Oct. 12-24, 2020
Homecoming will look different this year, but we are still connecting Forever Buffs to CU Boulder and each other — just like we always have.
This fall, Homecoming and Family Weekends will be combined to offer alumni, students, parents and friends more opportunities to celebrate their Buffs pride together. Homecoming and Family Weekends Wherever You Roam will feature a virtual 5K, an online presentation of our annual alumni awards, a virtual trivia night and much more.
Show us your CU pride by sharing your best rendition of the CU Fight Song!
After Homecoming and Family Weekends Wherever You Roam, we’ll put together a compilation of the videos and share them across our Forever Buffs social media channels.
Here are some tips and tricks for recording the video.
Submit your video by Saturday, Oct. 24.
You’re invited to participate in free virtual fitness classes through the CU Rec Center during Homecoming and Family Weekends Wherever You Roam.
Classes including Zumba and HIIT (high intensity interval training) are available anytime on the CU Rec Center YouTube page, plus sign up for a virtual sunset yoga class on Wednesday, Oct. 14 or a moonlight yoga class on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Wearing your favorite CU gear during classes is encouraged!
No experience is necessary to participate.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21
8 – 9 p.m.
CU Boulder computer science associate professor Danny Dig is the director of a new multi-university, industry-focused research center on pervasive personalized intelligence (PPI) through the National Science Foundation. The center closely examines PPI to allow new technologies to predict users’ needs versus reactive machine learning and artificial intelligence. During a live virtual Q&A, learn how the center is poised to put the U.S. in a strong position regarding the “internet of things” — the growing and interconnected network of technology and devices in our lives.
Friday, Oct. 16
Noon – 12:30 p.m. MT
Lace up your running shoes and get outside for the Wherever You Roam Virtual 5K! Alumni, students, parents and Buffs fans around the world are invited to participate by running or walking a 5K any time throughout the month of October.
Register today to receive a race bib, CU-themed medal and a CU spirit pack. Best of all, $5 of every registration directly supports student scholarship and wellness funds!
Complete at your leisure in October
Cost: $30 (plus taxes and fees)
Gather your family and stream the acclaimed CU short film The Light Shines On. Your CU pride is sure to swell during this inspiring 30-minute historical look at CU Boulder. Take the evening to another level by supporting a Buff business near you by picking up dinner, drinks or dessert to go with the film.
Plus, share a photo of your CU-themed night during Homecoming and Family Weekends Wherever You Roam on social media with #ForeverBuffs to win a family prize pack! Be sure to tag @cuboulderalumni to be eligible.
Watch at your leisure in October
Cost: Free to screen The Light Shines On
Connect virtually to other Forever Buffs families and alumni in your area during Homecoming and Family Weekends Wherever You Roam. Meetups are scheduled for the East Coast, Chicagoland area, the Midwest, Texas/South and the Pacific Coast.
Saturday, Oct. 17
11 a.m. MST
Forever Buffs from the classes of 2008 and 2009 will share their stories of how they navigated the last economic recession. Panelists include an attorney, educator and career counselor.
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Noon – 1 p.m. MT
Celebrate six of CU’s best and brightest during an online presentation of the Alumni Awards. Winners include the CEO of an NFL team, a Grammy Award winner and a world-class educator creating more equitable classrooms.
Thursday, Oct. 22
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. MT
Hannah Glick (SLHS'12; AuD'17; PhD'19) is a neuroscientist, audiologist, CU Boulder professor, mentor and public speaker. She has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters on the impact of hearing loss on brain development and cognitive function. Hannah believes that better hearing begins with a better understanding of the brain and better leaders begin with better mentors. Hannah actively mentors aspiring students and early-career professionals to unlock their passion and purpose by "finding their herd." Learn more by attending an interactive Q&A, but first, viewing her BuffTalk on the subject which was filmed at CU Boulder Next in New York prior to the global pandemic.
Friday, Oct. 23
Noon – 12:30 p.m. MT
While we can’t be together to celebrate your golden anniversary, graduates of the Class of 1970 may still sign up to receive their commemorative 50-Year Reunion medal.
Registration is required by Sunday, Oct. 25.
All alumni and alumni parents can learn more about campus resources and support services at CU. Connect with ASAP Tutoring, the Writing Center; Academic Coaching; Career Services; Counseling and Psychiatric Services; CU Police Department; Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance; Office of Victim Assistance; and University Libraries.
Monday, Oct. 12 – Saturday, Oct. 24