With football season upon us, Boulderites are dressing up in their most festive black and gold each Saturday in support of our beloved CU Buffs. In addition to this fun tradition, there are plenty of other ways to get involved with the campus community and show off your school spirit. Here are some creative ways for students, alumni, and CU fans to display their school pride.
Before each home game, CU football players, coaches, the Golden Buffs Marching Band, and the Spirit Squad gather along Pearl Street for a lively parade and performance. Led by Steven Tebo’s vintage fire truck, Buffs fans, players, cheerleaders, and CU students can join the group as it heads west, stopping at each block for a special show.
CU Boulder offers a variety of ways to get involved with campus life, even if you’re not a student. Starting 9/28, CU on the Weekend Lectures kick off with a presentation from Professor Keith Waters, a music theory instructor. His presentation examines music in post WWI Paris, specifically focusing on Dadaism, futurism, and jazz.
On 11/8, witness Pearl Street turn black and gold in honor of CU’s homecoming football game against Stanford. Boulder comes alive during CU’s homecoming week as the city comes out to watch the parade and join in pep rally festivities.Grab a pom pom from the Alumni Association spirit tent opposite the Boulder Courthouse lawn and cheer on the parade.
This free tailgate is held before each home game and welcomes all CU fans. Activities include kids’ games, a photo op with our lovable mascot Ralphie, marching band performances, food, beverages, and more. Mingle with other CU Boulder enthusiasts and get excited for the game ahead.
Our favorite university offers plenty of other opportunities outside of football games to watch thrilling sporting events. This fall, watch the women’s volleyball team or the men’s and women’s basketball teams go head-to-head against some of the country’s top collegiate teams. Pack the gym to cheer on CU to victory!
CU offers plenty of ways to get involved with the local, state, national, and international communities, including alternative breaks. These community service-based vacations are offered on weekends and over scheduled school breaks. Get a group of friends together and spend the time off bettering the community and connecting with people from different backgrounds while showing your school spirit!
There are numerous ways to show your CU Boulder enthusiasm throughout the school year. Make new friends at public tailgates and celebratory parades during football season or act as an ambassador for the university during a community service project. This great university extends beyond Boulder and unites people around the country through the black and gold.