UW-Platteville to celebrate Homecoming week

Marching Pioneers

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will start Homecoming week on Sunday, Oct. 9, with celebrations ending at the lighting of the “M” on Saturday, Oct. 15. This year’s theme is “Haunted Homecoming.” The week will be filled with student activities, athletic events, alumni reunions and Pioneer pride.

The first student event will be a kickball tournament on Oct. 9 at East Turf Practice Field from 1-4 p.m. Other campus events will include a banner ceremony and team trivia, tug of war, house decorations, yell night and coronation. Yell night will take place on Oct. 14 as the UW-Platteville women’s volleyball team hosts UW-La Crosse. The match starts at 7 p.m. at Bo Ryan Court.

The Homecoming parade will take place on Oct. 15 starting on Main Street at 10 a.m. Alumni and friends can gather and share their favorite UW-Platteville memories at the alumni Homecoming parade tent from 9-11 a.m. Following the parade, the alumni luncheon will be held at the south patio outside Ullsvik Hall. 

The UW-Platteville football team will host UW-River Falls for the annual Homecoming game at Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium; kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Homecoming week will conclude at 9 p.m. with the lighting of the “M” and fireworks.

The deadline to register for the parade and all student events is Oct. 1. For more information and a complete list of events, visit www.uwplatt.edu/homecoming.