volleyball team as they take on Washington State. Sko Buffs!

10–11p.m. ​Fiske Planetarium $8–$12
Submerse yourself in Pink Floyd’s music with this surround sound show and a 360-degree wrap around screen. Prepare yourself for an immersive journey presented by laser engineers.

Saturday, Nov. 18

8:30–9:30p.m. ​Fiske Planetarium $8-$12
Visit Harry’s dome this Saturday and immerse yourself in a world of captivating visuals, high quality surround sound and 8k dome quality.