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CSU-Pueblo to celebrate I Love CSU-Pueblo Homecoming

Release Date: September 29, 2016

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Press Release

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, along with the parents of current students, are invited to I Love CSU-Pueblo Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 12-16, for a series of events planned by the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

The weekend kicks off for alumni on Wednesday with a Donuts and Coffee Break at 8 a.m. in the Library and Academic Resources Center Lobby and concludes with the Alumni/Parent Brunch on Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Occhiato University Center (OUC) Hearthwell Lounge. Activities are scheduled for various alumni groups including Baseball, Marching Band/Music, President’s Leadership Program, AIM, Forensic/Debate, Enactus. Engineering, and SEAL (see schedule that follows).

Students, parents, and alumni are invited to the “Survey Says Game Show” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the OUC Ballroom. The Campus Challenge Cup will take place in the Student Recreation Center on Thursday from 8-10 p.m. Students can be prepared for the weekend’s football games by making DIY Noisemakers on Friday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the LARC. The Powderpuff football game will be held from 7:15-8 p.m. on Friday on the Student Recreation Field.

The Alumni Association will sponsor a family-friendly Howlin’ House Party from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday on the West Lawn of the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. This event will including food, drinks, games, and the Homecoming Pep Rally (6:30-7 p.m.).

Enjoy s’mores, hot coco​a, and apple cider at a bonfire sponsored by the Associated Students’ Government on Friday night at 8 p.m. in the Student Recreation Field parking lot.

On Saturday, six individuals and one team will be honored at the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which begins at 9 a.m. in the OUC Ballroom. The 2016 class of inductees includes:

Tommie Robinson, Men’s Basketball, 1988-92; Cindy Pool, Women’s Track and Field, 1981-83; Monica Hashiguchi, Softball, 1999-2000; Thomas Calhoun, Men’s Tennis, 1995-98; Don Schmidli, Four-Sport Athlete, 1946-48; Joe Prater, Football Coach, 1956-73 and the 1971-73 Men’s Golf team. Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased by contacting Trey Nickelson at

A tailgate party sponsored by the Friends of Football and the Alumni Association will take place on Saturday on the rooftop deck of the Leomiti Warrior Center from noon – 2 p.m. Tickets are required. The ThunderWolf football team takes the field versus Fort Lewis at 2 p.m. in the ThunderBowl. Homecoming royalty and Athletics Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at half time of the game. Student tickets will be available in the bookstore the week of the game.

Following the game, attend the CSU-Pueblo Night at the Movies at Tinseltown Theatre (RSVP required).

To purchase tickets, visit or contact Tracy Samora, director of alumni relations, 719.549.2858,​

Parents and family members can register for Parent & Family Weekend events at


  • Donuts & Coffee Break with Alumni
  • 8-10 a.m., LARC Lobby
  • Survey Says Game Show
  • ​7-8:30 p.m., OUC Ballroom


  • Give Day
  • An online and on-campus party where the way to attend is to make a gift to the University
  • President’s Leadership Program Alumni Reception
  • 5-7 p.m., Wine Down by the River, 105 South Union
  • Campus Challenge Cup
  • 8-10 p.m., Student Rec Center


  • Parent/Family Weekend Check-in
  • 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., OUC
  • Outdoor Pursuits Activity for Parents & Alumni
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pueblo Mountain Park
  • Hikers will learn the unique history of the area, recreation, and local flora and fauna. Participants are required to bring hiking equipment (appropriate clothing, water bottle, small pack, rain gear, sunscreen, and a fantastic ThunderWolf attitude!) Cost is $15 per guest and includes lunch and transportation. Students are free with valid student ID.
  • Baseball Alumni Golf Tournament
  • 9 a.m., Elmwood Golf Course
  • DIY Noise Makers
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., LARC
  • Howlin’ House Party
  • 5:30-8 p.m., Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl, West Lawn
  • Food, Drinks, Games, and Family-friendly
  • Homecoming Pep Rally – 6:30-7p.m
  • Baseball Alumni Dinner
  • 6 p.m., Olde Town Carriage House, 102 S. Victoria Avenue
  • Powderpuff Game
  • 7:15-8 p.m., Student Rec Field
  • Bonfire (Hosted by ASG)
  • 8 p.m., Student Rec Field Parking Lot
  • S’mores, Hot Cocoa, Apple Cider


  • Marching Band/Music Alumni Activities
  • Activities will begin at 8 a.m.
  • Athletics Hall of Fame Induction
  • 9 a.m., OUC Ballroom
  • Tickets are required
  • Baseball Alumni Game
  • 9 a.m., Rawlings Field
  • Enactus Campus Clean-up
  • 9:30 a.m., General Classroom Building
  • AIM Alumni Brunch
  • 9:30 a.m., Walking Stick Restaurant, 4301 Walking Stick Blvd.
  • Forensics/Debate Alumni Tailgate and Debate
  • 9:30 a.m., OUC Hearthwell Lounge
  • 3rd Annual Engineering Alumni Open House and Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m., 1st Floor Technology Building
  • Friends of Football/Alumni Association/Community Tailgate
  • Noon – 2p.m., Rooftop deck at Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl
  • Tickets are required
  • SEAL Tailgate
  • Noon-2p.m., Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl
  • First 100 students with IDs get free scarves
  • Yard Games and Food
  • Football vs Fort Lewis
  • 2 p.m., Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl
  • At halftime we will announce the 2016 Homecoming King & Queen
  • Tickets are required
  • Volleyball alumni reception
  • 5 p.m., Student Rec Center
  • Volleyball versus Metro State
  • 7 p.m., Massari Arena
  • CSU-Pueblo Night at the Movies
  • Following the football game Saturday Night
  • RSVPs are required
  • Tinseltown Theatre, 4140 North Freeway


  • Alumni/Parent Brunch
  • 10 a.m., OUC Hearthwell Lounge
  • RSVP required

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