100 years of Homecoming: Celebrate!

CSU will celebrate “100 Years of Homecoming” at its annual Homecoming and Family Weekend. Festivities begin Tuesday and run through Sunday.

October 30, 1914
The first Homecoming was started by President Charles Lory as a banquet. According to the 1914 Rocky Mountain Collegian, the theme was “1944” where everyone dressed up like it was 1944 (or how they thought that people would dress at that time).

October 16-19, 2014

The 100th year of Homecoming will be celebrated across campus and online.

Join the conversation and post your photos at #CSUHomecoming.

Activities for students

  • Trivia Night – Tuesday, 7 p.m., Durrell Center
  • Aggie Day – Wear orange! – Wednesday
  • Resident Halls Lobby Decorating Contest – Thursday
  • RAMFest 2014 Concert: Nico & Vinz with Mike Posner – Friday, 8 p.m.
  • Homecoming Dance – Sunday, 7 p.m.

Activities for everyone

Homecoming 2013
Students keep warm by the Homecoming bonfire.
  • Mystery of CSU History Tour – Tues., Wed., Thurs. 5 p.m.
  • Amy Van Dyken Way dedication ceremony – 11 a.m.
  • Festival on the Oval – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Festival on the Oval – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Homecoming Parade – Friday, 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday Night Lights – Friday, 6 p.m.
  • LSC Renovation Tours – Friday and Saturday
  • RAMFest 2014 Concert: Nico & Vinz with Mike Posner – Friday, 8 p.m.
  • Homecoming 5K – Saturday, 8 a.m. (registration required).
  • Open Houses – Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, get a look at some special places on campus:
    • University Center for the Arts
    • Avenir Museum
    • Campus Corps
  • Alumni Association Tailgate – Saturday, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Walk-up registration accepted.
  • “The Glass Menagerie” – Thurs. – Sun., 7:30 p.m.
  • CSU vs. Utah State football game – Saturday, 5 p.m.

View a complete list of events and details online or check out the event listing on RAMmobile.

Volunteers needed

Volunteer with Homecoming & Family Weekend. There are several options to choose from.

Friday, October 17

 Homecoming Parade

  • 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Chalking the staging areas, setting up judges stations, other general set up
  • 1 p.m.–4 p.m.             Checking in parade entries, lining up entries, last minute set up
  • 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Walking along parade route, standing at barricades along route, helping entries exit parade ending areas
  •  Contact Tatum Cochran (CSU Events) at tatumcochran15@gmail.com to sign up for shifts or if you have any questions. Parade volunteers will receive a free T-shirt!

Festival on the Oval

  • 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Make and distribute popcorn to visitors.

Distribute water to visitors.

Answer questions at the Info Booth.

Check IDs & wrist band for the beer garden.

Visit with people in the main tent at the Alumni Association tables.

Contact Kevin Wixson (Alumni Association) at Kevin.Wixson@colostate.edu to sign up for shifts of if you have any questions.