Published: Aug. 31, 2022

HomecomingIt’s football season! The CU Buffs will have their first home game this weekend against Texas Christian University. Whether you’re heading to Folsom Field for the game, attending a watch party or cheering from home, here are some tips to get ready for game day. 

Join the Pearl Street Stampede

Visit Pearl Street on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. to join this CU pep rally before the game. The Pearl Street Stampede is a fall tradition, featuring the Golden Buffalo Marching Band and members of the CU Buffs football team. Start in front of the County Courthouse and enjoy performances as the Stampede moves west, stopping at each block.

Pearl Street Stampede events are free and open to everyone. They occur throughout the season on the evening before home games.

Get organized 

If you’re attending the game at Folsom Field, here are some things to know before game day:

  • Know what color to wear: Attendees are encouraged to wear specific colors for home games. Wear black for the game on Friday, Sept. 2 and gold for the following home game on Saturday, Sept. 24. Check the CU Buffs football schedule this season to know what color to wear for future games. 

  • Use a clear bag: Folsom Field has a clear bag policy in place. Review reminders on what bags are permitted in the stadium.

  • Practice the CU Fight Song: Watch this video to learn the CU Fight Song before game day.

Stop by Ralphie’s Corral

Ralphie’s Corral is the official CU tailgate that’s free and open to everyone. The event starts three hours before kickoff on the south lawn of the Duane Physics building. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There will be appearances by the Golden Buffalo Marching Band and Spirit Squad, plus photo ops, giveaways and more.

Be respectful and considerate

Remember that you’re a Buff wherever you are. Whether you’re watching the game at Folsom Field, a local restaurant or a friend’s house off campus, be considerate and respectful to those around you. 

If you’re off campus, be mindful of noise levels. Excessive noise at any time of the day can result in a nuisance ticket—a common citation that can be avoided. You can also be fined if there is trash in your yard or around your property.

Look out for yourselves and each other

We can all do our part to look out for fellow Buffs, both on and off campus.

  • If you’re concerned about your safety or someone else's, keep an eye on the situation and don’t hesitate to call for help. Always call 911 in a drug- or alcohol-related emergency.

  • Review the Amnesty Policy also to learn more about what to do if you need to call for help in an alcohol- or drug-related emergency.

  • Review more information about how you can be an effective bystander and look out for other members of our community.