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Oct 10, 2016

Homecoming Weekend begins Thursday!

Oct 10, 2016 by Clyde The Mountain Lion

UCCS Students!!!

The 2016 UCCS Homecoming Weekend begins this Thursday (October 13th)!!It is time to prepare for a spirit-filled, exciting, and overall great weekend.  Along with all of these activities is one of UCCS’ most storied traditions; that being the annual Homecoming Formal and Casino Night! Please see the information below regarding Homecoming Formal, as well as a detailed schedule of other events occurring throughout the weekend!

Homecoming Formal and Casino Night Information

  • Saturday, October 15th, 2016
  • 8:00P.M. – 1:00A.M.
  • Gallogly Events Center and Berger Hall
  • Tickets are on sale NOW at the University Center Information desk
  • Prices are $10 for individual tickets and $15 for a “couples” ticket
  • Must be a UCCS Student with a student ID to purchase either ticket option. You may bring a guest that is a non-UCCS student
  • Dancing, free food, and tickets for casino games are all included in your homecoming formal ticket package

Homecoming Events Schedule

Thursday, October 13th

Chalk the Walk | 11:00 A.M. | The Spine (Near the West Lawn)

Join OSA and other student clubs and organizations and help decorate the spine for Homecoming. Chalk will be provided so all you need to bring is your awesome artistic skills! Sign up your club in groups of 20 or less, or sign up as an individual. Prizes will be provided during the event, as well as a grand prize for the most creative and cool design. Reserve your chalking space by e-mailing

Homecoming Kick-off | 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. | El Pomar Plaza (Library Entrance)

Our 2016 Homecoming will kick-off in true UCCS fashion. Join student athletes in team chants, meet players of the women's and men's soccer team, and grab some free food, while participating in some extra fun games! The first 100 students in attendance will be receiving an OFFICIAL 2016 HOMECOMING T-SHIRT! Also, the giant UCCS block letters will be lit up at this event. Be sure to have your photo taken in front of the letters. 


Friday, October 14th

The March | 3:00 P.M. | Alpine Field Entrance

Join students, clubs, Greek organizations and hundreds of students in UCCS' Homecoming parade, "The March." All participants, including student clubs, are encouraged to bring their own signs and banners. Everyone will march from the Alpine Field entrance to the ROTC Turf field, adjacent to Mountain Lion Stadium for the Homecoming Tailgate. All participants in The March will receive a free "March" t-shirt upon entrance to the soccer games!

Homecoming Tailgate | 3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. | ROTC Turf Field

Music, prizes, entertaining field games, free t-shirts and more can all be found at this tailgate. Oh, and did we mention free food as well? March down to the stadium in the Homecoming Parade or meet us down there to partake in the fun. 

Trek the Trail Volunteer Project | 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. | Parking Lot 580 (Intersection of N. Nevada and North Campus Heights)

The 3rd annual Trek the Trail 5k Run to benefit UCCS Beth-El Scholarship fund is during Homecoming! This is the only trail run at UCCS and raises funds for nursing and health science students. This year, student volunteers are needed to assemble race packets, as well as mark the course in which participants will be running. Packet creation and course marking will occur on Friday, while course volunteers will be needed on Saturday. 

Men's and Women’s Soccer Games | 5:00 P.M.—9:30 P.M. | Mountain Lion Stadium

You will not want to miss the evening's main events, the UCCS men's and women's soccer games!  Cheer on our Mountain Lions as the men's team face off against Regis University, starting 5 P.M., while our women's team take on Colorado School of  Mines, with kickoff beginning at 7:30 P.M.

Homecoming Bonfire | 9:45 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. | Parking Lot 572

A long-standing homecoming tradition, help cheer on our leaders of UCCS light the fire and keep it burning through the night with music, games, prizes, and FUN!



Saturday, October 15th

Trek the Trail 5k Run | 9:00 A.M. | Parking Lot 580 (Intersection of N. Nevada and North Campus Heights)

Join us at the 3rd annual Trek the Trail 5k Run to benefit UCCS Beth-El Scholarship fund. This is the only trail run at UCCS and raises funds for nursing and health science students to further their education and become successful health professionals. The event is being co-hosted by Beth-El's outstanding college student organizations: Exercise is Medicine, Beth-El Student Nurses Association, Nutrition Club and Local Food Club.
To register for the race go to:  
If you have any questions about this event please contact Jessica Kirby  at

Homecoming Formal and Casino Night | 8:00 P.M. | Gallogly Events Center/Berger Hall

See all information posted in beginning of e-mail for details regarding Homecoming Formal and Casino Night.


Sunday, October 16th

Homecoming Soccer Games| 12:00 P.M. -- 5:30 P.M.  | Mountain Lion Stadium

Our last bit of homecoming fun concludes on Sunday, with the remaining Homecoming Soccer games.  Cheer our Mountain Lions to victory as the men's team face off against South Dakoka Mines, starting 12pm, while our women's team take on Colorado Christian University, with kickoff beginning at 2:30P.M.


Please contact OSA ( with any remaining questions you might have! Get ready for a weekend full of excitement, school spirit and more! Most importantly, GO MOUNTAIN LIONS!

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