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Homecoming 2016 schedule of student events

| Alison Wagener

Happy Homecoming week 2016, Blugolds! Not only is it the most exciting week of the school year, this year's homecoming will be special as we celebrate our centennial at the same time.

Don’t worry — we know we’re getting old, but we still know how to have fun!

Homecoming weekend is this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. The homecoming parade and football game against UW-Stevens Point is on Saturday. But for the next five days, we’ll be gearing up with giant games, crazy competitions, and a whole lot of Blugold spirit.

This year's theme is "All Bark, No Bite: Blugolds Unite!"

A 2016 homecoming button is required for participation in all games and competitions. Buttons are available at the Service Center entrance of Davies Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. all week and at any homecoming event for just $1.

Homecoming week schedule of events

Monday, Sept. 26

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The Singing Statesmen really stuck together on Campus Games Day during Homecoming 2015

3 p.m. - Window painting judging, Davies Center, northeast windows in dining area

Tuesday, Sept. 27

4-5 p.m. - Sand sculpture competition (weather permitting), behind Putnam Hall, bring your own supplies

Wednesday, Sept. 28

4-4:45 p.m. - Campus Games – Day 1, Zorn west lawn

  • 4 p.m. - Three-legged race
  • 4:15 p.m. - Toilet paper roll
  • 4:30 p.m. - Water balloon toss
  • 4:45 p.m. - Human knot
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    The Blugold Marching Band performing during the 2015 Homecoming parade

6:45-7 p.m. - Snake Dance, all participants meet at the base of the hill at 6:45 p.m.

7 p.m. - Yell-Like-Hell competition & pep rally, Zorn Arena

Thursday, Sept. 29

9 a.m. - Homecoming royalty voting starts, link to vote is emailed to all UW-Eau Claire students

4-5:45 p.m. - Campus Games – Day 2, Towers Field

  • 4:05 p.m. – Tug-o-War
  • 4:45 p.m. – Human pyramid
  • 5:15 p.m. – Obstacle relay
  • 5:45 p.m. – Tricycle race
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UW-Eau Claire's Cheer and Stunt team had a head up on the competition at Yell Like Hell during Homecoming 2015.

6-11 p.m. - Can-struction competition, Student Organizations and Leadership Center (Davies 220), all donations will go to the Campus Harvest Food Pantry

Friday, Sept. 30

3 p.m. - Homecoming royalty voting ends

7 p.m. - Varsity Night Live, Zorn Arena

  • Act 1: Jazz 1, Innocent Men, Bottle Neck Brass Band, Callisto, Boats and Bridges and Hwa Rang Do/ Tae Soo Do 
  • Act 2: The Singing Statesmen, Fifth Element, Audacious, BMB Drumline and Homecoming Royalty announcement and coronation
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2015 Homecoming royalty Rachel Iaquinta and Pete Winslow

Saturday, Oct. 1

10 a.m. - Homecoming Parade, route starts at Lake Street and Oxford Avenue and ends at First Avenue and Water Street

11 a.m. - Homecoming shuttle will run from Towers Hall to Carson Park and from Second Avenue to Carson Park from 11 a.m. until 30 minutes after the game

1 p.m. - Homecoming football game against UW-Stevens Point Pointers, Carson Park

Sunday, Oct. 2

1 p.m. - Adopt-a-Block Competition, Water Street parking lot

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Happy Homecoming 2016, Blugolds! Be sure to share all your Homecoming memories with us by using #UWEC!