CSU 2022 Homecoming is here: Here are the events

Be prepared for longer lines in Old Town, more traffic and lots of green and gold around Fort Collins: Colorado State University’s Homecoming Weekend is again on our doorstep.

CSU’s official homecoming returned last year after the school celebrated a virtual “Stay Homecoming” in 2020. And this year, CSU is hosting more than a dozen events leading up to the football game against Utah State. Aggies on Saturday October 15th.

Whether you’re a CSU alumnus returning to town to celebrate or a resident hoping to join in the fun, here’s a list of the biggest events happening October 13-15 for Homecoming 2022.

For more events and details, visit https://homecoming.colostate.edu/events/.

The CSU Marching Band performs before the start of the Rams' football game against San Jose State at Canvas Stadium on Saturday, October 9, 2021.

Beginning of the reunion and family weekend

This 4-6 p.m. event on Thursday, October 13 will take place at the New Belgium Porch inside Canvas Stadium, 751 W. Pitkin St. There will be on-field photo ops, food trucks and a cash bar .

Distinguished Alumni Awards

This 5-9 p.m. event on Thursday, October 13 is hosted by the Colorado State University Alumni Association and recognizes alumni who have “distinguished themselves professionally, brought honor to the University, and made significant contributions of time or philanthropy to the University and their community”.

The event begins in the Sutherland Sculpture Garden on the west side of the Lory Student Center, 1101 Center Avenue Mall on the CSU campus, and moves to the Lory Student Center Theater for the awards. Registration was required, but you can call the CSU Alumni Association at (800) 286-2586 if you haven’t registered and want to attend.

Party on the Oval

This event from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, October 14 is bigger than ever. It’s open to the public and will have more than 60 booths in what CSU calls “a kind of reverse parade” on CSU’s Oval, 701 Oval Drive,

Each booth will feature an interactive element and groups range from CSU Logging Sports to K-Pop Dance Club and more.

CSU Alumni Association Members BBQ

This event at 5:30 p.m. Friday is West of the Lagoon in the Tree Zone at the corner of Meridian and Plum Streets and will offer dinner and drinks before the Friday Night Lights festivities.

There will be a mini beer garden, with the first drink on CSU and additional drinks available from local vendors.

This event is closed to registration, but if you still want to attend, you can email [email protected]

Friday night lights

At 6 p.m. Friday, you can partake in some classic CSU homecoming traditions. The cheer rally, bonfire, fireworks and illumination of the A are all open to the public. To attend, head to the lawn just west of the Lory Student Center.

5K return run

At 8 a.m. Saturday, you can take part in the 42nd annual Homecoming 5K. All ages, genders, and abilities are welcome, and registration is open at https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/hes/outreach-and-engagement/homecoming-5k-race/.

The run benefits Adult Fitness, which is “a support group exercise program” that provides hands-on learning for health and exercise science students at CSU.

Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate

This tailgate is free and open to the public four hours before kick-off but requires registration. It is located on the Ram Walk north of Canvas Stadium. A ticket includes a meal from Brothers BBQ, a drink ticket and an exclusive return item, according to CSU. There will be live music, TVs showing national matches and additional food and drink for purchase. Online ticket sales have ceased, but there will be a limited number of barbecue meals available for purchase on the day of the event.

CSU vs. Utah State

Homecoming weekend culminates with CSU’s football game against Utah State on Saturday night. Kick-off is at 5 p.m. at Canvas Stadium.

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