Upcoming Campus Events: Oct. 9 – Oct. 15

Attend an Indigenous People’s Day dinner, learn from our Veterans and military-affiliated over a cup of coffee, get moving with a Zumbathon, learn about sustainability in this month’s Inclusive Spotlight 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


Koru Mindfulness – Session 3
Mondays, Oct. 9 through Oct. 30 from 5 – 6:15 p.m. | Group Fitness Studio 1

Indigenous People’s Day Dinner
Monday, Oct. 9 from 5 – 7 p.m. | Roaring Fork Dining Hall

  • Dining & Hospitality, in partnership with the Office of DEI Education and Outreach & MOSAIC & The LGBTQ+ Resource Center, is hosting a dinner to honor Indigenous People’s Day. This dinner and program is open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.


Slime Making for World Mental Health Day
Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 11 – 1 p.m. | MOSAIC and LGBTQ+ Resource Center (UC 110)

  • To embrace the start of Disability Awareness Month and observe World Mental Health Day stop by the MOSAIC and LGBTQ+ Resource Center to create your own slime.

T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center Open House
Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 1 – 3 p.m. | T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center (UC 114)

Mental Health Workshop: Healthy Relationships
Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 4 – 5 p.m. | Excel Science Center (Centennial 204)

  • During this workshop, we will discuss the characteristics of healthy relationships and how to identify patterns of unhealthy relationships, review how the nature of healthy relationships may differ depending on context, roles and cultural norms and examine different scenarios of healthy and unhealthy interactions. Limited spots, please register in advance here.

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.


October Coffee Hour feat. Veteran and Military Affairs
Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 10 – 11 a.m. | Copper House 9202 or join virtually

  • Learn more about the US Military on campus straight from the UCCS Military and Veteran affairs office. Get informed on the basics of how the US military integrates its veterans and reserve officer training corps with with UCCS!

Heart to Heart Storytelling
Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | MOSAIC and LGBTQ+ Resource Center (UC 110)

  • Join the MOSAIC and LGBTQ+ Resource Center for National Coming Out Day as we provide a space to hear stories on folks coming into their queerness – whether it be your coming out story, the first time you attended Pride, or your first experience meeting other queer individuals – your stories matter. Participants are also welcome to listen, partake in art making, enjoy some refreshments and pop in at anytime.

Wednesday, Oct. 11 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 #5 – College of Engineering and Applied Science
Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 2 – 3 p.m. | University Center 302

October Zumbathon
Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6 – 7 p.m. | Group Fitness Studio 2

  • An evening of music and dance with our Zumbathon to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month + National Coming Out Day.

LGBTQ+ Poetry Night
Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6 – 7 p.m. | Columbine Hall 316

  • Hosted by the Multiliteracy Center in partnership with the MOSAIC and LGBTQ+ Resource Center, the open mic hour is an opportunity to share and celebrate original LGBTQ+ poetry and stories in honor of National Coming Out Day. Enjoy food while mingling.

Knots & Hitches
Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. | Mountain Lion Meeting Room

  • Learn how to make hitches, climbing knots and more. Free for students and members of the Rec and Wellness Center.


Explore the Heart of Helping Professions
Thursday, Oct. 12 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. | T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center

  • Are you passionate about making a difference in people’s lives? Curious about careers in Social Work, Human Services, and Psychology? Mark your calendar for our upcoming panel event, where seasoned professionals will share their invaluable insights and experiences from the Psychology Department, Counseling and Human Services Department and Department of Social Work.

DEI Munch & Learn LGBTQ+ History Month with Tre Wentling, Ph.D.
Thursday, Oct. 12 from 2 – 4 p.m. | University Center 302

  • Join us for the LGBTQ+ Identity month DEI Munch and Learn with Tre Wentling, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexualities Studies at UCCS as they share the background on LGBTQ+ Identity Month. The program will also highlight a local community organization that directly works with the LGBTQ+ community and participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and end with a Celebration of Queer History & Joy.

Celebrate Queer Joy
Thursday, Oct. 12 from 3:30 – 4 | University Center 302

  • In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month, Out Loud Colorado Springs Men’s Chorus will sing some songs while attendees get to enjoy some cake in celebration of queer joy and the resilience of the LGBTQ+ community.

But First, Coffee – Wellness Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5 – 6 p.m. | Summit Village Lift Lounge

Economics Alumni Fall Mixer
Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. | UCCS Roaring Fork/Kettle Creek Room 108

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


Inclusive Belonging Spotlight Series with the Office of Sustainability
Friday, Oct. 13 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. | University Center 122

  • Join the Office of DEI Education & Outreach as we hear from Konrad Schlarbaum, Director of the Office of Sustainability, on the intersectionality between DEI and Sustainability in this session of our Inclusive Belonging Spotlight Series.

Finding Foundation Funding
Friday, Oct. 13 from 9 – 10 a.m. | Virtual Event

  • Join us on Zoom for this virtual workshop, hosted by Joel Tonyan of Kramer Family Library, to help you find Foundation Funding for your research and creative work. You will learn how to access and use the search tools and databases to discover potential non-profits, foundations, and other donors.

Farmhouse Fridays
Every Friday until Dec. 8 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. | UCCS Farmhouse (Located above Lot 103)

Butterfly Pavilion Excursion
Friday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Butterfly Pavilion

Clyde’s Cupboard: 10-year Anniversary Food Drive
Each Friday from 2 – 5 p.m. until Oct. 20 | Student Life Lounge

  • This academic year Clyde’s Cupboard is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by hosting our annual Battle of the Departments Food Drive! Interested in getting involved? Come volunteer with us to help us collect and sort donations. Sign up here or email the Clyde’s Cupboard Graduate Assistant Samantha Luckiw.

Kids Night Out – Swim Night
Friday, Oct. 13 from 6 – 9 p.m. | Gallogly Rec and Wellness Center


Paradise Cove Hike
Saturday, Oct. 14 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Paradise Cove



Adams State at UCCS
Sunday, Oct. 15 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.

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.

A Community Gathering of Song and Healing featuring Melanie DeMore
Monday, Oct 9 at 6:30 p.m. | Shockley-Zalabak Theater

  • Presented by Voices of Grief Support and Education Center, Dynamic performer and teacher Melanie DeMore will harness the power of music to facilitate healing as we sing together in community, playfully transforming our grief with compassion, art, music, drumming and dance. Purchase tickets and learn more here.

Day for professional care providers with Melanie DeMore
Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 9:30 a.m. | Shockley-Zalabak Theater

  • This special event will again feature the dynamic performer and teacher, Melanie DeMore, as she and a panel of artists, therapists and treachers explore how the arts, music, and dance inform work with depression, grief, Alzheimer’s, and behavioral health. Art exhibits will be open for you to explore from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Purchase tickets and learn more about the event and panelists here.

Wellness Wednesdays
Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 12:30 p.m. | Ent Center for the Arts

Peak FreQuency Presents: Solo Bassist James Ilgenfritz
Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • Bassist and composer James Ilgenfritz (PhD, UC Irvine) presents a lecture and performance that connects his work as an improviser and composer to his research on African American conceptual art since the 1960s (such as Charles Gaines and Fluxus founding artist Benjamin Patterson), and creative improvised music by Ornette Coleman, Matana Roberts, and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Purchase tickets and learn more here.

Heller Center Salon Series: Helen Davies
Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. | Heller Center for Arts and Humanities

  • In collaboration with the Center for Research Frontiers in the Digital Humanities, English Assistant Professor Helen Davies is presenting “Ghost Cameras, invisible inks and forgotten texts: the next generation of multispectral imaging to recover lost documents.”

Through A Glass Darkly Symposium
Friday, Oct. 13 from 9 – 5 p.m. | Heller Center for Arts and Humanities

  • This symposium covers the study of humankind’s fascination with the apocalypse, with scholars and artists gathering each year to deliver presentations and engage in dialogue. Learn more about it here.

Gaspard & Dancers
Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. | Shockley-Zalabak Theater

  • Durham-based modern dance choreographer Gaspard Louis and his company, Gaspard&Dancers, will present an extraordinary evening of dance featuring two of Louis’ new works: Noula and Sodo/Waterfall, and older works from the company’s repertoire: 27 and L’esprit. Purchase tickets 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.