2018 Homecoming Events

Homecoming is the one time each year that all Mavericks — students, alumni, faculty, staff, families and community — come together to celebrate being part of the Maverick family! The CMU Alumni Association is excited to invite you to this fun week full of events. 

October is Maverick Month

The whole month of October is Maverick Month, and we want to see your CMU spirit. Participate in our first ever community wide spirit contest. Spirt contest judging will be held October 12th.  Check back soon for registration details.

Victory Dinner

October 26, 2018 - 5:30pm
University Center Meyer Ballroom

The CMU Alumni Association invites you to a fun, spirited dinner to kick off Homecoming Weekend. The 2018 Distinguished Alumni Recipients, Lori Raya and Doug Simons, will be honored, along with Hall of Honor inductees, Brett Armour and Lindsay Blose Icenogle and Distinguished Faculty, Paula Casey. 


October 26, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Plaza

The traditional bonfire will be held immediately following the Victory Dinner on the Plaza. Our homecoming award honorees will do the ceremonial lighting.   


October 26, 2018 - 5:30pm
The Plaza

Carnival games and activities including Dunk Tank, inflatable, bungee trampoline, and other carnival games for all ages.   This carnival is free for students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community members.  

Homecoming Parade

October 27, 2018 - 12:30pm
Main Street, Downtown Grand Junction

This event is for the whole community! Enter your team, business or organization to show off your Maverick spirit. The parade will be held Downtown Grand Junction on October 27th. 

Football Alumni Zone vs. Dixie State

October 27, 2018 - Alumni Zone opens at 6:00pm, Kickoff at 7:00pm
Stoker Stadium

Homecoming Spirit Contests

October is Mav Month! The CMU Alumni Association will host three spirit contests so everyone can show their Maverick pride. 

  • Community Spirit Contest - Businesses and organizations in the CMU community are encouraged to paint their storefronts or decorate their lobby to show their CMU Spirit.  Winning organization will receive a suite for a CMU Basketball game! Community contest judging will be October 12th.
  • CMU Campus Spirit Contest -  Enter your department, residence hall, dorm room, or office into this contest for a chance to claim the traveling trophy, a meal for your decorators, and bragging rights for 2019!

Check back for registration information!

Campus Tours

Join us for a campus tour and explore all of the changes on campus! Tour dates and times TBD.

Downtown Hotels - The Official Hotel Sponsor of CMU Homecoming

CMU Homecoming has partnered with the downtown Grand Junction hotels to be the official hotel sponsor for our out of town guests! These downtown hotels have a limited number of discounted rooms available to for CMU Homecoming. When booking over the phone please request the Colorado Mesa University Homecoming rate. To book online please click here for details


Call to Reserve Your Room Today! 

Please ask for the Colorado Mesa Univeristy Homecoming rate. Or book online, click here for details. 

Springhill Suites 970.424.5777

Hampton Inn 970.243.3222

Fairfield Inn & Suites 970.242.2525