UW-Platteville to celebrate Homecoming

Written by Ruth Wendlandt on Fri, 10/04/2019 - 08:02 |

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will be celebrating Homecoming week from Oct. 13-19 with the theme, “Pioneering Music through the Years.” The annual tradition welcomes back alumni while honoring the university. Throughout the week several activities will take place across campus for students, faculty, staff and community members.

Homecoming kicks off with a week-long social media contest where students can share their pictures using the hashtag #UWPHC19 to earn points for their organizations. The competition ends at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Other weekday events include a banner ceremony, trivia contest, tug of war, a variety show, house decorations and yell night – which takes place at the UW-Platteville volleyball game against Simpson College. For a complete list of scheduled events visit the Homecoming website.

On Friday, UW-Platteville will recognize its Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients from the three colleges and the Alumni Association. The University Awards Ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.

The Homecoming parade will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. on Main Street. Alumni can catch up with former classmates, professors and watch the parade at the Alumni Association parade tent, where they can enjoy hot chocolate, cider, coffee and donuts. Following the parade, alumni and their families can enjoy lunch, live music and other activities at the Alumni Association Luncheon.

The UW-Platteville football team will host UW-Stout for the annual Homecoming game. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium and will mark the 90th homecoming game for the Pioneers.

The Homecoming celebration will conclude at 9 p.m. with lighting of the “M”, fireworks and music from the Marching Pioneers. Attendees can start gathering for the event at 8 p.m. at Platte Mound. For more information on Homecoming, visit campus.uwplatt.edu/homecoming.