Football fans and family members can experience more of the Colorado State University campus and programs around home games this year.
Expand your Ram Pride with tailgating, lectures, museum visits, and other activities offered by the College of Health and Human Sciences and other campus partners. Read on for your guide to game days.
Football home game schedule
There’s still time to secure your seats in Canvas Stadium to witness Coach Norvell’s Fort Air Raid. Order your football tickets online. CSU’s Alumni Association offers the Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate beginning four hours before every home game kickoff.
- Saturday, September 10 vs. Middle Tennessee. Themes: faculty/staff appreciation; young alumni.
- Saturday, September 24 vs. Sacramento State. Themes: Ag Day; 4-H, orange out.
- Saturday, October 15 vs. Utah State. Themes: Homecoming and Family Weekend (more information below); sustainability; green out.
- Saturday, October 22 vs. Hawai’i. Themes: Tackle Cancer; Colorado State pride; BBQ and tailgate contest.
- Saturday, November 12 vs. Wyoming. Themes: Military appreciation; Rams Against Hunger.
- Friday, November 25 vs. New Mexico. Themes: Senior recognition; education; Commitment to Campus.
Homecoming and Family Weekend
CSU welcomes alumni, families, and the community to an extended Homecoming and Family Weekend celebration October 13-15. Here are some of the highlights:
Thursday, October 13
- Homecoming and Family Weekend Kickoff from 4-6 p.m. at the New Belgium Porch in Canvas Stadium. Make the most of photo opportunities, food trucks, and a cash bar.
- Distinguished Alumni Awards. Details and registration.
Friday, October 14
- 50 Year Club Luncheon. Details and registration.
- Festival on the Oval from 3-6 p.m. with live music, children’s activities, food trucks and a beer garden. Free and open to the public; food and beer available for purchase. Enjoy activities presented by the Avenir Museum, Department of Construction Management, Human-Animal Bond programs and research, Counseling and Career Development Program, sign up for the Homecoming 5K race, and more!
- CSU Alumni Association Member BBQ. Details and registration.
- Friday Night Lights from 6-8:30 p.m. on the lawn just west of the Lory Student Center will include favorite Homecoming traditions – the pep rally, bonfire, fireworks, and lighting of the A. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, October 15
- Homecoming 5K Race at 8 a.m. at the historic Oval and virtually. All ages and abilities are welcome at the 42nd annual event hosted by the Department of Health and Exercise Science and benefiting the Adult Fitness program.
- Department of Design and Merchandising Open House from 9 a.m.- noon at the Nancy Richardson Design Center. Explore the building and enjoy snacks and treats.
- The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising will be open for extended hours, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- CSU Alumni Association game day activities including the Homecoming Tailgate at the Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate and Ram Town, with live music, food, beer, and wine for purchase. Visit the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center for ice cream and a cash bar. Pre-purchase BBQ tickets.
- Homecoming Football Game vs. Utah State. Kickoff at 5 p.m. at Canvas Stadium. Purchase your tickets.
Campus access and parking
Football ticket holders can purchase mobile parking passes and view parking options online. Get the latest information about parking options from CSU’s Parking and Transportation Services. Visitors are encouraged to carpool, bike, or take the MAX to campus to minimize parking and traffic congestion.
Tour campus with Admissions
Game days are a great time to rekindle memories, explore the latest changes to campus, and inspire the next generation of Rams! The Office of Admissions offers Game Day Information Sessions and Tours. These activities can be paired with discounted football tickets and reserved on-campus parking, or you can use your own tickets and just join the tour. These popular options are limited and fill quickly. Contact Shannon Bigner at (970) 491-1053 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Explore campus on a game day – or anytime – with a self-guided tour. Or, build your custom visit experience with Admissions, including College of Health and Human Sciences information sessions and tours offered by our undergraduate programs.
Traveling to Fort Collins or with the Rams for an away game? The CSU Alumni Association Preferred Business Partners includes travel perks such as hotel discounts for alumni. (Note that local hotel partners are already booked for Homecoming and Family weekend.)
Not in Fort Collins? No problem – we’ll bring the party to you! The CSU Alumni Association hosts Ram Rallies before away football games and watch parties with Ram Networks in cities across the country. Learn more and prepare to cheer on the Rams wherever you are!
Other campus tours and activities
In Fort Collins for more than just the game? Score some new knowledge with CHHS! Explore department and college activities on the CHHS events calendar, such as:
- The Department of Health and Exercise Science offers a weekly seminar series most Fridays at 11 a.m. Topics include concussion impact, physiological and cognitive aging with dementia, metabolic health, stress resilience, and more.
- The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. as well as Tuesday – Friday, noon – 5 p.m. Discover the new fall exhibits. Home to CSU’s historic apparel and textiles collection in the Department of Design and Merchandising, the Avenir Museum is free and open to the public.
- CSU is offering an expanded lineup of campus explorations on Tour Tuesdays. All tours are free, and registration is required on a first come, first serve basis, because tour group sizes are limited. Explore the biggest walk-in closet in the Rockies; learn about myths, legends, and ghost stories; or see what’s brewing in one of CSU’s two brewhouses.
The Department of Health and Exercise Science, Department of Design and Merchandising Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, Counseling and Career Development Program, Human-Animal Bond in Colorado, School of Education, and School of Social Work are part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.