Milo’s Maniacs

A volunteer experience to welcome CU Denver’s newest first-year & transfer students to campus.


The CU Denver Student Life & Campus Community Team is seeking up to 25 wild and crazy excited student leaders to serve as event assistants and school spirit champions at Convocation.

Convocation is a signature event of Lynx Launch, CU Denver's welcome program for new students.  These students will assist with the Student Life sponsored events on Friday, August 19, 2022 (Playfair and the Student Organizations Fair).  Opportunities for future volunteering as a Milo’s Maniac will be offered to selected students (Welcome Bash @ Wellness, Block Party, Fall Fest, and other Large Scale Student Life Events) during the 2022-2023 academic year. This is a volunteer experience.

Volunteer Duties:

  • Work from 8am – 2pm (Lunch & Staff T-shirt Provided)
  • Welcome students / check students into the event to Convocation
  • Pass out fun stuff from your Student Life SWAG Bag
  • Lead students from Convocation to Playfair locations
  • Assist the Playfair Facilitator with leading or guiding students through icebreakers and team builders
  • Lead students to the Lunch & Student Organizations Fair
  • Assist Student Life with the Student Organizations Fair; Answer questions about campus involvement and tell students about the Student Involvement Calculator
  • Get students excited to be a Lynx!

Perks For Students:

  • Milo’s Maniacs will be provided a Milo Maniac’s staff shirt to wear during the event
  • Volunteers get to talk to their peers about 1) their involvement in student organization(s) and campus offices, 2) fun things to do on and around campus and 3) share their #LynxLife journey at CU Denver!

Selection Process:

  • Fill out the application HERE.
  • Deadline to apply: Friday, April 22, 2022
  • Student Life staff will select up to 25 students.  You will be notified no later than May 6th if selected as we will order staff shirts this semester.


  • Attend Zoom training session the week of the event (Time/Date TBA)
  • Friday, August 19, 2022
    • Volunteer from 8 am – 2 pm
    • Arrive for shift: Pick up shirt, Get Decorated & Organize Spirit Swag Bag

New Student Convocation & Playfair is a part of CU Denver’s Extended Orientation program.  Convocation and Playfair take place the week before classes start. Here are some of the other events that take place that first week: Residence Hall move-in at City Heights and Lynx Crossing; First Generation Student Banquet; Connect 2 Campus Event Day; and New Student Convocation (Playfair / Barbeque & Student Organization Fair). There will also be 6 additional weeks of events to welcome and welcome back, CU Denver students.

Lynx Launch
Cartoon image of Milo the Lynx, our mascot