Published: Oct. 23, 2017

You don't have to be a CU Boulder alum or a student to enjoy the spirit of Homecoming. Faculty, staff and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend many of the events on the schedule, from the parade and pep rally, to Ralphie's Corral, the official CU tailgate, and of course the football game against Cal.

Friday, Oct. 27

Stampede Parade and Pep Rally

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and the Boulder community come together to celebrate their CU pride during the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally Friday, Oct. 27, at the Pearl Street Mall. Join us for this festive night in the heart of Boulder.

The parade begins at 7 p.m., and the pep rally, hosted by Rick George and CU Athletics, will follow on the Boulder Courthouse Lawn. 

Saturday, Oct. 28

Ralphie's Corral: The Official CU Tailgate

Before the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 28, head to Ralphie's Corral, CU's official pre-game tailgate. Open to everyone, this free, family-friendly tradition at Benson Field begins at 9 a.m., three hours before kickoff.

Ralphie’s Corral includes music, children’s games and appearances by the CU marching band, spirit squads and Ralphie! See her up close before she leads the football team onto the field.

Concession-style food and drink are available for purchase from Levy, and you can buy new Buff gear at the CU Book Store tent.

CU vs. Cal football game

The 2017 Homecoming game is Saturday, Oct. 28, against the University of California Bears at Folsom Field. Kickoff is at noon. Purchase your single-game tickets online now.

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