Combined Homecoming-Family Weekend at CSU-Pueblo to celebrate 80-year history

Combined Homecoming-Family Weekend at CSU-Pueblo to celebrate 80-year history

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 along with the parents of current students Oct. 4-5 for a series of activities planned by the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

The Classified Staff Council and the Office of External Affairs are coordinating a door decorating contest on Wednesday so the campus will be decked out to welcome visitors.

Homecoming Logo

On Friday (Oct. 4),
a pep rally and bonfire will be held in the dirt lot between the Student Recreation Field and the water towers at 8 p.m. and will feature student athletes, the melodies of the CSU-Pueblo Marching Band, and  performances by the cheer and dance teams. At 9 p.m., Powder Puff Football will begin on the Student Recreation Field.

Saturday (Oct. 5) begins with a Welcome Back Breakfast for Alumni and Parents in the foyer of the Occhiato University Center at a cost of $6 per person. 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 fifth-ranked ThunderWolf football team takes the field versus Fort Lewis at 2 p.m. in the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. Homecoming royalty will be recognized at half time of the game.

A complete schedule of events follows: 

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Classified Staff Homecoming Door Decorating Judging, 10 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 3
Grid Iron Gals Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., OUC Ballroom, $25 per person, corporate table of eight, $300.  RSVP to Jeremy Capo at or 549-2013.

Friday, Oct. 4
Alumni Association Reception, 5-8 p.m., Angelo’s on the Riverwalk, 105 E Riverwalk, $10 per person in advance, 719-549-2858 for more information; registration forms are available at:

Men’s Soccer versus School of Mines, 7 p.m., Soccer Field

Pep Rally and Bonfire, 8 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

Saturday, Oct. 5
Welcome Back Alumni/Parent Breakfast, 10 a.m., Alumni Office, Occhiato University Center Foyer, self-guided tours of campus also available, $6 per person. Parents also are welcome to have breakfast in the Columbine Cafeteria with their ThunderWolf!

Alumni/Community/Student and Family Tailgate Party, Noon, pre-game tailgate hosted by Friends of Football and the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association, $8 per person, Red Tent West of Stadium

Football Game vs. Fort Lewis, 2 p.m., Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, Royalty presentation at half time, alumni group football tickets available on registration form.

Volleyball vs. Western New Mexico, 7 p.m., Massari Arena

Homecoming Masquerade Ball and Casino Night (students only), 8 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.