We're inviting our young alumni back to Fort Collins and CSU for a weekend dedicated to you! As a young alum, we are building out activities and packages for CSU's first home football game aiming to help you reconnect with your alma mater. 

Young Alumni Day: CSU vs. South Dakota State
Sept. 3, 2021, kick-off at 7:00 PM.
Canvas Stadium at Colorado State University

$30 per person, includes: CSU vs. South Dakota State football game ticket, tailgate access, drink ticket, and parking.

More than just football. 

We can't wait to have you back in the stands, but we also know your experience extends beyond athletics. Stick around after the game and jump into other activities while you reminisce on your favorite parts of being a Ram.

Friday, September 3
Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate Photo's on Sonny Lubick Field Game Time Stay the Night

Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate


Start the weekend off right at the Coors Light Ram Walk Tailgate. The Tailgate offers music, TVs showing national games, as well as food and drinks. It is also where you can pick up your drink ticket and everything else you need to get ready to kick off football season.

Photo\'s on Sonny Lubick Field

5:45 - 6:15p.m.

Take a break from tailgating, grab your crew, and come take a picture on Sonny Lubick field. We got the field access for you, you bring the smartphone. Your RSVP for the weekend guarantee's exclusive access for you to get on the field before the game. Details will be shared in your confirmation email. 

Game Time

7:00 p.m. kickoff 

Do you remember the energy of the student section? You came to cheer, to connect, and to celebrate Ram pride... and now we are bringing this back with a young alumni section of the stadium. RSVP to receive a promo code just for our young alums to cheer our Rams onto victory. 

Stay the Night

You're celebrating our win, thinking about going out on the town, and have a whole weekend ahead of you. Why drive home now? The Hilton Homewood Suites is offering discounted rates to our young alumni to stay the weekend. RSVP to receive the promo link. 

Saturday, September 4
Breakfast at the Alumni Center  Campus Tours Happy Hour at New Belgium Reconnect with Fort Collins

Breakfast at the Alumni Center 

10:00 a.m.

It was great to see the stadium and dive into the tailgate, but what about the rest of campus? Join us on Saturday morning at the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center to grab a quick grab-n-go breakfast and kick-start the weekend activities. 

Campus Tours

10:30 a.m.

A lot has changed since your time as a student, but a lot remains too. We will take a walk down memory lane while diving into all the new parts of campus too. Join us and share your memories while we reintroduce you to campus. We will kick off walking tours at the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center and take you through all the best parts of campus: old and new. 

Happy Hour at New Belgium

12:00-2:00 p.m.

We wouldn't be doing our job right if we didn't reconnect you with Fort Collin's favorite brewery. We have the New Belgium tasting room reserved just for this crew. We'll provide your first drink, lawn games, CSU giveaways and more. This is a great place to meet new friends or reconnect with old friends. RSVP to receive more details.

Reconnect with Fort Collins

Your Labor Day weekend has just begun, but there are no shortage of ways to reconnect with Fort Collins. This is the part where you get to make the weekend YOURS. Below are just a few of  your FoCo favorites that will be offering discounts throughout the weekend. Stay tuned as we keep updating the list of  places who want to reconnect too. 

  • 20% off at Walrus Ice Cream
  • 20% off at the Waffle Lab
  • 20% of at Beau Jos
  • Buy 1 cookie, get 1 free at Mary’s Mountain Cookies
  • $1 off coffee at Momo Lolo
  • $8 calzone at DP Dough
  • Buy 1 entrée get 1 free at Thai Station
  • 15% off an entrée at Modern Market
  • Buy 1 entrée get 1 free at Bad Daddy’s

Stay Connected as We Countdown To Young Alumni Weekend

We're ready to connect with you right away! Don't wait until Young Alumni Weekend to jump into the excitement. Follow up on Instagram, download the CSU Alumni Association app, or invite a friend to RSVP for the weekend to stay up to date as we head towards football season. 

Members Make It Happen

Young Alumni Weekend is possible thanks to the support of CSU Alumni Association members. Your membership is a truly impactful investment, making events possible and allowing us to connect with Rams all over the world. Additionally, CSU Alumni Association membership gets you access to a handful of benefits and perks during the weekend that you don't want to miss out on including an exclusive member koozie, a drink ticket at the tailgate and bookstore discounts throughout the weekend so that you can be decked out in all the best CSU gear.

Special Thanks to Your Young Alumni Weekend Committee

Grads just like you are making this weekend come to life! Special thanks to our Young Alumni Weekend Committee.

Jake Bennett '17 


Jenny Bennett '17 


Toni Brown '16

Joe De Ciman '16

Pierce Hornung '13 


Whitney Hornung '14 


Elroy Masters '17

Mariah McGettigan '17

Ben Piercy '15

Rachel Riley '15 

Life Member

Gillian Valdez '19

Lisa Varilek '15

Life Member

Abbey Tuhkanen '16