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Where the Sagebrush Grows: A History of USU Homecoming Traditions

September Digital Exhibit Spotlight: Where the Sagebrush Grows

Beginning with alumni reunions, USU has a long tradition of inviting graduates back home to campus. Customary homecoming celebrations began on college campuses in America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Festivities included banquets, dances, parades, and most of all, football games. The first Homecoming celebration at Utah State was held in 1930 and, except for 1943, has been an annual tradition ever since. The Where the Sagebrush Grows: A History of USU Homecoming Traditions digital exhibit explores some of the traditions and history surrounding homecoming at USU.

Want more? Check out the Where the Sagebrush Grows exhibition installation in the Merrill-Cazier Library lobby.