Students

Student Events

Check out student-focused events below or visit the schedule for a full listing of Homecoming & Family Weekend events.

Parade Float Info

Looking for info on how to build a float and maybe a little inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Start by brainstorming float ideas. This year’s theme is, “Tradition.” Need some inspiration? Check the sidebar for ideas.

Important! Check the Homecoming Parade requirements and then register your group’s float.

The application fee for Student Organizations is $100. Not sure if the fee and the cost to build your float is in your budget? Consider asking someone in the community to sponsor you! CSU Events will reach out to you if we have any questions about your float. You will receive an email confirming if your float has been approved.

Once your float has been approved assemble your team and start building! Need float supplies? Check out The Student Organization Center.

Still not sure about a few things? Reach out to CSU Events with your questions via email: CSUEvents@colostate.edu or by phone: (970) 491-4601. We’re here to answer your Homecoming Parade questions!

Homecoming Parade requirements

register your group’s float

Parade Float Ideas

This year’s parade theme is “Tradition.” Consider some of the following ideas!

  • From Aggies to Rams: CSU through the ages
  • The A: The giant ode to our Aggie roots
  • Get Your Green On: It’s easy being green when you’re a Ram!
  • The Fight Song. Build on, you stalwart Rams!
  • The Alma Mater. Hail to thee, awesome float!
  • CAM the Ram: Our beloved mascot
  • ROTC: Service is in our DNA
  • The Cannon: Loud and proud since 1920!
  • The Bronze Boot: An enduring symbol of service
  • The Old Main Bell
  • Cans Around the Oval or CSUnity
  • CSU Olympians: Check out the Hall of Fame in Canvas Stadium
  • Ag Day: Sport your best pumpkin and alfalfa
  • State of Sustainability: A float made from recyclables anyone?
  • The Oval: Showcase our most beautiful spot on campus.
  • Squirrels: See @ColostateSquirrels on Instagram for inspiration.

Thursday, October 1

ACT Human Rights Film Festival

Colorado State University’s 5th ACT Human Rights Film Festival is online October 1 – 10, 2020. ACT presents empowering stories of resilience, bravery, and hope from around the world. Join the film festival from anywhere in the United States to access 21 films, the chance to connect with filmmakers, and more.

Time

All Day

Location

Online

Do Something Homecoming

Involvement looks different this year. Showcase how you are doing things at CSU. You make up an important part of the Ram Community and we want to highlight you this Homecoming, and the school you call home. 1.Grab your registered student organization (including fraternities, sororities, sport clubs and hall councils) the week before Homecoming and plan a design to chalk around campus. You can pick up chalk from the SLiCE office located at LSC 210 Monday-Thursday between 10am-2pm. 2.Create a design around the themes of: a. How your organization contributes to “Do Something CSU” b. How you are building community during this time c. How you engage and invite others to engage around shared interests d. Other related ideas! 3. Following COVID precautions, chalk your design around campus between September 28 and October 3. 4. Upload your design to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using #DoSomethingCSU and #CSUHomecoming 2020. Be sure you include your RSO’s name for marketing and recruitment! 5. Encourage your peers to vote on your design by liking the images. We will award prizes for top three designs including being featured on Colorado State University’s Instagram!

Time

All Day

Location

Lory Student Center Plaza

Homecoming (Virtual) 5K Race

Strap on your running shoes and complete 3.1 miles at any time between Oct. 1-3. Runners will receive an exclusive 40th Annual Homecoming 5K Race shirt, and all proceeds go to The Fit Cancer program – a supportive, group-based, exercise program uniquely tailored to the needs of each cancer survivor.

The Great Experiment: CSU at 150

The full-length documentary about the history of CSU The Great Experiment: CSU at 150, will air on Rocky Mountain PBS. More details will be posted on the station’s online programming schedule.

Time

8 - 10 pm

Friday, October 2

ACT Human Rights Film Festival

Colorado State University’s 5th ACT Human Rights Film Festival is online October 1 – 10, 2020. ACT presents empowering stories of resilience, bravery, and hope from around the world. Join the film festival from anywhere in the United States to access 21 films, the chance to connect with filmmakers, and more.

Time

All Day

Location

Online

Homecoming (Virtual) 5K Race

Strap on your running shoes and complete 3.1 miles at any time between Oct. 1-3. Runners will receive an exclusive 40th Annual Homecoming 5K Race shirt, and all proceeds go to The Fit Cancer program – a supportive, group-based, exercise program uniquely tailored to the needs of each cancer survivor.

Threads of Our Community: A History of the Avenir Museum

Learn about the people who helped grow our collection and build our museum in this exhibition about the collective, community-supported history of a museum whose name, in French, means “future.” A virtual exhibit in collaboration with the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising and CSU Libraries. This exhibit will go live October 2nd but can be viewed for the remainder of the Academic Year. This project has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Time

All Day

Location

Online

Saturday, October 3

ACT Human Rights Film Festival

Colorado State University’s 5th ACT Human Rights Film Festival is online October 1 – 10, 2020. ACT presents empowering stories of resilience, bravery, and hope from around the world. Join the film festival from anywhere in the United States to access 21 films, the chance to connect with filmmakers, and more.

Time

All Day

Location

Online

CSU Spirit Day

This is what Homecoming is all about! It’s more than a football game; it’s more than a parade; it’s more than a bonfire. It’s the common green thread that holds us together as a community of Stalwart Rams, and today, we celebrate that! So break out all that is green and gold and sport your Ram Pride loud! Then, share it with us on social using #CSUHomecoming. Be sure to tag us too on Instagram and Facebook! Ram gear need a refresh? Check out our exclusive Fanatics Homecoming shop and treat yourself to celebrate!

Time

All Day

Homecoming (Virtual) 5K Race

Strap on your running shoes and complete 3.1 miles at any time between Oct. 1-3. Runners will receive an exclusive 40th Annual Homecoming 5K Race shirt, and all proceeds go to The Fit Cancer program – a supportive, group-based, exercise program uniquely tailored to the needs of each cancer survivor.