This weekend, CSU students have the opportunity to be part of a great CSU tradition â€“â€“ Homecoming and Family Weekend. This tradition, which began on campus in 1914, celebrates the students and alumni of this great university.
As thousands of Colorado State alumni, families and friends come to campus to celebrate CSU, we at ASCSU encourage the student body to show your Ram Pride and participate in some of the many events and activities. For a full list of Homecoming and Family Weekend events, visit the Web at www.homecoming.colostate.edu.
One highlight is the Homecoming Parade, which begins at 4:30 p.m. today at the intersection of Howes and Oak streets in downtown Fort Collins.
The end of the parade marks the beginning of the Homecoming Pep Rally, starting about 6 p.m. on the west side of the Lory Student Center. The student-focused rally will be emceed by former CSU swimmer and Olympic superstar Amy Van Dyken, and will feature the CSU volleyball team, football team and several coaches. The event will end with the traditional bonfire and fireworks.
Students can still register for the 30th Annual CSU Homecoming 5K Race that kicks off Saturdayâ€™s activities and begins at 8 a.m. on the Oval. The Homecoming celebration continues as our CSU Football Team hosts conference opponent UNLV at noon at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium.
Saturday night, students can cheer on the number 16th ranked CSU Volleyball Team as they take on the University of New Mexico at 7 p.m. at Moby Arena, or swing the night away with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in concert at the LSC beginning at 7:30 p.m.
CSU truly is a special place, and as students, we are all part of the large and proud CSU family. We hope to see you all out celebrating Homecoming and Family Weekend alongside generations of Rams and Aggies.
Cooper Anderson, President
Associated Students of Colorado State University