Throughout the 1980s and 1990s students on United States campuses continued to stand in solidarity with other people throughout the world. In 1989, University of Denver (DU) students organized in solidarity with Chinese citizens who rallied after the death of political reformist Hu Yaobang. Many of the participants in the Tiananmen Square protest were international students studying at DU during the time of the protests in Tiananmen Square.

In 1991, students and community members gathered several time in opposition to the United States’ involvement in the Gulf War. These protests were not multi-day as Woodstock West was, but were rather single-day demonstrations.