Published: Dec. 1, 2016

Boulder at Its Best: Homecoming 2016

With peak fall foliage, bluebird skies and 80-degree temperatures, you’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful place than Boulder during Homecoming 2016.

The people didn’t disappoint, either.

Thousands of alumni and Buffs fans from as far as Florida, Mississippi and California and as near as The Hill reveled in the spirit of the weekend, Oct. 13-15.

The CU Boulder Alumni Association honored 12 alumni, students and professors at an e vening celebration at the University Memorial Center, Buffs sipped beers by CU brewers in the alumni center’s backyard and crowds in black and gold swarmed Pearl Street for a parade marshal led by 92-year-old identical twins Betty Fitzgerald Hoover (A&S’46) and Peggy Fitzgerald Coppom (A&S’46).

It all culminated Saturday night as a Folsom Field crowd of 48,588 witnessed Buffs footbal l defeat Arizona State for the first time ever, 40-16.

As Vanessa Roman (Psych’07; MEdu’10) put it on Twitter: “Perfect night in this perfect place.”

Alumni Association Tidbits

Buffs at the Butte

For young alumni who dream big, we’re offering a one-of-a-kind ski vacation in New Zealand July 30-Aug. 5, 2017. Buffs receive a four-day ski pass, eight meals and lodging for just over $1,000. For those seeking adventure closer to home, alumni will convene for skiing in Crested Butte, Colo., Feb. 24-26. Attendees receive a two-day lift ticket, two nights’ lodging at a slope-side condo and four meals for $275, if booked by Feb. 1. Register


The Alumni Association is seeking devoted Forever Buffs for its Board of Advisors. Board members, who convene at CU three times a year, advocate for the association and the university. Apply here.


The 2016-17 alumni wall calendar is now available. It features photography of campus and Boulder and costs $15, plus shipping. Buy one.

dinner with 12 buffs

This April Buffs are invited to host young alums or students in their homes for the third-annual Dinner with 12 Buffs. “I still remain in touch with many of the attendees from the group,” said Charlie Kercheval (Fin’88), who co-hosted a meal in Denver last spring. “We shared a lot of great CU stories, and laughs of course!” Register to host a dinner at