Welcome Home

Alumni, families, community members, and visitors are invited to Homecoming & Family Weekend, the time of year when we come together to celebrate Colorado State University’s past, present, and future.

Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center

Last year, we opened the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center, located on the northeast corner of Canvas Stadium. We were honored to welcome alumni back to campus with a home of their very own, as well as new Rams families just getting started on their CSU journeys. This year will be no different. 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 CSU vs. New Mexico 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!


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Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, Oct. 10

  • Alumni Night Out

Thursday, Oct. 11

  • Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner

Friday, Oct. 12

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

Saturday, Oct. 13

  • Parent and Family Breakfast
  • Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate, 10 a.m.
  • CSU vs. New Mexico football game – kickoff 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 14

  • Homecoming 5K Race