Homecoming & Family Weekend
Schedule of Events 2015


Tuesday, October 13



Wednesday, October 14

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Class of '65 Reunion Dinner - Invitation Only

4:30 p.m.
Hilton Fort Collins

Thursday, October 15

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


College of Natural Sciences Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Biology and Chemistry Building

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Corner of Pitkin and East Drive

Distinguished Alumni Awards

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Lory Student Center, Main Ballroom
Join the CSU Alumni Association as we recognize 20 alumni and friends who have made significant contributions to their community, profession, and/or the University. Register online and read about our recipients at www.alumni.colostate.edu.


Residence Halls Lobby Decorating Contest - Student event

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Friday, October 16

Homecoming & Family Weekend Check-In

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Location TBD
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 (81st 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 1965 will be inducted into the 50 Year Club and the Outstanding Achievement Awards will be given.

College of Business Scholarship Luncheon - Invitation Only

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lory Student Center Ballroom


RAMFAM and Housing Options After the First Year

Time and location TBD
RAMFAM and Housing Options presentation, 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Join us as we discuss students' housing options after their first year of living on campus.
Tour the Lory Student Center, 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Connect with families by region in the U.S. and participate in a tour of 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.

Contact: CSU Events at csuevents@colostate.edu or (877) 498-7787.


Anthropolgy Connections Talk and After-Party



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.


ASCSU Alumni Reunion

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

Immediately following the Homecoming parade, visit with ASCSU students and alumni, hear updates from the current ASCSU president and vice president, and learn about the new initiative to tell the story of shared governance at CSU. Refreshments will be provided. (Please note that the Longs Peak Room has been relocated above the ASCSU Senate Chambers.)


Class Reunions Dessert Reception

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

All reunion classes (1945, 1955, 1965) 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.


Alumni Band Hot Spot 



Hillel's Family Weekend Shabbat Dinner

Time TBD
David and Laura Merage Hillel Center, 720 W. Laurel St.

Contact alex@hillelcolorado.org.


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Saturday, October 17

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


Black Rams Alumni/Parent Breakfast - CANCELLED



College of Agricultural Sciences Scholarship Brunch – Invitation only

9 a.m.
Hilton Fort Collins


Homecoming & Family Weekend Check-In

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location TBD

Pick up your registration packet and tickets, get some CSU stickers, and share your CSU memories.


Alumni Band Brunch & Rehearsal



College of Business Reunion at Rockwell

Time TBD
Rockwell Hall, East Lawn and Rockwell West


Homecoming and Family Weekend Tailgate

11 a.m.
RamTown/Hughes Stadium - Alumni Association Tent
Rally with fellow Ram fans before the football game. Music and cash bar available. Tailgate menu: brisket, sausage, pulled pork, veggie patty of quinoa grain, potato salad, spicy slaw, beans, and chocolate brownie bites.

Homecoming Football Game: CSU vs. Air Force

Kickoff 1:30 p.m.
Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium
Cheer the Rams to a Homecoming victory over Air Force.

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Sunday, October 18