Events

  • Donut Day

    Time:

    8 am to Noon

    Stop by the Iris & Michael Smith Alumni Center for free donuts and coffee while they last. Everyone is welcome!

  • Alumni Night Out: Homecoming Kickoff at XGolf

    Time:

    5:30 pm to 8 pm

    Location:

    351 E Foothills Pkwy Suite 110

    Get Homecoming & Family Weekend started early with an Alumni Night Out at XGolf Fort Collins, an alumni-owned business! Cost is $10, which includes dinner, your first drink, and access to a virtual golf bay! Bringing your own golf clubs is encouraged. Don’t forget to wear your green and gold!

    XGolf Fort Collins is a family friendly atmosphere and you can read more about them HERE.

    Please note: Old Aggies will be $3 all night!

  • Homecoming Comedy Show

    Time:

    6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    The Homecoming Comedy Show is an annual effort by RamEvents to bring comedians to CSU’s campus! This show is in collaboration with the Native American Cultural Center as they are celebrating their 40th Anniversary! This year we are excited to announce the talent for this year’s show as The 1491s! The 1491s are a Native American sketch comedy group who have gone viral, earning fans around the globe with their satirical and absurd comedy. They have sold out performances on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “TEDx Talks.” Doors open at 6 p.m., event starts at 6:30.

  • Recreation Center Open Hours for Parents and Family Members

    Time:

    6 am to 11:30 pm

    Visit the CSU Student Recreation Center and enjoy a workout while you are in town! The CSU Rec Center will be offering a discounted four-day Rec pass for all parents and family members. Purchase a pass for $10 and gain access to all the Rec facilities valid October 3-6. Enjoy the pool, rock climbing wall, cycling room, weight room, and more!

  • Distinguished Alumni Awards

    Time:

    5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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

  • Proud to Wear: CSU Athletics Apparel History with John Hirn

    Time:

    7 pm to 8:30 pm

    Location:

    Avenir Museum

    In this free public lecture, CSU athletics history expert John Hirn will speak about athletic apparel at CSU, including a glimpse into his extensive personal collection. The exhibit Proud to Wear: CSU150 will be open before and after the program. It will also be open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

    From the Aggie “A” to Cam the Ram, members of the Colorado State University community over the last 150 years have worn their school spirit on their sleeves. Examples of apparel, including loans from Hirn, and historic photographs throughout time are on exhibit, representing the many ways people show they are #ProudToBe a CSU Ram.

  • Jazz Ensembles Concert

    The Mirror Through Time

    Time:

    7:30 pm to 9 pm

    Location:

    Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Griffin Concert Hall

    Join the Jazz Ensembles, conducted by Wil Swindler and Shilo Stroman, as they explore the unfolding of jazz through the 20th century into our modern world. “There is a treasure trove of classic jazz works that have been reimagined by modern jazz musicians reflecting the developing aesthetic of our music and our culture,” says Swindler. Original classics, back-to-back with adventurous, contemporary arrangements, demonstrate the fascinating differences and development of this diverse and unique genre. No charge/CSU students, $4/youth (under 18), $12/senior (62+), $14/adult

  • Recreation Center Open Hours for Parents and Family Members

    Time:

    6 am to 11:30 pm

    Visit the CSU Rec Center and enjoy a workout while you are in town! The CSU Rec will be offering a discounted four-day Rec pass for all parents and family members. Purchase a pass for $10 and gain access to all the Rec facilities valid Oct. 3-6. Enjoy the pool, rock climbing wall, cycling room, weight room, and more!

  • Experiential Learning: Education Abroad

    Information Session for Parents and Families

    Time:

    9 am to 9:45 am

    Location:

    Lory Student Center Ballroom A

    This session will explore experiential learning opportunities offered for students to enhance their academic learning through Education Abroad programs across the world. Parents and families will hear directly from Education Abroad staff about the various options for studying abroad including locations, program types and areas of study. Additionally, families will learn how to prepare, plan and finance Education Abroad experiences.

  • Experiential Learning: Travel, Learn and Serve with Alternative Breaks

    Time:

    9:50 am to 10:30 am

    Location:

    Lory Student Center Ballroom A

    This session will explore the Alternative Breaks program and preview the wide variety of options to travel, learn and serve communities across the country. Alternative Breaks provide students with a week-long opportunity to travel across the United States during their spring breaks to engage in service with the local community while also learning about social issues and forming relationships with peers. Alternative Breaks are open to all students and are an incredible way to travel, learn and serve. Hear more from the Alternative Breaks team and explore the wide variety of alternative breaks available that address social issues including hunger, homelessness, education, environmental conservation and animal welfare.

  • Career Center Drop-In Appointments for Parents and Family Members

    Time:

    10 am to 4 pm

    Location:

    Career Center Lory Student Center, Lower Level, Room 120

    All current CSU parent and family members are invited to visit the Career Center for drop-in appointments to discuss their student’s career plans, internships, resume, or any additional career planning questions. Students are also welcome to join the appointment. Drop-in hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 in the Career Center located in the Lory Student Center lower level, room 120.

  • 50 Year Club Luncheon

    Time:

    10:30 am to 1 pm

    All graduates of 50 years or more ago are invited to the annual luncheon. The class of 1969 will be inducted into the 50 Year Club and the Outstanding Achievement Awards will be given.

  • Supporting your Student’s Journey from Backpack to Briefcase – from CSU to Employment and beyond!

    Information Session for Parents and Families

    Time:

    10:45 am to 11:30 am

    Location:

    Lory Student Center Lory Student Center Room 312

    This session will include a panel of current CSU parents and family members, students, and Career Center/Alumni Association staff. Panelists will share their experiences and expertise about campus resources and conversations you can have with your student to support their efforts to prepare for employment and life after CSU. Find out about the various tools available to students that can lead to internships, mentoring, on-campus jobs, & ultimately becoming employed… from Backpack to Briefcase!

  • Housing Options for Students After the First Year

    Information Session for Parents and Families

    Time:

    11:45 am to 12:45 pm

    Location:

    Lory Student Center Ballroom A

    This session will share about the variety of housing options and important questions to consider for students and families when determining the best housing option for future years. University Housing will detail on-campus options, Off-Campus Life will provide considerations for students seeking to move off-campus and a local real estate partner will share information on the Fort Collins housing market.

  • Art & Art History Department Annual Homecoming Open House

    Time:

    Noon to 2:30 pm

    Location:

    Visual Arts Building Main corridor of the building

    This will be our fourth-annual open house and the third consecutive open house to align with Homecoming & Family Weekend. This event will welcome current, past, and prospective CSU students, families, and friends into our department as well as members of the broader CSU and Fort Collins communities. All of our galleries will be open and we will have lots of student artwork on display. Our Fibers, Pottery, Printmaking, and Metalsmithing/ Jewelry student guilds and graduate student organization will be set up in our main corridor area showcasing and selling their work. We will have a Visual Art Building facilities tour available for anyone interested to give a more behind the scenes look at our studios and classroom spaces. Department faculty and staff will be on hand for the duration of the event. The event will take place right before the events around the oval, ending at 2:30 p.m. so attendees can easily get there to enjoy more Homecoming festivities.

  • Festival on the Oval

    Time:

    3 pm to 6 pm

    Location:

    The Oval

    Enjoy the festivities on the Oval before the parade with live music, children’s activities, food trucks, and a beer garden. We’ll also have yearbooks on hand for reminiscing. The event is free and open to the public (food and beer are not free) and lasts until 6 p.m.

  • Homecoming Parade

    Time:

    4:30 pm to 6 pm

    The 2019 parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Canvas Stadium on Pitkin Street and travel through campus to the historic Oval and end on Laurel Street. The parade features University and community floats, the CSU marching band, and more!

  • Friday Night Lights Member Alumni Reception

    Time:

    6 pm to 8 pm

    Join your fellow Alumni Association members to view the Friday Night Lights activities on the West Lawn from the best seat in the house! Following the parade, members and their guests are invited to the Lory Student Center Ballroom D and balcony for an exclusive viewing of the bonfire, fireworks, and traditional lighting of the A. Appetizers provided. Cash bar.

  • Friday Night Lights

    Time:

    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    The end of the parade serves as the beginning of the Homecoming pep rally where we gear up for the big game on Saturday. Stay for the bonfire, fireworks, and lighting of the A. Free and open to the public.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Directed by Walt Jones

    Time:

    7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

    Location:

    University Theatre, UCA University Theatre

    William Shakespeare’s classic, first performed around 1596, is one of the bard’s most beloved plays. For centuries, audiences have enjoyed this comic fantasy about four lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies and suffering strange love experiences. Four interconnecting plots are set simultaneously in the wooded realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon. Portraying the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus to Hippolyta, an Athenian weaver who is transformed into an ass-headed monster, and the antics of Oberon and Titiana, the fairy king and queen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an artful examination of love, jealousy, and marriage and is a delightful evening, full of wit and magical surprises. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream No Charge/CSU Students, $9/youth (under 18), $14/senior (62+), $18/adult

  • CSU Alumni Association – Homecoming 2019 Tailgate Package

    Time:

    All Day

    Location:

    Ram Walk Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate - north of Canvas Stadium along Meridian Ave.

    The Colorado State University Alumni Association will be hosting a special tailgate experience prior to this year’s Homecoming football game against San Diego State, along with celebrating our University’s 150th Anniversary!

    We are partnering with the CSU Meat Judging Team to provide a delicious and hearty game day meal.  You will also receive a beer/soda ticket to the tailgate bar, and an exclusive Homecoming gift!

  • Homecoming 5K Race

    Time:

    7:30 am to 9 am

    Location:

    The Oval

    An event for the whole family! Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in the 5K race. This year, we will be BACK ON CAMPUS! Our route will start and end at the Oval.

  • Recreation Center Open Hours for Parents and Family Members

    Time:

    8 am to 8 pm

    Visit the CSU Rec Center and enjoy a workout while you are in town! The CSU Rec will be offering a discounted four-day Rec pass for all parents and family members. Purchase a pass for $10 and gain access to all the Rec facilities valid Oct. 3-6. Enjoy the pool, rock climbing wall, cycling room, weight room, and more!

  • Parent & Family Breakfast

    Parent & Family Breakfast

    Time:

    9 am to 10:30 am

    We would like to welcome parents and students to join us for the annual Parent & Family Breakfast at the Lory Student Center Ballroom. This is a wonderful time to connect and re-connect with CSU friends, plus have the opportunity to meet CSU leadership.

  • Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate

    Time:

    4 pm to 7:30 pm

    Location:

    Ram Walk north side of Canvas Stadium

    The new Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate, located north of Canvas Stadium at the intersection of Meridian Avenue and Hughes Way, will open to the public four hours before kickoff. In partnership with the Bohemian Foundation and High Country Beverage, the Tailgate offers free live Stadium Sessions performances, TVs, as well as food, beer and wine for purchase. The Tailgate is hosted by the Alumni Association, Athletics, and External Relations.

  • Student Media Tailgate and Game

    BBQ and game tickets for student media alumns, friends, and supporters

    Time:

    4 pm to 8:15 pm

    Location:

    West Lawn, West Side of Lory, look for Student Media Tent!

    We will have a BBQ ($15, steak, veggie options, etc.) and reduced priced game tickets. BYOB.

  • Homecoming Football Game

    Time:

    8 pm

    Location:

    Canvas Stadium

    Cheer the Rams to a Homecoming victory over San Diego State. Kickoff 8 p.m.

  • Recreation Center Open Hours for Parents and Family Members

    Time:

    Noon to 11:30 pm

    Visit the CSU Rec Center and enjoy a workout while you are in town! The CSU Rec will be offering a discounted four-day Rec pass for all parents and family members. Purchase a pass for $10 and gain access to all the Rec facilities valid Oct. 3-6. Enjoy the pool, rock climbing wall, cycling room, weight room, and more!

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Directed by Walt Jones

    Time:

    2 pm to 4 pm

    Location:

    University Theatre, UCA University Theatre

    William Shakespeare’s classic, first performed around 1596, is one of the bard’s most beloved plays. For centuries, audiences have enjoyed this comic fantasy about four lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies and suffering strange love experiences. Four interconnecting plots are set simultaneously in the wooded realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon. Portraying the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus to Hippolyta, an Athenian weaver who is transformed into an ass-headed monster, and the antics of Oberon and Titiana, the fairy king and queen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an artful examination of love, jealousy, and marriage and is a delightful evening, full of wit and magical surprises. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream No Charge/CSU Students, $9/youth (under 18), $14/senior (62+), $18/adult

  • Sunday Fun Day

    Time:

    3 pm to 5 pm

    Location:

    Horse and Dragon Brewing Company

    Join us in this celebration to round out Homecoming 2019!

    This Sunday Funday will be a time for alumni, staff, friends, families, and future Rams to gather and continue the celebration of being a Ram.  This will round out our eventful week of Homecoming in Fort Collins! More details to come.