Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 19

5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception  – People, Places and Spaces by Rodney Buxton, Associate Professor of MFJS
The Gallery in Driscoll

The work is the second year of pieces focusing on “people in spaces” originally captured through digital photography and then manipulated through various software and apps to generate different effects. The finished pieces are digital watercolor paintings.

7:30 p.m.
Guest Artist – Miriam Fried, violin
Newman Performing Arts Center – Hamilton Hall

Miriam Fried has been recognized for years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists. A consummate musician – equally accomplished as recitalist, concerto soloist or chamber musician—she has been heralded for her “fiery intensity and emotional depth.” (Musical America)

Tickets $10 Students & Faculty Free with ID.
Tickets may be purchased through the Newman Center Box Office 303 871-7720

Complimentary parking in the Newman Center garage one hour prior to the performance (Enter on E. Wesley Ave.)

7:30 p.m.
Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley
Johnson McFarlane Hall – Room 106

Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Kate Folkins

An arresting and brilliantly inventive play which moves from comedy to near tragedy as it explores the hopes and dreams of a group of rootless young “losers” who congregate in a Bronx bar, hoping to find respite from the drabness of their lives.

Plays October 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30pm and October 22 at 2:00pm
JMAC Studios
All tickets are $10

Friday, October 20

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

DU Craft Fair on the SkyBridge
Driscoll Bridge (walkway crossing Evans Avenue)

We have a lot of talented people with a “side gig” other than their DU life. Staff and students will bring out their best DU styled crafts to show off and sell on the Driscoll SkyBridge. Come over any time between 10:00am and 4:00pm on Friday to get your DU crafts!

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Pio Pride – Parade Prep Party
Driscoll Underground
(Driscoll Student Center North, Ground Level)

Create a Pio Parade banner and float decorations for your group, organization, or department! Some banner and float decorating materials are included, but feel free to bring your own. All groups are asked to create a banner*.

Parade prep also includes a Tie-Dye shirt making station! Join us and make t-shirts for your parade group. T-shirts and tie-dye materials included.

*For those not taking part in the decorating party, be sure to pick up your banner starting at noon. Prizes will be awarded to the group with the most spirited banner and parade presence.

Parade registration is required to participate.

To participate in the parade, register your group/float here: (

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Ritchie Center – North Parking Lot

Celebrate Octoberfest–DU style–with friends, fellow alums and the DU community at Hocktoberfest as we kick-off the 2017-2018 Hockey season against Lake Superior State. Join us at the DU beer garden as we welcome the returning NCAA Ice Hockey Championship Team to Magness Arena for the start of the 2017-2018 season. Next to the Ritchie Center and steps from the DU light rail stop.

$15 per person, includes:

  • Entry to Championship Village
  • Commemorative DU Hocktoberfest mini-mugs
  • German-style food

Beverages may be purchased at the event. Hockey tickets must be purchased separately.

Get your Hocktoberfest tickets here.

7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Game 1: DU Pioneers Hockey VS. Lake Superior State
Ritchie Center, Magness Arena

Cheer on the Pioneer Hockey team as they take on Lake Superior State!

Plan to arrive early; game opens with 2017 NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship banner raising.

Click here to purchase tickets.

7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy
Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Featuring music from FINAL FANTASY, one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, “A New World” brings the music of composer Nobuo Uematsu to an intimate chamber music setting. The New World Players Chamber Ensemble performs under the direction of Eric Roth, featuring acclaimed piano soloist Benyamin Nuss. An official performance of the game developer SQUARE ENIX, “A New World” has captivated audiences all over the globe, capturing the power and beauty of classical FINAL FANTASY themes in an incredible live setting.

Click here to purchase tickets.

9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Crimson & Gold Bash
Driscoll Ballroom
(Driscoll Student Center North, 2nd Floor)

The Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) invites you to dance the night away at the homecoming dance! The 2nd annual Crimson & Gold Bash will feature food and drink from Sodexo, music from DJ Zenas, dancing, glow-in-the-dark swag, and a commemorative photo booth. Bring friends and/or a date.

Let us know your plans – (RSVP here)

Saturday, October 21

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

The Future of Career & Professional Development at DU
Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room (AAC 290)

Attend this session to learn about an innovative new strategy for Career & Professional Development being implemented on campus and how your student can engage to be well prepared for life after graduation!

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Student Panel on Studying Abroad
Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room (AAC 290)

Attend this session for parents and families to learn about study abroad opportunities at DU.

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Pio Parade
View parade route here

Show your spirit at the homecoming parade! This year, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence (CLIE) are bringing back a DU tradition! Come out with your friends, family, and neighbors as we kick-off homecoming on campus with a parade. Fun, giveaways, and candy galore! All members of the Denver community are welcome to attend.

RSVP here

1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Crimson Carnival
Driscoll Green
(Lawn outside Driscoll Student Center North)

Celebrate homecoming with a fall-themed carnival presented by the DU Programming Board (DUPB). DUPB welcomes all members of the Denver community to enjoy free and festive food, drink, games, giveaways, music, a pumpkin patch, and much more! Don’t miss the “float” vote for the most spirited parade group!

RSVP here

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meet the Parent & Family Engagement Team
Anderson Academic Commons, Special Events Room (AAC 290)

We’re not alone here. Leadership from several areas of Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence join forces to collaborate on critical responses to parent and student concerns. Drop in any time between 1:30pm and 3:00pm in the Special Events Room at Anderson Academic Commons and meet our dynamic team!

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Championship Village (Ritchie Center – North Parking Lot)

Join us once again for the best Pio party of the year—Pio-Palooza! All ages welcome. Bring your kids, family and friends to celebrate and enjoy pre-game festivities from 4–7 p.m. at Championship Village. With games, food trucks and more, Pio-Palooza makes DU Homecoming an adventure for all!

$5 per person, includes:

  • Entry to Championship Village
  • Commemorative Homecoming t-shirt
  • Bouncy castles for kids and adults
  • Games, face painting and balloon animals
  • Championship Trophy on display
  • Local food trucks

Food and beverages may be purchased at the event. Hockey tickets must be purchased separately.

Get your Pia-Palooza ticket here.

7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Game 2: DU Pioneers Hockey VS. Lake Superior State
Ritchie Center, Magness Arena

Cheer on the Pioneer Hockey team as they take on Lake Superior State!
Click here to purchase tickets.