Homecoming 2016: Sept. 30-Oct. 1

From the parade to the Blugold Fever Fest, and football game in Carson Park, you won't want to miss UW-Eau Claire's annual Homecoming celebration. It's the largest alumni gathering of the year and celebrating UW-Eau Claire's Centennial!

What's on schedule:

Friday, Sept. 30

Golden Blugold Celebration
11:30 a.m. | Davies Center.

Hall of Fame Banquet
4:30 p.m. | Davies Center

Centennial Alumni Reception
4:30 p.m. | Davies Center
Cost $5.50 per person. Reception for alumni, alumni guests, and current and former faculty and staff of UW-Eau Claire to reconnect with one another, to reminisce, to watch pictures from the past, and to enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and Sodexo's famous sweets. Tickets should be purchased by Sept. 21 (a limited number of tickets will be available after the 21st).Tickets available online or at the UWEC Service Center, 715-836-4636 or 1-800-949-8932.

College of Business 50th Anniversary Bash
5-8 p.m. | Schneider Hall Reconnect with faculty and staff. Visit with your friends and classmates. Meet current students, as you take a stroll down memory lane with a tour of Schneider Hall.

Campus Ambassadors Alumni Reunion
7:30-10 p.m. | The Cabin | Davies Center. Join us for hors d’oeuvres and beverages as we share memories and our Blugold love! All alumni of the organization, as well as previous advisors, are invited to attend. Look for an invitation with further details in August. If you have any questions, please contact Abby Nygaard. Feel free to join the Facebook group “UWEC Alumni Campus Ambassadors” to stay up-to-date. *We will also be inviting all alumni and current Campus Ambassadors to walk in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10:00 a.m.

Varsity Night Live!
7 p.m. | Zorn Arena
Variety show featuring the talents of UW-Eau Claire students. To purchase tickets contact UW-Eau Claire Service Center.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Nursing Alumni Homecoming Walk
8 a.m. | Nursing Building.

10 a.m. | First Avenue

Blugold Fever Fest
11 a.m. | Carson Park
Join other alumni and the Blugold Marching Band at the pregame Fever Fest. Buy your lunch from Biggies and Bulls BBQ Food Truck, Davis Dogs or Gordo's Mexican, and revel in Blugold fun and camaraderie.

Football game
1 p.m. | Carson Park
Blugolds vs. UW-Stevens Point, Tickets can be purchased at Carson Park or in advance at the Blugold ticket office.
Halftime entertainment by the Blugold Marching Band.

The Fifth Quarter
4 p.m. | Carson Park
After the game, join the Mike Rambo Project band for a good time at the postgame party in the park! The food trucks return with great food and beverages for you to buy.

Group reunions/events:
The following groups are planning Homecoming 2016 reunions and events.

Nursing Alumni Homecoming Walk, Saturday, Oct. 1, 8-10 a.m., Nursing Building. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with the walk across and around campus beginning at 8 a.m. Continental breakfast and a door prize drawing will follow at 9 a.m. Details and registration form and Visit the Nursing Website for more information.

UW-Eau Claire Third West Towers 1977-1979, Saturday, Oct. 1, If you lived in Third West Towers from 1977-1979 and would like to see some old friends-please come to Homecoming in 2016! Several dorm mates already have plans to be there. For more information, contact Jean (Jeano) Szymanski. jski59@hotmail.com

UW-Eau Claire Swimming and Diving Alumni Day, Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m., McPhee Gym. More details soon!

UW-Eau Claire Volleyball Alumni Day, Volleyball matches at 2 and 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, McPhee Gym. Volleyball alumni reception will be at The Plaza from 8-12 p.m.

UW-Eau Claire Football Alumni Day, Tailgate party, 11 a.m. and game 1 p.m. at Carson Park, Eau Claire.

Recreation & Sports Facilities Department Employee Reunion Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. As former Recreation & Sport Facilities employees we appreciate the contributions each of you made to our department during your time at this university. Our hope is that you are able to attend some of the Homecoming festivities so that you can not only reconnect with former coworkers and supervisors from the department, but be properly recognized as a Recreation & Sport Facilities Alum! Our festivities will be part of Blugold Fever Fest at Carson Park. Questions: Jon Bollinger

McIntyre Library Centennial Reunion, Saturday, Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m., This year marks the 100th anniversary of our campus library. Join your friends as current and former staff and student assistants celebrate this milestone. Our festivities will be part of Blugold Fever Fest! Carson Park, Oak Pavilion.

UWEC Centennial Celebration Housing & Residence Life Saturday, Oct. 1, 3 p.m., Towers Commons. More details and to purchase tickets. Follow our Facebook event page: UWEC Housing Reunion Celebration

For more information
Check back to this page for additional Homecoming details as they are finalized. For more information about any of the Homecoming 2016 events, contact the alumni office.

View images from Homecomings past.


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