Western State Colorado University

Back to the Future!

Homecoming 2012

September 14-15-16


Plan your trip back to Gunnison this September for Homecoming 2012. We spent the last year looking back at an amazing 100 year legacy…but now it’s time to get BACK to the business of looking forward towards our awesome FUTURE. Western is officially a UNIVERSITY! And if that’s not reason enough to celebrate, come back and check out all the new construction and campus improvements. You’ll be glad you did! We’re still YOUR alma mater and we’re still WESTERN! Plan your trip today!



For complete details and to rsvp, log onto www.westernalum.org/events or call 970-943-2493.


Friday September 14

·         Plan your own Golf Outing – Skyland Golf Course

Dos Rios Golf Course in Gunnison is unavailable this Homecoming due to a statewide golf tournament. HOWEVER, Skyland Golf Club in Crested Butte (970.349.6127) is offering a discounted rate of $75 for 18 holes including a cart. Plan your foursome and hit a round!

·         12:00 pm                                 Homecoming Lawn games

Location TBD. Join us for fun, music and food.

·         5:30 pm                                     Tour New Pinnacles Apartment Complex

·         7:00 pm                                     Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration and the traditional lighting of the “W”

Aspinall-Wilson Center.  This is the big event everyone looks forward to all year.  We’ll have a live band, fireworks, the lighting of the “W” and lots of good cheer.  This event is free—everyone is welcome!

A section of a room at the Aspinall-Wilson Conference Center will have a banner for your group for you all to have a gathering place for the 1963 RMAC Men’s Basketball RMAC Champions 50-Year Reunion  group.

·         9:00 pm                                       Homecoming Bonfire

                                                                                Mountaineer Bowl Parking lot


Saturday September 15

·         8:00 am                                     President's Breakfast/Taylor Hall Tour and Art Tour

Taylor Hall Welcome Center. President Jay Helman will be hosting a breakfast before the parade on Saturday morning to mark this historic homecoming—our first as a University—with a state of the college address for all alumni and friends. You won't want to miss this breakfast with the President! Tours of Taylor Hall follow. Taylor Hall art will be featured on these tours and we are expecting several of the artists to join us!

·         10:00 am                                  Homecoming Parade on Main Street             

There will be a float to ride on for the 1963 RMAC Men’s Basketball Champions 50-Year Reunion group and the current Men’s Basketball team will join you.  The float will pick you up in front of the College Center (northwest doors) at 9:30 A.M.


·         11:00 A.M.                                               Watch the current Men’s Basketball Team practice in the gym.

After practice, the team will escort the 1963 Men’s BasketballRMAC Championship Team 50-Year Reunion group to an area near Mountaineer Bowl for the MAA tailgate BBQ

·         11:00 am                                  Tour New Pinnacles Apartment Complex

·         11:00 am                                    Rugby game

Athletic field south of campus

·         12:00 pm                                    Lacrosse game

Immediately following the Rugby game, same field, same fans…

·         1:00 pm                                       Football game – WSC vs. Adams (Colorado Classic)

Following the game will be a post-game MAA social at a location to be announced.  The  1963 RMAC Men’s Basketball Championship Team 50-Year reunion group is invited to attend.

·         4:30 pm                                     Campus Tour

Feel like there’s been a lot of new construction on campus in the last few years? Have you missed all of the previous tours? Let us show you around! We’ll take you on a VIP tour of the entire campus so you can check out everything new at Western!

·         9:00 pm                                     Decade Reunion Parties around Gunny

o   ‘50s & ‘60s –

o   ‘70s –

o   ‘80s –

o   ’90 –

o   ’00 –

Sunday, September 16


 8:30 A.M.                                         Breakfast for the 1963 RMAC Men’s Basketball Championship Team 50-Year

                                                                Reunion group at the College Center in the Rare Air Café.  Greg Waggoner, Athletic

                                                                Director, will be on hand after the breakfast to give you a tour of the changes and

                                                                updates to our athletic facilities.










RMAC Men’s Basketball Championship 50 Year Reunion - (1962 – 1963 Team)

It's been 50 years since this team has hit the hardwood; but it's time to strap on those Chuck Taylors and head back to Gunnison.


Swim Team Reunion

To celebrate 30 years since the women’s swim team won the RMAC championship (1982) as well as the re-introduction of women’s swimming at Western, we are inviting ALL swim team alumni—men and women-- to head back to Gunnison for a giant all-inclusive swim team reunion. Make the plunge and head back to Gunnison this September to see all your former teammates.


Decade Reunion Parties

We have set up Decade reunion parties all around town on Saturday evening. Join your former classmates and reminisce the good old days!



Check out our website for details on all of these reunions. We'll be updating the site frequently with more and more details, so check back often—www.westernalum.org/events.



*If you would like to organize something specific for your class, please contact Marques Bravo at mjbravo@western.edu or call 970-943-2493.

Contact Information:
Director: Taylre Derby 970.943.2029 tderby@western.edu
Address: Alumni Relations, Aspinall-Wilson Center, 909 E Escalante Dr, Gunnison, CO 81230
General Email: Alumni@western.edu