LynxFest Family & Alumni Weekend 2018

Lightning lectures, community service, masterpieces and more

2018 LynxFest: Family & Alumni Weekend

October 16, 2018

The university’s fall tradition – LynxFest: Family & Alumni Weekend – welcomed more than 100 alumni, students and family members to campus on Oct. 13. More than 50 volunteers made the weekend celebration a success.

Festivities kicked off with the Parent & Family Reception at Campus Village where families got a taste of on-campus living and enjoyed games with students.

Following breakfast and a Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ lunch on Saturday, LynxFest attendees split up across campus to take part in various activities, including:

    • Lightning Lectures on digital media with:
    • Stop & Serve activity, at which 18 blankets were made for the Visiting Nurses Association
    • Tour of the Tivoli Student Union, including the building’s history, evolution and potential hauntings
    • History of campus from the university’s resident expert in Colorado history, Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel, professor of history
    • Tour of the newly built Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center

The weekend celebration concluded with a colorful, create-your-own aspen tree souvenir during Masterpieces & Milkshakes, along with local craft beer at the Tivoli Brewing Co.

LynxFest event sign
More than 100 alumni, students and family members attended 2018 LynxFest.
Lynx Express golf cart
Getting around campus during LynxFest is easy, with a little help.
People eating at tables
LynxFest attendees dined together in the Tivoli Turnhalle.
Milo the CU Denver Lynx mascot
Milo the Lynx had some fun at his eponymous event on Family & Alumni Weekend.
Students, alumni and families worked together at the Stop & Serve activity to make blankets for the Visiting Nurses Association.
Painting in Tivoli Turnhalle
Alumni, students and families participated in a Masterpieces & Milkshakes painting activity.
Painting in Tivoli Turnhalle
Alumni, students and families created their own aspen tree souvenir paintings during Masterpieces & Milkshakes.