Celebrate Gopher Homecoming with CFANS

Participate in CFANS Homecoming Virtually!

Send a note to your favorite CFANS professor or staff

Spread a little homecoming cheer and send a "Gopher Gram" to your favorite professor, advisor, or staff member from CFANS. Gopher Grams will be collected through October 10 and then your note, along with a sweet treat, will be delivered by Goldy to CFANS faculty and staff during homecoming week. Send your Gopher Gram!

Saturday, October 14

Join CFANS and U of M alumni to give back! Alumni across the US will be participating by volunteering at about 20 sites! Join CFANS Alumni who are volunteering at Maple Lakes Park in Maple Grove, MN and assisting in tree-planting. Register here! Check out the full list of sites around the metro and the US here. Note that some service sites are sponsored by specific alumni groups, but all sites are open to all alumni! Use #DayofServiceUMN to let us know what you are doing on October 14.

Thursday, October 19

Homecoming 2017 Corn Roast
2:00 pm | St. Paul Mall

Join in on this new Homecoming tradition! Swing by the Saint Paul Mall for free corn (while supplies last), yard games, and more!

U of M Alumni Association Annual Awards Affair
5:30 -8:00 pm | Commons Hotel, Minneapolis Campus
Register here

Attend the 2017 Annual Awards Affair, celebrating recipients of the Alumni Service Award, Alumni Association Awards and the President’s Student Leadership and Service Awards.

Friday, October 20*

CFANS Homecoming Showcase: Forest Resources and Food Science & Nutrition
3:30-5:15 pm | Siehl Plaza on the St. Paul Campus
Register here

Attend this family-friendly reception leading up to CFANS Beer and Brats at the Bell, featuring light refreshments and kid-friendly activities. You'll have a chance to mingle with fellow alumni from Departments of Food Science & Nutrition and Forest Resources and other peers from across the college, as well as meet the new FSCN & FR department heads. Rain venue will be McNeal Hall lobby. Check out this map for more information.

Beer and Brats Parade Party
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Front Lawn of Folwell Hall (University Ave side), Minneapolis Campus 
$10 for adults (18 and over)
$5 for CFANS students and kids 11-17 years old
Free for kids 10 years old and under
Register here

CFANS's 6th annual Beer & Brats Parade Party will start at 5 p.m. and run through to the parade end, at the Folwell Hall front lawn space. Alumni, families, students, and friends welcome to enjoy brats from the CFANS Meat Lab and Dairy Store, a cash bar, yard games, and premium viewing of the parade. Non-meat options will also be available for vegan/ vegetarian guests.

Classes of '67, '92, '07, '12, '17: We look forward to celebrating the 50-yr, 25-yr, 10-yr, 5-yr, and most recently graduated class during Homecoming 2017. Please share your memories from your time as a student at the University of Minnesota.

U of M Homecoming Parade
6:30 - 7:30 pm (Staging begins at 5:30 pm) | University Avenue

Walk with the CFANS float, show your college spirit, and celebrate this U of M Homecoming tradition. The parade is always a good time and fun for all ages. Sign up to join the CFANS parade unit!

*Parking for Friday evening activities
University Avenue will close between Tenth Avenue and Oak Street for the Parade at 6:15 p.m. University Avenue is expected to reopen after the parade at approximately 9 p.m.
Parking will be available at the following locations:
Fourth Street Ramp (East Bank)
Oak Street Ramp (East Bank)
Washington Avenue Ramp (East Bank)

Or, park on the St. Paul campus and take the campus connector (runs every 5 minutes until 6:30 pm, and every 15 minutes from 6:30 - 10 p.m).

Saturday, October 21

Ski-U-Mania 2017
8:00 am | McNamara Alumni Center
$15 per person, $10 for UMAA members - Register

The premier alumni pregame celebration of Homecoming is back. Join us inside the McNamara Alumni Center for food, fun, coronation and more. Special guests include President Eric Kaler, Athletics Director Mark Coyle, Goldy, the Spirit Squad and more. Presented by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association

Gopher Football vs. Illinois
2:30 pm | TCF Bank Stadium

Get tickets in the CFANS section by Oct. 6!

For University-wide Homecoming activities, check out the UMN Homecoming page.

For information on campus connector schedules, check out the UMN Transportation page.