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Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is celebrating its 150th anniversary all year long with events that look back on our legacy and look forward to the next century and a half of impact. This year’s Homecoming & Family Weekend marks our first chance to commemorate the sesquicentennial together as one community of alumni, students, families, and friends. Join us for a fun and memorable lineup of festivities honoring our past, present, and future.

This year’s Homecoming & Family Weekend will take place Wednesday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 6. CSU takes on San Diego State in the Homecoming football game on Saturday at 8 p.m. Please check back often for a complete schedule of events. 

Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center

The Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center, located on the northeast corner of Canvas Stadium, is your home on campus. We were honored to welcome alumni back to campus, as well as new Rams families just getting started on their CSU journeys. Stop by for information about Homecoming & Family Weekend events, explore stories about CSU’s heritage and amazing alumni, record your own CSU story in the Ann Gill Storytelling Booth, and take part in the tailgate party before the football game.

Parking and navigating around campus

Visit CSU’s interactive maps page for detailed information about parking and getting around campus. Please note that the Friday afternoon Homecoming Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. and will affect traffic patterns and parking around campus. You can view a map of the Parade route, including road closures herePlease note that special parking restrictions are in place on Friday night and all day Saturday due to the home football game. General parking will not be available on campus starting at 10 p.m. on Friday night, until 90 minutes after the game ends on Saturday. For additional information about game day parking, tailgating, and clear bag policy, please visit the Game Day Website.

Contact Us

(800) 286-2586 – Alumni Association programming and general information
(970) 491-6680 – Parent and Family Programs

Download the CSU Alumni App!

Stay connected during Homecoming on your phone! Download the CSU Alumni App at the app store or on Google Play.

Student Recreation Center Special Offer

Need a place to work out? Visitors may buy a special 4-day pass to the Student Recreation Center for just $10. Stop by the Rec Center lobby desk for details and to get your pass!


Gold Sponsors


Green Sponsors

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

Watch the video for a fun recap of the weekend’s events. See you next year!

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, Oct. 2

  • Homecoming Kickoff at XGolf Fort Collins

Thursday, Oct. 3

  • Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner

Friday, Oct. 4

  • 50 Year Club Luncheon
  • Festival on the Oval
  • Homecoming Parade
  • Friday Night Lights: Bonfire, Lighting of the A

Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Homecoming 5K Race
  • Parent and Family Breakfast
  • Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate
  • CSU vs. San Diego State football game, kickoff 8 p.m.