Photo feature: UCCS celebrates homecoming with a bang

UCCS celebrated homecoming and the 50th anniversary with activities ranging from opening a time capsule and an alumni tailgate, to a spirit rally and fireworks show.

Students participated in the annual march from campus to Mountain Lion Stadium to watch the men’s and women’s soccer games. The women’s tied Colorado Mesa University 1-1 while the men’s team defeated South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 3-0.

Following the games, a large fireworks display and a bonfire celebrated the homecoming weekend and the university’s 50th anniversary.

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Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and Steve Gnadt, former director, University Center, comb through artifacts from the 1988 time capsule
Students sit in large U-C-C-S letters during the Homecoming spirit rally
Students sit in large U-C-C-S letters during the Homecoming spirit rally
Students were introduced to UCCS student-athletes, team coaches, and representatives from clubs and organizations during the spirit rally
Students were introduced to UCCS student-athletes, team coaches, and representatives from clubs and organizations during the spirit rally
UCCS Men's Soccer defeated South Dakota Mines 3-0. the women's team tied with Colorado Mesa 1-1
UCCS Men’s Soccer defeated South Dakota Mines 3-0. the women’s team tied with Colorado Mesa 1-1
UCCS celebrated homecoming and the 50th anniversary with a fireworks display
UCCS celebrated homecoming and the 50th anniversary with a fireworks display
It was the first fireworks display in school history
It was the first fireworks display in school history
Hundreds of students and community members warmed themselves around the bonfire
Hundreds of students and community members warmed themselves around the bonfire
Students roast s’mores during the bonfire
Students roast s’mores during the bonfire
Hundreds of students and community members warmed themselves around the bonfire
Hundreds of students and community members warmed themselves around the bonfire

 

— Photos by Philip Denman and Jeff Kearney

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