2017 Homecoming Events

Homecoming is the one time each year that all Mavericks — students, alumni, faculty, staff, families and community — come together to celebrate being part of the Maverick family! The CMU Alumni Association is excited to invite you to this fun week of events. 

Homecoming Spirit Contests

October is Mav Month! The CMU Alumni Association will host three spirit contests so everyone can show their Maverick pride. This years theme is "Wild West"! 

  • Community Spirit Contest - Businesses and organizations in the CMU community are encouraged to paint their storefronts or decorate their lobby to show their CMU Spirit. Judging will be October 6th. Winning organization will receive a suite for a CMU Basketball game! 
  • CMU Campus Spirit Contest -  Enter your department, residence hall, dorm room, or office into this contest for a chance to claim the traveling trophy and bragging rights!
  • CMU Faculty Departments Spirit Contest - Attention faculty! Decorate your department for the chance to win our traveling trophy and bragging rights for 2017!

All contests will combine Facebook voting and judge's choice.

Register Here!

Midnight Madness

CMU's student section group, The Herd is hosting a Midnight Madness event featuring the mens and womens basketball teams. Join the fun, which includes basketball shooting contests, giveaways and free pizza


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Victory Dinner

The CMU Alumni Association invites you to help recognize the 2017 Distinguished Alumni and Hall of Honor recipients.

October 27, 2017 - 5:30pm
University Center Meyer Ballroom

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Carnival games and activities including Dunk Tank, inflatables, bungee trampoline, and other carnival games for all ages.   This carnival is free for students, faculty/staff, alumni, and community members.  October 27 5:00-8:15pm CMU Plaza


The traditional bonfire will return again this year with our homecoming award honorees doing the ceremonial lighting.  

October 27, 2017 - 8:30pm
The Plaza

Homecoming Parade

This event is for the whole community! Enter your team, business or organization to show off your Maverick spirit. 

October 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Downtown Grand Junction

Click Here to Enter Your Float!

Winning Student Floats will Recieve -

1st Place: $1000 to your club or organization

2nd Place: $600 to your club or organization

3rd Place: $400 to your club or organization

The winning community float will recieve 10 tickets to Beer Fest! 

Football Alumni Zone vs. New Mexico Highlands

October 28, 2017 - Alumni Zone opens at 12:00pm, Kickoff at 1:00pm
Stoker Stadium

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Women's Volleyball vs. Westminster College

October 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Brownson Arena


CMU Homecoming has partnered with the downtown Grand Junction hotels to provide accommodations for our out of town guests! These downtown hotels have a limited number of discounted rooms available to for CMU Homecoming. Call and request the Colorado Mesa University block to book yours today.


Call to Reserve Your Room Today! 

Springhill Suites 970.424.5777

Hampton Inn 970.243.3222

Fairfield Inn & Suites 970.242.2525