Celebrate 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 17! 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!
Submit your photo to the Facebook Photo Contest
Share a throwback photo from your college years or a photo of you and some family or friends showing off your Gopher pride. Post it to the CFANS Alumni & Friends Facebook page with the hashtags #cfansalumni and #gopherglory by October 22 to win a prize!
Thursday, October 20
Kick off your 2016 Homecoming weekend at this inaugural event on the St. Paul campus mall (across from the St. Paul Student Center). Enjoy free corn while supplies last, yard games, and outdoor yoga presented by CorePower Yoga. Learn more.
Friday, October 21
Beer and Brats Parade Party at the Bell Museum
5 p.m., Bell Museum of Natural History
CFANS's 5th annual Beer & Brats Parade Party at the Bell Museum will start at 5 p.m. and run through to the parade end, at the Bell Museum of Natural History's lawn space between the building and University Avenue. Alumni, families, students, and friends welcome to enjoy (FREE!) BBQ, a cash bar, yard games, and premium viewing of the parade. Meet the new Executive Director of the Bell Museum + Planetarium, Denise Young!
Please RSVP to help us plan for food & beverage! Non-meat options will also be available for vegan/ vegetarian guests.
Classes of 2015, 2011, 2006, 1991, and 1966: We hope you will come back to reconnect with your fellow 1st, 5th, 10th, 25th and 50th-year reunion grads. Even if you can't make it, we'd love for you to share your memories from your time as a student.
U of M Homecoming Parade
6:30 - 8:30 p.m., University Avenue
(Staging begins at 5:30 pm)
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!
Star Party at the Bell Museum
8 – 9:30 pm, Bell Museum Auditorium & Courtyard
Free and open to the public
Add a little science to your evening! After the parade, explore the sky with astronomers from the Bell Museum and the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. At 8:00 pm, learn about galaxies in a brief presentation in the auditorium. The party continues with stargazing through telescopes in the courtyard at 8:30 pm (weather permitting). Full details.
Saturday, October 22
8am, $15 per person, $10 for UMAA members
McNamara Alumni Center
Join alumni, fans, and students before the Homecoming football game for a festive jubilee featuring food from D'Amico, crowning of the Homecoming king and queen, Goldy, the spirit squads and more!
Get tickets to the game! Select Zone 6 to sit with fellow CFANS alumni.
For University-Wide Homecoming activities, check out the UMN Homecoming page here.