Upcoming Campus Events: Sept. 25 – Oct. 1

Join us for trivia night, attend a mental health workshop, learn how to make a traditional Mexican craft and more with our upcoming events!

Looking for more? Check out the UCCS online calendar at Mountain Lion Connect or visit ClubMatch to find a group that’s right for you!

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Campus Events


Preparing & Thinking About the Graduate School Applications
Monday, Sept. 25 from 10 – 10:30 a.m. | Virtual Event

  • Are you thinking about attending graduate school, but are not sure where to start? Join us for a Virtual Information Session about preparing and thinking about the graduate school application process.

Trivia Night
Monday, Sept. 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. | Multiliteracy Center – Columbine Hall 316

Intro to Wilderness First Aid
Monday, Sept. 25 from 6 – 8 p.m. | Mountain Lion Meeting Room

  • Learn the basics of wound care, splinting and more in this entry level first aid class. Free for students, $5 for UCCS community members.


“You Belong” Project
Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center

  • Join us in celebrating and uplifting the diversity within the UCCS community. The project will be featured at this year’s “Wellbeing and Belonging Fair!”

Mental Health Workshop: Healthy Boundaries
Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 12 – 1 p.m. | Excel Science Center – Centennial 204

  • This workshop will look at creating and maintaining healthy boundaries within working relationships utilizing (a) the understanding of personal values and how they impact our relationships and (b) learning healthy ways to communicate your needs and wants and then applying this information to your job as an RA. Please register in advance here.

Navigating the Federal Advanced Research Projects Agencies (ARPAs)
Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 2 – 3 p.m. | Virtual Event

  • Please join us for a virtual webinar on best practices to engage with existing, new, and authorized ARPAs across the federal research enterprise. We will provide an overview, explain common themes, and discuss best practices, priorities, and opportunities at longstanding, emerging, and pilot ARPAs followed by a Q&A session. More information and meeting details here.

Funding Study Abroad
Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 2 – 3 p.m. | Virtual Event

UCCS Cybersecurity Career Panel
Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 2 – 3 p.m. | Summit Village Upper Lodge

  • Ever wonder what a career in cybersecurity might look like? Join UCCS and our industry panel members, who are early-career cyber professionals, from Booz Allen Hamilton, John Deere, Lockheed Martin and Jacobs who will talk about their path to cyber, the amazing variety of jobs you can pursue, and what their jobs look like day-to-day along with answering your questions. Registration is required in advance, with more information and details on registration here.

Abroad 101 Tuesday Session
Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 3 – 4 p.m. | Virtual Event

  • Want to study abroad? Then join us to learn how you can start the process to study abroad. We will go over applying, getting accepted and going on your trip. Virtual meeting details here.

Hybrid Psychology in France Info Sessions
Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Virtual Event

  • Come join us to learn more about traveling to France to study psychology.

“Let’s Talk about Sex: The Magic of Metaphor” Workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 4 – 6 p.m. | Student Life Lounge – UC 102

  • This workshop, presented by Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, UCCS Alum, and licensed professional counselor Ashley Cornelius, will include a presentation section where she provides students with information basic foundational sexual health concepts and history and then outline the healing and anti-oppressive nature of stories, poetry, and metaphors in self-exploration and expression, followed by light snacks and beverages while visiting a table offering safer sex resources and information headed by the Wellness Promotion team. The event will wrap up with Ashley leading an interactive poetry workshop!

Koru Mindfulness – Session 1
Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 5 – 6:15 p.m. | Virtual Event

Learn to Climb Series
Each Tuesday in September from 6 – 7:30 p.m. | SOLE Center

  • In this series, participants will learn the art and skill of rock climbing with each lesson focusing on a different climbing topic. Learn more about the series and price here, with discounts for students and members.


Abroad 101 Wednesday Session
Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Virtual Event

  • Join us to learn how you can start the process to study abroad as we go over applying, getting accepted and going on your trip. Virtual meeting details here.

Being a Bilingual Professional (Career Panel)
Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center

  • Join us for a career panel on being a bilingual professional!

Koru Mindfulness – Session 2
Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 12 – 1:15 p.m. | Virtual Event

Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Columbine Hall 316

  • Are you interested in engaging more with the campus community? Do you like board games and free food? Attend our weekly Noodlepalooza event with noodles, snacks, and board games, open to all!

Papel Picado Crafting
Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 1 – 3 p.m. | MOSAIC and LGBTQ+ Resource Center (UC 110)

  • Join us to learn about Papel Picado, a traditional Mexican decorative craft that cuts elaborate designs into tissue paper.

College Open House #3 – College of Public Service
Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 2 – 3 p.m. | University Center 302

September Coffee Hour
Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 4 – 5 p.m. | IA Office – Copper 9202 or online

  • Join International Affairs to talk about fun Colorado Legends and Myths and learn what to expect for the winter in Colorado! Come in person for a cup of coffee/tea, or join us online.


Short Term Info Session
Thursday, Sept. 28 from 2 – 3 p.m. | Virtual Event

  • Join us to learn about some short-term study abroad programs that we offer!

LinkedIn Building Blocks
Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4 – 5 p.m. | T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center

  • First2Go and the T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center are partnering to present: LinkedIn Building Blocks, a presentation on how to build a great LinkedIn that will help students with networks, finding jobs, and future career opportunities. Additionally, the event will have FREE HEADSHOTS!

Blue Origin/Space ISAC Panel: The Role of Cybersecurity in the Aerospace Industry
Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4 – 5 p.m. | Virtual Event

  • Join us Thursday for an amazing line up from Blue Origin, including Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Will Longman and Executive Director of Space ISAC, Erin Miller, to learn about Cyber and Space! Learn more about the event and registration here.

Pet Therapy and a Conversation about Homesickness – Wellness Workshop
Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5 – 6 p.m. | Art Therapy Room – Rec and Wellness Center Meeting Room 2

  • This will be an open conversation and discussion about homesickness in college, plus dogs! Pet some dogs and realize you’re not alone if you’re feeling homesick. Please register in advance here.

Intro to Mountain Bike Series (September)
Each Thursday in Sept. from 6 – 7:30 p.m. | SOLE Center


Seminar: Exploring the heart of matter with the fusion of neutron-rich nuclei
Friday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Osborne A204

  • Join us for a seminar about the Indiana University members that have developed two complementary techniques to enable measurement of the fusion excitation function with low-intensity radioactive beams.

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff
Friday, Sept. 29 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Upper Lodge

  • Join us in kicking off Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month!

Kids Night Out #2 (Climb Night)
Friday, Sept. 29 from 6 – 9 p.m. | Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center

  • At Kid’s Night Out (Climb Night), our highly trained, and background checked UCCS RecKids counselors will fit participants in harnesses and help them climb on our 40-foot-high indoor climbing wall. Learn more about other Kids Night out dates and pricing here, with discounts for UCCS community members.


14er Hike – The Decalibron
Saturday, Sept. 30 from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Mosquite Range

Cool Science Festival: Cool Science Carnival Day at UCCS
Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Multiple campus locations

  • The annual Cool Science Festival runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 15, kicking off with the Cool Science Carnival Day taking place all over campus and including dozens of exciting science magic shows, laboratory tours and demos, rockets, drones, live animals, liquid nitrogen ice cream and lots of other hands-on STEAM activities and exhibits for kids (primarily K-8th grades). It’s all FREE (including parking) and fun for all ages!

Grass Volleyball Doubles Tournament
Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Summit Village Open Space



Mountain Lions at CC Ted Casteneda Invite
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 12 p.m. | Colorado Springs, Colo.


Colorado Mines at UCCS
Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. | Mountain Lion Stadium

MSU Denver at UCCS
Sunday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. | Mountain Lion Stadium

Arts & Culture

Steel Magnolias
Runs Thursday, Sept. 21 through Oct. 15 with several showtimes | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

  • Steel Magnolias invites you into the intimate world of a Black beauty shop in small- town Louisiana and the lives of the women who keep both the shop and the county running. With iconic characters, razor sharp wit, and all the Southern charm you can fit on one stage, Steel Magnolias brings heart, warmth, tears, and side-splitting laughter to the Dusty Loo this fall. Check here for pricing and show options.

Artist Series: Mariachi Herencia de México
Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. | Shockley-Zalabak Theater

  • Simultaneously honoring the past, celebrating the present, and creating the future of mariachi music, Mariachi Herencia de México presents an unforgettable night of virtuosic Mexican music and culture. Mariachi Herencia de México is part of the Artist Series, a program curated by the Ent Center for the Arts that brings remarkable performances from across the country and around the world to UCCS for the entire community to enjoy.

Wellness Wednesdays
Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m. | Ent Center for the Arts

Visiting Artists and Critics series: Martha Russo
Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • Martha Russo is a sculptor and artist who earned her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder. She exhibits her sculptures and installations nationally and her work is in many private and public collections. In addition to her studio practice, Russo is a lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Art and Art History Department and the College of Engineering. Learn more about Russo and register for this free event here.

Prologue: Dody DiSanto
Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m. | Ent Center for the Arts

  • Dody DiSanto, one of the premier clown teachers in the country, for this special Prologue and clown demonstration. A protégé of the late French clown Jacques LeCoq, her Washington DC-based school of movement and clown attracts students from all over the world. The art form is more than what you might imagine, and theatre history is rich with examples of complex clown characters. Please register in advance for this free event here.

Check out the 2023 schedule at the Ent Center!

For more events on campus, check out Mountain Lion Connect, our central campus events calendar.