Published: Oct. 1, 2015

Students attending the first Pac-12 conference home football game Saturday against Oregon at 8 p.m. are encouraged to arrive at Folsom Field early to enjoy all the gameday festivities and to wear silver (or gray) as we attempt to stripe the stadium silver and black.

The Buffs have won three straight games and this contest will be nationally televised by ESPN. Oregon is the defending Pac-12 champions and played in the National Championship game last year.

Stadium gates open at 6 p.m. and student seating is first-come, first-served, so fans who arrive first can get prime seating within the student section. There is a special entrance for students on the south side of Folsom Field and gates open at 6 p.m. Those arriving early can get a free #SilverAndBlackAttack rally towel and have an opportunity to win other prizes, as well. Be sure to sign up for the student loyalty program at Students who sign up for the rewards program will get credit when they swipe with their Buff OneCard at the game. Grand prizes include an Epic Ski Pass, authentic team jersey or a $300 Amazon gif card.

Weather permitting, starting at 5:30 p.m., Ralphie will be in Ralphie’s Corral, just south of the student entrance. Stop by to see the best mascot in the world and get a photo taken. She will be there until about 30 minutes before game time.  Ralphie runs at the five minute to kickoff mark, which will occur shortly after 8 p.m.

At 7 p.m, students can also see the Golden Buffalo Marching Band perform in Ralphie’s Corral. Students already inside the gates can head to the fieldhouse shortly after that for another performance. Be sure to download the CU Gameday App that includes social media interaction, live stats and other pertinent gameday information.

A few other reminders for gameday:

  • Keep track of and dress for the weather. Some forecasts are calling for rain and temperatures in the 50s during the game, so be sure to dress accordingly. 
  • Fans are encouraged to wear silver or gray, but those wearing black clothing to the game should remember it is harder for drivers to see people dressed in dark clothing, so be especially careful when crossing streets.
  • Student tickets are still available. Please visit for more information. It will be the only way to access football or men’s basketball games this season. If you purchase before 11 a.m. on Saturday, the tickets will be placed on your Buff OneCard, otherwise you can purchase at the game.
  • Make sure your Buff OneCard is working! You must use it to swipe into the game and if it does not work, you will have to go to the Buff OneCard office to get the issue resolved.
  • Outside the stadium, there will be enhanced enforcement by the Alcohol Control Board.
  • If you are cited for a MIP or other offense, it will be reported back to the Office of Student Conduct.

CU will sell special #SilverAndBlackAttack t-shirts on the stadium plaza by Gate 2 of the Stadium starting on Thursday for just $14.99.

Go Buffs!