Kick off the fall term with this season's must-attend events

Kick off the fall term with this season’s must-attend events

Whether you’re a brand new RMCAD student or a seasoned upperclassman, attending back-to-school events are essential to getting the most out of your college experience. This fall you have the opportunity to make new friends, hang out with professors, and connect with business professionals at several of our fun, educational, and informational events. Mark your calendars and register to attend today!

August 28 – September 1, 2023 – Welcome Week
Kick off the first week of the term with a variety of fun activities, free food, and exciting community events. During Welcome Week, you can participate in a mix of on-campus and online events including a burrito bar, international lunch, and resource + job fair. Additionally, Student Ambassadors will be hosting a field trip to the 40 West Arts District, which is the perfect opportunity to get inspired and check out the art representing our vibrant community.

August 31, 2023 – Radiance Awards
The Radiance Awards are a celebration of individuals from the RMCAD community whose achievements have made a significant impact in the art and design world. This year’s recipients Xi Zhang (Fine Arts, 2008) and Luke Flowers (Illustration, 2000) will revisit their alma mater to host workshops, share their artwork, and accept the prestigious Radiance Award.

Zhang is a world-renowned painter who has exhibited his work in shows at the Songzhuang Art Museum in Beijing, URRA in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Ornaments at the White House. Flowers is an author and illustrator who has worked on more than 75 titles, including the New York Times Best-seller “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” poems by Fred Rogers, and “The Muppets Christmas Carol” storybook.

September 9, 2023 – RMCAD Day of Service
Mark your calendars for one of our largest civic engagement events of the year. RMCAD’s Day of Service, open to students, faculty, and staff, will be dedicated to participating in a variety of service projects in and around Denver to give back to the community.

Participants will sign up for one of four different volunteer opportunities and will work on-site with their group before returning to campus for a complimentary lunch. Keep an eye on the events calendar for more information and sign up details!

September 13, 2023 – Fall Club Fair
RMCAD’s annual Fall Club Fair is the perfect event to discover active groups, meet club leaders, and register to take part in your favorite activities. This in-person event is a great introduction to student life on campus, and a valuable tool to make the most out of your art school experience.

Can’t make it in-person? Join us on Wednesday, September 20, for our Virtual Club Fair from 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. MT on Zoom. Clubs will be available in breakout rooms and you can meet with leaders and move between rooms as you please. Keep an eye on the events calendar for more information!

September 15, 2023 – Meow Wolf – Explore Colorado
Explore Colorado is an activities package filled with fun, friends, and fabulous finds for new RMCAD students. Whether you’ve lived in Colorado your entire life or are a new resident of our incredible state, the Explore Colorado series will open your eyes and mind to fun, new activities just a short distance from campus. 

Starting off the activities, students will attend Meow Wolf’s newest permanent exhibition, Convergence Station. This exhibition is described as “unforgettable, transformational, and not to be missed.” A student-favorite trip, be sure to register before spots fill up or close by September 15, 2023.

For more information and to register for these upcoming events, visit the RMCAD events calendar. We hope to see you at some of these great back-to-school events!


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