Not just for alumni: Homecoming events aplenty for students

CANstruction is always a popular student event during homecoming festivities.

Past, present and future Rams are at the heart of CSU’s Homecoming & Family Weekend, scheduled for October 6-8. To get students geared up for the University’s 102nd annual tradition, the Associated Students of Colorado State University is hosting several events throughout the week.

Alexis Svenson, a senior majoring in business administration and ASCSU’s deputy director of traditions and programming, is leading the charge for ASCSU. She feels passionate about all students “capturing their moment” during this year’s homecoming festivities.

“Homecoming provides students with such a unique opportunity to be a part of such a meaningful tradition and something bigger than themselves,” Svenson said. “Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016 only happens once, and to say that ‘I remember being at CANstruction,’ or ‘I remember being at the parade’ by being an active Ram is truly special.”

A week’s worth of fun

The week starts with “Brunch through the Decades” on the Lory Student Center Plaza on Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. While enjoying breakfast, students can connect with CSU’s past by strolling through informational booths themed by the decade and by thumbing through old Silver Spruce yearbooks. An artist will chalk the 2016 Homecoming & Family Weekend poster and full schedule of events on the plaza, as well.

“Tailgate Tuesday” is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 near Parmalee Hall. Students can enjoy a free barbeque lunch, live music and healthy treats from Ba-nom-a-nom. Later that night, they can check out Ram Rhythm at the intramural basketball courts.

CANstruction – part of the 30th annual Cans Around the Oval food drive – on the LSC plaza is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5; on Oct. 6, students can snack on homecoming cookies on the plaza at noon, laugh to “The Daily Show” comedian Roy Wood Jr. in the LSC Theater at 7 p.m., and decorate residence halls by 10 p.m. For the full Homecoming & Family Weekend details and events, please visit the ASCSU website.

“We are thrilled to have our students play such a passionate and active role in this year’s celebrations,” said Kristi Bohlender, executive director of CSU’s Alumni Association. “With nearly 50 events happening throughout the weekend, everyone has the opportunity to make their own special Homecoming & Family Weekend memories.”