Celebrate Gopher Homecoming with CFANS!

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 and a cash bar. Non-meat options will also be available for vegan/ vegetarian guests. 

    Please RSVP to help us plan for food & beverage!

    Classes of 1966 and 1991: We hope you will come back to reconnect with your fellow 25th and 50th-year grads. Reunion-year grads will receive a button so you can find one another! 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!

    *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 22

  • Ski-U-Mania 2016
    11:30am-2:30pm, $10 per person - Register
    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!

  • Gopher Football vs. Rutgers
    Get tickets to the game! Select Zone 6 to sit with fellow CFANS alumni.

On-going, all week

Social Media Contests
Keep up with CFANS Alumni & Friends on facebook for fun competitions and chances to win cool prizes! 

Send a Gopher Gram!
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, then delivered to CFANS faculty and staff during homecoming week. Send your Gopher Gram!

For University-Wide Homecoming activities, check out the UMN Homecoming page here