Upcoming Campus Events: April 15 – April 21

Join a Kraemer Family Library exhibit, make galaxy bottles, compete in a cornhole tournament and attend a student recital!

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


Opioid Overdose Response Training
Monday, April 15 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | UC 307

  • Attend a response training to learn about harm reduction, opioid education, recognizing an overdose and administering Narcan.

Brain Breaks with Bergen the Beagle
Monday, April 15 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | La Plata Academic Commons

  • Take a brain break and visit Bergen the Beagle!

2024 Cereal Killer Trivia Night
Monday, April 15 from 8 – 10 p.m. | Kettle Creek

  • Are you an avid True Crime fan, or have an interest in such topics? Test your True Crime abilities with Trivia and win cool prizes!


Volunteer Days
Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | UCCS Farm

  • Ready to pitch in? Volunteer at the Farm every Tuesday!

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Tuesday, April 16 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Student Veteran Center

  • Join the VMA to find out what student veterans opportunities are with the Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity & learn about the Home Ownership Program – how it works, if you qualify, and how to apply.

Taco Tuesday & Mental Health
Tuesday, April 16 from 5 – 7 p.m. | Roaring Fork & The Lodge

  • “Tacos Fall Apart and We Still Love Them!”: Nourish your body, mind, and soul with tacos and self-care!


Hanging with Chicks
Wednesday, April 17 from 10 – 11 a.m. | UC Big Cat Coffee/Rec Center

  • Grab a coffee and hang with our chicks! 

Breaks with Bella and Beau
Wednesday, April 17 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Student Life Lounge

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

KFL 3RD Digital Curation Exhibition Opening Event: Conversations about Islam and the West
Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center

  • The Kraemer Family Library is pleased to introduce the KFL 3rd digital curation exhibition: Conversations about Islam and the West. This 3rd edition is a digital display of the materials from the UCCS Student-led “Getting Comfortable” podcast series that focuses on breaking down troubling assumptions and orientalized tropes attached to Islam vis-à-vis the “West.”

Disability, Deafness & the Body Onscreen
Wednesday, April 17 from 6 – 8:15 p.m. | Dwire 121


Training on Career Support for Undocumented Students: Earning Income While Undocumented with Juntos 2
Thursday, April 18 from 9 – 10 a.m. | UC 124

  • Presented by Joshua Stallings, Program Manager of Advocacy at Juntos 2, this training is to better understand the work options available for undocumented immigrants via independent contract work with an overview of key steps to begin work as an independent contractor. Open to faculty, staff and students.

Disability, Deafness & the Body Onscreen
Thursday, April 18 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Ent Center for the Arts

Therapeutic Thursdays: Relaxing Galaxy Bottles
Thursday, April 18 from 2 – 4 p.m. | Student Life Lounge

  • Come join us as we destress by making Relaxing Galaxy Bottles during Stress Awareness Month. Anybody and everybody are welcome to join and bring friends!

What’s Next: Stepping On the Road to Graduate School
Thursday, April 18 from 4 – 6 p.m. | T. Rowe Price Career and Innovation Center

  • Step on the road towards your future higher education adventure! Join us for a two-part event that begins with an insightful information session about all the things to consider when thinking about and preparing to apply for Graduate School. In the second part, we will be joined by a panel of current graduate students from a variety of departments who will share their experiences! Learn more here.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training (Students Only)
Thursday, April 18 from 4:45 – 6 p.m. | UC 122

  • QPR – Question, Persuade, & Refer. Suicide Prevention. Join this training for students with the Wellness Center.

Zero-Proof Happy Hour
Thursday, April 18 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.


DEI Munch & Learn Arab American Heritage Month
Friday, April 19 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. | UC 122 or join virtually

  • The Division of DEI Presents: The DEI Munch & Learn. This series provides an interactive educational opportunity for UCCS to learn about the significance and history of heritage and identity centric months that we celebrate at UCCS. The program will highlight Arab American Heritage Month. Carole Woodall, Associate Professor in the Department of History, will lead a conversation with Vice Chancellor Rame Hanna. Come learn, engage, and enjoy some food with us!

Friday, April 19 from 12 – 1 p.m. | UCCS Farmhouse

  • Explore the benefits of community and togetherness: Did you know that healthy connections with other people significantly reduces our risk of cardiovascular disease? Or that quality social connections are linked to lower blood pressure, less inflammation, and reduce risk of diabetes? Join us for friendship, food and a discussion about the importance of belonging.

Emotional Support Pickle Project
Friday, April 19 from 2 – 3 p.m. | Student Life Lounge

  • Life isn’t always “bread and butter,” so this pickle is here to help you “dill” with all that life throws your way! For this four-week series, members of the Needlecraft Club will teach you how to crochet your very own emotional support pickle, with all supplies provided.

Taylor Swift Trivia and Listening Party
Friday, April 19 from 5 – 8 p.m. | Trinity Brewing Forge Location

  • Calling all Swifties! Join us to celebrate the release of Taylor Swift’s new album, The Tortured Poets Department. We will be playing two rounds of trivia and will be listening to the new album while we make friendship bracelets!

Cornhole Doubles Tournament
Friday, April 19 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Alpine Field

Kids Night Out – Climb Night
Friday, April 19 from 6 – 9 p.m. | UCCS Rec Center


UCCSlead Day of Service
Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Berger Hall

  • Join us as we complete service projects that benefit the UCCS campus and Colorado Springs communities! Free food and transportation to service sites will be provided. Learn about the site options here.

Paddleboarding and Kayaking
Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Pueblo Reservoir

  • Join Campus Recreation for a paddleboarding and kayaking excursion! Learn more here.



Colorado Mesa at UCCS
Friday, April 19 at 3 p.m. | Mountain Lion Park

Colorado Mesa at UCCS
Doubleheader on Saturday, April 20 at 12 p.m. | Mountain Lion Park

Colorado Mesa at UCCS
Sunday, April 21 at 12 p.m. | Mountain Lion Park


Colorado Mesa at UCCS
Friday, April 19 at 4 p.m. | Mountain Lion Stadium

Westminster at UCCS
Sunday, April 21 at 1 p.m. | Mountain Lion Stadium

Arts & Culture

Student Recital: Miller & Butterfield
Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • Join the Ent Center for the Arts for a student recital.

Wellness Wednesdays
Wednesday, April 17 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.

VAPA Events: To Sing or Not to Sing? An Evening of Shakespeare in Song
Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • Directed by Solveig Olsen, “To Sing or Not to Sing? An Evening of Shakespeare in Song” will feature songs based on the works of William Shakespeare. Come and hear classically set sonnets, musical theater, current pop hits, and a brand new composition by UCCS sophomore Autumn Choate! The program includes references to Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, and more.

VAPA Events: UCCS Brass Quintet
Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • The UCCS Brass Quintet has prepared an exciting concert filled with classic concert works ranging from Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina to Mozart to Samuel Barber along with arrangements of works from the Legend of Zelda series and the Lord of the Rings. The Ensemble is also excited to showcase three student compositions from within the quintet! Trumpetist Jackson Hicks, Euphoniumist Jadon Cruzan, and Tubist Autumn Choate have composed brand new works to be specially premiered at this concert! We hope you can join us for a night of moving works, incredible debuts, and some brass nonsense!

Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Runs April 19 – 21 with several showtimes | Shockley-Zalabak Theater

  • Once upon a time in a faraway land, an enchantress turns a cruel, unfeeling prince into a hideous beast. To break the spell, the beast must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. Presented by the Academy of Community Theatre (ACT II). Select a showtime and purchase tickets here.

Student Recital: Jackson & Summers
Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • Join the Ent Center for the Arts for a student recital.

Student Recital: Pacione
Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • Join the Ent Center for the Arts for a student recital.

Student Recital: Jacob Kruse
Sunday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m. | Chapman Foundation Recital Hall

  • ELECTROWAVE, the Rocky Mountain Electronic Music Festival is a weekend celebration of electronic music, electronic musical instruments and above all performers, composers and facilitators of electronic and electroacoustic music. The festival features a series of concerts, installations, talks, workshops and presentations, gathering together a broad spectrum of experimental music-makers from across the Rocky Mountains and beyond to perform, share, experience and discuss the many vibrant trends in electronic music performance today.

Check out the 2024 schedule at the Ent Center!

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