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Block Break Programming

Campus Activities, in conjunction with many partners, offers programming over all block breaks and many extended breaks*, such as Fall, Winter, and Spring Breaks - *for students with extended break stay approval.

While many departments offer extended trips away from campus over breaks, the activities offered by Campus Activities are typically low-key day trips around the local area or events on campus that allow you to use your break to rest, relax, and rejuvenate between busy blocks. If you are interested in trips further afield for block break, keep your eyes on student digest as well as the Collaborative for Community Engagement and the Outdoor Education Summit Portals. 

Campus Activities' Block Break offerings typically consist of at least:

  • 1 on campus event (DIY Spa Day, Community Meals, Art Classes at Bemis, etc.)
  • 1 day-trip to an area attraction (the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Cave of the Winds, Denver Musuems, etc.)
  • 1 in town activity (Roller Skating, Bowling, Movie Theater, Shopping, etc.)

These activities are advertised via Block Break Digest which is released on the 3rd Wednesday of each block around noon; they are also posted here.

Have an idea for a new Block Break Offering? Want to advertise an opportunity in the Block Break Digest? Email us at 

Campus Partners who make up the Campus Activities Block Break Committee include:


for Wednesday, March 11 - Sunday, March 22

  • Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.
  • Follow respiratory etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of it in the trash can immediately and then wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve and then wash your hands.
  • Hand hygiene: Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially the nose, mouth, and eye areas.
  • Take care of yourself and maintain healthy habits: get plenty of sleep, stay active, don’t smoke, stay hydrated and eat nutritious foods.

Out of an abundance of caution, all in person spring break activities have been cancelled or postponed. As virtual event opportunities are finalized, we will share information about participation with students via email. 

*Which campus partners make up the Block Break Planning Committee, working to specifically offer low-key, local, and FREE (or inexpensive) opportunities over block and extended breaks? 

  • Montana Bass, The Wellness Resource Center 
  • Noble Gough, The Butler Center 
  • Amy Hill, Director of Campus Activities & Student Orientation 
  • Jeremiah Houck, Bemis School of Art 
  • Pearl Leonard-Rock, The Butler Center 
  • Cody Porter, Residential Experience Team 
  • Nikkita McPherson, Student Success & Opportunities Hub 
  • Antonio Soto, Office of Campus Activities 

We have a lot of fun planning and implementing these programs and would LOVE to hear from you if you have ideas for future block break trip opportunities; so do not hesitate to let any of us know! Please take care of each other and yourselves; have a great spring break!