Media Advisory: UCCS Homecoming 2016 to feature U-C-C-S letter lighting, student march, soccer games, bonfire, 5K fundraiser

Joanna Bean, (719) 255-3732, [email protected] Tom Hutton, (719) 255-3439, [email protected]
UCCS Homecoming "Light the Spine" Thursday October 8, 2015. Photo by Jeff Kearney.
UCCS Homecoming “Light the Spine” Thursday October 8, 2015. Photo by Jeff Kearney.

What: UCCS kicks off Homecoming 2016 Oct. 13, with activities for students, alumni and the community continuing through Oct. 15.

UCCS clubs will decorate the campus sidewalk spine during Chalk the Walk on Thursday, which will be followed that evening by the annual lighting of the UCCS letters.

On Oct. 1, students will march together to the UCCS athletics fields for tailgating and men and women’s soccer games. After the games, there will be a bonfire and other activities.

The third annual Trek the Trail 5K Run/Walk happens on campus Oct. 15 to raise money for scholarships for the UCCS Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Who: UCCS campus community, students, alumni, faculty and staff

When: Oct. 13-Oct. 15

Where:  UCCS campus, see below for details


Thursday, Oct. 13:

  • Chalk the Walk | 11:00 a.m. | sidewalk near El Pomar Plaza at Kraemer Family Library
  • U-C-C-S letter lighting and Homecoming kickoff | 7:30 p.m. | El Pomar Plaza

Friday, Oct. 14:

  • The March | 3:00 p.m. | Alpine Field Entrance
  • Tailgate | 3:30 p.m. | ROTC Turf Field (Surrounded by ROTC modular buildings off of Eagle Rock Road)
  • Men’s Soccer Game | 5:00 p.m. | Mountain Lion Stadium
  • Women’s Soccer Game | 7:30 p.m. | Mountain Lion Stadium
  • Bonfire | 9:45 p.m. | Parking Lot 572

Saturday, Oct. 15:

  • Trek the Trail 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. race start, Parking Lot 580 near North Nevada Avenue and North Campus Heights

For media parking information, contact Tom Hutton, (719) 255-3439, [email protected] or Joanna Bean, (719) 255-3732, [email protected].

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