Upcoming Campus Events: Feb. 12 – Feb. 18

Join a Mardi Gras celebration, test your knowledge at Black History Month trivia, decorate cupcakes and go to a Chinese New Year festival!

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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Black History Month Trivia and Games
Monday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | UC 110

  • Join us in celebrating Black History Month with trivia and games! Attendees will get to take a break with coloring sheets, Black-created board and card games, and a quick (super fun) trivia competition.

inSEXts : Learn About the Wild World of Bug Sex!
Monday, Feb. 12 from 5 – 7 p.m. | Student Life Lounge

  • Join us for our collaboration with the UCCS Wellness Center for the first day of Sex Week to learn about some of the weirdest and shocking examples of insect and arachnid sex in the animal kingdom. We will also be featuring a guest host, Amanda Jepson (MD, CST, LPC, sex therapist at the Lyda Hill Institute) who will be there to talk about human sex!


Gratitude Gathering: Thank You Letter Writing
Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | MOSAIC and LGBTQ+ Resource Center (UC 110)

  • February is a great month to share your gratitude! As First-Generation students, staff and faculty, we know that so much of our success is due to the hard work and support of our community and family networks. Join us in saying thank you to family, friends and other loved ones who have been supporting you on your college journey! Can’t make it to the event? Fill out this form and we’ll print and mail for you!

Virtual Abroad 101
Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 2 – 3 p.m. | Virtual Event

  • If you’re interested in studying abroad, join us at Abroad 101 to learn more about what it means to study abroad, the types of programs we offer and how to apply!

Mardi Gras Celebration
Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. | Roaring Fork and The Lodge Dining Halls

  • Join us at the Roaring Fork and Lodge Dining Halls for a Mardi Gras Celebration!

Valentine’s Day Craft Night
Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6 – 7 p.m. | Columbine Hall 316

  • Make valentines for the ones you love at the Excel Multiliteracy Center!

A Break From the Grind
Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Clyde’s Gastropub

  • Join UCCS Radio for another Break From the Grind. We’re turning Clyde’s into a coffeehouse again with free coffee and some live acoustic music from Colorado local artist, Sam Bensaid. The Office of Sustainability will also be there with tote bag decorating supplies for anyone who wants to make their own tote bag.


Valentine’s Day Donuts & Coffee
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 9 – 11 a.m. | Excel Languages Center

  • Join us for the Welcome Back to Languages event, where we have free coffee and donuts at the Excel Language Center!

Breaks with Bella and Beau
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Lift Lounge in Summit Village

  • Take some time out of your busy day and come join us for breaks with Bella & Beau, our two favorite Bernese Mountain dogs!

Virtual Abroad 101
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 2 – 3 p.m. | Virtual Event

  • If you’re interested in studying abroad, join us at Abroad 101 to learn more about what it means to study abroad, the types of programs we offer and how to apply!

Cupcake Decorating
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 3 – 5 p.m. | Copper House 9202

  • Come join us for Valentine’s day and decorate and eat some cupcakes with us.

Valentine’s Day Dinner
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 5 – 7 p.m. | Roaring Fork and The Lodge Dining Halls

  • Bring your partner, gals, or pals to the Roaring Fork and Lodge dining halls for a Valentine’s Celebration!

Paracord Bracelets (February)
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 6 – 7 p.m. | SOLE Center

  • Learn how to make paracord bracelets with SOLE.

2024 Sex Week Bingo Night
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 7 – 9 p.m. | Clyde’s Gastropub

  • Join us to celebrate sexual education with a fun Bingo Night and win cool prizes.


Care and Feeding of YOUR Money: An Ethics Case Study for Financial Advisors
Thursday, Feb. 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Dwire 204

  • DFEI Ethics Roundtables are lectures or workshops featuring faculty and staff who have been selected as Ethics Fellows. Join us for this roundtable to learn from DFEI Faculty Fellow, Jin Peng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance. Please register in advance here.

Black History, Black Futures: Restorative Dialogue Circle
Thursday, Feb. 15 from 12 – 1 p.m. | 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. Past themes have included navigating change, when going home is difficult, and living Dr. King’s vision. February’s theme, in alignment with Black History Month, is “Black History, Black Futures.” Join us for discussion about the power that comes with knowing our history and the joy that comes with co-curating our futures.

Lounging with Lizzie
Thursday, Feb. 15 from 12 – 2 p.m. | Excel Multiliteracy Center

  • Pet therapy is a great way to wind down and get grounded, so take a break and come visit with Lizzie the spaniel!

Zero-Proof Happy Hour
Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5 – 6 p.m. | UCCS Farm

  • Invest in your mental health and emotional well-being! Join us for an hour of happiness and explore various techniques and approaches to foster happiness and mitigate stress. Please register in advance here.

Sex Week Poetry Night
Thursday, Feb. 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. | Excel Multiliteracy Center

  • Join us at Excel Multiliteracy Center for an open mic and craft night for Sex Week at UCCS. Bring your poetry (humor or more serious) on sex, pleasure, body positivity, etc. The purpose of this event is for participants to be comfortable with topics normally considered taboo, with sexual health products available.

2024 Winter Salon Series – Fernando Feliu-Moggi
Thursday, Feb. 15 from 7 – 9 p.m. | Heller Center for Arts and Humanities

  • In this session, Fernando Feliu-Moggi, Chair of the Department of Languages and Cultures and Professor of Spanish, hosts “The Chief and the Governor: Material Culture and Comanche/Spanish Diplomacy in Late 18th Century New Mexico.” Influenced by changing geopolitical dynamics in the region, the peace treaty accorded in Santa Fe by the Spanish and Eastern Comanche in 1786 culminated more than two decades of violent confrontation between the two groups. Objects from this period associated with both cultures illustrate how these transformations affected the way the two populations reimagined their social and political relationship.


Specters of Affinity: On the Arts of Surveillance in Sabah
Friday, Feb. 16 from 2 – 4 p.m. | Dwire Hall 121

  • This talk explores these issues in the east Malaysian state of Sabah, an island setting haunted by a legacy of maritime violence and piracy, a scene of some of the largest clandestine cross-border flows in the world, and a place where migrants are widely assumed to look, talk, and otherwise behave like locals. Learn more about the talk and speaker here.

Help Me Live: 20 things people with cancer want you to know
Friday, Feb. 16 from 4 – 5 p.m. | UCCS Farmhouse

  • Join the Wellness Center for a 4-week workshop promoting healthy conversation around the topic of people supporting a loved one with cancer, with books provided to all participants.

Kids Night Out – Climb Night
Friday, Feb. 16 from 5 – 7 p.m. | UCCS Rec Center


UCCSlead Game Changer
Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Berger Hall

  • UCCSlead Game Changer is a half-day transformational leadership experience open to all UCCS-affiliated undergraduate and graduate students no matter their discipline or classification. Students will learn who they are as leaders, gain fundamental leadership skills, and take first steps to cultivating their personal brand of leadership. Additionally, students will receive UCCSlead swag, free food, a leadership certificate and a graduation cord.

KFL 2nd Digital Curation Exhibition Mid-Run Event: Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ Oral History Project
Saturday, Feb. 17 from 1 – 3 p.m. | Kraemer Family Library, 2nd Floor Apse

  • Join us at the Kraemer Family Library this February for an afternoon of discussion around the Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ Oral history project featuring participants from season 3 and student oral historians from season 5. Centered around the second digital curation exhibit at KFL, this afternoon event will be a panel discussion and refreshments will be provided.



Northwestern Oklahoma State at UCCS
Doubleheader on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 12 p.m. | Mountain Lion Field

New Mexico Highlands at UCCS
Doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 12 p.m. | Mountain Lion Field

New Mexico Highlands at UCCS
Doubleheader on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. | Mountain Lion Field

Arts & Culture

Wellness Wednesdays
Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 12 p.m. | Ent Center for the Arts

  • Join us for free, 1-hour movement sessions every Wednesday at the Ent Center for the Arts! Sessions are free and open to all, but registration is requested.

Dream Hou$e
Runs Feb. 1 – 18 with several showtimes | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

  • After their mother passes, two Latina sisters turn to an HGTV-style home renovation show to sell their childhood home in a now trendy neighborhood. When the reno work reveals more than they bargained for, the sisters find their values tested and the house taking on a life of its own. Select a showtime and purchase tickets here.

EPIC: The Overlook Quartet
Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • Sponsored by the Bee Vradenburg Foundation and KCME, the “breathtaking,” “paradigmshifting” (New York Music Daily) quartet The Overlook is a unifying, community-building force, whose dedication to a more representative musical tradition reverberates throughout their industry.

CSCCI 2024 Chinese New Year Festival
Friday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Shockley-Zalabak Theater

  • Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute rings in their 25th Annual Chinese New Year Festival, the Year of the Dragon, with two ticketed performances at 11am and 1pm. The 2024 New Year Festival moves to a new home continuing its’ mainstay cultural event with performances of the traditional Lion dance, Taiko drummers, Asian ribbon and fan dances, martial arts exhibitions, Asian Aerial Acrobatics, the Dragon dance, Chinese musical instrument performances, food and goods vendors and more! Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic February Concert
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. | Shockley-Zalabak Theater

  • Join the Ent Center for a Pikes Peak Philharmonic show, with a pre-concert lecture. Purchase tickets here.

Check out the 2024 schedule at the Ent Center!

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