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