Friday, August 03, 2012
7:00 PM
Vandenbusche Era XC & Track Reunion
  Event Spotlight
2014 Homecoming Schedule

"Crimson Heart; Clean Slate"

There’s never been a better time to Western up…
Western has a clean slate with a new name, a new look, new facilities, and new leadership. We are heading in exciting new directions and we want you to come along with us. Come check out our new field house, meet our new President, and get your exclusive homecoming swag. Plan your trip to Gunnison this September to be a part of the excitement. And remember—Western may have a clean slate, but we are still your Western, we’re still your alma mater and you can never take the crimson out of our hearts.

Thursday September 25
7pm - Western State Alum Luke Mehall ('04)
will be returning home to speak about his latest climbing book. This event will take place in the University N. Ballroom

Friday September 26
• 10:00am – 3:00pm Alumni Visitation
– Stop by the Alumni Center up in Crystal Hall. Check out old yearbooks, chat with friends, and make sure your alumni contact info is up-to-date. We’ll have coffee and cookies..

• 11:00 am Golf Outing at Dos Rios Golf Course! Click here to register your team

• 4:30 pm Tour new Field House
– Meet at the southern entry by the roundabout

• 6:00 pm Homecoming Parade on Main Street

• 7:00 pm Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration and the traditional lighting of the “W”
This is the big event everyone looks forward to all year. We’ll have a live band, fireworks, the lighting of the “W” at 8:30pm and lots of good cheer. This event is free—everyone is welcome at the Aspinall-Wilson Center

• 9:00 pm Homecoming Bonfire - Mountaineer Bowl Parking lot

Saturday September 27
• 9:00 am Mountaineer Breakfast
– University Center – Mad Jack’s - We’ve got updates and breakfast for all Mountaineers. This is your chance to meet new President, Dr. Greg Salsbury. Come hear his vision for Western and get the lowdown on what is happening at Western. Also, our Athletics Director will give an athletics update and we’ll even have a quick appearance by Head Football Coach, Jas Bains. You won't want to miss this breakfast!

• 10:30 am Tour new Field House – Meet at the southern entry at the roundabout...Last chance!

• 11:00 am Rugby game – Whipp Rugby Field - An annual Homecoming highlight... Come watch the alumni ruggers take on the current student team.

• 11:30 am Tailgate – Parking lot across from Mountaineer Bowl - Free Food, Beer, Friends and Fun! The Tailgate Party last year (co-sponsored by the Foundation and the MAA) was a roaring success! We’re ramping it up to a new level this year! Be sure to Western Up with us before the big game!

• 1:00 pm Football game – Mountaineer Bowl Western vs. Adams State – The Colorado Classic

2:00 pm Lacrosse game – Whipp Rugby Field - Following the Rugby game, same field, same fans…

• 4:30 pm Campus Tour - Meet at the University Center main desk - So many changes over the past decade… Check out Western’s “new” campus.

• 9:00 pm Homecoming Dance – Escalante Center - The “Westerners” (aka the Rodeo Club) is hosting a homecoming dance for alumni and students. Join our current students and kick up your heels!


“Dalton Gang” Reunion

It’s been 50 years since this team dominated the gridiron, but it’s time to head back to Gunnison and celebrate. Coached by legendary coach, O.K. Dalton, this team was the 1964 RMAC champions as well as Mineral Bowl Finalist. Vic Ruff is helping us organize a reunion for your team and we’re asking all who played for Coach Dalton to join us this Homecoming for an unforgettable reunion.

50’s Decade Reunion
Come celebrate 60 years strong with everyone who attended and/or graduated from the 1950’s. We’re bringing back the classes of 1950-1959. Dick Bratton (’54), Chuck Jones (’54) and Anne Flick Steinbeck (’51) are working hard to get everyone back here in Gunnison to share memories and reminisce with old friends. Don’t miss what’s sure to be a reunion you’ll never forget.

**Mailings were sent to these reunion groups. If you haven’t received anything on these reunions, but should have, please let us know asap so we can get you included! 970-943-2493.

Check out our website for reunion details. We'll be updating the site frequently with more and more details, so check back often—

Friday, September 26, 2014

The 2014 Alumni Golf Outing at Dos Rios

Get your team ready to kick off this years homecoming at Dos Rios Golf Club.

Day: Friday, September 26th
Time: 11:00am
Entry Fee: $75.00
Format: A "modified" four person scramble!

Sign up today because our space is limited! (Entry fee includes cart, range balls, lunch, tee prizes, and awards)

To register online Click Here

Come join us at Dos Rios for a day full of laughter and cheer!

Friday, September 26, 2014
Contact Information:
Director: Tonya VanHee 970.943.2493
Address: Alumni Relations, Crystal Hall 104, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO 81231
General Email: