A Blast from the Past hits Colorado State University - Pueblo Homecoming 2012

A Blast from the Past hits Colorado State University - Pueblo Homecoming 2012

PUEBLO – Former and current students of Southern Colorado Junior College, Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College, the University of Southern Colorado, and Colorado State University – Pueblo are encouraged to return to campus Oct. 1-6 for a Blast from the Past with a series of activities planned by the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association and the Office of Student Activities.

The Alumni Association has moved its annual Reunion on Union all-class reunion to Homecoming Week. For the ninth year, the Pueblo Union Depot will be the site of Reunion on Union, 132 W B St.  From 5-8 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call Tracy Samora, director of alumni relations, at 719-549-2858 or email alumni@colostate-pueblo.edu.

Throughout the week, the Office of Student Activities will coordinate a variety of events to increase school spirit including election of Homecoming royalty as well as a pep rally and bonfire. The Classified Staff Council and the Office of External Affairs are coordinating a door decorating contest throughout campus as well.

On Friday (Oct. 5), a pep rally and bonfire will immediately follow the volleyball game in the dirt lot between the Student Recreation Field and the water towers (8:15 p.m.) and will feature student athletes and the melodies of the CSU-Pueblo Marching Band. At 9 p.m., Powder Puff Football will begin at 9:30 p.m. at the Student Recreation Field.

Saturday (Oct. 6) begins with a Welcome Back Breakfast for Alumni and Parents in the newly relocated Alumni Office, Occhiato University Center 111. Self-guided tours of campus also will be available. An alumni/community tailgate will begin at noon beneath the red tent near the stadium. The Homecoming Parade will begin at1:15 p.m. in the Residence Hall Oval and proceed to the stadium past the tailgate area. The third-ranked ThunderWolf football team takes the field versus Chadron State at 2 p.m.

A complete schedule of events (theme of day in parentheses) follows: 

Monday, Oct. 1 (70s Neon Day)
Classified Staff Homecoming Door Decorating Judging, 10 a.m.
Neon Day: Free tie-dye shirts, glow bracelets, and zinc oxide stripes
Homecoming Royalty Competition, 7 p.m. , Hoag Recital Hall, free, cheer on your favorite contestant.

Tuesday, Oct. 2 (Rock N Roll Day)
Live Band during lunch, make own video, OUC Great Hall, 11 a.m., 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 3 (Roaring 20s)
Distinguished Speaker Series: Hip Hop Preacher Eric Thomas, 7 p.m., OUC Ballroom

Thursday, Oct. 4 (Wolfie’s Roundup – Western)
Old time Western Photos, OUC Great Hall, 11a.m.-4 p.m.
Mechanical Bull, OUC South Patio, 11a.m.-4 p.m.
Line Dancing, OUC Underground, 7-10 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 5 (Medieval)

Soccer versus Metro State, women at 4:30, men at 7 p.m., Soccer Field

Grid Iron Gals Luncheon, 11:30-1 p.m., OUC Ballroom, $25 per person before September 28, 2012; $30 per person after that date.  RSVP to Jeremy Capo at jeremy.capo@colostate-pueblo.edu 

Reunion on Union, 5-8 p.m., Pueblo Union Depot, 132 W. B St.,  $10 per person in advance, $15 per person at the door, 719-549-2858 for more information; registration forms are available at: http://alumni.colostate-pueblo.edu/homecoming/Pages/default.aspx

Pep Rally and Bonfire, Immediately after the Volleyball Game, 8:15 p.m., Dirt Parking Lot between Student Recreation Field and the Water Towers.  Come meet the student athletes and listen to the CSU-Pueblo Marching Band.

Powder Puff Game, 9 p.m., Student Recreation Field. To register a team of seven, email amanda.deml@colostate-pueblo.edu

Saturday, Oct. 6 (Prehistoric)
Welcome Back Alumni/Parent Breakfast, 10 a.m., Alumni Office, OUC 111, self-guided tours of campus also available.

Alumni/Community Tailgate Party, Noon, pre-game tailgate hosted by Friends of Football and the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association, $7 per person, Red Tent Near Stadium

Student Tailgate, 11 a.m., Residence Hall Oval

Parade, 1:15 p.m., Starting Residence Hall Oval. The CSU-Pueblo Marching Band will make its way to the ThunderBowl, and we invite everyone to follow them to show off our ThunderWolf Pride.

Football Game vs. Chadron State, 2 p.m., Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, Royalty presentation at half time.

Homecoming Dance and Casino Night (students only), 9 p.m.-1 p.m., Student Recreation Center.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.