Along with finding yourself and your future career, college is about finding the folks who mesh with your specific brand of weird and hanging on to them through the ups and downs of young adulthood.
To aid in that journey, CU is home to hundreds of clubs and student organizations that cater to all the wild and wacky pursuits a campus of more than 30,000 students can dream up.
For a complete list of on-campus groups, visit the Center for Student Involvement website at colorado.edu/involvement. Don't see one you like? Make your own. Here are a few existing clubs that caught our eye:
Who doesn't want to fly a drone around Boulder to take cool pictures and videos?
This club combines photography with flying contraptions, which sounds like a winning combination to meet some great people and learn a thing or two.
People interested in joining the Airphoto Club can email firstname.lastname@example.org and answer the following questions: 1. Do you have a drone? 2. Do you have photography skills? 3. Do you know how to use Photoshop?
Doctor Who Club
With the news of this British sci-fi television show's female lead that made sad boys even more sad, this club is likely to have a lot to discuss during its weekly meetings. You might not learn anything about the medical field, but pop culture is important, too.
For more information, go to the club's Facebook page, facebook.com/groups/409548145778130, or email email@example.com.
Figure Drawing Club
If you've ever wanted to feel like you're way fancier than you actually are, this club allows you to draw live, nude models.
You don't even have to be an experienced artist to take part, and some supplies are provided. For more information about the club, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slackers at CU
These slackers understand the importance of finding balance in college.
If finding your center while traversing across a thin rope floats your boat, this slacklining club is there to teach beginners and challenge the experienced. Check out the club's Facebook page, facebook.com/groups/slackersatcu, for more information.
The Jam Society at CU Boulder
If you're in need of a good jam session — the music kind, not the jelly kind — this club gathers young musicians looking to play together.
Along with musical creation, the group frequents local concerts.
See if the club hits the right notes for you on its Facebook page, facebook.com/JamSocietyCUBoulder.
Elizabeth Hernandez: twitter.com/ehernandez