Dear UW-Eau Claire students,
Happy Homecoming week!
Homecoming is one of my favorite times of the year. From the new traditions started among our current students to the longstanding ones celebrated by our many alumni — I love seeing so many proud Blugolds!
I hope you've been joining in the fun, and if you haven't caught an event yet, don't miss tonight's Varsity Night Live (always a great show!) and Saturday morning's parade along First Avenue. Then be sure to catch the free shuttle to beautiful Carson Park for the "Battle of the Birds" — the Blugolds vs. the UW-River Falls Falcons. And don't forget, our outstanding Blugold Marching band will work their magic at halftime. See the full Homecoming events schedule.
The fun is out there online as well! Catch me on Twitter at @ChancellorJim and share your Blugold Homecoming spirit. Remember our Homecoming hashtag, #uwechc.
As I like to remind students every year, during all the excitement of Homecoming, remember: Blugolds watch out for one another. Don't hesitate to speak up or intervene when someone's behavior puts them, you or your friends at risk. Be smart and be safe.
So have a great weekend celebrating all that is good about UW-Eau Claire in ways that make all of us proud. Go Blugolds!