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2014 Homecoming brings tradition, change

2014 Homecoming brings tradition, change

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fort Lewis College’s 2014 Homecoming highlights a number of changes from years past – but with all of the Skyhawk spirit and festivities that fans expect.

“This year’s Homecoming will be unlike anything we’ve had in the previous years,” says Dave Kerns, Homecoming Committee Advisor and Director of Alumni Relations.

Football

The traditional Saturday afternoon will be replaced with a Thursday night showdown between the Skyhawks and the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers.

Why Thursday night? So the game can be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network – the Skyhawks’ first-ever nationally televised game, one of seven NCAA Division II games scheduled to be broadcast on CBS Sports Network in 2014.

Hopscotch

The Homecoming Committee is setting their sights high on Friday afternoon by attempting to break a Guinness Book World Record – for the most people playing hopscotch simultaneously. Students, alumni, families, and community are all encouraged to participate to reach the goal of over 500 people hopping.

This event ties right into the Hops & Scotch Alumni Gathering taking place immediately after, which celebrates a special batch of Ska Brewing’s Steel Toe Stout that was aged in a premium scotch whiskey barrel.

Bikes & discs

A whole new line-up of Wednesday evening activities is based on some classic FLC events that weren’t historically associated with Homecoming – cycling and Frisbee. The “Party at the Pump Track” will include Short Track, Pump Track, and Slo-Mo cycling races, as well as a Frisbee Golf Tournament on the College’s brand-new course.

Join the Homecoming conversation with #flchomecoming on all major social media platforms.

 


HOMECOMING EVENTS

Monday, October 13

Cultural event, Real History of the Americas
12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free
Student Union

Tuesday, October 14

Movie Night, Space Jam
4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Free
Vallecito Room, Student Union

Wednesday, October 15

Athletic event, Party at the Pump Track
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free
The Point (area south of the Bader-Snyder residence halls)

Thursday, October 16

Party, Homecoming Tailgate
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free
Parking Lot, Art Building

Skyhawk Homecoming BBQ
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Free for students with meal plan
Southeast corner of the football field

Skyhawk Football vs. Colorado School of Mines
6 p.m.

Students: free; adults: $10; senior citizens: $5; high school students: $3
Ray Dennison Memorial Field and nationally televised on CBS Sports Network

Friday, October 17

Skyhawk Women’s Soccer, vs. Colorado School of Mines
12:30 p.m.

Students: free; adults: $10; senior citizens: $5; high school students: $3
Dirks Field

Skyhawk Men’s Soccer, vs. Colorado State University - Pueblo
3 p.m.

Students: free; adults: $10; senior citizens: $5; high school students: $3
Dirks Field

Hopscotch World Record Breaking!
4:30 p.m.
Free
Quad by Miller Student Services Building

Hops & Scotch Alumni Gathering
6 p.m.
Free for alumni and their families
Student Union Hermosa Terrace

Bonfire
6 p.m.
Free
Softball Fields

Skyhawk Volleyball, vs. Adams State University
7 p.m.

Students: free; adults: $10; senior citizens: $5; high school students: $3
Whalen Gymnasium

Fireworks Show
7:30 p.m.
Free
The Rim

Homecoming Dance
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Free for students
Student Life Center

Saturday, October 18

Homecoming Mudd Football
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free
Behind Mears Apartments

Fundraiser, Skyhawk Spectacular
6 p.m.
$25
Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Avenue, Durango

Sunday, October 19

Ceremony, Skyhawk Hall of Fame
10 a.m.
$20
Henry Strater Theater, 699 Main Avenue, Durango

 

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