‘Game On’: UW-Platteville to welcome back in-person Homecoming celebrations

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will celebrate Homecoming week from Oct. 17-23. After celebrating Homecoming virtually last year, in-person celebrations will return this year, with the 2021 theme “Game On.” The university will host several activities throughout the week for students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members.

Two events leading up to the official Homecoming week will kick off the celebration. Oct. 14 marks the sixth annual Pioneers Day of Giving, a day focused on fundraising to support student success in all its forms. Chancellor Dennis J. Shields will host a virtual Homecoming kickoff, featuring updates from the university leadership team, on Oct. 15.

Numerous events will be taking place during the week, including women’s soccer against North Park, volleyball against UW-Whitewater and men’s soccer against Luther College. UW-Platteville and the Platteville Regional Chamber will celebrate the accomplishments of both organizations at a Homecoming chamber breakfast. The UW-Platteville Alumni Association will host an awards ceremony to honor both the 2020 and 2021 alumni award winners. There will also be a number of events and contests for UW-Platteville students.

The Homecoming parade will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. on Main Street. Following the parade, the UW-Platteville Alumni Association will be hosting a Homecoming luncheon tailgate at 11 a.m. on the South patio of Ullsvik Hall (weather permitting), so that attendees can get ready to cheer on the Pioneer football team while enjoying music and connecting with alumni and friends.

The Homecoming football game against UW-Stevens Point will begin at 2 p.m. at Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium with a halftime performance by the Marching Pioneers. Homecoming celebrations will conclude at 9 p.m. with the lighting of the “M” and fireworks.

For more information and a complete list of events, visit https://www.uwplatt.edu/homecoming.