Save the date for September 20 - 21




Join us in Gunnison, CO, from September 20-21, 2024, for a memorable Homecoming celebration at Western Colorado University! This year, we are excited to honor and celebrate the milestone reunions of the classes ending in 4 & 9, starting with the Class of 1954 (1959, 1964, 1969 etc.). Hotels are booking fast. Please plan accordingly.


As Mountaineers, our spirit of adventure and community brings us together. Whether you’re reconnecting with old friends, exploring the campus, or cheering on our teams, there’s something for everyone. The weekend will be packed with events, including:

  • Western Welcome: Enjoy refreshments while you peruse old yearbooks, get the weekend’s schedule of events and pick up swag. Plus, you can register early and avoid the lines at the Lighting of the W Party.
  • Alumni Campus Tours: Rediscover the place that shaped your journey.
  • Homecoming Parade: Witness the vibrant display of school spirit.
  • Annual Lighting of the W Party: Join us as we dance through the decades and indulge in delectable food, refreshing drinks and celebrate cherished traditions!
  • Memory Lane Luncheon: All are welcome! Celebrating the classes ending in 4 & 9. Catch up with classmates and share your stories over lunch in the Student Union/University Center.
  • Football Game & Tailgate: Cheer on the Mountaineers as they take on the Adams State University Grizzlies.
  • Float & Fish with Three Rivers Resort


Don’t miss this opportunity to relive your college days, create new memories, and be part of the enduring Mountaineer tradition. We look forward to welcoming you back to Western Colorado University, where the mountains meet the sky and Mountaineers unite!


Are you interested in sponsoring homecoming? Contact us by email at


Notice of Event Fees for Homecoming 2024


Dear Mountaineers,


Due to significant increases in inflation and rising costs for food and venue rentals, we must implement a small fee for our alumni events. This will help us cover expenses and continue to provide high-quality experiences for all attendees. We appreciate your understanding and support. Your contributions ensure that we can continue to host a vibrant and welcoming Homecoming celebration, filled with great food, drinks, and memorable moments.


  • Alumni Registration: $15 per person
  • Guest Registration: Additional $5 per guest
  • Children 12 and under are free

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