CMU Homecoming

Homecoming is the one time each year that all Mavericks — students, alumni, staff, families and community — come together to celebrate being part of the Mavily! Inpired by the Bat-Signal, Maverick Rising summons us to celebrate our inner superheroes together.  This year's theme is Maverick Rising.  Nothing can subdue the ever-courageous and powerful Maverick spirit, especially when we are all together, so join us for a Homecoming Weekend to remember! 

We couldn't do it without our superhero community partner and Homecoming sponsor, Timberline Bank! 

October is Maverick Month!

We want to spread the Maverick spirit the whole month of October, so let's Mav Up the Grand Valley! The CMU Alumni Association will host two spirit contests so everyone can show their Maverick pride. To help celebrate, the community is offering many discounts for CMU the whole month of October. Be sure to stop by these local businesses offering discounts. 

Community Spirit Contest

  • Help us paint the town MAVroon and white and Mav Up the entire Grand Valley, everyone is encouraged participate! Paint your storefronts, decorate your lobby, offer discounts to CMU supporters and more!  Community spirit judging will take place on October 20th, so get ready for the homecoming committee to stop by or post pictures of your CMU spirit on Instagram or Facebook using #MavUpGrandValleyClick here to register for the community spirit contest!

CMU Campus Spirit Contest

  • Enter your department, residence hall, dorm room, or office space into this contest for a chance to claim the traveling trophy, receive some good grub for your group, and bragging rights for the year. Register here!
  • Judging will take place on October 26th from 9-11am. 


Homecoming Victory Dinner

October 28, 2022 - 5:30pm
University Center Meyer Ballroom

  • The CMU Alumni Association invites you to a fun, spirited dinner to kick off Homecoming weekend! With performances by the CMU cheer team, band and much more, this is a night you won't want to miss! The 2022 Victory Dinner will honor our Distinguished Alumni recipients, Matt Rissell and Kimberly Raff, Hall of Honor Inductees Charles Dukes and Jeff Tootle, and Distinguished Faculty recipient, Justin Gollob. Get your tickets today!

Homecoming Bonfire 

October 28, 2022 - 8:00pm
Alumni Quad

  • The traditional bonfire will be ignited by the Homecoming Honorees, so come enjoy some live entertainment and celebrate a  fun weekend with your fellow Mavs. 

Homecoming Parade

October 29, 2022 - 10:00am
Main Street, Downtown Grand Junction

Homecoming Football Game and Alumni Zone

October 29, 2022 - 12:00pm Alumni Zone, 1:00pm Kickoff

  • Root on the Mavericks as they take the field against Colorado State University Pueblo in what is sure to be a great game.  Purchase football tickets here in advance.  
  • As always, the Alumni Zone will be set up in the south end zone. RSVP here and stop by for a complimentary burger and beer for alumni and their family members. Request an alumni card in advance by requesting one here. Doors open at 12:00pm. 

For more details on Homecoming, please visit the main Homecoming page