CHADRON – Chadron State College will celebrate Homecoming the week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 1. The theme for this year’s Homecoming is Out of This World and an updated list of events is online. In case of inclement weather, outdoor activities will be moved to the Student Center Ballroom.

The theme for this year’s Homecoming is Out of This World and an updated list of events is online. In case of inclement weather, outdoor activities will be moved to the Student Center Ballroom.

On Monday, CSC clubs will participate in a Tailgate the Brooks Hall parking lot followed by a bubble painting palooza and the movie Guardians of the Galaxy in the amphitheater.

Royalty candidates are juniors or seniors representing campus organizations. Those planning to light C-Hill on Thursday, Sept. 29 should wear appropriate shoes for the hike.

Alumni, students, and the public are invited to an Open House 6-10 p.m. at the Math Science Center of Innovative Learning (COIL) Friday, Sept. 30.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9:30 a.m., several regional high school bands will participate in CSC’s Homecoming Parade, while others will play in the stands during the 1 p.m. football game against Colorado School of Mines. Participating bands are from Fleming, Colo., Banner County, Bayard, Bridgeport, Kimball, Mitchell, and Valentine Neb., Edgemont and Hot Springs, S.D., and Wright, Wyo.

Karen Pope, who is retiring from the Chadron State Alumni and Foundation Office, will be the Grand Marshall of the parade

The parade will begin at 10th and Main and proceed north on Main Street to First Street. Prior registration is not needed. All entries will be placed in order on the north side of 12th St. as they arrive. Entries need to leave room for traffic to pass. All entries need to be in place by 9:15 a.m.

Horse entries should line up on the west side of the Nelson Physical Activities Center and all livestock trailers should be parked in the softball parking lot.

Additional parade rules can be found on the CSC website. City regulations prevent throwing candy from parade vehicles and horses. Those who plan to distribute candy or other items, should have members of their group walking to do so.

Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Mark Brohman and Dora Olivares, Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipients Dr. Nisha Durand, Ryan Hieb, and Dr. T.J. Thomson (in absentia) will be recognized during halftime of the game, along with Family Tree Award recipients the Brown Family and the Guzman Family.

Following the football game, a formal dance will take place in the Student Center Ballroom.