• Homecoming & Family Weekend Kickoff


    6 pm to 8 pm

    Kick off Homecoming & Family Weekend with us at the alumni-owned Ryan’s Sports Grill! Wear your best green and gold and jump into Ram game night as we test your CSU knowledge and gear up for a spirited weekend. Bring your competitive side for a chance to win fun prizes and giveaways. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided.

  • Distinguished Alumni Awards


    5 pm to 9 pm

    Join the CSU Alumni Association as we recognize alumni and friends who have made significant contributions to their community, profession, and the University.

    5 p.m. Reception outdoors in the Sutherland Sculpture Garden
    7 p.m. Awards Program in the Theatre (mask required)

  • Get Your Green On Deals


    All Day

    Businesses across Fort Collins have joined together to provide you with promotions and giveaways as part of our Homecoming and Family Weekend Get Your Green On initiative. To take advantage of these discounts, please follow the instructions below:

    • Visit participating businesses Friday, Oct. 8 (pro tip: these deals are good the Friday before EVERY home game, not just Homecoming!)
    • Wear your favorite CSU gear, green, or tell the participating business that you are there for the Get Your Green On promotion.
    • Enjoy your discount for supporting Colorado State.

    Click here for a list of participating businesses in the community. >>

  • 50 Year Club Luncheon


    10:30 am to 1 pm


    Hilton Fort Collins Ballrooms

    Started in 1934, the 50 Year Club is celebrating its 87th anniversary. This stalwart group of Rams includes anyone who graduated 50 or more years ago from Colorado State University. The class of 1970 and 1971 will be inducted into the 50 Year Club this year. We will also be recognizing our 2021 50 Year Club Awards recipients. Everyone is invited!

  • Black/African American Cultural Center Family and Alumni Kickbaacc Social Hour


    2 pm to 4 pm


    B/AACC Office (LSC 335)

    We welcome students, parents, and alumni as we celebrate Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Angelina Howard, and 50 Year Club Award winner, Vivian Kerr. Come enjoy an afternoon of spades, dominoes, dancing, good vibes, food, and conversation.

  • Women’s Soccer: CSU vs. Colorado College


    3 pm


    CSU Soccer Field

    Join us as we take on Colorado College! Soccer field is off Shields Street, next to the McGraw Athletic Center.

  • Get Your Green on the Plaza


    4 pm to 7 pm

    Colorado State University is eager to begin charging forward into a new year of opportunities, excitement, and community. Join us on the plaza for live music, food trucks, and fun for the whole community. Walk around the plaza to view student entries that creatively display CSU’s Homecoming theme, “Charging Forward,” and cast your vote on entries in the following categories: Colors (Green, Gold & Aggie Orange), recycled/repurposed material creations, best incorporation of a CSU tradition. Stay for the afternoon and then make your way over to Friday Night Lights. No need to register, come when you can!

    Students who want to register to participate in creating an installation, can do so here:

  • Member BBQ


    5:30 pm to 8 pm


    West of the Lagoon

    Join your fellow Alumni Association members for dinner and drinks before the Homecoming & Family Weekend Friday Night Lights festivities. Members and their guests are invited to an exclusive BBQ west of the Lagoon before you head to the bonfire, lighting of the A, and fireworks on the West Lawn.

    Your first drink is on us, and for the first time, this year we’ll be hosting a mini beer garden with additional drinks available for purchase from local breweries like Horse & Dragon and the Ramskeller. We’re also introducing a BBQ meal option available as an add-on when you register!

  • Friday Night Lights


    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Join us at Friday Night Lights for some of our favorite Homecoming traditions – the bonfire, fireworks, and lighting of the A. The event is free and open to the public. Gather on the lawn just west of the Lory Student Center.

  • Homecoming 5K Race


    8 am

    The annual Homecoming 5K is an event for the whole family. Both runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in the 5K race through campus, in addition to a virtual option.

  • CSU Leadership Meet & Greet – for Parents and Families


    9 am to 10:30 am


    Lory Student Center Ballroom

    Connect with fellow parents, families, and current students as we reunite for Homecoming weekend. We care about your student’s success and happiness at Colorado State University, and are excited to meet you. Join us at 9:15 a.m. for remarks from University leadership.

  • Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate – Homecoming Edition


    9:30 am to 1 pm


    Ram Walk

    The Colorado State University Alumni Association and CSU Athletics will be hosting a special tailgate experience prior to this year’s Homecoming football game against San Jose State! The tailgate is free and will open to the public four hours before kickoff, with live music, TVs showing national games, as well as food, beer, and wine for purchase. In addition, we are partnering with the CSU Meat Judging Team to provide a delicious and hearty game day BBQ meal that includes a beer/soda ticket to the tailgate bar. Tailgate registration is not required, but you must register/purchase a meal ticket if you wish to partake in the BBQ.

  • Men’s Basketball Scrimmage


    10 am


    Moby Arena

    Admission is free and we would love to see all of our Rams fans on campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend to join us as we head into the 2021 men’s basketball season.

  • Black/African American Cultural Center Homecoming Football Game Tailgate


    10:30 am to 1:30 pm


    Lagoon Fields

    Come enjoy free BBQ and Q’doba! This tailgate is for families, alumni, and students to get ready for the game at no cost! Located at Lagoon fields – across from Hartshorn and west of the Lory Student Center.

  • Homecoming Football Game


    1:30 pm


    Canvas Stadium

    Cheer the Rams to a Homecoming victory over San Jose State. Kickoff 1:30 p.m.