Winter Welcome Week celebrates classes returning to campus

The Winter Welcome Week will celebrate a return to hybrid and in-person learning at UCCS.

As designated classes return to hybrid and in-person learning this week, students are invited to participate in Winter Welcome Week celebrations. The events, which will take place from Monday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, Feb. 27, will include laser tag, crafting, trivia, outdoor games and ice skating.

“Winter Welcome Week is always an important point of engagement for our students, since its goal is to build excitement for students to start the semester,” said Stephen Cucchiara, director of student activities and community service. “This Winter Welcome Week’s importance outshines previous years as students return to hybrid classes after the winter holiday break and five weeks of remote classes. Our goal this year was to feature safe, large scale programs to allow students to reconnect with others – and have a great time!”

As is true for all in-person activities on campus, face coverings and social distancing are required. RSVP for the week’s events on Mountain Lion Connect.

Below, see the Winter Welcome Week lineup.

Cookies, Cocoa & Crafting

Monday, Feb. 22, 4–6 p.m.
Kettle Creek


Enjoy a wintery welcome back to campus filled with crafting and sweet treats.

Black History Month Trivia

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6–7:30 p.m.
Kettle Creek


How much do you know about African American leaders, events and history? Test your knowledge in a multiple-choice trivia competition hosted by a professional comedian, and compete to see who will win the $200 cash prize for each round.

WinterFest (rescheduled due to inclement weather)

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Alpine Field


Keep an eye out. At a later date, Student Life and the Rec Center will offer outdoor games and fun, including spike ball, kickboxing and more.

Donut Stress This Semester

Thursday, Feb. 25, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Eldora and Breckenridge


Stop by and make a self-care basket filled with all the essential items guaranteed to relieve some of your stress. (Don’t forget to grab a donut on your way out.)

Ice Skating Rink

Friday, Feb. 26, 5–8 p.m.
Gateway Garage Top Floor


Strap on your skates and get ready to carve some ice. Student Life is bringing a free ice skating rink straight to campus.

UCCSlead Game Changer

Saturday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Berger Hall in the University Center


This half-day leadership development session will help students determine the kinds of leaders they want to be. Earn co-curricular credit, a certificate, a graduation cord and 400 PIPs.

Laser Tag Capture-The-Flag

Saturday, Feb. 27, 7–9 p.m.
Alpine Field and West Lawn


Come in teams, or come solo – all students are welcome to compete in laser tag, capture-the-flag edition.