Events

  • Homecoming & Family Weekend Kickoff

    Time:

    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Kick off Homecoming & Family Weekend with us at the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center! 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.

  • Get Your Green on the Plaza

    Time:

    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: https://advancing.colostate.edu/GYGOPLAZA

  • Friday Night Lights Member Alumni Reception

    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.

    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

    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.

  • Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate – Homecoming Edition

    Time:

    Midnight

    Location:

    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! Will open to the public four hours before kickoff. The Tailgate offers free live music, TVs showing national games, as well as food, beer, and wine for purchase.

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

  • Homecoming 5K Race

    Time:

    All Day

    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.

  • Homecoming Football Game

    Time:

    Midnight

    Location:

    Canvas Stadium

    Cheer the Rams to a Homecoming victory over San Jose State. Kickoff TBA