2018 Homecoming Events

Homecoming is the one time each year that all Mavericks — students, alumni, 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. Click here to see some photos of last years events!

October is Maverick Month!

We want to spread the Maverick spirit the whole month of October! The CMU Alumni Association will host two spirit contests so everyone can show their Maverick pride. Help us paint the town mavroon and white! The 2018 Homecoming theme is Mavericks: Past, Present & Future, so get creative and show us what you've got!

Community Spirit Contest

  • This year the entire Grand Valley is encouraged participate! Paint your storefronts, decorate your lobby, offer discounts to CMU supporters and more! The Alumni Association would like to help you get started with a FREE spirit pack full of goodies to start decorating.
  • Register your business or organization here and you will get you one of our 300 spirit bags and ensure your business is a stop for our judges. Judging will be OCTOBER 19th! The community spirit contest winner will receive a package of suite tickets to a CMU Basketball Game for a fun night out with employees and co-workers! 
  • Discounts are available to CMU alumni all month long with an Alumni Card. Click here to see all the Mav Month promotions and discounts. 

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 catered meal for your decorators, and bragging rights for 2019!
  • The 2018 Homecoming theme is Mavericks: Past, Present & Future, so get creative and show us what you've got!
  • Click here to register your department or group today!

Homecoming Class Reunions

  • This year we will be celebrating the class reunions of 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998 and 2008. 
  • Each reunion ticket will include a seat at the Victory Dinner with your classmates, a catered brunch Saturday morning, campus tour, entrance to the Football game, Alumni Zone and a 2018 Homecoming t-shirt. 
  • Click here to register for your class reunion! 
  • Want to get involved? You can volunteer as a Homecoming Reunion Ambassador and reach out to fellow alumni to help spread the word and encourage them to attend your class reunion. Email Jared at jmeier@coloradomesa.edu or call 970.248.1525.

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 Victory Dinner will honor 2018 Distinguished Alumni Recipients, Lori Raya and Doug Simons, along with Hall of Honor inductees, Brett Armour and Lindsay Blose Icenogle and Distinguished Faculty, Paula Casey. 
  • Click here to buy tickets! 

Homecoming Bonfire 

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.   

Homecoming Carnival

October 26, 2018 - 5:30pm
The Plaza

  • The Homecoming Carnival includes games and activities for all ages, including a dunk tank, inflatable, bungee trampoline, and other carnival games. This carnival is sponsored by student life and 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. 
  • Best community float will receive a package of suite tickets to a CMU Basketball game! 
  • Click here to register your float!

Football Alumni Zone vs. Dixie State

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

  • Alumni and their immediate family will receive a free beer and a burger with an Alumni Card. Don't have your Alumni Card yet? Get one before the game by emailing us at alumni@coloradomesa.edu.
  • Let us know you will be at the zone - RSVP today!

Campus Tours

  • Join us for a campus tour and explore all of the amazing changes on campus! Please check back for tour dates and times.

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