Published: Nov. 7, 2019

This weekend brings Homecoming festivities and football, a POW/MIA vigil run, fall crafts and hot cider, StepUp dance competition, ski bus to the slopes, Tesla Quartet performance and more.

Friday, Nov. 8

Spirit Day on the Quad

 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Norlin Quad
Get ready for the Homecoming game! This exciting new Herd event will feature free food for Herd members, lawn games, prizes and more. Herd members also get a free Homecoming T-shirt when they show their membership card on the app. 

POW/MIA Vigil Run

 1 p.m. Folsom Field, Gate 5
The run begins Friday starting at 1300 and goes through to the start of the CU vs. Stanford game on Saturday at 1300. This is an annual event held out of respect for those who have gone missing or been captured, open to civilians and all branches. Sign up here; it is important that every 30-minute shift is covered by at least three people.

CU on Friday: Fall festivities

 4–6 p.m. ​ UMC 235
Join in on this UMC tradition! Make your own leaf lanterns while enjoying free caramel apples, hot apple cider, chili and corn chips.

StepUp CU dance competition

6 p.m. Rec Center, lower gym
Watch more than 10 diverse and different performances of various campus organizations and individual students in a competition for a trophy prize at the first annual StepUp CU dance competition. Food will be provided, and there will be a dance party afterward.

Homecoming parade and pep rally

7–8 p.m. Pearl Street Mall
Celebrate your CU spirit with students, alumni and the community as we paint Pearl Street black and gold! Stop by the Alumni Association spirit tent across from the Boulder Courthouse Lawn starting at 6:30 p.m. to grab a free pom-pom to cheer on the students, athletes and marching band during the parade.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Ski bus to Keystone, A-Basin

6, 6:15, 6:30 a.m. ​ Will Vill, Kittredge, Farrand Field
Catch the CU Ski Bus to Keystone or Arapahoe Basin resorts (and back home). Herd members have 20 reserved seats on each bus, available for $10 each. Learn more.

Ralphie’s Corral Tailgate

10 a.m. Duane Field
Get ready to cheer on the Buffs against Stanford at the official CU tailgate. All are welcome at this family-friendly event featuring concession-style food and drink. Get there early to see Ralphie up close, plus the CU Marching Band and Spirit Squad!

Play Therapy starring actors of all ability levels

2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. University Theatre, Acting Studio
Starring special needs actors whose unique abilities make them perfect fits for their roles, Play Therapy follows a non-verbal child named Evyn who finds new meaning and ways of communicating through play therapy—a method of therapy that incorporates structured play. Can't make it? Catch it Friday or Sunday.

Homecoming game: CU vs. Stanford

1 p.m. Folsom Field
Celebrate your CU pride in the stands of Folsom Field, as the Buffs take on the Stanford Cardinals for the 2019 Homecoming game. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. You can also watch it live on Pac-12 networks or fuboTV.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Tesla Quartet performance

4 p.m. Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall
“We are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them.” Inspired by Nikola Tesla's words, the Tesla Quartet seeks to make music the binding force that unites audiences with colorful and intimate renditions of both new and established repertoire. Tickets start at $20. There is a second performance Monday night, as well.

Program Council Film Series advance screening: Waves

7–9 p.m. Chem 140
From the producers of Euphoria comes Waves, directed by Trey Edward Shults. Get your heart ready for the stunning emotional epic that has been building heat since its rapturous world premiere at Telluride. Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times. RSVP for this advance screening.