Homecoming 2017

Homecoming football game

Homecoming 2017

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

Full schedule of Homecoming festivities:

Friday, September 29

8:00 A.M.

Athletics 5K Fun Run at Mountaineer Bowl. Get your day started right with this fun run. $25 gets you entered into the run, a ticket for the football game and a T-shirt. All are welcome!

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Alumni Visitation. Stop by the Alumni Center now located in the Aspinall-Wilson Center. Check out old yearbooks, chat with friends and make sure your alumni contact info is up to date. We'll have coffee and cookies.

10:00 A.M.

Alumni Golf Outing at Dos Rios Golf Course.

3:00 P.M.

Soccer - Western vs. Adams State. Gateway Field. 

5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Art Alumni Exhibition Opening: Flannery Grace. Quigley Hall Art Gallery. 

6:00 P.M.

Homecoming Parade on Main Street. If you would like to participate in the parade with your group, please sign up at www.western.edu/homecomingparade.

7:00 P.M.

Homecoming Kickoff Celebration at the Borick Business Building. We'll have the lighting of the "W" at 8:30 p.m and a lot of good cheer.

9:00 P.M.

Homecoming Bonfire. Mountaineer Bowl parking lot.

Saturday, September 30

10:00 A.M. 

Alumni Campus Tour. Meet at the University Center main desk. We've made so many changes over the past decade! Check out our "new" campus. 

10:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M. 

Thornton Research Program 30th Anniversary Celebration in Hurst Hall. The reception will be the last stop on the alumni campus tour. There will be food and refreshments, as well as a presentation at 11 a.m. Visit go.western.edu/Thornton30 for more information and to RSVP. 

11:00 A.M.

Rugby Game. Whipp Rugby Field. Alumni ruggers vs. Men Club's Rugby Team.

11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Tailgate. Parking lot across from Mountaineer Bowl. $5 for food, music, beer and a lot of fun. The tailgate party is sponsored by Mountaineer Athletics, Alumni Relations and the Western State Foundation.

1:00 P.M.

Football Game at Mountaineer Bowl. Western vs. Dixie State University. 

5:00 P.M. (After the game)

ICElab Social. Meet us at the new ICElab located in Escalante Terrace for free appetizers and a cash bar. 

6:00 P.M.

Volleyball - Western vs. Adams State University. Paul Wright Gym.

6:00 PM

Homecoming Concert featuring '80s cover band "The Goonies" at Ibar Ranch. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and music begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 if purchased online and $25 at the event. "Mr. Thin and the Nuclear Uncles" will open the event. This event is a fundraiser for Western's NCAA Track & Field & Cross Country teams. Learn more at www.ibarranch.com.


Be sure to check out the Alumni website for details: www.westernalum.org/events. If you would like to organize something specific for your class, please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@western.edu or call 970.943.2493.

30th Anniversary Thornton Research Program

Join current and former Biology professors, students and alumni to celebrate 30 years of hands-on research made possible by the Thornton Biology Research Program. It's been 30 years since we began our research program through an endowment from Jessie and Dan Thornton, and we'd like to get together to toast to 30 great years. Visit go.western.edu/Thornton30 for more information. 

1997 RMAC Championship Football Reunion

It has been too long since you have trained with your team! It's been 20 years and it's time for you to come back to Western and join your fellow teammates to reminisce about the good ol' days of playing football and winning the RMAC Championship! We are looking forward to seeing you this fall during homecoming and will have to strap on the crimson and slate and head back to the gridiron in Gunnison for homecoming!

30 Year Rugby Reunion

Calling all ruggers! It's been 30 years since Western fielded its first rugby team and 20 years since our first annual alumni rugby game, so it's time to get together and salute with a pint of good cheer. Scrum one, scrum all-back to Gunnison! Fasten up those crimson and slate cleats and plan your trip today. We'll have all of the homecoming events that you love plus some additional events just for your group.

1967 50-Year Reunion

Celebrate this major milestone with your classmates from 1967. In addition to the regular homecoming activities, we are hosting a reunion banquet on Saturday evening at the University Center. Come reminisce about the good ol' days!