The CSU Homecoming Parade is an annual tradition that brings the campus and community closer together to celebrate CSU and Ram pride. The 2019 parade wound its way from the stadium area of the campus and traveled east to the Oval, north to Laurel and ended along the western edge of the campus.
The 2019 homecoming theme was “The CSU Sesquicentennial.” The Department of Construction Management entered a float entitled, “The CSU Time Tunnel.” It featured historical photographs representing time periods of CSU in 50 year segments. From the inception of agriculture sciences to veterinary medicine to the new chemistry building, vignettes were staged by students dressed in period costumes. Historic photos on the float revealed the transformation of CSU over the past 150 years. A photo of home economics female students (ca. 1918) posing on the historic front steps of Guggenheim Hall, was recreated by the CM Women in Construction, student chapter.
The KEY float, which was completed through the Key Academic Cluster 5 Leadership course taught by Jeff Wilkes and Anna Fontana through the CM department, was a colorful 3-tier birthday cake for CSU on its 150th year celebration.
CM’s time tunnel float secured its 14th consecutive win, taking home First Place overall, and First Place in the CSU category. A huge effort was made by CM students, CM alumni, and CM faculty. Special thanks goes to Scott Glick, Ph.D. for his support with design, construction, and contributions of materials, time, and build coordination.