10 things to do this week: TEDx talk, bouldering at The Rec, more – CU Boulder Today

Welcome back! This week brings Buff Meet-Ups, “Hansel and Gretel” opera, events to help you get involved this semester, Bouncing Back: Resilience During a Pandemic and more.

Monday, Jan. 11

3–3:15 p.m.  Virtual
Meet the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) staff and learn about the variety of events, programs, and services offered. Register here.

 Runs through 11 p.m. Feb. 15 Virtual
The Eklund Opera Program brings the Brothers Grimm to the Music Theatre with Humperdinck’s decadent opera “Hansel and Gretel.” Indulge your imagination as you join two children venturing into the woods in search of something sweet to eat. With deliciously rich orchestration, simmering wit, and a sumptuous witch hiding out in a candy-coated cottage, this famous fairy tale is delightful at any age.


Tuesday, Jan. 12

10–11 a.m.  Virtual
Moving away from home or sending your child to school can be scary. In this informational session, CU Boulder Police will introduce you to our full-service police department, share our top campus crimes and teach you ways to help prevent those crimes from happening to you.

 11 a.m.  Virtual
Get the inside scoop on college life from Journey Leader Mentors. These students are here to help you navigate the transition to CU Boulder. They will share advice on what to expect, favorite campus resources, how to get involved and much more. Register here.

 4 p.m.  Virtual
Year 2020 is over, but there are still challenges ahead. Register for this event and join your fellow Buffs in learning how to prepare for the challenges of the future, build resiliency, seek out resources for your wellness and more.

5:30–6:30 p.m.  Virtual 
Join this virtual workshop with Lighthouse Writers to learn how the Abad◮Anaya artist collective partners with community to create art projects designed to help the spirit of humanity thrive and combat social isolation and rising political divisions. Register here.

More Buff Meet-Ups

Interested in hiking? Love Star Wars? Consider yourself a foodie? Join a Buff Meet-Up to connect with fellow Buffs who have the same interests! Meet-ups are totally casual and a great way to find your community on campus. Open to students in all colleges, schools and programs.

Find More Meet-Ups on the Events Calendar


Wednesday, Jan. 13

 11 a.m.  Zoom 
Start your semester on the right foot by learning how to get involved. Join Colin Spaulding from the Center of Student Involvement in a conversation about how you can find opportunities on campusregister today!

 Jan. 5–14  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Rec Center
Have you always wanted to try bouldering but don’t know how to go about it? Or perhaps you don’t have the right equipment? Well, now is your chance! The Rec Center is offering free shoe rentals and free bouldering at the state of the art climbing wall through Jan. 14. Be sure to register today to reserve your spot!

6–7:30 p.m.  Virtual
Take time out of your week to relax and craft with your peers. DIY Night is a great way to engage with others from home, while participating in a number of craft projects. Students will register for the event, and once accepted into the event, they will receive an email with instructions on how to pick up their kit from the Center for Student Involvement office.


Thursday, Jan. 14

 7 p.m.  Virtual
Join TEDx speaker Amanda Dobra Hope in a conversation about how to discover who you are and how to be your most authentic self! Register here.