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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.

Homecoming | There's No Place Like Eau Claire

October 10th - 17th
Spirit Competition

Homecoming Information Session
Anyone participating in the Royalty Campaign must attend one session! All organizations participating in the Spirit Competition will receive points for attending one information session. These sessions are open to anyone interested in learning more about Homecoming events as well.

  • Thursday, September 30 at 6:00 pm on Teams
  • Monday, October 4 at 6:00 pm on Teams
  • Wednesday, October 6 at 6:00 pm on Teams

Spirit Competition Forms:
All forms are due Friday, Oct. 8 at 4:00 pm.

Window Painting
Royalty Candidate
Parade Float

Spirit Competition and event details can be found here: Homecoming Information and Rules
Event Schedule
Sunday, Oct. 10 

Window Painting | Davies Marketplace 12:00 pm 
Registered teams will window paint their best version of Blugold Spirit or rendition of the theme: There's No Place Like Eau Claire - on the north windows of Davies Center! 

Monday, Oct. 11

Royalty Campaigning Begins
Groups or student organizations supporting a candidate must complete the form in advance.
Medallion Hunt Begins
Each day the UAC Instagram (uwec.uac) will release one clue on the story until the Medallion is found!

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Blu's Fan Art Competition | UAC Instagram
Tag UAC in your Blu fan art for spirit points! Instagram story voting will take place later in the week.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Nature Calls Homecoming 5K, 1K or Stroll | 10:30am – 1:30pm
Meet at bottom of McPhee Stairs. Free T-shirts and Plants! No registration required!

When:                 October 13th between 10:30am – 1:30pm. *Show up anytime, no official start*
Where:                Meet at the bottom of the McPhee Stairs. The route is Putnam Trail, out and back.
Cost:                    FREE + you get a t-shirt
Why:                    Connecting with nature enhances mental health and well-being.
Who:                    Blugold Students! Employees can attend for a shirt but will not receive the giveaways.
Sponsored by The Student Wellness Committee

Campus Games | Campus Mall 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Teams compete in scooter races, water balloon toss, giant tick tack toe, back Pictionary and tugo-war! 

Rain site Ojibwe Ballroom

Thursday, Oct. 14

Royalty Voting Begins | Check your UWEC email for the survey link!
Voting will close Friday at 3:00 pm!

Friday, Oct. 15

Varsity Night Live ft. Tommy Ryman | 7:00 pm Zorn Arena

Come support the UWEC Dance Team, Innocent Men, Sad House Guest, and the Singing Statesmen kick off Homecoming weekend! This is also the event in which Alumni awards and Royalty will be announced. The featured act is Minneapolis-based comedian, Tommy Ryman. Ryman was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, and has a new special on Dry Bar Comedy!

You can purchase your tickets here! The student price is $3 before the day of the event and $5 the day of the event so don't wait to purchase!

Saturday, Oct. 16

Parade | 10:00 am W Grand Ave and First Ave
Groups participating in the spirit competition must complete the form in advance.

UWEC vs. UW-River Falls Football Game | 1:00 pm Carson Park
Free with Blugold ID

Sunday, Oct. 17

Adopt-a-Block | 1:00 pm Water Street Parking Lot
Students gather at the Water Street lot to assist in city-wide clean-up of post Homecoming events. Groups participating in the spirit competition must complete the form in advance.



Contact the University Activities Commission


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Homecoming Blugold Marching Band on the field
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