Homecoming Through the Years

Homecoming Through the Ages
Homecoming Through the Ages

Homecoming is a time-honored and cherished tradition. For over a century, students and alumni have donned maroon and gold, gathered their closest friends, and cheered the Gophers to victory. Here at CFANS, we have our own set of Homecoming traditions. From festive floats to lively parties, we’re proud to celebrate Homecoming the CFANS way.

1914

The first Homecoming game is played against the Wisconsin Badgers, Minnesota wins 14-3! This historic victory takes place 32 years after University Farm opens on the current St. Paul Campus.

1951

Mallard ducks are released during the Homecoming halftime show to celebrate Minnesota Conservation and Sportsmanship.

1996

Homecoming celebrates Minnesota Agriculture with the Farmer's Share Breakfast. Students eat a full breakfast and pay the share a farmer would receive.

2006

Two colleges and one department merge to become CFANS: Let the Homecoming fun begin!

2011

CFANS hosts our first annual Beer and Brats Parade Party. This casual gathering of alumni, students, and friends quickly becomes a college favorite.

2014

The U of M celebrates 100 years of Homecoming with Homecoming 2014: Forever Gold!

CFANS students, alumni, and staff run in the Norman Borlaug Homecoming 5K on the St. Paul Campus. Race funds help support hunger relief in the Twin Cities!

2016

CFANS student Ethan Dado is named 2016 U of M Homecoming King! Ethan graduated in 2018 with a degree in Animal Science and Ag Education.

The first annual Corn Roast is hosted on the Saint Paul Mall.

2017 

The CFANS Dairy & Meat Salesroom creates Row the Boat ice cream. The flavor is dedicated to the Gopher Football team and coach PJ Fleck.