UW-Platteville to celebrate Homecoming

October 3, 2017
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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – On the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host its 2017 Homecoming celebration. As part of the annual tradition, the university will host numerous activities and ceremonies in honor of alumni, students, staff, faculty and the history of UW-Platteville.

Numerous student activities are happening throughout the entire week. Weekend homecoming festivities kick off at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 with the Thomas B. Lundeen Lecture Hall rededication and reception. The event will be held in Room 103, Doudna Hall. Shortly following the rededication is the University Awards and Recognition Ceremony in the Center for the Arts at 4:30 p.m. During this ceremony, the Alumni Association and the three colleges will present awards to distinguished and outstanding alumni and faculty.

The celebration continues on Saturday, Oct. 14 with the Homecoming Hustle, held in memory of UW-Platteville alumni Kirk U’ren and Jennifer Steiner. This event features a Runners’ 5K, Walkers’ 3K and Half-Pint Hustle for children. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. at the outdoor track by Williams Fieldhouse and participants can register at the door. For more information or to register in advance, visit http://bit.ly/2uS47Tq.

At 9 a.m., the Alumni Association Homecoming parade tent will begin serving complimentary cider, hot chocolate, coffee and donuts at 385 West Main Street. The Homecoming parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Main Street. Following the parade will be the Alumni Luncheon at 11 a.m. in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall. Alumni are invited to come back to campus to enjoy lunch while meeting with former professors, classmates and friends. Live music will be provided by the Wundo’s Band and other activities will be provided for the entire family.

Catch kickoff of the Homecoming football game at 2 p.m. in Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium. The 10th-ranked Pioneers will take on the UW-Oshkosh Titans, reigning NCAA Division III runner-ups. In addition, Marching Pioneers alumni are invited to participate in the game’s halftime show. Participants are asked to supply their own instrument and lyre and contact Matthew Gregg at greggm@uwplatt.edu by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9. There will be a mandatory rehearsal at the track facility at 11 a.m. on Homecoming day.

UW-Platteville’s Homecoming celebration will conclude at 9 p.m. with one of the most anticipated events, the lighting of the “M.” Attendees can begin gathering for the event at 8 p.m. at 6935 Moundview Road.  For more information about Homecoming, visit www.uwplatt.edu/cpr/homecoming.

Written by: Amanda Bertolozzi, Writer/Editor, Communications, 608-342-7121, bertolozzia@uwplatt.edu

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