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Request Rowdy for Your Next Event

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Would you like Rowdy to participate in your on-campus event? Our office will be taking requests for Rowdy to appear at university, department, and student organization events. There is no better way to show Roadrunner spirit than to have our beloved Rowdy interacting with your audience.

You can book Rowdy by emailing [email protected].

Rowdy’s friendly façade is perfect for close encounters with students, where a rallying icon is needed. Rowdy is able to interact with guests, pull silly pranks, dress appropriately for the event (e.g. wearing his MSU Denver jersey or t-shirt) and be a comic relief for the guests and program directors.

When Rowdy is at an outdoor or indoor event, a handler is needed because the mascot needs to take frequent breaks to avoid overheating and exhaustion. When necessary, we will also provide Rowdy’s handler.

Important FAQs for Rowdy

MSU Denver Mascot History: From Mustang to Roadrunner

The evolution of rowdy the mascot.

When MSU Denver was founded, the mustang was chosen as its mascot. However, since the students had to run between numerous buildings scattered across downtown Denver to get to their classes, they took a vote and decided the roadrunner would be a more appropriate and meaningful mascot in 1974.

Over the ensuing decades, the roadrunner, later named Rowdy, went through a number of makeovers until its most recent incarnation in 2010.