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All Honors students are required to accumulate 15 extracurricular points each year.

Below is a list of suggested events and activities.

Note: If you are participating in community or volunteer activities please contact Jennifer Lutes, for an evaluation of your event and amount of points awarded.

Please see the Extracurricular Point Menu below for a description of types of events that can be awarded points. If you know of events or activities and do not see them below, please contact Jennifer so the events can be advertised to fellow Honors students.  

2015-2016 Extracurricular Point Total - Please select the link to see your total points for this year.



The Honors Program now has a new mass text service. Text JOIN1 to 84483 to receive ALL messages from the Honors Program!

Don't worry we wont spam you. No more than 2 messages will be sent out a month beginning in August. Texts will inform members about monthly outings, high priority information or an event's cancellation.


PHABS & Think Tank: Change in Command

  • The Interim 2015-2016 PHABS Representatives are: (point worth: 6)
    • Lindsey Lake
    • PJ Valenzuela
    • Shawn Nogrady
    • David Spittler
  • This years Think Tank Officers are: (point worth: 3)
    • President: Tyler Anderson
    • VP: Vacant
    • Secretary: Vacant
    • Treasure: Vacant

For more information about Think Tank. Please visit the Think Tank website by clicking here: Think Tank




Past Events / Activities:


Saturday. August 15th - Honors Orientation

Tuesday - August 18th (Sandwiches) & Wednesday - August 19th (BBQ)

Thurs. - August 27th - BUSINESS BBQ (hosted by the College of Business)  



All events and activities are based on a first come, first served basis so please act quickly when these event tickets are posted. THEY WILL GO FAST! For early notifications sign-up for our message-to-text alerts. For more information see Jennifer Lutes in the Honors House.



IMAX movie at the Museum of Nature and Science: Journey to Space  

(Point worth: 2 - with attendance)

Sunday, Sept. 13th @ 2pm 

Humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon, and lived continuously in orbit. Next stop … Mars! Journey to Space 3D explores how NASA’s impending era will be its greatest yet by showcasing plans for such audacious missions as landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteroids. From behind the scenes at NASA to the suspense of operations way out in space, this sweeping film creates both a new appreciation for humankind’s amazing journey in space so far and inspires the next generation of young people to dream of reaching new horizons.

Watch the Trailer here: Journey to Space



Blood Meridian and Ben Nichols (Point worth: 2 - with submission)
September 8th, at 6pm (all ages)

Tickets are available HERE

(free tickets are avialable for MSU Denver Students)

Blood Meridian


NUPOC Program (Point worth: 2 - with attendance)

September 9th, at 2:30 pm

Presentation on the NUPOC (Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate) Program for students.

What Will You Do?

If selected as an officer in the Navy’s nuclear field, you will have joined a world leader in applied sciences. The Navy excels in nuclear engineering and nuclear power-plant operation with the world’s most comprehensive technical training in nuclear energy and nuclear propulsion.


Age: At least 19 and less than 29 years of age at commissioning.

Waivers considered up to 31 for Surface and Submarine Warfare, Waivers considered up to 35 for Naval Reactors Engineer and Nuclear Power School Instructor

Citizenship: US Citizenship required

Education: Completed a minimum of one year each of calculus-based physics, and calculus. NR Engineer and NPS Instructor applicants must be majoring in a technical field such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, or engineering.

Gender: Male and Female.


Writing Center Clinic - Sept. 10 @ 2:00 (Thursday) in KC 421 (Point worth: 2 - with submission)

Clinic #1: Chip Off the Old (Writer's) Block with Melissa 

Reservations can be made here:


For students interested in undergraduate research.

There is a workshop called “What is Research” on 9/10 at 2:00 in our office (325 Admin). Other workshops are held throughout the year. Click Here. 


TEDx Talk

September 19th (5pm - 9pm) - (Point worth: 2 - with submission)

Every Honors student is invited to attend this year's TEDx talk at the Macky Auditorium in Boulder.  The event will be held on Saturday, September 19th from 5:00p-9:00p.  The doors open at 4:00, and it is suggested that you arrive early as the seating is general admission. Here is a link to the event that gives directions and lists the speakers for the evening.




Jane Goodall to give free lecture! - October 1, 2015. (Point worth: 2 - with submission)

Pioneering primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall will give a free lecture at the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Goodall, whose landmark study of chimpanzees in Tanzania began in 1960, laid the foundation for research and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. 

Free tickets for the event will be made available to the public beginning Sept. 10. Tickets for Goodall's event will be made available online starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 through the Macky Auditorium website.

Jane Goodall

Writing Center Clinic - Oct. 12 @ noon (Monday) in KC 421 (Point worth: 2 - with submission)

Clinic #2: Defeating the Thesis with Mackenzie and Kelcie

Reservations can be made here:


His Holiness the Dalai Lama will spend two days in Colorado - October 21, 2015. 

(Point worth: 2 - with submission)

The Dalai Lama describes his three primary commitments as promoting human values such as compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment, and discipline; promoting religious harmony with respect for one another’s traditions; and acting as a free spokesperson in the Tibetan struggle for justice.

In the Buddhist tradition, the path to lasting happiness lies in living in thoughtful commitment to relieving suffering, developing inner and outer peace, and living with ethical awareness. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address these areas during events here in Colorado. 

This is at the Coors Event Center in Boulder, Colorado.

Morning Teaching by His Holiness
9:30 - 11:30 AM (Please be seated by 9:15 AM) - The Eight Verses of Training the Mind by Master Langri Tangpa
Afternoon Public Talk by His Holiness
1:30 - 3:30 PM (Please be seated by 1:15 PM) - The Wisdom of Compassion: Creating Peace, Happiness, and Meaningful Lives in the 21st Century

Dalai Lama


Epic Escape Game  (Point worth: 2 - with attendance)

The concept is simple: You and your team will be locked in a room where you have 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles and escape the room before your time is up. 

Toys in The Attic:

You just inherited your great aunt's old house.  Rummaging around in the attic, the door slams shut and you are locked in.  All you see is old toys. Then you remember your great aunt always saying "The robot holds the key".  Now it makes sense.  Find the robot, get the key and unlock the door.  Remember, toys can play too.

Toys in the Attic




Writing Center Clinic - Nov. 10 @ 9:30 (Tuesday) in KC 421 (Point worth: 2 - with submission)

Clinic #3: Mastering MLA with Rachel

Reservations can be made here:


December - Undetermined