Upcoming Campus Events: Dec. 4 – Dec. 10

Make a snowflake garland, stop by a Writer’s Farmers Market and pick up some finals fuel this week.

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Campus Events


Restorative Dialogue Circle
Monday, Dec. 4 from 12 – 1 p.m. | The MOSAIC and LGBTQ+ Resource Center (UC 110)

  • Restorative dialogue circles are held monthly in the center to engage students in story sharing and visioning around a theme. This month’s theme is “maintaining relationships and staying connected.” Students can expect to engage in an hour-long discussion to prepare for the transition into winter break.

Free HIV/STI Testing
Monday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center lobby area

SFC Finals Countdown – Cocoa and Coloring
Monday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Main Hall 324

  • Take breaks from finals and studying with Student & Family Connections for a week of activities, starting with coloring and cocoa.

Charting Your Career in Psychology: Insights from Clinical Practitioners
Monday, Dec. 4 from 4 – 5 p.m. | Centennial Hall 186 or join virtually

QPR: Suicide Prevention Training for Students
Monday, Dec. 4 from 4:45 – 6 p.m. | UC 122

  • QPR aims to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. This 90-minute training will educate you to recognize suicide warning signs and empower you to act quickly to make a positive difference in the lives of those around you.


The Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ Oral History Project: Season Five
Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 8 – 11 a.m. | UC 303

  • Join Women’s & Ethnic Studies to celebrate the completion of Season Five of the Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ Oral History Project!

Commuter Giveaway – December
Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Student Life Lounge

  • Join us at the University Center entrance for our commuter giveaway and get a chance to win cool prizes!

SFC Finals Countdown – Snowflake Garland
Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Main Hall 324

  • Take a break from studying to make a snowflake garland!


Writer’s Farmer’s Market
Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. | University Center (near KFL entrance)

  • Chris Martin’s ENGL 3060: Self-Publishing course will be holding a Writer’s Farmer’s Market, where “farmers” will be distributing their writing for free and connecting with other writers. If you are a writer, you can even come in and exchange your writing with others.

SFC Finals Countdown – Tote Bag Decoration
Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Main Hall 324

  • Take a break from studying and come decorate tote bags to use for groceries, as a festive way to carry your books or anything else!

F.A.M. Graduation Celebration!
Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 5 – 7 p.m. | Kettle Creek (near Roaring Fork Dining in Alpine Village)

  • Celebrate our first-generation and multicultural (F.A.M.) graduates with a fun night of recognition, food, and photos! This celebration will focus on honoring the impact of students working towards access, inclusion, community, and paving pathways in and through higher education for historically minoritized and underrepresented communities.

2023 Finals Fuel
Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 7 – 9 p.m. | Cafe 65

  • Finals is upon us, and Student Life is here to help, we will be providing food and entertainment!


SFC Finals Countdown – Create Your Own Holiday Card
Thursday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Main Hall 324

  • Take a break from all the studying and come make holiday cards!


Inclusive Belonging Spotlight Series with Jennifer Kling
Friday, Dec. 8 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. | UC 122

  • Join the Office of DEI Education & Outreach as we hear from Jennifer Kling, Ph.D and faculty member in the department of Philosophy, on how she centers DEI in her research and teaching.

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

SFC Finals Countdown – Selfcare Package
Friday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Main Hall 324

  • Take a break from studying to come make care packages. Make one for yourself or someone else who might need a pick me up during finals – fill them with study supplies and tasty treats!

15th Annual Mountain Lion Research Day
Friday, Dec. 8 from 12 – 4 p.m. | Gallogly Events Center

  • Join us for the 15th annual Mountain Lion Research Day, a research and creative work poster showcase for students, faculty and staff. Stop by anytime and see the posters, talk to the authors, and be awed by the high-caliber research and creative works on our campus while enjoying light refreshments.

How to Wax Skis and Snowboards
Friday, Dec. 8 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. | SOLE Center

  • Learn how to wax skis and snowboards

UCCS Languages and Cultures Holiday Party
Friday, Dec. 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. | Dwire 270

  • Come celebrate the Holiday season and learn about different cultures’ celebrations before Winter Break in the Excel Language Center with karaoke, games and a warm social atmosphere!

Kids Night Out #6 (Climb Night)
Friday, Dec. 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. | UCCS Rec Center

Build Your Battleship: Canoe Battleship & Log Rolling
Friday, Dec. 8 from 7 – 8 p.m. | UCCS Aquatic Center


Ski and Soak
Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Monarch Mountain and Princeton Hot Springs

Festival of Lights Parade 2023
Saturday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. | Downtown Colorado Springs

  • We are quickly approaching the holiday season, which means that the Annual Festival of Lights Parade is on the horizon! As part of our yearly tradition, Student Life is building a UCCS float for the parade. We invite you to come and march alongside our float! Learn more details about the event here.


Men’s/Women’s Track and Field


UCCS Track & Field Pre-Holiday Invite
11:30 a.m. | Mountain Lion Fieldhouse

Arts & Culture

VAPA Events: UCCS Student Brass Quintet
Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • The UCCS Student Brass Quintet, directed by Jon Forshee, will feature a night of brass works from all across history – including works by the great Giovanni Gabrielli, Gustav Holst, and premieres by students Anthony Mincer and Jadon Cruzan.

Clown Chaos!
Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. | Osborne Studio Theater

VAPA Events: Chamber Music Ensemble
Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • The Chamber Music Ensemble will perform literature from western classical chamber music. The repertoire will range from the baroque, classical and 20th century contemporary music periods, directed by Martha Muehleisen.

Student Recital: Akyl Wilburn
Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • Join us for a student recital by Akyl Wilburn.

The Little Prince
Runs Nov. 22 through Dec. 17 with several showtimes | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

  • Adapted from the timeless classic book for dreamers of all ages, The Little Prince follows an aviator who crash-landed in the Sahara Desert where he meets a little prince who loves a rose from a distant world. Told through puppetry, drawing, music and magical stagecraft, this imaginative production is directed by Artistic Director Caitlin Lowans in collaboration with the delightful puppet artistry of Katy Williams Design. Select a showtime and purchase tickets here.

Senior Recital: Ricardo Toves
Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. | Margot Lane Studio

  • Join us for a student recital by Ricardo Toves.

A Nutcracker: A Holiday Tradition Remixed
Runs Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 with several showtimes | Shockley-Zalabak Theater

  • Tchaikovsky’s classic score is the point of departure for a re-imagining of a Christmas classic. All the familiar characters are there: Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, a wooden Nutcracker… but in this unique version, the dancers in pointe shoes are joined by everything from martial arts mice to angels that really fly! Select a showtime and purchase tickets here.

VAPA Events: ElectroAcoustic Ensemble
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • Join VAPA for an ElectroAcoustic Ensemble, directed by Glen Whitehead

Check out the 2023 schedule at the Ent Center!

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