Coloradan Magazine

University of Colorado Boulder

Roaming Buffs Travel

For more information about the Roaming Buffs travel program e-mail clark.oldroyd@colorado.edu, call 303-492-5640 or 800-492-7743 or visit alumni.colorado.edu/travel.

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Travel with the Roaming Buffs

Discover the richness of the Americana lifestyle with the Roaming Buffs aboard the American Queen steamboat and delve into the history, culture and grandeur of the pre-Civil War South.

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Buff Beanie

rom the early 1900s until sometime in the 1960s, freshmen were required to wear distinctive green caps called beanies or “dinks” until Homecoming.

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Boulder Bubble Beckons

Travel to Boulder in October for Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend Oct. 24-27 and make the weekend the best one of your fall! Get free appetizers and drink specials at our Buff Bash on Pearl Street, audit interesting classes, honor outstanding alumni at our Alumni Association Awards Ceremony and connect with other Forever Buffs at

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3 Days in Los Angeles with the Buffs

Head to sunny Los Angeles with us this fall to attend our spectacular pregame and cheer on the Buffs when they play UCLA on Saturday, Nov. 2. Celebrate at our pregame, which starts 2.5 hours prior to kickoff at the Brookside Golf Course just north of the Rose Bowl Stadium. Early-bird tickets cost $35 for

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Collecting Rocks on the Moon

More than 840 pounds of rocks were brought back by the six Apollo missions that landed on the moon. Boxes, like this one from the Apollo 14 mission, were machined from a single block of aluminum and specially designed to transport rock and soil samples back to Earth.

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3 Days at Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend

Can’t Make It to Boulder? Top Reasons to Join Your Local Alumni Chapter Make friends. Develop strong professional networks. Help raise money for student scholarships. Learn more at alumni.colorado.edu/chapters. It’s time to get Flatiron fever and return to campus for three action-packed days during Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend Oct. 24-27. In addition to the

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Explore the Forbidden

Join religious studies professor Rodney Taylor to experience the cultural and historical treasures of China and Tibet Oct. 2-17 with our Roaming Buffaloes travel program.

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Cola Collectible

The Sports Beverage Co. of Champaign, Ill., produced Big 8 and Big 10 Football Sports Soda can collections in 1984, but little is known about why they were produced.

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3 Days in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Jet to Cocoa Beach, Fla., Nov. 16-18 for a once-in-a-lifetime, exclusive opportunity to watch a CU-Boulder-led mission launch into space en route to Mars.

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Give the Gift of Glory

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Purchase the beautiful two-volume set of Glory Colorado!, and learn more about the university’s history from early Boulderites’ efforts to secure the university in Boulder to the dramatic protests of the 1960s.

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5 Days at the Conference on World Affairs

Some Alumni Speakers of 2012 Dave Grusin (Mus’56), Composer Don Grusin (Soc’63, MEcon’67), Music and video producer Bill Reinert (MCivEngr’81), Advanced technology manager, Toyota Howard Schultz (Comm’75), Reality TV producer Plan your trip to Boulder this spring to attend exciting and informative panels, plenaries and performances at this year’s 65th annual Conference on World Affairs

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Celebrating a Climb to the Top

The CU-Boulder Alumni Association celebrated 10 outstanding winners at the 83rd Annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony, one of the university’s longest-standing traditions.

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Travel with the Roaming Buffs

Don’t miss the opportunity to travel with us to Turkey, the “cradle of civilization.” On this 15-day tour, you will explore the culture of Istanbul, delve into the history of ancient Pergamum, discover the sites of Ephesus and cruise the beauty of the Turquoise Coast for four days aboard a privately chartered yacht. Conclude your journey in the seaside resort of Antalya with a side trip to ancient Perge.

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Travel with the Roaming Buffs

On an extraordinary safari with the Roaming Buffs you will enjoy spectacular wildlife viewing in Kenya and Tanzania. Travel from grassland plains to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, from the world’s largest volcanic crater to the edge of the Rift Valley, enjoying game drives and up-close encounters.

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Marching through history

Share your memories at the Golden Buffalo Marching Band alumni reunion during Back to Boulder weekend Thursday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Head back to Boulder

Return to campus for three action-packed days during Back to Boulder Weekend Nov. 1-3, which also is Homecoming. In addition to the Buffs playing Stanford on Saturday, Nov. 3, we have tons of activities to make your weekend the best one of the fall.

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Show your pride at our pregame

Don’t miss our CU pregame event with food and Forever Buffs at Exposition Park three hours before kickoff. Be sure to look for our giant inflatable buffalo, Alphie.

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48 hours in Los Angeles

Hit Southern California with us this fall to attend our biggest away game weekend when the Buffs play University of Southern California on Saturday, Oct. 20.

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Travel with the Roaming Buffs

Four great CU professors join other world-class speakers to address a wide range of topics while we’re at sea, including spaceflight, astronomy, science fiction and the Mayan calendar. The trip starts in Miami before reaching an appropriate destination with a visit to the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico, the day some believe the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world.

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