Homecoming

Blugolds coming home

Although the details change from year to year, the traditions of the UWEC Homecoming carry on, and we are reminded each fall why this place is so special. Blugolds old and new alike can be guaranteed a weekend of fun times and exciting events, along with a perfect dose of nostalgia.

"River Town Showdown"

UW- Eau Claire vs. UW- River Falls
October 7-13, 2019

Homecoming Week isn't just for alumni, it is the time of the year when current students go the extra mile to show their school spirit and celebrate the UW- Eau Claire community. Get ready to join the celebration!

Questions?
Contact the University Activities Commission 
uac@uwec.edu 

2019 WINNERS!!
Spirit Point Winners
#1: The Singing Statesmen
#2: Governors Hall
#3: Oakridge Hall

Parade Floats
#1: Waterski & Wakeboard Club
#2: 4th and Water
#3: Dance Team

Parade Non-Musical Marching Units
#1: SNEHA
#2: TV-10
#3: Men's Basketball

Office Decorating
Activities, Involvement & Leadership

Window Painting
Student Senate

Adopt-a-Block
#1: Governors Hall 
#2: Student Senate
#3: Student Athletic Training

 

Wednesday, September 25 | 7pm 
Woodland Theater, Davies 328
Join us to learn more about the different events that are happening during Homecoming. Come with your organization or res hall to learn how to apply for as a Royalty Candidate or sign up for different events. 

Wednesday, October 2 | 7pm
Woodland Theater, Davies 328
More detailed Homecoming information will be presented. Event applications and royalty applications are due at midnight. 

If your organization is interested in sponsoring a royalty candidate, please fill out this form by Friday, October 4. 

  • Each individual must have a sponsor organization that is willing to assume campaign responsibilities.​
  • Any campus group or organization may sponsor an organization. 
  • No cross campaigning; one candidate per organization. Candidates can not run with two different organization.
  • Candidates for royalty will run as individuals and will be voted as individuals​
  • Candidates must be UWEC students in good academic standing
  • Photos, bios and question answers will be displayed on the electronic bulletin boards in Davies and will be used for voting. 
  • Royalty Questions: What do you think qualifies you to be selected for the 2019 UW-Eau Claire Royalty?
    What does it mean to be Homecoming Royalty and how do you embody the Blugold Spirit?

CAMPAIGNING

  • Campaigning starts on Monday, October 7 at 11am- this includes posting on social media about your candidate. 
  • Campaign materials are allowed in residence halls as designated by the Hall Director (you are responsible for contacting the hall director).​
  • Campaign materials are NOT allowed in DAVIES, HILLTOP, CREST WELLNESS CENTER, or any ACADEMIC BUILDING.

Campaign Materials

  • Lawn Signs
    Signs can be no larger than 24”x24” and can only be posted using a wire stake. ​
    Each candidate can post up to 10 signs​
    Signs will be confiscated if rules are broken. ​
    Post: MONDAY, OCT. 7 at 11am​
    Remove: THURSDAY, OCT. 10 at 6pm​
    If you do not remove they will be taken by Facilities
  • Banners
    Banners will be the size of a twin XL bed sheet (no larger).​
    Each candidate can post 1 banner​
    Banners will be displayed starting at 11am on Monday, October 7 and taken down Saturday, October 12​
    Banners will be posted (randomly) and taken down by UAC Festivals Staff.​
    Banners are used to campaign for 1 candidate and must be appropriate.​
    The UAC Festivals committee will not post a banner if considered inappropriate.

ROYALTY CALENDAR (Required Royalty Events)
Monday, October 7 10:30am | Announce Royalty Candidates | Campus Mall
Wednesday, October 9 | 4pm | Campus Games | Campus Mall
Thursday, October 10 | 7pm | VNL Soundcheck | Zorn Arena
Friday, October 11 | 7pm | VNL | Zorn Arena
Saturday, October 12 | 10am | Parade
                                   1pm | Football Game 

When: Homecoming Week, October 7-13 (but you can start decorating on Friday, October 4)

Where: Your Office

Who: Any Campus Office

Why: Bragging rights and a catered lunch!

Details: 
Judges will review all registered offices on Thursday, October 10 between noon - 4 p.m. One award for Best Homecoming Spirit will be awarded. This will be the winner of the catered lunch. 

Offices will be judged on creativity, originality, construction, performance and/or utilization of this year's theme (River town Showdown). 

Office decorating can range from individual offices to front desk/reception areas to an entire office space. The winner will be announced at Varsity Night Live on Friday, October 11 and on this page. They will also be notified directly by the Homecoming committee. 

Register Now for the Office Decorating Competition!

Window Painting | 4pm 
Registered teams will window paint their best version of Blugold Spirit or rendition of the theme: Rivertown Showdown.

Register your team here

9am | Medallion Hunt | First Clue Posted on instagram: uwec.uac

11am-1pm | Homecoming Kickoff & Corn Roast | Central Campus Mall
In partnership with the GSRC & FreaQweek, come to the Campus Mall to learn everything that is going on for the week! Meet your Blugold Royalty! Pick up your FREE spirit giveaways, grab a free ear of roasted corn (while supplies last) and listen to some awesome music!

10:30am- Announcement of those running for Homecoming Royalty 
11-1pm- FREE CORN (while supplies last)
11-11:30am- Live Music: Sniffle Party (FreaQweek)
11:30-noon- Live Music: TeawhYB (FreaQweek)
Noon-1pm- Soren Staff from Them Coulee Boys

3pm | Window Painting Judging | Davies Windows

 

9am | Medallion Hunt | Clue #2 (found on instagram: uwec.uac)

Noon | Group Exercise | Grass next to Zorn (Recreation and Sport Facilities)
Join us for mid-week de-stressing with YOGA Sculpt on Garfield Ave next to the Chippewa River
Rainsite: Zorn Arena

9am | Medallion Hunt | Clue #3 (found on instagram: uwec.uac)

4pm | Campus Games | Lower Campus: Meet at the Stowe Family Fountain (rain site Zorn Arena)
Teams compete in scooter races, water balloon toss, giant tick tack toe, back Pictionary and tug-o-war!

Register your team here.

9am | Medallion Hunt | Clue #4 (found on instagram: uwec.uac)

9am | Online Voting for Homecoming Royalty
Blugold login required. Link is emailed to all students

Noon | Office Decorating Contest judging

7:30pm -10:30pm | Laser Tag | MOVED TO MCPHEE due to rain
Grab some friends and come enjoy a FREE fun-filled game of Laser Tag. Presented by Housing and Residence Life.

3pm | Online Voting for Homecoming Royalty closes

2pm | Blugold Soccer vs. UW-River Falls | Bollinger Field

7pm | Varsity Night Live Show | Zorn Arena 
Student talent show with MC _________
Formal announcement of Homecoming Royalty winners. winner of office decorating and who’s in the lead for spirit points!!

10am | UWEC Homecoming Parade | Lake St. to First Ave.
Sign up your group here!

11am | UWEC Blugold Tailgate Party | Carson Park

1:10pm | UWEC Blugold Football vs. UW-River Falls | Carson Park
Halftime – Introduce Hall of Fame inductees and 2019 Homecoming Royalty
Free shuttles to the game starting at 11am from Towers Hall

2pm | Blugold Soccer vs. Ripon College | Bollinger Field

1pm | Adopt-a-Block | Water St. Lot
Students gather at Water Street lot to assist in city-wide clean-up of post Homecoming events.

Sign up your organization to compete here

Alumni love to come back to campus to connect with friends and visit with favorite professors, and to enjoy time on their campus and in the wonderful Eau Claire community.

Jane Larson, alumni engagement coordinator

BMB magic

Homecoming Blugold Marching Band on the field
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