Upcoming Campus Events: Oct. 2 – Oct. 8

Celebrate Clyde’s birthday, attend a Cybersecurity networking session, join a night hike at Garden of the Gods 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, Oct. 2 from 6 – 6:30 p.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.


Hidden Ethics: Locating the Spaces Where Ethics Live in Professional & Technical Writing
Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 8 – 10 a.m. | Dwire 204

  • Join us and learn from DFEI Faculty Fellow and TCID Principal Instructor, C. Baye Herald, MA, for breakfast and a presentation that looks specifically at how ethical considerations within professional and technical writing are introduced in TCID 3080 Advanced Professional & Technical Writing. Learn more on Mountain Lion Connect and register for the event here.

Diversity Networking Career Event
Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Berger Hall

  • Join us for round table talk with leaders on DEI Career Topics before a networking event with industry leaders in nonprofit, government and private sector industries that will be sharing their company’s commitment to DEI, their career paths, and information full-time, part-time and internship opportunities with their company. Learn more about the event and agenda.

Commuter Lunch – Chicken Tenders
Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 12 – 1 p.m. | University Center Upper Plaza

  • Calling all commuter students to join us on the Upper Plaza for some FREE delicious chicken tenders! We will have breaded tenders as well as grilled tenders as a gluten free option.

Banned Books Discussion with Comics Creator Ryan Estrada
Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. | MOSAIC Office – UC 110

  • Join us for a discussion with comic creator Ryan Estrada about about banned books and Banned Book Club, the gripping true story of a South Korean woman’s student days under an authoritarian regime in the early 1980s, and how she defied state censorship through the rebellion of reading.

Abroad 101 Tuesday Session
Tuesday, Oct. 3 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.

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby – Wellness Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 5 – 6 p.m. | Art Therapy Room – Rec Center Meeting Room 2

  • What they didn’t tell you in high school…join us for a welcoming and judgement-free zone to learn about sex education! Please register in advance here.

Koru Mindfulness – Session 1
Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 5 – 6:15 p.m. | Virtual Event

Learn to Climb Series
Each Tuesday in October 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.


Clyde’s Birthday – Discounts, Cookies, and Celebration!
Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | University Center 2nd floor by Big Cat Coffee

  • Clyde is celebrating his birthday at the University Center! Stop by to wish him a happy birthday and get a special cookie in return. Other events throughout the week include 20% off Clyde’s Best Buy Items all week online and at the Campus Store with coupon code: ClydeBday, and limited Edition Birthday Cake Coffee at Big Cat Coffee all week!

Koru Mindfulness – Session 2
Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 12 – 1:15 p.m. | Virtual Event

Wednesday, Oct. 4 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!

College Open House #4 – College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences
Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 2 – 4 p.m. | University Center 302

Hybrid Sole In Costa Rica Info Session
Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Virtual Event

  • Join us during this hybrid session to learn how to study abroad in Costa Rica with S.O.L.E.

Cool Science Cybersecurity Awareness Parents’ & Kids’ Night!
Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. | UCCS Cybersecurity Center

  • As part of a community effort to raise awareness regarding cybersecurity, UCCS staff and faculty cordially invite K-8 parents and their children for an educational evening during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. There will be educational sessions and hands-on activities for parents and students alike on cybersecurity, threats to personal security, and what to look for in the online world to stay safe. Please register in advance and learn more here.

Paracord Bracelets
Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. | SOLE Center

  • Learn to make a variety of bracelets and other handy paracord projects. Free for students and members of the Rec and Wellness Center.

Night Hike at Garden of the Gods
Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 7 – 10 p.m. | Garden of the Gods

  • Join us for a night hike at Garden of the Gods!


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

Trivia Night
Thursday, Oct. 5 from 7 – 8 p.m. | Clyde’s Gastropub

  • Come test your knowledge with Student Life and play through 6 rounds of trivia for a chance to win prizes while enjoying snacks! To be prepared ahead of time, feel free to download the Speedquizzing app.

Ladies Climb Night
Thursday, Oct. 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. | SOLE Center

  • Join us for a fun evening of climbing and socialization! Free for students and members.


UCCS Cyber Across the Campus Day
Friday, Oct. 6 from 9 – 11 a.m. | El Pomar Plaza

  • The CU System Office is bringing a life-size Plinko game, replete with cyber quiz questions. Representatives from Deloitte, the Women in Cyber (WiCyS) Club and the Mountain Lions Cyber Club will be there to talk to students about career opportunities, the cyber industry and all there is to know about cyber on campus, from resources and competitions to education and games.

Seminar: Modified perpendicular artificial spin ice
Friday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Osborne A204

UCCSlead Game Changer: Cybersecurity Session
Friday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Upper Lodge

  • UCCSlead Game Changer: Cybersecurity Session is a half-day transformational leadership experience open to all UCCS-affiliated undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in cybersecurity. Students will learn who they are as leaders, gain fundamental leadership skills, connect with industry professionals from Deloitte and receive UCCSlead swag, free food, a leadership certificate, and a graduation cord.

Finding a Research Mentor
Friday, Oct. 6 from 12 – 1 p.m. | EPC 237 in the Kraemer Family Library

  • Join the Center for Student Research and learn how to find faculty members interested in similar topics and how to get connected with them. We will also discuss the Undergraduate Research Academy where you can get paid for your work as a research assistant once you find a faculty mentor!

Jessica Lynn: My Transgender Journey
Friday, Oct. 6 at 1:45 p.m. | Virtual Event

  • Join us for a talk from Jessica Lynn, Stonewall School Role Model, Kinsey Institute Global Ambassador and world-renowned transgender advocate, educator and activist. Jessica is considered internationally one of the foremost transgender speakers due to her dynamic, refreshingly honest speaking style, unique sense of humor and signature “ask-me-anything” Q&A sessions.

October Key Log Rolling
Friday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. | UCCS Aquatic Center

  • Join us for a Key Log Rolling session!


Four Lakes Loop at Rocky Mountain National Park
Sunday, Oct. 8 from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Join Campus Rec for a Four Lakes Loop hike at Rocky Mountain National Park, $25 for students and members.



UCCS Cross Country Open
Friday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. (men’s) and 9:45 a.m. (women’s) | Monument Valley Park


Mountain Lions at Colorado Christian
Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. | Mountain Lion Stadium


Fort Lewis at UCCS
Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. | Mountain Lion Stadium


Chadron State at UCCS
Friday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. | Gallogly Events Center

Colorado Christian at UCCS
Saturday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. | Gallogly Events Center

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.

Wellness Wednesdays
Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. | Ent Center for the Arts

Rise Christian Arts presents Les Misérables: School Edition
Runs Thursday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 7 with several showtimes | Shockley-Zalabak Theater

  • Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Now adapted for high school performers, Les Misérables: School Edition features one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace your stage. Check here for pricing and show options.

Check out the 2023 schedule at the Ent Center!

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