Homecoming first: Parade live streamed

The first wave of the 2015 CSU Homecoming Parade will pass by the Statistics building and our live cam at approximately 4:45 p.m.

Homecoming and Family weekend at CSU is about to kick into high gear, with lots of great events in the coming days designed to help students, alumni and the community celebrate our 101st Homecoming.

There’s the parade on Friday, of course. And the bonfire and fireworks show after that. And the CSU-Air Force football game on Saturday.

But if you’re looking for some unique Homecoming fare, check out the Festival on the Oval Friday afternoon. Among the range of fun activities, if you need a hug, Ann Gill, the outgoing dean of the College of Liberal Arts, is giving them out – free of charge!

Parade live streamed

If you want to celebrate Homecoming and just can’t get away, CSU for the first time is live streaming the parade, above.

Here are some of the weekend highlights:


Bring your voice and your fan club and join the fun at Homecoming Karaoke Night. Presented by RamEvents, this free event begins at 5 p.m. at the Ramskeller.


This is probably the busiest and best day of Homecoming. The annual Homecoming Parade – themed “This is Our Time” – begins at 4:30 p.m. in Old Town, winds its way through the Oval and ends on campus at 6 p.m. The parade takes place during Festival on the Oval – remember to get your free hugs from Gill – and is followed by Friday Night Lights, the annual celebration that includes a pep rally, bonfire, fireworks show and Lighting of the A.


There’s no better way to start your day than by participating in the 35th Homecoming 5K, set for 8 a.m. at the Oval. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate in the largest 5K in Northern Colorado. After that, get your green on and cheer for the CSU Rams as they host rival Air Force at 1:30 p.m. at Hughes Stadium.

If racing and football aren’t your thing, you can take in “Step on a Crack,” a presentation by CSU Family Friendly Theatre. Shows are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the University Center for the Arts.


It’s a busy day at the UCA, with another performance of “Step On a Crack” (2 p.m.), a Concert Orchestra performance (7:30 p.m.) and a Percussion Ensemble concert (7:30 p.m.) at various locations in the building.

For a full schedule of Homecoming and Family Weekend Events and ticket information, visit homecoming.colostate.edu.