CU Denver is Loaded with Campus Events!
As you may know, CU Denver is in the heart of downtown Denver. As you can imagine there are a TON of things to do in Denver, but what is there to do on campus? One of the best things about college is that there is usually something cool to do on campus and CU Denver has cool things going on throughout the year!
One of the cool things that CU Denver does on campus every fall is the Annual Block Party. CU Denver closes Lawrence Street between 14th and 15th Streets in the downtown corridor. You can do anything like enjoy live music on a big stage (and if you’re good they might let you perform!) or win some free gear from local companies. There is great food from the awesome food truck vendors, and a sweet zip-line! Yes, you read that correctly, you can do a little zip-lining in the downtown jungle of Denver. This past year’s party had a 70′s flashback theme to help celebrate the University’s 40th Anniversary!
In the middle of each semester, (fall and spring) we have what is called the Fall Fest and the Spring Fling. There are all kinds of things going on during these events. There are contests, games, food trucks, free giveaways, and more food trucks. (I am a big fan of food trucks if you haven’t gathered!) Another benefit of the Fall Fest and the Spring Fling is that a large number of student clubs and organizations are there for sign-ups and other activities. So if you would like to learn more about certain clubs and organizations, including our very own Student Governments, this is a great time to break out of your shell and join the CU Denver community.
A lot of students wonder if we have any sports on campus, and the answer is YES! We are across the street from the Pepsi Center, where the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Mammoth play; and a short walk from Sports Authority Field at Mile High where the Denver Broncos and Colorado Outlaws play; we now officially have Club Sports at CU Denver!
You can join a team and even start up a new team if you think that CU Denver needs a new sport. We even have events that center around our teams. Every year our CU Denver Club Hockey team plays one of their games at the Pepsi Center and afterwards students can watch the Colorado Avalanche play!
There are plenty of events that go on at CU Denver for students to enjoy, as you can see! I only covered some of the more popular events but you can see upcoming events on the Student Life page of our website.
At CU Denver, you can Learn with Purpose and have fun at the same time!
Mel – Senior Biology Student at CU Denver