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Alumni join students for a week of Homecoming traditions and festivities

It's October in the San Juan Mountains, and that means cool nights, colorful foliage, and occasionally snow-dusted peaks. But on the FLC campus, it's means Summer. At least for a week.

Or so say the students of Fort Lewis College, who chose "A Hundred Years of Summer: The Event of a Century" as the title for this year's Homecoming. The "Event of a Century" refers to the College's Centennial celebration, marking the 1911 deeding of the decommissioned military Fort Lewis to the state of Colorado for the creation of a public school.

Homecoming 2011 will run from October 3rd - 9th, bringing together Fort Lewis College alumni and students to celebrate the school they care about.

The week promises a wide variety of opportunities to get involved, with activities suited to just about anyone -- student, staff, faculty, alumni, friend or parent. Events include a flag mud football tournament, a dance, the traditional Friday night bonfire, several Skyhawks sports games, the ever-popular Friday night downtown parade, and, of course, the Homecoming football game.

This year's gridiron action pits the Skyhawks against RMAC rivals Colorado Mesa University. As always, before the game is the Saturday Tailgate Party, held outside Ray Dennison Memorial Field before the game.

See the Homecoming schedule of events here.

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