Distinguished Alumni AwardsTime:
5 pm to 9 pmLocation:
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.
50 Year Club LuncheonTime:
11 am to 3 pmLocation:
Hilton Fort Collins Ballrooms
Started in 1934, the 50 Year Club is celebrating its 89th anniversary. This stalwart group of Rams includes anyone who graduated 50 or more years ago from Colorado State University. The class of 1973 will be inducted into the 50 Year Club this year. We will also be recognizing our 2023 50 Year Club Awards recipients. Everyone is invited!
Festival on the OvalTime:
3 pm to 6 pmLocation:
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.
CSU Alumni Association Member BBQTime:
6 pm to 8 pmLocation:
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 before you head to the bonfire, lighting of the A, and fireworks on the West Lawn.
Friday Night LightsTime:
6 pm to 8:30 pmLocation:
West of the Lagoon West of the Lory Student Center
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.
CSU vs. Boise StateTime:
Cheer the Rams to a Homecoming victory over Boise State. Kickoff TBA.
Ram Walk TailgateTime:
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. The Smith Alumni Center will also be open to all.