The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will celebrate Homecoming the week of Oct. 1-7. With the theme “Pete’s Road Trip,” the celebration offers a week of favorite traditions for students and alumni.
The week kicks off on Sunday, Oct. 1 with a student volleyball tournament. Student traditions continue throughout the week, including the banner ceremony on Tuesday, tug of war on Wednesday and house decorations on Thursday. The Yell Night and Homecoming royalty coronation will take place Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. on Bo Ryan Court, Williams Fieldhouse, where the UW-Platteville women’s volleyball team will take on UW-River Falls.
On Friday at 5 p.m., outstanding alumni will be honored for their achievements during the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony. The event will be held in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall.
The Homecoming parade down Main Street begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. Alumni and friends are invited to the Alumni Homecoming Hospitality Tent, at 385 West Main Street, beginning at 9 a.m. Following the parade, a Homecoming luncheon will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the South Patio of Ullsvik Hall.
Saturday’s events continue with the Pioneer football team taking on UW-Stevens Point at 1 p.m. in Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium. Homecoming week will wrap up with the traditional lighting of the “M” and fireworks at the Platte Mound at dusk.
The deadline to register for the Homecoming parade is Friday, Sept. 29. For more information and a complete list of events, visit www.uwplatt.edu/homecoming.