Homecoming & Family Weekend
Schedule of Events 2014

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Wednesday, October 15

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Class of '64 Reunion Dinner - Invitation Only

4:30 p.m.
Hilton Fort Collins

 

Thursday, October 16

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Breakfast and Tours - Invitation Only

8:30 a.m.
Diagnostic Medicine Center and Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 300 W. Drake Road

 

College of Natural Sciences Scholarship Luncheon - Invitation Only

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hilton Fort Collins

 

Distinguished Alumni Awards

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center, Main Ballroom
Join the CSU Alumni Association as we recognize 19 alumni and friends who have made significant contributions to their community, profession, and/or the University. Read about our recipients at www.alumni.colostate.edu.

 

Theatre: The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams

7:30 p.m.
University Theatre, University Center for the Arts

Ticket Thursday: CSU students FREE*
The Glass Menagerie is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that catapulted playwright Tennessee Williams to international fame. Drawn from Williams’ life, this memory play is a dream-like exploration of the universal themes of the elusiveness of truth, the necessity of forgiveness, and the power of memory. *Space is limited and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis at the Ticket Office at (970) 491-ARTS (2787).


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Friday, October 17

Homecoming & Family Weekend Check-In

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Alumni Center, 1301 S. College Ave.
Stop by the Alumni Center to pick up your registration packet and tickets, get some CSU stickers, and share your CSU memories.

 

College of Health and Human Sciences Homecoming and Donor Recognition Breakfast - Invitation Only

8 - 10 a.m.
Hilton Fort Collins


50 Year Club Luncheon (80th Annual)

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hilton Fort Collins

All graduates of 50 years or more ago are invited to the annual luncheon. The class of 1964 will be inducted into the 50 Year Club and the Outstanding Achievements Awards will be given.

 
College of Business Scholarship Luncheon

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lincoln Center, Canyon West Ballroom

 

Lory Student Center Renovation Tours

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lory Student Center - Campus information desk

Check out the newly-renovated Lory Student Center! Group tours will take guests through highlights of the renovation, including the expanded ballrooms, transformed Ramskeller, and new spaces dedicated to our Student Diversity Programs and Services offices. Groups will meet at the campus information desk on the main level, just inside the east plaza entrance.

 

SLiCE Open House

All day
Lory Student Center, SLiCE suite

Anyone who has participated in SLiCE programs (LeaderShape, PLP, Alt Breaks, etc.), student organizations, or worked in the SLiCE office is welcome to stop by the newly renovated SLiCE suite. Comments from the director will follow the Homecoming Parade.

 

RAMFAM and Housing Options After the First Year

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre

Join us as we discuss students' housing options after their first year of living on campus and connect families by region to tour the newly renovated Lory Student Center.

Contact: Parent and Family Programs

 

Festival on the Oval

3:30 - 6 p.m.
CSU Oval
Enjoy the festivities on the Oval before the parade begins with live music, activities for kids, food trucks, and a beer garden. We'll also have yearbooks on hand for reminiscing. The event is free and open to the public (food and beer are not free).

 

Homecoming Parade

4:30 - 6 p.m.
Parade Route
From Howes and Oak down through the Oval to the West Lawn, watch the popular Homecoming parade and how the entrants are showcasing this year’s theme: 100 years of Homecoming.
Contact: CSU Events at csuevents@colostate.edu or (877) 498-7787.

 

Anthropolgy Connections Talk and After-Party

6 - 7 p.m.
Behavioral Sciences Building, Rm. 107

The CSU Anthropology Department is proud to present Dr. April Nowell (University of Victoria), who will give a talk on Venus figurines, "Pornography is in the Eye of the Beholder: Sex, Science and the Media in the Study of Ice-Age Figurines."

 

ASCSU Alumni Reunion

6:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center - Longs Peak Room

Immediately following the Homecoming parade, visit with fellow ASCSU alumni, hear updates from the current ASCSU president and vice president, the announcement of the Keith M. Miser ASCSU Student Leadership winner, and visit with current ASCSU students.

 

Class Reunions Dessert Reception

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center Theatre, West Ballroom

All reunion classes (1944, 1954, 1964) are invited to attend a dessert and coffee reception following the Homecoming Parade. Attendees will be able to view the Homecoming festivities on the West Lawn, including the bonfire, fireworks, and traditional lighting of the A.

 

Friday Night Lights: Pep Rally, Bonfire, Fireworks, and Lighting of the A

6 p.m.
West Lawn
The end of the parade serves as the beginning of the Homecoming pep rally where we gear up for the big game on Saturday. Stay for the bonfire, fireworks, and lighting of the A. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Music: Men's Chorus & University Chorus Concert

7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts

This concert features a wide variety of styles, genres, and music from various cultures: from Renaissance to barbershop, from classical to vocal jazz, and Men’s Glee Club music – something for everyone!

 

Theatre: The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams

7:30 p.m.
University Theatre, University Center for the Arts

The Glass Menagerie is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that catapulted playwright Tennessee Williams to international fame. Drawn from Williams’ life, this memory play is a dream-like exploration of the universal themes of the elusiveness of truth, the necessity of forgiveness, and the power of memory.

 

Alumni Band Hot Spot 

8 p.m.
The Mayor of Old Town, 632 S. Mason St.
Catch up with fellow Alumni Band members. Parking is available along Mason Street and Laurel Avenue.


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Saturday, October 18

Homecoming & Family Weekend Check-In

8 - 10 a.m.
Alumni Center, 1301 S. College Ave.

Stop by the Alumni Center to pick up your registration packet and tickets, get some CSU stickers, and share your CSU memories.

 
Homecoming 5K Race

8 - 9:15 a.m.
CSU Oval

An event for the whole family! Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in the 5K race around the beautiful CSU campus. Children are invited to take part in the free Kids Fun Run at 9 a.m. led by CAM the Ram. www.hes.chhs.colostate.edu/outreach/homecoming

 

Phi Kappa Tau Open House Brunch

9 - 11 a.m.
Remington House

Connect with alumni members and current members of Phi Kappa Tau at the old fraternity house. Brunch will be served throughout the open house.

 

College of Business Reunion at Rockwell

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Rockwell Hall, East Lawn and Rockwell West

Enjoy a live band, food, and s'mores on the East Lawn and face painting, balloon artists, and businesses from the Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge and other programs in Rockwell West.

 

College of Agricultural Sciences Donor Brunch – Invitation only

9:30 a.m.
Hilton Fort Collins

 

Alumni Band Brunch & Rehearsal

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, University Center for the Arts

Enjoy a complimentary brunch with fellow band alumni, and rehearse for the big game performance. Music for the pre-game and halftime performance is available at bands.colostate.edu/alumni.

 

UCA Open House Tours

10 a.m. - noon*
University Center for the Arts

Tour the state-of-the art facility that houses music, theatre, dance, and art at CSU – a beloved building of Fort Collins that once served as Fort Collins High School.
*Guided tours at 10 and 11 a.m. Self-guided tour information also available.

 

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life Homecoming & Family Weekend Bagel Brunch

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
David and Laura Merage Hillel Center, 720 W. Laurel St.

 

Lory Student Center Renovation Tours

11 a.m. to noon
Lory Student Center - Campus information desk

Check out the newly-renovated Lory Student Center! Group tours will take guests through highlights of the renovation, including the expanded ballrooms, transformed Ramskeller, and new spaces dedicated to our Student Diversity Programs and Services offices. Groups will meet at the campus information desk on the main level, just inside the east plaza entrance.

 

Rehearsal with CSU Marching Band

1 p.m.
Hughes Stadium

 

Homecoming and Family Weekend Tailgate

2 - 4:30 p.m.
RamTown/Hughes Stadium - Alumni Association Tent
Gather with 800 others who are celebrating Ram Pride before the football game. There will be live music and good food. Everyone - alumni, parents, families, Ram fans - is welcome!

Homecoming Football Game: CSU vs. Utah State

Kickoff 5 p.m.
Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium
Cheer the Rams to a Homecoming victory over Utah State.

 

Theatre: The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams

7:30 p.m.
University Theatre, University Center for the Arts

The Glass Menagerie is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that catapulted playwright Tennessee Williams to international fame. Drawn from Williams’ life, this memory play is a dream-like exploration of the universal themes of the elusiveness of truth, the necessity of forgiveness, and the power of memory.

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Sunday, October 19

 

Theatre: The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams

7:30 p.m.
University Theatre, University Center for the Arts

Ticket Sundays: Community members FREE*
The Glass Menagerie is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that catapulted playwright Tennessee Williams to international fame. Drawn from Williams’ life, this memory play is a dream-like exploration of the universal themes of the elusiveness of truth, the necessity of forgiveness, and the power of memory.
*Space is limited and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis at the Ticket Office at (970) 491-ARTS (2787).