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Homecoming & Family Weekend


Homecoming & Family Weekend 2014


Online registration is now closed, YOU CAN REGISTER IN PERSON at Leo Block Alumni Center anytime from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1. Here is a schedule of events happening over the entire weekend. We hope to see you!

Homecoming & Family Weekend

Once a Pioneer, always a Pioneer. Come back to our beautiful campus this fall to reconnect with your DU family, discover today’s University of Denver and what’s here for you, renew your ties to classmates, meet other parents and welcome our new chancellor. Celebrate the culmination of our sesquicentennial year with an all-class reunion, athletic events, Pioneer Symposium lectures, sessions just for parents, Taste of DU featuring the 15th Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, PioneerFest and other special events. View the entire schedule here.

Crimson & Gold All Access Pass

One price. All the perks! The Crimson & Gold All Access Pass is your ticket to exceptional value, savings and benefits during Homecoming & Family Weekend! For only $99 or $89 for recent graduates (GOLD members) per person, you get a:

• Friday ($19 tickets) AND Saturday night hockey tickets ($27 tickets)
• Ticket to Friday’s All-Class Reunion ($25)
• Saturday Breakfast with our Chancellor, Dr. Rebecca Chopp ($5)
• Ticket to Saturday's Taste of DU featuring the 15th Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ($25)
• PLUS: Coors Fitness Pass ($18.64) and a Homecoming & Family Weekend t-shirt ($10)

This is a value of $129.64. Crimson & Gold All Access Passes are limited, so buy yours today!

Due to the inclusion of the All-Class Reunion, this offer is intended primarily for alumni. However, parents, students, friends and guests are also welcome to purchase the All Access Pass.

Pioneer Symposium

Experience the joy of discovering a new idea, especially when guided by an inspiring teacher or leader. For this sesquicentennial year, the University of Denver has gathered an expert faculty of accomplished alumni and distinguished professors to engage your mind around critical current issues and delight you with new knowledge. With lectures over two days and a keynote luncheon speaker, you’re sure to find something to ignite your intellectual passion.
To view the Pioneer Symposium schedule and to register, click here.

All-Class Reunion

Our 150th anniversary calls for a celebration of historic proportions, so we’re gathering alumni from every decade for our first-ever All-Class Reunion. There will be something for everyone in the Pioneer family during this extended evening of fun and entertainment. Enjoy delicious cuisine and live music, an early-evening kids costume parade and late-night casino games, a photo booth, steaming hot chocolate bar, and plenty of great memories. Tables by decade make it easy for you to connect with classmates. All we need now is you! Click here to learn more and check out the full schedule of events.

Breakfast with the Chancellor

Meet the University of Denver’s 18th Chancellor, Dr. Rebecca Chopp. Dr. Chopp brings to the University more than 20 years of experience in higher education leadership, most recently as president of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Before assuming the presidency of Swarthmore in 2009, she served as president of Colgate University, dean of the Yale Divinity School, and provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory University. Help us welcome Dr. Chopp to the Pioneer community.


Enjoy the fall colors and crisp mountain air at this afternoon outdoor carnival celebrating all things DU. Stroll down Driscoll Green with your family and friends while taking part in lawn games, an inflatable bounce house for kids, face painting, live performances from student bands, and local food from Denver’s popular food truck community. Learn more about what the University has to offer alumni, parents and students at the information tables. Be sure to wear your crimson and gold and show off your Pioneer pride.

Taste of DU and Athletics Hall of Fame

You’ll be amazed by the diversity of delicious local fare at this indoor festival. This annual, family-friendly event showcases Colorado restaurants and businesses, many of which are alumni-owned or operated. Approximately 500 Pioneer alumni, parents and friends are expected to attend this year’s event, which will also feature the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony complemented by DJ music, giveaways and activities for little Pioneers. Click here to learn more.

University Of Denver Athletic Scholarship Golf Tournament

The annual Floyd M. Theard Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at Highlands Ranch Golf Club on Friday, October 31, as a part of the Homecoming & Family Weekend. The tournament is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. with a shotgun start for all participants. Foursomes are $400 and individuals can sign up for $100. This event includes lunch, with gifts and awards for all in attendance.  As in previous years, all proceeds and donations from the outing benefit the fifth-year aid and summer scholarship fund for DU student-athletes.

Those who are unable to attend may donate directly to the tournament or register for one of the $300 hole sponsorships. Donation and sponsorship information can be obtained by contacting Jeff Howard, Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations at 303-871-7893 or jeff.howard@du.edu.

The Floyd M. Theard Memorial Golf Tournament honors one of the all-time great men's basketball coaches in Pioneer history. Theard posted a 107-38 record as head coach from 1980-85. He ranks first all-time in winning percentage (.738) and third in wins. Theard led the Pioneers to a school best 79-game home winning streak from 1981-84.

Homecoming & Family Weekend Hotel Block

The Alumni Relations department has secured special group rate at the Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek for 124.00 USD  - 129.00 USD  per night, for Thursday, Oct. 30 thru Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Book your group rate>>

Here are some pictures that capture last year's excitement and videos of our Pioneer Symposium keynote speakers, Matt Bond (BSBA '83) and Ellie Schafer (BA '90). We've also included the Chancellor's Robert Coombe's update to alumni in case you missed it.