UWP Homecoming Events for 2002

October 1, 2002

PLATTEVILLE-Lung and muscle power are called for as the University of Wisconsin-Platteville homecoming festivities, now in its second day, rev up.

Today (Tuesday, Oct. 1)

The annual tug-of-war is set for 3 p.m. on the driving range near the physical plant, with 22 teams participating. The weather forecast calls for rain, so it may be a muddy event. This probably won't deter these staunch competitors, who compete to see who can pull the other team into a muddy water hole.

Tonight at 7 p.m. a variety show with numerous student organizations and groups performing skits and music, along with impromptu feats of daring will be held in the Center for the Arts.

Today's dress-up scheme is "Oscar Day," in keeping with UWP's homecoming theme, "UWP Goes Hollywood." Students are invited to wear anything gold except jewelry.

Homecoming court voting continues from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today in Glenview Commons and Wednesday 11 a,m. to 2 p.m. in the Pioneer Crossing in the new Pioneer Student Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Wednesday's events include the gold bar relay - a 1.8-mile loop run by a four-person team - which will begin at 3 p.m. at the south entrance of Doudna Hall. All participants will receive t-shirts.

A challenge to lung power - the annual yell like hell contest is at 6:45 p.m. in the Williams Fieldhouse. Groups compete for cheering volume at the Pioneers' home volleyball game against Beloit College.

Students can dress up as Godzilla, Tarzan or R2D2 on dress-up day tomorrow, Movie Star Day."

Yell-like-hell. 6:45 pm

Williams Fieldhouse (UWP Women's Volleyball game)

Groups compete to be the loudest cheerers for this event.

Oct 3rd Outhouse Races 5pm

In front of Doudna Hall

Contestants vie to be the fastest to complete the course while occupying an Outhouse.


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