Published: Dec. 1, 2018

Homecoming Weekend 2018 

They came from Alaska and Hawaii, Idaho and New Mexico, North Carolina and New Jersey — 38 states in all.

Homecoming Weekend 2018 drew one of the largest crowds in years. Nearly 3,000 people registered for the festivities, which started with a sold-out Alumni Awards Ceremony Oct. 25 and ended Oct. 27 with an afternoon football game under bluebird skies.

Despite a crushing Buffs overtime loss to Oregon State, alumni, friends and fans spread energy and joy across Boulder for three days straight.

“Tell me there’s a more gorgeous place. I dare you,” tweeted NBC News producer Ariel Peele (Jour’09) of New York from a seat in Folsom with a Flatirons view.

On Friday, Oct. 26, hundreds of cheery Buffs toasted one another in the backyard of Koenig Alumni Center with alumni-brewed libations. These included a Czech-style pilsner from Duncan Clauss (Engl’07), a prickly pear sour beer from Michael Memsic (Comm’03) and a gluten-free pumpkin ale from Karen Hertz (Psych’99; MBA’05). That evening, fans electrified Pearl Street for a Halloween-
themed parade and pep rally.

On his and his two sons’ journey home to Pleasant Hill, Iowa, Shane Church (CompSci’01) tweeted a serene Colorado sunset photo captioned: “Until next time.”

Alumni Association Tidbits  

iconMajestic Crested Butte awaits graduates of the past decade for the annual Buffs at the Butte ski weekend, Feb. 8-10, 2019. The cost ($275 through Jan. 18, $300 afterward) includes includes a two-night stay at condominiums near the resort, a two-day lift ticket, some meals and an après ski event. Visit to register.


iconThe 2019 alumni wall calendar is available. Featuring photographs by CU alumni, friends and staff, including work by campus photographer Glenn Asakawa (Jour’86) and a stunning frosted Flatirons image taken by Eli Zabielski (Math’14), the calendar is $15, plus shipping and handling. 


worldSigrid Keough (Comm’89) and Adam Mackstaller (Fin’95), London and Spain’s alumni chapter leaders, are launching a 2019 internship program for CU students and alumni seeking international business experience. Visit for more.


iconThe Alumni Association is seeking volunteers to help review scholarship applications online in March. It’s also looking for committed Forever Buffs to join its Board of Advisors. Advisors serve three-year terms. For more information on either opportunity, contact Beth Lietaert at