Events

  • Homecoming & Family Weekend Kickoff

    Time:

    4 pm to 6 pm

    Location:

    Canvas Stadium

    Help us kick off Homecoming and Family Weekend in style! Join us at New Belgium Porch in Canvas Stadium for an evening of Ram Pride and stalwart memories. Photo opportunities on the field, and food trucks and cash bar available!

  • Distinguished Alumni Awards

    Time:

    5 pm to 9 pm

    Colorado State University Alumni Association celebrates our distinguished alumni every year during Homecoming and Family Weekend with the Distinguished Alumni Awards. The program recognizes CSU alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally, brought honor to the University, and have made significant contributions of time and/or philanthropy to the University and their community. These alumni represent the very best of the values we hold dear – extraordinary achievement, selfless public service, and a lifelong commitment to Ram pride.

  • Parent and Family Programs HCFW Interest Sessions – Finding your Home: Housing Options for Next Year and Beyond

    Time:

    9 am to 10 am

    Location:

    Lory Student Center 308

    Is your student looking to stay or come back on-campus for housing, or looking for off-campus housing? Are they considering what type of housing will best meet their needs for next year and beyond? We are excited for your student’s potential transition into different housing options, and sometimes navigating that process can be complex in Fort Collins. This panel, presented by Off Campus Life and Housing and Dining Services will offer options that are available to students preparing for their second year or beyond.

  • Parent and Family Programs HCFW Interest Sessions – Experience an Education Abroad – 2022!

    Time:

    10 am to 11 am

    Location:

    Lory Student Center 304

    Traveling abroad gives CSU students a chance to engage in programs globally that focus on study, research, internships, service learning, and other opportunities. With a shifting world also comes different expectations around how students engage with international travel. Join both students and staff from the Education Abroad office to talk about opportunities as well as financial aid and other resources available to students who want to travel and study in another country.

  • Rams On Wheels

    A Community Bus Tour with Off-Campus Life

    Time:

    10 am to 3 pm

    Location:

    Lory Student Center Pickups start at LSC Transit Center and Moby Arena.

    Rams on Wheels is a brand new event being presented by Off-Campus Life for Parent and Families Weekend 2022. This event is a hop-on-hop-off bus tour for students, parents, and families to explore off-campus living options, get to know the Fort Collins community, and prepare for housing for the coming year. The bus tour stops at sponsoring student housing properties for riders to tour and compare along the route. Buses will also stop in the downtown area and Old Town Square for participants to explore all Fort Collins’ local businesses have to offer. CSU students, parents, and families ride free. Pickups start at LSC Transit Center and Moby Arena.

  • 50 Year Club Luncheon

    Time:

    Noon to 3 pm

    Location:

    Hilton Fort Collins Ballrooms

    Started in 1934, the 50 Year Club is celebrating its 88th anniversary. This stalwart group of Rams includes anyone who graduated 50 or more years ago from Colorado State University. The class of 1972 will be inducted into the 50 Year Club this year. We will also be recognizing our 2022 50 Year Club Awards recipients. Everyone is invited!

  • Parent and Family Programs HCFW Interest Sessions – Get (Re)Engaged! Opportunities for Campus Involvement

    Time:

    1 pm to 2 pm

    Location:

    Lory Student Center 306

    Many students find that campus involvement contributes positively to their experience at CSU by promoting a sense of community/belonging, supporting academic/career interests, proving opportunities for leadership, and supporting personal growth/development. Despite this, some students can feel overwhelmed by the amount of opportunities available to them at CSU, or have difficulty identifying an entry point for their specific involvement interests. Many of these concerns have been exasperated for students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for an informational session by students and staff from the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) Office about how your student can get involved, connected to others, and engaged in expanding their experience at CSU.

  • Rams Against Hunger Pantry – Open House

    Time:

    1 pm to 3 pm

    Location:

    General Services Building The Pantry entrance is on the east side of the building, next to the main doors. room number 115

    Rams Against Hunger exists to ensure that all members of our Ram Community have their nutritional needs met. We do so by providing programs and services that meet student and staff needs in ways that affirm dignity and strengthen our overall sense of community. One such service is the Rams Against Hunger Food Pantry. We invite you to join us for an open-house tour of our permanent, on-campus Pantry. There, you will learn more about the issue of food insecurity at CSU and on campuses across the nation, while getting to know the full scope of CSU’s efforts to ensure Basic Needs security.

  • Parent and Family Programs HCFW Interest Sessions – Getting Your Student “Ram Ready” For their Career

    Time:

    2 pm to 2:45 pm

    Location:

    Lory Student Center 304

    Engaging with the host of career resources available through CSU’s Career Center can be a huge opportunity for students to get ready for life after they graduate, while also being overwhelming. Come join this interest session where staff and students who work at the Career Center will help give you helpful tips, explain resources that are available to your students, as well as best practices for engaging with the Career Center and employers.

  • Festival on the Oval

    Time:

    3 pm to 6 pm

    Location:

    The Oval

    Enjoy live music, children’s activities, food trucks, and a beer garden. This year’s Festival also features the opportunity to engage with areas across campus, as well as local vendors and businesses, as you browse their booths around the Oval. The event is free and open to the public. Food and beer available for purchase.

  • LaSasso Award Reception

    Time:

    4 pm to 5 pm

    Join us as we recognize the 2022 Larry LaSasso Spirit Award recipients!

  • CSU Alumni Association Member BBQ

    Time:

    5:30 pm to 8 pm

    Location:

    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.

    We’ll have a mini beer garden, with your first drink on us and additional drinks available for purchase from local favorites like Horse & Dragon and The OBC Wine Project. There is also a BBQ meal option available as an add-on when you register! Meals will not be available for purchase onsite, so if you’d like a meal you must purchase it with your pre-registration!

    We’re looking forward to seeing our community together at this fan favorite member exclusive opportunity. Don’t wait to claim your spot, as this event always fills quickly!

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  • Friday Night Lights

    Time:

    6 pm to 8:30 pm

    Join us at Friday Night Lights for some of our favorite Homecoming traditions – the pep rally, 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.

  • ASCSU Alumni Reunion

    Time:

    6 pm to 9 pm

    We will be inviting ASCSU Members from previous years as well as current members to mingle, enjoy light appetizers and share the Denke Award recipient.

  • Black Excellence Alumni Dinner

    Hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Omicron Tau Alumni Association

    Time:

    6 pm to 9 pm

    Location:

    The Lincoln Center Canyon West Ballroom

    This is an alumni and reunion dinner hosted by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Omicron Tau Alumni Association, that the Black/African American Cultural Center, Alumni Association, and the Office of Development are supporting. This dinner is a fundraiser for the B/AACC office and tickets are $75/plate. Come dress to impress or in semi-formal attire!

  • Alumni Marching Band Weekend

    Time:

    All Day

    Location:

    Canvas Stadium Canvas Stadium & Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate (Ram Town)

    CSU Marching Band Alums: Join the CSU Alumni Band on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the CSU vs. Utah State game for performing, tailgating, friends, and fun as part of 2022 Homecoming & Family Weekend!  All participants, whether marching, playing in the stands, or a guest, MUST register in order to participate in the stadium rehearsal, play on the field, and play in the stands – there is no cost to register. The Alumni Band is also invited to perform on the field with the CSU Marching Band!  GO RAMS!

  • Homecoming 5K Race

    Start Time 8 a.m.

    Time:

    8 am

    Location:

    The Oval

    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.

  • Morning Gathering with Alumni

    Time:

    10 am to Noon

    Location:

    Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

    Come join the Black/African American Cultural Center and the CSU Alumni Association in welcoming back alumni with a networking event before the tailgate and game on Saturday. Breakfast bites will be provided. Wear your Rams gear and/or Green and Gold!

  • Alumni and B/AACC Tailgate

    Time:

    1 pm to 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Ram Walk

    Come get ready to cheer on our CSU football team at the Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate where the Black African American Cultural Center will be joining the Alumni Association and others in a great tailgate! There is a BBQ packages available for pre-purchase, but all are welcome and it is a free to attend!

  • College of Business Pregame Tailgate

    Time:

    1 pm to 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Ram Walk

  • College of Health and Human Sciences Pregame Tailgate

    Time:

    1 pm to 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Ram Walk

  • Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate

    Time:

    1 pm to 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Ram Walk

    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.

    We are partnering with Brothers BBQ to provide a delicious and hearty game day BBQ meal at the tailgate. Your ticket includes a meal, beer/soda ticket, and exclusive Homecoming & Family Weekend item. Click here for tickets!

  • Parent and Family Tailgate

    within the Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate

    Time:

    1 pm to 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Ram Walk

    Join us to connect with fellow parents, families, alumni, and current students. We welcome all to gether together, meet new people, and celebrate CSU. This event is separate from the football game and is another great opportunity to engage with the CSU community. Whether you are attending the home game or not, we hope to see you at our Parent and Family Social.

  • Smith Alumni Center Open to All

    Time:

    1 pm to 4:30 pm

    Inside the Smith Alumni Center, you’ll find live music, a cash bar, football on the big screens, photos with CAM, and cookies! Be sure to join us as we ring back tradition with the Old Main Bell at 4:15 p.m.

  • CSU vs. Utah State

    Time:

    5 pm

    Location:

    Canvas Stadium

    Kickoff is 5 pm. Go Rams!