Homecoming 2016: Ignite the Night

by | Jan 3, 2017 | Alumni Network, Winter 2017

This fall’s annual homecoming festivities welcomed Orediggers back to campus to celebrate and reminisce on the memories and experiences Mines students and alumni share. The special weekend was kicked off with the President’s Distinguished Lecture featuring Bill Nye, with a call for today’s students to be the next great generation. Alumni hiked to the M to watch the sun rise, attended classes to see how teaching techniques have changed since they were students and danced to bluegrass while enjoying barbecue during Boots & Barrels, the alumni party. By popular demand, President Paul C. Johnson and the Mines Activities Council brought back the bonfire this year, an event that fired up students and alumni the night before the big game. The traditional parade, tailgate and football victory capped off the weekend. The Class of 1966 celebrated their milestone 50th reunion while other classes hosted dinners that allowed alumni to mingle with their classmates. To join the fun of Homecoming 2017, stay tuned for details.